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While the Kuruma has dominated rthe ound 1 the Chiliad rally proved happy hunting for the other vehicle drivers. With now only 2 kurumas in the top 7 finishing positions. We now have an elegy, corquette, felter, masacrro, masacroo race up there as well Drivers In the stage standings Audisprtquatro has dominated and has 7 stages wins , Afiver 1 stage Audi sport had a 13 second lead, after the first rally (the mckenzie) he extended this in the chiliad mountain rally and now has a 52 second lead from A fiver, fiver struggled on stage 3 just managing to stay in the top 10, and lost significant time. ERIC ZERO dropped time as well after a mistake on stage 2, coming in 20th to finish the rally in 11th place and just managing to remain in the overall top 5. BFG continued his impressive form in the corquette, moving up to 3rd place in group A and leading Group B. In the overall group A standings 3rd place to 11th is separated by only 15 seconds !!!!! In group B anyone of the Top 4 could take victory with only 13 seconds separating 1st-4th this remains the championship to Watch, with the top four all competing in the first session on the 10th Ultimately the most impressive driving came from itz Reality. Coming in 4th in the 2nd rally. And quietly moving up into the top ten, one to look out for in the fast stages of round 3 were the road fast corners and long road sections will favour the massacro.
Other drives of note, although not competing in the overall competition (as they missed the 1st round) Jarlzero made an impressive ROAR rally Debut finishing in 3rd place overall and had it not been for a roll on the 1st stage could have come in second. Subaru fan also through in a excellent performance. With a stunning drive on stage 3. Finishing 2nd on that stage and 5th in the rally overall. Skeptic Almond Finished in 10th overall not a true reflection of the quality of his performance. A difficult stage 1, but some great driving on stages 2 & 3.
So as we move on to the 3rd Round The Redwood classic Rally things look like really Heating up ! This Rally will also see some new arrivals. Ensy and Phil from cloud 9 racing will be joining and judging by times in practice will be pushing Audi all the way. A fiver has had an increased amount of practise time for this round and we await the return of Rxcynister. Will we have a different driver on the podium? Will Audi be drawn into the fight for the Rally win ? or play it safe and just maintain and protect his overall standing position ? How will things all shape up across the rest of the leader board? With times so close, we could see some massive changes across the top 10. Group B, The All stars ! well this could get interesting we now have more all-stars entering and all looking for win good luck everyone. See you on the dirt.
Guys a great job last night. Thanks to team of Jamie, Phoenix and cactus for making it run so smoothly. They put so much work into getting these results up so quickly and making the event truly interactive. The stream continued for close on 3 hrs last night after the initial connection issues, and the fact that people continued to tune in and remain viewing until the end proves how addictive it is to watch. The drinking game it a touch of genius and continues to amaze . Jamie's knowledge of twitch and his continued search for improved bots that to help with the stream make it look great. I'm looking forward to spending my credits smile emoticon
the drivers put on a great show. Some fantastic times at the top by Simon in his ROAR debut put him in a strong position for this round. Ck had connection issues, but still outbid some great competitive times. Fatez, Bfg, skeptic, penguin and Jamie continued to trade seconds on the stages, and we are still no clearer on predicting who will come out top in group B this competition really is the one to watch. It remains so close. Will one of the drivers in the later dates, set the marker ? Tune in to find out
Thanks again guys a pleasure to spend time with you all as always
well finally we kicked off the 4th round. Numerous delays due to "double clutch gate", "Welsh internet famine" and "Yello Cactus: aka Mr Mo days off" have meant that this event has gone a tad over schedule. (edit cactus- did't we start it in 1984 ??)
With all that behind us we can now look forward to crowning a winner and most importantly enjoying some competition and friendly rivalry on the last 4 stages.
we kicked off last night, with some changes, phoenix's recent change in circumstances meant that we welcomed Audi to the commentary booth. And what a job he did, excellent incite and technical tips, with honest feedback on the action and great interaction with the viewers via chat. Technical issues were a plenty as always and #audirage was present for this
Thanks you for this Audi, from prior experience commentary is not as easy as it looks. Myself and Cactus have been so grateful for the atmosphere and enjoyment the twitch stream brings and we will miss phoenix, but equally we look forward to the differing approach you take and cant wait for the next batch of drivers to run. We were left with the epiphany of how good a prospect of having Phoenix and Audi both commentating together would be !!! just think of the combination
So onto the driving. We had 5 runners last night:
steve dogg 51, itzreality, bksfatez, mr penguin and Pottyboy83 (for the reminder of the report i may refer to myself in the 3rd person, if i go to far and refer to myself at the D, O, double G at anytime feel free to shoot me next time im online)
In the standings stevedogg and itz reality, went into there final round holding 6th and 4th place in the overall standings . Reality's overall time after 3 rounds 29:01.411 and stevedoggs overall time 29:22.054. Both were hoping to put pressure on third place driver Ericzero ( 28:45.642) who will run later this week.
The racing looked like been a fight between the two of them. In the 1st stage a spin on the last corner by stevedogg, gave reality a 6 second early advantage and increased his overall lead to 28 seconds. Reality then added another 7 second gap on the 2nd stage, posting a great time in massacro on a stage the steve & the feltzer should have done better. In the wet the feltzer was faultless, and a mistake and slid down the bank cost reality 14 seconds. It was all square going into the last stage. Despite stevedogg finishing provisionally top by 3 seconds, in the this round. Reality remains Provisionally Top of the Overall standings (after 16stages). With Audi and Afiver, only really needing to turn up to fill the top two places in group "A". The pressure is on ERIC ZERO who needs to post a time of 13:18.581 or less to take 3rd from reality in group "A", BFG12043 still has an outside chance of the podium, if ERICZERO fails to beat 13:18.581 and BFG can post a time of 12:42.581 or less he can take the 3rd spot in group "A"
In Group "B" BFG12043 held a 1 second advantage on stevedogg after 3 rounds. This means BFG must post a time of 12:58.982 in the final round to win group "B" unless Jamiem52 can Beat him by 21 seconds, and post a time 20seconds faster than stevedogg's 12:57.982.
Bksfatez went into the final round in 9th place overall. And looked to cement his position in the top ten the with nearby drivers not running until later in the week.A Special mention to BKSFatez, who has been here from the start of the Rally on the 1st run of the 1st stage. Despite at times having little practice and freely admitting himself he is not a top contender. He has come back stage after stage and competed with enthusiasm each time. You sir are what the R.O.A.R Rally is all about, while the top places are important, so are all the competitors that battle for the lower places, looking to improve there times and driving skill. From Me and Cactus We thank you.
Mr penguin and Pottyboy both joined the ROAR Rally after the start. Pottyboy had his first ROAR experience in the 3rd round. Known for his skill in a sandking he found the conversion to the high speed corners of the redwood classic difficult, taking last place in all of the 3rd round stages. Better prepared and looking to place higher in these stages, he performed well in the sultan. And battled it out with his fellow sultan driver BKSFatez. potty held a 3second advantage going into the final stage but a mistake cost him and Fatez's impressive 4th stage time meant he placed higher. We look forward to seeing potty come back next season from the start.
Mr penguin missed the 1st Round of the ROAR rally, since then he finished, 16th in the 2nd round and 11th in the 3rd round. He had some impressive displays in the Redwood classic with two top ten stage finishes. Looking to improve again, Improve he did.
After a mistake in the 1st stage, he came back strong at the Quarry (stg2) obliterating, stevedogg and itzrealitys times by 6 seconds. He split steve and reality again in the 3rd. And came in close behind on the 4th. Penguin will be running the 1st round tracks (mckenzie) in the coming week. I expect him to be close to the top 8 in the overall competition here. And having seen his commitment and enthusiasm for the DIRT expect him to comeback as a Top contender for #season2.
So its getting a little complex at the TOP. It will all become clear when the remaining drivers complete there final four stages, before the end of the year.
TUNE IN NEXT WEEK. Watch Audi step out of the commentary booth and look to extract his revenge on VPHIL, AFIVER and Ensy (snr Buns RACE Team). Eric Zero will be looking to take that 3rd position in Group "A" will the ice man crack ? . Jamiem52 and BFG12043 will be going head to head, putting it all on the line looking to topple stevedogg from the top of group B.
And if thats not enough for you, Cactus will be turtling his kuruma, hitting some tyre stacks, and hay bails