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  1. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    Season 11 Broadcast Funding

    I'm not sure if an official statement has been made, but, my bosses at GSRC have told me to clear my personal schedule in the AOR time slot soooo..... "Gather up your chickens".
  2. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    AOR Formula Renault 2.0 Championship S10 - Round 4: Phillip Island

    Road Atlanta Replays.... sorry we did not get the big one lap one. We hate to pull away from the action early on and then never went back to it. Sean's getting more comfortable with the magic of the replay, they will be coming more and more. Keep in mind, GSRC's points are going to look very...
  3. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    GSRC: Broadcast - Info, Suggestions & Comments - Season 10

    Points Chart In previous seasons, GSRC was given a link to the master score sheet. It showed not the finishing position, but the actual points awarded to each driver, with a tab for each race result. Does such a page exist for Season 10,and if so, could I have the link?
  4. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    GSRC: Broadcast - Info, Suggestions & Comments - Season 10

    ---Sean is relatively new to directing. Finding replays is half science, half artform. So not to miss too much live action, (oval races with yellow flags are soooo much easier) relays must be rewound quickly, to the right time, and shown quick. ---As Sean gets more comfortable (and it won't take...
  5. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    GSRC: Broadcast - Info, Suggestions & Comments - Season 10

    Four post-Suzuka thoughts 1. Doing a single 60 minute race is a completely different animal than covering the craziness of a typical double header. We probably spent more time focusing on battles outside the top ten than inside. Those extra 20 minutes affords time to cover a larger percentage...
  6. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    A Thought About How Penalties Are Appied

    Follow up thought on the above. In hindsight, the above post might be a case of, "Soup, stay in your lane. You do the commentary, we'll handle the rules". Carry on.
  7. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    A Thought About How Penalties Are Appied

    As a math-type guy I wanted to point out that when a series has dropped races, how Penalties are applied matter. Take the case of Josh Lad being DQed from a feature race for crossing the white line. No feature points means there is a good chance this race will be dropped, meaning the penalty...
  8. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    GSRC: Broadcast - Info, Suggestions & Comments - Season 10

    Is there something I am missing regarding announce penalties? I read the "Round-Up" for the Ring and did NOT see any mention of Thompsons penalty. That would have been a talking point before the sprint race, instead of one commentator (me) telling the viewers Thompson is the favorite for the...
  9. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    GSRC: Broadcast - Info, Suggestions & Comments - Season 10

    The issue of the lagging cars at the start is above my pay grade at GSRC. Rest assured this commentator shares your frustration. I know that the issue is a top priority at GSRC (the very top) and steps are being taken to solve the problem. I will pass your concerns along to the GSRC staff.
  10. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    GSRC: Broadcast - Info, Suggestions & Comments - Season 10

    Thanks for the reminder. Force of habit. So if there is no pit window, is there a limit to when a driver must pit. If a driver's pit box is before the finish line, could he/she pit with the white flag waving, change tires, and take the checkered flag from pit lane?
  11. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    GSRC: Broadcast - Info, Suggestions & Comments - Season 10

    Matteo, Thanks, that will help a lot. Maybe if the AOR officials see this they could go into the iRacing league section and change Matteo's name to read better Thanks
  12. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    GSRC: Broadcast - Info, Suggestions & Comments - Season 10

    Stewart, I did not see this until after the broadcast, but yeah, this helps. A few quesitons. Q1: How do you pronounce you last name? I'm like going with MILL-knee, but my partner likes Miln. Q2: From a man with the nickname of "Soup" is it okay if I call you "Stew"?
  13. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    GSRC: Broadcast - Info, Suggestions & Comments - Season 10

    Because the viewers get glassy-eyed with too much info, GSRC will only cover the OVERALL DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP and the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP in the pre-race show. We will try to mention during the race the drivers doing well in Tier 2 and 3. We will bring back the "Best on the Day" feature. A...
  14. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    GSRC: Broadcast - Info, Suggestions & Comments - Season 10

    Drop Races for the broadcast will be shown this way. I strongly believe in this method listed below that accounts for dropped weeks early. I know most series do not take drop weeks into account until the final few races, but using only the raw numbers tells a false story. A hot driver who...
  15. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    GSRC: Broadcast - Info, Suggestions & Comments - Season 10

    GSRC is always trying to give each series we broadcast the special attention each deserves. After watching our work, if you have any suggestions or comments please let us know, either in this forum thread or by e-mail to Sean and myself. [email protected] [email protected] Also...
  16. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    Broadcast and donations?

    Wow! This is like finding out your wife is pregnant by reading it in the news paper. A quick check with my bosses at GSRC, and they confirmed, Soup and Crackers ride the plains of AOR again. Happy to be back. Sean and I will do our best to keep all pop culture references from this century...
  17. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    Race Broadcasting feedback/suggestions/comments

    Hey guys and gals, I miss calling you all on the track. Just wanted to let you know the Absolute Beginners League has switched to the Formula Renault for the upcoming season. They race alternate Sunday nights (Europe). A friendly group but some good speed up front. I'll be in the broadcast...
  18. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    Race Broadcasting feedback/suggestions/comments

    After being in the GSRC booth for this series for so many seasons, you become a fan. Not having this series broadcasted would be a sin. I stopped in to catch up on how season 9 was going and became excited to see it was being broadcasted, and then, after watching the broadcast, relieved to see...
  19. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    AOR Formula Renault 2.0 S8 - Suggestions/Feedback

    Here are thoughts from a broadcaster perspective. And remember, my opinions are solely based on what makes for a more dramatic broadcast. (and hopefully, GSRC is asked to return for another season) FORMAT: FEATURE AND SPRINT RACES ---It is perfect. Don't touch it. I understand how fast...
  20. Bill "Soup" Zahn - GSRC

    AOR Formula Renault 2.0 Championship S8 - Round 8: Interlagos

    Yep, Sara pretty cool. She is really the only AOR driver that races in other series GSRC covers. This is common for most of our series, but you AOR guys are very shy. GSRC broadcast several time slot friendly series for you Europeans. Saturday we have the Lotus 49s, Kamel, MX5 World Tour...