Just realized that I forgot to post this... Meant to do it on Friday but I guess it slipped my mind... hmmm sorry!!
Apart from 1 match, Week 9 was rather uneventful. Here is a recap of each match starting from the most uninteresting to the most thrilling!!
JDC442 Racing 5 - 0 Sloppy Jalopies
No surprise here. Since the Replacement period hit, Smitties team has been getting slammed in every match. However, #96 did look good against the Cadilac V-16 FTE and almost pulled out an upset. JDC pulled out the win by a bumper though. On the bright side, Smitty is getting close to the "pity points" achievement... JDC is now officially in the play-offs with GsR as of this week!
Team Dirt 1 - 4 FOTF Racing
The Dieselboy from Team Dirt has been the teams only bright spot all season. It kept the team from going 0-5 three times this season... and this week makes it four! The Dream Van did pull out a surprisingly close loss however, but the Cadillac Escalade pulled out the win by a nose! FOTF has been making a strong end of season charge and is looking good for a play-off spot!!
WorpeX Racing 4 - 1 Weber Cabin Racing
Sadly, WorpeX Racing has eliminated Weber Cabin from play-off contention for this season. It was a good run for the team but they simply were unable to hold up against this insanely fast competition. WCR should feel very proud however, to know that the Lumina Stocker FTE put up strong results all season. In week 9 it took down the Way 2 Fast in the closest match of the week! The race went back and forth 5 or 6 times, both cars favoring the bottom lane. However, the Lumina pulled through in the end! Overall, a strong comeback for WorpeX Racing but a poor performance for WCR...
DVB Racing 1 - 4 Team HalfFast
HalfFast puts DVB into a tight spot as they dominate the team this week. Statistically, its still possible for DVB to get a play-off spot... but that would require the team to not drop a single point in the next 2 matches and either THF, FOTF or NHF to not win more then 2 races. HalfFast's Shoe Box seems to be the only weak point on the team and this week was no exception. It lost to the FTE2 Super Snake of DVB for its 4th straight loss.
And here its... the match of the week and perhaps the biggest upset of the season so far!
Nervehammer FTE Racing 2 - 3 FrictionFiction Racing
This match-up was close right from the very start. The Escalade and Corvette ZR1 went to 3 races before the Corvette stood victorious! Then it was NerveHammers turn as the Viper took the lackluster Hot Rod FTE to the cleaners. The always dependable Ferrari F40 just barely squeezed past the GT Racer. However, Nervehammer wasn't giving up. The Speed Bump seems to be struggling as of late but the Firebird Funny car shows no remorse whatsoever! The match is tied up at 2-2... both teams have one of their weakest racers left. The Wildcat vs Fairlady Z... The race begins as a nailbiter but at the very end of the track it was the WILDCAT who took the checkered flag and gave FrictionFiction new life! The team has a lot of work to do if they want to qualify for the play-offs but with this win under their belt its a very real possibility!
Full Week 9 Results: docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub ... aHc&gid=11
Achievements after round 9!
Firebird Funny Car has become an FTE Killer!!!
Probe Funny Car has also become an FTE Killer!!!
Congratulations to both teams! Expect an extra gift with your return cars!
As the play-offs are coming closer and closer, I want to make something known to those who expect to qualify: There will be a final replacement period right before the play-offs. HOWEVER, only 1 change can be made and the replacement car MUST have already participated in the series. No sending in new cars!