Welcome to Week 24 of the Too Much Racing Game!
Here are all the results from this week’s racing.
Racing this week:
Formula 1 – British Grand Prix, Silverstone;
Sprint Cup – Chicagoland, Illinois;
ALMS – Miller Motorsport Park, Utah;
WRC – Rally Bulgaria
Usual restrictions apply, pick up to 10 drivers, no more than 7 from one race.
The cutoff is Saturday 10th July at 4.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1), that’s 11.59pm Friday night US EDT.
For the full results from Week 23, 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 23
|Week 23||IndyCar||NASCAR Cup||DTM|
|1||50||Will Power||Kevin Harvick||Jamie Green|
|2||40||Ryan Briscoe||Kasey Kahne||Mattias Ekstrom|
|3||35||Dario Franchitti||Jeff Gordon||Bruno Spengler|
|4||32||Raphael Matos||Dale Earnhardt Jr||Oliver Jarvis|
|5||30||Mario Moraes||Jeff Burton||Timo Scheider|
|6||28||Dan Wheldon||Carl Edwards||Gary Paffett|
|7||26||Ryan Hunter-Reay||Kurt Busch||Alex Premat|
|8||24||Scott Dixon||Reed Sorenson||Martin Tomczyk|
|9||22||Helio Castroneves||Mike Bliss||Maro Engel|
|10||20||Justin Wilson||Scott Speed||Paul di Resta|
Points Awarded – Week 23
Sebastian has been keeping his own records of the scores and has kindly made them available for all players to see, his tables are presented differently to mine and show a break-down of points awarded to each player’s drivers. You can view the table here.
Congratulations Sebastian! A very strong selection of DTM drivers backed up with some top finishers in IndyCar and no Cup picks at all secures the top spot this week. Sean was runner-up with something of an opposing strategy, several IndyCar drivers, a few DTM and again no Cup. Startledbunny took 3rd with a mix of all three series.
A midfield pack of James, RG, Speedgeek and myself follow on from the lead group. James had a good spread across the series while the rest of us were strong in one area but were let down elsewhere. This means Sebastian beat James in their challenge for a second week!
The bottom four failed to register an entry within the allotted time. I need to find time on a Thursday to remind people as my Friday reminders are obviously not being sent early enough!
Everyone either skipped the Cup restrictor plate race or picked sparingly for it, the exceptions being the carryover entrants who all had Cup and F1 picks.
Overall Standings – Week 23
There are no position changes this week. Sebastian increases his lead but is still catchable, and myself, Speedgeek and RG pretty much hold station in points terms. Completing the top five, Sean essentially makes up the points gap he lost relative the three ahead of him last week.
The rest of the field are quite spaced apart now. Jon didn’t score well and Startledbunny has had two high scores in a row, the two will surely be fighting each other soon.
Results sheets are available on the TMR drop.io.
Coming Up – Week 24
Four events this week:
Formula 1 – A new-look Silverstone awaits the British Grand Prix, let’s hope it produces some great racing.
Sprint Cup – Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, a quick 1.5 mile oval I know well from IndyCar. Go to nascar.com for more info.
American Le Mans – Sportscars off to the flats somewhere vaguely near Salt Lake City, Utah. This course is at altitude and that affects the engines. Unfortunately this event has only attracted 34 entries across classes, which is unusually low. Check the list at www.americanlemans.com
WRC – Rally Bulgaria is a new event to the WRC and although it has been running in regional and local championships since 1970, it could spring some surprises for the crews. This is the first asphalt rally of 2010. Check the list at www.rallybulgaria.com
Enjoy the races!