Welcome to Week 22 of the Too Much Racing Game!
An interesting week! A great IndyCar race with a deserving winner, and I saw the latter half of an interesting Cup race where there was a mix of strategy and all sorts. You should be able to read more of my thoughts of the weekend in a day or two in another post.
Racing this week:
Formula 1 – Valencia, Spain;
Sprint Cup – Loudon, New Hampshire;
Usual restrictions apply, pick up to 10 drivers, no more than 7 from one race. Note that the Cup race is on a road course and some of the drivers have changed – more on that later.
The cutoff is Saturday 26th June at 4.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1), that’s 11.59pm Friday night US EDT.
For the full results from Week 20, read on.
How To Enter
1. Reply to this post.
2. List up to 10 drivers, with no more than 7 from a single event.
3. Send your entry before the stated deadline. You can make as many changes as you like until the closing point, I’ll take your last entry.
Most weeks feature 2 or 3 races, some weeks may have more than that and some may only have one. There’s not a rule stating you have to choose a driver in each race, any combination of up to 10 drivers is accepted.
On to the results!
Top Tens – Week 21
|Week 21||IndyCar||NASCAR Cup|
|1||50||Tony Kanaan||Jimmie Johnson|
|2||40||Helio Castroneves||Robby Gordon|
|3||35||EJ Viso||Kevin Harvick|
|4||32||Ryan Briscoe||Kasey Kahne|
|5||30||Will Power||Jeff Gordon|
|6||28||Scott Dixon||Marcos Ambrose|
|7||26||Vitor Meira||Greg Biffle|
|8||24||Ryan Hunter-Reay||Boris Said|
|9||22||Graham Rahal||Tony Stewart|
|10||20||Danica Patrick||Juan Pablo Montoya|
Points Awarded – Week 21
I was lucky enough to win this week, with Sebastian, Speedgeek and James very close behind, the latter two tied using different strategies. Good to see James get straight back into the swing of things!
The bottom three were carryover entries, unfortunately Jackie’s didn’t include any drivers racing this week.
Overall it was quite close between all of us, given some were affected more than others by the Busch brothers’ early exit and Franchitti’s lower than expected score.
Overall Standings – Week 21
I’ve cut Sebastian’s lead by six points but that difference is incidental in the bigger picture. The Speedgeek has retaken the position lost to RG last week. It is interesting that the top three overall were once again among the top scorers of the week – it seems consistency is the key.
No other changes in the leaderboard this week.
Results sheets are available on the TMR drop.io.
Coming Up – Week 21
Another fairly straightforward week with just the two events:
Formula 1 – If you’re looking for a cure for insomnia, watch the European GP from Valencia. I’ve liked F1 this year and Canada was spectacular, unfortunately we go from there into one of the most boring events on the schedule. Let’s hope those supersofts start disintegrating early again.
Sprint Cup – The flat oval of Loudon in New Hampshire is this week’s venue. Go to nascar.com for more info.
I think that’s everything, any questions just ask in the comments!
[Photo: Marcos Ambrose leads Jimmie Johnson in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma before throwing away an almost certain win. © 2010 Getty Images all rights reserved, via Picapp free images for bloggers]