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Subject: Chicago Racing Series 2016-2017 : Monaco (Race 1) rss

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William Jason Raynovich
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Chicago Board Game Challenge started its inaugural racing circuit this past Sunday, November 6, 2016. We had eight first entrants. We will be running five races through the 2016-2017 averaging one race per month. We are using the advanced rules with time trials to set the field. Scoring of races will use the Formula One points system. We run three laps.

Our next race will be on December 4th in the Logan Square area. Message me if you are interested in joining us.

For time trials, the results were as followed:

Time Trials score time
William Jason Raynovich 25 2:25
Roderick Alexander Russell 25 2:37
Sam Charles Marino III 28 2:39
Nicholas William Erlenbaugh 31 2:24
Drew Chester Smith 32 2:55
Jaclyn Marie Dedonder 33 4:18
Ashley Marie Griffin 33 4:44
Jacob Richard Aubaugh 37 2:56

So, I took pole position. By the way this was Ashley's and Jacob's first game of Formula De/D.

Our car setups were as follows the race was sunny the entire race:
William Jason Raynovich 732332 (Soft Tires)
Roderick Alexander Russell 922322
Sam Charles Marino III 833222
Nicholas William Erlenbaugh 733232 (Soft Tires)
Drew Chester Smith 832232
Jaclyn Marie Dedonder 833222
Ashley Marie Griffin 833222
Jacob Richard Aubaugh 833222

William Jason Raynovich 732332 (Soft Tires) Modern White
Roderick Alexander Russell 922322
Sam Charles Marino III 833222
Nicholas William Erlenbaugh 733232 (Soft Tires)
Drew Chester Smith 832232
Jaclyn Marie Dedonder 833222
Ashley Marie Griffin 833222
Jacob Richard Aubaugh 833222

Color schemes:

William Jason Raynovich Modern White
Roderick Alexander Russell Contemporary Blue
Sam Charles Marino III Classic Turquoise (Teal)
Nicholas William Erlenbaugh White Blue
Drew Chester Smith Classic Red
Jaclyn Marie Dedonder Blue Yellow
Ashley Marie Griffin Red White
Jacob Richard Aubaugh Evergreen

In the first lap, Raynovich got off to a very poor start and Erlenbaugh charged ahead with soft tires and was a turn in front of the rest of us for the first two laps. I (Raynovich) drove poorly at the start not using the soft tires to my advantage well at all.

The drivers felt that Erlenbaugh would have the race easily in the bag at one point when he seemed to have nearly a two turn lead, I think. But boy did that change in the last lap when things got interesting.

Erlenbaugh's Blue/White in the lead clearly:




During the second lap, 'S' de la piscine. Russell and Raynovich had caught Erlenbaugh. Smith is moving in this picture.


1st: Erlenbaugh Blue/White
2nd: Russell Modern Blue
3rd: Raynovich Modern White


Close up


Russell (Contemporary Blue) decided NOT to pit after the 2nd lap, surprising a number of us, as we did not realize that he had a nearly intact car. The rest of us did pit during the second lap. Russell used the 6th gear to his advantage blowing past Erlenbaugh. Russell would easily finish the race with safe driving in first place, but second place became a great race with lots of changes in position with five contestants challenging each throughout the third lap. You can see that Raynovich had a bad pitstop and is now rather far behind Russell who passed Erlenbaugh.



Raynovich at this point was at least one turn behind the second place pack coming out of the first turn (Saint Devote). He took the 6th gear to get to the pack at the 2nd turn near Casino. Notice here that Russell (Modern Blue) hit the Mirabeau corner and is two turns ahead of. . wait who is that? Dedonder, has taken second from Erlenbaugh, but Raynovich's 6th gear explosion brings him to fifth and Smith is in fourth gear. Unfortunately, we realized that we were probably going to not win with Russell hitting that corner perfectly, but we now fought for second! Notice also Marino a turn behind us but where he ends up.



A turn later and we are all now in a tight race for 2nd through fifth place in the same positions.



A couple of turns later in the Portier turn. Russell is getting ready to leave the curves. Meanwhile, Smith takes second with Dedonder and Raynovich hot on his tail and Erlenbaugh had a misshift. Raynovich's tires are shot and Smith's tires are shot. Dedonder is hoping to take advantage of that. Erlenbuagh is hoping that one of us will make a mistake. We are also worried because this is our FIRST STOP in this 3 turn stop.



Raynovich downshifted hoping to upshift for the next straightaway while the others kept their third gear. Russell took off.



Third turn in the lap, Erlenbaugh burned the rest of his tires, Smith burned more tires. Raynovich is ready to upshift, Dedonder and Smith are out of the corner as well. Marino is two turns behind us, but with a healthy car.


Tearing out of the corner Erlenbaugh, Smith and Dedonder has some bad rolls, Raynovich tears out of the corner to 2nd. Raynovich was helped by some slipstreaming help, getting at least two slipstream opportunities!


Next turn, look a bit back from the battle with Marino making it a 2 through 6 battle!


Next turn through the chicane, Marino uses up his car to get to us, Smith is in 2nd, but has used up his car. Raynovich, Dedonder, and Erlenbaugh are fighting for third!


Into the Bureau de Tabac, Dedonder is in trouble due to the fact that she is in a high gear and not ready for S. Raynovich and Smith are in the back of the corner and ready to navigate the S. Erlenbaugh and Marino miss the corner.


Dedonder tears through the S, but is in trouble and will have to downshift. Raynovich and Smith are battling for position. Erlenbaugh and Marino a turn behind.


Then, Smith takes a second from Dedonder with Raynovich getting ready to take 3rd.


Russell takes the checkered flag



With Smith takes gets out of La Rascasse with Dedonder's car spent and Raynovich trying one last attempt at taking 2nd passing Dedonder's spent car.


Coming out of the last corner, I wanted to show you the die rolls of the last roll for Smith versus Raynovich. They were close to one another, but . . . .well the rolls show the result.



Yeah, 20 for Smith to 13 for Raynovich.

Final results for the race:

1st: Roderick Alexander Russell 25
2nd: Drew Chester Smith 18
3rd: William Jason Raynovich 15
4th: Jaclyn Marie Dedonder 12
5th: Sam Charles Marino III 10
6th: Nicholas William Erlenbaugh 8
7th: Jacob Richard Aubaugh 6
8th: Ashley Marie Griffin 4

Congratulations Russell on a clean win. Hope to see more participants in December.

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Joe Van Overberghe
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What are the big disks for? Do you use them to track stops in a corner?
 
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Exactly; the poker chips were to keep track and let others know how many stops you had left.
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Shane Schofield wrote:
Exactly; the poker chips were to keep track and let others know how many stops you had left.


Yep, as Shane said, the winner of the race.

Red, white, and blue for 1, 2, and 3 stops.

I should get smaller chips though.
 
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