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Post 27 Jan 2020, 5:55 am

Builds are in!

There is one set of twins, Peeples/Fritz, and one triple Brandt/Needham/Kay. Five drivers look to jump out with 100 start speeds while four will bide their time with 20's. Eight cars went heavy on tires at 24 wear.

Start grid deadline: Wednesday, January 29th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 29 Jan 2020, 6:35 am

Gentlemen, start your engines!

Bids went as high as 7 with the 100 start speed looking for a clean lead. A normal distribution after that with four ties to resolve.

Turn 1 Deadline: Friday, January 31st @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)

Note: I'll try to blow the graphics up a bit next time as it seems kind of small.
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Post 31 Jan 2020, 9:42 am

Over half the drivers pushed start speed as the green flag drops. Two missed rolls leave a few back markers at a standstill.

Turn 1 Summary

Fritz pushes to 120 w/ 2s (modified 5) and grabs the first line. Swaine also pushes w/ 2s (modified 8), taking the inside and the early lead.

Kennard & Marvin both leave the dice in the cup at 100.

Peeples goes to the dice w/ his big chip (modified 2) and at 120, creates a 3-wide going into The Wall. Bauska is satisfied at 60.

Beckman also avoids dice and, at 60, takes the bumper of the #55. Brandt grabs the dice with 2s (modified 6) to pull in behind the yellow machine.

At 80 with 2s (modified 2), Miller gets initiative and pulls alongside the #22. Rando uses 2s on the push (modified 9) and mis-shifts, narrowly avoiding a stall.

Tatum would have had initiative at 40 but his 2s is not enough (modified 9) as he also mis-shifts. Kay responsibly starts his slow roll into the race at 20.

Note: Rando & Don may use their ACC next turn.

Turn 2 Deadline: Monday, February 3rd @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 03 Feb 2020, 6:35 am

The lead pack is through The Wall and will be entering the narrow portion of the track next turn.

Turn 2 Summary

Swaine knocks down 2 wear at 100 on the outer rail then blocks the line. Fritz also burns 2 at 100 before sliding down into first place.

Kennard plots 120 then late brakes before the turn (naked 4). He runs the line for 2 wear. Peeples scrapes 2 tires on the outer rail at 100 and gets hung up in The Wall. Marvin, at 80, moves last from his row but gets what he want - he clears the corner on the inside for 2 wear.

Bauska grabs the line at 120.

Miller has initiative at 120 and pulls in behind the #55 on the line. Beckman keeps the pace at 100 and the bonus.

Brandt, at 100, has some breathing room.

Kay gets initiative at 80. Rando, at 60, grabs the tailpipe on the blue Ford. Tatum pulls alongside the 'Rando Special' at 80.

Turn 3 Deadline: Wednesday, February 5th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 05 Feb 2020, 6:00 am

The lead pack gets some separation.

Turn 3 Summary

Fritz, at 140, cedes the line on the Bridge and pays a wear to maintain his slender lead. Swaine is happy to ride the line for free, also at 140.

Marvin clears the Bridge on the line at 140. Kennard, at 140 and the bonus, keeps the pace on the outer lane.

Peeples finishes out The Wall at 100. Bauska drops to 80, burning a wear on the line.

Miller has initiative at 100. With the line occupied, he runs the outer rail on the Wall for 2 wear. Beckman rounds the tight inside corner at 80 and knocks down 2 wear to move up several positions.

Brandt finds a nice line through The Wall at 100 for 2 wear to hit the exit row.

Kay pulls up to The Wall on the line at 140. Tatum has initiative at 160. He hugs the rail and is now obligated to take the 40 lane - not a problem with those big brakes!

Rando stays on the bumper of the Air Force car at 120 and the slip.

Turn 4 Deadline: Friday, February 7th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 06 Feb 2020, 12:16 pm

The leaders work the Ess curves while the back markers clear The Wall.

Turn 4 Summary

Fritz runs S1 on the line at 140 for a wear. This time he cedes the lead to grab the next line. Swaine follows the same path and takes the lead on the inside.

Marvin takes the S1 line for free at 120 and is able to stay with the leaders via the bonus. Kennard follows the #78, also at 120, to clear S1.

At 140, Peeples crosses the Bridge on the line for free.

Bauska gets the initiative at 160. He clips a tire on the Bridge before settling in on the #7's tailpipe. Beckman gives his engine all it's got to go 120. He stays on the inside after the Bridge.

Miller is fortunate to find the line unoccupied at 140. Brandt stays on the bumper of the Intimidator at 140 before switching over to a Pennzoil bumper at the Bridge.

Tatum brakes down to 80 with ease as he goes inner rail for 2 wear. Kay drops a tire in The Wall, taking the line at 80.

Rando conserves wear at 60 via the racing line but loses contact with the blue machine.

Turn 5 Deadline: Monday, February 10th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
Trigger option in effect. You fellas are doing a great job of getting plots in - I can go tomorrow morning if I have 'em all!
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Post 07 Feb 2020, 9:37 am

A clear leader emerges from the peleton.

Turn 5 Summary

Fritz gets the initiative at 140. He shaves off 2 wear on the S2 line. Swaine lets the maroon Toyota go, using the outer rail for free at 100.

Marvin, at 100, pulls astride the Golden Arches after traversing S2 on the line. Kennard runs the S2 line for free and finds a bumper to pull him along next turn.

Peeples completes the Esses on the lines at 100. Bauska, at 120, gets bumped to the outer rail in S2 for a wear.

Beckman burns a tire in S1 on the line at 140. Miller hangs back at 120, responsibly navigating S1 for free.

Brandt, at 120 and the bonus, opts to shred a tire in the S1 100 spot to move up one position.

Tatum careens over the Bridge, on the line, at 160 for a wear. Kay takes a ride on his tail at 140, keeping up with the bonus.

Rando pushes the powerplant with 1s (modified 8) to hit 140 and the Bridge line for free.

Turn 6 Deadline: Monday, February 10th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
No trigger with the weekend coming up.
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Post 10 Feb 2020, 6:42 am

The leaders prepare for the slow hairpin...

Turn 6 Summary

Fritz pulls up to Triangle on the line at 120.

Swaine, at 140, opts for the middle lane and access to the line. Also at 140, Marvin dives to the inside.

Kennard sets up a 3-wide going into the hairpin at 140 and the bonus. Peeples rolls into the short straight at 140.

Bauska finishes out the Ess curves at 120. Beckman burns a tire in S2 at 120 to pull even with the #55.

Brandt runs the S2 line for free at 100 and keeps the pace with the slipstream. Miller tucks in behind the #46 at 100.

Tatum runs the Ess curves at 120 for a wear. Kay gets more love from the #96 as he is able to clear the Ess curves for free at 100 and the bonus.

Rando rolls through S1 for free at 120.

Turn 7 Deadline: Wednesday, February 12th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 11 Feb 2020, 6:10 am

No problems in the hairpin as the first group goes through unscathed. There are a lot of options in this corner as evidenced by several cars eschewing the line.

Turn 7 Summary

Fritz clips 2 tires on the Triangle line.

Swaine has initiative out of the 3-wide. At 100, he runs the line for 2 wear. Kennard goes next at 100 and scrapes off 2 wear as he careens around corner. Marvin, moving last at 80, maintains his position by taking the corner tight on the inside for 2 wear.

Peeples races into the Triangle at 140 and burns 2 tires in the 100 section of the corner.

Beckman has initiative at 140. He opts for the inside position. Bauska, at 120, tucks in behind the Pennzoil Ford.

Brandt pulls up to the hairpin on the line at 120 and the bonus. Miller keeps the pace at 120 and the slip, ending with all options open.

Tatum catches the middle pack at 160. Kay stays with the white Toyota, also at 160.

Rando finishes out the Esses at 100 for free.

Turn 8 Deadline: Thursday, February 13th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 12 Feb 2020, 6:27 am

The leaders are into the long straight and almost all the cars have cleared the hairpin.

Turn 8 Summary

Fritz motors onto the straight at 140.

Marvin and Swaine trade paint at 140 each.

Kennard makes it a 3-wide at 160. Peeples finishes out the Triangle at 100.

Beckman makes the tight corner at 100, burning 2 wear and grabbing the dice cup with his big chip (modified 2). Didn't even break a sweat...

Brandt has the initiative at 100, rounding the Triangle on the line for 2 wear. Bauska clips 2 on the inner rail at 80.

Miller burns a wear on the line at 80. Tatum drops 2 on the inside lane, moving up a spot on the leaderboard.

Kay runs off some speed at 100 on the outer rail of the Triangle. Rando readies the Triangle line at 160.

Turn 9 Deadline: Friday, February 14th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 14 Feb 2020, 6:39 am

An unexpected new race leader!

Turn 9 Summary

Fritz grabs the outside line at 140.

Kennard has the initiative at 180 as makes the engine scream (naked 9). He takes the inside lane, brakes be damned!

Marvin opts for the inside at 140. Swaine goes outside line, also 140.

Peeples and Beckman trade paint down the straight at 140 each.

Bauska asks the engine for more horses with 1s (modified 5). It responds, and with both he and Brandt now at 160, they keep formation.

Tatum uses his big engine to get to 160. Miller needs an extra boost to hit 160 and he uses 1s to do so (modified 5). Another tandem roars down the straightaway.

Kay eases up to 80 which will incur a wear cost as he traverses the exit row. Rando scrapes off 2 wear, rounding the Triangle on the line at 100.

Turn 10 Deadline: Monday, February 17th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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Post 17 Feb 2020, 6:22 am

The 90 collects a big cluster of cars.

Turn 10 Summary

Kennard, at 120, careens around The 90 on the outer rail for 2 wear. He blocks the line. Fritz follows the green Toyota around the corner, also at 120 for 2, and regains the lead as he drops inside.

Marvin runs the inside line at 100 for 2 wear. Swaine clips a tire on the outside line and happens upon a tailpipe.

Peeples opts to set up The 90 on the inside line at 140. Beckham, also at 140, takes the other open line.

Bauska, at 140, gives up the racing lines to take the slip and shoot outside. Brandt settles in on the innermost line at 140.

Tatum grabs the outer rail at 160, leaving the inside line for Miller, also at 160.

Kay accelerates down the straight at 140. Rando, at 160, finds a dance partner.

Turn 11 Deadline: Wednesday, February 19th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon GMT)
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