Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 21.
After a busy week we’re back to some semblance of normality this week. This post accepts entries for these 3 events:
– IndyCar Milwaukee
– DTM Lausitz
– NASCAR Cup Michigan
Each week you pick 10 entries with a maximum of 7 of those coming from a single championship. You can have any mix of races from those listed in this post, and you don’t have to use all of them.
See this page for the game rules.
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|Wk 20||Le Mans||Formula 1||MotoGP||NASCAR Cup|
|50||#2 Audi||Jenson Button||Casey Stoner||Jeff Gordon|
|40||#9 Peugeot||Sebastian Vettel||Andrea Dovizioso||Kurt Busch|
|35||#8 Peugeot||Mark Webber||Colin Edwards||Kyle Busch|
|32||#7 Peugeot||M. Schumacher||Nicky Hayden||Jimmie Johnson|
|30||#10 ORECA||Vitaly Petrov||Alvara Bautista||Kevin Harvick|
|28||#12 Rebellion||Felipe Massa||Valentino Rossi||Dale Jr|
|26||#22 Kronos||Kamui Kobayashi||Karel Abraham||Juan Montoya|
|24||#41 Greaves||Jaime Alguersuari||Toni Elias||Matt Kenseth|
|22||#26 Signatech||Rubens Barrichello||Hiroshi Aoyama||Ryan Newman|
|20||#33 Level 5||Sebastien Buemi||Loris Capirossi||Martin Truex Jr|
|Half Pts||Texas Race 1||Texas Race 2|
|25||Dario Franchitti||Will Power|
|20||Scott Dixon||Scott Dixon|
|17.5 (18)||Will Power||Ryan Briscoe|
|16||Alex Tagliani||Helio Castroneves|
|15||Takuma Sato||Tony Kanaan|
|14||Ryan Briscoe||Marco Andretti|
|13||EJ Viso||Dario Franchitti|
|12||Vitor Meira||Danica Patrick|
|11||Graham Rahal||Ryan Hunter-Reay|
|10||H. Castroneves||EJ Viso|
Scores This Week
|Player||Le Mans||F1||MotoGP||NASCAR Cup||IndyCar R1||IndyCar R2||Week 20|
|The Crooked Cap||0||54||66||44||–||–||164|
|No Entry: 80% of lowest score|
Congratulations to Ryan who for the second year running proves that avoiding Le Mans picks can bear fruit when the popular runners retire early! The loss of the #1 and #3 Audis really hurt everyone else, but we’d have struggled to beat Ryan even then. The only person to get a decent Le Mans score was RubberGoat who’d pick all the works diesels.
Seems the Stoner/Lorenzo combination was very popular, witness all those with 66pts. F1 was a disappointment for many with Alonso and Hamilton going out. IndyCar netted some useful points for many, whilst Cup only netted a few token picks.
Commiserations to Cap and Maverick who had terrible luck this week! They had identical F1 and LM picks, but Mav’s extra MotoGP selections saved him from the bottom, meaning The Crooked Cap was more like The Wooden Spoon..
Do check the more detailed sheet produced by Sebastian which this week features a great table showing each driver’s scores from the two IndyCar races.
|13||12||-1||The Crooked Cap||3658||164||3822||74|
Sean didn’t have quite such a good week so the lead is cut to 56 points, suddenly it looks like a catchable margin!
It was actually fairly tight in the midfield scoring this week, ‘Geek and ‘Bunny both made another points gain on the trio ahead of them (that’s Speedgeek’s third consecutive week reeling group I’m in).
No position changes until 8th where all hell broke loose. James and Dylan are up two spots, next up is Ryan who gains 3 places with his big win. These three gain at the expense of Jackie, Mav and Crooked Cap. There are still only 55 points between James and Crooked Cap so that group has a lot of fun ahead of them!
Feel free to point out anything I might have missed here!
IndyCar – Milwaukee
The great little Milwaukee Mile, the historic track which doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. I love this race.
In a series of fairly boring races this may top them all… I wish they’d convert the cars to oval-spec for one race per year, the infield track isn’t great.
NASCAR Cup: Michigan
The season’s first visit to the 2-mile oval.