Race 5 - 2020

iStock Racing Series

In the media this week...

Cucumbers Caulfield suffered a death in his immediately family, but insisted on racing and put in an absolutely heroic response. He'll start on pole!

Conor Westfall appears in a charity event appearance which goes decently well, but may have distracted him slightly. Bronze 110 12 Charity event appearance [PLACEMENT C] [PLACEMENT C] Middle 14

Dr. Strangeloaf releases a rather more normal update on social media: "We did fantastic in qualifying last week but we still have some things work on. I’ve been putting in some extra training to make sure I stay at the front of the pack this time."

Solid State Drive spokesperson Jack Arson has released yet another massively popular interview with Hunky Davis through social media. The driver recalls the season’s successes and discusses the future of SSD: “My team and I have been having a great time this season! Sure, some pass it off as “beginner’s luck”, but the racing itself is so exciting and exhilarating that the experience really is more important than the result. We may not have won a race yet, but Jane and I consistently did our best to stay at the front, which really boosted our team’s score. I don’t want to come off as arrogant, but it feels like we finally have a chance at becoming champions!” Hunky Davis also commented on the rumours of a prototype vehicle being tested by SSD engineers: “Those guys have refused to answer my questions, and Jane doesn’t know anything either. Although I did notice that we have some new enclosed trailers that weren’t there before, and the engineers sure seem happier than usual.”

With the surprisingly low amount of success this season from the golden child of the Slipper family, many have asked themselves if this is the beggining of the end of Airen Slipper's prodigious career. When questioned, Airen had this to say: "This season has been a DisAster froM the beggiNing, but I will not lEt that DiScourage me! I hoPe to meet all expectatIons! There are more races to be haD, more tracks to bE seen. I am still not out of the Race, So do not expect em to give up." Fans all over the world hope that Airen's words hold true.

Practise this week paid off for Airen Slipper, Andrew Fiddler, Angelina Muir, Avianna Muir, Dr. Strangeloaf, Foggy Cockburn, Jane Kinglet and Ragnar Slipper: all of whom will drive with improved stats this week.

qualifying results

1st -- Cucumbers Caulfield

3rd -- Kieran Easter

5th -- Corey Creek

7th -- Cam Cargo

9th -- Emil Ziskie

11th -- Vasili Mikhailov

13th -- Varalia Spiders

15th -- Lefty Louis

17th -- L.A. Brick

19th -- Boothby Grafoe

21st -- Rodney Trotter

23rd -- Nathan Dunkleman

25th -- Dominic Jackson

27th -- DelBoy Trotter

29th -- Paul Puffin

31st -- Oliver Otter

33rd -- A.I. Kraken

35th -- Franceso Rivera

37th -- Ragnar Slipper

39th -- Avianna Muir

41st -- Tim Walker

43rd -- Rain Winterson




2nd -- Jack Carmichael

4th -- Jane Kinglet

6th -- Jay Wolff

8th -- Angelina Muir

10th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

12th -- Airen Slipper

14th -- Conor Westfall

16th -- Hunky Davis

18th -- Jac Houns

20th -- Kerry Mackinaw

22nd -- Travis Elford

24th -- Mason Shelton

26th -- Yokum Schmidt

28th -- Leapfrog Jones

30th -- Kiki Roseburg

32nd -- Tamauria Spiders

34th -- Al Houns

36th -- Andrew Fiddler

38th -- Foggy Cockburn

40th -- Egil Van Can

42nd -- Urist Tannhauser


RACE 5 - 2020 - 20 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 - SKILL - BOTTOM - Urist Tannhauser (42) overtakes Jac Houns and moves to #18. Egil Van Can (41) surges past Conor Westfall and moves to #14. Avianna Muir (41) smoothly passes L.A. Brick and moves to #18. Foggy Cockburn (41) side drafts and passes Lefty Louis and moves to #16. Ragnar Slipper isn't quick enough to move up. Andrew Fiddler fails to move. Franceso Rivera (39) squeezes out Foggy Cockburn and moves to #16. A.I. Kraken can't get the job done. Tamauria Spiders stays where they are. Oliver Otter can't get the job done. Kiki Roseburg can't get the job done. Leapfrog Jones (33) sells a dummy, just fitting through past Lefty Louis and moves to #18. DelBoy Trotter (33) breezes past Egil Van Can and moves to #14. Dominic Jackson (32) sells a dummy, just fitting through past Airen Slipper and moves to #12. Rodney Trotter fails to move.

TURN 2 - TROUBLE - MIDDLE - An early exit for some? Angelina Muir spins. Emil Ziskie suffers major damage. Dr. Strangeloaf is forced to use a boost to escape. Vasili Mikhailov spins. Dominic Jackson spins twice. Airen Slipper escapes the problem. Varalia Spiders gets absolutely thumped. DelBoy Trotter just wiggles past. Egil Van Can avoids trouble. Conor Westfall crashes. Franceso Rivera suffers major damage. Foggy Cockburn suffers minor damage.

TURN 3 - YELLOW FLAG - There is no movement of cars as the debris is cleared and the track checked. Vasili Mikhailov is confirmed as out.

TURN 4 - YELLOW FLAG - There is no movement of cars as the debris is cleared and the track checked. Dominic Jackson is also out - a dreadful race for Allied Racing.

TURN 5 - SKILL - TOP - Cam Cargo can't get the job done. Corey Creek fails to overtake Cucumbers Caulfield. Jane Kinglet (4) surges past Cucumbers Caulfield and moves to #1. Kieran Easter fails to overtake Jane Kinglet.

TURN 6 - PROBLEM - Kerry Mackinaw, in 20th place, has a plug wire fall off, and falls to last.

TURN 7 - PIT TURN - Hunky Davis (8) gains a boost from fast pit. Dr. Strangeloaf (14) gains a boost from fast pit. Airen Slipper (15) gains a boost from fast pit. Urist Tannhauser (17) gains a boost from fast pit. Jac Houns (18) gains a boost from fast pit. Boothby Grafoe (19) gains a boost from fast pit. Jack Carmichael attempts to take the lead from Jane Kinglet, and succeeds! The rookie leads!

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 1:

1st -- Jack Carmichael

3rd -- Cucumbers Caulfield

5th -- Corey Creek

7th -- Cam Cargo

9th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

11th -- Urist Tannhauser

13th -- Boothby Grafoe

15th -- DelBoy Trotter

17th -- Leapfrog Jones

19th -- L.A. Brick

21st -- Rodney Trotter

23rd -- Nathan Dunkleman

25th -- Paul Puffin

27th -- Oliver Otter

29th -- A.I. Kraken

31st -- Andrew Fiddler

33rd -- Tim Walker

35th -- Angelina Muir

37th -- Varalia Spiders

39th -- Franceso Rivera

41st -- Kerry Mackinaw

2nd -- Jane Kinglet

4th -- Kieran Easter

6th -- Jay Wolff

8th -- Hunky Davis

10th -- Airen Slipper

12th -- Jac Houns

14th -- Avianna Muir

16th -- Egil Van Can

18th -- Lefty Louis

20th -- Yokum Schmidt

22nd -- Travis Elford

24th -- Mason Shelton

26th -- Kiki Roseburg

28th -- Tamauria Spiders

30th -- Al Houns

32nd -- Ragnar Slipper

34th -- Rain Winterson

36th -- Emil Ziskie

38th -- Conor Westfall

40th -- Foggy Cockburn


OUT -- Vasili Mikhailov

OUT -- Dominic Jackson

TURN 8 - DUEL - Leapfrog Jones attempts to duel Avianna Muir. Leapfrog Jones escapes successfully. Egil Van Can attempts to duel Avianna Muir. Egil Van Can (16) wins the duel against Avianna Muir and moves to #14. Avianna Muir escapes successfully.

TURN 9 - CONTROL - BOTTOM - Hunky Davis uses their performance boost to defend against Foggy Cockburn!. Franceso Rivera (39) side drafts and passes DelBoy Trotter and moves to #16. Conor Westfall fails to move. Varalia Spiders isn't quick enough to move up. Tim Walker (34) settles in, waits, then passes Leapfrog Jones and moves to #18. Ragnar Slipper (34) goes low and passes Egil Van Can and moves to #14. Andrew Fiddler (34) smoothly passes Avianna Muir and moves to #16. Al Houns can't get the job done. A.I. Kraken (33) breezes past Hunky Davis and moves to #8. Kiki Roseburg (31) smoothly passes Egil Van Can and moves to #16. Nathan Dunkleman isn't quick enough to move up.

TURN 10 - REFLEX - TOP - Cam Cargo fails to overtake Jack Carmichael. Jay Wolff (6) breezes past Jack Carmichael and moves to #1. Cucumbers Caulfield fails to move up.

TURN 11 - TROUBLE - MIDDLE - Middle group at it again! A.I. Kraken picks up some damage. Hunky Davis gets completely sideways. Dr. Strangeloaf avoids trouble. Airen Slipper escapes trouble, having boosted. Urist Tannhauser boosts away from the crashing cars. Jac Houns escapes the problem. Boothby Grafoe escapes trouble, but has to use a boost to do so. Ragnar Slipper escapes the problem. Kiki Roseburg gets smashed into the wall. Egil Van Can appears to have tyre damage. Andrew Fiddler squirts around the issue. Avianna Muir suffers minor damage.

TURN 12 - YELLOW FLAG - There is no movement of cars as the debris is cleared and the track checked. Avianna Muir and A.I. Kraken are both done for the day, as their cars are beyond repair.

TURN 13 - YELLOW FLAG - There is no movement of cars as the debris is cleared and the track checked.

TURN 14 - REFLEX - MIDDLE - Lefty Louis fails to get enough of a push to move up. Tim Walker fails to overtake Kieran Easter. DelBoy Trotter fails to overtake Jane Kinglet. Franceso Rivera fails to move. Andrew Fiddler fails to get enough of a push to move up. Jac Houns uses their performance boost to attack!. Jac Houns (11) cleanly passes Jack Carmichael and moves to #2. Urist Tannhauser (11) squeezes out Cucumbers Caulfield and moves to #5. Dr. Strangeloaf uses their performance boost to attack. Dr. Strangeloaf (10) sells a dummy, just fitting through past Kieran Easter and moves to #7.

TURN 15 - HEAT - BOTTOM - Egil Van Can isn't quick enough to move up. Kiki Roseburg stays where they are. Kerry Mackinaw (36) bangs past DelBoy Trotter and moves to #16. Conor Westfall (35) dummies Tim Walker and moves to #18. Varalia Spiders (35) just about fits past Cam Cargo and moves to #10. Tamauria Spiders fails to move. Mason Shelton (28) overtakes Ragnar Slipper and moves to #14. Nathan Dunkleman fails to get enough of a push to move up. Travis Elford (27) goes high past Varalia Spiders and moves to #10. Rodney Trotter fails to move. Yokum Schmidt uses their performance boost to attack! Yokum Schmidt (26) smoothly passes Boothby Grafoe and moves to #14. L.A. Brick (26) side drafts and passes Kieran Easter and moves to #8.

TURN 16 - DUEL - Jane Kinglet attempts to duel Jac Houns. Jane Kinglet fails to move up, but escapes successfully.

TURN 17 - PIT TURN - Jack Carmichael (3) switches positions with Urist Tannhauser (5). Varalia Spiders (12) switches positions with Airen Slipper (14). Cam Cargo (13) switches positions with Yokum Schmidt (15). Kieran Easter (9) gains a boost from fast pit. Corey Creek (10) gains a boost from fast pit. Travis Elford (11) gains a boost from fast pit. Airen Slipper (12) gains a boost from fast pit. Yokum Schmidt (13) gains a boost from fast pit. Cam Cargo (15) gains a boost from fast pit. Boothby Grafoe (16) gains a boost from fast pit. Dr. Strangeloaf attempts to take the lead from Jay Wolff. Dr. Strangeloaf (7) takes the lead from Jay Wolff, with thirty miles left to go!

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 2:

1st -- Dr. Strangeloaf

3rd -- Jac Houns

5th -- Jane Kinglet

7th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

9th -- Corey Creek

11th -- Airen Slipper

13th -- Cam Cargo

15th -- L.A. Brick

17th -- Mason Shelton

19th -- Andrew Fiddler

21st -- Kerry Mackinaw

23rd -- Conor Westfall

25th -- Leapfrog Jones

27th -- Rodney Trotter

29th -- Paul Puffin

31st -- Tamauria Spiders

33rd -- Rain Winterson

35th -- Emil Ziskie

37th -- Hunky Davis

39th -- Egil Van Can

2nd -- Jay Wolff

4th -- Urist Tannhauser

6th -- Jack Carmichael

8th -- Kieran Easter

10th -- Travis Elford

12th -- Yokum Schmidt

14th -- Boothby Grafoe

16th -- Varalia Spiders

18th -- Ragnar Slipper

20th -- Franceso Rivera

22nd -- DelBoy Trotter

24th -- Tim Walker

26th -- Lefty Louis

28th -- Nathan Dunkleman

30th -- Oliver Otter

32nd -- Al Houns

34th -- Angelina Muir

36th -- Foggy Cockburn

38th -- Kiki Roseburg


OUT -- Vasili Mikhailov

OUT -- Dominic Jackson

OUT -- A.I. Kraken

OUT -- Avianna Muir

TURN 18 - RARE - MIDDLE - Rain is threatening, but it looks like it'll hold off as we're at the end of the race.

TURN 19 - CONTROL - MIDDLE - Andrew Fiddler (19) side drafts and passes Jay Wolff and moves to #2. Ragnar Slipper (19) squeezes out Jac Houns and moves to #4. Varalia Spiders fails to get enough of a push to move up. Boothby Grafoe (16) goes low and passes Ragnar Slipper and moves to #4. Airen Slipper (14) overtakes Urist Tannhauser and moves to #7. Kieran Easter uses their performance boost to attack!. Kieran Easter (12) bangs past Jac Houns and moves to #6.

TURN 20 - STAR - TOP - What a finish to the race! We have no movement at all until the final five laps of the race. Jac Houns (7) goes low and passes Dr. Strangeloaf and moves to #1, but is immediately passed by a charging Ragnar Slipper (6) who grabs the lead. Boothby Grafoe (6), isn't done though, with a perfectly driven final two laps where he sized up Ragnar, then passed him right at the death! A final lunge from Wolff was held off as Grafoe engaged his final boost, and it's a win for our defending champion!

BOOTHBY GRAFOE WINS THE RIO CORGO 200!

FINAL CLASSIFICATION:

1st -- Boothby Grafoe

3rd -- Jac Houns

5th -- Andrew Fiddler

7th -- Kieran Easter

9th -- Urist Tannhauser

11th -- Jack Carmichael

13th -- Corey Creek

15th -- Yokum Schmidt

17th -- L.A. Brick

19th -- Mason Shelton

21st -- Kerry Mackinaw

23rd -- Conor Westfall

25th -- Leapfrog Jones

27th -- Rodney Trotter

29th -- Paul Puffin

31st -- Tamauria Spiders

33rd -- Rain Winterson

35th -- Emil Ziskie

37th -- Hunky Davis

39th -- Egil Van Can

2nd -- Ragnar Slipper

4th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

6th -- Jay Wolff

8th -- Airen Slipper

10th -- Jane Kinglet

12th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

14th -- Travis Elford

16th -- Cam Cargo

18th -- Varalia Spiders

20th -- Franceso Rivera

22nd -- DelBoy Trotter

24th -- Tim Walker

26th -- Lefty Louis

28th -- Nathan Dunkleman

30th -- Oliver Otter

32nd -- Al Houns

34th -- Angelina Muir

36th -- Foggy Cockburn

38th -- Kiki Roseburg


OUT -- Vasili Mikhailov

OUT -- Dominic Jackson

OUT -- A.I. Kraken

OUT -- Avianna Muir

Unspent boosts exist for Airen Slipper, Corey Creek, Travis Elford, Yokum Schmidt and Cam Cargo. Keep an eye out for the email later today.

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

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