Welcome to Week 37 of the Too Much Racing Game!
Racing this week:
Formula 1 – Japanese GP, Suzuka;
NASCAR Sprint Cup – California Speedway, Fontana;
Usual restrictions apply, pick up to 7 drivers in any individual race up to a maximum of 10 drivers.
The cutoff is Saturday 9th October at 4.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1), that’s 11.59pm Friday night US EDT.
For the full results from Week 36, 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!
|Week 36||IndyCar||Sprint Cup||WRC|
|1||50||Scott Dixon||Greg Biffle||Sebastien Loeb|
|2||40||Danica Patrick||Jimmie Johnson||Dani Sordo|
|3||35||Tony Kanaan||Kevin Harvick||Petter Solberg|
|4||32||Ryan Briscoe||Tony Stewart||Jari-Matti Latvala|
|5||30||Helio Castroneves||Jeff Gordon||Mikko Hirvonen|
|6||28||Vitor Meira||Carl Edwards||Sebastien Ogier|
|7||26||Marco Andretti||Matt Kenseth||Federica Villagra|
|8||24||Dario Franchitti||Paul Menard||Matthew Wilson|
|9||22||Dan Wheldon||Ryan Newman||Henning Solberg|
|10||20||Graham Rahal||AJ Allmendinger||Patrik Sandell|
|Points||Petit Le Mans|
|1||50||Lamy / Montagny / Sarrazin|
|2||40||Gene / Wurz / Davidson|
|3||35||Capello / Kristensen / McNish|
|4||32||Brabham / Pagenaud / Franchitti|
|5||30||Field / Field / Devlin|
|6||28||Fassler / Lotterer / Treluyer|
|7||26||Graf / Maassen / Luhr|
|8||24||Drayson / Cocker|
|9||22||Nicolet / Da Rocha / Lafargue|
|10||20||Gavin / Magnussen / Collard|
Points Awarded – Week 36
Congratulations Sebastian – what a score! 409 is just two points shy of matching the record for the year to date. Well done too to The Speedgeek for a superb score to finish a relatively close second. Sean was a creditable 3rd a little way back. All three can pat themselves on the back, nobody else got remotely near them. Well done!
Once again the presence of both Peugeot and Audi – and with 3 drivers per car – at a major endurance race was the key to unlocking some very high scores. Both Sebastian and Speedgeek picked the three winning drivers from Petit Le Mans for the full 150 points, while Sean, Jon and myself picked two of them. Only Jackie picked all three 2nd-placed drivers. Sebastian, Sean and Jackie each picked the three 3rd-placed drivers in that race for 105 points. Jon picked two drivers from each of the podium cars resulting the 2nd-best ALMS score this week.
Some of the other scores weren’t bad in themselves, in any other week they’d be considered good scores.
Speedgeek and RG picked Dixon to win the IndyCar, he also appeared in James’ line-up but that was a carryover entry. Everybody correctly guessed Loeb as the winner of the rally. Nobody picked Biffle for the Cup race. Speaking of carryovers and NASCAR, Burwellian’s score was very impressive in the circumstances.
For further insight into how the scores were calculated, Sebastian shows them in a different format and you can see the table here.
Overall Standings – Week 36
Well done for first passing the 10k mark and significantly extending your lead, Sebastian.
Sean and Speedgeek regain a large chunk of lost ground, Sean is now only 58 points behind RG and Speedgeek opens a gap to Jon. Jackie is on the cusp over beating Burwellian for that 9th spot. We may see some position changes soon.
Results sheets are now available on the TMR drop.io.
Coming Up – Week 36
Formula 1 – I love Suzuka, it was a shame last year’s race wasn’t as good as many have been in the past and I’m sure it was just an abberation. For us in the UK the race is at about 5am, I have every intention of getting up for it. I can’t say I’ll be so committed for Korea in a few weeks.
NASCAR Sprint Cup – California Speedway, better known to many of us as Fontana. With only two races this week you’ll need at least 3 picks from here. Current Standings
Enjoy the races!