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Post 12 Jan 2021, 10:58 am

Builds are in:

Only Brent & Stephen with identical builds. All others unique.

Lots of variety which bodes well for a competitive race. Muscly cars, wimpy cars, start speeds all over the place, and tires from 18 to 24. the least variation is in skill.
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Post 13 Jan 2021, 5:30 am

Bids are in:

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Here's the grid:

1. Joe (I darkened the car to differentiate from Russ)
2. Kevin
3. Stephen
4. Russ
5. Brent
6. Renaud
7. Rando
8. Mike
9. Doug (I hope the trim on the Renault is enough to differentiate from Kevin)

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Post 14 Jan 2021, 10:08 pm

Turn by turn results posted soon. In the meantime, here is how the race finished.

1. M.Polcen
2. S.Peeples
3. D.Schulz
4. R.Harley
5. R.Needham
6. J.Costa
7. B.Fritz
8. R.Verlaque
DNF. K.Keller
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Order of finish
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Post 15 Jan 2021, 8:52 am

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T1: Seven of nine cars push the start and all succeed.


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T2: IIRC, Kevin pushed to 180 for initiative before late-braking to 160. Mike also pushes unnecessarily (I have no idea why I did that).


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T3: Kevin plots 120, late brakes again, and blocks the line. Stephen, at 120 and a bonus, careens around Toyota and dives into Aquarium for the outright lead. With four wear and his big chip on the chance table, he rolls an 11. Spin!
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Post 15 Jan 2021, 9:01 am

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T4: Toyota continues to take its toll on the tires. Russ late brakes and burns 2 wear in the very slow Aquarium turn.


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T5: Stephen pushes to 100 and continues to spend wear like its going out of style. Mike spends the first of his huge stack.


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T6: A relatively quiet turn with the only wear spent by some back-markers to join the chase pack.
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Post 15 Jan 2021, 9:09 am

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T7: Joe and Russ spend big in Tecate. I have no idea why there's a wear chip on the board for Renaud.


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T8: Kevin and Stephen are cleared for East Seaside. Tecate takes out more tires, two from Brent.


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T9: Almost everyone else is cleared for East Seaside with Brent and Rando dropping wear. Mike is lallygagging.
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Post 15 Jan 2021, 9:29 am

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T10: Kevin dives into Firestone with Stephen on his heels. A three-wide sets up behind them. The crowd roars as Rando drops the hammer.


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T11: Stephen & Rando manage brake issues. Indy Left & Firestone ring up some more tires.


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T12: Kevin, Stephen, & Russ are able to clear Le Gasomet (hairpin to right) on the racing line. Two tires apiece, please. Renaud has to hit the brakes.
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Post 15 Jan 2021, 9:36 am

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T13: The leaders break-away. The hairpin (and Brent's 40) causes frustration in the chase pack.


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T14: Joe and Brent push their engines. Everyone else clears Le Gasomet.


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T15: The leaders get settled in for the grind ahead. Doug and Rando make use of their high performance engines.
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Post 15 Jan 2021, 9:48 am

Wear count at the start of Lap 2

(clockwise from Mike)
Mike 22
Kevin 10
Stephen 13
Rando 10
Joe 9
Renaud 13
Brent 16
Doug 19
Russ 5

Note: These counts were prior to Mike & Doug going through the hairpin.

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T16: Kevin punishes his brakes once too often.


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T17: Russ challenges Kevin but will he have any tires left for the final lap? Rando & Mike push to 180 for position. Rando damages his engine and to add insult to injury still has to late brake.


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T18: Russ grabs the lead. Some over-braking in the back.
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Post 15 Jan 2021, 9:53 am

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T19: Only the back markers burning wear.


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T20: More battling in the back.


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T21: Russ & Kevin are cleared for Seaside. Brent and Mike drop wear in Tecate.
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Post 15 Jan 2021, 9:58 am

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T22: Four more cars are onto Seaside.


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T23: Russ is into Firestone. Mike drops a 180. Rando is keeping his powder dry in the back.


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Alas, Kevin's brakes give out and his car retires from the track.
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Post 15 Jan 2021, 10:04 am

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T25: Russ clears Le Gasomet. Mike bulls his way into 2nd place.


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T26: Brent noses his way into 2nd place but not for long.


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T27: Russ has a sizable lead but is out of wear. Joe and Doug clear Le Gasomet while Renaud gets hung up.
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Post 15 Jan 2021, 10:18 am

Wear count at the start of Lap 3

(clockwise from Mike)
Mike 9
Stephen 8
Rando 9
Joe 5
Renaud 5
Brent 5
Doug 8
Russ 0

Note: These counts were prior to Rando going through the hairpin.

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T28: All spread out on Shoreline Drive.


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T29: A clear board. Mike & Stephen hunt down Russ.


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T30: Russ puts his last two skill chips on a chance roll and survives to tell the tale! Renaud damages his engine on a top speed test.
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Post 15 Jan 2021, 10:26 am

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T31: Doug does a little bit of extra braking to save wear.


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T32: Quite a turn here. Russ goes to the dice cup again but, with no skill left, his car goes round and round. After Mike goes outer rail, Stephen, having plotted 100, has some decisions. He late brakes to 80 and pulls off a forced pass on Russ who cannot block (Mike already stated in no uncertain terms that he would block any such attempt). Stephen has the lead!


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T33: ... and Mike snaps it away.
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Post 15 Jan 2021, 10:35 am

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T34: Mike spends two in Tecate for the outright lead. Russ hangs Brent in the same corner.


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T35: Stephen opts to trade wear for a slip position on Mike.


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T36: Stephen's gambit fails with a '10' on his engine push. Brent & Joe pressure Russ. Doug is cleared for take-off.