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Post 14 Jan 2023, 3:17 pm

This race took us a LONG time to run, even only at 2 laps. We did get a late start but it still took us over 3.5 hours! We were happy to have Michael with us who couldn't make his Sunday morning race.

Results
1. Mike
2. Rob
3. Kevin
4. Brent
5. Doug
6. Stephen
7. Tim
8. Michael (guest from Sunday group)
DNF Rando

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Grid/Bids
1. Kevin 3w+4s = 5.0
2. Mike 2w+4s = 4.0
3. Rob 1w+4s = 3.0
4. Doug 0w+6s = 3.0
5. Stephen 2w+1s = 2.5
6. Rando 2w+0s = 2.0
7. Tim 0w+3s = 1.5
8. Brent 0w+0s = 0.0
9. Michael 0w+0s = 0.0

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Doh... I cleared my bid cards before I took the picture.
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 3:36 pm

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T1: Seven of nine push. Tim mis-shifts!


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T2: Doug pulls a Polcen and mis-plots! Good thing he's already punched his ticket to the finals. Rob looks to break-away from the peleton.


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T3: Stephen late brakes to get the line over Kevin.
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 3:45 pm

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T4: The pace car pulls away from the string of cars behind.


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T5: With Kevin and Mike clogging the Esses, Rando has to late brake. Michael gets put off his line and spends 2 to move up.


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T6: Will the big engines let loose next turn on the Big Bend?
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 3:55 pm

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T7: Nope, not a single 180 to be found.


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T8: Rando was coming into the hairpin a little hot and had to use some resources on the brakes. Doug drops the hammer (180 - yay!) to catch the field.


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T9: The chase pack battles through the chicane. Doug puts his red chip down on a chance roll in the hairpin!
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 4:05 pm

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T10: The primary chase pack maintains formation in the two-wide section of track. Certainly we will see some flexing of horsepower next turn from the back-markers.


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T11; And there it is! Michael left some in the barn but Tim & Doug oblige. The only way Doug can use the double slip is with a forced pass. He makes it!


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T12: Michael posts 180 for initiative then late brakes. He gains position. Brent is enjoying the airport scenery and clean air in the back.
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 4:12 pm

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T13: Rando unleashes the power-plant! Stephen gains a slip from Mike to make it three-wide.


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T14: Gotta love the 200's from the back-markers!


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T15: Michael late brakes before the corner. Essentially there are two contests plus Rob doing what Rob wants.
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 4:20 pm

Speaking of Rob, I think this is where he points out that I put the distance markers in reverse on the backstretch :rolleyes:

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T16: With the double slip from Rando, Kevin is almost able to make contact with Rob.


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T17: The first (and definitely not the last) damage in the race when Michael over-stresses the engine. Mike and Stephen spend big in Sunset. It's a speed demon's dream on the backstretch. Brent gets a double slip at 200 from Doug, also pushing to 200.


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T18: The chase pack is back in formation. After clearing Sunset, will Brent get away from the trailing pack?
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 4:39 pm

Wear count at start of Lap 2

Doug 7
Mike 11
Kevin 9
Stephen 10
Michael 7
Rando 8
Rob 8
Tim 6
Brent 7

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T19: Brent joins the primary chase pack. Hello, Brent!


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T20: Mike spends wear to get away from that chase pack.


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T21: Mike has contact with Rob. Stephen late brakes to catch the line.
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 4:46 pm

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T22: Tim spends to clear the Tower Turn.


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T23: With Brent and Rando blocking the Esses, Tim fractures the brakes in his attempt to avoid the collision.


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T24: Mike gets initiative and passes a late brake test for the line.
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 4:54 pm

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T25: The chasers are stacked and packed at the hairpin.


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T26: Hmmm... I can't remember why there is a skill chip for Rando on the table. With only one visible wear, that must have been a chance? Doug fails a brake test. My notes are pretty non-existent at this point; my focus was on Rob.


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T27: Rob red lines the engine. This is Mike's race to lose.
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 5:01 pm

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T28: Brent's engine does not comply. Car parts are accumulating on the track.


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T29: Rando needs a push to 180. Doug doesn't.


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T30: Rando blows up the brakes. Stephen has plenty of wear left (4) for the podium fight.
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 5:08 pm

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T31: Kevin in third with a three-wide right behind him.


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T33: Unforced error from Mike - he should've used a wear here (3 in hand).


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T33: The marauding horde is on the backstretch.
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 5:16 pm

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T34: Brent attempts the forced pass on a blocking Kevin. No go, plus damage! To add insult to injury, he must now late brake. Ouch.


Looks like turn numbers fell behind. No complaining from me - Stephen did an outstanding job on the assist all race.

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T35: Rob spins in Sunset on the chance as he tries to clear. Stephen spins on the chance as he enters Sunset. Rando's brakes have had enough and he must pull over. The seas part for Kevin.


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T36: Mike wins and punches his ticket to the finals! Nothing else egregiously silly after this.
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Post 14 Jan 2023, 5:19 pm

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T37: No more drama...


1. Mike
2. Rob
3. Kevin
4. Brent
5. Doug
6. Stephen
7. Tim
8. Michael
DNF Rando

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Order of finish.