Current track ZCT257 - Otto's Christmas
Deadline 2022-12-17 23:59 GMT+1
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Reporting on ZCT254
In my experience, tracks that have the least amount of planning involved usually end up being the most engaging. Of course, there are exceptions, but this certainly ended up being the case with Island Run, my second ZakStunts track. There was a diverse line-up of cars fighting for the lead, so let's review what went down, shall we?
I was the first to hit the tarmac in the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R. My time was competitive, but it wasn't long before Zapper waded into battle with the Jaguar XJR9 IMSA and took the lead. I managed to overtake him in the Skyline, but then he switched to everyone's favourite car, the Lamborghini Countach. I really don't know why there is so much hate for the Countach, I actually enjoy driving it! Anyway, I was able to maintain the lead by switching to the Countach as well. Frieshansen also had a chop in the Countach and managed to take the lead momentarily. A few hours later though, I was back in front, but not by much. Still, I managed to hold my position for quite some time, enough to gain another LTB point!
Eventually, Zapper regained the lead in the Jaguar. This started an impressive battle with Usrin whose car of choice was the Audi Quattro. With so many different cars fighting for the lead, it was anyone's guess as to which one would be victorious. As I shared with my team mates, my money was on the Jaguar. But where were Alan Rotoi and Duplode in all of this? Alan Rotoi was present throughout most of the race, albeit holding back for the most part with only 28 leading hours. Duplode on the other hand was MIA until the very end of the race, submitting only a single replay.
Alright, enough with the commentary, who won? Well, congratulations must go to Alan Rotoi for winning the race with an impressive time of 1:08.26 in the Jaguar. Frieshansen amazingly came in second (which is his best position so far) and Duplode placed third with his eleventh-hour replay. In the amateur league, Heretic took a well-deserved first place, followed by Cas in second. To finish things off, newcomer Kaweashkar impressively placed third in his very first race! Well done!
Along with Kaweashkar from Chile, this race also saw Erik Barros from Brazil join us at ZakStunts. Welcome to the competition! There are only three races left for this season, and as usual, I'm keen to see how it all plays out.
Reporting on ZCT251
You're in your Melange, the ultimate Argentinean road racer. Up ahead, you can see the finish line. Just when you think you've got this in the bag, not one, not two, but three GTOs come flying past you. You're furious! Those damn Italians have spilled pasta sauce all over your white pants of victory! You suspect foul play, so you pull into the pits to investigate. As you get out of your car, instead of cheering, all you can hear is a murmur from the crowd. You look up at the scoreboard, but it's just filled with gibberish. It's then that you realise that maybe the prophecy was true, that in the Stunts world, life really does end at 640KB.
This race started out predictably with an 11% bonus for the Melange. Everyone posted quite respectable times with it, everyone but Stan 286XT. His first replay was in the Ferrari GTO, which was a sign of things to come. It wasn't until the quiet replays were revealed that we realised team Doubleplusspeed knew something that the rest of us didn't, that there was a viable power gear line for this track. Not even veteran racer Duplode knew, or maybe he just had a busy month. Either way, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
In the end, it was dreadnaut who brought home the gold with his impressive sub-one-minute time. Alan Rotoi came in second, but it was Frieshansen who placed third who was the real star of the show. The drama started to unfold when it became apparent that his replay could only be played back using the TV view. Race officials declared his replay valid though, which secured his first podium finish! Well done! This means that team Doubleplusspeed achieved a 1-2-3 finish in this race. Congratulations!
Moving on to the amateur league, Frieshansen unsurprisingly placed first, followed by Cas and Heretic. Well done guys! The question is though, how long will Frieshansen continue to compete in the amateur league? Only time will tell. There are only a few days left until the end of ZCT252, so until then, fasten your seatbelts!