Race 8 - 2020

iStock Racing Series

In the media this week...

  • Press Release - please note that iStock HQ can find no media records of this event taking place: An unknown individual has assaulted Solid State Drive’s research and development centre with a heavy machine gun in an attempt of sabotage. At 11:30 PM last Friday the facility’s security detail reported heavy gunfire near the laboratory’s substation, however the individual fled the property before the detail arrived at the scene of the crime. Fortunately, Hunky Davis was time trials on testing track encircling the facility and diverted towards the substation as soon as he saw the muzzle flashes of the assailant’s gun. According to Hunky Davis’ reports, the shots came from a heavy machine gun turret mounted on what looked like an unmarked NASCAR. Davis attempted to close in on the vehicle, causing the assailant to flee at a high speed, making Davis unable to keep up. The engineering team indicates that the facility only sustained minor damage and that it can be repaired in under a week. Solid State Drive spokesperson Jack Arson stated that as a security measure SSD facilities will from now be patrolled by A.I. supercarts armed with recoilless rifles.
  • Conor Westfall has a terrible week. "I'm disappointed,yes. There's lots of factors, but bottom line is it falls on me to get it done."
  • Kieran Easter is also unhappy. His desire to find a teammate is well-known, but after so long racing alone tensions are beginning to build up between himself and his sponsors. Rumours that he could choose to start his own team without the financial backing of the sponsors remain unsubstantiated.

qualifying results

1st -- Lefty Louis

3rd -- L.A. Brick

5th -- Franceso Rivera

7th -- Ragnar Slipper

9th -- Foggy Cockburn

11th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

13th -- Jac Houns

15th -- Jack Carmichael

17th -- Corey Creek

19th -- Jane Kinglet

21st -- Tim Walker

23rd -- Dominic Jackson

25th -- A.I. Kraken

27th -- Yokum Schmidt

29th -- Varalia Spiders

31st -- Kiki Roseburg

33rd -- Emil Ziskie

35th -- Paul Puffin

37th -- Leapfrog Jones

39th -- Conor Westfall

41st -- Mason Shelton

43rd -- Rain Winterson





2nd -- Oliver Otter

4th -- Jay Wolff

6th -- Boothby Grafoe

8th -- Angelina Muir

10th -- Hunky Davis

12th -- Egil Van Can

14th -- Avianna Muir

16th -- DelBoy Trotter

18th -- Urist Tannhauser

20th -- Nathan Dunkleman

22nd -- Tamauria Spiders

24th -- Kerry Mackinaw

26th -- Rodney Trotter

28th -- Vasili Mikhailov

30th -- Airen Slipper

32nd -- Travis Elford

34th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

36th -- Andrew Fiddler

38th -- Cam Cargo

40th -- Kieran Easter

42nd -- Al Houns


RACE 8 - 2020 - 28 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 - TV - MIDDLE - Hunky Davis fails to overtake Boothby Grafoe. That ensures valuable bonus points for Lefty Louis.

TURN 2 - REFLEX - MIDDLE - Urist Tannhauser (18) settles in, waits, then passes Franceso Rivera and moves to #5. DelBoy Trotter fails to overtake Franceso Rivera. Jack Carmichael (16) goes high past Oliver Otter and moves to #2. Jac Houns (15) goes low and passes Urist Tannhauser and moves to #6. Egil Van Can (15) breezes past Jac Houns and moves to #6. Cucumbers Caulfield (15) cleanly passes L.A. Brick and moves to #4. Hunky Davis (15) overtakes Jay Wolff and moves to #6. Angelina Muir stays put.

TURN 3 - PROBLEM - Al Houns, in 42nd place, requires a battery change! They drop to last, so not a huge damage there.

TURN 4 - SMART - TOP - Hunky Davis fails to overtake Lefty Louis. Cucumbers Caulfield fails to move. Jack Carmichael can't get the job done.

TURN 5 - HEAT - TOP - Jay Wolff fails to overtake Lefty Louis. L.A. Brick stays put. Jack Carmichael fails to overtake Lefty Louis. Superb driving from Louis to keep the pressure at bay!

TURN 6 - RARE - BOTTOM - Kiki Roseburg has a mechanic fall ill as they start to prep for the turn ahead. meaning no boosts are possible for them.

TURN 7 - PIT TURN - Jack Carmichael (2) gains a boost from fast pit. Hunky Davis (6) gains a boost from fast pit. Jay Wolff (7) gains a boost from fast pit. Lefty Louis (1) gains a boost from fast pit. Jay Wolff attempts to take the lead from Lefty Louis. Lefty Louis uses their performance boost to defend and keep the lead. How long can this last?

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 1:

1st -- Lefty Louis

3rd -- Hunky Davis

5th -- Oliver Otter

7th -- L.A. Brick

9th -- Jac Houns

11th -- Franceso Rivera

13th -- DelBoy Trotter

15th -- Foggy Cockburn

17th -- Ragnar Slipper

19th -- Jane Kinglet

21st -- Tim Walker

23rd -- Dominic Jackson

25th -- A.I. Kraken

27th -- Yokum Schmidt

29th -- Varalia Spiders

31st -- Kiki Roseburg

33rd -- Emil Ziskie

35th -- Paul Puffin

37th -- Leapfrog Jones

39th -- Conor Westfall

41st -- Mason Shelton

43rd -- Al Houns

2nd -- Jack Carmichael

4th -- Jay Wolff

6th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

8th -- Egil Van Can

10th -- Urist Tannhauser

12th -- Avianna Muir

14th -- Angelina Muir

16th -- Boothby Grafoe

18th -- Corey Creek

20th -- Nathan Dunkleman

22nd -- Tamauria Spiders

24th -- Kerry Mackinaw

26th -- Rodney Trotter

28th -- Vasili Mikhailov

30th -- Airen Slipper

32nd -- Travis Elford

34th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

36th -- Andrew Fiddler

38th -- Cam Cargo

40th -- Kieran Easter

42nd -- Rain Winterson


TURN 8 - SMART - TOP - Cucumbers Caulfield fails to move up. Hunky Davis uses their performance boost to attack. Hunky Davis (3) goes high past Lefty Louis and moves to #1. Jack Carmichael uses their performance boost to attack. Jack Carmichael (3) overtakes Hunky Davis and moves to #1.

TURN 9 - PROBLEM - Avianna Muir, in 12th place, has a tire rubbing. They drop speed and fall to 20th before the problem resolves itself.

TURN 10 - RARE - TOP - It's a big surge from Cucumbers Caulfield, who moves from 6th to 1st over a few hugely blistering laps!

TURN 11 - SMART - BOTTOM - Rain Winterson (42) surges past Ragnar Slipper and moves to #16. Cam Cargo fails to get enough of a push to move up. Leapfrog Jones (38) breezes past DelBoy Trotter and moves to #12. Andrew Fiddler (38) sells a dummy, sails past Boothby Grafoe and moves to #16. Dr. Strangeloaf (37) dummies Rain Winterson and moves to #18. Travis Elford fails to move up. Airen Slipper (34) cleanly passes Leapfrog Jones and moves to #12. Vasili Mikhailov stays where they are. Rodney Trotter fails to overtake Egil Van Can. Dominic Jackson (28) dummies DelBoy Trotter and moves to #14. Tamauria Spiders fails to overtake Egil Van Can.

TURN 12 - DUEL - Jay Wolff attempts to duel Jack Carmichael, using their performance boost to win the duel. However, it's the petulant slam from Jay as he drives alongside Jack which destablises Carmichael and puts him into the wall, where he ends up resting on the inside on his side! Carmichael is out! That's a huge situation and the rookie will be absolutely furious that he's been shunted off the track!

TURN 13 - YELLOW FLAG

TURN 14 - STAR - MIDDLE - Boothby Grafoe fails to overtake Jay Wolff. Foggy Cockburn (16) gets a good run, drafts past Hunky Davis and moves to #3. Angelina Muir (16) overtakes Hunky Davis and moves to #4. DelBoy Trotter (16) gets a good run, drafts past Jay Wolff and moves to #2. Airen Slipper fails to overtake Hunky Davis. Franceso Rivera fails to overtake DelBoy Trotter. Jac Houns (11) side drafts and passes DelBoy Trotter and moves to #2.

TURN 15 - DUEL - Egil Van Can attempts to duel Lefty Louis. Egil Van Can (11) wins the duel against Lefty Louis and moves to #8. Lefty Louis escapes successfully. L.A. Brick decides against a duel.

TURN 16 - SMART - TOP - Hunky Davis (7) squeezes out Cucumbers Caulfield and moves to #1. Foggy Cockburn (6) settles in, waits, then passes Hunky Davis and moves to #1.

TURN 17 - PIT TURN - DelBoy Trotter (3) gains a boost from fast pit. Jac Houns (4) gains a boost from fast pit. Jay Wolff (6) gains a boost from fast pit. Angelina Muir (7) gains a boost from fast pit. Foggy Cockburn (1) gains a boost from fast pit. Jac Houns attempts to take the lead from Foggy Cockburn. Foggy Cockburn uses their performance boost to defend.

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 2:

1st -- Foggy Cockburn

3rd -- Jac Houns

5th -- Angelina Muir

7th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

9th -- L.A. Brick

11th -- Lefty Louis

13th -- Franceso Rivera

15th -- Leapfrog Jones

17th -- Andrew Fiddler

19th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

21st -- Ragnar Slipper

23rd -- Jane Kinglet

25th -- Avianna Muir

27th -- Tamauria Spiders

29th -- A.I. Kraken

31st -- Yokum Schmidt

33rd -- Varalia Spiders

35th -- Travis Elford

37th -- Paul Puffin

39th -- Conor Westfall

41st -- Mason Shelton


2nd -- DelBoy Trotter

4th -- Jay Wolff

6th -- Hunky Davis

8th -- Oliver Otter

10th -- Egil Van Can

12th -- Urist Tannhauser

14th -- Airen Slipper

16th -- Dominic Jackson

18th -- Boothby Grafoe

20th -- Rain Winterson

22nd -- Corey Creek

24th -- Nathan Dunkleman

26th -- Tim Walker

28th -- Kerry Mackinaw

30th -- Rodney Trotter

32nd -- Vasili Mikhailov

34th -- Kiki Roseburg

36th -- Emil Ziskie

38th -- Cam Cargo

40th -- Kieran Easter

42nd -- Al Houns


OUT -- Jack Carmichael

TURN 18 - SKILL - BOTTOM - Mason Shelton (41) settles in, waits, then passes Airen Slipper and moves to #14. Kieran Easter (41) settles in, waits, then passes Oliver Otter and moves to #8. Conor Westfall fails to overtake Airen Slipper. Cam Cargo can't get the job done. Emil Ziskie isn't quick enough to move up. Kiki Roseburg (36) just about fits past Dominic Jackson and moves to #18. Vasili Mikhailov (35) breezes past Kieran Easter and moves to #8. Rodney Trotter (34) breezes past Urist Tannhauser and moves to #14. A.I. Kraken fails to overtake Vasili Mikhailov. Tamauria Spiders isn't quick enough to move up. Avianna Muir (30) sells a dummy, just fitting through past Egil Van Can and moves to #12. Jane Kinglet fails to move up. Corey Creek stays put. Ragnar Slipper (27) goes high past Urist Tannhauser and moves to #16.

TURN 19 - DUEL - Egil Van Can attempts to duel Vasili Mikhailov. Egil Van Can (13) wins the duel against Vasili Mikhailov and moves to #8. Vasili Mikhailov escapes trouble successfully. Avianna Muir decides against a duel.

TURN 20 - TROUBLE - BOTTOM - Airen Slipper spins three times. Leapfrog Jones spins twice. Kiki Roseburg is fine. Dominic Jackson suffers minor damage. Andrew Fiddler is collected in the wreckage. Boothby Grafoe is nudged to the side and spins. Dr. Strangeloaf rolls on through, unscathed. Rain Winterson loses no time. Corey Creek spins. Jane Kinglet escapes trouble. Nathan Dunkleman avoids the crash. Tim Walker just wiggles past. Tamauria Spiders gets smashed from behind. Kerry Mackinaw squirts around the issue. A.I. Kraken avoids trouble. Yokum Schmidt is nudged to the side and spins. Varalia Spiders loses a wing mirror and begins to smoke. Travis Elford rolls on through, unscathed. Emil Ziskie loses no time. Paul Puffin escapes trouble. Cam Cargo just wiggles past. Conor Westfall rolls on through, unscathed. Al Houns loses a wing mirror and begins to smoke.

TURN 21 - YELLOW FLAG - There is no movement of cars as the debris is cleared and the track checked.

TURN 22 - YELLOW FLAG - The smoke from Houns' car appears to be terminal, and he's done for the far. The others involved are all running, albeit much slower.

TURN 23 - TROUBLE - MIDDLE - not again! Egil Van Can crashes. Vasili Mikhailov is fine. Kieran Easter rolls on through, unscathed. Oliver Otter gets absolutely thumped. L.A. Brick is violently shunted. Avianna Muir avoids trouble. Lefty Louis slams into another car. Rodney Trotter crashes. Ragnar Slipper escapes the problem. Urist Tannhauser slams into another car. Franceso Rivera avoids the crash. Mason Shelton spins.

TURN 24 - YELLOW FLAG - It appears that only egos are hurt as all of those involved in the crash are still running.

TURN 25 - YELLOW FLAG

TURN 26 - SMART - BOTTOM - Urist Tannhauser (40) goes low and passes Franceso Rivera and moves to #12. Rodney Trotter (40) bangs past Rain Winterson and moves to #16. Tamauria Spiders (34) goes low and passes Jane Kinglet and moves to #18. Corey Creek (34) surges past Tamauria Spiders and moves to #18. Boothby Grafoe can't get the job done. Andrew Fiddler stays where they are. Dominic Jackson fails to move up. Leapfrog Jones fails to overtake Urist Tannhauser. Airen Slipper (30) just about fits past Kiki Roseburg and moves to #14. Cam Cargo can't get the job done. Travis Elford fails to overtake Vasili Mikhailov.

TURN 27 - PIT TURN - Vasili Mikhailov (8) gains a boost from fast pit. Ragnar Slipper (11) gains a boost from fast pit. Rain Winterson (12) gains a boost from fast pit. Corey Creek (13) gains a boost from fast pit. Rodney Trotter (17) gains a boost from fast pit. Urist Tannhauser (18) gains a boost from fast pit. Franceso Rivera (19) gains a boost from fast pit. DelBoy Trotter attempts to take the lead from Foggy Cockburn. DelBoy Trotter fails to move.

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 3:

1st -- Foggy Cockburn

3rd -- Jac Houns

5th -- Jay Wolff

7th -- Hunky Davis

9th -- Ragnar Slipper

11th -- Corey Creek

13th -- Urist Tannhauser

15th -- Kieran Easter

17th -- Airen Slipper

19th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

21st -- Jane Kinglet

23rd -- Tim Walker

25th -- A.I. Kraken

27th -- Emil Ziskie

29th -- Cam Cargo

31st -- Leapfrog Jones

33rd -- Andrew Fiddler

35th -- Yokum Schmidt

37th -- Egil Van Can

39th -- L.A. Brick

41st -- Mason Shelton

2nd -- DelBoy Trotter

4th -- Angelina Muir

6th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

8th -- Vasili Mikhailov

10th -- Rain Winterson

12th -- Rodney Trotter

14th -- Franceso Rivera

16th -- Avianna Muir

18th -- Kiki Roseburg

20th -- Tamauria Spiders

22nd -- Nathan Dunkleman

24th -- Kerry Mackinaw

26th -- Travis Elford

28th -- Paul Puffin

30th -- Conor Westfall

32nd -- Dominic Jackson

34th -- Boothby Grafoe

36th -- Varalia Spiders

38th -- Oliver Otter

40th -- Lefty Louis


OUT -- Jack Carmichael

OUT -- Al Houns

TURN 28 - TROUBLE - MIDDLE - We're going to have an extended race! Vasili Mikhailov avoids trouble. Ragnar Slipper escapes trouble. Rain Winterson loses no time. Corey Creek escapes trouble, having boosted. Rodney Trotter escapes the problem. Urist Tannhauser squirts around the issue. Franceso Rivera is forced to use a boost to escape. Kieran Easter avoids trouble. Avianna Muir squirts around the issue. Airen Slipper gets completely sideways. Kiki Roseburg appears to have tyre damage. Dr. Strangeloaf avoids trouble.

TURN 29 - YELLOW FLAG - Airen and Kiki are both fine and running again but the their shredded tyres are proving problematic for the marshals.

TURN 30 - YELLOW FLAG - There is no movement of cars as the debris is cleared and the track checked.

TURN 31 - TV - BOTTOM - In an anti-climactic finish, Vasili Mikhailov uses their performance boost to defend against Conor Westfall.

FOGGY COCKBURN WINS THE FOOD CITY 500 - HIS FIRST EVER iSTOCK SERIES WIN!

FINAL CLASSIFICATION:

1st -- Foggy Cockburn

3rd -- Jac Houns

5th -- Jay Wolff

7th -- Hunky Davis

9th -- Ragnar Slipper

11th -- Corey Creek

13th -- Urist Tannhauser

15th -- Kieran Easter

17th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

19th -- Jane Kinglet

21st -- Tim Walker

23rd -- A.I. Kraken

25th -- Emil Ziskie

27th -- Cam Cargo

29th -- Leapfrog Jones

31st -- Andrew Fiddler

33rd -- Yokum Schmidt

35th -- Egil Van Can

37th -- L.A. Brick

39th -- Mason Shelton

41st -- Kiki Roseburg

2nd -- DelBoy Trotter

4th -- Angelina Muir

6th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

8th -- Vasili Mikhailov

10th -- Rain Winterson

12th -- Rodney Trotter

14th -- Franceso Rivera

16th -- Avianna Muir

18th -- Tamauria Spiders

20th -- Nathan Dunkleman

22nd -- Kerry Mackinaw

24th -- Travis Elford

26th -- Paul Puffin

28th -- Conor Westfall

30th -- Dominic Jackson

32nd -- Boothby Grafoe

34th -- Varalia Spiders

36th -- Oliver Otter

38th -- Lefty Louis

40th -- Airen Slipper


OUT -- Jack Carmichael

OUT -- Al Houns


DelBoy Trotter, Jac Houns, Angelina Muir, Jay Wolff, Ragnar Slipper, Rain Winterson, Rodney Trotter AND Urist Tannhauser have unspent boosts available for next week.

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

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Please note that this is a short week - the race will be processed THURSDAY evening GMT due to weekend plans. Therefore, the deadline is 5pm GMT THURSDAY 26th.


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