Race 3 - 2020

iStock Racing Series

In the media this week...

  • Solid State Drive has finally issued a statement regarding Hunky Davis’ training incident last week. Spokesperson Jack Arson stated: “The training contractor we irresponsibly hired decided “not to waste any time” and implant Hunky Davis with a neural accelerator. This was clearly against the contract terms. To… uh… add injury to insult, the implant was unregulated prototype equipment, presumably stolen from ██████████. The surgery resulted in damage to Hunky Davis’ synapses, resulting in severe memory loss. The poor guy did not even know he was in a racing team. Fortunately, our experts managed to carefully remove the implant and treated Hunky Davis with regenerative nootropics, restoring most, if not all his neural connections. Hunky Davis commented: “I seriously thought I was insane for a week, as I kept on getting moved around by strange people whose faces I couldn’t even memorize. I just felt… isolated, y’know? I’m so glad to remember my team again, it’s no fun racing alone. At least Jane had a good week.”
  • Dr. Strangeloaf accuses Solid State Drive of benefitting from “beginner's luck,” and is later overheard describing Jane Kinglet’s firesuit as “Very slimming”.
  • Paul Puffin wrecks his car in practice, leaving him no time at all to get in the groove for this weekend.Wrecks car in practice.
  • Lefty Louis makes a sponsorship appearance for the Leftorium, selling all your left-handed goods at low prices.
  • Airen Slipper is interviewed ten minutes after setting his final time. "You hate to blame the conditions for not doing well, but I do think there were problems. It's our job, though, to work through it."
  • Jack Carmichael makes a cameo appearance in episode of The Young and The Reckless, a latino teledrama, released coinciding with race week.
  • Emil Ziskie is a guest on a phone-in radio show. "This track has generally been pretty good to us in the past--you gotta take the good with the bad."
  • Travis Elford posts on Twitter: "I always challenge myself to do well, but especially here; had a good week, looking forward to a good race."
  • DelBoy Trotter is interviewed as he hops out of the car, pretty pleased. "Albert (jack man) saw some things about the track that we kind of put into place, made a couple adjustments. it really paid off."
  • Kieran Easter makes some ill-placed comments on Twitter about a recent episode of a Japanese animation which causes uproar with the fans.
  • Yokum Schmidt has a record-breaking qualifying time; POLE position, plus a boost waiting for him! Great stuff for our third place finisher last year.
  • Successful practice this week for Jac Houns, Oliver Otter, Paul Puffin and a permanent gain of Control for Ragnar Slipper!

qualifying results

1st -- Yokum Schmidt

3rd -- DelBoy Trotter

5th -- Hunky Davis

7th -- Egil Van Can

9th -- Angelina Muir

11th -- Vasili Mikhailov

13th -- Lefty Louis

15th -- Kieran Easter

17th -- Franceso Rivera

19th -- Foggy Cockburn

21st -- Cam Cargo

23rd -- Oliver Otter

25th -- Nathan Dunkleman

27th -- Varalia Spiders

29th -- Andrew Fiddler

31st -- Jac Houns

33rd -- Ragnar Slipper

35th -- Paul Puffin

37th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

39th -- Urist Tannhauser

41st -- Kerry Mackinaw

43rd -- Tim Walker





2nd -- A.I. Kraken

4th -- Tamauria Spiders

6th -- Travis Elford

8th -- LA Brick

10th -- Dominic Jackson

12th -- Boothby Grafoe

14th -- Jack Carmichael

16th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

18th -- Emil Ziskie

20th -- Kiki Roseburg

22nd -- Leapfrog Jones

24th -- Avianna Muir

26th -- Jay Wolff

28th -- Jane Kinglet

30th -- Al Houns

32nd -- Conor Westfall

34th -- Corey Creek

36th -- Airen Slipper

38th -- Mason Shelton

40th -- Rodney Trotter

42nd -- Rain Winterson

RACE 3 - 2020 - 25 turns

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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 - RARE - BOTTOM - Disaster! The green flags quickly turn to black for Nathan Dunkleman (25th) - he's dropped something onto the track and although it seems like it's nothing critical to the car, he's getting flagged for it nonetheless.

TURN 2 - STAR - BOTTOM - Tim Walker fails to overtake Emil Ziskie. Rain Winterson (41) just about fits past Boothby Grafoe and moves to #12. Mason Shelton (38) cleanly passes Kieran Easter and moves to #16. Airen Slipper (37) squeezes out Rain Winterson and moves to #12. Paul Puffin (37) sells a dummy, sails past Jack Carmichael and moves to #16. Corey Creek (37) squeezes out Boothby Grafoe and moves to #14. Ragnar Slipper fails to get enough of a push to move up. Jac Houns fails to overtake Dominic Jackson. Al Houns (34) breezes past Dominic Jackson and moves to #10. Varalia Spiders (32) side drafts and passes Boothby Grafoe and moves to #16. Jay Wolff fails to overtake Vasili Mikhailov. Oliver Otter (30) breezes past Varalia Spiders and moves to #16.

TURN 3 - PROBLEM - Ragnar Slipper, in 37th place, has their hood latch pin fail and it pops open - they get it repaired, but they're last.

TURN 4 - STAR - BOTTOM - Ragnar Slipper (43) gets a good run, drafts past Vasili Mikhailov and moves to #12. Tim Walker (42) sells a dummy, sails past L.A. Brick and moves to #8. Jac Houns stays where they are. Jay Wolff fails to move. Foggy Cockburn fails to move up. Franceso Rivera stays put. Cucumbers Caulfield fails to move. Mason Shelton (24) bangs past Dominic Jackson and moves to #12. Jack Carmichael fails to overtake Mason Shelton. Paul Puffin isn't quick enough to move up.

TURN 5 - HEAT - BOTTOM - Nathan Dunkleman fails to overtake Tim Walker. Kerry Mackinaw fails to overtake Airen Slipper. Rodney Trotter (41) smoothly passes Angelina Muir and moves to #10. Urist Tannhauser stays put. Dr. Strangeloaf fails to get enough of a push to move up. Conor Westfall fails to overtake Dominic Jackson. Jane Kinglet (36) goes high past Tim Walker and moves to #8. Jay Wolff stays where they are. Leapfrog Jones stays where they are. Kiki Roseburg (32) settles in, waits, then passes Ragnar Slipper and moves to #16. Jack Carmichael fails to overtake Kiki Roseburg. Lefty Louis (25) smoothly passes Angelina Muir and moves to #12. Boothby Grafoe (25) passes and holds position from Al Houns and moves to #14. Varalia Spiders (25) settles in, waits, then passes Jane Kinglet and moves to #8.

TURN 6 - RARE - BOTTOM - Andrew Fiddler gets it wrong and slips out of the turn, spinning twice. He makes no contact with anyone else nor the wall, but he swears heartily as he starts again from the back.

TURN 7 - PIT TURN - A.I. Kraken (2) gains a boost from fast pit. DelBoy Trotter (3) gains a boost from fast pit. Egil Van Can attempts to take the lead from Yokum Schmidt. Yokum Schmidt uses their performance boost to defend!

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 1:

1st -- Yokum Schmidt

3rd -- DelBoy Trotter

5th -- Hunky Davis

7th -- Egil Van Can

9th -- Jane Kinglet

11th -- L.A. Brick

13th -- Lefty Louis

15th -- Kiki Roseburg

17th -- Mason Shelton

19th -- Boothby Grafoe

21st -- Vasili Mikhailov

23rd -- Rain Winterson

25th -- Oliver Otter

27th -- Jack Carmichael

29th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

31st -- Emil Ziskie

33rd -- Cam Cargo

35th -- Avianna Muir

37th -- Jac Houns

39th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

41st -- Kerry Mackinaw

43rd -- Andrew Fiddler

2nd -- A.I. Kraken

4th -- Tamauria Spiders

6th -- Travis Elford

8th -- Varalia Spiders

10th -- Tim Walker

12th -- Rodney Trotter

14th -- Dominic Jackson

16th -- Al Houns

18th -- Angelina Muir

20th -- Ragnar Slipper

22nd -- Airen Slipper

24th -- Corey Creek

26th -- Paul Puffin

28th -- Kieran Easter

30th -- Franceso Rivera

32nd -- Foggy Cockburn

34th -- Leapfrog Jones

36th -- Jay Wolff

38th -- Conor Westfall

40th -- Urist Tannhauser

42nd -- Nathan Dunkleman


TURN 8 - RARE - TOP - Surge from Travis Elford - to the lead for him!

TURN 9 - STAR - BOTTOM - Jac Houns (37) surges past Angelina Muir and moves to #18. Jay Wolff fails to get enough of a push to move up. Foggy Cockburn (33) side drafts and passes Jac Houns and moves to #18. Franceso Rivera stays put. Cucumbers Caulfield (31) overtakes Varalia Spiders and moves to #8. Jack Carmichael (30) gets a good run, drafts past Kiki Roseburg and moves to #16. Paul Puffin can't get the job done. Oliver Otter (29) breezes past Jane Kinglet and moves to #10. Corey Creek (29) surges past Rodney Trotter and moves to #14. Rain Winterson (29) settles in, waits, then passes Corey Creek and moves to #14. Airen Slipper (29) breezes past Rodney Trotter and moves to #16. Ragnar Slipper (28) goes high past Cucumbers Caulfield and moves to #8.

TURN 10 - HEAT - BOTTOM - Nathan Dunkleman (42) cleanly passes L.A. Brick and moves to #14. Kerry Mackinaw (42) squeezes out Jane Kinglet and moves to #12. Urist Tannhauser fails to move. Dr. Strangeloaf stays where they are. Conor Westfall (40) sells a dummy, just fitting through past Tim Walker and moves to #14. Jay Wolff (40) dummies Ragnar Slipper and moves to #8. Leapfrog Jones (39) surges past Tim Walker and moves to #16. Boothby Grafoe (33) cleanly passes Nathan Dunkleman and moves to #18. Mason Shelton isn't quick enough to move up. Kiki Roseburg (28) cleanly passes Oliver Otter and moves to #12. Jack Carmichael (28) settles in, waits, then passes Cucumbers Caulfield and moves to #10.

TURN 11 - STAR - MIDDLE - Tim Walker fails to move. Oliver Otter fails to move. Varalia Spiders isn't quick enough to move up. Cucumbers Caulfield (11) side drafts and passes Yokum Schmidt and moves to #2. Jack Carmichael stays put. Ragnar Slipper fails to overtake Yokum Schmidt. A.I. Kraken uses their performance boost to defend against Jay Wolff!.

TURN 12 - STAR - BOTTOM - Franceso Rivera isn't quick enough to move up. Paul Puffin isn't quick enough to move up. Angelina Muir stays where they are. Jac Houns fails to overtake Oliver Otter. Foggy Cockburn fails to move. Mason Shelton (30) surges past Ragnar Slipper and moves to #10. Al Houns stays where they are. Airen Slipper (26) overtakes Conor Westfall and moves to #18. Corey Creek (26) smoothly passes Kerry Mackinaw and moves to #16. Rain Winterson fails to overtake Egil Van Can. Boothby Grafoe (23) overtakes Mason Shelton and moves to #10.

TURN 13 - SMART - MIDDLE - DelBoy Trotter uses their performance boost to defend against Jane Kinglet!. Jack Carmichael (13) side drafts and passes A.I. Kraken and moves to #4. Ragnar Slipper fails to overtake Cucumbers Caulfield. Boothby Grafoe (11) squeezes out Jack Carmichael and moves to #4.

TURN 14 - CONTROL - TOP - DelBoy Trotter fails to overtake Travis Elford. A.I. Kraken (6) goes low and passes Travis Elford and moves to #1. Boothby Grafoe fails to overtake A.I. Kraken.

TURN 15 - PROBLEM - Avianna Muir, in 40th place, has nasty sounding engine trouble. They pit to try a repair. In the end, they're fine, but last.

TURN 16 - CONTROL - MIDDLE - Jane Kinglet (19) overtakes Jack Carmichael and moves to #6. Kiki Roseburg fails to move. Varalia Spiders (15) sells a dummy, just fitting through past Jane Kinglet and moves to #6. Ragnar Slipper can't get the job done. Jay Wolff (13) cleanly passes Jane Kinglet and moves to #7.

TURN 17 - PIT TURN - Travis Elford (2) gains a boost from fast pit. Yokum Schmidt (4) gains a boost from fast pit. Jay Wolff (5) gains a boost from fast pit. Boothby Grafoe (7) gains a boost from fast pit. A.I. Kraken (1) gains a boost from fast pit. Varalia Spiders attempts to take the lead from A.I. Kraken. A.I. Kraken uses their performance boost to defend!

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 2:

1st -- A.I. Kraken

3rd -- Yokum Schmidt

5th -- Boothby Grafoe

7th -- Varalia Spiders

9th -- Egil Van Can

11th -- Tamauria Spiders

13th -- Jack Carmichael

15th -- Ragnar Slipper

17th -- Oliver Otter

19th -- Kerry Mackinaw

21st -- Conor Westfall

23rd -- Tim Walker

25th -- L.A. Brick

27th -- Rodney Trotter

29th -- Dominic Jackson

31st -- Foggy Cockburn

33rd -- Angelina Muir

35th -- Paul Puffin

37th -- Franceso Rivera

39th -- Cam Cargo

41st -- Urist Tannhauser

43rd -- Avianna Muir

2nd -- Travis Elford

4th -- Jay Wolff

6th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

8th -- Hunky Davis

10th -- DelBoy Trotter

12th -- Jane Kinglet

14th -- Mason Shelton

16th -- Kiki Roseburg

18th -- Corey Creek

20th -- Airen Slipper

22nd -- Leapfrog Jones

24th -- Nathan Dunkleman

26th -- Rain Winterson

28th -- Lefty Louis

30th -- Al Houns

32nd -- Jac Houns

34th -- Vasili Mikhailov

36th -- Kieran Easter

38th -- Emil Ziskie

40th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

42nd -- Andrew Fiddler


TURN 18 - TROUBLE - BOTTOM - Airen Slipper just wiggles past. Conor Westfall escapes trouble. Leapfrog Jones rolls on through, unscathed. Tim Walker suffers minor damage. Nathan Dunkleman loses a wing mirror and begins to smoke. L.A. Brick spins three times. Rain Winterson gets completely sideways. Rodney Trotter escapes trouble. Lefty Louis gets completely sideways. Dominic Jackson is collected in the wreckage. Al Houns suffers major damage. Foggy Cockburn escapes trouble. Jac Houns is collected in the wreckage. Angelina Muir suffers minor damage. Vasili Mikhailov gets completely sideways. Paul Puffin escapes trouble. Kieran Easter crashes. Franceso Rivera picks up some damage. Emil Ziskie avoids trouble. Cam Cargo avoids the crash. Dr. Strangeloaf escapes the problem. Urist Tannhauser gets smashed from behind. Andrew Fiddler squirts around the issue. Avianna Muir rolls on through, unscathed. Tim Walker fails to repair and is out of the race!. Nathan Dunkleman fails to repair and is out of the race!. L.A. Brick manages to repair and rejoins at #41. Rain Winterson manages to repair and rejoins at #41. Lefty Louis manages to repair and rejoins at #41. Dominic Jackson manages to repair and rejoins at #41. Al Houns fails to repair and is out of the race!. Jac Houns manages to repair and rejoins at #40. Angelina Muir fails to repair and is out of the race!. Vasili Mikhailov manages to repair and rejoins at #39. Kieran Easter manages to repair and rejoins at #39. Franceso Rivera manages to repair and rejoins at #39. Urist Tannhauser fails to repair and is out of the race!.

TURN 19 - YELLOW FLAG - There is no movement of cars as the debris is cleared and the track checked.

TURN 20 - YELLOW FLAG

TURN 21 - SMART - MIDDLE - Yokum Schmidt uses their performance boost to defend against Ragnar Slipper! Travis Elford uses their performance boost to defend against Jack Carmichael. Jane Kinglet fails to get enough of a push to move up. Jay Wolff uses their performance boost to defend against Tamauria Spiders! Hunky Davis (8) surges past Yokum Schmidt and moves to #3.

TURN 22 - RARE - TOP - Black flag - Boothby Grafoe's vehicle is smoking heavily, but careful application of his boost means that he can clear the blockage and keep going in 6th.

TURN 23 - DUEL - Jay Wolff decides against a duel, with a good haul of points pretty much guaranteed.

TURN 24 - RARE - TOP - Hunky Davis (3rd) hits Travis Elford (2nd) as he tries to make a clumsy pass! Both, however, escape trouble, though there'll be harsh words exchanged after this.

TURN 25 - SMART - BOTTOM - Vasili Mikhailov fails to overtake Corey Creek. Dominic Jackson (34) sells a dummy, just fitting through past Jane Kinglet and moves to #12. Rain Winterson (33) overtakes Oliver Otter and moves to #18. Andrew Fiddler (31) dummies DelBoy Trotter and moves to #10. Dr. Strangeloaf fails to overtake Kiki Roseburg. Cam Cargo (30) overtakes Jane Kinglet and moves to #14. Foggy Cockburn can't get the job done. Rodney Trotter fails to move up. Leapfrog Jones (26) squeezes out Andrew Fiddler and moves to #10. Airen Slipper (25) bangs past Mason Shelton and moves to #18.

AI KRAKEN WINS THE SALUTE TO THE TROOPS 250! That's the first win of his career!

FINAL CLASSIFICATION:

1st -- A.I. Kraken

3rd -- Hunky Davis

5th -- Jay Wolff

7th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

9th -- Egil Van Can

11th -- Andrew Fiddler

13th -- Tamauria Spiders

15th -- Cam Cargo

17th -- Jack Carmichael

19th -- Mason Shelton

21st -- Kiki Roseburg

23rd -- Oliver Otter

25th -- Kerry Mackinaw

27th -- Rodney Trotter

29th -- Paul Puffin

31st -- Dr. Strangeloaf

33rd -- L.A. Brick

35th -- Jac Houns

37th -- Kieran Easter


OUT -- Tim Walker

OUT -- Nathan Dunkleman

OUT -- Al Houns

OUT -- Angelina Muir

OUT -- Urist Tannhauser

2nd -- Travis Elford

4th -- Yokum Schmidt

6th -- Boothby Grafoe

8th -- Varalia Spiders

10th -- Leapfrog Jones

12th -- DelBoy Trotter

14th -- Dominic Jackson

16th -- Jane Kinglet

18th -- Airen Slipper

20th -- Ragnar Slipper

22nd -- Rain Winterson

24th -- Corey Creek

26th -- Conor Westfall

28th -- Foggy Cockburn

30th -- Emil Ziskie

32nd -- Avianna Muir

34th -- Lefty Louis

36th -- Vasili Mikhailov

38th -- Franceso Rivera

There were no unspent boosts this week.

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

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