PLEASE NOTE: The Lavecon Buckyball Race 2017 is a special live event only available to those attending Lavecon.
The Buckyball Racing Club, sponsored by MetaDrive Inc., presents an event to test the mettle of even the most
reckless courageous racers! Seeking information on the effects and mechanics of Frame Shift Drive Supercharging, pilots are invited to swing around and through Jackson’s Lighthouse, the bubble’s best-known neutron star. This event also commemorates beloved science fiction hero Doctor Daniel Jackson’s original discovery of the first “Stargate,” by passing through stations Carter and O'Neill.
The A* Challenge is simple: Fly from Sol (or Wolf 359) to Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy, and record your time for doing so.
Of course, this being the endurance challenge of the racing world, there's a bit more to it than that, including maintaining focus for a trip that will many hours in the cockpit, and the perils of route plotting in the galactic core.
The A* Challenge is open for the long term. Make the run at any time, with no deadline. For full details on rules and how to enter, see the race thread here.
|1 - 9 July||Double Action Jackson||Cmdr Bruski|
|22 - 30 July||Armed and Dangerous||Cmdr Edelgard von Rhein|
All race dates may be subject to change. This is necessary to enable races to avoid periods of major galactic instability. It is expected that any changes will be announced at least a week in advance of the start of each race.