First MCC Reach tourney was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out. Had a lot of fun hosting and racing!
@Le Hefe @Mad Hatter @KINNZE @NukedIceCream @Populare @Rob @Sqeazu
NukedIceCream would grab the early lead on the first lap, followed by Mad Hatter, Rob, Camonized and Le Hefe. Nearing the end of the 2nd lap, Cam opted the shortcut jump, who collided with Rob on track re-entry, while Hatter lost control entering the lower pass into the split corridor before the tunnel causing a chain reaction pileup. Hatter and Cam recovered 2nd and 3rd respectively, Hefe emerged 4th and Rob 5th. Cam got around Hatter on lap 3 and gained the lead after Nuked also hurtled into the split corrider, Rob died and rejoined the race in last. Hatter spilled around the 2nd corner the following lap and fell back to fifth, Nuked bobbled through the split corridor and handed 3rd to Populare, Cam began pulling away. Hatter would crash twice more in the corridor, eventually handing 5th to Sqeazu. Hefe crashed out of 2nd with two to go and lost two positions. Cam cruised to the win, Populare climbed to 2nd after a last place start and Nuked gutted out 3rd.
Top 5: Cam, Populare, Nuked, Hefe, Sqeazu
Nuked (pink) struck first on BreakNeck
Cam hugged the patch of land on the watery start to initially pull into first, only to throw it away 2 sections later. Populare would inherit the lead, followed closely by Hefe , Cam, Nuked and Rob at the end of the opening lap. Cam slipped past Hefe and the two began pressuring Populare, meanwhile 6th-8th were gridlocked in a tight battle. Hefe moved back in front of Cam the following lap while Rob trimmed his gap from Nuked. Populare retained the lead while Hefe and Cam dueled for 2nd, Rob eventually moved past Nuked for 4th. Populare endured the pressure all the way to the final checkpoint, taking the win and the points lead. Hefe brought home 2nd and Cam salvaged 3rd.
Top 5: Populare, Cam, Hefe, Rob, Nuked
Edward stole the show and briefly the points lead
Kinnze (front) got his first taste of racing against experienced, stiff competition
Rob avoided the chaos from the first turn to grab the holeshot. Shortly after, Rob relinquished the lead after crashing in spectacular fashion over the step down and rejoined the race in 5th, moving Cam into 1st, Hefe 2nd, Sqeazu 3rd and Hatter 4th. As the early laps played out, Cam and Hefe dueled for the lead, while Sqeazu and Hatter battled for 3rd. Populare continued to make his way up the field after the first turn carnage and passed Rob for 5th, while Sqeazu and Hatter's fight for 3rd allowed Populare to gain massive ground. A few laps later, Cam careened over a berm granting Hefe 1st, but a mistake by Hefe a few turns later immediately closed the gap back up, Populare moved into 3rd. Cam eventually got impatient and wrecked which allowed Hefe to get away. Rob would eventually overtake Sqeazu for 5th and Sqeazu fell to 7th. Hefe earned a convincing win, Cam recovered for 2nd, Populare made it back to 3rd. Points lead splits between Cam and Populare.
Top 5: Hefe, Cam, Populare, Hatter, Rob
Rob's starts were on point
A classic Ionized track saw a classic duel between two SX thoroughbreds
Cam grabbed the lead and immediately created a gap from the field, with Hatter, Kinnze, Rob and Populare trailing through the opening lap. Rob made quick work of Kinnze and made it around Hatter the lap after, Populare also moving past Kinnze. Opening of Lap 3 saw Kinnze obliterate Nuked after passing him for 5th, effectively deflating his race. Kinnze relinquished 5th to Hefe and began to lose sight of the top 5. Around halfway through, Populare flipped in the whoops moving Hefe into 4th, while Rob and Hatter continued to duel for 2nd. Cam checked out and never looked back, collecting a dominating win and the points lead. Rob grabbed a stellar 2nd, Hatter 3rd.
Top 5: Cam, Rob, Hatter, Hefe, Populare
There was no stopping Cam this time
Rob bested Hatter to earn an impressive 2nd place on a highly technical track
Rob sprinted into the first turn to grab the holeshot, chaos ensued behind him and the top points holders in the tournament were scattered. Rob commanded the opening lap, followed by Sqeazu, Cam, Kinnze and Populare. A four way battle was going down for 2nd and Rob continued to pull away. All was well for the Chigaco native until he over jumped the water rhythm section and kart wheeled out of the lead in dramatic fashion. Cam gained the lead, Rob recovered to be neck and neck with Sqeazu, then Nuked and Populare. A brief mistake by Cam after the finish line created a four way train going into the first large hill, ultimately causing Sqeazu to bobble back to 3rd and for Nuked to flip, moving Hefe into 5th. Populare moved into 2nd the following uphill and kept within sightline of Cam for most of the race. Cam coasted for another win, Populare briefly came under fire from Rob on the last lap but still retained 2nd, Rob closely behind in 3rd.
Top 5: Cam, Populare, Rob, Hefe, Sqeazu
Rob raced a career performance despite crashing out of a convincing lead
The freight train
Hefe got a killer jump on the gate and pulled the holeshot, but Cam took the lead and once again began to pull away, with Hefe, Populare, Sqeazu and Nuked rounding out lap 1. Sqeazu would make a mistake inadvertently causing both him and Populare to stall, allowing Nuked into 3rd with Hatter gaining on the top five. Hefe hit a rock and slipped into 3rd, but managed to get back around Nuked shortly after, Hatter then moved into 5th. Cam was gone in 1st, Hefe was comfortably sitting 2nd and a 3 way battle raged for 3rd. Populare and Hatter both navigated around Nuked. Populare held off Hatter in 3rd up, until the last lap when he spun out in the first corner, moving back to 5th. Cam crossed the line and clinched the tournament overall, Hefe claimed 2nd in the final race and overall standings, Hatter completed a come from behind effort in 3rd, taking 6th in the standings.
Top 5: Cam, Hefe, Hatter, Nuked, Populare
Nuked (pink) and Sqeazu (blue) mixed it up with the favourites once again
Hatter (left) and Populare (right) duel for their standings in the final race, albeit for completely different standings
Props to Kinnze for coming out and giving racing a shot!
Ay, you-a pretty good-a, see you next time!