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I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Controlled Chaos - Alamo Derby, Heat Three

Alamo Derby - San Antonio, TX
Heat Three
Bill Malbrough, Randy Corson, Randy Tondreau, Danny Krol, Ed Smith, Sam Harbin, Will Thompson, Jess Yates, Matt Welliver, Andy Bing, Kenny Rose, John Ruiz

After four minutes of leading a free-for-all on Andy Bing with three hits, the final driver yet to qualify for a final Bill Malbrough took seven hits in the same span with two coming from Harbin and the finishing blow coming from Kenny Rose, and two minutes later Matt Welliver (6th Big Apple Smash Up, tied-7th Texas Nationals) chased after Tondreau before two shots from Jess Yates ended the day of the SidelineStartegy.com Derby winner.

John Ruiz's (9th Arizona Derby, 1st Ides of March, 8th Seattle Derby) twelfth place last week was his first final in eleven rounds and he misses another after struggling through his heat where he stalled, missed a target, and was caught hopelessly off guard by Andy Bing, the first of six shots against him.

Kenny Rose is back to the sidelines after his ninth place finish here as Steven Redden is due back next week, the three-times finalist where he finished twelfth in all of them was one who took it to Bing early on but failed to pick his spots well and take advantage of little attention on his own vehicle from the pack, and Ed Smith (11th Texas Nationals) bounced off of Danny Krol and embedded himself into the barriers.

Jess Yates, blindsided by Bing; Sam Harbin, double-teamed by Corson and Krol while stalled; Will Thompson, another Bing victim after double-tapping him; and then Andy Bing himself, surviving ten hits while delivering eight, including two blindsides, all move through to the consolation heat.

Randy Corson, entering his fifth final and his second in fourteen weeks, suffered a fire midway through the contest, hitting opponents five times either side of the incident that was started by a hit from John Ruiz. Welliver was his target on two occasions early on, then Randy Tondreau was targeted three times late on prior to Corson's elimination at the hands of Krol.

After Corson had blindsided him at the very start, Randy Tondreau would be hit unawares at the very end as Danny Krol went on to claim his third heat victory of the year. Both drivers went back and forth on each other five minutes in and would reunite their rivalry towards the finish. Both men had a missed target at almost the same time and then they both stalled, first Tondreau, then Krol, and then Tondreau again during their finale. In one last coincidence, both drivers qualify for their sixth final, but while Krol enters his first for six weeks, this is Tondreau's third straight appearance.

Race Result
1. Danny Krol
2. Randy Tondreau
3. Randy Corson
4. Andy Bing
5. Will Thompson
6. Sam Harbin
7.  Jess Yates
8. Ed Smith
9. Kenny Rose
10. John Ruiz
11. Will Murphy
12. Bill Malbrough

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