Welcome to Week 5 of the Too Much Racing Game!
This post contains a quick-start summary for entries to Week 5, the results from Week 4, and a few notes about Week 5’s racing.
There is only one race this week and that’s NASCAR Sprint Cup at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. All you have to do is pick 7 Cup drivers in a reply to this post. The deadline is Friday 26th February at 11.59pm GMT (that’s 6.59pm US Eastern). I’m hoping to attract a few more entries when the F1 and IndyCar seasons start in a fortnight, so get an entry in now to get a head-start even if you don’t know anything about Cup!
For the full results from Week 4, read on.
If you are new to the game, it is simply this: Make a weekly pick of up to 10 drivers from a mix of racing series.
You might be a specialist in one championship and know nothing about the others – it doesn’t matter, just pick some names you’ve heard of and use your specialism wisely.
You might know a small amount about lots of series – it doesn’t matter, hopefully this game will help you learn more.
Don’t worry if you didn’t enter the first few weeks – there can be big differences in scoring from week to week so you have the chance to catch up, or how about just playing for fun?
How To Enter
1. Reply to this post.
2. List up to 10 drivers, with no more than 7 from a single event. In weeks with only one event you may pick a total of 7 drivers.
3. Send your entry before the stated deadline, usually some time on a Friday. You can make as many changes as you like until the closing point, I’ll take your last entry.
Further information can be found on the game sub-page.
Scores from Week 4
Top Ten Finishers
|Pos.||Points||NASCAR Cup – Fontana
Jimmie Johnson is back on top after a poor opener at Daytona, and this seems to be something of a more representative finishing order generally – of course anything can happen in NASCAR. I plan to include the top finishers every week and I hope this’ll make the scoring a little clearer when you compare it to your entry – we can’t all check the results of every series included in the game!
Points Awarded This Week
Well done James! Our ‘resident’ NASCAR experts are up top this week as you might expect, while perhaps the rest of us are just trying to hang on until the other series start!
We have a new leader as this week’s winner also takes the overall lead, chased by Speedgeek who knocks RG into 3rd. Sebastian and Sean are making serious progress now, very nearly scoring twice the points of their immediate competition. Startledbunny was the only non-entrant this week and his carryover entries only netted 3 points (it would be worth entering an all-NASCAR team to pick up more carryover points!).
You can see the difference between a good score and a bad score, and this is just with a single race, so there’s definitely hope for anyone still wishing to enter who hasn’t yet done so. Join us! Finally, a huge thank you to those who have entered so far, I really think the strategic element is yet to come and I hope you enjoy it.
This is another NASCAR-only week for the game, as the Cup series visits Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While the entry list is here you may prefer to look at the points table or the results of the last race for pointers to current form – or you may want to try a different strategy to set yourself apart from the pack.
Looking further ahead, Week 6 will see the return of the WRC alongside NASCAR, and Week 7 is the one I’m really looking forward to with the first F1 and IndyCar rounds of the year (and Cup takes a week off). Week 8 has Sebring. Check the Game page for the full schedule. Exciting times lay ahead!