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Post 09 Dec 2019, 6:12 am

Not much change this turn...

Turn 37 Summary

Benham runs the T6 line for free at 80. Kubala has initiative and follows the orange machine, also at 80. Fritz taps down to 60 and clears the inside of T6.

Snouffer clips a tire at 120 on the T5 racing line. Harrington, at 100, takes the line for free.

Harley addresses T5 on the line at 140. Hoyt, also at 140, runs inside.

Bernhardt drops to 100 and finishes out T4. Weisen is out of the corner at 120 before ducking in front of the #43. Bauska clears T4 at 100.

Turn 38 Deadline: Wednesday, December 11th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
Trigger option still in effect if y'all feel like getting those plots in early.
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Post 11 Dec 2019, 6:03 am

The battle for first continues as the field gets spread out behind.

Turn 38 Summary

Benahm readies T8 on the line at 140. Kubala, with initiative, pulls in on the leader's bumper. Fritz's diminutive engine loses space at 100.

Snouffer scrapes off his last wear at 120 on the T6 line. Harrington goes from line to line at 100.

Harley has initiative at 120 and knocks down a wear on the T5 line. Hoyt stays inside at 80 for free.

Weisen grabs the T5 line at 140. Bernhardt logs his 3rd NPR - the RM plot puts him on the inside and costs 2 wear.

Bauska brings up the rear at 120.

Turn 39 Deadline: Friday, December 13th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 13 Dec 2019, 7:43 am

The leaders are past the 2nd time trap.

Turn 39 Summary

Benham and Kubala run the T8 line at 100 for free. Benham is locked into the outer part of T9 while Kubala has options.

Fritz clears T8 on the line at 100. Snouffer pulls up to T8 on the line at 140. Harrington is through T6 at 80 on the line.

Harley finds the exit row in T6 on the line at 80. Hoyt follows the #27, also at 80, but gets hung in the corner.

Weisen has initiative at 100. He takes the T5 line for free. Bernhardt stays tight on T5 at 80 before swinging wide to get the next line. Bauska clears T5 on the line at 100.

Turn 40 Deadline: Monday, December 16th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 13 Dec 2019, 1:54 pm

Overall the slowest pass through sector 1 for the race.
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Post 16 Dec 2019, 10:32 am

The lead changes again!

Turn 40 Summary

Benham stays outside at 160 to access the T11 line. Kubala ducks inside at 160 and takes the lead with the bonus.

Fritz takes the engine up to 140, opting for the outer rail. Snouffer runs the T8 line for free and also goes outside.

Harrington pulls up to the T8 line at 120. Harley, at 140, pulls into his exhaust. Hoyt finishes out T6 at 80.

Weisen drops 2 wear on the T6 line at 120. Bernhardt conserves his tires at 80 on the line. Bauska preps T6 on the line at 80.

Turn 41 Deadline: Wednesday, December 18th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 18 Dec 2019, 6:41 am

The leaders prepare to battle through the all-important Turn 11. What will they do?

Turn 41 Summary

Kubala goes middle at 120. Benham stays on line at 120.

Fritz and Snouffer hit T10 on the outside at 120 and 140, respectively.

Harrington takes the T8 line at 100 and locks in to the outer portion of T9. Harley dives inside to the 80 at 80 and stays inside. He has options.

Hoyt picks up the line for T8. Weisen takes an RM plot of 120 and a 2 wear penalty to go with the transgression.

Bernhardt grabs the tailpipe on the blue racer at 140. Bauska runs the T6 line for free at 80.

Turn 42 Deadline: Friday, December 20th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 20 Dec 2019, 5:37 am

Barring a miraculous turn of events, it looks like the race leader has a clear path...

Turn 42 Summary

Kubaba rolls around the T11 60's for his last wear and blocks the line. Benham over brakes to 60 (naked 4) and, with the line blocked, follows the yellow racer through the 60's.

Fritz pulls up to T11 on the line at 80. Snouffer, at 120, grabs his bumper.

Harrington stays at 100. Harley picks it up to 140 and opts for the inside rail.

Weisen drops a wear in T8 at 100 and goes middle lane. Hoyt runs the T8 line at 100 for free. Bernhardt, also at 100, follows the blue machine to bring up the mini conga line.

Bauska pulls up to the T8 line at 120.

Turn 43 Deadline: Monday, December 23rd @ 7 a.m. (12 noon GMT)

To our Australian drivers - hope you're all staying safe from those fires!
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Post 23 Dec 2019, 9:04 am

The podium shapes up but there are still some battles to resolve in the back of the field.

Turn 43 Results

Kubala clears the T13/14 complex at 80. Benham, also at 80, gets hung up and will have to let the leader go.

Fritz runs T11 on the line at 60. Snouffer over brakes to 60 w/ 2s (modified 7) and stays on the bumper of the Dr. Pepper Toyota.

Harley closes in on T11 at 140. Harrington maintains 100 in anticipation of coasting towards the slow corner ahead.

Weisen goes outside in T10 at 140. Hoyt, at 140 and the bonus, slides to the inner portion of T10. Bernhardt makes it three-wide at 160, as he goes inside on T9. This is not a true 3-wide as Weisen's space is advanced.

Bauska runs T8 for free at 100 and opts for the inside route.

Turn 44 Hard Deadline: Thursday, December 26th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
Note: If all plots are in, I may be able to adjudicate early.
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Post 23 Dec 2019, 1:52 pm

Considerably slower through sector 2 this lap; dwindling wear and caution the reason.
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Post 25 Dec 2019, 4:55 pm

Merry Christmas!

Bernhardt moves up three positions with wear to burn!

Turn 44 Summary

Kubala rolls into T15 at 100 on the outer rail. Benham exits T14 at 80.

Fritz clears 13/14 at 80 for free. Snouffer follows him in at 80 but gets hung up.

Harley scrapes off his last two tires at 80 through the T11 40. Harrington pulls up to T11 at 80.

Weisen drops in behind the purple machine at 100. Bernhardt gets initiative at 140 and dives inside. Hoyt pulls up at 120, middle lane.

Bauska, at 120, keeps plugging along.

Turn 45 Deadline: Saturday, December 28th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 28 Dec 2019, 9:15 am

This race is wrapping up soon with not much left to determine.

Turn 45 Summary

Kubala finishes out the final turn at 100 and is poised for the checkered flag.

Benham & Fritz enter the last turn at 100 each with two car lengths between them.

Snouffer finishes T12 at 80. Harley is one car length behind, also at 80.

Bernhardt drops half his remaining wear in the T11 40 spot at 80 before entering T13. Harrington takes the line at 60 for free.

Hoyt goes into the 40 at 60 w/ 1sp on the chance roll (modified 9). He spins in the corner! Weisen follows the purple car on the line at 60 for free.

Bauska's third NPR puts him out of the race. With no wear to pay the penalty, he both spins and suffers brake damage. As the brakes were previously damaged, they finally give out.

Turn 46 Deadline: Monday, December 30th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 29 Dec 2019, 10:22 am

Kubala takes the checkers!

Turn 46 Summary

The rookie, Kubala, crosses the finish line at 160 to win a league race in his first attempt!

Benham finishes out the final turn at 100 and will take 2nd place next turn. Fritz also comes out at 100 with a solid 3rd sewn up.

Snouffer hits T15/16 at 100 on the outer rail but can't quite get to the exit row. Harley goes into the 80's at 80.

Bernhardt exits T14 at 80. Harrington clears the complex at 80. Weisen drops his last wear in the 13/14 complex at 100 but still gets hung up. Hoyt recovers from his spin at 20.

Turn 47 Deadline: Tuesday, December 31st @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
Trigger option in effect.

With a new baby in the house, Ross will be taking a leave of absence for the final race of the season. I suspect we'll see him back on the track sometime next season. Congratulations, Ross!
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Post 31 Dec 2019, 8:03 pm

Two more cars come home and the rest of the positions are almost determined. Probably one more turn and then I'll auto-adjudicate the rest of the race.

Turn 47 Summary

Benham takes 2nd at 160. Fritz crosses in 3rd at 140.

Scarpino exits the final turn at 100. Harley is ready to sprint next turn after going inside rail in the last corner. Bernhardt knocks down his last 2 wear at 140 on the outside.

Harrington goes outer rail at 100 for free. Weisen NPR's at 100 but with no wear to pay the penalty, he both spins and suffers brake damage.

Hoyt gets his car going 60.

Turn 48 Deadline: Friday, January 3rd @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 03 Jan 2020, 6:27 pm

Sorry for the lateness - at a conference in San Diego (awww) so it's hard to find time.

I can't quite auto-adjudicate yet.

Turn 48 Summary

Snouffer rolls across the finish line, comfortably in 4th place.

Harley successfully pushes his beleaguered engine to save 5th place (naked 7). Bernhardt takes 6th after pushing his top speed w/ 2s (modified 4).

Harrington comes out of the final turn at 100. Weisen is limited to 40 mph from his spin recovery and goes middle. He can go 80 next turn.

Hoyt approaches the final turn at 80. Will he do anything drastic next turn?

Turn 49 Deadline: Monday, January 6th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 06 Jan 2020, 9:25 am

Auto-adjudicate the rest of the way...

Turn 49 Summary

Harrington finishes 7th at 160. Weisen is limited to 80. Hoyt rounds the final turn at 100 on the rail.

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Turn 50 Summary

Weisen gets 8th @ 120. Hoyt finishes his turn at 100.

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Turn 51 Summary

Hoyt finishes at 140 for 9th.
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