Season 4 ISCC Slim Jim Series Pre-Season

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Season 4 ISCC Slim Jim Series Pre-Season

Post by ChrisEagor on Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:36 pm

A lot of big news, William Duncan, the Season 3 champion, is not racing in the Slim Jim Series full-time. Matt Duncan is also out of Slim Jim. Both drivers will participate in the Tabasco Shootout in Las Vegas. This leaves the door open for Sean Angel to capture his desired championship after drama at Atlanta that prevented him to win. Right now, he's not playing anymore games as he will go force for the title. Alan Cavagnaro was Hamilton Autosports' last hope, but it was not enough. Like Angel, Cavagnaro will go all out for the championship. Other contenders like Will Lewis, Dillon Young, and Nasu Tsunemochi are going to contend against the Toyota horses. As I'm seeing right now, it's Hamilton versus the field.

Slim Jim Series will introduce a split car system. A team has an option to own a split car. Two drivers will share the same car, and both drivers will run 12 races each. The split cat team with the most points will win the split car championship. The schedule for all split car schedules are below:



There will also be a Rookie Shootout at Las Vegas. Here are the following rookies that are in the Rookie Shootout: Raul Sanchez, Greg Marshall, Ashley Brock, Shane Carter, Marco Rossi, Ryan Cooper, Henrietta Fitzwater, Henry Sandfer, Ryder Smith, Henry Williams, Dajon Weeks, Chris Dodd, Tommy Turbo, and William Brock. Weeks, Rossi, and Brock may have to run different cars, because their teammates are also rookies will represent the team. The officials will announce the roster and car numbers of the Rookie Shootout to avoid confusion. The winner of the Rookie Shootout will advance to the Tabasco Shoot at Las Vegas.

Check all the previews for factories, teams, and drivers. I'm not the best at writing so I make it simple so everybody can understand. I wrote a lot of information about factories, teams, etc. I will be using the spoilers tab for everything since there is so much on the tab and read through. I don't recommend open every spoiler tab, because that will get nasty when trying to read through.

Factories
Factory Preview:
The manufacturer championship was very close, but Ford clinched the Season 3 championship with a Team Thunder win at Willow Springs. Team Thunder was Ford's brute force, racking up about one-third of the season's length--24 races. The Keyblade Riders contributed to Ford's success. For the first three seasons, wins are counted towards for the championship not the points. Chevy would be the championship in that matter. Toyota and Dodge are nowhere to be found because not many teams use these factories. Toyota got Hamilton's leading charge, but Mark Cuban Enterprises (now brought by Red Bull) was not a major factor. Dodge Motorsports and The Wrecking Balls have Dodges, but they both started sluggish, but The Wrecking Balls racked up three wins. However, Dodge Motorsports isn't clicking especially with a technical alliance with The Wrecking Balls. Now, Season 4 is approaching, and we got two new manufacturers: Porsche and Pontiac. Porsche brought out Wilhoit Developments and become the first European manufacturer to race in Slim Jim. Pontiac has never been to the ISCC so this is their first season. If we continue with the same system with wins count in Season 4, it would turn to be a bad misrepresentation of the factories that couple teams uses like Dodge, Pontiac, Porsche. So this season, every manufacturer has a shot. We have a points system but doesn't go by the Slim Jim Series points system. It would go by 6-5-4-3-2-1 points system. It's simple. The top factory in a race will get 6 points. Then the second highest factory will get 5 points and so forth. It should create excitement for the factory battle just like the teams and drivers titles. This is a good system to go by. Down below, you will read the preview of all manufacturers as well as team changing to different factories.

Ford:
Team Thunder
The Keyblade Riders

Wow. Things have change with Ford over the past two season. The Wrecking Balls switched to Dodge this season, and the Baby Tribe 5000 switched to Toyota. The clear lead for Ford is Team Thunder especially winning one-third of Season 3. I think Ford will be good as always, but Team Thunder could have problems since the team is being reconstructed and have weird technical problems. If they messed up, The Keyblade Riders has to back up the Fords. However, knowing them, they could wreck the field and have a car that doesn't work. The Keyblade Riders have major money issues so this could be their last season. However, I won't count out The Keyblade Riders yet, because they won two races last season which is nuts. I would except to be in top 4 range. Championship is going to be tight because of Chevy and Toyota, lurking in the background.

Chevy:
S3 Motorsports
Infinity Motors
Nexxus Motorsports
RJ Manson Racing

Leading the field with four teams, Chevy are looking for their first title since Season 1. S3 Motorsports is a clear charge of the factory. However, the one thing that Chevy does have (as well as Toyota) is support. Chevy can have a good result in any track type. Infinity is good at the high speed tracks. Nexxus is good at the short tracks as well as some ovals. RJ Manson Racing is good at the road courses. You think they will win outright, right? Not really. S3 is a very outstanding with great talent, but they have no luck. Some other Chevy drivers may have bad cars or get into trouble like a couple of Manson drivers. That will be the problem for Chevy. Other than that, they are one of the favorites to win this season's manufacturer championship. They were close for two straight seasons. Third time could be the charm.

Toyota:
Hamilton Autosports
Red Bull
Baby Tribe 5000

Toyota is on the rise, the only factory from the land of the rising sun. It amazes how well could finish if they have more teams. Now things gotten serious. You will think Hamilton would be the lead charge. Though you might right--and it will happen--but Red Bull will join the charge. Red Bull was a team in the Junior Series but was defunct after their first season. Now they are back and could win with their Toyota factory as well as compete Hamilton Autosports as the best Toyota team. For some odd reason, Baby Tribe 5000 is a Toyota team. I'm not kidding. So if Hamilton and Red Bull sucked, their only hope for Toyota is Baby Tribe 5000. God, this will be a weird for Toyota. They are the favorites to win the manufacturer championship. Yes, even Baby Tribe 5000 can feel what winning a championship feels like (I guess). Wait a minute...if Toyota, representing Hamilton, Red Bull, and Baby Tribe, wins the championship, that would mean...Princess Percle (kinda) wins something. Before we even headed to Vegas, this is cancer. If the Princess gets the required amount of points that Toyota needs to clinch, it would be part of the Tales of the Princess. Oh my, I'm going to stop now.

Dodge:
The Wrecking Balls
Dodge Motorsports

Dodge was a mixed bag. They have technical problems and a terrible first half of Season 3. Then The Wrecking Balls lead the charge with three wins as Dodge Motorsports got shout out when they had two wins in Season 2. Right now, The Wrecking Balls and Dodge Motorsports are in a technical alliance which is the only major alliance in Slim Jim. They also have part in the IES as well. The alliance was born after the 1 in 70 but the correlation of improvement didn't show. Dodge Motorsports had the weaker car than The Wrecking Balls so they agree to form the alliance. After the 1 in 70, The Wrecking Balls are breaking out, but Dodge just remains the same. Honestly, that makes no sense. Season 4 is going to be an improvement for both teams. The talent is there, and they could run a couple of factories a run for their money. I would except Dodge to finish in the top 4. Maybe beating out Fords but championship is a long shot.

Porsche:
Porsche Developments

Yeah, very creative name by the new team. Porsche have brought Wilhoit Developments, keeping two of their drivers from last season. We except that Porsche will be good in the road courses. I don't know about the other tracks. Maybe places like Vegas and Darlington. I can't say anything new about the Porsche manufacturer. What about the expectations? Porsche is going to compete heavily with the top teams. They could also pull an upset win, because it's a brand new manufacturer and European factories aren't a huge presence yet in the ISCC. Problem is Porsche has one team which is Porsche--good figure. So winning the championship is not going to happen. Unless, they pull results every race and then they might. Whatever the case is, this is a great addition to the manufacturer family.

Pontiac:
Pontiac Racing Team

Pontiac is the next addition to preview about. Pontiac isn't a big thing in the ISCC. They are not going to impress followers this season. Pontiac isn't going to win the manufacturer and probably going to rank last in the standings. Two reasons: same as Porsche, only one team uses Pontiac and not a powerful car. Power is a good thing, but, too much, you are going to end up like Dodges. Sure, they don't have the power, but they have the mechanical grip in some tracks. With a good driver lineup, I think they will do. However, Pontiac has the most aggressive team in the field so things could go wrong. They also pull some surprises on the track so except them in the short tracks and maybe at some road courses.

Drivers and Teams
Team Thunder:
Team Thunder broke so many records and accomplish many goals in one season: 8 total wins, 8 total poles, two drivers in the top 5, a team championship, and drivers championship. It will always be a historical season not only in Slim Jim but in ISCC history. William Duncan has a similar season that Cosmic Nova had in Season 1 of IES. Both were inconsistent but won many races. Matt Duncan had a great season, finishing in 5th. He also won a race. Cyrus LaTerza had his best season but fall off that the second half a bit. He was able to win Chicagoland and Mobile. For Foxy Duncan, this wasn't the season that some people would expect. Usually, Thunder rookie drivers aren't strong like Matt was in Season 2. Maybe Foxy still has something to prove. Everything was going well until the Duncan brothers are not longer driving in the Slim Jim Series.

Season 4 is now a reconstruction season. They have lost a driver who is the king of the series. This allows Hamilton Autosports to win drivers champion at least. They have a promising lineup, but it may need to take a season or two to have that Season 3-type season. The team will have Foxy and LaTerza back. The 99 will feature a rookie from the Australia: Ashley Brock. She looks promising, but does she have the luck? Also Team Thunder is also running a split car team. Greg Marshall and DJ Kurtis are the drivers for the 26. They are the next split car team to face off against The Wrecking Balls' Cosmic Nova and Maxwell Chan. I think Season 4 can be a chill season for Team Thunder and focus to rebuild. LaTerza can try to win the championship, but almost all of the Thunder drivers never finishes in the top 10.

Lineup

16 Foxy Duncan - The sexy one is back for Team Thunder after a below average campign. He's up and down, and this could determine if Foxy is a bust driver. I think Foxy can have a rebound and probably win Comeback Driver of the Season. Foxy will have to work with less ovals now, because Slim Jim has a rich road course schedule. He can be a surprise at a couple of road courses. Let's see if Foxy can finish in the top 20.

17 Cyrus LaTerza - LaTerza was a Season 3 contender until the 1 in 70 happened. It still manages to win two races but not enough as he finishes in the top 15. He didn't cause much trouble in his first season with Team Thunder. He seems cool and collective. He is a good driver by all means. Now we can call him the best driver in the team, full-time at least. Foxy is going to rebound while Brock is just a rookie. He will probably be the iron horse for the team. He has a shot for the title, however, it's a dark horse pick. Finishing in the top 10 can prove that he can compete against the big guns without the Duncans.

26 Greg Marshall -R-/DJ Kurtis - This is a very interesting team. Marshall drove for Team Thunder in Japan Season 2. This is the first time we will see him on track again. He will take the short tracks as well as some ovals. As for Kurtis, he has one of the best schedules from any split car driver. He will take all the road courses, race in the 1 in 70, and race in the Battle of the Indy. Those are very big races which means big points. If Kurtis proves to be a great driver in split car, a full-time could await him. Their goal is to compete against The Wrecking Balls which have roughly the split schedule as Team Thunder did.

99 Ashley Brock -R- - Does it ring a bell? No? He did attempt the 1 in 70 last season but failed. Now she is full-time. So far in testing, she has the worst luck ever. Brock has loads of talent. As for right, we don't have too many good female drivers. She could be the best female driver in the season. However, she would have to go a list of characters: Binky Louviere, Jill Richards, Chica Louviere, and Princess Percle. Knowing Richards, she could disappoint again, and Princess is Princess. So Brock is competing for the best female driver against Binky and Chica. What even? Give her a few road courses and ovals, and she should be good. Her goal is to be the best female driver for the season, and finish in top 25 in the points. Hell, let's throw in Rookie of the Season contender.

S3 Motorsports:
S3 Motorsports is always one of the best teams in Slim Jim. They are consistent as they get top 20 results all over the place. S3 Motorsports had a promising with Sandfer winning Las Vegas. However, Falcon Hill happened. Sandfer fell off and finished almost out the top 20. As for his teammates, they finished in the top 11 which is very impressive. They almost beat Team Thunder for teams that have eight wins compare to S3's two. However, they are changes to S3 in Season 4.

Charles Sandfer had decided to bring his brother, Henry Sandfer, to the Slim Jim Series. However, Sandfer wants to do split car with Henry in the 24. The rumor shown negative reactions. Put the rumor aside, because Henry Sandfer will be driving the 24 full-time. The young kid has promise everywhere he goes. He is one of the favorites to win Rookie of the Season. Young, Baskinger, and Smith all remained that the team. There are rumors of Daniel Smith's last season. Maybe, S3 has to plug in a couple of holes after Season 4.

Lineup

5 Dillon Young - Young is improving every season, and he has the best shot to win drivers championship. If he doesn't have the bad setups that he had, he would have face off against Angel and Duncan. Dillon Young needs to well with the road courses and the short tracks. Both track types appear more than they expect. Young is good at the road course, but the European Tour II will make or break Young's season. Dillon Young's goal is to finish in the top 10 while fighting for the championship.

24 Henry Sandfer -R- - My God. It's going to be weird to say Henry Sandfer in the races. We are accustomed to say Charles Sandfer. Don't worry, Charles is NOT retiring. He is focusing on his IES career. As for little Sandfer, this is his first full-time ride. After the experiences in IES and Junior Series, you would think Sandfer win Rookie of the Season. Yes, that's true until Ryder Smith shows up. That still doesn't mean Smith will win the award. This is a prediction. So far, the public and the media are half-and-half. Henry Sandfer had went through a tough battle to get past Kumori in the Junior Series. If he can hold up against Kumori, Sandfer should hold up against Smith. His goal is to win Rookie of the Season against Ryder Smith.

48 Jake Baskinger - I bet he is happy to see Atlanta for the 1 in 70, because that's where he won his first career race. Baskinger is a great driver by all means. However, he can't find pace in the first half of the season. In the second half, he does a fantastic job especially the Atlanta win. He done that for two seasons now. He is a championship but shows up too late. I still Baskinger is a championship contender. Will he have a great first half? Yeah if he wants to win the championship. His goal is to have consistent first half and finishing in the top 10 fighting for the championship.

88 Daniel Smith - He's just there. I don't know what to say. He's consistent enough to say with the team. Daniel Smith cannot close the deal even he was in position to win. He did that in Daytona and the 1 in 70. In Talladega, he tried but robbed by the start-finish line. My predictions are going to have worse expectations. Why you ask? Daniel Smith is not a road ringer. With eight road courses on the schedule, this is difficult schedule for Smith as he may drop out of the top 20 or even 25. Smith will do well on the ovals, but Slim Jim is a bit road course heavy this season. Plus, this could be his last season maybe. S3 Motorsports's decision has nothing to do with it but his own. If that is the case, his goal is to finish in the top 20 and go out with a win.

Hamilton Autosports:
They were so close again. Angel completely screw himself and Cavagnaro have low results to catach up. If Angel would have not lost 50 points and just finish in 28th at Atlanta, he would be your champion by 1 point. That's what costs him. Other than that, the team enojyed a great season. Alan Cavagnaro won three races--all on short tracks--and Sean Angel won the biggest race of the season, the 1 in 70 at Michigan. Plus, Sean Angel won Comeback Driver of the Season since he finished 40th in the points in Season 2. It's amazing how he didn't win the championship. While Angel and Cavy enjoyed a 2-3 finish in the points, Eric Enrage finished in the top 10 in points, but something went wrong with him. He wasn't the same anymore after the Talladega crash in Season 2. He did well, but I think Hamilton Autosports is going big now.

Hamilton Autosports made the biggest free agent for Season 4, Kyle Collins. Kyle Collins drove for Mark Cuban Enterprises--now Red Bull. Collins is rated as the best free agent in the market. More about Collins later. It makes sense since Collins is from Canada. Hamilton Autosports likes Collins after Shanghai performance which he started from last and almost winning the race. This team is looking strong and could win drivers and teams if they have the results.

Lineup

11 Kyle Collins - Collins is a boom addition for the Hamilton Autosports. Some say he could be a bust signing. However, I don't think it's going to happen, because they have the best car in the grid and learn from Angel and Cavagnaro. Collins could be a championship contender, but will he beat his teammates. Probably not. It's gonna take some experience to drive in a good car against top drivers. His goal is to finish in the top 15.

18 Alan Cavagnaro - Cavagnaro is the most winningest driver active in the series and have a shot to pass up William Duncan with seven wins. He has a realistic shot to dethrone Duncan as king of the series. Cavagnaro is not regressing at all so he will continue to hunt for his first championship. I have nothing else to say, because he pretty much says it all. He has two goals which one is his main and his optional. His main goal is to win the championship. His optional goal is to dethrone William Duncan by passing with 3 wins in Season 4.

20 Sean Angel - I bet Angel is disappointed that he didn't the championship. His actions in Atlanta cost his championship to fade. If he didn't do what he did at Atlanta, he would have won the championship. If there was no points deduction, Angel lost the championship by three points. That was close to, because he was about to pass PJ Williams for the lead and potentially win the championship. Now that is behind Angel, and he is not done. He is looking strong and maybe even dominate the season. The only thing that is going to stop Angel is himself and his team. There are bets that Angel can dethrone William Duncan as winningest driver. He needs to win 7 races to do that. With the series looking for strong talent, he could do it in two seasons; maybe, even one season if he breaks out. But his goal is to win the championship.

RJ Manson Racing:
RJ Manson was back at Season 3 with RJ Manson himself and three rookies out of nowhere. Whoa, what. We hear it is a risky decision to come back to Slim Jim. Well, they are back, but the team causes problems especially the young drivers. Looking at you, Trigger. Overall, the team did extremely despite the issue. They won two races in that season, and Nasu Tsunemochi won Rookie of the Season. RJ Manson got pole for Las Vegas, then almost finished outside the top 30. The team is raw, but they can shape for Season 4.

There are no major driver change except they own a split car for the 8 of Luke Trigger and Ryan Cooper, a rookie. Cooper ran the Pacific Tour while Trigger is suspended by the officials. Also, the entire has different numbers of the 1, 01, and the 15. Interesting changes I guess. Manson drives the 1, Vonlanthen drives the 01, and Tsunemochi drives the 15. The split car schedule for the 8 is kinda weird since Trigger is good at short tracks and other ovals while Cooper is great at road courses. Another reason why the schedule isn't the best, because Trigger is not running at the 1 in 70, Chicagoland, and Michigan.

Lineup

1 RJ Manson - Manson had a really rough season. It seems like nothing went his way. Maybe he is disguising his rookie season for a rebound season. You may never since Dalton is doing the same thing. RJ Manson is getting up there but how much. Dude's almost 50. His goal is simply get a top 20 and maybe win Comeback Driver of the Season.

01 Raphael Vonlanthen - The Swiss made everybody's heads turn. All the young Manson rookies turn their heads including Cooper. Vonlanthen won a race at Darlington which is strange. Strangely, road ringers are good that those type of mechanical grip tracks. Vonlanthen got a couple of weird decision-making, but he's looking way better than Tsunemochi. I think Vonlanthen can finish in the top 10.

8 Luke Trigger/Ryan Cooper -R- - RJ Manson wanted a split car team, and he liked Ryan Cooper. So he out Trigger and Cooper on the same thing. I guess things happen for a reason. Trigger got his upset win at Talladega coming back from suspension. As for Cooper, Cooper is pretty good on the ovals, but can he keep it up. It seems like Trigger is outperformed Cooper in the split car. Trigger is changed after the 1 in 70 incident which was the biggest story last season. Sadly, Trigger will not run the 8 in the 1 in 70. The lineup is good, and the schedule is alright, but I don't see them doing well in split car. Plus, both of these drivers have bad luck. Trigger's goal is to stay away from trouble, and Cooper's goal is to finish top 5 in rookie.

15 Nasu Tsunemochi - From the land of the rising run, Tsunemochi showed the Slim Jim Series that Japan is not done yet. Some media compare him to former Slim Jim driver Richard Young. Tsunemochi was like Baskinger in comparison for his rookie award camping, but he struggled in the second half. I think Tsunemochi is a championship contender, but he needs to find pace in the second half. He will do that, because there are six road courses in the final 12 races. His goal is to final in the top 5 and maybe get drivers championship.

The Wrecking Balls:
The Wrecking Balls were having problems to get things going in the Slim Jim Series. The first two seasons were throw-aways except for the first win in Season 2 with Will Lewis. No, this is a fact. Will Lewis was the only win for the Wrecking Balls before Season 3. The first half of Season 3 was still the same as always with Maxwell Chan having 7 DNFs, Sparrow having problems with consistency, Chris Louviere being Chris Louviere. Binky Louviere has the least DNFs in the team. That's after the 1 in 70 and after Indianapolis too. If Binky Louviere is the best driver on the team, something is completely wrong. There were rumors of replacing drivers, but the team stayed put. Thank God it did. They racked up 3 wins--two by Chan and one by Sparrow. Despite 9 DNFs, Chan finished 12th in the points. It's similar to Chris's first season in the IES. Speaking of him, he had his best season in the series, finishing 18th. Peter Sparrow got an upset win at Fontana, finishing mid-field. However, he will no longer be with the team. Binky is Binky but improved position in the points from two season.

Now Season 4 is going to be a reconstruction season. The team will have a split car of Maxwell Chan and two-time IES champion Cosmic Nova. That alone is a scary thought, and they are the favorites to win split car. So The Wrecking Balls are going all out to win split car championship. Don't worry, they probably be there and leave after Season 4. Don't forget, The Wrecking Balls just have their development team. They are a season behind from the other teams in the Slim Jim Series--Nexxus, S3, Team Thunder, Hamilton. That's to name a few. None of their drivers are ready to go to Slim Jim or even IES. Sparrow is the only driver who actually has potential in the series. Other than that, they need something, and they got Chan and Nova. Chris Louviere will announce right now that he will stop driving in the Slim Jim Series after Season 5. He is trying to fix the team in the future and make Binky a functional driver. Yeah Binky is still there. Then the Wrecking Balls brought in a test driver named Raul Sanchez from Mexico. Whoa, where did that come from? I'll explain later on him. The Wrecking Balls are not championship contenders with the roster they have, but split car championship is strong possibilty.

Lineup

40 Chris Louviere - Louviere came from his best season. It's weird that he found some consistency. However, his cars tends to be nukes and go off whenever. He has some moments especially he was going for his first win. Again, Chris is not going to be the man who leading the way forever. He wants to manage without racing in the way. Without Chan running split car, Chris Louviere is the lead driver and the best driver from the team to win the championship. His goal is the same expectations as last season.

41 Maxwell Chan/Cosmic Nova - This is scary. With 10 combined wins from IES and Slim Jim and two drivers championships, this is the best split car we are going to have. So Cosmic Nova is returning to Slim Jim, and he'll probably regret it. As for Chan, he is still the man. The team announced the split car schedules for both drivers. Nova will run all road courses, a three ovals, and the 1 in 70 at Atlanta. Chan will run all the short tracks and the mechanical grip tracks like Darlington, Phoenix, and Rockingham UK. They are the favorites to win split car champion which is not a shock. That is their number one goal.

42 Raul Sanchez - Sanchez is back again. Don't forget, he drove the final two races of Season 2 for the Wrecking Balls when Will Lewis (drove for the Wrecking Balls) rejoin Infinity Motors after the Richard Young accident at Motegi. That's one way how to start your racing career. As I'm seeing right now, no one has an idea who will run Rookie of the Season since it doesn't go by points. Sanchez might not be the long-term solution. Maybe one season and he's probably going back to be a test driver again. The team though about putting in the Junior Series, but it is not confirmed. Overall, Sanchez can show what he can do. His goal is to finish top 25 in the points.

69 Binky Louviere - The only number and car that sticks out has to be Binky Louviere. It's also sad that Binky got more top 10s than DJ Kurtis in Season 3. Like LOLWHAT? So far, she's been improving each season now. Guys, it's going to happen. When and where? I don't know. That's the reason the field and the fanbase have no idea how they are going to react to Binky winning a race. I got nothing to say too much about her. Her goal is to stay out of trouble and maybe even finish in the top 30, according to her progress.

Dodge Motorsports:
What in the hell happened to Dodge Motorsports? In the first half of the season, they were struggling. Dalton almost won the opener, but the team faded. Before the 1 in 70, Dodge Motorsports and The Wrecking Balls are having a tech alliance. Somehow, the team got worse while the The Wrecking Balls got three wins in the season with two drivers finishing top 10 compare to Dodge's one. What even is this anyone? The correlation makes no sense. It's almost like a smart student who is receiving tutoring, then he or she self-implode and fails at education. It suppose to help not fail. Yet again, The Wrecking Ball engines can be a bomb rolling around the track. As for the drivers, it's a huge disappointment. Kevin Dwyer surprisingly finished in the top 20. However, Dalton and Richards are busts for Season 3. Dalton didn't performed like he did in Season 2 while Richards, fueled by the media, is overrated. I openly say Jill Richards needs to get out. As for John Johnston, this was his first full season to be normal, however, he lost to Binky by two points. He won a race at Michigan, but it wasn't official. Hey, it's something.

Season 4 lineup is roughly the same, but Dwyer is done in Slim Jim, and Dodge Motorsports are running a split car with the 10 of Shane Carter and Marco Rossi. Interesting combination, but the schedules aren't balanced properly. It's not because the owner makes bad decisions. It's their track style. You will see Carter in most of the first half while seeing Rossi in the latter half. Dalton, Johnston, and Richards are remained with the same but different for Johnston with the 7. I think Dodge Motorsports can do well in the road courses. They handle themselves pretty much especially on ovals with strong drafts. Well, to some extent. Dodge Motorsports needs to rebound this season with the promised drivers they have.

Lineup

7 John Johnston - Johnston is no longer a hazard as he was. It doesn't mean he is going to stop, however, he does manages to keep his aggression in check. Johnston isn't the most talented driver ever, but he is a role model of his progression. His biggest challenge is the road courses as he is not good at them. He depends his skills on the ovals. Johnston is one of the favorites to win Michigan and could be a points leader. He's not going to win the championship but an honor to be called that. Johnston's goal is to finish well in the points and maybe win a race or two.

9 Jill Richards - Seriously, why is she on track? It amazes how Richards is still there. Give her second season a break, because Richards was injuried and missed five races. Richards doesn't impress me and the public. The media is like "Oh yeah. Richards will have a break season" and all that stuff. They don't understand a damn thing. Richards have NEVER fished in the top 25. Season 3 was her BEST season finishing 27th. If you want to prove me wrong, Richards, give me a top 20 camping. I'll be okay with top 25.

10 Shane Carter -R-/Marco Rossi -R- - This is one of three split car teams that featured all rookies. Carter's from Louisiana, and Rossi's from Italy. Yes, another one from Louisiana. Don't we have enough? Carter did race in Slim Jim in Season 2's Japan race, but Rossi never. These two drivers are a good fit because their skill sets are unique from each other. Rossi is more aggressive while Carter is cool. Their track types are like polar opposites. Rossi is a road ringer while Carter is the man on the ovals. Their split car schedule isn't not perfect, because the way how the schedule is okay and what tracks Rossi is racing. What's wrong with Rossi? He tends to be wreck happy so it's scary to put ovals that can be dangerous like Talladega and Michigan. Their goal is to finish top 5 in split car.

19 James Dalton - He did nothing outstanding in Season 3 besides Vegas. He didn't have the production that he had in Season 2. I don't know why Dalton was like that. It can be a blessing. Since Dalton is quiet, he could be our next snake. Can he be the Dillon Young and Cale Burndfart Jr.? Absolutely! Being on camera doesn't mean anything. I never mention about Young until he had like 7 top 5's with three podiums. Dalton would do the same if he had little luck. Dalton's goal is to win Comeback Driver of the Season.

Porsche Developments:
Wilhoit Developments were a fair team with Lewis, Powers, and Sam Young. Will Lewis almost came out and contend for the championship. As for Powers, he did well in the first half but fell off in the second. For Sam, pretty much the same thing like Powers but the other way around. Powers did get cut, but Sam Young sadly got cut. Before Atlanta I believe, it was confirm that Porsche brought out Wilhoit Developments and also claim the drivers from the team. All the decisions were made by Porsche. For our first European factory, they expect to be contending with Hamilton Autosports.

Porsche Developments have to find two drivers as Will Lewis is driving in the 2. They hire Jeffery Finguy who drove for Infinity Motors in the 92. Then, they hired Ryder Smith, who is the racing with Hamilton Autosports in IES, in the 12. All the hype is really building up. It's ether a boom or a bust. Also, we are going to the European Tour II. I bet the European fans are going to support Porsche. Especially one race, we are going to Eurospeedway in Germany which is roughly about 6 hours southwest from Porsche's HQ. This could be the best contender against Hamilton Autosports.

Lineup

2 Will Lewis - Lewis is one of the best drivers in the Slim Jim Series. Even though he didn't win a race, he finishes 4th in the points. After a plagued Season 2, Will Lewis's career is in question. Even Infinity Motors wanted him back to the same car, the 31. Wilhoit came in by buying Yooper Motorsports and brough in Will Lewis. After that, Lewis got his moments, but an awesome drive for him. That is his best season yet and didn't get Comeback Driver of the Season. That award is heavily contested with Angel, Matt Duncan, and himself. I think Will Lewis can be your champion in Season 4. I really do. This is the best I have seen from Lewis yet. There are a lot of road courses so expect a couple of wins from him. His goal is to win the Season 4 drivers championship.

12 Ryder Smith -R- - Well...this is awkward. Not only Porsche is going against Hamilton, but Smith is facing against his team that he is racing with in IES. That puts pressure on Hamilton since they know Ryder Smith is a contender. Ryder is going to take that IES success and bring to Slim Jim. If it correlates to IES, his goal is to win Rookie of the Season.

92 Jeffery Finguy - I'm guessing Finguy got his wish. Even though Finguy won a race, he still complained about Infinity's car. Good news is Finguy is driving for Porsche. Finguy is a great talent in the ISCC. He will be great fit in the road courses and some ovals. The thing that I'm worried is Finguy complaining. Please, be friends with Porsche. Otherwise, you want to hang out with Baby Tribe 5000. I don't know if Finguy is an instant championship contender. So let's see if Finguy can finish in the top 15.

Red Bull Racing:
Mark Cuban Enterprises suppose to be one of the worst teams last season. Mark Cuban was never involved with racing and don't how to design a car. With an underrated lineup, we don't know. The results stand Mark Cuban Enterprises finished 8th-best team, ahead of Infinity Motors and was competing against Wilhoit Developments. This team has pride, but there are a lot of changes. After the 1 in 70, Red Bull brought out Mark's team and made Mark Cuban the team principle of Red Bull's Slim Jim program. Red Bull was part of the Junior Series but gone after one season. As for you do, Red Bull seeks some road course talent.

Red Bull Racing has to keep to drivers. They keep Chica Louviere in the 83 and Nick Pericles in the 84. Collins left for Hamilton Autosports, and Harrison Ponder has not return to the series at all. That sadden me a bit. That is also another that go compete against Hamilton Autosports. Maybe, we will see upsets by Red Bull.

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83 Chica Louviere - This strange thing finished as the worst driver for the team but still made the team. Chica is the best road ringer on the team. She has talent but didn't have the luck. Most of the time, her car was slow or gets involved in an incident. Her goal is to finish in the top 25. Chica provides no good info from Season 3. So she could be anywhere.

84 Nick Pericles - Unlike Chica, he does have info that I can talk about. Nick Pericles, two-time Slim Jim Series winner, almost got a win at Chicagoland. He's also pretty good on the road courses. I think Pericles is a dark-horse for the championship. New team, new people, new season. What can go wrong? Pericles is going to take that advantage and win himself a championship and Comeback Driver of the Season. His goal is to finish in the top 10 in the points, win Comeback Driver of the Season, and be a dark-horse choice for drivers champion.

Infinity Motors:
Infinity Motors has no Richard Young in the team. The 27 car is taken controlled by Ghettson Moore who won two races in his rookie campaign--first rookie to do so. Season 2 PJ Williams has to prove the doubters wrong, and the cursed 31 was driven by Finguy. And, it was mixed. Moore shown promise, but Williams didn't have championship that he had. Plus, he didn't really truly deserved because of Enrage's and Young's injuries. The 31 is still cursed. Infinity Motors wasn't a power house like they were in the first two seasons.

Now Season 4 came around. Williams and Moore are staying, but they are owning a split car team, the 07. And there's a lot of wrongs. Ghettson Moore's driving the 29. That's normal. The 31 is back again, and it is driven by PJ Williams. Oh crap! That's a fed flag so Williams could be cursed. More on Williams later. Then the team principle made one of the most questionable moves in ISCC history. The team hires Zachary Fitzwater and Henrietta Fitzwater to drive the split car of the 07. This is probably gonna backfire. Like why? More on the Fitzwaters later. What the hell is going on?

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07 Zachary Fitzwater/Henrietta Fitzwater -R- - Seriously! This is the most questionable ever. This could be the worst free agent pickup in ISCC history! I'm dead freaking serious! Look, look, look. Honestly, I like Zachary Fitzwater for Infinity Motors. He seems okay and run the road courses. However, getting Henrietta Fitzwater makes it questionable. I don't know what owner was thinking. They both have different different driver styles, but it doesn't help that the Fitzwaters aren't strong in the ovals. That's where Infinity is usually good at. The split car schedule is a mess. They have to split everything including road courses. I'm okay with Zachary but not Henrietta. Infinity Motors is going to regret hiring Henrietta. Also, I got report of predictions for split car championship. The top 3 are the 41, 26, and the 07--in order. First off, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?! The 07 is the THIRD-BEST SPLIT CAR TEAM?!? Welp. Look, look. Maybe I'm being too hard to Infinity as Henrietta. They could prove me wrong so I don't have to make memes. You may never with this series anymore.

29 Ghettson Moore - After that bull, Ghettson Moore has been a surprise. He finished second in rookie out of nowhere. Moore can be a good driver, but he is not the next Richard Young. I have heard rumors of Ghettson Moore to IES. Seriously, he will get crushed. Richard Young should be at IES not Moore. I think Moore should stay in Slim Jim. Moore is good at the superspeedways and road courses. Don't know why small ovals are hating him. But my expectations are low. His goal is to finish in the top 20 or 25.

31 PJ Williams - Oh boy Williams. You might end up leaving the team, because no driver has ever come back to the 31 car. Honestly, PJ Williams can break the curse of the 31. Look at Baskinger, the 48 curse was broken. Maybe the 31 curse could be broken. The success rate is still 50-50. You don't know if he is going to have a good season in the 31. Williams is going his hardest. His goal is to break the 31 curse and finish in the top 15.

The Keyblade Riders:
The Keyblade Riders have major money problems so their development of the car is shot to death. Trying to keep Kurtis and Shelly, they use the money to get those two drivers. But they don't have the money to support the car and was one of the worst teams in the season. They have two races with Kurtis and Shelly, but the damage is done. The mismanagement killed the team. It seems like Sakuraba doesn't care about the team or who they are hiring I guess.

Season 4 could be their last season. Now Sakuraba has gain money for his losses. So they have a two-car of himself and Sora Keyblade. Yes, he is back. Honestly, I don't have much to say about this in Season 4. We will develop more about them later on.

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28 BeatMax Sakuraba - From a championship contender to a horrible owner. He manages his team to the worst degree. As a driver, he is still good. If he had a decent car, he could contend. Plus, this could be his last season. He is getting his sponsorships so he can gain what he lost. His goal is to finish in the top 25 and go out with a win.

38 Sora Keyblade - Please kill him. Keyblade is going to be one of the worst drivers in the field. Keyblade is a road ringer, but the car doesn't turn worth a crap. He wants to race at Louisiana, but it is NOT on the schedule. He can go there. It's there at New Orleans. Hell, even the Gulf of Mexico is a better track. What is his goals? I don't know. I don't care about Keyblade at all. Here's a goal: Beat Princess Percle.

Baby Tribe 5000:
Oh God. The Baby Trube 5000...Oh my. They are the worst team on the grid, but they have heart. They made one change which is bring Princess Percle in place of Sean Harple. There's probably gonna be more talk about Princess in this preview for the Baby Tribe section. Jason Percle is the best driver in the team. He even got a podium at Bathurst and Talladega. Like WTF?! Still, they don't have a lot of money, and they are trying to get sponsors and save up.

Season 4 is confirmed with two things: Princess Percle is driving full-time, and they have a split car. The Percles are there, and Alex hired William Brock and Tommy Tubro. Whoa. Who are these guys? I have no idea. He gives a decent split car schedule. Also, they got Toyota. Oh my. Imagine Hamilton does a tech alliance with Baby Tribe 5000. Otherwise, Princess is going to win.

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00 Jason Percle - He has been the best driver for the team now. He is the best shot in the team to win the championship--which will never happened. Jason is good at road courses and can surprise on the ovals. I think his goal to finish in the top 30.

22 William Brock -R-/Tommy Turbo -R- - Who are these guys? From what I can tell according to them, Brock's from Georgia who is a oval driver and will race at his home state in the biggest race. For Turbo, he's from Florida who is a road ringer. I don't have too much info about these guys. They seem excited so far, but don't your hopes too much since Baby Tribe is not a power team. They probably care that they got a ride. Interesting to see those two. Their goal is to finish in the top 3 in split car (getting bold here) and don't cause any trouble.

44 Alex Percle - I bet Alex is excited for Decatur, because he won there. I'm not kidding. So far Alex caused a huge wreck in Vegas testing and took out 10 cars. Hm...good start mate. Honestly, why. Alex can be good at the ovals, please don't wreck. His goal is to not kill anyone and finish in the top 30.

55 Princess Percle - OH GOD! HELP ME! I wish I can talk her last, but Nexxus finished last in the points due the size and Pontiac is a new brand team. Here we go. Princess originally drove for Dogecoin Motorsports. That is a thing. The car has the best car ever. Best engine and best chassis. Supposedly a turbine fan car. However, though, they don't have the aero too much. Even with that, she still sucks. Then Princess replaced Harple, and she has some Tales of the Princess. In case you wondering what that is. That is when Princess has a moment on the track. Like this, she is in the white car in front of the 12 :


Yep. Her goal is to finish last in the points.

Nexxus Motorsports:
Nexxus Motorsports...where the hell did they came from? The Junior Series...they are awful, but Slim Jim...what even. So are you telling Nexxus is a good team, but they don't have a good lineup in Junior. Cale Burndfart Jr. took the final spot in Season 3 and finished in 10th! Wow. And he won a race. Like wow, he was a dark-horse for the championship, but the 1 in 70 killed his camping. Nexxus is now a threat to obtain another driver.

Nexxus is keeping Burndfart and adding James Shelly to the lineup. That's right. This team is serious right now. They could get a couple of wins in Season 4. And Shelly is a great candidate for Comeback Driver of the Season. I'm expecting Nexxus Motorsports to go the next level. They don't have the best car, but the design makes them perform brilliantly. We could see breakouts from Burndfart and Shelly.

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66 Cale Burndfart Jr. - Burndfart is a shocker for the Slim Jim Series. He won a race at Calder Park, and he could fart on the field by wither wrecking or winning a championship. It's weird. I know though about Burndfart for the championship. He is still a dark-horse pick for the championship. My expectations are about the same as the results said in Season 3. His goal is to be a dark-horse for the championship and finish in the top 10.

70 James Shelly - Shelly was like nowhere in the two seasons. He got his first career win in the Slim Jim, but The Keyblade Riders were a hot mess. Shelly made the correct call and is hanging with Nexxus. Shelly has a proper way to prove himself with stupid stuff happening. He is also a great candidate Comeback Driver. Shelly may be a snake to the field as they may sneak in good results. His goal is to be a contender for Comeback Driver of the Season.

Pontiac Racing Team:
Pontiac Racing Team is a new team so they don't have a quick recap from Season 3. Pontiac is a new factory for the Slim Jim Series, making it six total factories. Somehow, they exist, but it's Slim Jim. Their purpose is to give for those who are seeking rides and have raw talent. They got Peter Sparrow from The Wrecking Balls and hired Dajon Weeks, Henry Williams, and Chris Dodd. Looks very interesting.

Lineup

0 Peter Sparrow - So he got kicked off by their former team. So Pontiac made a sneaky move to hire Sparrow. It's a great to start off since he has experience. He also won at Fontana which is the biggest upset in Season 3. I think Sparrow can prove people that he is talented after all. I'm expecting Sparrow to finish in the top 25.

4 Henry Williams -R-/Dajon Weeks -R- - I know Weeks, but not Williams. Dajon Weeks is a cheerful driver and wanted to try his best. This is a fit for him as he got a lot to prove. As for Williams, I'm in the dark. According to him, he's from Georgia. He's friends with William Brock. He is good at short track and ovals. This is a great fit for both drivers. Will they beat the 41 and 26? Probably not. But, they could be the best from the rest. Again, I don't know about Williams on track per se, but Weeks could be a dark-horse for Rookie of the Season. The 4 team's goal is to be the best of the teams, finishing 3rd-best split car team. For Weeks, finish in the top 3 for Rookie of the Season and maybe win it.

32 Chris Dodd -R- - This is another good hire, and Dodd is very active. The 32 car's sponsorship is Tide. Pontiac brought the sponsor. Dodd is bringing another sponsor to the 32 team. That is so interesting for a rookie driver to do that. Tide will still be a sponsor, and Dodd's sponsor has not been announced. As for Dodd on the track, I have no freaking idea. He said he is from Puerto Rico, making him the first ISCC from that country to race. He is good at ovals and road courses. I think Dodd is another dark-horse rookie. Dodd's expectation is to be a dark-horse Rookie of the Season contender and maybe even win it like Weeks.

Here I have a template on who is going to win what:

Drivers Champion:
Teams Champion:
Split Car Champion:
Rookie of the Season:
Comeback Driver of the Season:
Manufacturer Champion:
The Reject:

Please read the information so you will understand what is going on. I'm curious about your predictions as I will give mine.

My predictions:
Drivers Champion: Sean Agnel
Teams Champion: Hamilton Autosports
Split Car Champion: The 41 team (Cosmic Nova and Maxwell Chan)
Rookie of the Season: Ryder Smith
Comeback Driver of the Season: Nick Pericles
Manufacturer Champion: Chevy
The Reject: Princess Percle

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Re: Season 4 ISCC Slim Jim Series Pre-Season

Post by RedViperGaming on Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:04 pm

Drivers Champion: Sean Agnel
Teams Champion: Red Bull
Split Car Champion: #41 team (Cosmic Nova and Maxwell Chan)
Rookie of the Season: Ryder Smith
Comeback Driver of the Season: Nick Pericles
Manufacturer Champion: Toyota
The Reject: Princess Percle

I couldn't have predicted this any better, Of Course Chris' is better than mine, but because of who i'm running with this is my prediction!



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Post by ThundertheDragon on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:00 pm

Drivers Champion: Sean Angel
Teams Champion: S3 Motorsports
Split Car Champion: #41 (Cosmic Nova & Maxwell Chan)
Rookie of the Season: Henry Sandfer
Comeback Driver of the Season: James Dalton
Manufacturer Champion: Chevy
The Reject: Princess Percle

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Re: Season 4 ISCC Slim Jim Series Pre-Season

Post by Finnish909 on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:06 pm

Drivers Champion: Sean Angel(For once)
Teams Champion: Porsche
Split Car Champion: 26
Rookie of the Season: Everyone else sucks compared to Ryder Smith, give it to him after Vegas.
Comeback Driver of the Season: Jeffery Finguy(Hope Porsche's gonna give him W's in his bread and brother on Roadies. And kick Zachary Fitzwater's ass as the 'True King of Road Courses')
Manufacturer Champion: Toyota
The Reject: Anyone who will be second to a winning Princess Pericle

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Re: Season 4 ISCC Slim Jim Series Pre-Season

Post by W1lhoit on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:30 pm

Drivers Champion: Sean Angel
Teams Champion: Team Thunder
Split Car Champion: 26
Rookie of the Season: Ryder Smith (Because everyone else sucks :p)
Comeback Driver of the Season: Will Lewis (Perhaps he'll finally have his shot at a title?)
Manufacturer Champion: Chevorlet
The Reject: Princess Percle (Do I need to explain?) and Ashely Brock's Engine

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Re: Season 4 ISCC Slim Jim Series Pre-Season

Post by ChrisEagor on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:53 pm

W1lhoit wrote:Drivers Champion: Sean Angel
Teams Champion: Team Thunder
Split Car Champion: 26
Rookie of the Season: Ryder Smith (Because everyone else sucks :p)
Comeback Driver of the Season: Will Lewis (Perhaps he'll finally have his shot at a title?)
Manufacturer Champion: Chevorlet
The Reject: Princess Percle (Do I need to explain?) and Ashely Brock's Engine
Yeah, I didn't clarify Comeback Driver of the Season clearly. The award is for a driver who had a horrible previous season or didn't run previous season. Typically drivers who finished 21st or below are eligible.

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Re: Season 4 ISCC Slim Jim Series Pre-Season

Post by W1lhoit on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:57 pm

ChrisEagor wrote:
W1lhoit wrote:Drivers Champion: Sean Angel
Teams Champion: Team Thunder
Split Car Champion: 26
Rookie of the Season: Ryder Smith (Because everyone else sucks :p)
Comeback Driver of the Season: Will Lewis (Perhaps he'll finally have his shot at a title?)
Manufacturer Champion: Chevorlet
The Reject: Princess Percle (Do I need to explain?) and Ashely Brock's Engine
Yeah, I didn't clarify Comeback Driver of the Season clearly. The award is for a driver who had a horrible previous season or didn't run previous season. Typically drivers who finished 21st or below are eligible.
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Re: Season 4 ISCC Slim Jim Series Pre-Season

Post by CJ Racing on Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:35 pm

I'm new here, so I'm mostly going to be making my prediction from reading the previews as well as maybe a little bit biased opinion...

Drivers Champion: Kyle Collins(I have a lot of respect for Collins, and it seems that he could be a surprise contender, if that's even possible on the best team...)
Teams Champion: Hamilton AutoSports
Split Car Champion: 26
Rookie of the Season: Henry Sandfer(Mainly because I can't pick myself and everyone else chose Ryder Smith)
Comeback Driver of the Season: Don't know about this, so I'll just put Nick Pericles
Manufacturer Champion: Chevy (Strength in numbers)
The Reject: Sora KeyBlade(Worst name ever!)

Now, I think that I should give a bit of reference to my drivers, just to add a bit of realism to it..

Chris Dodd: Calm, generally reserved, but excited when talking about sports and racing. On track he is very calm and waits for his opportunities, and most of all knows the importance of a good qualifying time. Off track his hobbies are cooking, translating articles from English to Spanish, and just enjoying time with family and friends. He enjoys talking with the media and being around the press box after the race, and is someone you can trust in to be a leader of a team if the opportunity arises.
Tommy Turbo: Excited, fast-paced, energetic. Think Stephen Curry without the stroke(or the political views...). He is extremely aggressive on the track, but makes quick friends off of it. He loves signing autographs, watching his Florida Gators, and doing all sort of charity work with different organizations. He is also a great backup spotter for anyone that needs one, and can be a great teammate for a small and up-and-coming team.

And there you go! But, I do have one more thing...

My paint schemes are done! I will PM them to you shortly Chris, but I want to mention the schemes here real quick.
The first one my version of a Tide scheme, but I also bring my new sponsor, SPYoptics sunglass!
And my second scheme is the "tribute" scheme that will be run in the 1 in 70 race. It's not a traditional tribute scheme, but it does give a tribute to the Man In Black himself, Dale Earnhardt. It brings SPYoptics "sister" sponsor Dirty Mo Radio on board, and is personally my favorite scheme to do in almost any series, except this is my first time doing it on a Pontiac, and it does have Tide as an associate sponsor.

And noe I'm done... Man that's hard to do on a phone, that's for sure!

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