The BackgroundThe club, spurred on by Ken's love of Springtime racing, has started a six-course race competition. Unlike other race leagues, this one will span several genres and ages. Racers take their top four finishes and add up the points to be declared the "Racing Champion" for 2015 (there's also a spiffy traveling trophy presented to the winner).
The first race was 54mm Roman chariot racing. The event was well-covered at The Penny Whistle blog. In short, Ken took first, I took second and Jon Mark took third. With that in mind, I hosted the second race of the 'season': The Conncourse 300.
The board and cars used were from the defunct WizKids game, Race Day. The rules were Going the Distance. Slightly smaller than Matchbox cars, the styrene vehicles are punched from baseball card-sized sheets and assembled. The white edges I colored to match the cars' paint jobs. I think the effect was good.
It was a full house. The participants of the night's game were Greg, Jon Mark, Bill, Terry, Ken, Carl and myself. We each had two cars (Jeff Gordon was not selected) and high expectations. After I explained the nuances of the track (lanes ending and starting in corners, 'A' compound tires, drafting and pit stops) and laps/field dice (five laps and 3d6 field dice), we were ready to roll.
Note - Sorry for light bulb glare in any pics. Unavoidable, really. Also, the big marker (HeroClix figure) visible in some photos is the 1st place indicator.
|Positions after 1st moves|
|Positions after 1st Field Move|
Only a couple of vehicles DNF, but plenty of walls and cars were hit as everyone tried to jockey for hard-fought positions.
We were in the middle of lap four when a couple of players stated they needed to get home and to bed (early risers/workers), so we had to cut the race a little short. It's a shame really, as every position was heavily contested and the final outcome was far from resolved. Still, people have to work, so we called it.
End Results1st: Jon Mark
Another enjoyable evening with the gang! Next week is F1 racing from Japan. Watch for the AAR on The Penny Whistle.