The ever popular Dynamite Dexter has offered to lend vehicles to anyone willing to help beat back the mutant incursions. Jake the Mechanic was also asked to help sponsor Somerset`s defence, but apparently he would rather sell his own mother than part with any cars for free.
`I`d rather sell my own mother` he said.
`The first I knew about it, there was a lot of shouting and the unmistakable rattling cough of gatling gun fire right outside the tavern` said Dynamite Dexter, local tavern owner.
`We almost never see this around here, well defended as we are by all those righteous vigilante groups.
`So then I ran out front, along with those of my clientele that were still conscious and hadn`t drank too much of that Cactus-mash spirit I got in earlier that day.
`There was a bunch of pickups fighting right there in the marketplace, and a couple of burning wrecks in front of the tavern. I sure hope someone does something about this, or before we know it this place is gonna be as bad as those two truckstops down south. We`re supposed to be civilized folk around here!`
Well, headed straight back for Elmsfield with the loot they were waylaid by a large group from Hammerstein. The boxvan`s engine went first, and it was unable to bring its rear-mounted Cannon to bear on the opposition.
A mighty scrap in the middle of the road as the Crushers tried to cut and run for town; long-time gang leader Steve Jackson was getting pummelled and new member Jim Reid was nearly down too.
This was enough, and the Crushers surrendered their vehicles. A costly excursion, with losses above 100k. A harsh lesson about getting greedy with the loot. A beat-up boxvan is a deathtrap.
The most active gang on the deathsport circuit has been Ricky Ranjits Raiders. Their most favoured type of event has been the combat, although they have also competed in numerous deathrace events.
Out of town, the most busy squads have been:
The current leaders of Evan`s major leagues are as follows:
Somerset Combat League - Advanced Research labs
There is currently one minor league in progress also:
Northern Semi-Pro Combat League - Advanced Research labs
This list shows just who has been winning the most lucrative prizes on the circuits and arenas of Evan, during the past month.
1. Forsaken: $98379.
Last time we heard of him, he had been spotted South-West of Badlands TruckStop, travelling on the road to the infamous Firelight town, home of all scum and mutants of Evan.
Despite his terrible writing style - and very poor sense of humor-, we enjoyed to ask him to make coffee and clean the office, among other things.
So please, if you have seen this man - bold, purple shirts with cigars in each hand-, send a messenger to The Gazette, main office, Elmsfield.
We are almost out of coffee!
Let no one say it was the car that killed Tom `The Mongoose` McEwen. Tom McEwen drove his beloved Roadrunner every day for the last months of his life. He knew it like an old friend, a trusted ally, a gentle lover. He knew it like he knew himself, and trusted it with his life. Many things might have brought about the demise of The Mongoose, but it was not his car.
It was the flaming oil that killed him. Laid down by his own hands, like so many times before, but this time, far too accurate. He could have choosen no point along the Northern Desert track where the oil could have been more devastating. The tires painted the ground below in a patchwork of dancing flames and blossoming black as Tom and the Roadrunner skidded, and headed for the wall.
He hit the barrier at 145 miles per hour, and when the Roadrunner finally came to a rest, Tom McEwen had long since passed from this world.
I never saw my father lose control of a car. To this day, and for every day for the rest of my life, I will hold on to the firm belief that The Mongoose simply wanted to know just how close to the edge of the abyss he and his beloved Roadrunner could dance, and that every time he stepped out onto the tracks, he knew he could not rest until he had danced just a little bit closer. And another few steps closer.
I believe my father finally leaped the chasm of that vast abyss. And I believe he is still dancing, on his way to heaven.
No, let no one say it was the car that killed Tom McEwen.
Let them say it was the car that gave Tom McEwen life.
- Tom McEwen II of the Gearjammers, son, comrade, and one of many who will always remember Tom `The Mongoose` McEwen
Katherine Rounds of THE EMPIRE died at Pathway to Darkness.
I was there when Connie Stafford of R.Inc. died. It wasn`t pretty. But neither was Connie. But it was one hell of a fight. Connie might have met her end out on the Highway to Hell, but her enemies found hell on the highway that day - A member of the Edgerunners who wishes to remain anonymous
Christopher Chang of Counter died at Somerset Rally Circuit.
Geoffrey Shows of SD Rollers died at Scattered Grounds.
Jim Arbour of Gearjammers died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.
Julia Childs of Twisted Sisters died at Scattered Grounds.
Bonnie Parker of Twisted Sisters died at Scattered Grounds.
Rachael Ray of Twisted Sisters died at Scattered Grounds.
Milton Clark of Riotous Assembly died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.
Elizabeth Hobbs of Team Bansi died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.
Sun Jordan of Team Bansi died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.
Robert Gibbons of Team Bansi died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.
Ann Eccles of Advanced Research labs died at Northern Farm Land.
Michael Hessler of SplashandBurn died at Highway to Hell.
Cleo Dunn of SplashandBurn died at Forever Yellow Skies.
Freddie MacDonald of SplashandBurn died at Forever Yellow Skies.
Jorge Borges of SD Rollers died at Scattered Hills.
James Jankowski of Bionic Coal Robot Smasher Regi died at Blown With the Wind.
Richard Adams of Bionic Coal Robot Smasher Regi died at Blown With the Wind.
Chuck Yeager of Gearjammers died at Lost Oasis.
Galen Yoder of Gearjammers died at Lost Oasis.
Leah Staton of Twisted Sisters died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.
Bessie Devitt of R.Inc. died at Somerset Arena.
Mao Chew of Ironmoon died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.
Mary McClendon of Smoke me a kipper died at Pathway to Darkness.
Stephan Armstrong of Barna Bombers died at Somerset Arena.
Bess Jones of Barna Bombers died at Somerset Arena.
Rick James of Advanced Race Labs died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.
Rafael Jacquez of Bionic Coal Robot Smasher Regi died at Blown With the Wind.
Thomas Dailey of Thug Matrix died at Northern Farm Land.
Nancy Clements of NPC died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.
Babette Korn of Team Bansi died at Lost Oasis.
Zelda Bate of Ricky Ranjits Raiders died at Pathway to Darkness.
Kurtis Blow of SD Rollers died at Gates of Somerset.
Gordon Miller of Forsaken died at Road to Somerset.