| PSN ID
|Teams|| Goteki House (14,15,16)|
Eiffel Power Motorsports (G2,PC-4,17,PC-5,G3,19,R1,20,21,G3,22,SE)
|First Season||Season 14|
|Championships Won||0 (Best 2nd)|
|Special Events Won||0 (Best 3rd)|
|Destruction Derby Wins||2|
|Useful Links||Twitter Motorsport writings Facebook Forum link Garage|
Craig-o, also known as Craighypheno, CraigO, Craig O, occasionally Craig and by many other nicknames, and from Season PC-4 as Craig Woollard is a wannabe journalisty bloke from Ipswich, Suffolk. He made his Realish Racing début in the Green Turismo series, and currently drives for his own team Eiffel Power Motorsports. He made his début with the Goteki House team in mid-2014.
- 1 Driver Info
- 2 Realish Racing Career
- 2.1 Console & PC Seasons
- 2.1.1 Overview
- 2.1.2 Season 14: Green Turismo
- 2.1.3 Season 15: Chevrolet Corvette Heritage Trophy
- 2.1.4 Season PC-3: International Masters of Formula R 2.0
- 2.1.5 Season G2: 2014-15 GT Endurance Auto Racing Series
- 2.1.6 Season PC-4: V8 Australicars
- 2.1.7 Season 16: Mega GT World Tour
- 2.1.8 Season 17: Lotus Elise Anniversary Series
- 2.1.9 Season PC-5: British Sports Prototype Cup
- 2.1.10 Season G3: 2016 GT Endurance Auto Racing Series Season
- 2.1.11 Season 19: Hyper Brazilian Tourismo Mestres
- 2.1.12 Season 20: CruddyCar World Series
- 2.1.13 Season 21: Realish Racing Touring Car Championship 3
- 2.1.14 Season G4: 2017 Grand Endurance Auto Racing Series Season
- 2.2 Special Events
- 2.2.1 Overview
- 2.2.2 SE35: Kimster's Grotty Crashmas Grotto
- 2.2.3 SE36: MmmKei
- 2.2.4 SE40: Cruddy Comes to Corby
- 2.2.5 SE41: Bon Anniversaire! Classique
- 2.2.6 SE42: Bon Quatrième Anniversaire!
- 2.2.7 SE43: Realish Racing RaceRoom Racing Experience
- 2.2.8 SE45: Realish Racing Touring Car Championship Classic
- 2.2.9 SE47: GEARS World Cup
- 2.2.10 SE48: Merry Crashmas: Five Gold Rings
- 2.2.11 SE49: Formula MEME
- 2.2.12 SE52: Bon Anniversaire! Cinq
- 2.2.13 SE53: Merry Crashmas 6: Rudolph's Raffle
- 2.2.14 SE54: Realish Revival
- 2.2.15 SE55: De Nederlandse Regen Meester Trofee
- 2.2.16 SE56: Coppa di Corsa Formula Italiana
- 2.2.17 SE57: Cruddy Six
- 2.2.18 SE58: Berlingo Bingo
- 2.2.19 SE59: Bon Anniversaire! Six
- 2.3 Rivalries
- 2.1 Console & PC Seasons
- 3 Non-Realish Career
- 4 Complete Results
- 5 Achievements
Beginnings and Personal
Craig was born at Ipswich, Suffolk, exactly one day after EmTheEmu. He has remained there all his life, except for three years at university. He remains there today. He is currently looking for full-time work and to move away from the Suffolk town. Realish Racing is a welcome hobby for the guy who has nothing better to do when not looking for a job.
Craig learned how to race from a very young age through playing the Mario Kart series from the age of roughly three, something which he does still to this day. He progressed through the ranks and eventually joined the University of Essex's Mario Kart society, and was thrown straight into the Premier League in his first (and only year). He finished 7th out of 19, the best placed rookie.
Following this, and through being incredibly bored after graduating from university, he invested in a PS3 for 2014 as well as Gran Turismo 6 and begun racing online. He later joined a club. He discovered at that point that he had a knack of being slow but consistent, avoiding incident and generally making up places as a result, but whilst being slightly more likeable than Max Chilton at the same time. He also was revered for his exceptional defending abilities.
Once he learned that Realish Racing (then Really Rubbish Racing) was moving to the realms of Gran Turismo for the second half of 2014, Craig showed interest and signed up, and was signed at the eleventh hour by Goteki House following an impressive test session.
In 2014, Craig took part in the Green Turismo and Chevrolet Corvette Heritage Trophy series alongside PJ at Goteki House, International Masters of Formula R 2.0 alongside JoeSpeed with Argosport as well as in other series on GT6. He also took part in his first special event, Kimster's Grotty Crashmas Grotto with his brand new team, Eiffel Power Motorsports. This signalled the début of the team.
For 2015, Craig took part in the V8 Australicars series on Race 07 as well as the Lotus Elise Anniversary Series on Gran Turismo 6 with his team Eiffel Power Motorsports. He also took part in his final season and final race for Goteki House The team's first full race début came at GEARS Between the Lakes where he teamed up with 'former' Goteki House driver KoopaTroopa14. In the second half of 2015, Craig set about organising club race days on GT6 after official competition ended, and teamed up with tonyandmargaret for Cruddy Comes to Corby and later for the British Sports Prototype Cup. After his team mate forgot to notify him regarding his participation for the CruddyCar World Series, Craig teamed up with Kyran Parkin, who left the team in what would become yet another messy divorce.
Craig's Realish Racing career to date reflects Jacques Villeneuve's Formula One career. He fluked his way into a decent team from the off and notched up a few good results, before switching to a new team and quietly drifting off into the midfield.
IRL (In Real Life)
Craig was born in Ipswich, Suffolk where he has lived for most of his life. Outside of racing and motorsports Craig has interests in other games, most notably Pokémon and the Mario and Metroid series of games. Craig went to university at the University of Essex in 2010, to study maths. Instead, he learned Greek and what a party and what an alcohol is. Craig gained a reputation for being a proper party-goer, and although his days of partying eight nights a week are over, he still tries to fit one or two in a month. Nowadays, Craig is happy enough to have a quiet Aspall or rum with his mates.
Craig is a keen lover of most types of music, and supports the local rock and metal scene where possible. He tried to play an instrument once but failed terribly.
From 2014, Craig writes and edits for the sports website Last Word on Sports in the motorsport department. He found a hidden ability to write as a result. As a result of this, he ended up writing news for WTF1 briefly and IndyCar for F1StatBlog. In 2017, after an impressive pre-qualifying, he joined Autosport as part of their Academy programme.
Realish Racing Career
Console & PC Seasons
Season 14: Green Turismo
Craig made his debut at the really short Nurburgring circuit driving the Honda CR-Z eco-friendly Touring Car thingy. He qualified in the top half and finished fifth in his first race. He followed that up with a slightly less eyebrow-raising eleventh in the sprint race, the only time he would fail to score points all season, following a collision with fellow Craig Gustuso.
At Silverstone Stowe, Craig was involved in a controversial bit of contact with Bookoi at the end of the first race. Craig received a reprimand for being an idiot. He has since avoided causing collisions like this. The sprint race saw Craig finish fifth following a penalty to another driver, after running a poor strategy.
Craig cemented his reputation as a great racer at the Rome Street Circuit where he spent both races battling with some of the most experienced RRR members. He finished well in both races.
At the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, Craig achieved his first podium in 13 attempts, after a long battle with PJ, Alex and Scott at the start. He made a move stick and pulled out a very good handful of laps on used tyres to pull out a gap. He finished the season with a sixth place after a mistake early on.
Craig finished fifth in the championship, with a points total equal to his champion team mate before dropped scores. His consistency helped Goteki House to third in the championship. With this, he was retained by Goteki House for season 15.
Season 15: Chevrolet Corvette Heritage Trophy
Having been impressed with Craig's consistency throughout season 14, Goteki House retained Craig for the Corvette Heritage Trophy, running an unchanged line-up.
Craig started the season brightly at the Cape Ring North circuit with his first front row start and his second podium in his Really Rubbish career. On a day where he showed genuine pace he was able to hold off reigning champion DanThorn in the closing stages of the race en route to his first top 2 finish.
Craig struggled in the second race however as he struggled to make his way through the field. Nonetheless, he managed a seventh place to give Goteki House some important points early whilst his team mate PJ was absent.
Craig showed his ability once again at the Autumn Ring where he qualified and finished third in the rain. He struggled for pace in the dry however and took fifth in race 2.
At the Special Stage Route 5 Clubman circuit, Craig had arguably his worst round to date, finishing last but one in both races.
At a variable Monza, Craig achieved his first ever RlyR race victory. After starting the race on wet tyres, he managed to keep it on the black stuff far more than his competitors en route to a very emotional victory at a track he isn't too fond of. He ran out of fuel in the first race after a miscalculation by Goteki House's strategy gurus.
A lag attack ruined Craig's strong qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps. Craig ended the season as he spent much of it, battling with bookoi. He finished his second full RlyR season in third place. He also assisted Goteki House to second place in the teams' championship.
Season PC-3: International Masters of Formula R 2.0
Craig signed up towards the end of the season with the Argosport team. He struggled in his first races in the wet at Okayama, spinning off, braking his front wing and hitting a driver a lap in front of him. Oops.
Craig showed a bit more pace at Curitiba, finishing in 14th in the second race.
Season G2: 2014-15 GT Endurance Auto Racing Series
Craig paired up with Forza 4 frontrunner KoopaTroopa14 for the second half of GEARS 2014-15, driving for Eiffel Power Motorsports in an Aston Martin. Craig picked up a podium in class at Interlagos whilst a tricky time at MoSport saw a finish well down the order.
Season PC-4: V8 Australicars
Craig had a very poor event at Hidden Valley, finishing well out of the points in both races.
Adelaide produced a terrible weekend, with a disconnection in qualifying being just part of the problem. Craig missed the round at Albert Park due to other commitments, before returning to the points at Barbagallo, after a race-long battle with TommyWTF1 and Don Mateo.
Season 16: Mega GT World Tour
Season 16 was Craig's strongest to date. After missing out in the pit stops at the season opener, a collision with nOc75 in the sprint race saw Craig lose out some big points to team mate PJ. A collision with a tyre barrier in the feature race at Bathurst saw Craig's only other finish off the podium of the season. From there, Craig went ten races on the podium, securing more than anybody.
Craig achieved his first pole at Suzuka, after his rivals messed up their important first runs. He finished third in the hour-long race after being passed late by ArcticCareBear. By the end of the season, Craig was the best when it came to looking after tyres, and contributed big time to beating PJ in each of the last four races.
Craig had his best race weekend at Trial Mountain, securing pole and both victories after holding off SuperNiceBob in the second race. He claimed that his experience from Mario Kart contributed to his double victory.
Season 17: Lotus Elise Anniversary Series
Season 17 was set to be the season where Craig consistently challenged for race victories and for the championship. Alongside new team mate Don Patch, results did not come as consistently as Craig would have liked, with real-world stuff getting in the way at times too. Nonetheless, Craig managed to secure his third pole position at Silverstone, and he also managed three podiums across the season.
Season PC-5: British Sports Prototype Cup
After running without a team mate in PC-4, Craig signed up tonyandmargaret for all PC races for the near future. Whilst Craig's qualifying pace was somewhat dire compared to his team mate (being thrashed 6-0), he fared slightly better in the races. He eventually finished with 10 more points than he did in Australicars and two positions higher in the championship.
Season G3: 2016 GT Endurance Auto Racing Series Season
Craig was able to attend much of his first full season of endurance racing, although he missed a few rounds due to being stuck in traffic, annoyingly. Woefully underprepared at Abu Dhabi, Craig was able to switch to a one-stop strategy to finish just outside of the points despite crashing at the midpoint of the race. At Bathurst, Craig was warned for overly aggressive driving as he clattered jims709 late into the race. Again, he finished just outside of the points. It all came right at Suzuka though, as Craig fought hard with DanThorn early on to secure his first points of the season.
At Aragon, a circuit unfamiliar to Craig, he would fight the two Priority 1 Motorsport cars hard and would again finish well into the points, before finishing a lonely fifth at Spa in an attrition-filled race. The rounds at Sebring and Mexico City were not attended, and this compromised his team in the championship. In the final race of the season at Interlagos, an alternate strategy was used again, to finish well into the points.
Season 19: Hyper Brazilian Tourismo Mestres
The struggle with the transition from controller and Race 07 to wheel and Stock Car Extreme became rather apparent early on in the new year. Being horribly off the pace at Campo Grande to crashing out at Jacarepagua (a circuit later described by Craig as "fucking awful") yielded very little. However, with brave moves and generally keeping out of trouble, he seemed to perform slightly better in the endurance races. Craig would move further up the order as the season progressed with competitors dropping out and getting used to the steering wheel, but ultimately the pace was simply not there.
Season 20: CruddyCar World Series
"Well, at least my luck wasn't as bad as pyjames91's" was the main quote to come out of this season from Craig, the first single-seater season he has done in full. He teamed up with newcomer Kyran Parkin who missed the first two rounds. A crash on cold tyres at St. Petersburg, nonexistent pace at Barber, a costly slide at Pocono, hitting D0n Mateo at Long Beach, a crash whilst battling DanThorn at Road Atlanta, being caught up in an incident at Phoenix, a disconnection at Mid-Ohio, being caught up in an early pile-up at San Jose, getting loose at Charlotte and a lack of pace again at Watkins Glen saw Craig podiumless when the opportunities were there. What was worse, however, was that he finished behind the newly-formed Scottish National Party car driven by his now-ex team mate.
Season 21: Realish Racing Touring Car Championship 3
Craig doesn't remember much except for basically dying and rolling over in qualifying. He did pick up his first PC points and podium however.
Craig made his first console special event appearance at MmmKei. After a catastrophic set-up error, he came away with fifth overall and a podium at Matterhorn's tricky Rotenboden layout. It was the first time he appeared on track with PJ as rivals, not team mates.
SE40: Cruddy Comes to Corby
Craig was disqualified. Yeah.
In the final competitive GT6 race, and Craig's final race for Goteki, he was able to secure a podium after Pwoodg went off in the closing stages. In a race with very changeable conditions, he was able to work the weather better than some others.
However, the main BA! event did not go according to plan at all. An early collision with JoeSpeed gave Craig the 'red spanner of death' and from there on, a lack of straight line speed saw Craig run at a very uncompetitive pace at the back.
Craig was off the pace by quite some way here.
SE47: GEARS World Cup
In the first foray onto Reiza's Stock Car Extreme, Craig formed one-third of Eiffel's three-car assault on the famous Macau circuit. However, for Woollard, things did not go brilliantly. He crashed out of one race Vanthoor-style, and didn't perform brilliantly in the other.
Part of this event was a little bit patchy, but apparently Craig was often winning the 'Heavy Hitter' bonus points, and even beat Lemming77 to be Demolition Derby Overlord. Fuck knows what happened in the Lawn Mower Derby though.
SE49: Formula MEME
In a livery brilliantly designed by TommyWTF1, Craig was unable to deliver any real result, citing his inexperience with SCE and his wheel as his 'excuses'. He qualified poorly at the less-shit ye olde Jacarepagua, having thought that it was only a practice session, and managed to crash at least once in each of the four races. He did, however, come home just outside of the ye olde points at the hardcore Oesterrichring.
SE52: Bon Anniversaire! Cinq
Craig had no pace, got passed by GT cars and then disconnected. Not his finest hour.
There was crashing. There was rum. There was Quiplash 2 afterwards. There was a podium despite not completing a single lap.
SE54: Realish Revival
Fire. Fire everywhere. The Alpine was shit though. Because France.
It was moist. The Badge of Shame happened.
SE57: Cruddy Six
SE58: Berlingo Bingo
SE59: Bon Anniversaire! Six
Craig's first major on-track rival was the vastly-experienced Bookoi. The two first met on track on the final corner at the crappy Silverstone Stowe Circuit, where Craig took the POWA driver out. Things improved from then on though, and the two fought hard but fair through the remainder of Green Turismo and in the Chevrolet Corvette Heritage Trophy with the odd bout from time to time on the PC too.
The first person you must beat is your team mate. Whilst Craig and PJ worked hard together in an attempt to achieve the best result for Goteki House as possible, the two tried to beat each other as often as possible. It was clear who was quicker in Green Turismo and in the Mega GT World Tour, but by the end of their partnership and in the Corvettes Craig had the upper hand. In their last race as team mates and rivals, Craig finished ahead of PJ.
As part of the epic Kaibutsu/Eiffel rivalry, Lin and Craig end up wheel-to-wheel more often than not. The two usually are incredibly close in qualifying, and usually lined up alongside each other in the V8 Australicars series and on occasion in the British Sports Prototype Cup. This rivalry is very much ongoing.
Then team mates, Craig and Neil met on-track in the latter's début race at Brands Hatch, with Craig just finishing ahead of Neil. Since then, the two have been incredibly close on track, although Neil had a clear advantage over one lap. After Neil set off to form his own stupid, inferior team, the rivalry is more intense than ever.
Another rivalry from Gran Turismo is Craig's rivalry with ArticCareBear. The two fought for the runner-up spot in the Mega GT World Tour, and with CareBear finally moving over to the PC side, the two agreed to team up. The rivalry is more prominent on club nights at the moment, but keep an eye out on this one in 2016 and beyond.
Series & Championships
Not all Realish Racing events feature qualifying.
For Season 15, each round featured a different vehicle. The following vehicles were used in order:
- Corvette Convertible '54
- Corvette Coupe '63
- Corvette Stingray Convertible '69
- Corvette GRAND SPORT '96
- Corvette Z06 '04
- Corvette ZR1 LM Race Car '09
- Corvette Stingray '14
- * Craig originally qualified third at Willow Springs but the result was null and void due to issues beyond the club's control.
Bold - Pole Position
Italics - Fastest Lap
(Brackets) - Dropped Scores
* Season in Progress
- Races in bold have double or triple points awarded.
- The final round of the Hyper Brazilian Tourismo Mestres was scheduled for 36 laps, but the race was abandoned before 75% distance was reached. Half points (i.e. normal points as it was scheduled as a double points race) were awarded.
Non-RlyR Championship Results
The following results are not applied to Craig's Realish Racing career.
Note that the Mario Kart Society used a football-style points system of three points for a victory, one for a draw and zero for a loss. 'Races' consisted for four races, and having more points than your opponent gave you a 1-0 victory. With four victories from four races, you achieved a 3-0 win. Draws resulted in a score of 1-1. Not showing up was an instant 3-0 loss.
The Mario Kart Cup was a knock-out tournament. Craig finished in the play-offs but missed out after a poor race at Baby Park. Stupid Baby Park.