Welcome to Week 20 of the Too Much Racing Game!
I usually use this space to write about the racing I watched over the weekend, but I’ve decided to do that in a breakout post which will follow shortly. All I’ll say now is this week will be crucial, so be sure to make your picks! On with the game report.
Racing this week:
LM24 – 24 Hours of Le Mans;
F1 – Canadian GGP;
Sprint Cup – Michigan;
Usual restrictions apply, pick up to 10 drivers, no more than 7 from one race. Toughie this week.
The cutoff is Saturday 12th June at 4.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1), that’s 11.59pm Friday night US EDT.
For the full results from Week 19, 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 19
|Week 19||IndyCar||NASCAR Cup||DTM|
|1||50||Ryan Briscoe||Denny Hamlin||Bruno Spengler|
|2||40||Danica Patrick||Kyle Busch||Paul di Resta|
|3||35||Marco Andretti||Tony Stewart||Jamie Green|
|4||32||Scott Dixon||Kevin Harvick||Mike Rockenfeller|
|5||30||Dario Franchitti||Jimmie Johnson||Gary Paffett|
|6||28||Tony Kanaan||Kurt Busch||Martin Tomczyk|
|7||26||Ryan Hunter-Reay||Jeff Burton||Susie Stoddart|
|8||24||Alex Lloyd||Juan Montoya||Timo Scheider|
|9||22||Dan Wheldon||Clint Bowyer||Ralf Schumacher|
|10||20||Vitor Meira||AJ Allmendinger||Markus Winkelhock|
Points Awarded – Week 19
Congats to Sebastian for another win! That’s a reasonable gap over the rest, perhaps a little for one week but stack up a few more of those and the rest are in trouble. Jackie had a good week too as her 3 Cup picks finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Sean and I are also up there.
It is interesting how each week the middle of the weekly table is always so close.
Positions 8 to 11 didn’t register an entry in time and carried over, luckily for Speedgeek his IndyCar and Cup picks from a week ago contained both this week’s winners in those series!
James submitted his entry after the cutoff so I’ve not counted it, but he already had DTM picks on the board from Valencia (the balance were ALMS which didn’t race). I counted the scores for curiosity’s sake: 117 DTM points, 120 IndyCar and 85 Cup which is 322 in total, good for 2nd on the weekly list.
Overall Standings – Week 19
Sebastian’s lead obviously extends, particularly with Speedgeek dropping back to 3rd – luckily for me I’m the beneficiary, so thanks! Sean is within range of the two of us though I’m not sure he can catch Sebastian, but anything can happen in this game.
I think RG is opening a gap on Jon now. Startledbunny now has someone to play with. 😉
Results sheets are available on the TMR drop.io.
Coming Up – Week 20
This week we have three events:
Le Mans 24 Hours – This race could be crucial in scoring big points. Remember you can pick multiple drivers from the same car – but there are up to six potentially winning cars. 3 top Audis and 3 top Peugeots (and maybe a 4th). A tricky choice. The official entry list is here, a car-by-car Autosport.com guide here (subscriber-only), and James will have some previews at The Chequered Flag linked via that page during the week (GT2 is up now). There will also be live commenting at Sidepodcast.
Formula 1 – It feels like we’ve missed many more than one Canadian Grand Prix, which is a measure of how welcome it is to see it return. Safety Cars should be expected, as well as the normal issues of a bumpy track and very high brake wear.
Sprint Cup – This week it is the fast Michigan speedway, another restrictor plate track meaning almost anything can happen. Go to nascar.com for more info.
I think that’s everything, any questions just ask in the comments.