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Post 18 May 2020, 8:48 am

Turn 27. Corner 9a gobbles up wear from the middle of the pack. David reels in Chris as Chris tries to conserve wear for the 3rd lap. The back group approaches corner 9a in their own 3-wide.
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Post 18 May 2020, 8:51 am

Turn 28. David grabs Chris' tailpipe. He's caught the leader!
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Post 18 May 2020, 11:33 am

Turns 29-31. Crowd roars as the leaders, the battle for 3rd, and the battle for 5th all come by side-by-side for the white flag. In the front, David passes Chris to take the lead.
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Post 18 May 2020, 11:43 am

Turns 32-34. Starting the last lap, David has 8w with Chris down to 4w. Similarly, Stephen has 8w and Jack has 4w in the battle for 3rd. The last group all has 8w+ with Josh holding the most at 10-11w (All counts approximate).

Jack has damaged brakes from the end of Lap 2. Will damages his accelerator coming across the start/finish line for lap 3.

The field snakes through the front half with David starting to pull away and cars 2-8 bumper to bumper. The 80/80 cars in particular are still stuck in traffic and can't open up their engines.
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Post 18 May 2020, 11:47 am

Turns 35-37. The battle for 2nd heats up between Jack, Chris Brandt and Stephen.
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Post 18 May 2020, 11:49 am

Turn 38. David flies down the backstretch while the rest of the field is battling the first hairpin.
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Post 18 May 2020, 11:50 am

Turn 39. Chris Brown forces his way past Will to create some running room.
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Post 18 May 2020, 11:53 am

Turn 40. David, with his remaining tires, sails toward the last hairpin. Stephen looks for an opening past Chris Brandt. Another 3-wide in the rear pack for 4th.
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Post 18 May 2020, 11:57 am

Turn 41. As David cruises, the battles continue behind him. Chris' maintains his edge over Stephen and now has the wear advantage going into the last corner. Cars 4-8 stack up before corner 9a.
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Post 18 May 2020, 11:59 am

Turn 42. David turns toward the finish line and the checkered flag. Stephen uses the slip to pull up next to Chris for 2nd. The congested corner 9a takes its toll as Jack's brakes fail and he pulls off the track.
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Post 18 May 2020, 12:03 pm

Turn 43. David takes the checkered flag for his first Summer Lighting victory. Stephen grabs the initiative and chooses the line after his late brake. Chris pulls up inside. The rest of the field is one car length back. That's a lot of metal aiming for the last hairpin.
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Post 18 May 2020, 12:10 pm

Turn 44. With both at 60, Chris Brandt moves first and blocks the line. Stephen moves one space and late brakes to 40 to stay on the line behind Chris. Josh at 80 late brakes and takes the line. Heinz at 80 is forced outside. Will at 100 finds no room and late brakes only to damage his brakes and spin on the line. Chris takes the only path remaining inside.
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Post 18 May 2020, 12:16 pm

Turn 45. Chris accelerates to 120 to cross the line for 2nd. Stephen pushes his acceleration and gets to 100 plus the slip to stay on his bumper but not cross the line. Josh pushes his acceleration but fails. He pulls up to Stephen's bumper. Heinz maneuvers out of the hairpin for one last shot at opening up that big engine.
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Post 18 May 2020, 12:23 pm

Turns 46-47. The battle for 3rd is decided as Stephen's top speed gives out. Josh's successfully tested acceleration and top speed take him past Stephen for 3rd. Heinz easily takes 5th also testing his top speed. Chris Brown also makes it across the line and Will follows on the next turn.

Note the turn counter on lap 46 incorrectly shows 45. The picture is labelled correctly.
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