Greetings Redline Derby Fans...and welcome to the second season, the Active Trial Season, of the .
Will the League Champion Nash Ramblers get off to another hot start, as they did last season? Will the high scoring teams of the Tucker Division continue to put major points on the board? Will the astonishing pre-season move that sent Atlcelica to the Valiants and WorpeX from the Valiants to become captain of the Firebirds pay off for either team? Will the newly empowered Team Captains figure out how to put together the best mix of high scoring and consistency to help keep their teams winning?
Let's go to the RTL highlights for Tournament One of the Active Trial Season.
MATCH ONE: HORNETS at RAMBLERS
The pomp and pageantry was in full effect before this match began, as the League Championship banner joined the La Salle Division Pennant in the rafters of Ramblers Field. However, when the ceremony ended the season-long effort to repeat that accomplishment would have to begin all over again.
Meanwhile, Variation Jason had promised a very different Hornets team this year--no longer would he have his hands tied when it came to personnel decisions the way he was during last season's Blind Trial Season. This is the Active Trial Season and every week would give him an opportunity to mold his team in his image.
And that image is one of very tough defense--as he, personally, held the Ramblers' Team Captain to only two points while putting up seven himself. The tables were turned, however, in the second quarter with iowastockcars putting up eight points for the Ramblers and Radekal only managing two.
Still, a very close match--and the mood in the stands of Ramblers Field was not as jubilant as it was before the match started. Perhaps, Redline Derby gave his best motivational half-time speech...because the second half was pretty much all-Ramblers.
Bandeezee/Ohana thrashed Nightstalker in the third quarter, scoring 16 points to the Hornet's 5...and zoom kept the scoring coming, adding eight more points while holding the Hornets' dimitambe scoreless.
After this match, Variation Jason could only grumble when asked about dimitambe's future as a Hornet. What could he say? The League Champions had started the year taking the sting right out of the Hornets.
RESULT: VALIANTS 36 - JAVELINS 16
JDC 442 Racing: 65
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: multispeed (Valiants)
HIGHEST SCORING TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT: VALIANTS
...and, for all of the team captains, considering making some changes to improve their teams, here are the
TOP FREE AGENTS FOR TOURNAMENT ONE
GsR microracing: 55
Shane The Pain: 30