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Project: Short Track Presents Langley Speedway!


The Project: Short Track development team is very happy to present a current day edition of Hampton, VA’s Langley Speedway in both day and night versions.

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This latest PST offering manages to fill yet another void in the popular NR2003 short track landscape enabling sim enthusiasts running WSMT and K&N Pro Series schedules to now include a nice modern day version of Langley Speedway to race on.

Before we go any further in this release announcement, we want to recognize the outstanding modeling work of Wayne “Bowtie” Anderson in this project. Practically every object you see in these versions of Langley was meticulously crafted by Wayne. We poured through countless photographs and videos for reference materials in an effort to get every object as realistic, scaled and detailed as its real-life counterpart. Wayne most certainly helped accomplish that goal through his tireless efforts and extraordinary skills. Thanks Wayne.

This NR2003 version of Langley Speedway is an accurate 0.396 mile asphalt oval with “flat” (6 degrees) banking in the corners and infield pitting for 27 cars. The track has 2 racing grooves, but the preferred groove is the low line. Making a pass on the outside will require an exceptional setup and “alien” driving skills. However, with that being said, ride the low groove for all it’s worth… but don’t think for a minute that the A.I. on your outside is going to give it up easily!

Almost all of the events at Langley Speedway are run at night, so that is why we felt it most important to hold off the release of the track until a night version could be cobbled together. Creating night versions of tracks for NR2003 can sometimes be a very daunting task to get the environment to look just right, but once it’s done… MAN they are just so darned fun to race on!!! We hope you’ll agree.

There are a few other people and PST members to thank who also leant a helping hand in this project. Please be sure to read about all of their contributions in the CREDITS README file provided with the track. We also want to recognize former PST member, John Hopkins, who started the scratch-built Langley track project back in 2013, but unable to take it much further than its base layout, handed it off to the team. We hope we have done him proud in helping to bring his initial concept to completion. As with all of our tracks there are some very important notes in the README file about the A.I. and how to get the best results when racing on the track.

Now that all the formalities are out of the way, it’s time to get down to some serious short track racing… “Southern Style”! Enjoy.

GET THE TRACKS BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

Langley (Day version)

Langley (Night version)

Project: Short Track
(J.R. Franklin, Wayne Anderson, Matt Gilson, Ian Smythe, Ben Althen, Carl Sundberg and Aaron Maynard)

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11/10/2015, 6:13 pm Link to this post PM JR Franklin Blog
 
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Re: Project: Short Track Presents Langley Speedway!


Langley is awesome!! Congrats on a beautiful track. Man you guys knocked this one right out of the ball park!!

Everything on this track is just perfect!

Thanks everyone for all your hard work. emoticon
11/10/2015, 6:50 pm Link to this post PM DaveO83 Blog
 
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Re: Project: Short Track Presents Langley Speedway!


When I tried my hand at track building, JR was my ever-helpful assistant. I took on the lofty goal of recreating Tri County Motor Speedway. After much help from the whole team at bnr2k3 I finished it, right before they closed the track.

I always had Langley in the back of my mind, as the previous versions of it just weren't right. The turns were so sweeping, I had to make over 30 sections to get the geometry right.

I have to disagree a bit with JR with one regard. The day track. The great thing about this track is all the various classes of cars that race there. From the Formula Carts to the street stocks and the 50s Stockers, this track gets a bunch of daytime action. I enjoyed hours upon hours of YouTube video researching this.

Between my Thrustmaster Digital2 just absolutely disintegrating after 10+ years of service, 3dsMax7 deciding not to work anymore, and Windows8 rolling out, I had to all but give up NR2K3. I still troll you guys to see what you're up to, and John (JR) and I became good friends on Facebook. I'm really proud to see what The Short Track Project has done with my vision. I hope everybody can remember just how fun this game was, and maybe some new racers discover it.

Oh, I almost forgot. Kyle Busch is an ass. Now Matt is one too.

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11/10/2015, 9:29 pm Link to this post PM jwhop3 Blog
 
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perfect as always JR..congrats everyone involved
11/11/2015, 8:20 am Link to this post PM milan77 Blog
 
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Well golly gee willikers !!! And who was is that said "good things come to those who wait"

Hats off once again to all those involved with the latest tract creation !

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11/11/2015, 11:09 am Link to this post PM woofgm
 
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Another top notch track!!!

The details are just incredible,including the mobile home park...,the ai are a blast to race with. You guys ROCK!!
Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
11/12/2015, 1:36 am Link to this post PM MarkJ33 Blog
 


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