Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Star Wars - Pod Racing Night.

This is Fune and Beed and welcome to the first Sullust Single Galactic Pod Race, tonights race see's the cream of this galaxies pod racers setting up for this very arduous race. Although only one lap, the pilots are going to have to manage the course, which has been set up in a long abandoned industrial area.
So with out further ado, it's RED light, GREEN light and GOOOOooooooooo.
Starting Grid
Every pod manages to start, and they hurtle off the starting line heading towards the first bend. A possibility of some carnage early on.

Turn 2. All the pods avoid any collision at the first bend and we see Callum hitting his afterburners and he screams off whilst Mike just behind him, spins out, he recovers the spin but then stalls his engine. Adrian slams into a wreck and half ruins his pod, while Nick S spins and careers into large tower ruin. Dave runs his bright orange pod into the side of a deserted bunker whilst Micheal spins in reverse back across the start line. Carl deftly manouveres his pod and zooms through the carnage into 3rd place. Nick powers through the mass of spinning pod's nearly hitting me but deftly evades.

Turn 3. Callum screams ahead in 1st place but stalls his engine. Mike restarts his engines and just powers forward. Nick S carries out a nice and easy power drive. I get a tip off about a sabotage attempt keep the info for later and power drive easy into 4th. Adrian's back up crew takes a pot shot against Mike who gets a mark of damage. Callum suddenly develops a fuel leak and Adrian then hammers forward and manages to keep his engines running. Dave extracts his pod from the bunker wall and powers forward whilst Nick finally gets to the first corner and last but not least Michael gets his pod facing the right way and makes it over the start line again!

4 turn. Callum restarts his engine, repairs the fuel leak but sustains some damage and moves further ahead. Mike moves forward easily and Adrian boosts his engine forward and Dave hammers forward zooming over Mike damaging him. Nick  S daisies forward and I skim to the edge of the track still in contention. Nick daisies forward and Michael receives a good bribe and Callums pod suddenly develops a power coupling failure, Michael then zooms close to the racing pack and stalls.
Turn 5. Callum hits his boost and slams across the ramp in the ruins and lands easily. Dave motors past the huge gothic building avoiding the stall whilst Mike scoots forward fast but stalls his engine. Adrian boosts to remain his placing avoiding the stall and Carl boost's forward hanging with the pack. Nick S boosts and joins the chasing pack but stalls. Michael restarts his engines then motors forward. Nick just powers forward easily.
Ramp it baby
Turn 6. Callum carries on powering forward in first place. Dave zooms ahead avoiding the ramp. Adrian daisies forward and causes Micheals pod to spin out. Nick S restarts his engines but gains damage and then motors forward. Carl powers ahead avoiding stalling and sneakily causes a computer glitch on Callum shutting his engines down. Mike moves forward easily and then Michael spins off towards the edge of track. Nick zooms ahead and stalls.
Turn 7. Callum moves slowly as he cant shift the glitch. Dave fails to restart his engines and I drive ahead into 2nd place. Adrian powers just behind me into 3rd. Nick S slams his accelerator and hits the ramp, landing easily but stalls. Mike boosts ahead sticking with the chasing pack and Nick restarts his engine, repairs some damage on his pod and moves easily into 6th. Micheal fed up spinning out himself, causes a mass spin out and moves his pod back on the track properly.
Turn 8. Callum just moves slowly forward. Nick  S restarts his engines and moves forward. Carl controls his spin and moves ahead. Adrian spins into a large ruin and receives huge damage again, his pod amazingly holding together. Mike controls his spin aswell and moves ahead. Nick spins out and slams across Dave causing damage to both pods. Dave restarts his engine but gains extra damage then hammers forward avoiding the stall. Michael moves forward in last place hitting the ramp but stalls.
Turn 9. Callum in first place causes a computer glitches on Nick S and moves ahead. Nick S clears the glitch and moves ahead easily. Dave boosts forward. Carl boosts forwards and sabotages Dave but Michael passes a tip off over to Daves crew and the sabotage hits me for minimal damage. Mike hammers forward and stalls whilst Adrian causes a mass spin out with myself and the close pack and powers behind us. Michael restarts his engines and powers ahead. Nick faces back onto the track and hammers ahead but stalls.

Mass Spinout

Turn 10. Callum scoots towards the back straight then Dave repairs some damage and spins but avoids hitting anything. Nick S controls his pod well and powers ahead. Mike restarts his engine and powers ahead. I spin backwards terribly but avoids the other pods by squeezing through. Adrian screams ahead but stalls and Michael zooms ahead ok. Nick restarts his engine but with damage and powers ahead.
Turn 11. Callum causes a fuel leak on Nick S and zooms near to the finish. Nick S fixes the leak and powers ahead but stalls. Mike collects some bribes, repairs damage on his pod and boosts forward. Adrian sits stationary, still stalled whilst Dave manouvers and powers on ahead. Michael boosts ahead and then stalls. Nick boosts on and stalls and I, now in last place thanks to the spin boosts ahead and stalls.
Turn 12. Callum just drives on in 1st and clears the glitch. Nick S restarts his engine and boosts forward. Mike scoots ahead nearly hitting Nick S. Michael stays stalled and Dave boosts forward but stalls. Nick restarts his engines and boosts forward whilst Adrian still stays stalled. I stay stalled as well, my race is screwed :-(
Turn 13. Callum causes a mass spin out and then boosts to the finish WINNER. Nick S spins out and exits the track whislt Mike controls his spin and powers into 2nd place. Dave restarts his engines and scoots ahead into 3rd but then stalls. Nick powers ahead and Michael restarts his engines, screams ahead but stalls again, too much stress on his engines. Adrian restarts his engines and easily powers ahead and I finally restart my engines and screams ahead trying to make up my lost places.
Finish Line

Turn 14. Mike finishes in 2nd place and Dave restarts heading towards the finish avoiding the stall. Michael restarts and boosts forward whilst Nick S causes a power coupling failure on Dave, he then boosts back onto the track but stalls. Nick boosts forward. Carl causes damage to Dave by getting his crew to take a pot shot and then boosts ahead. Adrian moves easily on ahead.
Turn 15. Dave gets to finish in 3rd while Michael spins out backwards off the track. Nick S restarts and screams in for 4th and Nick controls his spin and powers forward. Carl keeps powering on ahead and Adrian powers ahead and causes a spin out.
Turn 16. Nick spins backwards and Carl spins but avoids damage. Adrian finishes in 5th whilst Michael spawns his finish into 6th.
Turn 17. I finally finish in 7th, just out of the points and Nick finishes coming last.
So there you have it race fans, a cracking nights racing. Callum led straight from the start and never gave up his place, whilst it all went wrong for Carl in the last 3rd, spinning out straight backwards really cost him.
The teams will have some time now to work on their damaged pods and get ready for the next thrill enhanced race night.
THANKS FOR WATCHING RACE FANS!!! Fune and Beed signing off!



  1. I thoughouly enjoyed that. It looks and sounds like tremendous fun. Bravo!

  2. That looks ace a nice run down of the race. What a great start to the day!