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With four races in the books the IFRA zooms into the second half of the season with both titles still very much up for grabs. Each series has seen three different winners, leading us to a very tight fight at the top of the tables. 

The Spec Cup is currently controlled by the legendary pilot, Ch1ps N Queso. This eSports badass has earned two poles, two wins, and the hearts of fans around the globe. Eight points back is the defending champion, HEF51. Can this Iggy Azalea lover overcome the demands of a tighter schedule and lead his MX-5 to glory? Season 1 Champion, Bobbro, sits nine points adrift and looks to bounce back from missing Round 4. Will this former champion be able to balance his driving, a return to academia, and a burgeoning love? Two -time Spec Cup champ, Stanman 911, sits off the pace by a good margin but can't be counted out. Does Stanman still have it? All of those questions will seek answers when we descend on Prague this Sunday night for Round 5. 


Take the top three in the Spec Cup and reverse it and you'll have the pecking order in the IFRA Cup. Taking one dropped score into account places Bobbro at the top of the heap on 70 points. In the three events Bobbro has contested he hasn't finished outside the top two. Will that kind of consistency carry through to the finale? Hef claims P2 again just five points back. After an opening round victory the Zakspeed BMW has been on the decline, earning P2 in Round 2 and 3, and dropping one more step to P3 in Round 4. Is an unthinkable P4 or worse in the cards for this sometimes dominant IFRA pilot? Newly acquired phenom, Deathrow, comes off an impressive debut Round 4 victory in a bid to make a late climb up the tables. With 108 points up for grabs can the new blood put in a performance for the ages and overtake the series veterans? The action returns in wine country as we head to the twisty Bugatti circuit. Join us Sunday as the drama unfolds. 


 
 
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European mountain folk of all kinds gathered in the Alps for the second race of the Spec Cup. Midweek testing proved fruitful as Ch1ps N Queso took his Mazda to P1 on the pole. Grumpalot traded in his light Florida garb for a few extra layers en route to his highest grid placing ever. HEF took P3, followed by Pest and Bobbro. 

Ch1ps dominated proceedings by taking the pole, fastest lap, and the race win. Hef had a couple opportunities throughout the race to seize on the Ch1ps errors but couldn't find the space to make the move. Not bold enough? I'd say so. After the competition caution restart Hef and Bobbro settled into a rhythym, earning podium positions in the process. Grumps dream of his first podium finish fell short as he finished P5, just behind Pest in P4. Stanman put in a lethargic performance with a P6 finish. 

The beautiful backdrop of Spa Francorchamps hosted the IFRA Cup. Bettings favorites, Hef, Ch1ps, Bobbro, and Stan, took the first four spots on the gird, with Hef taking the pole. Reclaimer put in a solid P5 quali performance. 

A first corner mashup sent a few cars to the pits with early damage, including perennial contender, Stanman. Protests from the field were waved off as green flag conditions continued. Up front the top 3 saw some of the closest and hard fought racing the IFRA has ever seen. Multiple lead changes took place before Ch1ps dove in for an early pit to find clean air. Hef was next to pit and resumed racing behind Ch1ps. Bobbro pit last and came out in front of his rivals. With 3 cars separated by so little tarmac Belgian fans were giddy with childlike excitement. All hopes of a titanic 3 car finish were dashed when the motherfucking kinect from Ch1ps thought he said Xbox Snap Twitch, which he motherfucking clearly did not say!!! Anyway, Bobbro won. 



Spec Cup Results
IFRA Cup Results
 
 
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Double defending champion, Hef, enters Season 4 with precision lasers dotting his targeted back. His pursuers put their season prep behind them and embarked for battle at Catalunya National and Indianapolis GP. 

Spaniards and Europeans alike welcomed the Spec Cup to beautiful Circuit de Catalunya. 14 drivers contested a 3 lap qualifying, with the top 4 separated by a mere 4 tenths of a second. The entry from Ch1ps N Queso Racing sported a racy livery variant to P1 on the grid. Hef's #51 earned P2 while two-time Spec Cup champion, Stanman, returned from a short hiatus to lock down P3. 

After an early T-Storm (lag spike) took out multiple drivers, bringing out the red flag, the race was restarted. Trouble found Ch1ps, Hef, and Stan, allowing Bobbro to grasp an early lead. Ch1ps and Stan fought hard for P3 through the closing laps, with Ch1ps pipping Stan at the line by 3 tenths. Hef managed to fight back to P2 but didn't have enough time to get Bobbro, eventually losing out by 2 seconds. Ricker Racing driver, Pest Control, earned P5. Grumpalot took P6 and DC Auto fought through the field from P14 on the grid to nab P7. 



Indy GP opened it's gates and welcomed DTM to the storied grounds. Hef snatched the early championship lead by grabbing two bonus points for pole. Bobbro showed impressive pace and grabbed P2. Ch1ps took P3. All 13 drivers impressively put in lap times within 2.5 seconds of one another. 


Hef took the pole, the fastest lap, and the win, never looking back once the green flag dropped. Ch1ps kept a keen eye on the Bobbro bumper for most of the race but couldn't muster the pass. Stan kept pace with the first three and earned P4. Pest earned another solid points finish with P5. 


Drivers finishing further down the standings will be looking to change their luck in Round 2. Who will find the right balance between grip and aero at Spa? How hard can one go around Alps Club before they lose it into a wall? 


Spec Cup Results
IFRA Cup Results
 
 
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Season 4 of the IFRA begins on August 10th at 8 PM EDT. As previously announced the IFRA cup will feature the BMW M3 Performance DTM and the Spec Cup will feature the Mazda MX-5 Cup. 

Double Champion HEF51 will be looking to hold off one of the deepest IFRA fields in recent memory. Can Stan return to claim a title? Will Bobbro find his old form and earn another championship? Do Pest or Ch1ps have enough to climb one more spot and bask in glory? How fast is newcomer, Reclaimer? Who will be surprise entrant to climb out of the mid-pack? 


Preseason Testing
The IFRA will conduct testing all week long after 7 PM EDT. If you're interested in working out the kinks and gaining some general tuning insight please seek out other IFRA drivers via party chat.

Preseason Predictions
Preseason Predictions are for fun. Please do not hate me if you disagree with my selections. Selections are based on past performance, reputation, and current lap time data. If you were left off, prove me wrong!
Spec Cup
Odds on Favorites: Stanman and HEF
Next Up: Pest and Bobbro
Maybe: Reclaimer, Ch1ps, Geek, DC
IFRA Cup
Odds on Favorite: HEF
Next Up: Stan, Bobbro, Ch1ps, Reclaimer
Maybe: Pest, Geek, Grump, Ace, Drum

 
 
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With the IFRA Cup already in the bag HEF51 arrived at Long Beach on Sunday night knowing a victory would clinch the IFRA double. The Ohio native did not disappoint the sun-soaked crowd as he took the pole, fastest lap, and the race win. Rounding out the top 3 were series runner-up Ch1ps N Queso and a somewhat fortuitous AceCaptain Slow. 

The IFRA Cup race at Road America capped the '69 Trans-Am inspired series. Hef's absence due to travel left the top step of the podium wide open for also rans. IFRA debutant, Reclaimer, earned pole position but couldn't keep the lead through the first two corners. Ch1ps, Bobbro, and Reclaimer finished in that order on the podium. 

Final Standings


IFRA Cup
1st - HEF51
2nd - Pest Control
3rd - Ch1ps N Queso
4th - TheDJMaster55
5th - Geek Hackers
6th - DCAuto
7th - Bobbro
8th - FederalHercules
9th - Grumpalot23
10th - JoeRocketRR
Spec Cup
1st - HEF51
2nd - Ch1ps N Queso
3rd - Bobbro
4th - Pest Control
5th - Geek Hackers
6th - Grumpalot23
7th - Raven403
8th - AceCaptain Slow
9th - Qwikie
10th - MrDrumMonkey
 
 
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The dense Ardennes forest of Belgium played host to Round 6 of the Spec Cup. The top 3 qualifiers for the race entered within 7 points of each other for series bragging rights. HEF51 took the pole, followed closely by Bobbro and Ch1ps. 


When the green flag dropped HEF dropped the ball and fell into P3 on the circuit. This was the first race launch incident of the season for the #51 team. Bobbro assumed the lead and held it until Ch1ps rammed him at the bus stop and forced both cars into a second pit. Upon pit exit both cars were ghosted next to each other, resulting in another incident, leaving Bobbro with massive damage. HEF took the lead and never looked back. Ch1ps held on to P2. Pest scored his first Spec podium of the season with a solid P3 finish. Bobbro limped home in P7, most likely ending his championship hopes.


Results 
Standings
Next Up: Bugatti


1st - HEF51
2nd - Ch1ps N Queso
3rd - Pest Control

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The IFRA Cup descended upon the Midwest for the first oval race in IFRA history. The crowd was treated to an alternate format in the way of a competition caution at lap 15 to bring the field back together. Raven earned the first pole of his IFRA career, followed by Ch1ps and HEF. 

The early part of the race was hotly contested up front as Raven, HEF, and Ch1ps, swapped paint and positions. Raven was shuffled to the rear of the field after the three cars got into a tangle coming out of Turn 4. HEF and Ch1ps raced to the line in a photo finish on lap 15 to see who would lead out the group for the competition caution restart. HEF was given the honors although post race replays indicate Ch1ps pipped him at the line. 

When the race went green again Hefner Racing pulled away and didn't look back. 2nd through 5th was back and forth as Federal, Pest, Ch1ps, and Geek jostled for position. Pole sitter, Raven, was left wondering what if as a 4 wide maneuver into Turn 1 resulted in his car finding the super sticky grass. HEF won the race, followed by Ch1ps in P2 and Federal in P3. Congratulations to Federal on his first career podium. 

Results
Standings
Next Up: Indy GP


1st - HEF51
2nd - Ch1ps N Queso
3rd - FederalHercules

 
 
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The IFRA Cup rolled in to the home stomping grounds of DCAuto for Round 5 on the calendar. DC's affinity for Sebring proved true as he guided his Camaro to P1 on the grid. 

Series leader, Hef, bided his time after securing the 3rd position in quali. The #51Firebird whittled away combatants and found itself in victory lane. Pest Control put up a helluva fight, finishing just 2 seconds behind Hef for P2. DC took advantage of a late Ch1ps mistake to claim his second podium in as many weeks. 

Next Up: Indy Oval


1st -  HEF51
2nd - Pest Control
3rd - DCAuto
 
 
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McLaren's were the talk of Prague as the Spec Cup roared through for Round 5. The #17 Bobbro entry took pole with a scintillating 1:42.7. His series rivals, Ch1ps and HEF, took P2 and P3, respectively.


Online porn giant and Prague native, Public Agent, put his camera away, amongst other things, to get the race green. Locals were expecting a calamitous affair and the race entrants did not disappoint. When the dust settled Bobbro reigned supreme over a huge pile of battered cars. Ch1ps overcame 3 pit stops to take 2nd. Coureur put in a career performance to take P3. Raven also put in a career performance and finished just off the podium in P4. 

Next Up: Spa



1st - Bobbro
2nd - Ch1ps N Queso
3rd - Coureur 
 
 

Season 4 of the IFRA will feature the Mazda MX-5 Cup and the BMW M3 DTM. The Spec Cup will be contested with the Mazda and the IFRA Cup will use the DTM. 

The Spec Cup will feature shorter track variants such as Yas Marina North/South, Bernese Alps Club, Catalunya National, Silverstone International/National, Sebring, and Prague Short. We will utilize a two-wide rolling start for race launch. 

The IFRA Cup will visit traditional GP circuits. We will utilize a standing start for race launch. 

Additional info, including proposed builds, can be found here
 
 
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The world watched as the IFRA roared into the Nordschleife for Round 4 of the Spec Cup. Qualifying saw HEF take pole just ahead of Stan and Bobbro. 

At the back of the grid multiple drivers took damage when the lights went out. Grump's stalled Ferrari caused a chain reaction as Pest gave DC a hard thump to the rear. Qwikie debilitated his car as he tried to get by the damaged DC #7.

Up front the top 3 blasted through the forest with precision. Stan and Bob opted for early pits and jumped HEF in the process. Although Bob could practically reach out and touch Stan's exhaust he couldn't find a way past on the narrow roads. How close was it? When they crossed the finish line Bobbro was a mere .3 seconds behind Stan. HEF trailed off but managed a comfortable P3 en route to taking the overall Spec Cup lead. Ch1ps finished P4 and Geek finished P5. 

Up Next: Switch to the McLaren M23 at Prague Reverse


1st - Stanman911
2nd - oo Bobbro oo
3rd - HEF51