DT Proxy 2018 Ch 12 After the Smoke Clears

(Tommy)  Welcome to the 3rd Dragon’s Tail Road Rally!  We are back after an extended break in the action as the race was halted due to a yellow flag.

What seems to be the problem, Smokey?

(Smokey) Well Tommy, Race Officials thought they saw smoke coming from the Outlaw Hippy VW so fearing the worst, they waved the yellow flag and asked the cars to pull over where they were until this was sorted out.  But now after the smoke has cleared,  the emergency crew cannot find the source.

hippysniff(Tommy) It looks like Security’s K-9 Unit is showing some interest in the situation.

(Smokey) Yes,  he’s been sniffing around the Beetle ever since the smoke dispersed.  Here’s driver, Lance Ross III.  Let’s see if I can get his attention…

Lance, do you have a moment?

(Lance Ross III) Hey man, Let’s get this party back on the road, what’s with all the hassle?!  I was just listening to some killer tunes and getting my groove on.  I didn’t see any fire… maybe an errant spark from my “cigarette”…  Total buzz kill…   Nice doggy…

(Smokey) Well, as Lance walks away…  it looks like the Officials are preparing to wave the green flag and “Get this Party back on the road”…  Here they go!

essexsurge(Aurora) At the front of the pack a real battle is taking place! Just when Clutch McCoy in the ’64 Ghia for Piston Slap Racing tried to make a move on Earl Essex for Grand Sport Racing, the Cobra seems to have found another gear and pulls away!

3for3rd(Tommy) There are some real smooth running cars in the second group as they fight for that 3rd place spot. Rocket City Racing, Strummer Racing and Team Powell are really clawing it out!

4for5(Smokey) Bubba for Team Purple just flew by followed closely by a red Ferrari, a Cornhusker Shark and a Corvair, all trying to see who will round out the top five.

spudholding(Aurora) Spud Boy for Nonesuch Racing is trying to hold off the Pappy and Kid A and B teams as they distance themselves from the GTO.

(Smokey) The smoke has cleared for the time being for Outlaw Hippy Racing’s VW bug.  Did Lance just slip the K-9 unit a brownie?  I thought chocolate was harmful to dogs.

(Tommy) I’d be worried more about the other ingredients in that brownie.

(Smokey) Well, he’s back on the road and so is the party.

notacamaro(Tommy) It hasn’t been much of a party for J.L.M. and Normal Racing as they continue to struggle on the twists.

(Smokey) By the way… which one of you referred to J.L.M.’s entry as a Camaro?

(Aurora) Not me

(Tommy) Not me

(Smokey) Well, Team Owner Yobear Jones came up to me during the break and wanted to point out that it’s a Mustang, not a Camaro for crying out loud. That kind of mistake could start a fight, so let’s be more careful.

Here’s how things stand after this leg of the race…

2018 Dragon’s Tail Road Rally

Standings after Heat 3 of 5 

Driver/Car Team/Owner Heat 1


Heat 2


Heat 3


Total Movement

This Heat

Position at

Start of Race

1 Earl Essex

1965 Shelby Cobra  white w/blk

Grand Sport Racing

owner Greg Carpenter

15 15 17 47 1
2 Clutch McCoy

1964 Karmann Ghia white w/ yellow

Piston Slap Racing

owner Tom Hobgood

15 15 16 46 8
3 Jake Snake

1966 Cobra 427  Blue w/ white

Rocket City Racing

owner Dave Parker

15 14 15 44 4
4 Jeremy Clarkson

Ford MklV  red w/white

Strummer Racing

owner Harlan Welch-Scarboro

15 14 15 44 9
5 Will Speed

1966 Ford GT light blue w/orange

Team Powell

owner Bill Powell

14 15 15 44 7
6 Bubba

1969 Chevy Camaro Purple

Team Purple

owner William Milholen

14 14 14 42 3
7 Roberto Asconi

Maroon ’64 Ferrari 330 P4 red

Scuderia Ferrari

owner Tom Bowman

14 14 14 42 6
8 Skabby

1965 Chevy proto Mako Shark

Cornhusker Racing

owner Mark Boesen

14 13 15 42 5
9 Carl Scarborough, Jr

1963 Corvair  beige w/ blue

Junkabilly Racing

owner Scott Scarboro

14 13 15 42 11
10 Spud Boy

1962 Ferrari GTO 250 yellow w/orange

Nonesuch Racing

owner Dan Cocke

13 14 14 41 2
11 Noah Vale

1950 Oldsmobile

White/green w/ flames

Pappy and the Kid Racing  Team A owner Jeff King 13 14 14 41 13
12 Otto Glide

1953 Mercedes 300s

Gray w/ white stripe

Pappy and the Kid Racing  Team B owner Eric Shuck 13 14 14 41 14
13 Bud Henry

1969 GTO


Next Century Technologies

owner  Joel Hardin

13 13 13 39 15
14 Lance Ross III

1964 VW Beetle

Yellow w/ flowers

Outlaw Hippy Racing

owner Sal Matthews

13 12 13 38 16
15 Palliden Spencer

1966 Ford Mustang GT 347 blue w/ white

J.L.M. Racing

owner  Yobear Jones

12 13 12 37 10
16 Harry Gumala

1966 Toyota 2000 GT  maroon w/ blk

Normal Racing

owner Brian Bueschel

12 12 12 36 12