Race 3 - 2019

iStock Racing Series

In the media this week...

  • Boothby Grafoe appears in a charity event to auction off a "pit crew" place for the day. He'll start 8th.
  • Hunky Davis holds a popular autograph session and will start 9th.
  • Mason Shelton has a good week and is interviewed after getting out of the car. "Nothin' like the smell, the sounds, the whole atmosphere, to get you fired up for a big race." He'll begin in 7th.
  • Valkyr Slipper doesn't have quite as good a week. "The thing about racing is, it's unpredictable. And we saw some of that unpredictability today." He'll start in 10th.
  • Kerry Mackinaw has bad problems with the suspension during qualifying and is well off the pace in 38th.
  • Fireplug Fitzpatrick praises his sponsor for the chartered buses this week, as seen on the Rumour Board at iStockRacing.com. He'll begin in 11th, a good result!

qualifying results

1st -- A.I. Kraken

3rd -- Jay Wolff

5th -- Varalia Spiders

7th -- Mason Shelton

9th -- Hunky Davis

11th -- Fireplug Fitzpatrick

13th -- Juan Solo

15th -- Aaliyah Stover

17th -- Travis Elford

19th -- Tamauria Spiders

21st -- Airen Slipper

23rd -- Franceso Rivera

25th -- Kiki Roseburg

27th -- Yokum Schmidt

29th -- Ben Stover

31st -- Oliver Otter

33rd -- Daniel Burman

35th -- Conor Westfall

37th -- Elias Prichard

39th -- Nathan Dunkleman

41st -- Leapfrog Jones

43rd -- Tim Walker





2nd -- Urist Tannhauser

4th -- LA Brick

6th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

8th -- Boothby Grafoe

10th -- Valkyr Slipper

12th -- Garrad McKinley

14th -- Emil Ziskie

16th -- Max von Passum

18th -- Vasili Mikhailov

20th -- Corey Creek

22nd -- Kieran Easter

24th -- Rain Winterson

26th -- Dominic Jackson

28th -- Flash Finley

30th -- Paul Puffin

32nd -- Egil Van Can

34th -- Aaron Slipper

36th -- Takumi Fujiwara

38th -- Kerry Mackinaw

40th -- Abnaber Salad

42nd -- Prichard Elias

RACE 3 - 2019 - 22 turns

GENERAC 500

MARNE, MI

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 - HEAT - TOP - Heat indeed! We've got action straight at the top, with L.A. Brick taking the lead and robbing Kraken of his bonus points, before Urist Tannhauser overtakes him in turn. URIST TANNHAUSER LEADS!

TURN 2 - SMART - TOP - Cucumbers Caulfield likes what he sees and uses his performance boost to attack! He slices past Urist Tannhauser and into the lead, then fights off a speculative attack from Varalia Spiders. CUCUMBERS CAULFIELD LEADS!

TURN 3 - DUEL - Airen Slipper attempts to move up against Corey Creek, but misses and spins out! He'll restart back in 41st.

TURN 4 - HEAT - MIDDLE - Tamauria Spiders (19) overtakes L.A. Brick and moves to #3 but is then overtaken by Travis Elford. Fireplug Fitzpatrick (13), exciting many this weekend, overtakes Urist Tannhauser and moves to #2. Valkyr Slipper (13) pushes Tannhauser back another place, before Boothby Grafoe reminds everyone that he's the hottest independent racer out there at the moment, overtaking Fireplug Fitzpatrick and taking second.

TURN 5 - STAR - TOP - Travis Elford (6) easily gets past Cucumbers Caulfield and moves to #1, grabbing some bonus points, but is then taken by Urist Tannhauser. Three miles later, Boothby Grafoe is on the push out there, and takes the lead himself! BOOTHBY GRAFOE LEADS!

TURN 6 - HEAT - MIDDLE - no moves, with Max Von Passum, AI Kraken and LA Brick failing to move up.

TURN 7 - PIT TURN - Urist Tannhauser, Cucumbers Caulfield, Fireplug Fitzpatrick, Valkyr Slipper, Tamauria Spiders and Boothby Grafoe all get boosts, which is probably terrifying to those sat behind them. Tamauria shows some of her - as yet unseen - skill, and wins the race off pit road! TAMAURIA SPIDERS LEADS!

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 1:

1st -- Tamauria Spiders

3rd -- Urist Tannhauser

5th -- Fireplug Fitzpatrick

7th -- Travis Elford

9th -- A.I. Kraken

11th -- Varalia Spiders

13th -- Aaliyah Stover

15th -- Juan Solo

17th -- Hunky Davis

19th -- Vasili Mikhailov

21st -- Daniel Burman

23rd -- Leapfrog Jones

25th -- Nathan Dunkleman

27th -- Elias Prichard

29th -- Aaron Slipper

31st -- Oliver Otter

33rd -- Ben Stover

35th -- Yokum Schmidt

37th -- Kiki Roseburg

39th -- Franceso Rivera

41st -- Airen Slipper

43rd -- Tim Walker

2nd -- Boothby Grafoe

4th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

6th -- Valkyr Slipper

8th -- L.A. Brick

10th -- Jay Wolff

12th -- Emil Ziskie

14th -- Garrad McKinley

16th -- Mason Shelton

18th -- Max Von Passum

20th -- Conor Westfall

22nd -- Corey Creek

24th -- Abnaber Salad

26th -- Kerry Mackinaw

28th -- Takumi Fujiwara

30th -- Egil Van Can

32nd -- Paul Puffin

34th -- Flash Finley

36th -- Dominic Jackson

38th -- Rain Winterson

40th -- Kieran Easter

42nd -- Prichard Elias

TURN 8 - HEAT - TOP - Tamauria is forced to use her boost to keep Elford back, but this exposes her to Valkyr Slipper who takes the lead. He then loses it in turn over the next few miles to Fireplug Fitzpatrick, with Urist Tannhauser following into the lead one mile later. An action packed stint finishes with Boothby Grafoe taking the lead back right at the end of mile 79. BOOTHBY GRAFOE LEADS!

TURN 9 - TROUBLE - MIDDLE - we've got a three car crash as a three-abreast approach into turn 2 goes badly wrong for the middle car, Jay Wolff. The Yee Valley racer collects Varalia Spiders and Garrad McKinley, and off they go. Getting around them are LA Brick, AI Krkaen, Emil Ziskie, Aaliyah Stover, Mason Shelton, Hunky Davis, Juan Solo Max Von Passum and Vasili Mikhailov.

TURN 10 - YELLOW FLAG - Varalia and Garrad both have their cars covered up - they're out.

TURN 11 - YELLOW FLAG - Jay Wolff gets going again, dead last.

TURN 12 - HEAT - TOP - Travis Elford gets two attacks due to his ability to drive under pressure (starred heat), taking the lead back from Boothby once we head back to green flag racing. He then fights off Tamauria and Valkyr, settling into a good rhythm. TRAVIS ELFORD LEADS!

TURN 13 - RARE - BOTTOM - SURGE - A quite incredible series of 10 miles has Yokum Schmidt break the iStock and the track record not once but twice. Somehow - somehow - he heads all the way from 32nd up to 1st position - stunning Boothby Grafoe who accuses his engineers of getting the information about who passed him wrong! YOKUM SCHMIDT LEADS!

TURN 14 - CONTROL - MIDDLE - Daniel Burman (19) overtakes Fireplug Fitzpatrick and moves to #5, and Conor Westfall uses his performance boost to overtake Travis Elford and move to second! Hunky Davis (17) overtakes Fireplug Fitzpatrick and moves to #7, Mason Shelton (17) overtakes Conor Westfall and moves to #2 and finally L.A. Brick (13) overtakes Boothby Grafoe and moves to #5.

TURN 15 - CONTROL - MIDDLE - No moves this turn, with Vasili, Emil, Krkane, Tamauria, Fireplug, Hunky Davis and Daniel Burman all trying to shift up but ultimately gaining no ground by the end of the stint.

TURN 16 - DUEL - Juan Solo attempts to duel Daniel Burman, getting past him, with Burman avoiding trouble. Aaliyah Stover attempts to duel Juan Solo, winning it, and forcing Juan off the track and into the barrier! He's out, and is absolutely furious! The yellows come out, but it's a moot point as we have a pit stint coming up now.

Round 17 - PIT TURN - Travis Elford, LA Brick and Urist Tannhauser all get a performance boost from good work from their team, but Urist isn't able to make his challenge for the lead stick.

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 2:

1st -- Yokum Schmidt

3rd -- Conor Westfall

5th -- L.A. Brick

7th -- Urist Tannhauser

9th -- Daniel Burman

11th -- Fireplug Fitzpatrick

13th -- Tamauria Spiders

15th -- A.I. Kraken

17th -- Max Von Passum

19th -- Corey Creek

21st -- Abnaber Salad

23rd -- Kerry Mackinaw

25th -- Takumi Fujiwara

27th -- Egil Van Can

29th -- Paul Puffin

31st -- Flash Finley

33rd -- Kiki Roseburg

35th -- Franceso Rivera

37th -- Airen Slipper

39th -- Tim Walker

OUT -- Varalia Spiders

OUT -- Garrad McKinley

OUT -- Juan Solo

2nd -- Mason Shelton

4th -- Travis Elford

6th -- Boothby Grafoe

8th -- Aaliyah Stover

10th -- Hunky Davis

12th -- Valkyr Slipper

14th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

16th -- Emil Ziskie

18th -- Vasili Mikhailov

20th -- Leapfrog Jones

22nd -- Nathan Dunkleman

24th -- Elias Prichard

26th -- Aaron Slipper

28th -- Oliver Otter

30th -- Ben Stover

32nd -- Dominic Jackson

34th -- Rain Winterson

36th -- Kieran Easter

38th -- Prichard Elias

40th -- Jay Wolff

TURN 18 - DUEL - weighing up his options and looking at the boosts ahead of him, decides not to risk his current position of 7th.

TURN 19 - PROBLEM - BOTTOM - Egil Van Can has an issue! He's apparently blown a cylinder, leaving him with 7 instead of 8 inside his engine. He manages to repair and get back out there, but he'll drop from 27th to 40th.

TURN 20 - TV - TOP - Boothby Grafoe is back on it again. Yokum Schmidt is having the drive of his career, but even he can't fight off the masterful work from the musician. BOOTHBY GRAFOE LEADS!

TURN 21 - TV - BOTTOM - Only one TV list driver is in the bottom group at the moment, and Kerry Mackinaw (23) overtakes Hunky Davis and moves to #10.

TURN 22 - DUEL - L.A. Brick attempts to duel Yokum Schmidt, deciding that Boothby can't get forced past. However, he senses that Schmidt is the weaker link at the front, and bullies him relentlessly for four miles. Eventually, he gets past and takes second place, relegating Schmidt to third overall - but what a performance from the Prost Racing driver!

BOOTHBY GRAFOE WINS THE GENERAC 500!

WINNER -- Boothby Grafoe

3rd -- Yokum Schmidt

5th -- Conor Westfall

7th -- Urist Tannhauser

9th -- Daniel Burman

11th -- Hunky Davis

13th -- Valkyr Slipper

15th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

17th -- Emil Ziskie

19th -- Vasili Mikhailov

21st -- Leapfrog Jones

23rd -- Nathan Dunkleman

25th -- Takumi Fujiwara

27th -- Oliver Otter

29th -- Ben Stover

31st -- Dominic Jackson

33rd -- Rain Winterson

35th -- Kieran Easter

37th -- Prichard Elias

39th -- Jay Wolff

OUT -- Varalia Spiders

OUT -- Garrad McKinley

OUT -- Juan Solo

2nd -- L.A. Brick

4th -- Mason Shelton

6th -- Travis Elford

8th -- Aaliyah Stover

10th -- Kerry Mackinaw

12th -- Fireplug Fitzpatrick

14th -- Tamauria Spiders

16th -- A.I. Kraken

18th -- Max Von Passum

20th -- Corey Creek

22nd -- Abnaber Salad

24th -- Elias Prichard

26th -- Aaron Slipper

28th -- Paul Puffin

30th -- Flash Finley

32nd -- Kiki Roseburg

34th -- Franceso Rivera

36th -- Airen Slipper

38th -- Tim Walker

40th -- Egil Van Can

Drivers with performance boosts left unspent are Travis Elford, Urist Tannhauser and Cucumbers Caulfield. They will be contacted on MONDAY with a deadline for response by midday GMT Thursday, as we try a different schedule here at HQ.

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

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