Join In On The Action "Register Here" To View The Forums

Already a Member Login Here

Board index Forum Index
User avatar
Indy Car Driver (Pro IV)
 
Posts: 6645
Joined: 08 Apr 2002, 9:45 am

Post 19 Feb 2021, 7:22 am

The race leader has company...

Turn 13 Summary

Harley slows to 60, saving wear in T15. Costa, at 100, goes outer rail (?) for 2 wear and finds himself near the leader's wing.

Harrington goes outside in T15 at 100.

Dygert pushes the engine with 2s (modified 5) and hits 160 on the straight. Caldwell tucks in at 140.

Walling drops the hammer to 180, hits the DRS, and moves up the leader board. Kubala, at 160, catches the exhaust on the #99.

Puddifoot clears T12 on the line at 60. Kay, at 80, burns off some speed before entering T12 on the line for a wear.

Schipper drops a tire at 80 then burns off some speed to grab the T12 line.

Hoyt and Bernhardt both plot 60 with the former maintaining the preferred lane, the latter outside.

Turn 14 Deadline: Monday, February 22nd @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
T13.png
User avatar
Indy Car Driver (Pro IV)
 
Posts: 1779
Joined: 22 Nov 2014, 4:13 pm

Post 19 Feb 2021, 1:12 pm

So far the lap record is in no danger
C4 summary.png
User avatar
Indy Car Driver (Pro IV)
 
Posts: 6645
Joined: 08 Apr 2002, 9:45 am

Post 22 Feb 2021, 5:52 am

The dice gods have a case of the Mondays...

Here's a look at the medium-speed Turn 16 at Baku:

Turn 16 pic small.jpg


Turn 14 Summary

Harley clears T16 on the line at 100 and is cleared for take-off. Costa, also at 100, hangs himself in the corner.

Harrington slows to 60 to save wear and in doing so, will lose four positions. Yikes.

Dygert tosses 2 wear at 100 and sets up the line. Walling has to over-brake to 100 (natural 10). He hears a crunch and the brakes are feeling real squishy. 3 wear total - 2 for the corner and one for brake damage. He opts for position over the line.

Caldwell clips 2 tires in T15 at 100, as does Kubala.

Puddifoot hits the gas pedal to 140. Kay pulls even at 140 and the bonus.

Schipper runs the T12 line at 60. Hoyt and Bernhardt both clear at 60.

Turn 15 Deadline: Wednesday, February 24th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
T14.png
User avatar
Indy Car Driver (Pro IV)
 
Posts: 6645
Joined: 08 Apr 2002, 9:45 am

Post 24 Feb 2021, 6:14 am

Y'all picked a bad week to mess with the dice gods...

The waist of the track coming out of T19:

Turn 19 pic.jpg


Turn 15 Summary

Harley jams down on the gas pedal with 1s to hit his top speed of 180 (modified 1). He has cleared the final turn. Costa finishes out T16 at 100 and sets up the green line.

Dygert gets initiative at 140 and drops 2 wear on the T16 line before tucking in on the red machine. Walling, at 100, burns a wear on the inside and hops into the conga line.

Caldwell runs the T16 line for a wear at 120.

Kubala follows the orange machine into the corner at 120, also for a wear. Harrington dumps 2 wear on the inside and takes back a few spots on the leaderboard.

Puddifoot runs the outer rail of T15 for free at 100. Kay, also at 100, clips 2 tires in T15 to clear.

Schipper hits the straight at 140. Hoyt attempts to keep up by grabbing the dice cup but the engine sputters as the dice gods say 'not today' (natural 10). Bernhardt brings up the rear at 140 to pull even with the smoking blue car.

Turn 16 Deadline: Friday, February 26th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
T15.png
User avatar
Indy Car Driver (Pro IV)
 
Posts: 6645
Joined: 08 Apr 2002, 9:45 am

Post 26 Feb 2021, 7:50 am

Turn 16 Summary

Harley races towards lap 2 at 160 with the horde behind him.

Costa keeps the pace at 160 through T19. Dygert, at 160 and the bonus, pulls alongside the #7. At 180, Walling runs the T19 line.

Harrington gets the initiative at 180 and takes the line for free. Caldwell stays inside at 160 and finds a bumper.

We find out what that big engine of Kubala's can do. He slams down on the gas pedal and rockets through T19 at 200.

Kay dumps two wear in T16 at 140 to clear. In conservation mode, Puddifoot slows to 60.

Schipper slows to 80 and burns a wear in T15 on the inner rail. Hoyt, at 120, rolls outside for a wear. Bernhardt brings up the rear at 100 and follows the blue machine into the corner.

Turn 17 Deadline: Monday, March 1st @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
T16.png
User avatar
Indy Car Driver (Pro IV)
 
Posts: 6645
Joined: 08 Apr 2002, 9:45 am

Post 01 Mar 2021, 6:18 am

Whoa!

Turn 17 Summary

Harley is in lap 2 at 160 and grabs the line.

Costa pushes his engine w/ 1s (modified 1) to put his nose into lap 2. Dygert, at 160, grabs his bumper.

Walling, at 160, is more than happy to take the double slip and move up one position.

Kubala thrills the spectators in the grandstand when he drops the hammer to 220 (modified 0). Whoa! Harrington grabs a tailpipe at 180.

Caldwell takes advantage of the double slip and, at 160, pulls even with his benefactor.

Kay fires up his big engine to 180 and is through the final turn.

Puddifoot clears T16 at 100. Schipper pulls up to the turn on the line at 100.

Hoyt slows to 80 and readies the T16 line. Bernhardt drops 2 wear in T15 at 100 and keeps the line as an option.

Turn 18 Deadline: Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
T17 copy.png
User avatar
Indy Car Driver (Pro IV)
 
Posts: 6645
Joined: 08 Apr 2002, 9:45 am

Post 03 Mar 2021, 5:59 am

They're stacked & packed in front of Turn 1.

Turn 1 pic sm.jpg
An aerial shot of Turn 1 and the waterfront.


Turn 18 Summary

Harley runs the T1 line for 2 wear at 120.

Kubala gets the initiative at 160. He dives into the outer rail for 2 wear and sits in 2nd place. Costa goes next at 140, late brakes to 120 with a wear, and grabs the T1 line. Walling goes from 140 down to 120 (naked 8) and slots to the inside.

Dygert, at 120, stays on the inner rail.

Caldwell gets the initiative at 160 and takes the only lane open to him. Harrington gets the line at 140.

Kay enjoys the clean air at 180. Puddifoot stomps the pedal and runs T19 at 180 on the line.

Schipper rounds T16 on the line at 100.

Bernhardt has the initiative at 140 and burns 2 wear on the line. Hoyt drops a wear at 120.

Turn 19 Deadline: Friday, March 5th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
T18.png