The Inaugural Cruddy 125

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The Inaugural Cruddy 125
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Date Sunday, 27th May 2012
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis, USA United States of America
Course Super Speedway Oval
2.5 miles
Race Distance 50 Laps (125 miles)
Cars Acura ARX-02a
Chevrolet FLM09
Class/PI X 999
Entrants TBC
Qualifiers 16
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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.

Regulations

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.

Cars

Acura
Acura ARX-02a
Chevrolet
Chevrolet FLM09

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.

Entry List

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.

Car Team No. Driver Sponsor
Japan Honda ARX-02a Hampshire ART 04 England Mr E 004 Laura's UNBRANDeD ART run by Bright Sparx
United Kingdom LH Racing 7 United Kingdom Mr Flobadob Gibson Guitars
United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing 17 United Kingdom JayCoops Team Cooper Racing #17 Sponsored by Skittles (taste the rainbow)
New Zealand Flying Kiwi Racing 18 New Zealand Buftonian
Scotland Double D Racing 22 Scotland Y2jisaok Double D Racing 22 Sponsored by Texaco "fuel of America"
United Kingdom POWA 23 England Ajokay Ajokay Motorsport POWA'd by Dusk Hair & Beauty
71 United Kingdom Bookoi POWA #71 fuelled by Guinness
Hawaii Goteki 45 45 Republic of Ireland PJTierney Goteki 45, boosted by Burger King
United Kingdom Team Diablo 85 United Kingdom Don Mateo KM Packaging feat. Manic Street Preachers
Tropico Tropico Motorsports 87 England I am Jamm
United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport 442 United Kingdom TheWilkesy88
Sealand Firecruiser Racing 777 Yorkshire Covamalia Mountain Dew
United Kingdom Shout-E-Motoring 16 United Kingdom Sodamn Insane 6 Shout-E-Motoring #16 Powered by Petronas
United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 Europe The Indypendables 12 Greece Icthyes The Indypendables #12 Visit Toronto with Scott Pilgrim
33 United Kingdom STR TommyB The Indypendables #33 sponsored by WTF1
258 United Kingdom Butler258 The Indypendables #258 sponsored by Johnny Rawrker
802 Kernow Dan 7horn The Indypendables Water and Waste #802 with Stenlakes
United Kingdom 1FR Motorsport 29 England Barney Dove 1FR Motorsport #29 sponsored by Sennheiser
Flag of britain.png Black Raptors 55 United Kingdom Adam Smith Black Raptors #55 sponsored by The Good Suns
69 United Kingdom Sam White

Blue - Cruddy Lights entry, either by failing to Pre-Qualify, or not Pre-Qualifying at all

The garish ART entry.
The #55 Black Raptor
Goteki 45's Burger King ARX, as driven by PJTierney.
The Firecruiser Racing Mountain Dew Honda, Car #777 driven by Covamalia
The Indypendables #12 Visit Toronto with Scott Pilgrim
Ajokay's POWA Honda ARX
The Indypendables #33 WTF1 sponsored Chevy. Driven by TommyB
Don Mateo's Team Diablo #85 Honda ARX
Bookoi's #71 Guinness POWA Honda ARX
Y2jisaok's #22 Texaco Double D Racing Honda ARX
Dan Thorn's Stenlakes #802 with The Indypendables.
Shouty's #16 Petronas Shout-E-Motoring Honda ARX.

Results

Pre-Qualifying Results

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 United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.294 223.358
2 16 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Soviet Union Concordskii Motorфлот Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.295 223.353
3 23 England Alex Odell United Kingdom POWA Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.315 223.242
4 29 England Barney Dove United Kingdom 1FR Motorsport United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.324 223.192
5 33 United Kingdom Tom Bellingham Europe The Indypendables United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.339 223.109
6 7 United Kingdom Lee Harrison United Kingdom LH Racing Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.345 223.076
7 69 United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.374 222.916
8 258 United Kingdom Antony Butler Europe The Indypendables United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.399 222.778
9 12 Greece Niko Gouloumis Europe The Indypendables United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.433 222.590
10 55 United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.464 222.420
11 442 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.467 222.403
12 71 United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom POWA Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.470 222.387
13 45 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Hawaii Goteki 45 Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.483 222.316
14 85 United Kingdom Matt Davies United Kingdom Team Diablo Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.489 222.283
15 802 Kernow Dan Thorn Europe The Indypendables United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.532 222.047
16 22 Scotland Y2jisaok Scotland Double D Racing Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.545 221.976
17 777 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.579 221.790
18 04 England Ian Aldridge Hampshire ART Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.600 221.675

Morning Pole Qualifying Results

Pos No Driver Team Car Time (seconds) Avg. Speed (mph)
1 17 United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.274 223.469
2 23 England Alex Odell United Kingdom POWA Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.346 223.070
3 7 United Kingdom Lee Harrison United Kingdom LH Racing Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.351 223.043
4 16 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Soviet Union Concordskii Motorфлот Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.356 223.015
5 802 Kernow Dan Thorn Europe The Indypendables United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.404 222.750
6 69 United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.411 222.712
7 29 England Barney Dove United Kingdom 1FR Motorsport United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.417 222.679
8 33 United Kingdom Tom Bellingham Europe The Indypendables United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.438 222.563
9 12 Greece Niko Gouloumis Europe The Indypendables United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.439 222.557
10 442 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.458 222.453
11 71 United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom POWA Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.462 222.431
12 55 United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.474 222.365
13 22 Scotland Y2jisaok Scotland Double D Racing Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.530 222.058
14 258 United Kingdom Antony Butler Europe The Indypendables United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 40.535 222.030
15 85 United Kingdom Matt Davies United Kingdom Team Diablo Japan Honda ARX-02a 40.564 221.872
16 45 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Hawaii Goteki 45 Japan Honda ARX-02a No Time 00.000

Cruddy 125 Race Results

Race results

Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired
1 17 United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing Japan Honda ARX-02a 50 35:21.772
2 23 England Alex Odell United Kingdom POWA Japan Honda ARX-02a 50 +2.824
3 7 United Kingdom Lee Harrison United Kingdom LH Racing Japan Honda ARX-02a 50 +5.869
4 55 United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 50 +14.552
5 45 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Hawaii Goteki 45 Japan Honda ARX-02a 50 +23.951
6 442 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport Japan Honda ARX-02a 50 +30.149
7 12 Greece Niko Gouloumis Europe The Indypendables United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 50 +34.093
8 16 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Soviet Union Concordskii Motorфлот Japan Honda ARX-02a 50 +37.011
9 22 Scotland Y2jisaok Scotland Double D Racing Japan Honda ARX-02a 50 +39.359
10 71 United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom POWA Japan Honda ARX-02a 50 +50.459
11 87 England I am Jamm Tropico Tropico Motorsports Japan Honda ARX-02a 46 +2:41.769
12 04 England Ian Aldridge Hampshire ART Japan Honda ARX-02a 46 +2:45.245
13 18 New Zealand Buftonian New Zealand Flying Kiwi Racing Japan Honda ARX-02a 46 +2:55.549
14 777 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team Japan Honda ARX-02a 46 +3:08.807
DNF 69 United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 26 Disconnection
DNF 802 Kernow Dan Thorn Europe The Indypendables United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 20 Disconnection
DNF 29 England Barney Dove United Kingdom 1FR Motorsport United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 3 DimensioN Flip
DNF 33 United Kingdom Tom Bellingham Europe The Indypendables United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 3 DimensioN Flip
DNF 258 United Kingdom Antony Butler Europe The Indypendables United States of America Chevrolet FLM09 3 DimensioN Flip
DNF 85 United Kingdom Matt Davies United Kingdom Team Diablo Japan 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

Image Gallery

The field gets going for the rolling start.
Only a few yards into the race and once again STR TommyB and Dan Thorn went saido-bai-saido, sending sparks flying.
PJ took his Takuma Sato mini-tribute to 5th place.
The challenge ahead.
TommyB and Icthyes battle early on in the race
Icthyes comes a-cropper after contact with y2jisaok.