Race of Champions
Racing is underway!
Combo 1: RE Amemiya RX7 GT300 Base Model '06 at Twin Ring Motegi East Short Course
@Jakedog23 is still leading after the first two laps, with @Nicktune moving from 9th to 3rd on the 3rd lap.
@turnupdaheat is putting up a fight to keep @Nicktune behind him, but @Nicktune makes it past with @socalnatv following passed as well.
It takes nearly 7 minutes, but @Nicktune makes his way to the lead. @Jakedog23 has a 2 second lead over @socalnatv in 3rd. It's very close for the next 3 spots as well.
After 11 minutes of 20, @Nicktune has extended to a 5 second lead over @Jakedog23 with @socalnatv another 1.5 seconds back of second. @GTP_unleashed is giving @socalnatv all the pressure he can handle too.
With 5 minutes remaining, @Nicktune has a 7.7 second lead. But the battle for 2-3-4 is very tight between @Jakedog23 @socalnatv and @GTP_unleashed. @jimeez is all alone in 5th and @nmcp1 just moved into 6th past @euclid58, after having an early mishap. He's closing on 5th.
With 1 minute left in racing, no positional changes have happened, but @socalnatv has closed the gap to @Jakedog23.
1- @Nicktune ------ best lap 1:22.259
9- @nmcp1 (disco'd just as the checked flag was waving - was in 6th)
Combo 2: BMW M4 Coupe at Apricot Hill Raceway (Reverse Grid)
Race 2 is underway and @nmcp1 has the early lead, followed by @SHOCKY_WELL and @turnupdaheat.
On lap 2, @turnupdaheat moves into 2nd with @socalnatv and @euclid58 moving into 3rd and 4th, respectively. @Jakedog23 sits in 5th with @Nicktune in 6th.
After 4 laps / 6 minutes, the top 5 are separated by less than 3 seconds.
At the halfway point, @nmcp1 has a 1 second lead over @socalnatv with @Nicktune closing fast in 3rd. @turnupdaheat and @euclid58 round out the top 5.
At the 13 minute mark, tire wear is beginning to have an effect. Every driver has at least two tires in the 8's.
At 14 minutes, @Nicktune is all over @nmcp1 and makes a brilliant pass in the last turn. @turnupdaheat and @euclid58 are in a close battle for the final podium spot.
With 3 minutes remaining, @nmcp1 is not letting @Nicktune get away without a fight. They have over an 8 second lead on the battle for 3rd.
Two minutes to go and @jimeez is getting close to the mix for a podium spot. I'm not sure he'll have time to catch them, but he's making a great run at it.
@nmcp1 pressed a little hard and went wide into turn 1, with just less than 1 lap to go. Fortunately, he's still in a safe place for 2nd.
1- @Nicktune ------- best lap 1:25.827
Combo 3: GT-R GT500 Base Model '08 at Grand Valley Speedway (Reverse Grid)
Scoring is very tight after 2 races. @Nicktune has 64 points, while @Jakedog23 @euclid58 @turnupdaheat @jimeez @socalnatv @GTP_unleashed all have 48 points.
The final race of the night is underway and @socalnatv has the early lead after 1 lap with @GTP_unleashed and @Jakedog23 in 2nd and 3rd, respectively. @nmcp1 and @Nicktune are in 4th and 5th with @SHOCKY_WELL in 6th, @euclid58 in 7th, @turnupdaheat in 8th and @jimeez in 9th.
With 9 minutes done, @socalnatv leads @Nicktune by just under 2 seconds with @GTP_unleashed about a half second back of him. @nmcp1 sits in 4th with @Jakedog23 currently in 5th, but @euclid58 is closing the gap.
It took just over 13 minutes (7 laps), but @Nicktune is now leading after a clean pass on @socalnatv.
Places 2, 3 and 4 are fairly evenly spaced (about 1 second between each) with 5 minutes to go. There is a good battle for 5th between @Jakedog23 and @euclid58 going on.
With under 1 minute to go, it's @Nicktune with a sizeable lead over @socalnatv who is in a tight battle with @nmcp1. @GTP_unleashed is in 4th with a good view of it. @Jakedog23 and @euclid58 are still in a tight battle.
1- @Nicktune -------- best lap 1:46.584
4- @nmcp1 (a near heroic pass turned into a brush with the wall and he gave up a spot)
Overall a lot of great, close racing! Final scores coming soon.
RoC Results Doc
1- @Nicktune --------- 96
2- @socalnatv -------- 78
3- @GTP_unleashed --- 76
4- @Jakedog23 -------- 72
4- @nmcp1 ------------ 72
6- @euclid58 ---------- 70
7- @jimeez ------------ 68
8- @turnupdaheat ----- 66
9- @SHOCKY_WELL ---- 50