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Post 24 Jan 2021, 9:21 am

Builds for the Saturday at the races are complete.

The cars were all very similar with only 1 - 100 start speed and 1 - 20 start speed. There are only 2 identical cars with Will S. and Tim B. building the same car.
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Long Beach - Saturday at the Races - Winter Storm Series
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Post 24 Jan 2021, 9:30 am

The Bids are in and the starting grid is set.
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Loang Beach - Saturday at the Races,- Winter Storm Series
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Long Beach Starting Order
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Post 24 Jan 2021, 9:35 am

Here are the results of the Long Beach - Saturday at the Races - Winter Storm Series

Congratulations to the winner James B.

The rest of the podium are Tim B. and Tim K.
Great race everyone!

Turn by turn results will be posted shortly.
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The finishing order
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Post 11 Feb 2021, 10:22 pm

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The Field is at the starting line, the drivers are in their cars, we are ready to roll. James will lead the field off the starting line.

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James jumps off the starting line with a bang, taking a lead that he would not relinquish the entire race.

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The field approaches the first turn with Tim K. pressuring Tim B. for second. Will pushes his engine, but a puff of smoke indicated trouble for the blue car.
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Post 11 Feb 2021, 10:48 pm

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Tim B. reaches the leader's bumper, while the rest of the field gathers up at the entrance to the first corner.

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Gary S. closes in on the leaders as the pack moves thru the coner.

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Gary S. pushed his car to the limits to move into second place,
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Post 11 Feb 2021, 10:57 pm

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James pulls back in front, while Tim K. hangs the field in the corner.

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Tim B. pushes his car to reclaim the second spot. Chris K. moves to the front of the second group of cars.

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James and Tim B. clear the corner, setting up for the straight.
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Post 11 Feb 2021, 11:03 pm

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With Gary and Chris clearing the corner this turn, the field starts to get spread out.

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James sets up for the final corner with the field on the backstretch.

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2nd thru 5th go nose to tail preparing for the final corner. James clears the last corner ready to cross the start finish lane and begin the second lap.
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Post 11 Feb 2021, 11:18 pm

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Tim B. clears the hairpin, while Gary, Tim K. and Chris are unable to get around the corner.

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The top 2 are off down the straightaway, while Gary and Tim K. set up for a drag race down the straight. Chris K., clears the hairpin, which has strung the field out.

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Back at the hairpin, things get dicey. Will takes the outside route and Curtis decides to take it easy on his tires and hangs Jim in the corner, who had to slam on his brakes.
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Post 12 Feb 2021, 12:29 am

Wear spent / remaining after lap 1:

Chris - 8 / 13
Curtis - 4 / 14
Gary - 9 / 15
James - 7 / 11
Jim - 2 / 22
Tim B. - 10 / 10
Tim K. - 5 / 13
Will - 7 / 14

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Chris pushed the accelerator thru the floor board only to here something snap, and a puff of smoke from the tail pipe. He settles in behind Gary and Tim K.

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Tim K. pulls into 3rd as the pack starts into the corners. Curtis takes a lead over Will has Will nurses his engine gown the straight.

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At the front, James and Tim B. continue to hit their marks finding the most efficient way around the track. Will races Curtis as they head into the corner.
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Post 12 Feb 2021, 12:36 am

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The field continues to make their way thru the corners.

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Gary pushes ahead of Tim K, while Will closes up on the chase pack.

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While James enters the backstretch, the race for 3rd continues to be the most exciting race on the track as Gary and Tim K keep up their battle.
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Post 25 Feb 2021, 9:46 pm

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Gary, Tim K, and Chris all set up for the corner before the backstretch.

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Up front James sets up for the final set of corners on lap 2.

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Tim B. sets up for the last set of corners, while the conga line also approaches the corner.
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Post 25 Feb 2021, 9:53 pm

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James clears the last corner headed to the start/finish line and the last lap.

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Will enters the final set of corners while Jim outruns Curtis down the backstretch. James starts lap 3.

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Gary and Tim K. clear the final corner, unfortunately Chris is hung in the corner while the back of the pack also approaches the final corner.
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Post 25 Feb 2021, 10:00 pm

Wear spent lap1 / laps / remaining after lap 2:

Chris - 8 / 6 / 7
Curtis - 4 / 6 / 8
Gary - 9 / 7 / 8
James - 7 / 5 / 6
Jim - 2 / 9 / 13
Tim B. - 10 / 4 / 6
Tim K. - 5 / 4 / 9
Will - 7 / 7 / 7

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The damaged cars of Will and Chris set up for a drag race down the front stretch while Jim clears the final corner as well.

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Tim K and Gary are racing down the front stretch side by side while right behind them there is a 3 car pack and Jim pushes both Will and Chris.

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Tim K. gets in front of Gary and finds the groove that the leaders are running.
Chris's engine finally lets go and his car coasts into the pits. With Will and Jim still side by side as the fans in the grandstands go wild!
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Post 25 Feb 2021, 10:10 pm

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The front three have an extended conga line going, with Tim B. and Tim K. following James path.

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Will spins on the inside lane of the Aquarium corner.

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Will recovers from his spin and picks up the bumper of Jim's yellow car. The top 3 are in a groove with the next 3 cars battling for 4th.
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Post 25 Feb 2021, 10:23 pm

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James heads into the backstretch while Jim, pushes hard in the corner to move in front of Gary. Curtis catches the rear bumper of Will's car.

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Tim B. heads down the backstretch, while Gary dives under Jim for position. Curtis takes a position from Will.

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Tim K. and Gary both clear the corner heading into the backstretch, while Jim gets hung in the corner. Will and Curtis swap positions again.