of the Mini-Streak ...
The Mafia table is out of uniform.
What color was today anyway?
Stanley Buck, Carolyn Caton and Josh
Jason Levine - whose three-year winning
streak is receding in the rear view mirror - watches with Quinn
Dyer and Glenn McMaster.
Barry Smith, Josh Coyle and a couple
fellows who appear to be a few years shy of their learning permits.
The 2013 WBC Formula 1 season saw another year of great attendance.
Once again the tournament brought drivers from across the globe
to the racing mecca of the world; Lancaster Pennsylvania. In
the quiet countryside of hand churned butter, barn raising, and
finely crafted furniture; the excitement that is Formula 1 racing
took over for three glorious days. Using a three-heat format
with the top ten qualifiers advancing directly to the Final gave
racers a chance to play, have fun, and not need to race for days
on end to maybe make the semi-final if they produced enough trade
Each of the three heats had enough entrants to run boards
of seven to nine drivers. Players were allowed to sit at any
table of their choosing, eliminating lengthy randomization, while
also allowing players to sit with their friends and have fun
at 200 MPH.
The qualifying tracks were chosen at each table. Many chose
the action of Monaco this year where a missed turn can take you
from near victory to the back of the pack in a hurry. Another
track seeing considerable love was Portugal; a fast track that
rewards the quick-paced racer and allowing ground to be easily
recovered if you have a miscue.
The 2013 Final was not played on the large scale track as
in years past. 2013 saw the use of the Night Race Street track
from the Asmodee Games Edition of Formula D. Moving forward this
will be the official version in use as they have become a great
sponsor for the event - providing multiple prizes.
Let's get back to the action.
The starting grid was filled with ten unique qualifiers -
heat winners all. Everyone was present for the start time. Pit
boxes were chosen, gear boxes were thrashed, tires were shredded,
brakes were burning red, and there could be only one winner.
After the first corner, the racers left six debris spots behind
in the "Chemical Plant". This would prove hazardous
for the next two laps, cutting off clean lanes and making driving
difficult. In the end Rejean Trembley emerged victorious by overtaking
Nick Henning. Nick enjoyed a big lead but suffered damage to
his car and the pit crew made the decision to ease it around
to a second place finish. Better second than out was the decision.
There was much more action to report, however I must admit
that the complete record of the race has been lost, perhaps absconded
by the Ferrari Team to use as inside information for next year.
Who needs a pencil?
GM Josh Githens on the Mafia's "pink"
day with his finalists.