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Post by gwoodard41 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:37 pm

This is essentially a follow the leader thread. I'll start at the round of Indianapolis (2012). This will be a Lycoia General and a TIMmy press release thread. If your team/driver uses Lycoia or are the owner of a series, you can post here too.

Lycoia falters at Indianapolis, only securing 2 out of many possible entries for the main race.

Even with several teams piloting Lycoias, only two drivers made it into the main race for the 2012 Round of Indianapolis. Greg Woodard and Archer Harris, who both were driving separate models, both made it past the main qualifying race. Ryan Griffin however fell out of contention early in the going. Woodard, who drives the 41 Interceptor will be moving to the Phoenix Performance livery that Sarah Xavier was supposed to drive. Harris is a TM Lights regular who brought on his TM Lights sponsor for the race. Officials at LM RnD hope that the two decide not to run over each other and that both get a good finishing position.

Lycoia Interceptor to full time status in 2013? Also, a redesigned Brute to return?

The Interceptor is rumored to be redesigned and will go with whatever team Greg Woodard goes to. Also, the Brute is slated to return as an Independent's Trophy chassis. Lycoia has confirmed that they will provide a bodykit for ARLA come 2013. Word has it that it may be modified slightly from the previews.

Terra International to return in 2013, however, they may remain an Independent's Trophy team.

With the rumors that Woodard may leave the team in 2013, the team has looked far and wide for potential talent that they could develop. With many drivers possibly not being locked in for rides next year, it seems that Terra International Motorsports has plenty to pick from. However, major factors, such as funding and talent, may come into play when selecting possible candidates for a ride.

It seems that Nick Dawson and Ike Durbin are currently on the top of the list. However, the team plans to apply to have two slots on the grid for 2013. It is unknown what sponsors will be with the team in 2013.


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Post by navycook75 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:51 pm

Leckliter to stick with Lycoia in 2013

After a somewhat successful 2012 season for Leckliter in the TM Master Cup Series, Leckliter's move to Lycoia seems to now be a better idea than most thought. Despite a 20th and 21st place finishes at Road Atlanta and Carbondale, Leckliter showed some massive speed to obtain two fifth place finishes at Michigan and Quincy.

"I don't see why I SHOULDN'T leave Lycoia, these guys have shown some massive speed, even on the short tracks."
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Post by JMac525 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:02 pm

Big Mac Racing to Stay with Lycoia

Big Mac Racing unsurprisingly would like to stay with Lycoia for the 2013 TMMC. Their driver Tom Moore finished 2nd twice, at the Rounds of Michigan and Ohio respectively, and led several laps at Quincy before being involved in an accident. Overall, it was a very successful season. The team currently leads the Independent's Trophy Standings. Owner Thomas Mac said, "We would love to run the Lycoia again next year. The company has made us some lightning fast cars for us, and we'd love to have them back."
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Re: Lycoia and Company Press Releases

Post by gwoodard41 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:53 pm

Will the ASCC see Black and Blue in 2013?

Lycoia Motors is currently in talks with ASCC officials to try and allow the Interceptor to be used by teams next year. However, any news about how the talks go won't be revealed until later in the year.

Leckliter Racing and Big Mac Racing given tokens of gratitude for remaining with Lycoia in 2013.

The company commented that they were excited that the two Independent's Trophy teams were remaining with Lycoia in 2013. The company sent the owners of the teams a large amount of cash for future operations and a certificate for a free vehicle of their choosing.

"Our loyalty program is a very large thank you to those who stick by us through the bitter end." Lycoia representative Gary Wilson wrote on the company's facebook page. "We're glad that they were satisfied with the equipment they were given and we hope that others will join us here at Lycoia."

Terra International Motorsports, then known as Patriot Racing, being the factory team, has been in the loyalty program since it was first introduced back in the 80's. Woodard and the rest of the team have benefited from the program.

ARLA to see Lycoia in 2013.

It's probably one of the worst kept secrets, but Lycoia and ARLA officials are hammering out the last details to include Lycoia in the series. Lycoia has confirmed that a body kit and engine package has been in development for the 2013 season. "We were unable to get the Brute in due to the new regulations, however, the Interceptor will be the base coming into 2013." There are rumors that along with Terra International, that several other teams will run the Lycoia bodykit. Said teams include non other than Allie Riggs Racing. When asked to comment about that rumor, the company merely stated that they [Lycoia] will ensure that they [Allie Riggs Racing] will know that they will have compensate the company for any cars they wreck on purpose. "They and other teams pretty much lease the cars from us. They keep them for free unless they wreck them on purpose. Then they have to pay half the original build cost. Technically it's a win-win for all involved. We earn enough from normal sales and sponsorship deals around the world, so it's a minor setback if we have to build new chassis on a regular basis."

OOC: I told Ceej about the system the company uses, it's technically cheaper than building or buying a chassis directly from the company. Hence why mechanical failures are covered by the company... if and when they happen. While ARLA, ASCC/RROL, and the TM Lights have a half original build cost compensation for wrecked cars, the TMMC level operations require a full original build cost compensation if the wreck is the team's fault. Of course if the wreck isn't the team's fault, Lycoia sends a lawyer to ensure compensation is met from those who was at fault. Mechanical failures are still covered by Lycoia due to the program. Hence why Lycoia love to keep cars powerful but reliable.
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Post by gwoodard41 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:38 pm

Lycoia marks 1 year anniversary through a show of fireworks... and not the good kind.

It seems that Greg Woodard, the main man for Lycoia in the TMMC, was on a mission to 'assert' himself as a hotshot driver. The only problem? Acting like a hotshot will not earn you any friends or a good finishing position. Woodard, who was driving the Phoenix Performance livery during the race used the rather nice looking car as a battering ram and caused an incident coming back to the line for the first caution. He then caused the second incident with Patrick Eichholtz for no apparent reason.

Woodard apologized over and over again to the teams and officials, even offering to pay for damages himself. The team of course stated they would back Woodard's endeavor to redeem himself through any means necessary.

Archer Harris, on the other hand, had a pretty quiet race and finished off the lead lap.

UPDATE: It appears that Woodard may not have been attempting to wreck anyone on purpose but that Woodard suffered a right front tire blowing up/going down as he was shifting down (which slowing down considerably on a bad tire can lead the vehicle in question to 'dig in' and go any specific direction) and there may have been damage to the steering control system and right front wheel assembly, currently, a piece by piece inspection is currently underway to determine if the second incident was caused by the damaged steering system and front wheel locking up forcing Woodard's car to go up into Patrick Eichholtz's car.

More details pending.
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Post by gwoodard41 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:52 am

With the season ending, who will win the Independent's Trophy?

It seems that across the TMMC fanbase, there is a rivalry of sorts between two manufacturers that no one expected: Lycoia and Omecha. The two currently field teams in the TM Master Cup.

With Tom Moore, the driver of the #52 GameStop Lycoia Brute nearly locking up the points lead in the ITC, there is really one driver that could topple him and Lycoia from the top of the charts: Danny Savin in the #81 Quaker State Omecha. While it's an unofficial but friendly rivalry, it's been predicted that whoever wins will be accused of cheating or rigging the odds in their favor... there is only one problem though.

Tom Moore is done with his ITC run for the year while Savin has one more race left at British Columbia. If he does well enough, he may take the ITC and give Omecha bragging rights until the end of the 2013 season. The only shot at the ITC for Lycoia sits with Savin wrecking or blowing up... or finishing so far in the back that he stands no chance of earning too many points. Rumors are that Lycoia may... 'nudge' Greg Woodard to hold up Savin at all costs.

If this is to come about, Woodard will most likely ignore the orders due to him not trying to be a jerkface steve when it comes to racing against other people.

Only time will tell if Savin is able to pull off a miracle and top Lycoia off the top or Lycoia will win it's first ever Independent's Trophy in it's first attempt at it.

Lycoia confirmed to give Power Steering Incorporated Factory team status?!

With Woodard confirmed all but 'officially' to head to PSI for the 2013 season with the Interceptor. It seems that Lycoia has made it's determination to name PSI the factory team for the TM Master Cup operations, however, Lycoia will most likely retain Factory Team status for Terra International Motorsports for it's TM Lights and ARLA operations. That's if PSI doesn't go to Lycoia for the TM Lights or ARLA anyway.

With Lycoia attempting to squeeze into the ASCC, will Patriot Racing be back?

It seems that Terra International Motorsport's old domestic division may be returning if Lycoia can find a way of adding itself among the ASCC manufacturers. In case no one knows, Patriot Racing was the ARLA division's name in 2011. With the ASCC gaining popularity and the Interceptor going into the TMMC full time in 2013. It was rather a simple thought to create a ASCC variant of the chassis. With the Halcyon not making the cut, it seems that Interceptor may be the key they need to get into the action.

It is not yet known who will drive the cars if the team or Lycoia are allowed into the ASCC. Former team driver Calvin Hobbes, who drives the Nikon Lenard, was supportive of the possible venture.

And speaking of Lenard...

There appear to be some sort of rumor going around about Lenard wanting to acquire Lycoia or the other way around for some sort of merger... I know I haven't heard of anything plausible or any evidence to support this rumor. I'm only mentioning it because of the relevance to the last article.
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Re: Lycoia and Company Press Releases

Post by gwoodard41 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:20 am

PSI confirms Lycoia for 2013!

In a recent article published on the PSI news site, PSI owner William Power stated he was 'all in' for Lycoia come 2013. Lycoia RnD Head William Monroe was pleased with this and told those who were watching the Lycoia news feed:

"This is an awesome opportunity for Lycoia to expand into the full time ring, we will ensure that we will put as much effort into building the best cars that we can. Now that PSI has confirmed us for 2013, we have invited them for testing at Decatur Raceway after the final race of 2012 is completed there." He continued, "Hopefully we will get the car's setup correct so we can be up at the front instead of running with the Tutinos."

Here is the article in question:

PSI Goes "All In" With Lycoia
PSI owner William Power made the announcement today that Power Steering Incorporated will be switching all of their operations over to Lycoias for 2013. "I've made the decision to go "all in" with Lycoia with every series that PSI competes in. It's a no-brainer for us at this point. Lycoia really gave us a sweet deal and this is our way of saying thank you to them. I anticipate all of our PSI entrants to be not only competitive, but formidable next season with Lycoia's support. It's something we haven't really had in the past and we're looking forward to this new experience. Now that we've got this issue settled, we can concentrate on the business at hand-- winning races!"

Welcome to the Lycoia family, we hope you are pleased with the equipment we will supply in the future.
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Re: Lycoia and Company Press Releases

Post by gwoodard41 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:35 pm

The deal is set for Lycoia to be part of something bigger.

When Lycoia raced into the TM Master Cup scene in 2011, it seems only coincidental that Lenard decided to close it's TM Master Cup operations at the end of 2011. With the subsequent folding of it's subsidiaries Sellick and Fortner, investors and Lenard fans alike wondered what the heck Lenard was thinking. It turns out Lycoia and Lenard were planning something major. Lenard merely needed to make 'room' for what was yet to come.

The story goes that rumors started to spread that Lenard sought interest in Lycoia for a possible merger. While no one on either side would confirm anything, silly season was just chalk full of rumors about it. Things got really interesting when Lycoia suddenly brought in the Interceptor, which people theorized was a rebaged Lenard prototype chassis that never saw the track. With the Interceptor labeled an 'R&D' chassis, it only added fuel to the fire. Lycoia did indeed have a street model named the Guardian in Europe that was the basis of the Interceptor's design, but it still wasn't enough to quell the rumors. The 2013 Brute, which is slated to be designed off of the 2012 Interceptor's designs, is essentially a rebaged Lenard R20 Prototype. The 2013 Interceptor however is actually based off of Lycoia's own designs and is not part of the so called 'joint' project.

However, as the season continued to progress, Lycoia and Lenard were literally hammering out the final details of the merger. It seems that both companies have come to a consensus that Lenard would not interfere with Lycoia's operations unless something was cutting into the profit margin. Lycoia and it's subsidiaries wouldn't have to change anything except they were now under the so called 'wings' of Lenard. This deal also gives Lenard access to Lycoia's highly rated engine program that allowed Lycoia to even get into the field at Indianapolis in 2011. However, Lycoia is slated to retain majority control of it's assets to ensure that it retains its capability to make decisions. With Lycoia joining up with Lenard, Lenard has a legitimate line of cars to compete with Juneau, Inglesby's current 'luxury' line. Lycoia was apparently rated or compared to a sports or luxury line by Shift magazine. This was also yet another reason why Lenard took an interest in Lycoia.

This deal will most likely come under fire from Lenard's primary competitors Saar and Inglesby as a violation of anti-trust laws. However, Lycoia officials will not say that it is a buyout as Lycoia wasn't cashstrapped or lacking resources, but it was a mutual merger where both organizations didn't have to pay for either side's resources. Lycoia is slated to be fully integrated by 2013. This deal will not affect current or even new operations in any racing organization Lycoia or Lenard are currently involved in. It seems that the deal will not undercut Lycoia's operations or workforce.

Whatever the future holds for the two companies, nobody really knows. Only time will tell how things will happen. It is expected however for the announcement to be made shortly before the 2012 Round of Brazil.
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Re: Lycoia and Company Press Releases

Post by gwoodard41 on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:37 pm

Is V8 Champ Car a viable option for Lycoia? Some fans think so.

It seems with the growing popularity of Lycoia and the recent acquisition of the brand by Lenard has led the company to another venue: V8 Champ Car. While Lycoia is supplying engines and chassis to many other series, it seems that at least a good amount Champ Car fans have petitioned Lycoia to at least look into V8 Champ Car.

"It seems to be a good option, but we need to look into the viability of it before we commit. We don't even know if any teams are willing to use Lycoia at all." Harriet Sparson told reporters, "If we are approached by anyone from the V8 Champ Car series, we'll consider the series."

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Post by gwoodard41 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:35 pm

Is there a possible muscle or super car in the works?

While Lycoia currently has the Crusader, a sports coupe, and the Sentinel/Guardian, a sports sedan. It seems that Lycoia may be digging up something from the past that hasn't been made since 1973. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Lycoia is bringing back it's answer to the muscle car phenomenon that hit the states in the 60's. It is not known if they'll keep the original name of Maverick or they will go to another model name. More details to come about in the near future.

From what we know, this project is separate from any current divisions and is currently in the concept stages at this point. It is unknown if Lenard, which recently acquired the rights to Lycoia, will have any involvement with the car in any manner.

OOC: Yes, I know that Ford had the Maverick as a predecessor to the now Ford Fusion/Mondeo. No, the new car won't be named the Fusion or Fuzion as that would be a blatant rip off. The Maverick from Ford wasn't even considered a muscle car. I can't think of any 'cool' names for the current project. I have several names right now but I would really appreciate others giving me ideas.

Ideas So Far:
Accelerator
Blade
Blast
Bolt
Phaser (or Phazer)
Raptor
Razor (or Razer)
Spirit
Velocity (Already one of Scott's cars, but it's not being used atm...)
Vision (or Vizion)
Vortex (Same name for the V6 ARLA class engines)
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Post by Rykia on Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:53 pm

Apollo
Trinity
Crossfire

Just a few suggestions.
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Post by day500champ1 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:23 am

Rykia_RKXK wrote:Apollo
Trinity
Crossfire

Just a few suggestions.

Crossfire is a Chrysler http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/09/15/17/24/2005_chrysler_crossfire_srt-6-pic-32597.jpeg

Got a few myself:

Stallion
Storm
Launch (yes, i know it is also the name of the sponsor but it sounds like a good car name too.)
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Post by gwoodard41 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:30 am

Rykia_RKXK wrote:Apollo
Trinity
Crossfire

Just a few suggestions.

1. It's a good start, but it doesn't scream 'muscle car'
2. That's more or less a car brand name, and I'm sure that Cynon would just love a car named after a religious reference Razz
3. Like the Chrysler Crossfire? It's a start but I'm trying to not go after real life model names. As the Crossfire is recent (as in 2007 recent), so I'm going to refrain from using it.

day500champ1 wrote:Crossfire is a Chrysler http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/09/15/17/24/2005_chrysler_crossfire_srt-6-pic-32597.jpeg

Got a few myself:

Stallion
Storm
Launch (yes, i know it is also the name of the sponsor but it sounds like a good car name too.)

1. The Stallion is a GTA equivalent of the Mustang, which I already have a parody for via the Interceptor (Sentinel/Guardian)
2. You want the car named the same as a Geo model? Laughing No. It was a good idea until I did research.
3. Blast is essentially a synonym of that idea, plus I don't want Lycoia getting hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit, thanks anyway.
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Post by SnakePlissken on Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:23 am

http://www.20000-names.com/wolf_names.htm

129. WULFRIC: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and ric "power," hence "wolf power."

What about the "Lycoia Alpha Wolf"?

http://ilovewerewolves.com/wolf-names-and-meanings/

I remember this original Jonny Quest episode entitled, Werewolf of the Timberland:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA8l4xDn7iI

"loup-garou"

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Post by SnakePlissken on Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:34 am

Since it's Christmas, here's some IMDb trivia from one of my all time favorite movies, A Christmas Story:

When the character of Scut Farkas first appears, the "Wolf" music from Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" plays in the background. The name "Farkas" is derived from the Hungarian word for "wolf".

The Lycoia Farkas!

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Post by Metro 6r4 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:26 am

Bullion
Inferno
Collider
Krypton
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Post by gwoodard41 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:56 am

All wonderful ideas, as much as I love A Christmas story, I'll have to go with something else:

The Lycoia Howler

I don't know if this car will ever see the light of day, but thanks for the ideas guys.
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Post by gwoodard41 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:06 am

After a long night, it seems that a name has been selected for the new car.

After much consideration of all the entries that were sent in by fans and customers, it seems that a last minute entry has won out.

The new name has been revealed to be the Howler, it is unknown when the official release date will be, but rumors say that it could be out before 2015.
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Post by SnakePlissken on Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:33 am

I was going to suggest "Stalker" or "Bane" but I wondered if you could acquire the name "Predator" from James Dalton as I think it'd fit pretty well.

Are you a Star Trek fan? You could call it the Lycoia Wolf 359!

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Post by navycook75 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:00 pm

Lycoia BenAtkins
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Post by Rykia on Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:52 pm

gwoodard41 wrote:
Rykia_RKXK wrote:Apollo
Trinity
Crossfire

Just a few suggestions.

1. It's a good start, but it doesn't scream 'muscle car'
2. That's more or less a car brand name, and I'm sure that Cynon would just love a car named after a religious reference Razz
3. Like the Chrysler Crossfire? It's a start but I'm trying to not go after real life model names. As the Crossfire is recent (as in 2007 recent), so I'm going to refrain from using it.

1. That's true.
2. I actually got the idea from Ryan Nawrocki's 2007 car, which was sponsored by a company called Trinity, but I see why you thought that. Also, I don't care how thrilled Cooper would be Laughing (don't kill me plz)
3. Should have researched that a little before posting that then.

I like the name Howler though. Like, alot. Another one I was thinking of but didn't post cause I kinda wanna use it if I develop a chassis (which I have been working on a bit) is the Syndicate. Don't know if that's already a model name or not though.

navycook75 wrote:Lycoia British

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Post by gwoodard41 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:18 pm

SnakePlissken wrote:I was going to suggest "Stalker" or "Bane" but I wondered if you could acquire the name "Predator" from James Dalton as I think it'd fit pretty well.

Are you a Star Trek fan? You could call it the Lycoia Wolf 359!

1. The Stalker, is a good name, but due to ethical issues, I'm refraining from using it. I don't want people to think that driving one will make them one, basically, 'you are what you drive' kind of mantra. The Predator idea would probably get Lycoia in trouble with PSI, with the whole breakup and all Razz
2. Bane... I'm sure Batman would love that car. But I'm are refraining using villains or heroes from fictional canons.
3. That's a great name for a planetary system but not a car. Thanks anyway. Smile

Rykia_RKXK wrote:1. That's true.
2. I actually got the idea from Ryan Nawrocki's 2007 car, which was sponsored by a company called Trinity, but I see why you thought that. Also, I don't care how thrilled Cooper would be Laughing (don't kill me plz)
3. Should have researched that a little before posting that then.

I like the name Howler though. Like, alot. Another one I was thinking of but didn't post cause I kinda wanna use it if I develop a chassis (which I have been working on a bit) is the Syndicate. Don't know if that's already a model name or not though.

The Syndicate eh? While it sounds good along with the company name, it's not really a good model name.

About the Lycoia BenAtkins/British I'm sorry, but using peoples' names or nationalities goes against a code of ethics. I am trying to keep things as American as possible.
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Post by SnakePlissken on Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:03 pm

Wolfsbane:

ac·o·nite (k-nt)
n. In both senses also called monkshood, wolfsbane.
1. Any of various, usually poisonous perennial herbs of the genus Aconitum, having tuberous roots, palmately lobed leaves, blue or white flowers with large hoodlike upper sepals, and an aggregate of follicles.
2. The dried leaves and roots of some of these plants, which yield a poisonous alkaloid that was formerly used medicinally.

wolfs·bane
noun \ˈwu̇lfs-ˌbān\
Definition of WOLFSBANE
: any of several monkshoods (especially Aconitum napellus or A. lycoctonum)

It's also supposedly used in potions to relieve the symptons of, but not cure, lycanthropy.

So it was far from a simple Batman villain suggestion and a bit more thought out than it would appear on the surface! Razz

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Post by gwoodard41 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:47 pm

I'm sorry but my Harry Potter Speak isn't up to code.

Thanks for the ideas guys, but I've got it down pat now.
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Post by SnakePlissken on Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:23 pm

gwoodard41 wrote:I'm sorry but my Harry Potter Speak isn't up to code.

Again, it wasn't from Harry Potter. Good Lord, has no one here seen movie filmed before the year 2000?! Actually, I've heard of wolfsbane for many, many, many years and not just movie related.

gwoodard41 wrote:1. The Stalker, is a good name, but due to ethical issues, I'm refraining from using it. I don't want people to think that driving one will make them one, basically, 'you are what you drive' kind of mantra. The Predator idea would probably get Lycoia in trouble with PSI, with the whole breakup and all

You threw me with use of the word ethical. I mean wolf packs still stalk their prey right?! I get where you're coming from, but think the pendulum has swung too far in the wrong direction when you fear that name for a fictional race car.
As for the Predator name, PSI actually had a hand in developing it and pretty much named it. I'd have no problem if you ever wanted to use it, but you might want to clear it with Cy to be safe. PSI loved the Predator! It was an awesome car!

That said, I think the name Howler is pretty dang cool too!


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Post by gwoodard41 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:50 pm

SnakePlissken wrote:
gwoodard41 wrote:I'm sorry but my Harry Potter Speak isn't up to code.

Again, it wasn't from Harry Potter. Good Lord, has no one here seen movie filmed before the year 2000?! Actually, I've heard of wolfsbane for many, many, many years and not just movie related.

gwoodard41 wrote:1. The Stalker, is a good name, but due to ethical issues, I'm refraining from using it. I don't want people to think that driving one will make them one, basically, 'you are what you drive' kind of mantra. The Predator idea would probably get Lycoia in trouble with PSI, with the whole breakup and all

You threw me with use of the word ethical. I mean wolf packs still stalk their prey right?! I get where you're coming from, but think the pendulum has swung too far in the wrong direction when you fear that name for a fictional race car.
As for the Predator name, PSI actually had a hand in developing it and pretty much named it. I'd have no problem if you ever wanted to use it, but you might want to clear it with Cy to be safe. PSI loved the Predator! It was an awesome car!

That said, I think the name Howler is pretty dang cool too!


Thanks, the Predator might do well on the Camaro Mesh with the headlights and all. But the car itself is a possible project, heck it may not see the light of day. I tend to get rather involved in my work, part of the OCD'ish tendencies I have. Other than that, if there was real life model named the Stalker, I may not want to drive it. And I haven't heard of wolfsbane prior to the Harry Potter series (books first), sorry, my parents didn't really allow me much of a life outside the house, much less allowed me to do much by grounding me for whatever they felt I did wrong.
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Post by gwoodard41 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:19 am

Is there a solution to the criticism made by detractors about the growth of Lycoia in Motorsports?

It seems that the exponential growth in the involvement that Lycoia has made in the world of motorsports. However, a possible solution has been found to lessen the workload of chassis builders in the Lycoia shops across the country. Lycoia CEO Jackie Calhoun told reporters in a press interview today that Lycoia and Helsing Automotive Racing Development, or HARD for short, have come to a contractual agreement.

Helsing Automotive Racing Development, based in Holland Michigan, has been in the chassis supply business since the 1990's. While not well known outside the local leagues around the Great Lake states, HARD apparently had been needing some well needed finances to continue operating. Enter Lycoia's sudden expanse (and subsequent 'popularity concerns') in major motorsports within the last two years. The two organizations worked out that HARD would build the chassis and extra parts needed for the ARLA Elite Series, the ATATS, the NRC, and Formula Overdrive. This deal would allow HARD to keep 65 percent of profits that came their way while the rest would go to Lycoia and to Charities. It would also allow Lycoia Racing Development to focus on the TM Master Cup and Dash Cup operations when it came to chassis building and parts manufacturing. The only catch is that Lycoia would supply and replace engines, unless teams had their own in house engine programs.

HARD also had or have plans on creating a custom chassis dubbed the 'Hunter'. If it ever sees the light of day is beyond the foresight that anyone has currently. Chassis that are built by HARD will not be relabeled as that was part of the agreement between the two. HARD isn't owned nor being bought out by Lycoia per say, but Lycoia gave the company a breath of life as it was deep in debt.
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Post by gwoodard41 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:53 pm

2013 starts off with a bang in the TMMC.

We're not kidding either. During the 2013 Round of California, Greg Woodard had the misfortune of getting caught up in the only caution of the race after Gaspar de Souza decided to run over Yamino Tenchi going into turn 2 (4?). Several drivers, including the Brazilian Luciano Soveral and Englishwoman Divina Henton fell victim of de Souza's shenanigans... only 5 laps into the race.

Henton, Woodard, and Tenchi would go out of the race. Luckily enough, the night didn't end badly despite this flub. Kurt Plissken, who ran a relatively clean race, could have gotten a top ten finish if fuel mileage problems didn't pop up with about 5 to go. Ike Durbin, however, surprised many, including his own team by finishing in 6th place!

The 2013 Round of Carbondale, where Woodard shined last year, is coming up next. Hopefully the Lycoia armada has a few aces up its sleeve.

Here are the predictions going into the race among the Lycoia drivers in the upcoming race. (No spoilers are given, and if they are, they are merely coincidental).

Nick Dawson - #58 - Energizer -R-
This road course ringer might find himself home here. With handling and acceleration points key here. Dawson, if he avoids trouble, could wind up finishing very well here. Terra Int'l has a whole new setup from last year however, so who really knows?

Ike Durbin - #98 - Skullcandy -R-
After the spectacular performance at California, this jack of all trades driver may have something to give to the normal 'leaders' of the TMMC circuit. If he can play strategies correctly, he has a shot at a good finish, maybe even a podium.

Kurt Plissken - #16 - ???
With Plissken being a short track expert, who knows what we might see of him? With Lycoia equipment faring better this year on the higher speed circuits, does this mean that he will have a better or worse time here at this track? Only time will tell. Even so, if he manages to pull his magic out of that eyepatch of his, expect him to be a front runner.

Greg Woodard - #41 - ???
Ah yes, Greg Woodard, the guy that ran his car into the ground and still wound up losing the race. Hopefully his hard learned lessons on not wearing your tires down too quickly has gotten to him. If he is able to quickly get to the front in the manner he did last season, and is able to not run his tires into the asphalt... and is able to avoid getting collected... again... then he, like his fellow Lycoia driving compatriots, will finish rather well...

One thing to expect in ARLA... Expect Murphy's Law.

It seems that Lycoia's re-entry into the ARLA Elite Series is faring somewhat well compared to hopes that the manufacturer would have a more dominant force to be reckoned with. Don't get me wrong, but it seems that drivers are either getting collected in accidents (mainly of NOT their own doing) or they're suffering mechanical issues... It seems that like SAAR, Lycoia may have it's problems to sort out this season. Terra Int'l Motorsports, who suffered Murphy's law considerably last year, hopes that the current season doesn't wind up being like last season. Power Steering Incorporated by far has some of the highes caliber equipment, however, it's currently getting torn to shreds by other drivers... yes, even those who drive Lycoia bodykits... can we all get our acts together here?!

Only time will tell if the problems sort themselves out or whether or not Lycoia remains in the series after One season.
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Post by gwoodard41 on Mon May 13, 2013 6:47 pm

OOC: If I went out of line by describing your characters or their actions by mistake, I apologize. I merely took what I saw in the twitter thread and the actual race thread.

Terra International Motorsports fails post-race tech inspection following the Round of Atlanta.

Although Lycoia been alerted to the fact that only one team, specifically the team currently in the lead of the Independent's Trophy Championship, had failed post race tech inspection. It didn't stop the manufacturer from appearing in other teams' shops that used their equipment. "We just want to ensure that whatever problems that Terra International had, isn't an issue elsewhere." Timothy Forco, a representative told those who asked what was going on. "Although the officials, the team, and we agreed the performance issue didn't contribute to their finishes for the most part, we're still concerned because other drivers still finished better than Dawson and Durbin, but yet they didn't fail the inspection process. Attrition and pit work is what really contributed to their decent finishes and it would be a shame if the hard work of the team and drivers were all but put to waste."

Lycoia a powerhouse at Atlanta, even with TIMmy failing Post-Race Tech.

Lycoia seems to have gotten it's act together when supplying chassis and engines to teams in the TM Master Cup. While they dominated the short tracks last year, other venues were really what got to them. Over the course of the off season, they looked over setups from other teams and seemed to get down what made their cars better than others in previous seasons.

With PSI suffering at the hands of Lady Luck, it only seemed appropriate that PSI was bound to suffer more bad luck. However, this race was more or less a silver lining that had come along this season. Woodard, who had a shot at a podium was taking out by back markers and forced to resign to a top 5. Plissken was well on his way to a rather excellent start, but a tire puncture ended his run at the front... Rodriguez, from what some people say, got caught up in shenanigans towards the beginning of the race.

Tom Moore, who rocketed towards the front and finished just shy of a top 5, was apparently very happy with the end of the race... I would be too if my car went from a short track special to a powerhouse wherever I ran it.
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Post by gwoodard41 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:10 pm

Lycoia takes first win at Sweden with Kurt Plissken at the wheel.

Lycoia would celebrate it's first TMMC win at the Round of Sweden. Kurt Plissken, who drives for PSI, was able to outrun Arto Kekonnen during pit stops and take the lead. After that, he didn't look back to take the win. Everyone will be looking onto Karjala, one of the more challenging circuits on the schedule, to see how far the company has come in racing development.

Helsing entries accepted for Karjala, will have Dash Cup driver Ashley Ambercroft and Helsing co-owner Victor Helsing debuting.

Nocturne Motorsports, owned by Helsing Racing Technologies owner Victor Helsing, will be debuting the Helsing Hunter, or at least attempting to do so, at the upcoming Round of Karjala. He will have Terra Int'l Motorsports regular Ashley Ambercroft, of Dash Cup fame, as his teammate. The company, which Lycoia has a 40 percent stake in, will be testing the chassis for the 2014 season.
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