Race 4 - 2021

iStock Racing Series

In the media this week...

  • PRESS RELEASE: Dr Strangeloaf release a selfie of himself with the president of the United States, celebrating his accomplishments on the track. On closer inspection the president appears to have a bad case of “the jaggies”
  • PRESS RELEASE: Solid State Drive Driver Jane Kinglet has been interviewed regarding the latest technological developments of the team’s engineers: “So, Jane, what upcoming technology is going to give SSD the biggest advantage next season?” “To be honest, it’s been months since I have last seen an engineer or scientist at the Solid State Drive compound, so I feel completely clueless about all this.” “Did anything else catch your eye?” “Hmm… I do remember seeing a convoy of unmarked buses heading away from our compound while I was driving back from a weekend trip. White buses without number plates. I have no idea whether or not they belong to us, but I haven’t seen any R&D staff ever since.” “Have you talked to Hunky Davis about this? He seemed to know quite a bit about the team’s projects during our interviews.” “I tried, but I couldn’t get him to say *anything*! It’s sooo frustrating! He only told me that they need “to see if they can really pull it off.”” “There have been rumors of a contract between SSD and Extraneous Solutions, a quantum computing company. Have you heard anything about this?” “Heard? No, they didn’t *tell* me anything about it… We did get a supercomputer installed in our main building. So cool, literally and figuratively! Hunky and I managed to get clearance into the computing room, and it’s a great place to unwind after a long day of practice.”
  • Daniel Burman is interviewed shortly after his qualifying session. "Last time I was here, there were some issues but today everything fell into place, and I was lucky enough to do really well."
  • Franceso Rivera is feeling very positive. "We made some changes underneath, and you can see--it worked, I think. Now we'll see what happens."
  • Randy Flamethrower complains bitterly on Twitter about the "uselessness" of his car this week. "Tight in, loose out" he says. "No good".
  • Hana Pryde is heard calling a local journalist unhappy things after a difficult question about her teammate. It doesn't go down well.
  • Selinia Spiders has a great week. "I always challenge myself to do well, but especially here; had a good week, looking forward to a good race."
  • Mason Shelton has a spectucular qualifying week - he grabs pole by some margin and two boosts to go with it! Quite a shock!
  • Egil Van Can isn't particularly thrilled with his week. "This track has generally been pretty good to us in the past--you gotta take the good with the bad."
  • Flash Finley, on the other hand, is delighted. "Gotta give credit to my crew chief and the guys in the garage, they got this car hummin' and you saw the results."
  • Boothby Grafoe talks technical in a local magazine, giving interesting insights into last year's championship winning car.

qualifying results

1st -- Mason Shelton

3rd -- Jane Kinglet

5th -- Boothby Grafoe

7th -- Franceso Rivera

9th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

11th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

13th -- Xander Louis

15th -- Corey Creek

17th -- Leapfrog Jones

19th -- LA Brick

21st -- Jac Houns

23rd -- Gary Gannet

25th -- Racina Honkslams

27th -- Jay Wolff

29th -- Baker Mudfield

31st -- Varalia Spiders

33rd -- Urist Tannhauser

35th -- Dominic Jackson

37th -- Andrew Fiddler

39th -- Ragnar Slipper

41st -- Paul Puffin

43rd -- Vasili Mikhailov





2nd -- Selinia Spiders

4th -- Flash Finley

6th -- Daniel Burman

8th -- Egil Van Can

10th -- Hana Pryde

12th -- Lars Ungar

14th -- Foggy Cockburn

16th -- Hunky Davis

18th -- Jack Carmichael

20th -- Randy Flamethrower

22nd -- Ariel Pryde

24th -- Airen Slipper

26th -- Cariano Drivemans

28th -- Victor Lucky

30th -- Avianna Muir

32nd -- Kieran Easter

34th -- AI Kraken

36th -- Angelina Muir

38th -- Yokum Schmidt

40th -- Drew Breezus

42nd -- Rain Winterson


RACE 4 - 2021 - 26 turns

Smokey Mountain 500

maryville, tn

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 - PROBLEM - Baker Mudfield, in 29th place, has shifter issues and needs to pit to try a repair. It's fine and just a small blip, but it does drop him back.

TURN 2 - SKILL - TOP - Mason Shelton uses their performance boost to defend against Franceso Rivera. Mason Shelton uses their performance boost to defend against Flash Finley. Jane Kinglet (3) surges past Mason Shelton and moves to #1.

TURN 3 - DUEL - Flash Finley decides against a duel.

TURN 4 - RARE - MIDDLE - Hana Pryde has a fantastic stint of the track - rising from 10th to 1st when all is said and done! What a racer!

TURN 5 - RARE - TOP - Boothby Grafoe hits Jane Kinglet! Both are fine but it was very very touchy for a moment there.

TURN 6 - SMART - TOP - Boothby Grafoe fails to overtake Hana Pryde. Flash Finley fails to overtake Hana Pryde. Selinia Spiders can't get the job done. Jane Kinglet fails to move up.

TURN 7 - PIT TURN - Jane Kinglet (2) gains a boost from fast pit. Selinia Spiders (4) gains a boost from fast pit. Boothby Grafoe attempts to take the lead from Hana Pryde. Boothby Grafoe (6) takes the lead from Hana Pryde.

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 1:

1st -- Boothby Grafoe

3rd -- Jane Kinglet

5th -- Mason Shelton

7th -- Daniel Burman

9th -- Egil Van Can

11th -- Cucumbers Caulfield

13th -- Xander Louis

15th -- Corey Creek

17th -- Leapfrog Jones

19th -- LA Brick

21st -- Jac Houns

23rd -- Gary Gannet

25th -- Racina Honkslams

27th -- Jay Wolff

29th -- Avianna Muir

31st -- Kieran Easter

33rd -- AI Kraken

35th -- Angelina Muir

37th -- Yokum Schmidt

39th -- Drew Breezus

41st -- Rain Winterson

43rd -- Baker Mudfield

2nd -- Hana Pryde

4th -- Selinia Spiders

6th -- Flash Finley

8th -- Franceso Rivera

10th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

12th -- Lars Ungar

14th -- Foggy Cockburn

16th -- Hunky Davis

18th -- Jack Carmichael

20th -- Randy Flamethrower

22nd -- Ariel Pryde

24th -- Airen Slipper

26th -- Cariano Drivemans

28th -- Victor Lucky

30th -- Varalia Spiders

32nd -- Urist Tannhauser

34th -- Dominic Jackson

36th -- Andrew Fiddler

38th -- Ragnar Slipper

40th -- Paul Puffin

42nd -- Vasili Mikhailov


TURN 8 - TROUBLE - MIDDLE - Big issues on the post-pit restart! Franceso Rivera gets completely sideways. Egil Van Can suffers minor damage. Dr. Strangeloaf rolls on through, unscathed. Cucumbers Caulfield escapes the problem. Lars Ungar spins. Xander Louis spins. Foggy Cockburn avoids the crash. Corey Creek escapes the problem. Hunky Davis gets T-boned. Leapfrog Jones rolls on through, unscathed. Jack Carmichael is fine. LA Brick avoids the crash.

TURN 9 - YELLOW FLAG - All the involved drivers are indeed continuing with the race.

TURN 10 - YELLOW FLAG - There is no movement of cars as the debris is cleared and the track checked.

TURN 11 - DUEL - Randy Flamethrower decides against a duel. LA Brick decides against a duel.

TURN 12 - CONTROL - TOP - Daniel Burman stays where they are. Selinia Spiders uses their performance boost to attack. Selinia Spiders (4) overtakes Boothby Grafoe and moves to #1. Jane Kinglet uses their performance boost to attack. Jane Kinglet (4) smoothly passes Selinia Spiders and moves to #1.

TURN 13 - HEAT - MIDDLE - Airen Slipper (19) passes and holds position from Hana Pryde and moves to #4. Gary Gannet isn't quick enough to move up. Ariel Pryde (18) surges past Airen Slipper and moves to #4. Randy Flamethrower isn't quick enough to move up. Jack Carmichael fails to overtake Boothby Grafoe. Leapfrog Jones (14) overtakes Hana Pryde and moves to #6. Corey Creek stays put. Dr. Strangeloaf (11) passes and holds position from Airen Slipper and moves to #5.

TURN 14 - TROUBLE - TOP - Selinia Spiders gets it wrong and thumps into Jane! Boothby Grafoe spins three times. Ariel Pryde gets T-boned. Dr. Strangeloaf is fine. Airen Slipper is fine. Leapfrog Jones loses a wing mirror and begins to smoke.

TURN 15 - YELLOW FLAG - There is no movement of cars as the debris is cleared and the track checked.

TURN 16 - YELLOW FLAG - Boothby Grafoe is announced as out, as is championship leader Jane Kinglet!

TURN 17 - PIT TURN - Daniel Burman (6) gains a boost from fast pit. Cucumbers Caulfield (7) gains a boost from fast pit. Dr. Strangeloaf (1) gains a boost from fast pit. Mason Shelton attempts to take the lead from Dr. Strangeloaf. Dr. Strangeloaf uses their performance boost to defend.

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 2:

1st -- Dr. Strangeloaf

3rd -- Cucumbers Caulfield

5th -- Hana Pryde

7th -- Flash Finley

9th -- Corey Creek

11th -- LA Brick

13th -- Jac Houns

15th -- Racina Honkslams

17th -- Jay Wolff

19th -- Avianna Muir

21st -- Kieran Easter

23rd -- AI Kraken

25th -- Angelina Muir

27th -- Yokum Schmidt

29th -- Drew Breezus

31st -- Rain Winterson

33rd -- Baker Mudfield

35th -- Egil Van Can

37th -- Xander Louis

39th -- Selinia Spiders

41st -- Leapfrog Jones

2nd -- Daniel Burman

4th -- Mason Shelton

6th -- Airen Slipper

8th -- Foggy Cockburn

10th -- Jack Carmichael

12th -- Randy Flamethrower

14th -- Gary Gannet

16th -- Cariano Drivemans

18th -- Victor Lucky

20th -- Varalia Spiders

22nd -- Urist Tannhauser

24th -- Dominic Jackson

26th -- Andrew Fiddler

28th -- Ragnar Slipper

30th -- Paul Puffin

32nd -- Vasili Mikhailov

34th -- Franceso Rivera

36th -- Lars Ungar

38th -- Hunky Davis

40th -- Ariel Pryde


OUT -- Jane Kinglet

OUT -- Boothby Grafoe

TURN 18 - REFLEX - TOP - Flash Finley fails to move up. Airen Slipper fails to overtake Dr. Strangeloaf. Hana Pryde (5) passes and holds position from Dr. Strangeloaf and moves to #1. Cucumbers Caulfield uses their performance boost to attack. Cucumbers Caulfield (4) goes low and passes Hana Pryde and moves to #1. Daniel Burman (4) smoothly passes Cucumbers Caulfield and moves to #1.

TURN 19 - DUEL - Racina Honkslams decides against a duel. Gary Gannet decides against a duel.

TURN 20 - REFLEX - TOP - Daniel Burman uses their performance boost to defend against Flash Finley. Airen Slipper fails to get enough of a push to move up. Hana Pryde fails to move. Cucumbers Caulfield fails to overtake Daniel Burman.

TURN 21 - PROBLEM - Racina Honkslams, in 15th place, has a flat tire and is forced to pit for the change. She drops to last.

TURN 22 - TROUBLE - BOTTOM - Kieran Easter gets smashed from behind. Urist Tannhauser is fine. AI Kraken avoids the crash. Dominic Jackson escapes the problem. Angelina Muir escapes the problem. Andrew Fiddler squirts around the issue. Yokum Schmidt avoids trouble. Ragnar Slipper avoids the crash. Drew Breezus just wiggles past. Paul Puffin gets absolutely thumped. Rain Winterson avoids the crash. Vasili Mikhailov slams into another car. Baker Mudfield avoids trouble. Franceso Rivera picks up some damage. Egil Van Can avoids the crash. Lars Ungar loses no time. Xander Louis is fine. Hunky Davis gets T-boned. Selinia Spiders rolls on through, unscathed. Ariel Pryde rolls on through, unscathed. Leapfrog Jones escapes the problem. Racina Honkslams avoids the crash.

TURN 23 - YELLOW FLAG - Kieran Easter fails to repair and is out of the race, but everyone else is fine.

TURN 24 - YELLOW FLAG

TURN 25 - DUEL - Flash Finley decides against a duel - he's doing well so far.

TURN 26 - DUEL - Dr. Strangeloaf decides against a duel, happy to take his position.

DANIEL BURMAN WINS THE SMOKEY MOUNTAIN 500! That's the third win of his career and his first for Photo Finish!

FINAL CLASSIFICATION:

1st -- Daniel Burman

3rd -- Hana Pryde

5th -- Mason Shelton

7th -- Flash Finley

9th -- Corey Creek

11th -- LA Brick

13th -- Jac Houns

15th -- Cariano Drivemans

17th -- Victor Lucky

19th -- Varalia Spiders

21st -- AI Kraken

23rd -- Angelina Muir

25th -- Yokum Schmidt

27th -- Drew Breezus

29th -- Baker Mudfield

31st -- Lars Ungar

33rd -- Selinia Spiders

35th -- Leapfrog Jones

37th -- Paul Puffin

39th -- Franceso Rivera

2nd -- Cucumbers Caulfield

4th -- Dr. Strangeloaf

6th -- Airen Slipper

8th -- Foggy Cockburn

10th -- Jack Carmichael

12th -- Randy Flamethrower

14th -- Gary Gannet

16th -- Jay Wolff

18th -- Avianna Muir

20th -- Urist Tannhauser

22nd -- Dominic Jackson

24th -- Andrew Fiddler

26th -- Ragnar Slipper

28th -- Rain Winterson

30th -- Egil Van Can

32nd -- Xander Louis

34th -- Ariel Pryde

36th -- Racina Honkslams

38th -- Vasili Mikhailov

40th -- Hunky Davis


OUT -- Jane Kinglet

OUT -- Boothby Grafoe

OUT -- Kieran Easter

Boosts have changed. Guarantee a temporary success in Race Practise or carry it over to the next race. No boosts were unspent this race.

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

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