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Post 29 Jan 2020, 2:34 pm

The cars are on the grid and we're about to begin the final race of the '19-'20 season.
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Post 31 Jan 2020, 2:26 pm

7 pushes and 7 passes. Interesting note, of the 7 only Pellegrino actually needed skill to pass.

Turn 1 summary:
Pellegrino gets the jump off the line at 80 to grab the early lead.
Rae lets his engine carry him comfortably into P2 at 60.
Swaine pushes to 80 pulling even with Rae.
Schulz drops to the inside at 60 with no dice.

Brown gets 80 from his engine and jumps outside of Schulz.
Kennington, happy to not stress his engine, joins the inside group.
Brandt is the first of the 20mph starters to push to 40 staying inside.
Kellison keeps up with the lead pack at 80 in the middle.

Rando and Haskell match 40mph pushes, keeping up with Brandt.
Polcen keeps his engine happy at 20.

Next deadline: turn 2 due Monday, February 3 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 03 Feb 2020, 2:25 pm

The leaders begin to pick their way through corner 2.

Turn 2 summary:
Pellegrino drops two wear into the middle lane at 120.
Rae also sheds two wear on the outside at 140.
Swaine's maximum acceleration gets him to 120. He hugs the inside.
Brown is able to pull almost even with Swaine at 140.
(Note: both Swaine and Brown are committed to their corner lanes)

Schulz opts to not press his engine, instead using a slip to fall in behind the red car at 100.
Kennington, on the other hand, shoves the accelerator to get to 140 and pulls up next to Schulz.
Kellison also has the draft in his favor as his 140 move matches Kennington's 160 making it three wide.
Brandt is able to get to 120 and leads a small chase pack.

Rando's inside position gives him the slip allowing him to stay with Brandt at 100.
Haskell also is at 100 but with no dancing partner for this turn he drops in behind the light green machine.
Polcen is happy to take what his car was designed for as he reaches 80 this turn.

Next deadline: turn 3 due Wednesday, February 5 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 05 Feb 2020, 2:20 pm

The turn 2-4 complex causes a couple of late reactions.

Turn 3 summary:
Pellegrino taps the brakes to 100 and continues his wear through the 60s
Swaine runs the 60s at 80 for one wear.
Rae also does 80 and uses his already paid wear to take the 40 space.
Brown continues the 80 parade clearing the corner through the 80s and 60s for one wear.

Kennington gets the jump out of the three way, plotting 120. He then knocks down one wear and a modified 6 to get to 80, scrubbing off two more wear in the 40.
Schulz's 80 move trades one wear for the 60s all the way.
Kellison has the final 80 move and has nowhere to go but the 100s.
Brandt runs into the 80s at 100 shedding one wear.

Rando hits the approach to corner 2 at 100 on the inside.
Haskell pulls even with Rando at 120, taking the middle lane.
Polcen makes up ground at 140 on the inside.

Next deadline: turn 4 is due Friday, February 7 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 07 Feb 2020, 2:14 pm

The front 5 break away and jostle for position as the rest of the field snakes through the first few corners.

Turn 4 summary:
Pellegrino grabs the line into corner 6 at 140.
Rae uses his full acceleration to pull even with the purple car.
Swaine gets to 120 and hugs the inside.
Brown comes out of corner 4 at 140 ending wheel-to-wheel with Swaine.

Kennington matches Brown's acceleration and gets a slip from Rae to pick up two positions.
Schulz maintains 80 through the final 60 space and keeps it close to the curb.
Kellison taps the brakes to 60 and sheds a wear in the 40 space.
Brandt also drops to 60 and follows the silver machine through the 40 dropping one wear.

Rando negotiates the 60s all the way at 60 for free.
Haskell wanted 80 but both lanes were blocked. A tap of the brakes for a wear and he follows Brandt through the 40 for one more wear.
Polcen conserves wear through the 80s at speed.

Next deadline: turn 5 due Monday, February 10 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 10 Feb 2020, 2:00 pm

turn 5
No write up, just had a tooth pulled.
Map and chart should explain.
No dice rolls or position changes this turn.

Next deadline: turn 6 due Wednesday, Feb 12 at 4pm EST
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Post 12 Feb 2020, 3:02 pm

(Note: I lied last turn. Haskell passed Rando for position. Blame it on the drugs.)

A change of leader is (really) the only position change this turn.

Turn 6 summary:
Pellegrino runs the corner 8 line at 120 and sets up on the line for corner 9.
Rae follows through corner 8 and gets a slip, moving to the inside for the lead.
Kennington also gets a slip from Rae allowing him to follow through the line and keep on Rae's tailpipe.
Swaine does 120, hitting the corner 8 line

Brown also comes off corner 6 at 120, the bonus sending him into the corner 8 120s.
Schulz, Kellison, Brandt, Haskell and Rando all run the corner 6 racing line at 80, each dropping one wear. Those with a choice move to the inside.

Polcen pushes his power plant to 140 and it responds, allowing him to cover most of the medium length straight.

Next deadline: turn 7 due Friday, February 14 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 14 Feb 2020, 1:42 pm

Kennington made a big move early
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Post 14 Feb 2020, 2:01 pm

It's still early, but the points look interesting with only 5 points separating promotion from relegation.

Turn 7 summary:
Pellegrino squeals off two wear on the line at 120 to reassume command of the race.
Rae slows to 80 and runs the 80s for free, blocking the exit lane of the racing line.
Kennington was looking for that line at 80 but is willing to spend the wear to drop inside and take P2.
Swaine is able to clear the corner on the racing line at 100 shedding one wear.

Brown holds 120 but with Swaine on the line he's forced to the outside scrubbing off two wear.
Schulz runs the corner 8 line at 120 for free.
Brandt gets the jump on Kellison at 140 and has just enough room to clear the racing line for one wear.
Kellison follows the light blue race car through the line at 120.

Haskell was looking to make up some ground at 140 but with the line occupied he hits the 120s for one wear.
Rando gets the bonus from Haskell and is able to grab the line at 120, moving up one position.
Polcen knocks off one wear around the corner 6 racing line at 80.

Next deadline: turn 8 due Monday, February 17 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 17 Feb 2020, 2:43 pm

Some late braking into corner 10 as the trailing pack bunches up.

Turn 8 summary:
Pellegrino drives hard into corner 11 on the inside at 80 scrubbing off two wear.
Kennington uses his inside advantage to reach the corner in the middle lane, keeping his options open for next turn.
Rae matches the dark blue car's 120 move and shifts to the outside lane.
Swaine exits corner 10 at 140 and has no choice, he has to go inside, picking up P2 for now.

Brown finishes the 80s for already paid wear, taking the middle with a view of the three-wide ahead of him.
Schulz slows to 80, taking the racing line for free.
Brandt slows even more, running the 60s at speed.
Kellison enters the corner at 80 on the outside, the only lane available to him.

Haskell was sure someone in front of him would clear the corner so he plans a 120 move. He was mistaken. Two wear later he's down to 80 and on the racing line.
Rando also thought there would be room at the inn, but he's forced down from 100 to 80 with a wear and starts the 80s.
Polcen covers the corner 8 line at 120 for free.

Next deadline: turn 9 due Wednesday, February 19 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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