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Post 13 Dec 2021, 5:47 am

It's getting crowded up front...

Turn 25 Summary

Costa pulls up to the final corner at 80 on the line. Smith takes the inside (and the lead) at 120.

Harley tucks in on the #7 at 100. Dygert moves into a podium spot at 140.

Rund goes outer rail at 80 for free. Harrington tosses a wear at 100 on the line.

Bernhardt flies down the short straight at 160. Choi takes an RM plot of 140 on the line for free (NPR #1: Warning).

Milbourn sheds a wear at 160 on the C11 line. Marshall pushes the engine w/ 2s (modified 5) to hit 160.

Schipper clears C9 at 80 for free.

Turn 26 Deadline: Wednesday, December 15th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
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Post 15 Dec 2021, 7:39 am

I think the final lap will be a bit of a wild ride...

Turn 26 Summary

Smith burns his last wear at 80 on the outside. Costa runs the line for free at 60.

Harley gets the initiative at 100. He careens through the corner on the line for 2 before settling in for the race lead! Dygert eases his way around the outer rail, dropping a wear at 80.

Harrington has the initiative at 140 and pulls up to C15 on the line. Rund tucks in behind at 120.

Bernhardt clears the penultimate corner at 100 and a wear. Choi pulls up on the line at 100.

Milbourn continues his late charging strategy at 160. Marshall lops off a wear in the C11/12 complex at 160.

Schipper pushes the engine with 1s (modified 5) to hit his top speed of 160.

Turn 27 Deadline: Friday, December 17th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
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Post 15 Dec 2021, 8:07 am

The second trip through sector 2 provides a 10+mph gap between 4th and 5th fastest
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Post 17 Dec 2021, 7:58 am

The white flag comes out as leaders enter the final lap!

Turn 27 Results

Harley sets up the line at 140. Smith stays in his lane at 140.

Costa pushes to 140 (natural 8) and, with the bonus, dives to the inside for the lead. Dygert drives by the flag at 140 and grabs a bonus space.

Harrington lops off a wear at 80 on the C15 line. Rund, also at 80, stays on his bumper for a wear.

Bernhardt pulls up to C15 on the line at 120. Choi clears C13 at the speed limit.

Milbourn continue to catch up, tossing a wear onto the C13 line at 100. Marshall addresses C13 on the line at 120.

Schipper burns a wear at 160 in the C11/12 complex.

Turn 28 Deadline: Monday, December 20th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
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Post 20 Dec 2021, 10:30 am

Turn 28 Summary

Costa navigates the first corner complex via the 100's at 120 for a wear. Harley burns a wear on the line and gets pushed into the middle lane.

Dygert gets the initiative at 140. He sheds two wear on the C1 line before going outer rail and setting up a three-wide sprint to the next corner. Smith, at 100 and the bonus, does not quite clear C2 but can accelerate out.

Harrington crosses into lap 3 at 140. Rund stays on his bumper the whole time at 120 and the bonus.

Bernhardt drops a wear on the C15 line at 80.

Choi pulls up to C15 on the line at 100. Milbourn, at 140, has the inside.

Marshall clips two tires on the C13 line at 120. Schipper clears C13 at 120 for two wear.

Turn 29 Deadline: Wednesday, December 22nd @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
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Post 22 Dec 2021, 9:05 am

Turn 29 Summary

Harley grabs the initiative at 140. He then late brakes (1w) and opts for the inside lane. Costa moves next at 120 and takes the racing line.

Dygert is last to move out of the three-wide at 120. He is left with the outside lane. Smith takes an RM plot of 120 (NPR #1 - Warning).

Harrington slows to 80 and runs the C1 60 for a wear. He can accelerate out next turn. Rund takes the C1 line for free at 100.

Bernhardt makes it to lap three at 140.

Milbourn goes outer rail at 100 and knocks down two wear. Choi burns a wear at 80 on the line.

Marshall clears the final corner at 80 for a wear. Schipper pulls up to C15 at 160 on the line.

Turn 30 Deadline: Friday, December 24th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
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Post 24 Dec 2021, 9:10 am

The home crowd favorite is out of the race. Fortunately, he walks away from the wreck unharmed and can spend Christmas with his family.

Turn 30 Summary

Harley burns his last two wear at 100. He runs the 60's in C3 followed by the racing line in C4. Dygert goes next at 80. After dropping a wear in the C3 60's, he clears C4 in the 80 spot.

Costa over-brakes to 60 (natural 8), goes middle lane in C3, and sets up the C4 line. Smith, at 60, finds the C3 line open and takes it.

Harrington picks up speed to 140 and grabs the C3 line. Rund finishes out the corner complex at 100.

Bernhardt clears C2 at 100.

Choi grabs the initiative by pushing his engine to 180 (Acc natural 3 / Top 1s modified 5). He settles in on the racing line. Milbourn tucks in on the #2's bumper at 160.

Marshall pushes to 160 w/ 2s (modified 5). Schipper attempts 120 through C15 with 2 wear and 1s (modified 11) but ends up going through the barrier. Race over for our Australian friend.

Turn 31 Deadline: Monday, December 27th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
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Post 24 Dec 2021, 9:57 am

Milbourn is fastest for the second consecutive sector
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Turn 31 Summary

Harley heads toward C6 at 140. Dygert tucks in behind, also at 140.

Smith goes outer rail at 100 for free through C4. Costa runs the C4 line for free at 100 and takes back 3rd place.

Harrington over-brakes to 60 (1w) and runs the C3 line for free before clearing C4. Rund burns two wear on the C3 line at 100 then gets pushed to the outside in C4.

Bernhardt lays up on the C3 line at 120.

Choi clips two tires in the C1/C2 complex at 140. Milbourn does the same and pulls even with the bonus.

Marshall bumps two wear in C1/C2, first taking the line before finishing in the 100 spot.

Turn 32 Deadline: Wednesday, December 29th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
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Post 29 Dec 2021, 5:12 am

Yet another race leader emerges...

Turn 32 Summary

Harley goes outer rail at 100. Dygert flies around the outside at 140 for 2 wear and grabs the lead.

Costa pulls up to C6 at 100. Smith comes alongside at 120.

Harrington hits the gas pedal and heads towards C6 at 120. Rund finishes out C4 at 100.

Bernhardt clips two tires on the C3 line at 100 followed by the outer lane in C4.

Milbourn gets the initiative at 120. He late brakes to 100 with a wear, pays two more on the C3 line, and yet another to clear C4 on the inside. Choi plots 100 before late braking (natural 7) to 80. He goes into the middle 60's for a wear.

Marshall pulls up to C4 on the line at 120.

Turn 33 Deadline: Friday, December 31st @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
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Post 31 Dec 2021, 8:48 am

Turn 33 Summary

Dygert pulls up to C9 at 120. Harley comes alongside at 140.

Costa and Smith take turns through the 100's at 100 for free and maintain relative position.

Harrington sheds a tire at 100 via the 80's. Rund burns his last two wear on the outer rail at 140.

Bernhardt, at 160, sits on the outside hoping to shake his pursuer. Milbourn is not fooled and tucks in at 160.

Choi clips a tire at 120 on the C4 line. Marshall clears both C3 and C4 at 60 for free.

Turn 34 Deadline: Monday, January 3rd @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
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Turn 34 Summary

Dygert slows to 80 and runs C9 for free. Harley does the same but must first test his brakes (natural 6).

Costa & Smith trade paint at 120 as they approach C9.

Harrington gains pace at 140. Rund tucks in on the #32 at 140.

Bernhardt careens around C6 on the inside at 120 for two wear. Milbourn, also at 120, bumps a wear on the outside and keeps up with the black car via the slip.

Choi clears C6 at 140 on the outer rail for two wear. Marshall mashes the gas pedal to 120.

Turn 35 Deadline: Wednesday, January 5th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
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Post 05 Jan 2022, 7:52 am

The battle for the podium heats up...

Turn 35 Summary

Dygert has the outright lead at 140. Harley tucks in at 120.

Costa and Smith take turns through C9 on the outer rail at 80 apiece.

Harrington chips off a wear at 100 via the 80's and sets up a three-wide on the track. Rund slows to 80 and clears C9 on the outside.

Bernhardt finds the exit of C9 at 100, costing 2 wear in the 60 spot. Milbourn pulls up at 100.

Choi grabs the dice cup as he drops the hammer to 180 (natural 8). Marshall clears C6 at 100 for free.

Turn 36 Deadline: Friday, January 7th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
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Post 07 Jan 2022, 7:36 am

Turn 36 Summary

Dygert is through the high-speed ess-curves at 140. Harley, also at 140, takes advantage of the slipstream to pull alongside the leader.

Harrington gets the initiative at 160 and grabs the line. Costa takes an RM plot of 140 (NPR#2 - 1w penalty). Unfortunately, with no wear to pay the penalty, he spins at the end of his movement.

Smith, at 120, opts for lane 2 but instead of the bumper he was hoping for, only sees the headlights.

Bernhardt moves up the leaderboard at 160. Rund loses pace at 120.

Milbourn and Choi take turns through C9 at 120 and drop 2 wear each.

Marshall slams the gas pedal to 160.

Turn 37 Deadline: Monday, January 10th @ 7 a.m. EST (12 noon UTC)
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Post 07 Jan 2022, 2:09 pm

Milbourn continues to make up ground
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