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The Raspberry Racers are a team which debuted in the 2018 Winter Marble League. Their 2018 season was seen as the second best rookie team of the year, behind only the Hazers. In the 2018 off-season, they won the A-Maze-ing Marble Race, making them one of the potential title contenders for the Marble League. They indeed went on to win Marble League 2019.

Team MembersEdit

Razzy, Rezzy, Rizzy, Rozzy and Ruzzy are the original members of the Raspberry Racers and are the current members of the team. Razzy was promoted to team captain in 2019.

2018 Team 2019 Team 2020 Team
Razzy Razzy Captain Razzy Captain
Rezzy Rezzy Rezzy
Rizzy Rizzy Rizzy
Rozzy Rozzy Rozzy
Ruzzy Ruzzy Ruzzy
Color Meaning
Team Member
Reserve Member
Injured

Members Timeline Edit

CoachesEdit

Coach From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Berry 15 March 2019[1] present 31 1 4 4 8 2019 Marble League Champion
2020 Marble League Friendly Winner Edit

HistoryEdit

Pre-Marble LeagueEdit

The Raspberry Racers come from the city of Rubow in Central Europe, which is renowned as the raspberry capital of the world, as seen with the many raspberry farms within its vicinity. The four original members of the team were Razzy, Rezzy, Rizzy and Rozzy. The team were later joined by Barry as they started competing in the Fruit Circuit, during which they developed a rivalry with the Limers, who hail from the city of Sotsevsa, which is in fact not quite far away from Rubow.

In 2015, when Jelle and Dion Bakker announced the Marble League, Greg Woods announced that the Fruit Circuit would enter the final season. The Bakker brothers reserved three spots in Marble League 2016 for the top three Fruit Circuit teams. The Raspberry Racers were doing very well until an incident in the third-to-last race, where Razzy briefly crashed just after launching off the starting gate. He could not recover his position and ended up in sixth. After the end of the race, he confronted Slimelime in a fit of rage and accused him of blocking him at the starting gate.

By the end of the penultimate race of the season, the Raspberry Racers had been comfortably sitting within the top three all along, standing right behind the Limers in the standings at the time. The team decided to have Barry represent them in the final race through a winery in Southern Europe. Unfortunately, during the race, Barry overshot a curve and went off the road. This mishap allowed Mellow Yellow and the O'rangers to overtake the Raspberry Racers into the final standings, denying them a spot in Marble League 2016.

The Raspberry Racers were distraught that they had failed to qualify for the Marble League, and proceeded to fire Barry for his failure in the final Fruit Circuit race. Meanwhile, Razzy, Rezzy, Rizzy, and Rozzy returned to Rubow to visit their families, after which the four seemingly retired from marble racing. Even after the team disbanded, it soon became clear that the four still wanted to race, and so they decided to participate in the Hubelino Tournament.

Razzy and Rozzy joined the Bluefastics, while Rezzy and Rizzy joined the Valiant Violets. The four trained hard as preparation for the Hubelino Tournament 2016. During the tournament, neither teams were doing quite well, even though they did manage to win some medals. A string of shaky performances, apart from those medals, saw the Bluefastics and the Valiant Violets conclude the tournament in sixth and eighth, respectively.

During this time, Razzy, Rezzy, Rizzy, and Rozzy were secretly training together, hoping to get themselves into the Marble League. A month after the Hubelino Tournament 2016 ended, the four left their teams and regrouped with Ruzzy, who had regularly joined them in their training sessions beforehand. The Raspberry Racers were back after a long hiatus, and Ruzzy had became their reserve member.[2]

2018Edit

The Raspberry Racers were invited to take part in the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers, where they ended up in Group C, competing against, among many others, the rival Limers. The team had a poor start to the qualifiers, coming 6th in Curling and 4th in Snow Race. Razzy later made up for it by finishing first in 5 Meter Ice Dash, and the team jumped to second behind the Balls of Chaos. After the final event of the qualifiers, Halfpipe, they remained in second with 22 points. Meanwhile, the Limers also qualified for Marble League 2018 in fourth.

Unfortunately, the Raspberry Racers had a poor start to Marble League 2018, with two bottom half finishes in the first two events. However, the team were not deterred and started to make amendments. They proceeded to perform well in the next four events, finishing fifth in Event 3, Halfpipe, and coming in fourth in the next two events, Bobsled and Speed Skating. The team rose to 11th overall.

The next event, Team Pursuit, saw the Raspberry Racers face off against their rivals, the Limers, in the semifinal. The two teams were neck-and-neck for the whole race, until the Raspberry Racers pulled ahead at the end and won the race by two-hundredth-a-second. The team advanced to the final, only to lose to the Snowballs. This earned the team their first ever Marble League medal, a silver, and jumped to 5th place overall. This event brought the team together and made them feel truly united. Sadly, Rizzy had a poor performance in the next event, Snow Rally. Even though she still managed to beat Lemonlime, who was also performing poorly, Rizzy finished in 15th. The Raspberry Racers dropped to 7th overall.

The next event, Snowboard Cross, saw the Raspberry Racers and the Limers get into the final, with Rozzy finishing first ahead of Sublime in their heat. Unfortunately, she tired out in the final and finished in 7th, while Sublime went on to pull an upset win and claim a gold medal. The two teams faced off against each other once again in the next event, Curling, in the quarterfinals. Rozzy got her revenge, knocking Sublime off the house. The Raspberry Racers went on to the next round, and later beat the O'rangers for the bronze medal, putting the team into 6th in the standings.

The Raspberry Racers continued to assure their dominance over the Limers in the final three events. With a strong sixth place finish in Event 10, Biathlon, and a solid fifth place finish for Rizzy in Event 12, Sand Mogul Race, the team ended Marble League 2018 in eighth overall, losing out to the host Snowballs for seventh place in medal tally. They were very happy with the result, especially because they had, in fact, done much better than the Limers all along.

The Raspberry Racers had a busy offseason to boot, participating in the 100 Meter Water Race, where Rezzy, who had never participated in any individual event of Marble League 2018, finished in a mediocre 13th place. However, the team performed exceptionally in the Amazing Maze Marble Race and won the tournament, foreshadowing their dominance in the next year. The team declined the invitation to participate in the Hubelino Tournament 2018 as they kept an eye on Marble League 2019.[2]

2019Edit

The Raspberry Racers participated in the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers with their coach, Berry. The team started on a sour note, coming in 19th in Funnel Race. However, they started to turn things around by coming 4th in Block Pushing, moving them up to 13th place. They followed this up with a seventh place finish in Relay Race. This put the team into the exact qualifying threshold in 12th.

Unfortunately, this event was marked with controversy. During the Raspberry Racers' heat, Team Primary DNF'd. A fight inexplicably broke out between Raspberry Racers and Team Primary fans. Former team member Barry, who was watching from the stands, got caught in the fight. But that incident didn't matter to the Raspberry Racers as they went on to end their qualifiers with a fifth place finish for Razzy in the final event, Underwater Race, finishing in 8th overall and qualifying for Marble League 2019. The Limers, on the other hand, failed to qualify, losing out to the Chocolatiers for the final qualifying spot by three points.

The Raspberry Racers went on to become the most consistent of all teams in Marble League 2019. In fact, the team started strong with with a fifth place finish for Rezzy in Event 1, Underwater Race, and a silver medal for Razzy in Event 2, Funnel Race. In said event, Razzy was doing very well in the final, staying in the final funnel for 34 seconds before losing to Speedy of the Savage Speeders. The Raspberry Racers jumped to second in the standings.

The Raspberry Racers had a flip-flop between good and bad performances in the next four events, moving back and forth between third and fifth in the standings. The team finished in a disappointing 14th place in Event 3, Balancing, but later managed to win their second silver medal in the next event, Gravitrax Slalom. Then, Rozzy faltered in Event 5, 5 Meter Sprint, finishing in 9th. However, the team kept pushing and won a bronze medal in the next event, Relay Run.

At this point, the Raspberry Racers would start to dominate the season. The team jumped to second following their fourth place finish in Event 7, Block Pushing. Rizzy followed this up by winning the team another bronze medal in Event 8, Summer Biathlon. The Raspberry Racers took the lead in the standings as a result, and they had won more medals than every other team in the tournament so far.

The Raspberry Racers proceeded to keep this up in the next three events, starting with Razzy winning a silver medal in Event 9, Hurdles Race. Unfortunately, the team surprised the audience by failing to replicate their victory in the Amazing Maze Marble Race in Event 10, Hubelino Maze. Their tenth place finish notwithstanding, the team remained in the lead, and Rozzy went on to win a bronze medal in Event 11, Dirt Race.

However, the Raspberry Racers came to notice there was one team who had consistently been close to their position in the standings – the Green Ducks, who emerged throughout the season as a rookie sensation. The Green Ducks went on to steal the lead from the Raspberry Racers following their win in Event 12, Rafting. Then came the next event, Elimination Race. The Raspberry Racers chose Rezzy to represent them in the event. In the final of the event, it was down to her, Ducky of the Green Ducks, and Red Eye of the Crazy Cat's Eyes. Rezzy emerged victorious in the final as both her opponents crashed out, winning her team their first ever gold medal.

A fourth place finish for Rizzy in Event 14, Surfing, took the Raspberry Racers back into the lead in the standings. The team proceeded to stay in first for the remainder of the tournament, with a fifth place finish in Event 15, Collision, followed by a fourth bronze medal for Razzy in the final event, Sand Rally. The Raspberry Racers had won Marble League 2019. This victory was a proof of the team's consistency that kept them within the top five, and also enabled them to set a record number of medals within a single Marble League season – they had won a medal in half of the events of the season.

While harvesting raspberries from the Von Neuman Farm in Tumbletown, a town on the outskirts of Rubow, the Raspberry Racers received an invite from the JMRC for Marbula One Season 1. The team accepted and selected Razzy, "Rider in Rose", and Rezzy, "Framboise Flash", to represent them. Given their recent success in the Marble League, namely that they were the reigning champions, expectations were really high for the Raspberry Racers. They were also selected to host the seventh Grand Prix at the Razzway.[2]

2020Edit

At first, Razzy was able to fulfill the expectations for his team. In his debut at the Savage Speedway Grand Prix, he qualified in 6th. During the race, he was able to get into the top five at one point, but then dropped down and finished the race in 7th. Rezzy made her debut at the O'raceway Grand Prix. She qualified in 3rd, but unfortunately dropped to 8th by the end of the race, putting the Raspberry Racers in 8th overall.

The Raspberry Racers never managed to rebound from this. Razzy failed to score any points at the Momotorway Grand Prix and the Short Circuit Grand Prix. Rezzy, on the other hand, managed to earn 9 points total at the Hivedrive Grand Prix and the Greenstone Grand Prix, with a 6th and 10th place finish respectively. The team dropped to 14th in the team standings.

Razzy finished his season in Tumbletown at his home track, the Razzway Grand Prix. The race was notorious for featuring the season's only red flag and a fan invasion. Despite rumors, Coach Berry confirmed the invading fan was not Barry. Razzy qualified in 14th, but managed to climb to 9th by the end of the race, earning two points. Unfortunately, the Raspberry Racers fell to 15th place in the team standings. Rezzy finished her season with a 7th place finish at the Midnight Bay Grand Prix, lifting the Raspberry Racers back to 14th place, one place and two points ahead of their rivals, the Limers.

Fans were really disappointed, especially since they had been expecting so much for the Raspberry Racers to do well in Marbula One. But team coach Berry stressed the differences between the Marble League and Marbula One, one of which is the fact that the latter lacks team events. He also claimed that both Razzy and Rezzy had the relevant skills, as shown by their performances in Marble League 2019, but they weren't ready to translate that to Marbula One yet. In fact, Berry had already promised that his team would do well in Marble League 2020.[2]

After auto-qualifying for Marble League 2020, the Raspberry Racers got a silver in Event 1: Balancing, with a respectable 355. They faltered against the Minty Maniacs in Halfpipe, only grabbing 9th and falling to 4th place overall. Rezzy participated in Funnel Endurance in Group B. He made contact with multiple marbles in the final funnel, lost quite a bit of speed, and just barely missed out on the 8-marble final, finishing 9th again.

Marble League 2018 Edit

Main article: Marble League 2018
RR18

2018 Raspberry Racers logo

QualifiersEdit

The team finished 2nd in their group and qualified for the Winter Marble League. They competed in Group C.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Curling All First Round Loss 6th 3 6th
Snow Race Rizzy DNF 4th 5 7th
5 Meter Ice Dash Razzy 4.87 sec. 1st 8 2nd
Halfpipe All 38.60 sec. 3rd 6 2nd

Main TournamentEdit

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standings
5 Meter Ice Dash Razzy 5.16 sec. 14th 2 14th
Ski Jump Rozzy 113.9 cm 10th 6 14th
Halfpipe All 28.10 sec. 5th 11 12th
Bobsled All 13.66 sec. 4th 12 11th
Speed Skating Ruzzy 30.87 sec. 4th 12 8th
Team Pursuit All 30.97 sec. 2nd 20 5th
Snow Rally Rizzy 52.16 sec. 15th 1 7th
Snowboard Cross Rozzy 57.75 sec. 7th 9 7th
Curling All 3rd Place Winner 3rd 15 6th
Biathlon All 23.47 sec. 6th 10 6th
Ice Hockey All Heat Loss 15th 1 9th
Sand Mogul Race Rizzy 6.25 sec. 5th 11 8th

Other 2018 Competitions Edit

The Raspberry Racers took part in two other competitions in 2018: the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race.

Event Participant Final Result Place
100 Meter Water Race Rezzy 4:06.76 13th
Amazing Maze Marble Race All 43 pts 1st

Marble League 2019 Edit

Main article: Marble League 2019
Raspberry Racers Logo

Raspberry Racers' original logo for the 2019 season, designed by Hersh.

Raspberry Racers Pim Logo

Raspberry Racers' logo, designed by Pim Leurs.

QualifiersEdit

The Raspberry Racers got off to a mediocre start in the qualifiers, but they bounced back with 3 top 7 finishes in the other events the qualify for the 2019 tournament.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Rezzy 0:47.40 19th 1 19th
Block Pushing All 107.5 cm 4th 15 13th
Relay Race All 10.33 sec. 7th 12 12th
Underwater Race Razzy (C) 28.78 sec. 5th 14 8th

Main TournamentEdit

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Underwater Race Rezzy 15.13 sec. 5th 11 5th
Funnel Race Razzy (C) 2:06.86 2nd 20 2nd
Balancing All 199 cm 14th 2 5th
Gravitrax Slalom All 8.63 sec. 2nd 20 3rd
5 Meter Sprint Rozzy 6.140 sec. 9th 7 5th
Relay Run All 10.514 sec. 3rd 15 3rd
Block Pushing All 64.3 cm 4th 12 2nd
Summer Biathlon Rizzy 32.065 sec. 3rd 15 1st
Hurdles Race Razzy (C) 8.763 sec. 2nd 20 1st
Hubelino Maze All 62 10th 6 1st
Dirt Race Rozzy 1:21.00 3rd 15 1st
Rafting All 37.72 sec. 6th 10 2nd
Elimination Race Rezzy 16.08 sec. 1st 25 2nd
Surfing Rizzy 49.92 4th 12 1st
Collision All Quaterfinal Loss 5th 11 1st
Sand Rally Razzy (C) 2:00.65 3rd 15 1st

Marbula One Season 1Edit

Main article: Marbula One Season 1

The Raspberry Racers took part in Marbula One Season 1. The team consisted of Razzy and Rezzy.

Season Entrant SAV ORA MOM HOR GDK TBO RSP MNW Points Points
S1 Razzy 7th 14th 12th 9th 28th (8) 14th (27)
Rezzy 8th 6th 10th 7th 19th (19)
Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Position
Time Place Points Overall
Standing
Razzy
Standing
Rezzy
Standing
Savage Speedway Razzy 6th 5:30.61 7th 6 7th 7th -
O'raceway Rezzy 3rd 5:25.52 8th 4 8th 13th 15th
Momotorway Razzy 12th 5:50.28 14th 0 10th 16th 17th
Hivedrive Rezzy 6th 5:36.72 6th 8 9th 20th 16th
Greenstone Rezzy 12th 6:06.81 10th 1 13th 23rd 19th
Short Circuit Razzy 16th 5:34.72 12th 0 14th 27th 20th
Razzway Razzy 14th 5:37.43 9th 2 15th 28th 24th
Midnight Bay Rezzy 7th 7:59.19 7th 6 14th 28th 19th

Marble League 2020Edit

Main article: Marble League 2020

Friendly RoundEdit

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Block Pushing All 58.6 cm 2nd 4 2nd
Funnel Endurance Razzy 2:24.11 1st 7 1st
Balancing All 340 cm 2nd 4 1st
5 Meter Sprint Rozzy 5.245 sec. 1st 7 1st

Main Events Edit

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Balacing All 355 cm 2nd 20 2nd
Halfpipe All 56.32 9th 7 4th
Funnel Endurance Rezzy 2:04.30 sec 9th 7 4th

ResultsEdit

Marble League ResultsEdit

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2018 12 0 1 1 2 8th 110
2019 16 1 3 4 8 1st 216
2020 16 Qualified N/A N/A

Marbula One ResultsEdit

Season Grands
Prix
Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
S1 8 0 0 0 0 14th 27

Team Members' Individual Scores Edit

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Razzy Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
5 Meter Ice Dash (2018)
Funnel Race (2019)
Hurdles Race (2019)
Sand Rally (2019)
0 gold medals
2 silver medal
1 bronze medals
57 pts
Rezzy Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Underwater Race (2019)
Elimination Race (2019)Funnel Endurance (2020)
1 gold medals
0 silver medal
0 bronze medals
43 pts
Rizzy Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Snow Rally (2018)
Sand Mogul Race (2018)
Summer Biathlon (2019)
Surfing (2019)
0 gold medals
0 silver medal
1 bronze medals
39 pts
Rozzy Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Ski Jump (2018)
Snowboard Cross (2018)
5 Meter Sprint (2019)
Dirt Race (2019)
0 gold medals
0 silver medal
1 bronze medals
37 pts
Ruzzy Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Speed Skating (2018) 0 gold medals
0 silver medal
0 bronze medals
12 pts

Italics - As reserve member

GalleryEdit

Trivia Edit

  • The Raspberry Racers are the only team from the Fruit Circuit that did not initially compete for the Marble League to compete for competition in a later season.

References Edit

  1. Skystrykr (15th March 2019). 2019 Marble League - Team Members. Reddit.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Stynth (27th March 2020). RetRollSpective – Raspberry Racers. Marble Sports.
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