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Post 05 Jun 2021, 4:39 am

The starting line up:
Starting sixth, in his second consecutive RROC, James Benham
Inside row 3, returning to RROC after a 3-year absence, Chris Brandt
A veteran of RROCs 1 and 2, on the outside of row 2, Doug Schulz
The only RROC rookie in the field starts inside row 2, Jack Beckman
On the front row, the other driver in his 3rd RROC, Dave Ling
And on the pole, after a second place finish last year and determined to win this year, Stephen Peeples.


Car adjustments:
Benham: from Skill to Wear
Brandt: no adjustment
Schulz: from Acceleration to Start Speed
Beckman: from Top Speed to Acceleration
Ling: from Skill to Wear
Peeples: from Top Speed to Start Speed

Next deadline: turn 1 due Monday, June 7 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 07 Jun 2021, 2:21 pm

Everyone pushes, 5 pass

Turn 1 summary:
Peeple pushes off the line at 120 and opens an early gap
By virtue of a mis-shift by Schulz, the remainder of the pack stays in formation at 80

Next deadline: turn 2 due Wednesday, June 9 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 09 Jun 2021, 1:56 pm

Corners 2 & 3 collect plenty of wear

Turn 2 summary:
Peeples flies through the corner 2/3 combination at 100 through the 60s shedding two wear
Ling drops one wear thorugh the 60s at 80
Beckman has the initiative at 120, giving up two wear through the 80s

Schulz thought to attack the corner at 120 as well but the exit is blocked forcing him into the 100s
Brandt has room to run into the 80s at 120 scrubbing off two wear
Benham takes a slip off Schulz at 80 and surrenders one wear in the 60 in return for two positions

Next deadline: turn 3 due Friday, June 11 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 11 Jun 2021, 1:47 pm

The field strings out

Turn 3 summary:
Peeples drops two wear in Villeneuve at 140 and starts the line into the slow Tosa corner
Ling maintains the gap to the leader at 140 into corner 5
Beckman's 140 keeps him right behind Ling

Brandt breaks the 3-wide at 120 through the last 80 for paid wear.
Benham is paid for 80 through the 60 and tucks in behind Brandt.
Schulz slows to 80 through the 60, wear paid, and stays even with Benham

Next deadline: turn 4 due Monday, June 13 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 14 Jun 2021, 1:06 pm

Everyone plots 100, most saving wear

Turn 4 summary:
Peeples runs the Tosa line dropping two wear
Ling approaches the corner on the inside
Beckman swings wide onto the line

Brandt chooses the inside lane after Villaneuve
Benham sits on the 100 space
Schulz is forced outside

Next deadline: turn 5 due Wednesday, June 16 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 16 Jun 2021, 1:15 pm

Peeples stretches his lead. Three cars have cleared Tosa

Turn 4 summary:
Peeples puts the short straight behind him at 140
Ling careens around the inside of Tosa at 60 dropping one wear
Beckman clears Tosa on the line at 80 shedding one wear

Brandt spends two wear into the 40 allowing him to accelerate next turn
Benham approaches on the line at 80
Schulz gets to the inside of the light green car at corner entrance

Next deadline: turn 6 due Friday, June 18 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 18 Jun 2021, 1:12 pm

P2-4 the best battle on the track at the moment

Turn 6 summary:

Peeples round Piratella on the line at 100 for free
Ling travels the straight at 120 starting the line
Beckman comes out of Tosa at 140 and grabs inside position

Brandt paid to accelerate to 120 to finish Tosa
Benham is through the line at 60 for free
Schulz slows to 40 around the inside of the corner

Next deadline: turn 7 due Monday, June 21 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 21 Jun 2021, 1:05 pm

No wear and no dice this turn

Turn 7 summary:
Peeples covers the Minerall line at 80
Beckman from the inside takes the Piratella 100s at speed
Ling regains P2 by taking the racing line

Brandt also takes the line and forms up behind the blue machine
Benham flies off Tosa at 120 and starts the Piratella line
Schulz uses his maximum acceleration but loses two lengths

Next deadline: turn 8 due Wednesday, June 23 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 23 Jun 2021, 1:10 pm

P2-P4 is being hotly contested

Turn 8 summary:
Peeples runs the short straight at 140
Ling slows for the Minerall racing line
Beckman anticipated Ling being faster and is forced to the 80s at 100

Brandt has room to run the line at 100 for one wear
Benham sheds a wear on the Piratella line at 120
Schulz is at speed around the same line

Next deadline: turn 9 due Friday, June 25 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 25 Jun 2021, 2:15 pm

P2-P4 is being hotly contested

Turn 9 summary:
Peeples conserves his final wear through the 80s at speed
Ling puts the straightaway behind him at 140
Beckman uses the bonus to pull even with Ling

Brandt can accelerate to 120 to finish Minerall
Benham slides around the line at 80 for free
Schulz bulls his way in at 120 dropping two wear and catching Benham

Next deadline: turn 10 due Monday, June 28 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 28 Jun 2021, 1:18 pm

Ling and Beckman the hottest battle at the moment

Turn 10 summary:
Peeples stretches his lead at 140 approaching the slow 14/15 combination
Ling and Beckman drop one wear each through the 80s at 100

Brandt brakes to 80 around Variante Alta for free
Benham covers the straight at 140 and chooses the outside lane
Schulz can accelerate to 140 and tucks in behind Benham

NOTE: Friday's results will be late, possibly as late as Saturday.
The Friday deadline will remain the same.
If I am delayed until Saturday I will make Monday a soft deadline

Next deadline: turn 11 due Wednesday, June 30 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 30 Jun 2021, 1:05 pm

The leader is caught, but can he be passed?

Turn 10 summary:
Peeples is hard on the brakes to run the line at 60
Ling approaches corner 14 on the line at 160
Beckman uses a well placed skill to reach 160 and moves to the inside

Brandt is out of Variante Alta at 140
Benham burns one wear through the 80s at 100
Schulz is more aggressive dropping two wear and challenging for P5

NOTE: Friday's results will be late, possibly as late as Saturday.
The Friday deadline will remain the same.
If I am delayed until Saturday I will make Monday a soft deadline

Next deadline: turn 12 due Friday, July 2 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 02 Jul 2021, 5:49 am

There's a new leader!

Turn 11 summary:
Peeples holds on to his last wear taking the line at 80
Ling makes a big move at 100 through the 60s and then the racing line
Beckman stands on the brakes and takes the outside of 14 and the line through 15

Brandt approaches corner 14 at 80 on the line
Benham is on the gas at 160 right up to the corner
Schulz starts at 160 but has to brake finding no room to finish that move

Next deadline: turn 13 due Monday, July 5 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 05 Jul 2021, 1:04 pm

Agressive moves for the lap one win

Turn 13 summary:

Peeples is first into Bassa at 120 for his last wear and a chance roll
Ling also drops his last wear and makes a chance roll for 100 into the 60s
Beckman covers the short chute at 120

Benham makes a hard 100 move through the 60s then the 15 racing line for three wear total
Brandt eases around the corners at 60
Schulz drops one wear in 14 on the line at 80 and jumps to the outside of corner 15

Next deadline: turn 14 due Wednesday, July 7 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 07 Jul 2021, 1:04 pm

A spectacular finish coming up for the fans

Turn 14 summary:
Ling and Peeples have both paid for +40 and both finish through the 80s at 120
Beckman settles comfortably into P3

Benham approaches the final corner at 100
Brandt evens up with Benham at 120
Schulz pushes to 140 but with no room to finish that move uses one wear to brake

Next deadline: turn 15 due Friday, July 9 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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