TMR Game – Week 29

Welcome to Week 29 of the Too Much Racing Game!

Here are all the results from last weekend’s racing, and a guide to what’s happening this week.

Quick-Start

Racing this week:

NASCAR Cup – Michigan;

Usual restrictions apply, pick up to 7 drivers from this one race.

The cutoff is Saturday 14th August at 4.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1), that’s 11.59pm Friday night US EDT.

For the full results from Week 28, 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 28

Week 28 IndyCar DTM Sprint Cup
Points Mid-Ohio Nurburgring Watkins Glen
1 50 Dario Franchitti Bruno Spengler Juan Montoya
2 40 Will Power Paul di Resta Kurt Busch
3 35 Helio Castroneves Gary Paffett Marcos Ambrose
4 32 Alex Tagliani Timo Scheider AJ Allmendinger
5 30 Scott Dixon Jamie Green Carl Edwards
6 28 Ryan Briscoe Ralf Schumacher Jamie McMurray
7 26 Raphael Matos Mattias Ekstrom Tony Stewart
8 24 Simona de Silvestro Maro Engel Kyle Busch
9 22 Marco Andretti Mike Rockenfeller Jeff Burton
10 20 Ryan Hunter-Reay David Coulthard Jeff Gordon
ALMS

Points Mid-Ohio
1 50 Chris Dyson / Guy Smith
2 40 David Brabham / Simon Pagenaud
3 35 Scott Tucker / Christophe Bouchut
4 32 Tomy Drissi / Brian Willman
5 30 Richardo Gonzalez / Luis Diaz
6 28 Gunnar Jeannette / Elton Julian
7 26 Kyle Marcelli / Brian Wong
8 24 Andy Wallace / Scott Tucker
9 22 Gianmaria Bruni / Jaime Melo
10 20 Olivier Beretta / Oliver Gavin

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I thoroughly enjoyed the ALMS race, which I watched via the series’ own website. I’ve missed watching it and it was the best race I’ve seen in ages, across the board. There may have been only a handful of prototypes but they fought hard among a huge amount of traffic – yet the traffic was providing entertaining racing in its own right! The GT race in particular was fantastic. The IndyCar wasn’t that good, although by the standards of most CART/IndyCar races I’ve seen there it wasn’t that bad. I didn’t see the other two but I’m very happy Montoya won.

Points Awarded – Week 28

Player IndyCar S. Cup DTM ALMS Week 28
1 Sean 120 111 56 80 367
2 Sebastian 148 26 108 80 362
3 RG 110 51 155 40 356
4 Pat W 118 37 115 80 350
5 The Speedgeek 90 20 98 136 344
6 Jackie 108 2 145 80 335
7 James 60 61 93 108 322
8 Startledbunny 120 45 115 40 320
9 Jon Waldock 0 0 181 132 313
10 Burwellian 0 64 115 80 259
11 Dank 0 148 0 0 148

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Congratulations Sean! You picked the Cup and IndyCar winners as well as the IndyCar and ALMS runners-up. There wasn’t a dud score among the picks, the lowest being Ekstrom and Stewart for 7th place each.

Sebastian was a close second with two winners, three podium drivers and a strong remainder.

RG was a near third and managed to pick three winners, the only player to acheive the feat this week, but was let down by only having one of the 2nd-placed Brabham/Pagenaud pairing and the substitute driver of Denny Hamlin only scoring one point – despite these facts he was still only 9 points behind Sean.

Jackie and I were let down slightly by Jimmie Johnson. I was expecting him to do reasonably well, top five perhaps given his increase in road course racing, but it was not to be. Otherwise we had very strong scores. Speedgeek was in among us with several solid picks and no particular ‘lowlights’.

Startledbunny picked two winners but was let down by Greg Biffle. Burwellian had the double-hit of Biffle and Johnson. Jon expected the Drayson car to finish well and picked both drivers, but only picked up two points as it got into the wars early on.

There were no entries I would consider terrible as a whole, just the odd let down here and there, very encouraging!

Sebastian has worked out the scores as well and shows them in a different format, if you would like to see how your drivers performed you can see the table here. You can also see the efficiency of our picks in each championship – it seems we had a bad NASCAR week all round, but the others aren’t too bad.

Overall Standings – Week 28

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 28 Total Gap
1 1 0 Sebastian 7534 362 7896 0
2 2 0 Pat W 7055 350 7405 491
3 3 0 RG 6949 356 7305 591
4 4 0 Sean 6882 367 7249 647
5 5 0 The Speedgeek 6877 344 7221 675
6 6 0 Jon Waldock 6732 313 7045 851
7 7 0 Startledbunny 6417 320 6737 1159
8 8 0 James 6113 322 6435 1461
9 9 0 Burwellian 5364 259 5623 2273
10 10 0 Jackie 4383 335 4718 3178
11 11 0 Dank 2842 148 2990 4906

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No position changes and the top half of the board scored pretty much evenly, though I’m sure Sean and Sebastian are breathing a sigh of relief.

We all have a bit of a breather this week, I’m expecting everyone to pick seven NASCAR Cup drivers and it’ll be interesting to see how the selections vary, I have a feeling the scoring will come down to the lottery of which drives are taken out in a crash.

Results sheets will available on the TMR drop.io soon.

Coming Up – Week 29

Just the one race this week:

NASCAR Sprint Cup – We return to the Michigan International Speedway in Detroit for the second race of the year. The last visit was only in June, when Jimmie Johnson beat Robby Gordon and Kevin Harvick. Will there be a different result this time?  www.nascar.com (points)

Just a word of warning: this may be a light week, but next week is the heaviest of the lot – SIX races! ALMS, LMS, IndyCar, WRC, DTM and NASCAR. Get your thinking caps on now because that week has the potential to create huge scores – it will be your chance to make a move on the leaderboard. That is for the future, for now just the one race to pick.

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12 thoughts on “TMR Game – Week 29”

  1. Oh look, I don’t need a reminder this week 🙂

    Kevin Harvick
    Jeff Gordon
    Kyle Busch
    Juan Pablo Montoya
    Jimmie Johnson
    Carl Edwards
    Jeff Burton

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  2. “Jimmie Johnson beat Robby Gordon and Kevin Harvick. Will there be a different result this time?” Not sure where you got that. Sears Point results? The spring Michigan race was Denny Hamlin leading Kasey Kahne and Kurt Busch.

    And I pick:

    Greg Biffle
    Kurt Busch
    Kyle Busch
    Carl Edwards
    Jeff Gordon
    Denny Hamlin
    Jimmie Johnson

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  3. RG’s entry:

    NASCAR: Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, JP Montoya, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch.

    It was pointed out that in a past set of rules I said I’d take the first ten listed, so unless RG corrects his entry of 12 drivers next week, I’ll be doing that.

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  4. Here’s goes nothing

    Jimmie Johnson
    Jeff Gordon
    Kasey Kahne
    Greg Biffle
    Jamie McMurray
    Kevin Harvick
    Tony Stewart

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