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Post 15 Dec 2021, 2:01 pm

It's looking like a two car break heading towards the white flag

Turn 26 summary:
Kellison runs his tires bare dropping his final two wear on the Prost line at 100
Beckman also sheds two wear on the racing line to stay with the leader
Brown puts one wear on the racing line at 80
Orlandi follows Brown at 80 and starts the line

Benham catches the wing of the gray race car at 100
Incorpora moves to the inside of Benham at 120 taking P5
Blizzard plots 140 but there's no room so he uses one wear to brake
Kennard finishes the Ascari 80s at 120 wear already paid

Ingraham knocks off one wear on the line at 100
Mossman flies through Ascari on the line at 120 losing two wear
Haskell uses one wear to clear the corner on the racing line at 100

Next deadline: turn 27 due Friday, December 17 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 17 Dec 2021, 2:11 pm

The leaders take the white flag; the wear numbers promise an interesting third lap

Turn 27 summary:
Kellison sets up on the Brabham racing line at 160
Beckman's full acceleration gets him to 140 and the slip keeps him on Kellison's wing
Brown also maxes his acceleration to 120 off Prost
Orlandi sheds one wear on the Prost line at 80

Incorpora drops two wear through the 60s at 100 and tucks in behind his countryman
Benham negotiates the racing line at 80 leaving one wear behind
Blizzard slows to 60 through the Prost line for free
Kennard is agressive into the 60s at 100 knocking off two wear

Ingraham gets the initiative at 80 and grabs the Prost line
Mossman moves inside at 80 to keep even with the blue race car
Haskell starts at 160 but the wall at the approach to the corner gets him on the binders

Next deadline: turn 28 due Monday, December 20 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 20 Dec 2021, 2:04 pm

A lot of dice this turn and a drag race across the start/finish line next turn

Turn 28 summary:
Kellison is hard on the brakes running the racing line and 100 for free
Beckman follows the leader through the chicane also at 100
Brown approaches the corner on the line at 120
Orlandi's maximum acceleration gets him to 140, choosing the middle lane

Incorpora grabs high gear at 160 and moves to the inside of Orlandi
Benham at 140 tucks in behind the black machine
Blizzard gets a little oomph from his engine to reach 140
Kennard pushes for 160 but his engine can't handle the strain

Mossman careens around the Prost 60s at 100 sheddng two wear
Ingraham holds a steady 80 through the racing line dropping one wear
Haskell attacks the racing line at 100 for two wear and makes it 3-wide

Next deadline: turn 29 due Wednesday, December 22 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 22 Dec 2021, 2:17 pm

A new leader; the back of the pack sorts itself out into Brabham

Turn 29 summary:

Kellison slows to 80 to approach Whiteford
Beckman at 100 is able to move inside of Kellison and into P1
Brown takes the Brabham line and the Jones 100 at speed
Incorpora sheds one wear through the 100s all the way through the chicane

Orlandi takes the Brabham racing line and gets forced to the middle lane in Jones
Benham also uses the Brabham line and moves outside with a slip to pass Orlandi
Blizzard drops one wear on the racing line at 120
Kennard backs off to 100 and starts the line behind Blizzard

Haskell unleashes the rocket and reaches the corner in the middle, picking up 3 spots
Mossman maxes at 160 and starts the line behind the green race car
Ingraham gets high gear to 140 and chooses to tuck in behind Mossman

Next deadline: turn 30 due Friday, December 24 (soft), Monday, December 27 (hard) at 4pm EST/9pm UTC

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Post 27 Dec 2021, 1:59 pm

The pack begins to gel between Jones and Whiteford

Turn 30 summary:
Beckman gets the initiative at 80 dropping one wear in the Whiteford 60s
Kellison slows to 60 to run the Whiteford line then gets forced outside in corner 4
Brown starts the racing line at 80
Incorpora is first off Jones at 120 and chooses the inside entrance to Whiteford

Benham backs off slightly to 100 and keeps to the inside
Orlandi finishes Jones through the 120s at 120
Blizzard sheds one wear in the Jones 100
Haskell down to 120 runs the 100s through the chicane for one wear

Kennard negotiates the line and 100 space for free
Moassman knocks off two wear at 140 through the line/100 combination and picks up two spots
Ingraham safely runs the corner at 100 and uses a slip to tuck in behind Kennard

Next deadline: turn 31 due Wednesday, December 29 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 27 Dec 2021, 2:02 pm

Kellison had a slim lead at the line but Beckman's speed tells of his eventual move into P1
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Post 29 Dec 2021, 2:00 pm

A lot of jockeying around Whiteford but only one position change

Turn 31 summary:
Beckman maxes his acceleration to 120 out of corner 4
Kellison accelerates to corner speed to finish
Incorpora at 80 sheds one wear in the Whiteford 60s
Brown is one wear lighter after the Whiteford racing line at 80

Benham runs the line at 80 for one wear but then must swing to the outside
Orlandi finds corner 4 blocked so he takes the Whiteford 60s at 80 dropping one wear
Blizzard brakes to 60 and traverses the line for free
Mossman is hard into the 60s at 100 knocking off two wear

Haskell gets the initiative at 80 taking the racing line into the corner
Kennard ducks inside of the red race car at 80
Ingraham's 100 creates a 3-wide at the entrance to Whiteford

Next deadline: turn 32 due Friday, December 31 (soft)
Monday, January 3 (hard) at 4pm EST/9pm UTC

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Post 31 Dec 2021, 2:12 pm

Everyone is through Whiteford/corner 4 safely for the last time

Turn 32 summary:

Beckman clears corner 6 at 100 on the outside
Kellison maintains 100 on approach to the corner
Incorpora exits corner 4 at 140
Brown pushes his acceleration to keep pace

Benham accelerates to corner 4 speed to finish the 100s
Orlandi follows the Brit through the 100s at speed
Bizzard has the initiative out of Whiteford taking the following 100s at speed
Mossman is able to use the line through corner 4 at 100 to gain a position

Ingraham's 100 moves him out of the 3-way first, shedding two wear in the Whiteford 60s
Kennard drops one wear in the 60s at 80 and keeps to the inside of the next corner
Haskell has the Whiteford line but then gets forced outside in corner 4

Next deadline: turn 33 due Monday, January 3 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 03 Jan 2022, 2:23 pm

You could throw a blanket over P5-P11

Turn 33 summary:
Beckman exits corner 6 at 140
Kellison nurses his bald tires around the 100s at speed (NPR)
Incorpora follows through the 100s also for free
Brown makes it unanimous for the outside lane through the corner at 100

Benham reaches corner entrance at 100 on the inside
Mossman hits the 100s at 140 shedding two wear picking up two more positions
Orlandi reaches the corner at 120
Blizzard also at 120 grabs Benham's wing

Ingraham uses the slip at 120 to pull even with Blizzard
Haskell starts at 160 but must brake hard with nowhere to go
Kennard pushes his damaged engine to 140 and completes the pack

Next deadline: turn 34 due Wednesday, January 5 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 07 Jan 2022, 1:51 pm

The camera shifts to inside the broadcast booth:
First let me thank you for your patience and well wishes. As it turned out
it was nothing to be concerned about and it is now resolved with no further
repercussions expected. As long as the good Lord and the network wills, I
will be here calling the races. So let's get back to the stars of the show,
our drivers and their machines!

Turn 34 summary:
Beckman surrenders his final wear in the Clark 80s at 100
Kellison reaches the corner at 120
Incorpora and Brown make up a length with a 140mph drag race

Mossman continues through corner 6 at 140
The remainder of the field files through the corner 6 100s at 100

Next deadline: turn 35 due Monday, January 10 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 10 Jan 2022, 2:10 pm

Beckman stretches his lead while the rear pack accomplishes nothing

Turn 35 summary:
Beckman pushes his engine hard. It vibrates a little but holds
Kellison rounds the Clark 80s at speed but spins after exiting (NPR #2 with 0 wear availabe)
Incorpora sheds one wear through the 80s at 100
Brown starts at 100 then brakes before the corner
Mossman clears the Clark 80s at 100 and becomes a factor in the chase pack

The remainder parade down the back straight at 120

Next deadline: turn 36 due Wednesday, January 12 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 12 Jan 2022, 2:22 pm

The field loses two drivers this turn

Turn 36 summary:
Beckman is smooth through the 11/12 combination on the racing line at 140
Incorpora starts the line into corner 11 at 160
The track marshals display the black flag for Kellison, 3rd NPR in this lap
Brown tries for a little extra acceleration and uses a slip to grab the racing line

Mossman pushes his acceleration and top speed for a 180 move grabbing P3
Orlandi drops one wear in the Clark 80s at 100 to move ahead of the rear pack
Benham crosses his toes as he brakes hard for the 80s at speed, to no avail as he leaves the track
Ingraham is next to dump a wear through the 80s and sits alone in P6 for now

Blizzard saves wear at 80 through the 80s
Haskell has the initiative at 100 shedding one wear in the 80s
Kennard at 80 clears the corner on the outside

Next deadline: turn 37 due Friday, January 14 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 14 Jan 2022, 2:14 pm

The wear remaining could make for an exciting finish

Turn 37 summary:

Beckman prepares for Ascari on the racing line
Incorpora does 140 through the chicane on the line for free
Mossman sheds two wear through the 120s at 160 to challenge for P2
Brown wanted 160 but with the wall ahead of him spends his final wear on a late brake before the racing line

Orlandi is hard into the corner 11 line at 160 dropping one wear
Ingraham follows at 140 with a slip to keep right behind the gray machine
Haskell turns the rocket loose and dives to the inside
Blizzard at 140 uses a slip to stay tucked in behind Ingraham
Kennard also benefits from a slip but his 120 move loses a car length

Next deadline: turn 38 due Monday, January 17 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 17 Jan 2022, 2:07 pm

Onc corner left for the front 3, two left for the rest of the field, still some positions up for grabs

Turn 38 summary:
Beckman nurses his worn tires around the Ascari line at 80
Mossman starts at 140 then is hard on the brakes shedding two wear on the racing line
Incorpora runs into the Ascari 80s at 120 dropping two wear

Brown uses 100 plot and a slip to reach Ascari on the racing line
Orlandi continues at 160, wear paid
Ingraham pushes his engine to 160 to keep up with the gray machine, leaving one wear on the line

Haskell is one wear lighter after running the 120s at 140
Blizzard takes the 11/12 racing line for free, getting a slip to pull even with Haskell
Kennard holds his now top speed of 120 through the 120s

Next deadline: turn 39 due Wednesday, January 19 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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Post 18 Jan 2022, 5:09 am

Mossman continues his charge through the field
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