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Post 28 Apr 2018, 5:53 am

Field

Mike Hoyt #24 Chevrolet NAPA
Tim Burnett #19 Toyota Subway
Russell Harley #27 Chevrolet Richmond Water Heaters
Federico Scarpino #2 Ford Miller Lite
Ty Snouffer #1 Chevrolet McDonald's
Gatlin Bauska #23 Toyota Dr. Pepper
Doug Galullo #96 Toyota LordCo Auto Parts
Michael Lind #11 Toyota FedEx
Kevin Harrington #32 Ford E.J. Wade Foundation
Dave Ingraham #78 Toyota Furniture Row
Tom Francis #17 Ford Little Hug Fruit Barrels
Sam Simmerman #22 Ford Pennzoil

Schedule

Build Deadline: Wednesday, May 30th @ 8 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
Pole Bid Deadline: Friday, June 1st @ 8 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
Turn 1 Deadline: Monday, June 4th @ 8 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)

Race 1 Driver Defaults

https://goo.gl/forms/abnrO9ccB6QeXReJ2

Track

I loaded some car data (Hockenheim) to get the sizing right.
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Post 30 May 2018, 7:35 am

Builds are in!

Identical builds include Burnett / Harley, Hoyt / Harrington, and Lind / Francis. Only one car looking to jump out of the gate at 100 SS yet five cars with a 20 SS. Three cars with big 180 engines for the straights and no putt-putters. Bauska under-built his car but, per Redscape House Rules, the build will stand.

Pole Bid Deadline: Friday, June 1st @ 8 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)

For new drivers, your pole bid can include both wear (1 point) and skill (1/2 point). Ties are broken with a dice roll.
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Post 01 Jun 2018, 9:12 am

Here are the grid positions.

Not surprisingly, the 100 SS car went high. What is surprising are the 20 SS cars vying for early position. This could make for an interesting start!

1. Harley: 4w + 3s = 5.5 (50)
2. Galullo: 5w + 1s + 5.5 (22)
3. Ingrahmam: 3w + 2s = 4.0
4. Harrington: 2w + 3s = 3.5
5. Hoyt: 2w + 1s = 2.5 (78)
6. Snouffer: 2w + 1s = 2.5 (25)
7. Burnett: 1w + 3s = 2.5 (6)
8. Bauska: 2w + 0s = 2.0 (79)
9. Scarpino: 1w + 2s = 2.0 (50)
10. Lind: 0w + 3s = 1.5
11. Francis: 0w + 1s = 0.5 (81)
12. Simmerman: 0w + 1s = 0.5 (35)

Turn 1 Deadline: Monday, June 4th @ 8 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 04 Jun 2018, 6:50 am

Five cars push the start with all but one succeeding. A first turn NPR from Scarpino - wake up Federico!

Turn 1 Summary

Galullo grabs the first Senna S line at 100. Harley sets up the line at 60.

Ingraham & Harrington both push the start with 2s (modified 6 each) and stay in formation.

Hoyt and Snouffer both push the start w/ no modifiers (naked 8 & naked 10, respectively). Hoyt barely scrapes by while Snouffer mis-shifts and re-plots to zero. He may use his ACC next turn.

Burnett pushes to 80 with 1s (modified 5) to make it 3-wide near the front. Bauska, at 60, tucks in behind the #32.

Scarpino takes an RM plot at 60 to the outer rail. Lind mis-plots at 40 (his SS is 60).* Ignore the dice roll in the chart - it was not necessary.

Francis, at 60, slides in between the #'s 1 & 11. Simmerman takes the start easy at 20.

* Note: In league play, the RM's are not to ask for corrections or clarifications to plots.

Turn 2 Deadline: Wednesday, June 6th @ 8 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 06 Jun 2018, 6:29 am

An RM plot and some braking issues as the pack enters the narrow portion of the track.

Turn 2 Summary

Galullo drops a wear at 80 on the Senna 1 line before hitting Senna 2. He will take a sizable lead next turn as he prepares to accelerate onto the straight. Harley clips a tire on the Senna 1 line at 80.

Burnett gests the initiative out of the 3-wide at 120. He late brakes to 100 before grabbing the first Senna line. Ingraham, at 100, moves next, pulling up to Senna on the inside lane. Harrington, at 100 and with no place to put his car, late brakes to 80. He has the line.

Bauska has initiative at 120 but with no room at the inn, late brakes to 100. He has inside position. Hoyt NPR's and his RM plot puts him at 80 with no line access.

Scarpino plots 120 and is quite lucky to find a space to squeeze into.

Lind pushes the engine to 100 (naked 5) and tucks in behind the distracted #24. Francis, also at 100, rides the inner rail.

Snouffer comes out of his mis-shift at 60. Simmerman, at 80, grabs the tailpipe on the red #1 car.

Turn 3 Deadline: Friday, June 8th @ 8 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 08 Jun 2018, 8:21 am

More late braking into the Senna S.

Turn 3 Summary

Galullo races out of the Senna S at 140 with a nudge of 2s to his engine (modified 8). Harley clips 2 tires in the Senna 2 80's at 120.

Ingraham drops a wear in the Senna 1 outer rail at 80 before taking the Senna 2 inside for free. Burnett runs the Senna 1 line at 80 for a wear and is ready to punch it out of Senna 2.

Bauska has initiative out of the 3-wide at 100. He burns 2 tires in the Senna 1 60's then gets hung in Senna 2 on the outer rail. Harrington, at 100, again finds himself with no place to go. A late brake down to 80 ensues for a wear followed by another in the Senna 1 60's. He has the Senna 2 line.

Scarpino, running a safe speed, moves last out of his row at 60 and rounds Senna 1 on the outer rail. With Hoyt's preferred route blocked, he takes his 80 speed through the Senna 1 40 for 2 wear.

Francis rolls into Senna 1 on the inside rail and scrapes off 2 tires. Lind, at a responsible 60, takes the inside lane in front of the Senna S.

Snouffer pulls up to Senna S on the line at 100. Simmerman is odd car out at 120. He must brake down to 100 (1 wear) and grabs the Senna line.

Turn 4 Deadline: Monday, June 11th @ 8 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 11 Jun 2018, 7:11 am

A big early spread in the field...

Turn 4 Summary

Galullo races down the Reta Oposta at 160. Harley maintains the gap, also at 160.

Ingraham and Burnett both pull out of Senna S at 140 apiece and keep formation.

Bauska finishes out Senna 2 at 100.

Harrington gets initiative at 120 and clips a tire on the Senna 2 line before passing the #23 car. Hoyt conserves some wear at 80 through Senna 2 and grabs the tailpipe on the Dr. Pepper Toyota.

Francis finishes the Senna 1 line at 120 then burns a tire in Senna 2 on the outer rail. He passes the #24 with the slip. Scarpino also plots 120 but, with a crowded track, must settle for the Senna 2 100's and a wear.

Lind runs the outer rail of Senna 1 at 60 for free. He has the Senna 2 line. Snouffer takes the Senna 1 line for free at 60 and is pleased to find the 80 on Senna 2 open.

Simmerman runs the Senna 1 line for free at 60.

Turn 5 Deadline: Wednesday, June 13th @ 8 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 13 Jun 2018, 7:13 am

Another NPR as Francis is distracted by the trackside coffee stand.

Turn 5 Summary

Galullo clips 2 tires in the Descida do Lago 80 at 120 and expands his lead. Harley burns a wear in the do Lago 80 at 100.

Burnett gets the initiative at 160, pulling up to do Lago on the inner rail. Ingraham, at 140, tucks in behind the #19.

Harrington has the tail on the #78 car after speeding down Reta Oposta at 160.

Bauska pulls alongside the #32 Ford at 160 and the bonus. Francis takes an RM plot at 120.

Scarpino drops the hammer to 180 down the Reta Oposta and grabs the tailpipe on the purple & white racer. Hoyt, at 140 and the slip, tucks in behind the big engine of the #2.

Snouffer pulls out of the Senna S at 140.

Simmerman runs the Senna 2 100's at 100 for free. Lind takes the Senna 2 line for free at 100 and advances past the #22.

Turn 6 Deadline: Friday, June 15th @ 8 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 15 Jun 2018, 6:01 am

The lead cars enter the infield area - lots of slow corners coming up.

Turn 6 Summary

Galullo runs the Curva Do Larnajinha (Little Orange) at 120 through the inside for free. Harley pulls into Laranjinha at 140.

Burnett scrapes off a tire at 100 in the Descida Do Lago (Lake Descent) 80's. Ingraham follows the same path at 100 for a wear, staying on the bumper of the green Toyota the whole way.

Bauska gets initiative at 140. He runs the outer rail of Do Lago for 2 wear before pulling alongside the Furniture Row sponsored Toyota. Harrington, at 100, clips a tire in the Do Lago 80 and grabs the tailpipe on the speedy #23.

Scarpino scrubs 2 tires in the Do Lago 80's at 120 but gets pushed into the less efficient outer rail after exiting the corner. Hoyt burns a wear at 100 in the Do Lago 80 and is able to grab another bumper with the bonus.

Francis pulls up to the Lake Descent in the middle lane at 100. Snouffer races down the Reta Oposta (Back Straight) at 160 and slots to the inside of the Fruit Barrel Ford.

Lind slams the gas pedal and pushes to 160 with 2s (modified 7). Simmerman, also at 160, is able to come alongside the FedEx Toyota with the slip (failed to note this in the chart - it did happen).

Turn 7 Deadline: Monday, June 18th @ 8 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)

Turn 5 Note: I forgot to roll for Snouffer's ACC test last turn (1s for a modified 7). All is well.
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Post 16 Jun 2018, 6:24 am

Galullo with a 10+mph lead as half the field is under 100mph.
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