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PROJECT: Short Track Presents THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK!

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  1. J.R. Franklin

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    The Project: Short Track development team is proud to present an all-new, built-from-scratch version of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

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    Up until now, all NR2003 versions of Thompson Speedway have been based on the original and inaccurate Papyrus NASCAR Legends version of Thompson. This all-new version offers the following new features:

    • The accurate current day 0.625 mi. configuration based on satellite images.
    • More accurate pit road to resemble the real track's configuration.
    • All new 3D objects crafted by Bowtie Anderson, Ian Smythe and J.R. Franklin.
    • Accurate object placement and size based on satellite and reference photos.
    • An enhanced level of detailing and immersion to closely resemble the real facility.
    • Authentic short track full lap starting grid.

    All of the PST Development Team had a hand in the final product. Wayne and Ian again chipped in with their outstanding modeling work. Practically everything you see in this track was custom made including grandstands, towers, haulers, buildings, etc… you name it. Ben was essential with his first-hand experience of the facility and persistence on detail and accuracy, not to mention his graphics work on haulers and billboards. Matt once again provided excellent cameras and Carl for his general sandbox help and knowledge.

    Special thanks also goes out to our honorary PST member, Fortine_oo, for troubleshooting some pesky A.I. bugs and working diligently on coming up with fixes to improve the workability and enjoyment of the track. Short track A.I. work and pitting can sometimes be problematic and is always tedious, thankless and uncharted territory in NR2003. This guy is one of the best there is!

    This NR2003 version of Thompson Speedway is an accurate 0.625 mile asphalt oval with 11-15 degrees of banking in the corners and infield pitting for 29 cars. There are also very important notes in the README file about the A.I. and how to get the best results when racing on the track in NR2003 so be sure to take the time to read through it. There are a few other people who made objects, etc. that were used in this project so please be sure to read about all of their contributions in the CREDITS README file provided with the track.

    So with that, we bring you the All-new Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park with 2 distinct racing grooves! Like the real-life track the high line is the preferred way around, but inside passes can be made with persistence and a good setup. The Fast setups provided with the track are very competitive and can serve as a good base to make your own personalized setups.

    We sure hope that you’ll find this to be our best effort yet at unparalleled detailing in track making, driving and short track racing enjoyment!

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


    GET THE TRACK BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING: Thompson PST


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  2. Bill1947

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    Great looking track!!
     
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  3. Highbank

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    Gobsmacked! Beautiful track!
     
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    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  5. DaleTona

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    Looks nice mate! Good work again :)
     
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    I downloaded this a couple days ago. I love it. It is awesome that the high line works so well. great job guys!
     
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    Nice work always liked Thompson...
     
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  8. NexusCombat

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    When will it be out
     
  9. readytowrestle

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    Hey Nexus it is out. Check the first post right above the pictures for the link.
     
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    Beautiful! I love short tracks, they have the best racing. :)
     
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  11. NexusCombat

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    Where did you get the carset
     
  12. J.R. Franklin

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    You can get all of the modifieds from 2012 through 2014 at our www.GroundPounderDesigns.com site in the downloads section.

    All of the modifieds from 2015 to 2016 are at our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/GroundPounderDesigns/
    Go to the photos sections and click on the Albums. Each of the respective Series, years and cars can be found there. We also posted batch downloads. You can find those by scrolling down through the main page announcements and postings. :)
     
  13. NexusCombat

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    Awesome what mod
     
  14. J.R. Franklin

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    The mod is SiModified's Whelen (Tour-Type Modifieds) mod. It is also available at www.GroundPounderDesigns.com in the downloads section under "Mods". ;)
    Download it as well as all of the patches. There is also an SK Modifieds Mod there which uses the CTS physics. It is for the small block modifieds that run at many of the tracks in the Northeast. However, we don't offer as many paints for that mod as we do for the major modified touring series like the WMT, WSMT and the VMRS. :)
     
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    I ran my first modified race recently, at New Hampshire (due to both the modifieds and the cup series running at the track) You have created some nice looking cars. I have yet to DL all the cars :D Nice work representing the short track hero's.
     
  16. J.R. Franklin

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    Thanks, but all of the credit for the painting of those Modifed "beauties" goes to Ben Althen, Mike Ehresman and Ryan Provost. Those guys are amazingly detailed (and OCD, LOL) in recreating the real-life schemes. I'm just the guy who does the ratings and quality control proofing. We are all big fans and dedicated to Modified racing.
     
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  17. DaleTona

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    I wonder if the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's bullring is made for Nr2003? I would love to run those beautiful modifieds at the track I see them run at IRL. I wonder how many people know LVMS even has a short track and dirt oval.
     
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    As a member of the Project: Short Track development team, I very closely follow and monitor the progress of short track projects for NR2003 and I've never seen a version of that Bullring at LVMS ever made. Too bad.
     
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    SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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