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The day started earlier than usual with a BBQ provided by Canon at Captains abode, then viewing the Targa Tasmania competitors on the Nieka stage for the afternoon in fairly nice conditions. (SEE PHOTOS ON BLOG!!) This set our minds to the evenings task at hand. Fred made his first appearance since his cyborg implant some month ago, to show us how it’s done, while Darklord and Woodie once again sorted PC problems.
Canon hosted us a variety of races in V8 SUPERCARS 3:
SANDOWN: 3 laps, GT Lights
1. Fred 1.06  2. Tone  3. Canon
SILVERSTONE: 4 laps, GT Lights
1. Fred 3:21.48, 49.02  2. Tone 2:21.78, 48.65  3. Canon
OULTON PARK FOSTERS: 4 laps, GT Lights
1 Fred  2. Tone  3. Canon
BARBAGALLO short: 4 laps, GT Lights
1. Tone 2:41, 39.56  2. Fred 2:49.69, 39:40
GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL: 4 laps, GT Lights
1. Fred 3:26.50, 49.45  2. Tone 3:28.33, 49.70  3. Canon 3:47.59
BRANDS HATCH: 4 laps, GT Lights
1. Tone 2:38.19, 38.72  2. Fred 2:39.80, 39.10  3. Canon 2:51.04, 39.39
BATHURST: 4 laps, 4WD Cup
1. Tone 9:12.24, 2:12.99  2. Canon 9:21.54, 1:16.24  3. Fred 9:38.89
SPA: 2 laps, 4wd cup
1. Tone 4:04.25, 2:01.73  2. Canon 4:07.03, 1:59.41  3. Fred
SPA: 2 laps, 4wd cup
1. Canon 4:06.23, 1.59.91  2. Tone 4:12.65  3. Fred
EASTERN CREEK: 2 laps, BMW F1
1. Tone 3:00.37, 44.01 (Corner cut Penalty +10 sec)  2. Fred 3:02.84  3. Canon DNF
BRANDS HATCH: 2 laps, BMW F1
1. Fred 3:38.38, 53.19  2. Canon 4:10.51, 55.07  3. Tone 4:25.17
BRANDS HATCH SHORT: 3 laps, Catherham 7
1. Fred 2:06.15, 40.45  2. Tone 2:07.61  3. Canon 2:16.22
BRANDS HATCH SHORT: 5 LAPS, Honda Civic
1. Fred 4:09.83, 48.55  2. Tone 4:16.32, 48.40  3. Canon 49.34
SILVERSTONE: 3 laps, Honda Civic
1. Fred 3.16.33, 1:02.83  2. Canon 3:27.73, 1:04.55, 3. Tone DNF – crash!
With no V8 series raced, using the above 14 races, FRED scraped in to get the gong on 23 (lower is better), Tone on 25, and Canon with 36.

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE II GOLD was fired up next to round off the evening with a free for all Deathmatch in a couple of virtual arena’s. It’s unclear what exactly happened next, but an altercation arose, resulting in Darklords hasty depature after being mortally wounded in close combat by Woodies knife blade. After cleaning up the mess, Wood and I finished off the night with a couple of games of pool. SOF pool table map that is!!
Mission Ends: 0200 hrs.

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He came, he saw (tail lights), he left in defeat!
What a night of racing! 6 agents battled it out for supremacy, but in the end,  there can be only one winner.
The evening began with  Darklord & Woodie sorting out pre-existing  PC problems, whilst others hit the track.
First up, Parts & Tone messed about on a few tracks in the A class 4wd’s, then joined by Canon & Raw, we entered  the very sticky GT Global Lights.
BRANDS HATCH: 3 laps, setups, colliion on, damage on.
1. Parts, 2. Canon, 3. Tone.
BARBAGALLO: 3 laps
1. Tone 2:05.64, 41.13,  2. Parts 2:13.0341.13, 3  RawT, 4. Woodie (on canons PC)
DONINGTON NATIONAL: 3 laps
1. Tone 3:08.45, 1:01.50  2. Canon  3. Parts 3.20, 1:05.39

During proceedings, Tone unlocked V8 International Tour, which HAD to be tried …
LAGUNA SECA: 4 laps, setups collision on, damage on.
1. Tone – Holden 4:57.70, 1:11.89  2. Parts – Falcon 5:08.24, 1.07.43   — Canon retired 1.27.93
BRANDS HATCH GP: 4 laps
1. Parts 4.42:64 2.01.85  2. Tone 4:47.09, 1:08.57
SPA GP
1. Parts 8:21.64, 2:01.85  2. Tone 8.31.27, 2:04.72 (Cut corner +10sec)  3. Canon
NURBURG SHORT: 4 laps
1. Tone 5:01.63, 1:12.75  2. Parts 5:17.14, 1:13.85

Darklord had his PC problems sorted and joined in the racing starting out with a convincing win in his first race …
LAGUNA SECA: 4 laps
1. Darklord  2. Tone 4:52.52, 1.11.70  3. Parts 5:03.74, 1:11.92
BRANDS HATCH:  4 laps
1. Tone 4:28.76 1.04.37  2. Darklord 1.06.25, 3. Parts 4:45.59 1:07.15  4. Woodie
SPA FRANCECHAMPS: 4 laps
1. Tone 8:12.98 2:02.47  2. Parts 8:19.45, 2:01.07  — DarKlord (retired) 8:12.99  — Woodie (retired)

V8 SUPERCARS PERPETUAL CUP CHALLENGE: 4 laps
ADELAIDE: 4 Laps, collision on, damage on, setups on
1. Tone 1.13.?  2. Darklord  3. Parts 5:17.82, 1:16.65
Tone overtook Darklord under brakes on the last corner, braking early to duck in behind him and poke up thru the inside. There was a touch as tone desperately avoided cutting the corner, but not enough to send Dark off the track or spin, and Tone held his line to claim victory in a style that Lowndes would have been proud of.
BARBAGALLO: 4 laps, collision OFF
1. Tone 2:56.45, 42.69  2. Darklord 2:56.01, 41.70  3. RawT  4. Parts 3:05.52, 1.12.14
EASTERN CREEK: 4 laps
1. Tone 4:44.27, 1:09.83  2. RawT  3. Parts 5:05.52, 1:12.14  4. Darklord (Cut -ran wide- last corner +10sec)
For some reason or other, Darklord dissapointingly refused to take on further track challenges, and Woodie stepped in ..
BATHURST: 4 laps
1. Tone 7:03.65 1:44.34  2. RawT  3. Parts 7:25.57, 1:48.10  4. Woodie 1:47.67

 It would seem that after fixing his pedals and now with full throttle , there may be no stopping Tone.
After many white knuckle laps,the coveted V8 Supercars perpetual trophy was claimed outright by Team Edge!!

Next up, a few Deathmatch rounds in Soldier of Fortune II so Darklord could regain some composure in a different field. Parts, Woodie & Parts took on Darklord & RawT in some team deathmatch. The results are sketchy, but who cares, the cup was back in it’s rightful place.

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Only RawT showed the intestinal fortitude to battled the blizzard and join Tone for what turned out to be a good evening of virtual battles, despite the cold and lack of participants.

We pulled out V8SC3, starting with 3x 3 lap races in the 70’s Cup and then Global GT Lites.  Next,  some 6 lap races with mandatory pitstop in the 4×4 Rally Cross. Then the V8 Supercar Challenge was held, racing on Adelade, Bathurst & Surfers Paradise circuits, 10 laps each with a mandatory pit stop. The increased distance added some extra strategies and challenges to the racing, with damage and tyre wear playing a crucial roll, on occasion requiring more than one stop! RawT was on the pace, but a lack of consistency let Tone claim the coveted perpetual trophy, due in part to Darklords failure to defend, although it’s alleged that he may have been scared off after he heard Tone hadn’t been getting full throttle for the past few weeks and has now fixed his pedals, resulting in lap times quicker than those previously achieved by Darklord.

We then hit the virtual battlefields in Call of Duty 2, excitedly exploring some impressive new maps. As there were only two of us, head to head proved somewhat futile, but a few maps capturing flags and defending radio’s had us headed to the same spot for some close quarter action. RawT started off impressively well, with Tone rallying in response to make a desperate comeback, only to be out-shone (or shot!) once again.
The evening drew out to 2am – Thanks Paul.

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PRESENT: Darklord, Woodie, Canon, Ben,Tone
RACING: V8 Supercars 3
Setups, Damage: Pro-sim, Handling: Sim, Collision: none
PHILLIP ISLAND, 8 Laps: Nissan Fairlady/Honda NSX
1 Darklord  11.43.28,  1.26.01
2 Tone      11.46.97,  1.26.19
3 Canon,  4 Ben,  5 Woodie
EASTERN CREEK, 4 Laps: Impreza 22B STi/Lancer Evo VIII
1 Ben      5.29.42,  1.19.42
2 Darklord 5.30.20,  1.19.36
3 Tone,  4 Woodie,  5 Canon
BRANDS HATCH RALLYCROSS, 4 laps: Baja Buggy
1 Ben      3.48.33,  42.14
2 Tone     3.48.36,  42.54
3 Wood,  4 Canon
SANDOWN, 3 Laps: Buik Gransprint 455/Pontiac Firebird
1 Ben      3.38.47
2 Canon  3 Tone  4 Woodie
BATHURST, 4 Laps: Koenig GT/Lambo/Porsche
1 Ben  2 Tone  3 Canon   Woodie DNF
BRANDS HATCH, 5 Laps: GT Lights
1 Ben      3.22.74,  38.86
2 Canon  3 Tone
V8 SUPERCAR3 PERPETUAL TROPHY CHALLENGE: 3 LAPS
SHANGHI
1 Darklord           1.44.40
2 Wood               1.47.95
3 Tone               1.50.19
4 Canon
EASTERN CREEK
1 Darklord  3.36.30,  1.10.14
2 Tone  .22
3 woodie .94
4 Canon
SURFERS PARADISE
1 Darklord  4.41.68,  1.30.02
2 Woodie
3 Tone                1.42.37 (corner Cut +5)
4 Canon                       (corner Cut +5)
PHILLIP ISLAND
1 Darklord  3.43.02,  1.12.59
2 Canon
3 Woodie
4 Tone      3.55.84,  1.16.15
ADELAIDE
1 Darklord  3.47.47,  1.14.09
2 Tone      3.53.67,  1.16.20
3 Woodie
4 Canon
Well done to Darklord for Taking out the Trophie for the 3rd week in a row after some very
close and exciting racing. Most improved goes to Canon.
BATTLEFIELD 2
4 maps, team conquest: Wood & Dark Vs Canon & Tone.
Plenty of carnage with Woodies "plastic presents" (C4) left sitting on the stairs.
Mission Ends: 2.00am