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 Fanfic Katbox Racing

Discussion in 'Community Works' started by jacobc62, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. jacobc62

    jacobc62 The NASCAR Fan

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    The racetrack
    Personal Text:
    Panthera tigris Nascuris (Bengal NASCAR Tiger)
    Starting a new thread for this, since I feel it's different enough from an actual art thread that I could keep it separate from my Garage thread. That said, this thread is going to be the dedicated journal of each race in the #92 Katbox Webcomic Community Dodge Charger in the FAST Under Armor Cup Series, in it's 2017 B Season. I may or may not throw in some races that I don't run the Katcar, I haven't decided yet.


    Anyways...... We start with a week ago (when I meant to start this thread), at Talladega under the lights. Talladega is large 2.66 mile long Tri-Oval Superspeedway. It's a wide and fast track, with cars reaching speeds of 200+ MPH!

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    The green flag dropped with 24 cars in the field. I started up in 14th. The chess game that is superspeedway pack racing was underway.

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    I soon learned that, while my car was fast, it wasn't as fast as some of the other cars in the field. Early on in the going, I also learned it wasn't as stable as I'd like it to be either, as I slid through the tri-oval. I managed to keep the car in a straight-ish line, but lost a lot of time.


    Around lap 16, a caution flag flew after a driver's engine let go. This opened up the first round of pit stops.
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    The restart came out a couple laps later, and this led into a looooooooong green flag run, lasting nearly the entire fuel window. My car was still a little unstable, and I lost a lot of time because of it. I actually lost a lap to the leaders towards the end of the run due to the time I initially lost.


    However, the leaders encountered problems as some of them dived down to make their pit stops. I'll just let the picture explain what that problem was....
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    Two laps after the restart, we had another wreck. The Big One. Two drivers (the #19 Aflac car and the #99 car) both went flipping, several drivers (including myself) spun, but most people were able to drive away. I spun after locking up the brakes trying to avoid the wreck. Thankfully, I didn't hit anything, and was able to continue after making another pitstop to replace my tires.
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    I was able to hang on to a top 12 for most of the remainder of the race... However, with 4 laps to go, a driver ahead of me had an engine failure, slowing up another one of the other drivers in the pack. I took advantage and was able to take 10th place as the Caution flag waved, ending the race under yellow flag conditions.


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    Overall, a solid day. A 10th place finish with a barely-top-20 car was an achievement. That was all from Talladega! Onto tonight's race: New Jersey!
     
  2. Nekonny

    Nekonny Staff Member Katbox Comic Artist

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    But its a good one!
    This was a cool writeup! thanks for sharing XD

    Would be sweet if you could skin all the cars XD

    (is this you VS AI or other actual people?)
     

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