the saint nick sprint

iStock and Aeon Racing Series

What is this?

The Saint Nick Sprint is going to be our Christmas celebration in 2018.

On the 22nd of December 2018, we will run a special 20 lap race. This is the Saint Nick Sprint and it will be a true test of driving ability.

Fact File:

  • All drivers - iStock Series and Aeon Series - will compete in the same race.
  • Drivers are automatically entered if their handler completes a practise session with them, or if they let us know in some other way that they'd like to enter. Email or Discord are fine.
  • You're taking on Saint Nick himself - a fearsome opponent. Can he even be beaten? Well, whoever comes highest in the race - even second to Saint Nick - will win a prize. This is either a Steam voucher or a card set from Plaay.com - that's up to the winner to decide. That's a thanks from us for being involved here in our fifth season.
  • This race runs completely separate to the other two championships and cannot be practised for.

In the media this week...

  • Saint Nick surprises no-one by grabbing pole position. "When you can bend space and time, it almost feels like cheating to be THIS GOOD at normal driving too.", he says. Smugly.
  • Andrew Fiddler has a spectacular week, only kept away from pole by the supernatural ability of Saint Nick. He'll even start with TWO boosts!
  • Al Houns has a super week and is delighted to be racing against some old iStock Series foes. "The fans were out today, and I was just feedin' off them--turned out to be a great day for Cardiff City Racing!'
  • Ragnar Slipper is also pleased. "I always challenge myself to do well, but especially here at this cold weather track I knew I could have a good week. I'm looking forward to a good race."

qualifying results

1st -- Saint Nick

3rd -- Marthis Fiino

5th -- Ragnar Slipper

7th -- Airen Slipper

9th -- Shiva Choi

11th -- Harold Coins

13th -- Jacklyn Newton

15th -- Daniel Burman

17th -- Selinia Spiders

19th -- Flash Finley

21st -- Corey Creek

23rd -- AI KRAKEN

25th -- Lord Madness

27th -- Gunther Heindrickson

29th -- Toben Shearshanks

31st -- Jac Houns

33rd -- Tamauria Spiders

35th -- Paul Puffin





2nd -- Andrew Fiddler

4th -- Sally Seal

6th -- Al Houns

8th -- Varalia Spiders

10th -- Victor Lucky

12th -- Foggy Cockburn

14th -- Nathan Dunkleman

16th -- Valkyr Slipper

18th -- Jane Kinglet

20th -- Gary Gannet

22nd -- Hana Pryde

24th -- Hunky Davis

26th -- Bargain Bill

28th -- Ariel Pryde

30th -- Kieran Easter

32nd -- Fireplug Fitzpatrick

34th -- Ozama Takeshi

THE SAINT NICK SPRINT

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 - REFLEX - MIDDLE - Flash Finley (19) side drafts and passes Al Houns and moves to #6. Andrew Fiddler uses their performance boost to defend against Valkyr Slipper. Daniel Burman fails to overtake Al Houns. Nathan Dunkleman (15) overtakes Ragnar Slipper and moves to #5. Foggy Cockburn (14) cleanly passes Nathan Dunkleman and moves to #5. Shiva Choi fails to move up.

TURN 2 - REFLEX - MIDDLE - Valkyr Slipper stays put. Daniel Burman stays put. Shiva Choi isn't quick enough to move up. Airen Slipper fails to move. Al Houns (9) overtakes Ragnar Slipper and moves to #7. Flash Finley fails to overtake Sally Seal.

TURN 3 - SKILL - MIDDLE - Andrew Fiddler uses their performance boost to defend against Jane Kinglet. Valkyr Slipper fails to move up. Jacklyn Newton fails to move. Harold Coins fails to overtake Foggy Cockburn. Shiva Choi fails to overtake Andrew Fiddler. Airen Slipper fails to move up. Flash Finley fails to move up.

TURN 4 - TV - MIDDLE - Ragnar Slipper fails to overtake Nathan Dunkleman.

TURN 5 - STAR - TOP - Nathan Dunkleman fails to overtake Saint Nick. Foggy Cockburn stays where they are. Sally Seal fails to overtake Saint Nick. Andrew Fiddler can't get the job done.

TURN 6 - CONTROL - TOP - Al Houns fails to overtake Saint Nick. Nathan Dunkleman fails to overtake Saint Nick. Foggy Cockburn (5) overtakes Saint Nick and moves to #1. Andrew Fiddler fails to overtake Foggy Cockburn.

TURN 7 - PIT TURN - Airen Slipper (8) gains a boost from fast pit. Ragnar Slipper (10) gains a boost from fast pit. Flash Finley (11) gains a boost from fast pit. Shiva Choi (12) gains a boost from fast pit. Valkyr Slipper (17) gains a boost from fast pit. Selinia Spiders (18) gains a boost from fast pit. Jane Kinglet (19) gains a boost from fast pit. Saint Nick (2) gains a boost from fast pit. Sally Seal (5) gains a boost from fast pit. Al Houns (6) gains a boost from fast pit. Al Houns attempts to take the lead from Foggy Cockburn. Al Houns (4) takes the lead from Foggy Cockburn!

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 1:

1st -- Al Houns

3rd -- Saint Nick

5th -- Andrew Fiddler

7th -- Nathan Dunkleman

9th -- Ragnar Slipper

11th -- Shiva Choi

13th -- Selinia Spiders

15th -- Varalia Spiders

17th -- Harold Coins

19th -- Daniel Burman

21st -- Corey Creek

23rd -- AI Kraken

25th -- Lord Madness

27th -- Gunther Heindrickson

29th -- Toben Shearshanks

31st -- Jac Houns

33rd -- Tamauria Spiders

35th -- Paul Puffin

2nd -- Foggy Cockburn

4th -- Sally Seal

6th -- Marthis Fiino

8th -- Airen Slipper

10th -- Flash Finley

12th -- Valkyr Slipper

14th -- Jane Kinglet

16th -- Victor Lucky

18th -- Jacklyn Newton

20th -- Gary Gannet

22nd -- Hana Pryde

24th -- Hunky Davis

26th -- Bargain Bill

28th -- Ariel Pryde

30th -- Kieran Easter

32nd -- Fireplug Fitzpatrick

34th -- Ozama Takeshi

TURN 8 - HEAT - BOTTOM - Ariel Pryde stays where they are. Gunther Heindrickson (27) settles in, waits, then passes Jacklyn Newton and moves to #18. Lord Madness stays where they are. Airen Slipper uses their performance boost to defend against AI Kraken. Valkyr Slipper uses their performance boost to defend against Hana Pryde. Flash Finley uses their performance boost to defend against Corey Creek. Gary Gannet stays where they are.

TURN 9 - SMART - MIDDLE - Gunther Heindrickson isn't quick enough to move up. Saint Nick uses their performance boost to defend against Harold Coins. Jane Kinglet (14) dummies Nathan Dunkleman and moves to #7. Selinia Spiders uses their performance boost to attack. Selinia Spiders (14) side drafts and passes Saint Nick and moves to #3. Valkyr Slipper (14) bangs past Foggy Cockburn and moves to #2. Flash Finley fails to overtake Saint Nick. Ragnar Slipper uses their performance boost to attack. Ragnar Slipper (12) goes high past Andrew Fiddler and moves to #7.

TURN 10 - DUEL - Ragnar Slipper decides against a duel - it was going to be against Valkyr and team management ruled it out over the radio.

TURN 11 - STAR - BOTTOM - Paul Puffin (35) surges past Gunther Heindrickson and moves to #18. Shiva Choi uses their performance boost to defend against Tamauria Spiders. Jane Kinglet uses their performance boost to defend against Jac Houns. Toben Shearshanks fails to get enough of a push to move up. Ariel Pryde stays put. Bargain Bill isn't quick enough to move up. Lord Madness fails to move up. Hunky Davis fails to move. AI Kraken stays where they are. Hana Pryde (24) settles in, waits, then passes Jane Kinglet and moves to #10. Corey Creek (24) bangs past Andrew Fiddler and moves to #8. Daniel Burman (23) just about fits past Shiva Choi and moves to #16.

TURN 12 - SKILL - TOP - Al Houns uses their performance boost to defend against Saint Nick. Foggy Cockburn fails to overtake Al Houns. Valkyr Slipper stays put.

TURN 13 - PROBLEM - Jacklyn Newton, in 23rd place, is leaking fluid - they're black flagged and fall to last, and there's a yellow flag out too while it's cleared.

TURN 14 - YELLOW FLAG

TURN 15 - HEAT - MIDDLE - Varalia Spiders (18) settles in, waits, then passes Saint Nick and moves to #5. Shiva Choi can't get the job done. Airen Slipper (15) sells a dummy, sails past Selinia Spiders and moves to #4. Nathan Dunkleman fails to overtake Valkyr Slipper. Hana Pryde isn't quick enough to move up. Marthis Fiino (12) goes high past Varalia Spiders and moves to #6. Andrew Fiddler (12) side drafts and passes Selinia Spiders and moves to #5. Corey Creek (12) gets a good run, drafts past Andrew Fiddler and moves to #5.

TURN 16 - SMART - MIDDLE - Flash Finley fails to move up. Jane Kinglet (14) settles in, waits, then passes Foggy Cockburn and moves to #3. Ragnar Slipper (13) smoothly passes Corey Creek and moves to #6. Sally Seal (13) goes high past Foggy Cockburn and moves to #4. Saint Nick (13) cleanly passes Valkyr Slipper and moves to #2. Marthis Fiino fails to overtake Saint Nick.

TURN 17 - PIT TURN - Saint Nick (2) gains a boost from fast pit. Valkyr Slipper (3) gains a boost from fast pit. Jane Kinglet (4) gains a boost from fast pit. Foggy Cockburn (6) gains a boost from fast pit. Airen Slipper (7) gains a boost from fast pit. Sally Seal attempts to take the lead from Al Houns. Sally Seal fails to get enough of a push to move up.

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 2:

1st -- Al Houns

3rd -- Valkyr Slipper

5th -- Sally Seal

7th -- Airen Slipper

9th -- Corey Creek

11th -- Selinia Spiders

13th -- Victor Lucky

15th -- Nathan Dunkleman

17th -- Daniel Burman

19th -- Varalia Spiders

21st -- Paul Puffin

23rd -- Gary Gannet

25th -- Hunky Davis

27th -- Bargain Bill

29th -- Toben Shearshanks

31st -- Jac Houns

33rd -- Tamauria Spiders

35th -- Jacklyn Newton

2nd -- Saint Nick

4th -- Jane Kinglet

6th -- Foggy Cockburn

8th -- Ragnar Slipper

10th -- Andrew Fiddler

12th -- Shiva Choi

14th -- Hana Pryde

16th -- Flash Finley

18th -- Marthis Fiino

20th -- Harold Coins

22nd -- Gunther Heindrickson

24th -- AI Kraken

26th -- Lord Madness

28th -- Ariel Pryde

30th -- Kieran Easter

32nd -- Fireplug Fitzpatrick

34th -- Ozama Takeshi

TURN 18 - SMART - BOTTOM - Tamauria Spiders (33) gets a good run, drafts past Shiva Choi and moves to #12. Ariel Pryde (29) settles in, waits, then passes Nathan Dunkleman and moves to #16. Hunky Davis fails to overtake Andrew Fiddler. Gunther Heindrickson stays put. Harold Coins stays where they are.

TURN 19 - TV - MIDDLE - Foggy Cockburn uses their performance boost to defend against Andrew Fiddler. Ragnar Slipper fails to overtake Foggy Cockburn.

TURN 20 - DUEL - Valkyr Slipper can not find a safe duel and gives up - he can't move any higher up due to boosts and the race ends there!

AL HOUNS WINS THE FIRST EVER SAINT NICK SPRINT!

FINAL CLASSIFICATION:

1st -- Al Houns

3rd -- Valkyr Slipper

5th -- Sally Seal

7th -- Airen Slipper

9th -- Corey Creek

11th -- Selinia Spiders

13th -- Shiva Choi

15th -- Hana Pryde

17th -- Nathan Dunkleman

19th -- Daniel Burman

21st -- Varalia Spiders

23rd -- Paul Puffin

25th -- Gary Gannet

27th -- Hunky Davis

29th -- Bargain Bill

31st -- Kieran Easter

33rd -- Fireplug Fitzpatrick

35th -- Jacklyn Newton

2nd -- Saint Nick

4th -- Jane Kinglet

6th -- Foggy Cockburn

8th -- Ragnar Slipper

10th -- Andrew Fiddler

12th -- Tamauria Spiders

14th -- Victor Lucky

16th -- Ariel Pryde

18th -- Flash Finley

20th -- Marthis Fiino

22nd -- Harold Coins

24th -- Gunther Heindrickson

26th -- AI Kraken

28th -- Lord Madness

30th -- Toben Shearshanks

32nd -- Jac Houns

34th -- Ozama Takeshi

Huge congratulations to Al Houns who wins a prize for besting Saint Nick! Thank you to all who entered and a very Merry Christmas and festive period to you all.

Thank you for being a part of iStock Racing and see you next week!