The Inaugural Cruddy 125
|The Inaugural Cruddy 125|
|Date||Sunday, 27th May 2012|
|Location|| Indianapolis Motor Speedway |
|Course|| Super Speedway Oval |
|Race Distance||50 Laps (125 miles)|
|Cars|| Acura ARX-02a |
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The The Inaugural Cruddy 125 the first of many (hopefully) annual Really Rubbish Racing virtual tributes to the real-world Indianapolis 500 race that takes place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.5 mile oval every May. This inaugural running is the ninth Really Rubbish Racing Special Event overall.
As it would be nigh-on impossible to run an event like this across two lobbies and merge the results due to the speed of the cars and the fast lap times, this will be the first Really Rubbish Racing event to include a Pre-Qualifying event. Any number of drivers can attempt to pre-qualify. Pre-qualifying must be attempted in an Event-spec X 999 car, using the tunes that can be purchased from Ajokay's storefront. Changeds cannot be made to this tune. Anyone suspected of attempting to pre-qualify in an illegal car faces the risk of being disqualified.
Pre-Qualifying will run up until Wednesday, 23rd May (see below for more information), at which point the 16 fastest drivers will continue to the Event Day.
The Event Day will feature a qualifying session know as "The Morning Pole" held the (in-game) morning before the race to determine grid positions. The race will begin in the (in-game) afternoon with a formation lap to allow for a rolling start. Once the green flag drops, the race will continue for a further 49 laps, totalling 50 laps and 125 miles overall.
Due to the high speeds and close proximity of the cars during this event, damage will be set to cosmetic. This means that there will be no tyre wear or fuel consumption, so the race will include two mandatory drive through pit stops. The first between laps 5 and 15, with the second between laps 35 and 45.
Barring Turn 10 Studios releasing an open-wheel IndyCar as downloadable content sometime before the beginning of May, the cars used will be identical R1 LMP cars upgraded to the game's maximim possible class and PI combinaion of X 999, as these are the closest vehicles to a Dallara IndyCar that the game currently has to offer.
To mimic the 2012 IndyCar season, 2 cars have been selected. The first is the Acura ARX-02a, taking the place of the Honda-engined DW12, and the second is the Chevrolet FLM09, taking the place of the Chevrolet-engined DW12. As Lotus don't really build their own engines or cars, and currently don't have enough of their underpowered, unreliable engines available to supply the real IndyCar teams with, all Lotus cars are excluded from this event. Not that there was a suitable replacement available anyway.
The two cars have been upgraded to X 999. Both cars are incredibly evenly matched, and have lapped the famous super speedway in around 40.300 seconds at the hands of test driver and event organiser Ajokay. The Acura is said to be very steady and planted through the corners, whilst the Chevrolet is a little more skittish, but ever so slightly faster in a straight line.
The cars have been painted with various parts of the bodywork masked with dark grey paint to attempt to mimic an open-wheeled IndyCar. The grey paint layers must be left where they are when drivers and teams are adding their own liveries. Driver numbers are to appear large and colourful on the nosecone and rear-wing endplates of the cars. The team logo must appear on the very tip of the nosecone. When base liveries are gifted out, the Honda/Chevrolet logos, Firestone logos and RRR logos must remain where they are. The Honda/Chevrolet and Firestone logos can however be re-coloured to fit better with the livery.
Any number of drivers and teams can attempt to pre-qualify. Drivers may enter as an independent single-car team, or as a member of a 2, 3 or 4 car team. Drivers and teams may test both cars up until they attempt to pre-qualify. At this point a driver and team must choose one of the two, which must be submitted to the event organiser. The driver and team can then only attempt to qualify in their chosen car. All drivers within a team must drive the same model of car, so choose wisely.
The provisional entry list is as follows.
Blue - Cruddy Lights entry, either by failing to Pre-Qualify, or not Pre-Qualifying at all
Pre-Qualifying ran from the event announcement date (Saturday 7th April) until 4 days before the Event Day (Wednesday, 23rd May). Drivers ran as many qualifying laps as they like between these dates, but whatever proof the event organisers had of any driver's fastest time come midnight on 23rd May was classified as their final Pre-Qualifying time.
Pre-Qualifying results were announced after the MEMES event on Thursday, 24th May. 18 drivers submitted times, with 2 therefore not making the cut. The difference between 1st and 18th was just over 3 tenths of a second, with average lap speeds reaching over 223mph.
|Pos||No||Driver||Team||Car||Time (seconds)||Avg. Speed (mph)|
|1||17||Jay Cooper||Team Cooper Racing||Honda ARX-02a||40.294||223.358|
|2||16||Jamie Hunt||Concordskii Motorфлот||Honda ARX-02a||40.295||223.353|
|3||23||Alex Odell||POWA||Honda ARX-02a||40.315||223.242|
|4||29||Barney Dove||1FR Motorsport||Chevrolet FLM09||40.324||223.192|
|5||33||Tom Bellingham||The Indypendables||Chevrolet FLM09||40.339||223.109|
|6||7||Lee Harrison||LH Racing||Honda ARX-02a||40.345||223.076|
|7||69||Sam White||Black Raptors||Chevrolet FLM09||40.374||222.916|
|8||258||Antony Butler||The Indypendables||Chevrolet FLM09||40.399||222.778|
|9||12||Niko Gouloumis||The Indypendables||Chevrolet FLM09||40.433||222.590|
|10||55||Adam Smith||Black Raptors||Chevrolet FLM09||40.464||222.420|
|11||442||Scott Wilkes||ATTK Motorsport||Honda ARX-02a||40.467||222.403|
|12||71||Pete Walker||POWA||Honda ARX-02a||40.470||222.387|
|13||45||PJ Tierney||Goteki 45||Honda ARX-02a||40.483||222.316|
|14||85||Matt Davies||Team Diablo||Honda ARX-02a||40.489||222.283|
|15||802||Dan Thorn||The Indypendables||Chevrolet FLM09||40.532||222.047|
|16||22||Y2jisaok||Double D Racing||Honda ARX-02a||40.545||221.976|
|17||777||Ben Haddleton||Firecruiser Racing Team||Honda ARX-02a||40.579||221.790|
|18||04||Ian Aldridge||ART||Honda ARX-02a||40.600||221.675|
Morning Pole Qualifying Results
|Pos||No||Driver||Team||Car||Time (seconds)||Avg. Speed (mph)|
|1||17||Jay Cooper||Team Cooper Racing||Honda ARX-02a||40.274||223.469|
|2||23||Alex Odell||POWA||Honda ARX-02a||40.346||223.070|
|3||7||Lee Harrison||LH Racing||Honda ARX-02a||40.351||223.043|
|4||16||Jamie Hunt||Concordskii Motorфлот||Honda ARX-02a||40.356||223.015|
|5||802||Dan Thorn||The Indypendables||Chevrolet FLM09||40.404||222.750|
|6||69||Sam White||Black Raptors||Chevrolet FLM09||40.411||222.712|
|7||29||Barney Dove||1FR Motorsport||Chevrolet FLM09||40.417||222.679|
|8||33||Tom Bellingham||The Indypendables||Chevrolet FLM09||40.438||222.563|
|9||12||Niko Gouloumis||The Indypendables||Chevrolet FLM09||40.439||222.557|
|10||442||Scott Wilkes||ATTK Motorsport||Honda ARX-02a||40.458||222.453|
|11||71||Pete Walker||POWA||Honda ARX-02a||40.462||222.431|
|12||55||Adam Smith||Black Raptors||Chevrolet FLM09||40.474||222.365|
|13||22||Y2jisaok||Double D Racing||Honda ARX-02a||40.530||222.058|
|14||258||Antony Butler||The Indypendables||Chevrolet FLM09||40.535||222.030|
|15||85||Matt Davies||Team Diablo||Honda ARX-02a||40.564||221.872|
|16||45||PJ Tierney||Goteki 45||Honda ARX-02a||No Time||00.000|
Cruddy 125 Race Results
|1||17||Jay Cooper||Team Cooper Racing||Honda ARX-02a||50||35:21.772|
|2||23||Alex Odell||POWA||Honda ARX-02a||50||+2.824|
|3||7||Lee Harrison||LH Racing||Honda ARX-02a||50||+5.869|
|4||55||Adam Smith||Black Raptors||Chevrolet FLM09||50||+14.552|
|5||45||PJ Tierney||Goteki 45||Honda ARX-02a||50||+23.951|
|6||442||Scott Wilkes||ATTK Motorsport||Honda ARX-02a||50||+30.149|
|7||12||Niko Gouloumis||The Indypendables||Chevrolet FLM09||50||+34.093|
|8||16||Jamie Hunt||Concordskii Motorфлот||Honda ARX-02a||50||+37.011|
|9||22||Y2jisaok||Double D Racing||Honda ARX-02a||50||+39.359|
|10||71||Pete Walker||POWA||Honda ARX-02a||50||+50.459†|
|11||87||I am Jamm||Tropico Motorsports||Honda ARX-02a||46||+2:41.769|
|12||04||Ian Aldridge||ART||Honda ARX-02a||46||+2:45.245|
|13||18||Buftonian||Flying Kiwi Racing||Honda ARX-02a||46||+2:55.549|
|14||777||Ben Haddleton||Firecruiser Racing Team||Honda ARX-02a||46||+3:08.807|
|DNF||69||Sam White||Black Raptors||Chevrolet FLM09||26||Disconnection|
|DNF||802||Dan Thorn||The Indypendables||Chevrolet FLM09||20||Disconnection|
|DNF||29||Barney Dove||1FR Motorsport||Chevrolet FLM09||3||DimensioN Flip|
|DNF||33||Tom Bellingham||The Indypendables||Chevrolet FLM09||3||DimensioN Flip|
|DNF||258||Antony Butler||The Indypendables||Chevrolet FLM09||3||DimensioN Flip|
|DNF||85||Matt Davies||Team Diablo||Honda ARX-02a||3||DimensioN Flip|
- Fastest Lap: Ajokay - 40.294 (223.358mph)
† Bookoi given a 30 second penalty for causing avoidable collisions
Blue - Cruddy Lights entry