The Buckyball Racing Club Presents: Braking Badly (Swift-16 Championship, Race 6)

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Round #6 in the Buckyball Racing Club's Swift Sixteen Championship 3309, Braking Badly!

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You’ve twisted through tunnels and tangled yourself in toastracks. You’ve panicked in Pareco and pancaked on planets. You’ve thumped into Thargoid stuff and threaded through thingies (I was struggling a bit there) and other alliterative ship shenanigans, meaning the rebuys are through the roof, your bank balance is dwindling (well at least it was until the recent CG…) and your family need another shipment of Any Na Coffee, Fujin Tea and a few Hutton Mugs to drink it out of and they don’t come cheap, so you have decided to temporarily turn to a life of crime! (or some other vague narrative reason you can make up yourself 😉)

In this new race, you are Bucky White and you are the up and coming drug lord in the Bubble. In order to grow your empire, you must take your nefarious product from your not-at-all money laundering secret hideout in LHS 1541 to your Black Market contacts, whilst avoiding the authorities and any other criminal gangs that may want it for themselves, or worse, try to eliminate you.

Start on the Fleet Carrier ‘A1A Car Wash’ in LHS 1541 and surreptitiously load three units of Narcotics onto your ship. You must then visit your Black Market contacts in the list below, selling one unit at each stop. You must also visit two of the three other stations to ‘survey’ their setup and see if they are ripe for expanding your criminal enterprises by flying into the station and out again WITHOUT asking for docking permission, before ending your run back in the anonymity of Hennen City in LHS 1541. You can visit the stations in any order you choose.

Dodge system authorities, dodge pirates, dodge the toastrack, dodge fines, dodge jail, dodge running out of fuel and just, well, be generally dodgy as you career across multiple state lines systems in round six of the Buckyball Racing Club’s Swift Sixteen Chamiponship 3309, ‘Braking Badly’.

The stations and actions required:

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Remember! Visit all ‘Sell’ stations and two out of the three ‘Survey’ stations.


Distances:


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Rules:

Regulation Class-

Ship must be the standard Cobra MkIII as used in all races this year, build here-


Unlimited Class-

Unrestricted, apart from the stipulations below.


Updated 14th September:
After doing a little digging into some historical Buckyball races, and with the intention of closing a possible loophole, the following will apply;
Additional banned modules- Shield Cell Boosters, ANY weapon


Restrictions for all classes-

No Supercruise Assist

No Docking Computers

No precharging the FSD

No Jumponium or synthesis of any kind

Apart from the start, no use of Fleet Carriers is allowed

If you lose any cargo due to overheating or pirates, your fledgling criminal enterprise will flounder and you must start all over again. Obviously if you explode due to either aforementioned reasons, or questionable piloting of course, that’s a fail too.



Shenanigans:

Optional- ‘I Am The Danger!’- A bonus of -30 seconds will be awarded for running with no shields. If attempting in Regulation, shield module must be turned off before launch but remain installed.

Optional- ‘Let’s Cook’- A bonus of -1 second for every point above 150% heat will be awarded.

Optional- ‘I Am The One Who Knocks’- Finish with less than 10% hull for a -30 second bonus, finish with 1% hull (or less) for a -1 minute bonus. (Not cumulative)

Mandatory- ‘Hank Closes In’- Get fined up to 1800 credits during your run and there is no change to your time. For every 300 credits you are fined above 1800, 10 seconds is added to your time. Manage to get through without being fined at all though (it is possible) and receive a bonus of -30 seconds.


General info:

In order to guarantee a stock for the race at all times, the carrier ‘A1A Car Wash’ (H1T-06Y) will have a supply of narcotics on board that I will replenish as necessary.

VERY IMPORTANT! For those running on PC in anything other than Legacy, send me a friend request in game to allow access to the carrier (if I’m not already in your friends list of course) where you will start your runs and purchase (at galactic minimum) the narcotics. I’m doing this to try and prevent non-racers from inadvertently depleting stocks throughout the week. You will not have access to the carrier unless you have had a friend request accepted by me! Don’t worry if you’ve sent me one and it hasn’t been accepted until just before the race, as mentioned I’m out of the country from 17th-22nd September and will accept them when I’m back. I should be on the forums occasionally though if there are any questions.

For those on Console or running Legacy on PC, please send CMDR Azzie Elbub a friend request before the race and use the carrier ‘Los Pollos Hermanos’ (QFF-OTY) for your starting point.


Both carriers are orbiting LHS 1541 A 1 close to Hennen City.

Reminder, the stations can be visited in any order and only two of the three ‘Survey’ stations require a visit.

At the last stop in Hennen City there is an Interstellar Factor where you need to pay off any accrued fines.
FINES MUST ONLY BE PAID OFF AT HENNEN CITY. No sneaking off elsewhere to pay them before your final stop 😉


You must start your run between 00:00:01 UTC on 23rd September and 23:59:59 UTC on 1st October.




Evidence:

A video submission (timestamped if possible) is preferred, ensuring your Modules are shown in the right hand panel before the race and your Transactions in the left panel showing zero fines is also shown, along with showing the Transactions panel again just before docking at Hennen City to determine your level of fines, otherwise a suite of pictures as below are required-

On carrier pad at start-

A shot of your transactions panel showing no fines (must be paid off at Interstellar Factors in Hennen City after each run)

Shots of your module loadout

A shot of your cargo with three narcotics on board

A shot as you take off with your start time

En route-

A shot at each station of you selling a narcotic where required

A shot of you inside each station you’ve not asked for docking permission from (beyond the blue force fields at the slot, either looking into the station or looking back at the slot from inside)

One of your maximum heat attained (if undertaking the ‘Let’s Cook’ shenanigan)

One of your transactions panel showing your total fines for ‘Hank Closes In’ before docking at Hennen City

Lastly, one of you landing at Hennen City, where your finishing time and hull status will be recorded for ‘I Am the One Who Knocks’ if required.



SUBMIT YOUR RUN HERE

Come and chat with us here!

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GOOD LUCK! Fly Dangerous o7
 

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Regulation Leaderboard;
Pos.CMDR NameForum NameShip NameShenanigansRun TimeTotal BonusTime
1BruskiBruskiYou Grill 16 Tons…IATD, LC31:25-13:1418:11
2SgurrSgurrClass of 84IATD, LC, IATOWK, HCI28:21-09:0919:12
3Kevin The StabberKevin The StabberMarion CobrettiIATD, LC, IATOWK29:25-07:3621:49
4CookieholeCookieholeDestinyIATD, LC, IATOWK28:19-04:1224:07
5jspacejspaceSpeed OptionalIATD, LC, IATOWK30:40-05:0925:31
6OzricOzricSpoiler Not IncludedIATD, LC, IATOWK28:35-02:2726:08
7EpaphusEpaphusBallerIATD, LC, IATOWK30:54-04:1926:35
8Sinister HedgehogSinister HedgehogMiles BehindIATD, LC, IATOWK31:31-04:4126:50
9SuluSuluA Bit of 16IATD, LC33:04-06:0427:00
10Caelum IncolaCaelum IncolaComin' In HotLC, IATOWK, HCI32:27-05:2127:06
11Alec TurnerAlec TurnerAsk Again LaterIATD, LC, IATOWK31:00-03:5227:08
12MartinjamesonArrowroot66There Goes Me Whippet!IATD, LC, IATOWK31:25-04:0827:17
13Tobias Von BrandtTobias Von BrandtSag WagonIATD, LC, IATOWK30:56-03:3127:25
14Edelgard von RheinEdelgard von RheinNull GeodesicIATD, LC30:04-01:5228:12
15FearlessF21FearlessF21Ninky-NockIATD, LC, IATOWK34:32-02:4831:44
16Willyum-71Willyum-71Dry-CappingIATD, IATOWK33:08-01:0032:08
17HeliaxxHeliaxxNameIATD, LC, IATOWK36:55-03:4433:11
18Draig SerenDraig SerenBBRC Magic 8IATD37:39-00:3037:09
19Azzie ElbubAshnak8-Balls of FireLC38:33-00:3437:59
20Tannis PhageshockbaitBurningStarIVIATD, LC, IATOWK45:18-03:1842:00


Unlimited Leaderboard;
Pos.CMDR NameForum NameShip NameShip TypeShenanigansRun TimeTotal BonusTime
1Shaye BlackwoodShaye BlackwoodThis goes to 11PythonLC, HCI31:00-01:25:01-00:54:31
2SuluFish172Can Cook 2PythonIATD, LC32:01-00:35:41-04:40
3Caelum IncolaCaelum IncolaEmpirica TestimoniumKrait MkIIIATD, LC, IATOWK, HCI30:48-00:23:0707:41
4EpaphusEpaphusIn Front Of ThingsAsp ExplorerIATD, LC, IATOWK24:14-00:15:3208:42
5BruskiBruskiIWS Pink Polar BearPythonIATD, LC37:08-00:24:2813:11
6Tobias von Brandt, DBA 'Sol Goodman'Tobias Von BrandtSpeedy Justice 4 UKrait PhantomIATD, LC, IATOWK23:41-00:04:5918:42
7jspacejspaceSlowdownImperial CourierIATD, LC, IATOWK, HCI23:01-00:03:4019:21
8Alec TurnerAlec TurnerBananery FandangoDBXIATD, IATOWK, HCI21:03-0:01:3019:33
9Edelgard von RheinEdelgard von RheinMnemeAsp ExplorerIATD, LC22:05-0:01:3320:32
10MartinjamesonArrowroot66Me Whippets on Fire!Imperial CourierIATD, LC, IATOWK24:23-00:02:5721:26
11TriplerazorTango Romeo IndiaNocturnDBXIATD29:30-0:00:3029:00
12Tannis PhageshockbaitDinner With a GypsyDBXIATD, LC, IATOWK37:08-00:02:2734:41


As promised here are all of the submissions in each class just for funsies. No points allotted to the below but you can see how many CMDRs improved over the course of the week with their multiple entries.

Regulation:

Pos.CMDR NameForum NameShip NameShenanigansRun TimeTotal BonusTime
1BruskiBruskiYou Grill 16 Tons…IATD, LC, IATOWK31:25-13:1418:11
2SgurrSgurrClass of 84IATD, LC, IATOWK, HCI28:21-09:0919:12
3Kevin The StabberKevin The StabberMarion CobrettiIATD, LC, IATOWK29:25-07:3621:49
4CookieholeCookieholeDestinyIATD, LC, IATOWK28:19-04:1224:07
5Kevin The StabberKevin The StabberMarion CobrettiIATD, LC, IATOWK29:35-04:5724:38
6CookieholeCookieholeDestinyIATD, LC, IATOWK27:26-02:3724:49
7jspacejspaceSpeed OptionalIATD, LC, IATOWK30:40-05:0925:31
8OzricOzricSpoiler Not IncludedIATD, LC, IATOWK28:35-02:2726:08
9EpaphusEpaphusBallerIATD, LC, IATOWK30:54-04:1926:35
10EpaphusEpaphusBallerLC, IATOWK29:39-02:5826:41
11Sinister HedgehogSinister HedgehogMiles BehindIATD, LC, IATOWK31:31-04:4126:50
12SuluSuluA Bit of 16IATD, LC33:04-06:0427:00
13Caelum IncolaCaelum IncolaComin' In HotLC, IATOWK, HCI32:27-05:2127:06
14Alec TurnerAlec TurnerAsk Again LaterIATD, LC, IATOWK31:00-03:5227:08
15MartinjamesonArrowroot66There Goes Me Whippet!IATD, LC, IATOWK31:25-04:0827:17
16Tobias Von BrandtTobias Von BrandtSag WagonIATD, LC, IATOWK30:56-03:3127:25
17Edelgard von RheinEdelgard von RheinNull GeodesicIATD, LC30:04-01:5228:12
18MartinjamesonArrowroot66There Goes Me Whippet!IATD, LC, IATOWK29:57-01:1528:42
19SuluSuluA Bit of 16IATD, LC, IATOWK34:19-05:2028:59
20Caelum IncolaCaelum IncolaComin' In HotLC, IATOWK32:07-02:4329:24
21Edelgard von RheinEdelgard von RheinNull GeodesicIATD31:17-00:3030:47
22MartinjamesonArrowroot66There Goes Me Whippet!IATD33:13-02:1331:00
23Edelgard von RheinEdelgard von RheinNull GeodesicIATD31:58-00:3031:28
24FearlessF21FearlessF21Ninky-NockIATD, LC, IATOWK34:32-02:4831:44
25Willyum-71Willyum-71Dry-CappingIATD, IATOWK33:08-01:0032:08
26MartinjamesonArrowroot66There Goes Me Whippet!IATD, LC, IATOWK34:48-01:5732:51
27HeliaxxHeliaxxNameIATD, LC, IATOWK36:55-03:4433:11
28EpaphusEpaphusBallerLC35:38-00:5034:48
29MartinjamesonArrowroot66There Goes Me Whippet!IATD36:23-00:3035:53
30Draig SerenDraig SerenBBRC Magic 8IATD37:39-00:3037:09
31Azzie ElbubAshnak8-Balls of FireLC38:33-00:3437:59
32Azzie ElbubAshnak8-Balls of FireLC, +HCI37:00+01:1938:19
33Tannis PhageshockbaitBurningStarIVIATD, LC, IATOWK45:18-03:1842:00

Unlimited:
Pos.CMDR NameForum NameShip NameShip TypeShenanigansRun TimeTotal BonusTime
1Shaye BlackwoodShaye BlackwoodThis goes to 11PythonLC, HCI31:00-01:25:01-00:54:31
2Shaye BlackwoodShaye BlackwoodNausicaäPythonIATOWK, LC, HCI28:22-0:36:47-09:25
3SuluFish172Can Cook 2PythonIATD, LC32:01-00:35:41-04:40
4SuluFish172Can Cook 2PythonIATD, LC32:22-00:31:2500:57
5SuluFish172Can Cook 2PythonIATD, LC29:21-00:23:0206:19
6Shaye BlackwoodShaye BlackwoodPhoenixCobra Mk IVIATOWK, LC, HCI22:21-0:15:5306:32
7Caelum IncolaCaelum IncolaEmpirica TestimoniumKrait MkIIIATD, LC, IATOWK, HCI30:48-00:23:0707:41
8Shaye BlackwoodShaye BlackwoodPhoenixCobra Mk IVIATOWK, LC23:14-0:15:3007:44
9EpaphusEpaphusIn Front Of ThingsAsp ExplorerIATD, LC, IATOWK24:14-00:15:3208:42
10SuluFish172Can Cook 2PythonIATD, LC29:34-00:20:3009:04
11SuluFish172Badly BreakingHaulerIATD, LC, HCI32:20-00:20:2611:54
12EpaphusEpaphusIn Front Of ThingsAsp ExplorerIATD, LC, IATOWK24:00-00:12:0511:55
13BruskiBruskiIWS Pink Polar BearPythonIATD, LC37:08-00:24:2813:11
14EpaphusEpaphusIn Front Of ThingsAsp ExplorerIATOWK, LC22:41-00:05:1217:29
15Tobias von Brandt, DBA 'Sol Goodman'Tobias Von BrandtSpeedy Justice 4 UKrait PhantomIATD, LC, IATOWK23:41-00:04:5918:42
16jspacejspaceSlowdownImperial CourierIATD, LC, IATOWK, HCI23:01-00:03:4019:21
17Alec TurnerAlec TurnerBananery FandangoDBXIATD, IATOWK, HCI21:03-0:01:3019:33
18Tobias von Brandt, DBA 'Sol Goodman'Tobias Von BrandtSpeedy Justice 4 UKrait PhantomIATD, LC, IATOWK24:17-0:03:5920:18
19Edelgard von RheinEdelgard von RheinMnemeAsp ExplorerIATD, LC22:05-0:01:3320:32
20MartinjamesonArrowroot66Me Whippets on Fire!Imperial CourierIATD, LC, IATOWK24:23-00:02:5721:26
21EpaphusEpaphusIn Front Of ThingsAsp ExplorerIATOWK, LC23:58-00:02:2921:29
22Edelgard von RheinEdelgard von RheinBranshirImperial CourierIATD23:26-0:00:3022:56
23MartinjamesonArrowroot66Me Whippets on Fire!Imperial CourierIATD, LC24:22-00:01:0623:14
24Edelgard von RheinEdelgard von RheinMnemeAsp ExplorerIATD23:51-0:00:3023:21
25TriplerazorTango Romeo IndiaNocturnDBXIATD29:30-0:00:3029:00
26Tannis PhageshockbaitDinner With a GypsyDBXIATD, LC, IATOWK37:08-00:02:2734:41
27TriplerazorTango Romeo IndiaSerotonin BluesImperial CourierNone36:0800:00:0036:08
 
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Intent to race:
Regulation Cobra MkIII Null Geodesic
Unlimited: TBD, I'll wait and see what the needs are for the combination of speed and jump range. Keen to try a ship I haven't raced for a while or before (something medium-sized).
Given the current lack of details, preparation will have to make do with rewatching Smokey and the Bandit ...
 
Intent to charge round the course with I Fought the Law and B-b-b-bad to the Bone playing at max volume on continuous loop, while not drawing attention to myself...

Reg Cobra: There Goes Me Whippet!
Unlimited: Dolphin was looking good until I saw the cookery challenge, so iCourier Me Whippet's On Fire! will have to live up to its name

In other news, I've just pulled the trigger on a new set of puter innards, so assuming it all arrives on time and I get it all put together without blowing something up, I'll be joining you all in Odyssey finally 🤩🏃‍♂️
 
Mandatory- ‘Hank Closes In’- Get fined up to 1800 credits during your run and there is no change to your time. For every 300 credits you are fined above 1800, you lose 10 seconds. Manage to get through without being fined at all though (it is possible) and receive a bonus of -30 seconds.
Just to clarify: a fine over 1800 credits is a penalty of ten seconds for every 300cr, correct?
 
Just to clarify: a fine over 1800 credits is a penalty of ten seconds for every 300cr, correct?
A penalty yes. If you finish with 2100 credits in fines, that’s an extra 10 seconds on your time, 2400 is 20 seconds and so on. Effectively anything under 2100 and there’s no penalty, but given the size of the fines I encountered, you’re unlikely to get one that scores you between 1800 and 2100. If you manage to do it without getting fined at all you get 30 seconds lopped off your time.
 
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