Race 1 - 2019

DEVELOPMENTAL SERIES

In the media this week...

  • Checkers McGreen features on an EPSN segment hyping up the season, and will start in 12th.
  • Randy Flamethrower suffers an engine change just before race and the resulting penalty pushes him to 28th.
  • Corky Cadorkian has a fantastic week and will start in 6th.
  • Winter McFish appears in charity event in Bucyrus-Erie, but this perhaps distracted her as she'll start in 27th.
  • Gary Gannet uses poorly chosen words about some local protesters who cause his team to arrive late. It's replayed on national sports TV shows but it doesn't seem to slow him too much. He'll start in 18th.
  • Al Houns has a fan rally after an impressive offseason. With good times in qualifying, he will begin the season in 5th.
  • Dr. Strangeloaf is interviewed after qualifying: "The thing about racing is it's unpredictable. And I think we saw some of that unpredictability today." He'll begin in 17th.
  • Avianna Muir praises one of her sponsors for helping her achieve her dreams. She'll begin the race in 19th, half-way down the pack.

qualifying results

1st -- Ragnar Slipper

3rd -- Gunther Heindrickson

5th -- Al Houns

7th -- Victor Lucky

9th -- Paul Blart

11th -- Jack Carmichael

13th -- Bargain Bill

15th -- Lefty Louis

17th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

19th -- Avianna Muir

21st -- Lars Ungar

23rd -- Selinia Spiders

25th -- Rodney Trotter

27th -- Winter McFish

29th -- Cam Cargo

31st -- Andrew Fiddler

33rd -- Foggy Cockburn

35th -- Klodeus Cig






2nd -- Ignacio Del Gato

4th -- Sweet Clyde

6th -- Corky Cadorkian

8th -- Jane Kinglet

10th -- Colin "Tar" McAdam

12th -- Checkers McGreen

14th -- Marthis Fiino

16th -- Jac Houns

18th -- Gary Gannet

20th -- Lem Tables

22nd -- Tom Reynolds

24th -- Stanley Tee

26th -- Xavier Tate

28th -- Randy Flamethrower

30th -- DelBoy Trotter

32nd -- Angelina Muir

34th -- Flash Finley

36th -- Manne Love


RACE 1 - 2019 - 20 turns

Bucyrus 200

Road America, WI

Remember that each turn is 10 miles, and is represented by the skill being checked and the group of drivers being checked. With regards to groups, 1st - 7th is TOP, 8th - 19th is MIDDLE and 20th and below is BOTTOM.

TURN 1 - TV - MIDDLE - Avianna Muir and Dr. Strangeloaf fail to overtake. Gary Gannet overtakes Gunther Heindrickson and moves to #3. Checkers McGreen fails to overtake Corky Cadorkian due to Corky's brakes. Bonus points for Ragnar by leading from pole.

Turn 2 - DUEL - Or not. Both Checkers McGreen and Jack Carmichael decide it's not worth it at this point.

TURN 3 - SMART - MIDDLE - Jac Houns fails the gas roll and Lefty Louis fails to overtake Gunther Heindrickson due to brake roll. Bargain Bill (14) overtakes Ignacio Del Gato and moves to #2.

TURN 4 - CONTROL - MIDDLE - Marthis Fiino fails the gas roll. Checkers McGreen (14) overtakes Gunther Heindrickson and moves to #5. Colin McAdam fails the gas roll

TURN 5 - TROUBLE - TOP - Ragnar Slipper, Bargain Bill, Ignacio Del Gato, Gary Gannet, Checkers McGreen, Gunther Heindrickson and Sweet Clyde are all caught up in a big crash - disappointing especially for Ragnar who was leading on his debut! The only racer who doesn't manage to repair and get back on the track is Sweet Clyde, who is clearly too damaged to continue. AL HOUNS LEADS!

TURN 6 - YELLOW FLAG

TURN 7 - PIT TURN - We see fast pits and boosts made available for Marthis Fiino, Jac Houns, Dr. Strangeloaf, Selinia Spiders, Stanley Tee and Xavier Tate. Jane Kinglet attempts to take the lead from Al Houns and succeeds! JANE KINGLET LEADS!

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 1:

1st -- Jane Kinglet

3rd -- Colin McAdam

5th -- Paul Blart

7th -- Jack Carmichael

9th -- Jac Houns

11th -- Selinia Spiders

13th -- Xavier Tate

15th -- Lars Ungar

17th -- Avianna Muir

19th -- Rodney Trotter

21st -- Randy Flamethrower

23rd -- DelBoy Trotter

25th -- Angelina Muir

27th -- Xander Louis

29th -- Manne Love

31st -- Bargain Bill

33rd -- Gary Gannet

35th -- Gunther Heindrickson

2nd -- Al Houns

4th -- Victor Lucky

6th -- Corky Cadorkian

8th -- Marthis Fiino

10th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

12th -- Stanley Tee

14th -- Lefty Louis

16th -- Tom Reynolds

18th -- Lem Tables

20th -- Winter McFish

22nd -- Cam Cargo

24th -- Andrew Fiddler

26th -- Foggy Cockburn

28th -- Klodeus Cig

30th -- Ragnar Slipper

32nd -- Ignacio Del Gato

34th -- Checkers McGreen

OUT -- Sweet Clyde - turn 6, accident

TURN 8 - STAR - TOP - Only Victor Lucky has an attempt, but fails.

TURN 9 - DUEL - Victor Lucky decides against a duel.

TURN 10 - HEAT - TOP - Jack Carmichael (7) overtakes Jane Kinglet and takes the lead! Blart, Lucky and Al Houns all make lead challenges, but can't get there. JACK CARMICHAEL LEADS!

TURN 11 - DUEL - Lars Ungar decides against a duel. Lefty Louis can not find a safe duel due to the performance boosts ahead of him, and gives up.

TURN 12 - CONTROL - TOP - Colin McAdam (4) overtakes Jack Carmichael and moves to #1. Al Houns again is on it but fails the gas roll. COLIN "TAR" MCADAM LEADS!

TURN 13 - SKILL - TOP - Corky Cadorkian fails to overtake Colin McAdam due to Colin's braking skill, and Jane Kinglet can't get the accelerate needed to push up further.

TURN 14 - SKILL - MIDDLE - Trotter, Tables, Avianna Muir and Tom Reynolds attempt to move but fail. Xavier Tate uses their performance boost to attack and moves to #6. Stanley Tee does the same, to #7, Selinia Spiders takes second place using her boost, and Strangeloaf also moves up with a boost, taking sixth - before he's passed by Jac Houns. What a busy stint!

TURN 15 - SMART - MIDDLE - Tom Reynolds (16) overtakes Selinia Spiders and moves to #2. Corky Cadorkian fails to overtake Tom Reynolds due to brake skill.

TURN 16 - RARE - There's drama in the pit lane which takes attention off the race. Jane Kinglet and Jack Carmichael's crews have really got into it, and it looks like it could spill out onto the track. The two should now be considered feuding!

TURN 17 - PIT TURN - We see fast pits from Dr. Strangeloaf, Avianna Muir and Gary Gannet. Al Houns attempts to take the lead from Colin McAdam and succeeds! AL HOUNS LEADS!

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 2:

1st -- Al Houns

3rd -- Jac Houns

5th -- Selinia Spiders

7th -- Jane Kinglet

9th -- Marthis Fiino

11th -- Victor Lucky

13th -- Stanley Tee

15th -- Corky Cadorkian

17th -- Lars Ungar

19th -- Rodney Trotter

21st -- Winter McFish

23rd -- Cam Cargo

25th -- Andrew Fiddler

27th -- Foggy Cockburn

29th -- Klodeus Cig

31st -- Ragnar Slipper

33rd -- Ignacio Del Gato

35th -- Gunther Heindrickson

2nd -- Colin McAdam

4th -- Tom Reynolds

6th -- Jack Carmichael

8th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

10th -- Avianna Muir

12th -- Xavier Tate

14th -- Paul Blart

16th -- Lefty Louis

18th -- Lem Tables

20th -- Gary Gannet

22nd -- Randy Flamethrower

24th -- DelBoy Trotter

26th -- Angelina Muir

28th -- Xander Louis

30th -- Manne Love

32nd -- Bargain Bill

34th -- Checkers McGreen

OUT -- Sweet Clyde - turn 6, accident

Round 18 - SMART - MIDDLE - No moves in this stint of the race as the racers bide their time.

Round 19 - CONTROL - MIDDLE - Lem Tables and Lars Ungar fail to move, but Marthis Fiino boosts forwards past Jane Kinglet, taking seventh.

Round 20 - RARE - Controversy to finish the race! Tom Reynolds, sitting in 4th, gets flagged for a block he did ages ago, and gets pushed all the way to the back for an Aggressive Driving penalty. Poor chap - on course for a great finish and that happens!

AL HOUNS WINS THE BUCYRUS 200!

Final Standings:

1st -- Al Houns

3rd -- Jac Houns

5th -- Jack Carmichael

7th -- Jane Kinglet

9th -- Avianna Muir

11th -- Xavier Tate

13th -- Paul Blart

15th -- Lefty Louis

17th -- Lem Tables

19th -- Gary Gannet

21st -- Randy Flamethrower

23rd -- DelBoy Trotter

25th -- Angelina Muir

27th -- Xander Louis

29th -- Manne Love

31st -- Bargain Bill

33rd -- Checkers McGreen

35th -- Tom Reynolds

2nd -- Colin McAdam

4th -- Selinia Spiders

6th -- Marthis Fiino

8th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

10th -- Victor Lucky

12th -- Stanley Tee

14th -- Corky Cadorkian

16th -- Lars Ungar

18th -- Rodney Trotter

20th -- Winter McFish

22nd -- Cam Cargo

24th -- Andrew Fiddler

26th -- Foggy Cockburn

28th -- Klodeus Cig

30th -- Ragnar Slipper

32nd -- Ignacio Del Gato

34th -- Gunther Heindrickson

OUT -- Sweet Clyde - turn 6, accident

Drivers with an unspent performance chip are Jac Houns, Dr. Strangeloaf, Avianna Muir and Gary Gannet. If they are Pathway 2 or 3, their handlers will receive emails during the week.

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

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