Getting the Spins
Slightly better than getting the runs, this two part feature covers the introduction of one racer to NASCAARD and offers a glimpse at what's to come.
With true Gaardian timeliness and efficiency, I decided to check out NASCAARD and see what all the squealing is about. I headed down to The Crystalmire Challenge with some trepidation, but I was relieved to see some familiar faces lined up to gleefully take a stab at running each other into the walls and walking off with a fat bag of gold and a shiny race win. For a low entry fee of 100K, I was registered to drive Olde English and soon we were ready.
The drivers are generally fortunate enough to race with cruise control. NASCAARD host and creator Rezit even spews out the syntax to help set up the triggers for seamless driving. The race is conducted via dice rolls, making this automated participation ideal, however this journalist is a bit challenged and generally unfamiliar with setting up triggers and decided to run the race manually. I'm told the turnout was smaller than usual, possibly due to a delay of the start time, and as the spam revved up I was glad it was a relatively small group. In the end it was Sebastion that took the top spot out of 9 drivers, landing him in 14th position at the end of race 26/36. As for myself, I placed 6th and completing one race, Olde English eased into the 48th position.
With just under one-third of the races remaining, is it too late to come into the competition? Probably, but it's not too late to come for the fun. Bring a crash helmet and hold on, it can make you dizzy pretty quickly! But, like other great things in life, it's over quickly enough to leave you wanting just a little bit more, and until the end we'll be wondering who finishes in that coveted number one position.
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