Race 2 - 2020

Developmental Racing Series

In the media this week...

  • Daniel Burman appears on TV talking up his recent charity work, which has gone down really well in local circles.
  • Gary Gannet hops out of the car and has a microphone in his face almost immediately: "The conditions—I didn't think they were ideal. But we gotta be able to adjust to that and come up with a plan."
  • Takumi Fujiwara has a poor qualifying week and it's widely being reported that there's a dispute between him and the owner of the car. Early pressure for Takumi.
  • Fireplug Fitzpatrick takes part in a skit on a national comedy show, where he comes off well.
  • Aaron Slipper is reported on social media as being overhead having a blazing row with his crew chief, and this puts a cloud over their entire race week.
  • Hana Pryde is buzzing as she gets out of her car and speaks to ESPN. "The fans were out today, and I was just feedin' off them--turned out to be a great day for Pryde Motorosports."
  • Drew Breezus also seems to be affected by infightingitis - he has a huge argument with his crew chief, and the chief quits! This could be a big concern for the race ahead with his mechanic filling in.
  • Checkers McGreen, still a free agent looking for a drive, makes an appearance for his last remaining sponsor.
  • Winter McFish has a poor week but remains upbeat. "Every driver on this track has had a week like this at some point. It's part of racin'!"
  • Ben Stover takes a gamble and reorganises his crew for the week. This provides some very improved performance and he'll have a boost ready for the race.
  • Training is clearly paying off for the following drivers, who will race at a higher level this week: Ariel Pryde, Daniel Burman, Fireplug Fitzpatrick, Gary Gannet, Bargain Bill and Valkyr Slipper.

qualifying results

1st -- Selinia Spiders

3rd -- Hana Pryde

5th -- Lem Tables

7th -- Marthis Fiino

9th -- Daniel Burman

11th -- Gunther Heindrickson

13th -- Fireplug Fitzpatrick

15th -- Gary Gannet

17th -- Juan Solo

19th -- Cheech Kong

21st -- Elias Prichard

23rd -- Manne Love

25th -- Klodeus Cig

27th -- Abnaber Salad

29th -- Paul Blart

31st -- Felix Mattherson Jr

33rd -- Randy Flamethrower

35th -- Tom Reynolds

37th -- Remy LuRue

39th -- Takumi Fujiwara

41st -- Lars Ungar

43rd -- Adam James





2nd -- Ben Stover

4th -- Victor Lucky

6th -- Ignacio Del Gato

8th -- Checkers McGreen

10th -- Aaron Slipper

12th -- Arthur James

14th -- Sweet Clyde

16th -- Colin McAdam

18th -- Ivan Bender

20th -- Drew Breezus

22nd -- Ariel Pryde

24th -- Bargain Bill

26th -- Valkyr Slipper

28th -- Aaliyah Stover

30th -- Xander Louis

32nd -- Stanley Tee

34th -- Prichard Elias

36th -- Flash Finley

38th -- Winter McFish

40th -- Baker Mudfield

42nd -- Xavier Tate

RACE 2 - 2020 - 22 turns

Watkins glen Road Race

watkins glen, ny

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.


Streamed live at https://youtu.be/G1vqpLAjpHY?t=384.

TURN 1 - DUEL - Gunther Heindrickson attempts to duel Checkers McGreen. Gunther Heindrickson (11) wins the duel against Checkers McGreen and moves to #8. Checkers McGreen escapes trouble successfully. Aaron Slipper attempts to duel Gunther Heindrickson. Aaron Slipper lost the duel, smacks the barrier, and pulls in for some cursory checks.

TURN 2 - YELLOW FLAG - There is no movement of cars as the debris is cleared and the track checked.

TURN 3 - STAR - BOTTOM - Lars Ungar (40) passes and holds position from Gunther Heindrickson and moves to #8. Winter McFish stays where they are. Prichard Elias (34) passes and holds position from Colin McAdam and moves to #16. Randy Flamethrower (34) just about fits past Prichard Elias and moves to #16. Stanley Tee (34) sells a dummy, just fitting through past Checkers McGreen and moves to #10. Felix Mattherson Jr stays where they are. Xander Louis can't get the job done. Paul Blart stays put. Aaliyah Stover isn't quick enough to move up. Abnaber Salad (30) overtakes Prichard Elias and moves to #18. Valkyr Slipper (30) bangs past Fireplug Fitzpatrick and moves to #14. Bargain Bill fails to get enough of a push to move up. Ariel Pryde (27) passes and holds position from Daniel Burman and moves to #12.

TURN 4 - HEAT - TOP - Ignacio Del Gato (6) passes and holds position from Selinia Spiders and moves to #1. Victor Lucky (5) sells a dummy, just fitting through past Ignacio Del Gato and moves to #1. Hana Pryde (5) side drafts and passes Victor Lucky and moves to #1. Ben Stover fails to overtake Hana Pryde.

TURN 5 - SKILL - TOP- Marthis Fiino (7) breezes past Hana Pryde and moves to #1. Lem Tables fails to overtake Marthis Fiino. Ben Stover fails to get enough of a push to move up. Ignacio Del Gato fails to move up. Victor Lucky (3) just about fits past Marthis Fiino and moves to #1.

TURN 6 - CONTROL - TOP - Lem Tables can't get the job done. Ben Stover fails to move up.

TURN 7 - PIT TURN - Lars Ungar (8) gains a boost from fast pit. Gunther Heindrickson (9) gains a boost from fast pit. Stanley Tee (10) gains a boost from fast pit. Checkers McGreen (11) gains a boost from fast pit. Daniel Burman (13) gains a boost from fast pit. Arthur James (14) gains a boost from fast pit. Valkyr Slipper (15) gains a boost from fast pit. Gary Gannet (16) gains a boost from fast pit. Lem Tables attempts to take the lead from Victor Lucky but fails to get enough of a push to move up.

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 1:

1st -- Victor Lucky

3rd -- Hana Pryde

5th -- Selinia Spiders

7th -- Lem Tables

9th -- Gunther Heindrickson

11th -- Checkers McGreen

13th -- Arthur James

15th -- Gary Gannet

17th -- Randy Flamethrower

19th -- Sweet Clyde

21st -- Prichard Elias

23rd -- Juan Solo

25th -- Cheech Kong

27th -- Elias Prichard

29th -- Bargain Bill

31st -- Aaliyah Stover

33rd -- Xander Louis

35th -- Tom Reynolds

37th -- Remy Lurue

39th -- Takumi Fujiwara

41st -- Xavier Tate

43rd -- Aaron Slipper


2nd -- Marthis Fiino

4th -- Ignacio Del Gato

6th -- Ben Stover

8th -- Lars Ungar

10th -- Stanley Tee

12th -- Daniel Burman

14th -- Valkyr Slipper

16th -- Ariel Pryde

18th -- Fireplug Fitzpatrick

20th -- Abnaber Salad

22nd -- Colin McAdam

24th -- Ivan Bender

26th -- Drew Breezus

28th -- Manne Love

30th -- Klodeus Cig

32nd -- Paul Blart

34th -- Felix Mattherson Jr

36th -- Flash Finley

38th -- Winter McFish

40th -- Baker Mudfield

42nd -- Adam James

TURN 8 - CONTROL - BOTTOM - Stanley Tee uses their performance boost to defend against Aaron Slipper. Adam James fails to get enough of a push to move up. Valkyr Slipper uses their performance boost to defend against Xavier Tate. Baker Mudfield (40) goes low and passes Ariel Pryde and moves to #16. Remy Lurue isn't quick enough to move up. Tom Reynolds (36) breezes past Baker Mudfield and moves to #16. Daniel Burman uses their performance boost to defend against Felix Mattherson Jr!. Xander Louis (35) side drafts and passes Valkyr Slipper and moves to #14. Paul Blart fails to move up. Aaliyah Stover fails to get enough of a push to move up. Klodeus Cig stays where they are. Gary Gannet uses their performance boost to defend against Bargain Bill!. Manne Love stays put. Elias Prichard (30) sells a dummy, sails past Daniel Burman and moves to #12. Juan Solo (27) smoothly passes Valkyr Slipper and moves to #16.

TURN 9 - TV - MIDDLE - Gary Gannet (18) just about fits past Hana Pryde and moves to #3. Daniel Burman (14) bangs past Marthis Fiino and moves to #2. Checkers McGreen uses their performance boost to attack!. Checkers McGreen (13) sells a dummy, sails past Daniel Burman and moves to #2.

TURN 10 - TROUBLE - BOTTOM - Baker Mudfield spins three times. Ariel Pryde suffers major damage. Randy Flamethrower loses no time. Fireplug Fitzpatrick escapes. Sweet Clyde squirts around the issue. Abnaber Salad gets smashed into the wall. Prichard Elias gets smashed into the wall. Colin McAdam avoids the crash. Ivan Bender picks up some damage. Cheech Kong is collected in the wreckage. Drew Breezus just wiggles past. Manne Love gets absolutely thumped. Bargain Bill just wiggles past. Klodeus Cig is nudged to the side and spins. Aaliyah Stover gets completely sideways. Paul Blart appears to have tyre damage. Felix Mattherson Jr loses a wing mirror and begins to smoke. Flash Finley suffers minor damage. Remy Lurue loses no time. Winter McFish avoids the crash. Takumi Fujiwara gets smashed into the wall. Xavier Tate rolls on through, unscathed. Adam James avoids trouble. Aaron Slipper avoids the crash. Only Cheech Kong is out, though, with everyone else getting going again - albeit damaged and slower.

TURN 11 - YELLOW FLAG - There is no movement of cars as the debris is cleared and the track checked.

TURN 12 - YELLOW FLAG

TURN 13 - SMART - MIDDLE - Tom Reynolds stays put. Valkyr Slipper fails to get enough of a push to move up. Xander Louis (16) settles in, waits, then passes Ignacio Del Gato and moves to #7. Arthur James uses their performance boost to attack!. Arthur James (16) cleanly passes Gary Gannet and moves to #5. Stanley Tee stays where they are. Gunther Heindrickson uses their performance boost to attack!. Gunther Heindrickson (14) gets a good run, drafts past Hana Pryde and moves to #7. Lars Ungar uses their performance boost to attack!. Lars Ungar (14) smoothly passes Gunther Heindrickson and moves to #7. Selinia Spiders can't get the job done.

TURN 14 - CONTROL - TOP - Lars Ungar fails to overtake Victor Lucky. Arthur James fails to overtake Victor Lucky. Daniel Burman fails to get enough of a push to move up.

TURN 15 - SMART - MIDDLE - Tom Reynolds (19) overtakes Lars Ungar and moves to #7. Valkyr Slipper fails to move. Stanley Tee can't get the job done. Selinia Spiders (13) side drafts and passes Marthis Fiino and moves to #4. Ignacio Del Gato stays where they are. Xander Louis (12) bangs past Selinia Spiders and moves to #4. Gunther Heindrickson (11) goes low and passes Xander Louis and moves to #4.

TURN 16 - SMART - TOP - Selinia Spiders (6) cleanly passes Victor Lucky and moves to #1. Xander Louis (6) overtakes Selinia Spiders and moves to #1. Gunther Heindrickson can't get the job done.

TURN 17 - PIT TURN - Gunther Heindrickson (4) gains a boost from fast pit. Daniel Burman (5) gains a boost from fast pit. Checkers McGreen (6) gains a boost from fast pit. Xander Louis (1) gains a boost from fast pit. Daniel Burman attempts to take the lead from Xander Louis. Xander Louis uses their performance boost to defend, keeping the lead heading into the final 30 miles!

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 2:

1st -- Xander Louis

3rd -- Daniel Burman

5th -- Selinia Spiders

7th -- Marthis Fiino

9th -- Gary Gannet

11th -- Lars Ungar

13th -- Lem Tables

15th -- Ignacio Del Gato

17th -- Elias Prichard

19th -- Valkyr Slipper

21st -- Fireplug Fitzpatrick

23rd -- Colin McAdam

25th -- Bargain Bill

27th -- Winter McFish

29th -- Adam James

31st -- Baker Mudfield

33rd -- Abnaber Salad

35th -- Ivan Bender

37th -- Klodeus Cig

39th -- Paul Blart

41st -- Flash Finley


OUT -- Cheech Kong


2nd -- Gunther Heindrickson

4th -- Checkers McGreen

6th -- Victor Lucky

8th -- Arthur James

10th -- Tom Reynolds

12th -- Ben Stover

14th -- Hana Pryde

16th -- Stanley Tee

18th -- Juan Solo

20th -- Randy Flamethrower

22nd -- Sweet Clyde

24th -- Drew Breezus

26th -- Remy Lurue

28th -- Xavier Tate

30th -- Aaron Slipper

32nd -- Ariel Pryde

34th -- Prichard Elias

36th -- Manne Love

38th -- Aaliyah Stover

40th -- Felix Mattherson Jr

42nd -- Takumi Fujiwara

TURN 18 - HEAT - BOTTOM - Takumi Fujiwara can't get the job done. Manne Love (36) settles in, waits, then passes Hana Pryde and moves to #14. Prichard Elias (35) side drafts and passes Ignacio Del Gato and moves to #16. Ariel Pryde (34) surges past Stanley Tee and moves to #18. Baker Mudfield (34) side drafts and passes Manne Love and moves to #14. Aaron Slipper stays put. Adam James stays put. Winter McFish fails to get enough of a push to move up. Drew Breezus (28) breezes past Hana Pryde and moves to #16. Colin McAdam (28) goes high past Tom Reynolds and moves to #10. Randy Flamethrower (26) bangs past Arthur James and moves to #8.

TURN 19 - CONTROL - MIDDLE - Daniel Burman uses their performance boost to defend against Manne Love!. Baker Mudfield fails to get enough of a push to move up. Lem Tables fails to overtake Victor Lucky. Ben Stover fails to move up. Lars Ungar fails to overtake Victor Lucky. Gunther Heindrickson uses their performance boost to defend against Tom Reynolds!. Arthur James (9) cleanly passes Selinia Spiders and moves to #5. Randy Flamethrower (9) squeezes out Selinia Spiders and moves to #6.

TURN 20 - SMART - MIDDLE - Lars Ungar fails to get enough of a push to move up. Tom Reynolds stays where they are. Gary Gannet fails to get enough of a push to move up.

XANDER LOUIS WINS THE WATKINS GLEN ROAD RACE!

FINAL CLASSIFICATION:

1st -- Xander Louis

3rd -- Daniel Burman

5th -- Arthur James

7th -- Selinia Spiders

9th -- Marthis Fiino

11th -- Colin McAdam

13th -- Lars Ungar

15th -- Lem Tables

17th -- Manne Love

19th -- Hana Pryde

21st -- Ignacio Del Gato

23rd -- Stanley Tee

25th -- Juan Solo

27th -- Fireplug Fitzpatrick

29th -- Bargain Bill

31st -- Winter McFish

33rd -- Adam James

35th -- Abnaber Salad

37th -- Klodeus Cig

39th -- Paul Blart

41st -- Flash Finley


OUT -- Cheech Kong

2nd -- Gunther Heindrickson

4th -- Checkers McGreen

6th -- Randy Flamethrower

8th -- Victor Lucky

10th -- Gary Gannet

12th -- Tom Reynolds

14th -- Ben Stover

16th -- Baker Mudfield

18th -- Drew Breezus

20th -- Prichard Elias

22nd -- Ariel Pryde

24th -- Elias Prichard

26th -- Valkyr Slipper

28th -- Sweet Clyde

30th -- Remy Lurue

32nd -- Xavier Tate

34th -- Aaron Slipper

36th -- Ivan Bender

38th -- Aaliyah Stover

40th -- Felix Mattherson Jr

42nd -- Takumi Fujiwara

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

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