Race 4 - 2022

Aeon Racing Series

In the media this week...

  • Luke Holtren has a poor week. "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."
  • Winter McFish makes an appearance on ESPN Race Day segment promoting the upcoming race.
  • Gary Gannet seems pleased despite being quite far down the order. "The fans have been great, really supportive. We just wanna live UP to that support and bring 'em a win this weekend, if we can."
  • Dustin Mahoney also seems okay with his middle of the pack position. "We got here a little late, and some of our people were off their game, so it took some timeā€”but we got it together, I think."
  • Arthur James has a fantastic week and is clearly ready to go. "There's just nothin' like the smell, the sounds, the whole atmosphere, to get you fired up for a big race."
  • Valkyr Slipper seems upbeat. "This track has generally been pretty good to us in the past--you gotta take the good with the bad."
  • Tom Reynolds has a poor week and just can't get anything going, moaning both privately and publicly about it all week.
  • Chad Blackstone is delighted with a front row position. "We made some changes underneath, and you can see--it worked, I think. Now we'll see what happens."

qualifying results

1st -- Arthur James

3rd -- Boothby Grafoe

5th -- Paul Puffin

7th -- Andy McEvoy

9th -- Dustin Mahoney

11th -- Al Houns

13th -- Gary Gannet

15th -- Ollie Blackstone

17th -- Kerry Mackinaw

19th -- Cheech Kong

21st -- Bargain Bill

23rd -- Dominic Jackson

25th -- Klodeus Cig

27th -- Hana Pryde

29th -- Egil Van Can

31st -- Luke Holtren

33rd -- Vasili Mikhailov

35th -- Adam James

37th -- Manne Love

39th -- LA Brick





2nd -- Chad Blackstone

4th -- Rain Winterson

6th -- Emil Ziskie

8th -- Kiki Roseburg

10th -- Urist Tannhauser

12th -- Winter McFish

14th -- Nathan Dunkleman

16th -- Remy Lurue

18th -- Valkyr Slipper

20th -- Robert Hicks

22nd -- Conor Westfall

24th -- Mason Shelton

26th -- Harold Coins

28th -- Lefty Louis

30th -- Lord Madness

32nd -- Tom Reynolds

34th -- Felix Mattherson Jr

36th -- Brad Mills

38th -- Tamauria Spiders

RACE 4 - 2022 - 25 turns

Smokey mountain 250

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 - DUEL - Kerry Mackinaw decides against a duel. Remy Lurue decides against a duel.

TURN 2 - RARE - TOP - Emil Ziskie sheds part of his bumper onto the track and is black flagged for it! He drops from 6th all the way to the back.

TURN 3 - TROUBLE - BOTTOM - Bargain Bill spins, hitting Dominic Jackson and causing a major pileup! Conor Westfall avoids the crash. Mason Shelton suffers minor damage. Klodeus Cig suffers minor damage. Harold Coins gets T-boned. Hana Pryde is violently shunted. Lefty Louis appears to have tyre damage. Egil Van Can gets T-boned. Lord Madness just wiggles past. Luke Holtren escapes the problem. Tom Reynolds suffers minor damage. Vasili Mikhailov escapes trouble. Felix Mattherson Jr spins. Adam James escapes trouble. Brad Mills is collected in the wreckage. Manne Love rolls on through, unscathed. Tamauria Spiders is nudged to the side and spins. LA Brick suffers major damage. Emil Ziskie is nudged to the side and spins.

TURN 4 - YELLOW FLAG - Mason Shelton is announced as out, as is Klodeus Cig.

TURN 5 - YELLOW FLAG - Harold Coins is also out, but it appears everyone else is running again.

TURN 6 - RARE - MIDDLE - Valkyr gets into an incident with Kerry Mackinaw - both are swearing and shouting over the radio and are absolutely furious, though it does not seem to change their laptimes much.

TURN 7 - PIT TURN - Valkyr Slipper (9) gains a boost from fast pit. Gary Gannet (12) gains a boost from fast pit. Nathan Dunkleman (13) gains a boost from fast pit. Remy Lurue (15) gains a boost from fast pit. Cheech Kong (18) gains a boost from fast pit. Robert Hicks (19) gains a boost from fast pit. Rain Winterson attempts to take the lead from Arthur James. Rain Winterson fails to get enough of a push to move up.

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 1:

1st -- Arthur James

3rd -- Paul Puffin

5th -- Boothby Grafoe

7th -- Kiki Roseburg

9th -- Gary Gannet

11th -- Remy Lurue

13th -- Robert Hicks

15th -- Al Houns

17th -- Ollie Blackstone

19th -- Urist Tannhauser

21st -- Lord Madness

23rd -- Vasili Mikhailov

25th -- Manne Love

27th -- Dominic Jackson

29th -- Lefty Louis

31st -- Tom Reynolds

33rd -- Brad Mills

35th -- LA Brick

2nd -- Chad Blackstone

4th -- Rain Winterson

6th -- Andy McEvoy

8th -- Valkyr Slipper

10th -- Nathan Dunkleman

12th -- Cheech Kong

14th -- Kerry Mackinaw

16th -- Winter McFish

18th -- Dustin Mahoney

20th -- Conor Westfall

22nd -- Luke Holtren

24th -- Adam James

26th -- Bargain Bill

28th -- Hana Pryde

30th -- Egil Van Can

32nd -- Felix Mattherson Jr

34th -- Tamauria Spiders

36th -- Emil Ziskie


OUT -- Mason Shelton

OUT -- Klodeus Cig

OUT -- Harold Coins

TURN 8 - STAR - TOP - Andy McEvoy fails to move up. Boothby Grafoe fails to overtake Arthur James. Paul Puffin isn't quick enough to move up. Chad Blackstone fails to overtake Arthur James.

TURN 9 - CONTROL - TOP - Kiki Roseburg isn't quick enough to move up. Andy McEvoy (6) surges past Arthur James and moves to #1. Chad Blackstone fails to overtake Andy McEvoy.

TURN 10 - HEAT - TOP - Boothby Grafoe (6) passes and holds position from Andy McEvoy and moves to #1. Arthur James (3) goes low and passes Boothby Grafoe and moves to #1.

TURN 11 - REFLEX - TOP - Kiki Roseburg isn't quick enough to move up. Paul Puffin fails to get enough of a push to move up. Chad Blackstone fails to overtake Arthur James.

TURN 12 - HEAT - TOP - Boothby Grafoe (2) bangs past Arthur James and moves to #1.

TURN 13 - STAR - TOP - Paul Puffin (5) dummies Boothby Grafoe and moves to #1. Chad Blackstone fails to overtake Paul Puffin. Andy McEvoy fails to overtake Paul Puffin. Arthur James fails to get enough of a push to move up.

YES - THERE WERE REALLY THIS MANY "TOP" RESULTS ROLLED IN A ROW!

TURN 14 - PROBLEM - Andy McEvoy, in 4th place, has an electrical problem and pulls into the pits where the hood is raised for an attempted repair. It's no good. He's out.

TURN 15 - TROUBLE - TOP - Paul Puffin avoids the crash. Boothby Grafoe spins three times. Arthur James appears to have tyre damage. Chad Blackstone avoids trouble. Rain Winterson gets smashed from behind. Kiki Roseburg is collected in the wreckage. Valkyr Slipper avoids the crash.

TURN 16 - YELLOW FLAG - Rain Winterson is out, but the other drivers continue racing.

TURN 17 - PIT TURN - Robert Hicks (8) gains a boost from fast pit. Winter McFish (11) gains a boost from fast pit. Conor Westfall (15) gains a boost from fast pit. Chad Blackstone attempts to take the lead from Paul Puffin. Chad Blackstone fails to get enough of a push to move up.

POSITIONS AFTER PIT 2:

1st -- Paul Puffin

3rd -- Valkyr Slipper

5th -- Remy Lurue

7th -- Chad Blackstone

9th -- Winter McFish

11th -- Kerry Mackinaw

13th -- Ollie Blackstone

15th -- Urist Tannhauser

17th -- Luke Holtren

19th -- Adam James

21st -- Bargain Bill

23rd -- Hana Pryde

25th -- Egil Van Can

27th -- Felix Mattherson Jr

29th -- Tamauria Spiders

31st -- Emil Ziskie

33rd -- Arthur James


2nd -- Gary Gannet

4th -- Nathan Dunkleman

6th -- Cheech Kong

8th -- Robert Hicks

10th -- Conor Westfall

12th -- Al Houns

14th -- Dustin Mahoney

16th -- Lord Madness

18th -- Vasili Mikhailov

20th -- Manne Love

22nd -- Dominic Jackson

24th -- Lefty Louis

26th -- Tom Reynolds

28th -- Brad Mills

30th -- LA Brick

32nd -- Boothby Grafoe

34th -- Kiki Roseburg


OUT -- Mason Shelton

OUT -- Klodeus Cig

OUT -- Harold Coins

OUT -- Andy McEvoy

OUT -- Rain Winterson

TURN 18 - PROBLEM - Vasili Mikhailov, in 18th place, has an electrical problem and pulls into the pits where the hood is raised for an attempted repair. He's out - it's not safe for him to continue.

TURN 19 - PROBLEM - Gary Gannet, in 2nd place, has their hood latch pin fail and it pops open - they get it repaired, but they're last. (Repair roll = 11)

TURN 20 - DUEL - Cheech Kong can not find a safe duel and gives up.

TURN 21 - SKILL - MIDDLE - Cheech Kong uses their performance boost to defend against Bargain Bill. Robert Hicks uses their performance boost to defend against Manne Love. Robert Hicks uses their performance boost to defend against Luke Holtren. Urist Tannhauser (14) just about fits past Robert Hicks and moves to #7. Dustin Mahoney fails to move. Conor Westfall uses their performance boost to attack. Conor Westfall (10) sells a dummy, sails past Cheech Kong and moves to #5.

TURN 22 - DUEL - Chad Blackstone decides against a duel.

TURN 23 - SKILL - TOP - Cheech Kong stays where they are. Conor Westfall can't get the job done.

TURN 24 - CONTROL - TOP - Chad Blackstone fails to move. Remy Lurue uses their performance boost to attack. Remy Lurue (4) goes low and passes Paul Puffin and moves to #1. Nathan Dunkleman uses their performance boost to attack. Nathan Dunkleman (4) settles in, waits, then passes Remy Lurue and moves to #1.

TURN 25 - HEAT - TOP - Conor Westfall stays put. Valkyr Slipper uses their performance boost to attack. Valkyr Slipper (4) sells a dummy, sails past Nathan Dunkleman and moves to #1. Remy Lurue stays where they are.

VALKYR SLIPPER WINS THE SMOKEY MOUNTAIN 250 - THE FIFTH WIN OF HIS CAREER!

FINAL CLASSIFICATION:

1st -- Valkyr Slipper

3rd -- Remy Lurue

5th -- Conor Westfall

7th -- Chad Blackstone

9th -- Robert Hicks

11th -- Kerry Mackinaw

13th -- Ollie Blackstone

15th -- Lord Madness

17th -- Adam James

19th -- Bargain Bill

21st -- Hana Pryde

23rd -- Egil Van Can

25th -- Felix Mattherson Jr

27th -- Tamauria Spiders

29th -- Emil Ziskie

31st -- Arthur James

33rd -- Gary Gannet

2nd -- Nathan Dunkleman

4th -- Paul Puffin

6th -- Cheech Kong

8th -- Urist Tannhauser

10th -- Winter McFish

12th -- Al Houns

14th -- Dustin Mahoney

16th -- Luke Holtren

18th -- Manne Love

20th -- Dominic Jackson

22nd -- Lefty Louis

24th -- Tom Reynolds

26th -- Brad Mills

28th -- LA Brick

30th -- Boothby Grafoe

32nd -- Kiki Roseburg


OUT -- Mason Shelton

OUT -- Klodeus Cig

OUT -- Harold Coins

OUT -- Andy McEvoy

OUT -- Rain Winterson

OUT -- Vasili Mikhailov

Feud updates:

  • Boothby Grafoe is still furious at Klodeus Cig for causing an early crash in Week 2.
  • Ollie Blackstone has an issue with Lefty Louis after a qualifying shunt holds him back in Week 3.
  • Conor Westfall blames Urist Tannhauser for putting him into the wall in Week 3.
  • Valkyr Slipper is furious with Kerry Mackinaw, and the same in return, for an incident in Week 4.
  • Felix Mattherson Jr. has resolved his issue with Chad Blackstone.

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

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