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Post 01 Jan 2019, 2:50 pm

Some brakes heat up around the Konya/Antalya complex.

Turn 26 Summary

Beckman and Ling finish out Antalya at 120 each. They'v stretched the lead on the peleton.

Tatum, at 100, clips a tire in the Antalya 80's. Swaine runs the Antalya line for free at 80 to stay astride the black Ford.

Rae gets the initiative from the 3-wide into Konya. At 120, he burns 2 wear in Konya, late brakes with the dice (bal -3; brk +2: 8 = pass) to 100, and drops another wear on the Antalya line. Welage moves next at 100 and rolls the dice to get there (bal +1; brk +2: 13 = pass). He clips 2 tires in Konya then another on the Antalya line.

Kennard is odd man out at 80. He rolls through Konya on the line for free before getting hung in the Antalya 80's.

Rando plots 120 then late brakes to 100 with his optimal choice null & void (bal +3; brk +1: 10 = pass). He tosses a wear in the Konya 80's before setting up Antalya on the line. Long, at 80, runs the Konya line for free then ducks into the Antalya 60's for a wear.

Incorpora sets up Konya on the line at 120. Brandt, at 140, goes inside, leaving the outside for Marvin, also at 140. One more 3-wide into Konya!

Turn 27 Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 3rd @ 4 p.m. EST (9 p.m. GMT)
More squishy deadlines through the weekend. I'll be in Atlanta for a conference but I'll do my best to push out a few turns.
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Post 03 Jan 2019, 4:27 pm

I think Jim just gave your rules a real test, Doug! Would you mind looking it over to be sure I did it right?

Turn 27 Summary

Beckman and Ling hustle across the S/F line, trading paint at 140 each to stay in formation.

Tatum rolls down the stretch at 160. Swaine pushes his engine to get to 140 (bal +3: 10 = pass) as he tucks in behind the #2 car.

Rae and Welage bolt out of Antalya at 160 apiece.

Long ups his speed to 100 as he goes into the 80's, wear already paid. Kennard continues at 80 to pull in behind the green machine. Rando drops 2 wear on the Antalya line at 120 and pulls up on the numbers of the Subway Toyota.

Jim gets the initiative out of the 3-wide at 120. He burns 2 wear in the Konya 80's before entering Antalya on the line. He opts for 1 wear and reaches for the dice cup (bal -1: 5 = crash). His car goes into and through the tire wall before bursting into flames! We hope he is ok...

This is bad news for the back markers who must now roll for crash avoidance. Brandt knocks down 2 wear in the Konya 60's before taking the Antalya line for another. His crash avoidance test resulted in a minor fail (bal -3; avoid mods +2: 7 = minor fail). The minor entails a loss of one wear and one balance.

Incorpora burns a wear in the Konya 80's at 100 and also runs the Antalya line for an additional wear. His crash avoidance test was a near miss (bal -3; avoid mods +2: 8 = pass).

Brake cooling: Swaine, Rae, & Welage

Overall, a very interesting turn. Sorry to see you go, Jim!

Turn 28 Deadline: Monday, January 7th @ 8 a.m. EST (1 p.m. GMT)
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Post 07 Jan 2019, 7:12 am

We have a new race leader...

Turn 28 Summary

Ling gets initiative at 100. He rolls around the outer rail in Istanbul for free and takes the race lead. Beckman, at 80, uses the middle lane for free. More side-by-side racing to come.

Tatum over-brakes to 80 (1 wear) before taking the 80's for free. Swaine plots 100 then late brakes to 80 with the dice (bal +3; brk +1: 11 = pass). He then clips his last wear in the Istanbul 60, becoming the first car to go to bald tires.

Welage gets the initiative at 120. He late brakes to 100 w/ dice (bal +1; brk +1: 12 = pass) before taking the Istanbul 100's for free. Rae, at 100, burns a wear in the Istanbul 80's.

Long and Rando trade paint in a high speed race (160 each) across the S/F line.

Kennard drops back a space at 120 and the bonus.

Brandt tucks in behind the #6 at 160. Incorpora pulls up on the side panel of the yellow Ford at 160 and the slip.

Mater makes an appearance to haul Marvin's broken Toyota off the track. Word from the trackside medical team is positive for Jim - nothing broken, just a slight concussion.

Rando & Kennard cool their brakes at the S/F line.

Turn 29 Deadline: Wednesday, January 9th @ 8 a.m. EST (1 p.m. GMT)
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Post 09 Jan 2019, 6:32 am

We're seeing some congestion in the narrow part of the track...

Turn 29 Summary

Ling pulls up to Ankara on the line at 120. Beckman stays beside the race leader, also at 120.

Tatum, at 140, picks up the Ankara line. Swaine tucks in behind the #2 at 120.

Rae and Welage finish out Istanbul at 100 each with the latter lined up behind the former.

Rando gets the initiative at 140. He rolls through Istanbul on the outer rail for 2 wear and pulls up on the side panel of the black and red #7 car. Long, at 120, finds himself in a jam. He burns 2 wear in the Ankara 80's but with no room on the track must late brake to 100.

Kennard rounds Ankara on the outside at 100 for free.

Incorpora has initiative at 120 but with his optimal path blocked, he clips 2 tires in the Istanbul 80's. Brandt, at 100, drops a wear in the 80's.

Turn 30 Deadline: Friday, January 11th @ 8 a.m. EST (1 p.m. GMT)
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Post 11 Jan 2019, 6:36 am

Lots of rubber left on the track, several dice rolls, and one spinout...

Turn 30 Summary

Ling runs the Ankara line at 80 for a wear. Beckman clips a tire in the Ankara 60's.

Tatum smiles at an open line. He runs it at 80 for a wear. Swaine follows, also at 80, but with bald tires must go to the chance table (bal +3: 11 = pass). No problem...

Rando gets the initiative at 120 and burns 2 wear in the Ankara 60's plus a chance roll (bal +3: 12 = pass). The high balance cars are handling the corners well. Rae, at 100, rolls into Ankara on the line. He tosses off his last tire and makes a very dangerous chance roll (bal -3: 7 = minor fail). In this case, the resulting spin is a lucky outcome.

Welage plots 120 before late braking to 100 (bal +1; brk -1: 10 = pass). He has the Ankara line. Long is off-line in front of Ankara at 100.

Incorpora has no place to put his car at 140. He is forced to late brake with a wear.

Kennard gets the initiative at 140. He manages to find a hole, albeit off line. Brandt plays it safe at 120.

Turn 31 Deadline: Monday, January 14th @ 8 a.m. EST (1 p.m. GMT)
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Post 14 Jan 2019, 9:05 am

Five cars packed up front. A couple of back markers get stuffed in Ankara.

Turn 31 Summary

Ling pulls up to Izmir on the line at 120. Beckman, at 140, pulls to the inside and takes the lead for now.

At 120, Tatum nabs the tail of the #24. Swaine slot in behind the #88 at 120 and the bonus.

Rando accelerates out of Ankara at 140 through the 80 spot. He catches the lead pack. Rae recovers from his spin at 60.

Welage runs the Ankara line at 60 for free. Long takes Ankara through the 60's for free.

Kennard clips a tire at 80 through the 60's. At 80 and no place to go, Incorpora must late brake to 60 with a wear before taking the 60's for free.

Brandt plots 100 but has no sane way to clear the corner. He must brake to 60. One wear brings it to 80 then a dice roll is attempted for the next 20 mph (bal -4; brk +2: modified 4). Alas, the failed roll damages the brakes and costs a wear. Line for free.

Turn 32 Deadline: Wednesday, January 16th @ 8 a.m. EST (1 p.m. GMT)
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Post 15 Jan 2019, 6:37 pm

Trigger option... which is a good thing since I can't adjudicate at the deadline.

Turn 32 Summary

Ling gets the initiative at 120 and knocks off half his remaining wear on the Izmir line. He's into Bursa for free. Beckman burns half his remaining wear as well. He goes 100 on the outer rail of Izmir before grabbling the Bursa line.

Tatum, at 80, takes the Izmir line for free. Swaine runs the Izmir 80's for free at 80 and gets the bonus. He has the inside edge on the black machine. Note: I forgot to cool Swaine's brakes last turn - it's been adjusted.

Rando plots 100 but with his preferred route blocked he late brakes to 80 after they cool at the time trap (bal +2; brk +1: 14 = pass). He takes Izmir for free on the line.

Rae rolls up to Izmir on the line at 120 & cools his brakes at the time trap.. Welage pushes his engine to 140 (bal +1; eng +3: 13 = pass). He slots to the inside & cools his brakes at the time trap.

Kennard gets the initiative by pushing to 140 (bal +2; eng 0: 12 = pass). I missed the brake cooling for Will but I've got to push this out so I'll fix it next time. He should be at '0'. Long exits the corner at 120 and slides into Kennard's exhaust.

Brandt ups his speed to 80 as the speed limit increases in the corner. Incorpora stays at 60.

Turn 33 Deadline: Friday, January 18th @ 8 a.m. EST (1 p.m. GMT)
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