For that reason, I started a thread on racedepartment.com and almost immediately another couple of guys joined in and they too have had the same experience. So that gave me the idea to post on all the forums where NKpro simmers may hang out and redirect everyone to the RD post I made so that we can have, at least for starters, a unique place to meet and discuss the eventuality of getting something going for us West coasters.
Naturally, it is not limited to the US West coast. Canadians, Central time zone drivers are welcome to join in as is anyone that can race or practice in the US pacific time slot.
For now, all I would like to accomplish is to set up a time and day of the week to start getting together and practice. Track and car really dont matter at this stage. Eventually, if more people are interested I wouldn't mind forming a league and/or set up something more formal. But one step at the time.
So far, I posted here http://www.racedepartment.com/netkar-pro/46500-races-california-time-zone.html as well as in a couple of regional forums at iRacing.com and in the semi-official iRacing.com NKpro forum thread (lots of iRacers racing Nkpro, but mostly in Europe as far as I can tell). I also posted at nogripracing.com.
Anyway, if you are interested, go to racedepartment and post. If possible I would like to set up a day next week to meet (january 2011).
One thing I am not sure about is if we should use one of the available servers or if we can set something up in our neck of the woods. The servers I see all have pretty high ping rates, but I have no idea how to setup a server for NKpro. I can do webservers all day, but I never hosted a simracing league. I guess I'll make another post asking about that.
Thanks for reading and please, if you are in our time zone, join us.