Welcome all to Week Twenty-Nine. Four to choose from this week, with NASCAR at Pocono, WRC in Finland, and an Indycar/ALMS double-header at Mid Ohio. Please pick ten drivers/sports-cars, no more than seven in one event, in a comment on this post before 6 AM BST Friday 3rd August (1 AM ET) (essentially late Thursday night).
Results – Top Tens
Lewis Hamilton took pole and led all but eight laps, holding off the charging Kimi Räikkönen for the win.
Stoner passed Pedrosa for second early on, and at about two-thirds distance slipped by Lorenzo to then pull away for the win. Dovizioso and Crutchlow moved up to fourth and fifth after Spies crashed exiting the Corkscrew. Rossi had a high-speed crash locking his front when braking into the Corkscrew (15th).
At Indianapolis, Jimmie Johnson had the pace over the field, leading most the race and taking a seemingly comfortable win. Stewart qualified twenty-eighth, and struggled throughout the race to make progress, eventually scraping into the top-ten.
Non-entries get 292 according to the 90% rule. The tie-break count-back rule does not apply for either pair of equal totals, so we have two winners plus two players in third (with column-order led by time-of-entry).
Very well done indeed to iomracer and Drewe for high-scoring wins. iomracer has two previous wins, one outright and one tied. This is Drewe’s fifth win, four tied and an out-right win when he was equal on points (with iomracer) when the tie-break rule did apply.
Spies’s crash saw some rock-solid scores in MotoGP, with the two winning players taking a 1-2-3-4-5, also with Gavin and I picking the top-four. All our picks in F1 finished eighth or better.
RubberGoat regains the second-place he lost to Maverick last week. Chris unfortunately missed the week but hung onto fourth by a decreased margin. iomracer moved a few points closer to Pat. Drewe took seventh off The Speedgeek, with Andy also unfortunately missing his entry.
There are four events this week without as many obvious safe choices as the week just gone, so we may see a wider spread of points affecting positions on the leaderboard.
· WRC – Finland
· Indycar – Mid Ohio, USA
· ALMS – Mid Ohio, USA
· NASCAR – Pocono, USA
The deadline is 6 AM BST Friday 3rd August (1 AM ET). Also remember the countdown widget rounds up on days. Retired WRC entrants always get zero points.
Pick ten drivers/sports-cars to a maximum of seven from any one event.
The points system is