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Post 24 Feb 2020, 6:25 am

The leaders are coming in hot on a very slow corner...

Turn 11 Summary

Harley continues down the backstretch at 180. Hoyt, at 160 and with the double slip, pulls alongside the bigger engine. Neither car has enough brakes for what's ahead.

Fritz continues to putt-putt down the straight at 140 but is aided somewhat by the draft. Benham keeps the pace at 160 to stay on the bumper of the maroon racer.

Snouffer throws all his skill into going 180 (modified 3/5 on Acc & Top respectively).

Bernhardt pushes on Acc with 2s (modified 7) to hit his top speed of 180. Hudson pulls into the straight at 160.

Harrington comes alongside the #72 car at 120 and the double bonus. Weisen hits the backstretch at 140.

Scarpino finishes out T12 at 120 w/ already paid wear. Bauska runs the snail at 80 for a wear.

Turn 12 Deadline: Wednesday, February 26th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT).
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Post 26 Feb 2020, 6:02 am

Two cars clear the T14/15 complex, two cars approach responsibly, and two cars are coming in hot.

Turn 12 Summary

Harley plots 120 then late brakes to 100 with a wear. He careens around T14/15 on the line for 2 more wear. Hoyt plots 120 and late brakes w/ 1s (modified 6). He follows the #27 and after coughing up 2 wear, maintains relative position.

Fritz grabs the line at 100. Benham goes outside at 120.

Snouffer test his engine again (naked 7) to continue at 180. Bernhardt also maintains 180, albeit with the bigger engine. Not enough brakes on either of these racers for the upcoming turn.

Hudson takes an RM plot of 160 (1st offense, warning only). Harrington keeps the pace, also at 160.

Weisen tops out at 160. Scarpino, at 180, grabs the tailpipe on the M&M's Toyota.

Bauska brings up the rear at 140.

Turn 13 Deadline: Friday, February 28th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 28 Feb 2020, 6:11 am

The co-leaders approach lap 2.

Turn 13 Summary

Harley and Hoyt take turns on the T16 line and maintain relative position.

Fritz knocks down 2 wear on the T14/15 line and sets up the next one. Benham burns a wear on the outer rail at 80.

Snouffer over brakes for a wear then runs the T14/15 line for 2. He has the next line and picks up a position on the leaderboard. Bernhardt plots 120 then late brakes w/ 2s (modified 4). He drops 2 wear on the line and picks up the tail of the orange Toyota.

Hudson and Harrington trade paint at 120 with Hudson getting the line, Harrington outside.

Weisen approaches the slow corner at 140. Scarpino maxes out his engine at 180 and pulls alongside the M&M's car.

Bauska drops the hammer at 180.

Turn 14 Deadline: Monday, March 2nd @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 02 Mar 2020, 6:01 am

The race leaders are on lap 2!

A friendly reminder that the RM does not correct for obvious errors or omissions.

Turn 14 Summary

Harley drops the hammer to 180 as he roars across the S/F line and into lap 2. Hoyt, at 160, drops in behind the race leader.

Fritz burns a wear on the T16 line at 140. Snouffer loses some space at 120.

Benham, at 120, grabs the bumper on the red machine. Bernhardt clips a tire on the line and pulls even with the orange racer.

Hudson drops a wear on the T14/15 line at 80. With no preference stated (nor defaults in place), he ends inside and off line for the next corner. Harrington slows to 60 for free then blocks the line for those behind.

Weisen rolls outer rail at 100 for 2 wear then cuts towards the T16 line. Scarpino follows the yellow car and ends inside but has no access to the next racing line.

At 120, Bauska addresses T14/15 on the inside, as specified in the plot.

Turn 15 Deadline: Wednesday, March 4th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 04 Mar 2020, 5:59 am

A new race leader emerges...

Turn 15 Summary

Harley burns a precious tire at 120 on T2 as he goes outer rail. Hoyt, also at 120, readies the corner on the inside and the race lead.

Fritz rolls across the S/F line at 140. Snouffer closes the gap at 160.

Bernhardt has the initiative as he drops the hammer to 180. Benham, at 160 and the bonus, sets up a 3-wide in the T1 approach to the first snail.

Hudson clips a tire at 140 in the T16 120's.

Scarpino drops a wear in the 100's at 120 and with the slipstream pulls alongside the blue machine. Weisen runs the T16 line for free at 120.

Harrington follows the M&M's car at 120 and gets the bonus to pull even with his benefactor. Bauska slows to 60 and scrapes off a wear in the 40 spot.

Turn 16 Deadline: Friday, March 6th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 06 Mar 2020, 5:48 am

No time for a write-up today...

Turn 17 Deadline: Monday, March 9th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 10 Mar 2020, 4:31 am

The snail takes its toll on the tires.

Turn 17 Summary

Hoyt grabs the T6 line at 140. Harley gets up to 140 with his big engine.

Fritz finishes out the snail at 100. Benham opts for the inside at 100.

Bernhardt drops 2 wear at 100 and picks up a bumper. Snouffer burns 2 in the snail at 100 (the chart shows only 1 wear - I will correct next turn).

Hudson posts 140 then late brakes to 120 w/ 1s (modified 7). He runs the outer rail fofr a wear. Scarpino clips 2 tires at 120 in the T2 80's. Weisen has no place to put his machine at 120. He late brakes for a wear, then gives up another in the 80's.

Harrington dives into the 60's at 100 and the bonus. He picks up two positions on the leaderboard at a cost of 2 wear.

Bauska drops the hammer to 180 as he crosses the S/F line.

Turn 18 hard deadline: Thursday, March 12th @ 7 a.m. EDT (1 p.m. GMT)
Soft deadline is Wednesday, March 11th.
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Post 10 Mar 2020, 12:07 pm

Harley had a slim lead at the line.
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Post 11 Mar 2020, 7:56 pm

A pack of cars forms in front of the hairpin.

Turn 18 Summary

Hoyt burns 2 wear on the T6 line to extend the lead. Harley, at 80, drops one on the line.

Fritz approaches the hairpin at 120 and grabs the line.

Benham, at 140, opts for the outer rail. Bernhardt gets the inside at 120 and the bonus. The #43 has been moving through the field very efficiently.

Snouffer pulls in behind the Carolina blue racer at 140.

Scarpino and Harrington take turns through T3 in the 60's at 100.

Hudson over brakes to 60 for a wear to finish the corner (mis-plot?). Weisen continues at 100 and drops a tire in the T3 60's. He overtakes the #72.

Bauska decels to 120 before rolling into the snail on the outer rail for a wear.

Turn 19 Deadline: Saturday, March 14th @ 7 a.m. EDT (1 p.m. GMT)
Trigger option in effect.
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Post 14 Mar 2020, 7:46 am

Russ & Paul, you fellas ok?!

Turn 19 Summary

Hoyt runs T18 on the line for free. Harley keeps the pace with an RM plot of 120 (NPR #1).

Fritz gets the initiative at 100 and runs the line for 2 wear. Benham goes next at 100 and burns 2 on the outer rail.

Bernhardt takes an RM plot of 60 (NPR #1). He drops a wear on the inside and gets in line. Snouffer runs the line at 80 for a wear and pulls alongside the distracted driver in the blue car.

Scarpino and Harrington trade paint at 120 with the former on the line and latter outside.

Weisen rolls behind at 100 and the bonus. Hudson stays on the tailpipe of the yellow machine at 120.

Bauska slows to 60, avoiding further wear expenditure.

Turn 20 Deadline: Monday, March 16th @ 7 a.m. EDT (1 p.m. GMT)
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Post 16 Mar 2020, 8:23 am

No drama this turn...

Turn 20 Summary

Hoyt rounds the the jug handle at 80 for free. Harley scrapes off half his remaining wear to clear the corners at 100.

Fritz runs T8 on the line for free at 120 and has the next line. Benham, at 120 and the bonus, grabs a position, albeit off-line.

Bernhardt keeps up at 120 and the slip. Snouffer, also at 120, pulls in on the #43's bumper.

Harrington has the initiative at 100. He burns 2 on the outer rail of T6. Scarpino drops a wear on the T6 line at 80.

Weisen slows to 60 and takes the T6 line for free. With the line blocked, Hudson takes his 80 to the outside for a wear and clears.

Bauska goes to the dice cup at 140, using a default of 2sp on the roll (modified 7).

Turn 21 Deadline: Wednesday, March 18th @ 7 a.m. EDT (1 p.m. GMT)
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Post 18 Mar 2020, 5:32 am

The race leader is feeling frisky today...

Turn 21 Summary

Hoyt races into T11 at 120. He burns 2 wear and tosses his last SP into the chance roll (modified 3). Whew! Harley pulls up to T11 at 140.

Fritz gets the initiative at 120, tossing 2 wear on the line. Benham slows to 80 and takes the outer rail before blocking the line.

Bernhardt runs outside for free at 80. Snouffer takes the line for free at 80 and gains a position.

Harrington clips a tire at 140 on the T8 line. Scarpino takes his 2nd RM plot of 120 for a 1 wear penalty.

Weisen and Hudson both round T7 at 120. Bauska brings up the rear at 80 as he scrapes off a tire on the T6 line.

Turn 22 Deadline: Friday, March 20th @ 7 a.m. EDT (1 p.m. GMT)
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Post 20 Mar 2020, 5:44 am

The race leader pulls away...

Turn 22 Summary

Hoyt continues his wild ride through the snail at 120 and creates more space from the field. Harley enters the snail in the 40 spot. At 60 mph, he sheds his last wear with a lot of race left!

Fritz drops 2 tires at 100 in the 60's. Benham pulls up in the middle at 120.

Snouffer, at 140, takes inside position. Bernhardt goes outside at 120 and the bonus.

Harrington and Scarpino take turns through the jug handle at 80.

Weisen burns a wear at 100 on the line. Hudson races into the left-hand complex at 120 and gets hung on the outer rail for 2 with the blocked line.

Bauska gets distracted and takes an RM plot of 120 (NPR #2: 1 wear penalty).

Turn 23 Deadline: Monday, March 23rd @ 7 a.m. EDT (1 p.m. GMT)
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Post 23 Mar 2020, 4:44 am

As one threesome exits the snail, another is ready to enter.

Turn 23 Summary

Hoyt pulls away at 160. Harley loses a car length at 140.

With the increasing track speed, Fritz ups his speed to 120 w/ already paid wear.

Benham gets the initiative at 100 and takes the snail for 2 wear. Bernhardt follows, also at 100 for 2. Snouffer, at 80 and 2 wear, is pushed to the outside.

Harrington grabs the middle lane in front of the snail at 100. Scarpino slots inside at 120. Weisen goes outside at 120 and the bonus to set up a three-wide.

Hudson finishes T10 at 120. Bauska burns a tire at 100 in the jug handle.

Turn 24 Deadline: Wednesday, March 25th @ 7 a.m. EDT (1 p.m. GMT)
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Post 25 Mar 2020, 4:56 am

The dice gods continue their kind ways in this race.

Turn 24 Summary

Hoyt slows to 140 as he approaches the hairpin. Harley drops the hammer to 180 and gains two car lengths. Fritz hits his top speed of 140.

Benham and Bernhardt trade paint down the long straight at 160 each. Snouffer tucks in behind, also at 160 after hitting the dice cup (naked 7).

Harrington has the initiative at 100. He knocks down 2 wear in the snail. Scarpino is next at 80, also scrubbing 2 wear. Weisen drops one wear at 80 and grabs a tailpipe.

Hudson races into the snail at 100, using a wear and an appeal to the dice gods with a 2 skill donation (modified 6). He barely keeps the car on the track and is able to find the exit lane. Bauska pulls up to the snail at 140.

Turn 25 Deadline: Friday, March 27th @ 7 a.m. EDT (1 p.m. GMT)
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