TMR Game – Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 of the Too Much Racing Game!

This post contains a quick-start summary for entries to Week 6, the results from Week 5, and a few notes about Week 6’s racing.

Quick-Start

Racing this week:  WRC Rally Mexico, NASCAR Cup Atlanta

All you have to do is reply to this post and pick up to 10 drivers! Max of 7 per series. The cutoff is Friday 4th March at 12.59pm GMT. The Rally starts at 7am Mexican time which is 1pm UK time, so that’s the deadline.  I’m hoping to attract a few more entries when the F1 and IndyCar seasons start in Week 7, so why not get an entry in this week?

For the full results from Week 5, 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, 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.

Strategy will come into it in future weeks – there’s not a rule stating you have to choose from each race, any combination of up to 10 drivers is accepted. You might pick a couple from each series, or you might Most weeks feature 2 or 3 races, some weeks have more and some less.

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?

Further information can be found on the  game sub-page.

Results

Week 5: Top Ten Finishers

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Week 5 NASCAR
Points Las Vegas
50 Jimmie Johnson
40 Kevin Harvick
35 Jeff Gordon
32 Mark Martin
30 Matt Kenseth
28 Joey Logano
26 Tony Stewart
24 Clint Bowyer
22 Kasey Kahne
20 Greg Biffle

Johnson, Harvick, Martin, Bowyer and Biffle all finish in the exact same positions they did one week ago!
(Photo – Jeff Gordon a nose ahead of Jimmie Johnson as their Hendrick team dominates at Las Vegas. Credit: Getty Images / Picapp)

Week 5: Points Awarded This Week


Player NASCAR Week 5
1 Pat W 193 193
2 Startledbunny 193 193
3 Sebastian 175 175
4 James 174 174
5 Sean 171 171
6 The Speedgeek 141 141 (co)
7 Jon Waldock 132 132 (co)
8 RG 129 129
9 Burwellian 124 124
10 Dank 123 123 (co)
11 Jackie 114 114

Um. Yeah. So I won this week, along with Startledbunny who makes an impressive return after a couple of weeks off to score the same as me, while Sebastian, James and Sean again score well. I have marked the ‘carryover’ scores with “(co)”, those people who didn’t enter but carried forward their previous week’s entry, that’s not to single anyone out but purely so you can see if it is worth doing or not. Jackie managed to double her previous score but is unfortunately still at the back, better luck this week.

Week 5: Overall Standings

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 5 Total
1 1 0 James 559 174 733
2 2 0 The Speedgeek 536 141 677
3 5 2 Pat W 474 193 667
4 3 -1 RG 529 129 658
5 4 -1 Dank 485 123 608
6 7 1 Sebastian 403 175 578
7 8 1 Sean 389 171 560
8 6 -2 Burwellian 427 124 551
9 9 0 Jon Waldock 376 132 508
10 11 1 Startledbunny 145 193 338
11 10 -1 Jackie 174 114 288

James retains his lead and extends his advantage slightly. I’ve made up two positions and Sebastian and Sean are making use of their NASCAR knowledge to continue their march up the order. It is a very tight field, anything can happen this week particularly since there are two events to choose from.

Week 6

There are TWO events this week.

NASCAR Cup – Atlanta

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. It’s interesting to note the 1st, 2nd and 4th places were identical for the last two races, so pick well!

WRC – Rally Mexico

The entry list hasn’t been published on WRC.com or the event website as of the time of writing. I’ll keep checking during the week and will update this post if it appears. In the meantime, here are the points standings. The top 12-15 entrants will be in World Rally Cars so you’ll almost certainly pick from those, though there are also the Super 2000 and Production cars running this week (the Junior WRC will kick off later in the year).

More Information

I have revised the TMR Game sub-section of the site. It now contains more information and in a more readable format. You’ll find the above points tables, a short summary of the rules, a schedule of events, a table showing TMR points scored by the top ten in each series (that’s game points not series’ own points), and then a nerdy table for geeks like me which shows the combined driver scores so far (essentially meaningless, just some harmless fun!).

Thanks to Sebastian for his feedback last week, I agree with the idea of posting these updates earlier to allow people more time to enter, so I plan to do them every Tuesday (though the USF1 news delayed me tonight!). Also just as a note for upcoming weeks (I’ll make a bigger note next week): I will be on holiday for the Week 9 post which is scheduled to have Sebring’s results and accept entries for Albert Park. That will be an automated post as I’ll be out of the country, and I will cover those results the following week.

That’s all for this week, have fun!

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15 thoughts on “TMR Game – Week 6”

  1. I think this is the entry list for
    Mexico:

    1 #3 Mikko Hirvonen / Jarmo Lehtinen, BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT, Ford Focus RS WRC 09
    2 #1 Sebastien Loeb / Daniel Elena, Citroen Total WRT, Citroen C4 WRC
    3 #4 Jari-Matti Latvala, BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT, Ford Focus RS WRC 09
    4 #2 Dani Sordo / Marc Marti, Citroen Total WRT, Citroen C4 WRC
    5 #7 Sebastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia, Citroen Junior Team, Citroen C4 WRC
    6 #6 Henning Solberg / Ilka Minor, Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team, Ford Focus RS WRC 09
    7 #5 Matthew Wilson / Scott Martin, Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team, Ford Focus RS WRC 09
    8 #11 Petter Solberg / Phil Mills, Petter Solberg WRT, Citroen C4 WRC
    9 #8 Kimi Raikkonen / Kaj Lindstrom, Citroen Junior Team, Citroen C4 WRC
    10 #9 Federico Villagra / Jorge Perez Companc, Munchi’s Ford WRT, Ford Focus RS WRC 08
    11 #21 Martin Prokop / Jan Tomanek, Czech Ford National Team, Ford Fiesta S200
    12 #25 Eyvind Brynildsen / Cato Menkerud, Skoda-Rene Georges Rally Sport, Skoda Fabia S2000
    13 #31 Armindo Araujo / Ramalho Miguel, Ralliart Italy, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
    14 #33 Gianluca Linari / Paolo Gregoriani, Driver, Subaru Impreza
    15 #22 Nasser Al-Attiyah, Giovanni Bernacchini, Barwa Rally Team, Skoda Fabia S2000
    16 #23 Michal Kosciuszko / Maciek Szczepaniak, Dynamic World Rally Team, Ford Fiesta S2000
    17 #28 Xavier Pons / Alex Haro, Nupel Global Racing, Ford Fiesta S2000
    18 #30 Albert Llovera / Borja Rozada, Driver, Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000
    19 #32 Toshi Arai / Daniel Barritt, Subaru Team Arai, Subaru Impreza
    20 #35 Gabor Mayer / Robert Tagai, Gaboko Hungary Autosport Egyesulet, Subaru Impreza
    21 #41 Giorgio Bacco / Giovanni Agnese, Hawk Racing Club, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
    22 #42 Miguel-Angel Baldoni / Jose Diaz, Driver, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
    23 #49 Benito Guerra / Javier Marin, Driver, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
    24 #50 Rodrigo Salgado / Diodoro Salgado, Driver, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
    25 #55 Ken Block / Alex Gelsomino, Monster World Rally Team, Ford Focus RS WRC 08
    26 #56 Ricardo Trivino / Checo Salom, Driver, TBA
    27 #57 Francisco Name / Armando Zapata, Driver, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
    28 #58 Michel Jourdain / Oscar Sanchez, Driver, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
    29 #59 Nicholas Fuchs / Juan-Pedro Cilloniz, FRT-Rally, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
    30 #60 Pablo Gutierrez / Erik Gonzalez, Driver, Skoda Fabia S2000
    31 #61 Jose Cortes / Alejandro Preito, Driver, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
    32 #62 Jose-Manuel Ponce / Bill Bridge, Driver, Peugeot 206 XS
    33 #63 Ivan Zaldivar / Vincente Solom, Driver, Renault Clio RS
    34 #64 Luis Orduna / Horacio Chousal, Driver, Peugeot 206 XS
    35 #65 Guillermo Fonseca / Jose-Antonio Lopez, Driver, Peugeot 206 XS

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  2. Sebastian and Sean are making use of their NASCAR knowledge

    In my case, for ‘knowledge’ read ‘Google’.

    Although I re-submitted so it was not a carry-over, I did enter the same combination both weeks.

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  3. NASCAR
    Kevin Harvick
    Jimmie Johnson
    Mark Martin
    Clint Bowyer
    Matt Kenseth
    Greg Biffle

    WRC
    Mikko Hirvonen
    Sébastian Loeb
    Jari-Matti Latvala
    Dani Sordo

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  4. WRC
    Sebastien Loeb
    Mikko Hirvonen
    Jari-Matti Latvala
    Henning Solberg
    Dani Sordo
    Kimi Raikkonen

    NASCAR
    Jimmie Johnson
    Jeff Gordon
    Kevin Harvick
    Juan Montoya

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  5. I agonised over Wilson or Ogier, and will I regret not picking Harvick?

    WRC:

    Sebastian Loeb
    Mikko Hirvonen
    Jari-Matti Latvaia
    Henning Solberg
    Petter Solberg
    Dani Sordo
    Mathew Wilson

    NASCAR:

    Jimmie Johnson
    Jeff Gordon
    Mark Martin

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  6. Risked it last time going 5-5, this time going for a 6-4

    WRC:
    Seb Loeb
    Seb Ogier
    Dani Sordo
    Kimi Raikkonen
    Henning Solberg
    Petter Solberg

    NASCAR:
    Jamie McMurray
    Jimmie Johnson
    Matt Kenseth

    Some risky options there, am hoping for some good results, need to get back on form.

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  7. OK, big change of mind and change of strategy:

    WRC:

    Sebastian Loeb
    Mikko Hirvonen
    Petter Solberg
    Dani Sordo
    Sebastien Ogier

    NASCAR:

    Jimmie Johnson
    Jeff Gordon
    Mark Martin
    Kurt Busch
    Denny Hamlin

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  8. My team:

    WRC:
    Sebastien Loeb
    Dani Sordo
    Jari-Matti Latvala
    Sebastien Ogier
    Petter Solberg
    Xavier Pons

    NASCAR Cup:
    Jimmie Johnson
    Carl Edwards
    Kevin Harvick
    Brian Vickers

    Thanks, Pat!

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  9. WRC:

    Sébastien Loeb
    Dani Sordo
    Mikko Hirvonen
    Jari-Matti Latvala
    Sébastien Ogier

    Cup:

    Jimmie Johnson
    Jeff Gordon
    Mark Martin
    Kevin Harvick
    Matt Kenseth

    (last week’s top 5…oh well, Cup cookie cutter races are mostly all the same)

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