The Motor Racing Game

November 6, 2017

2017 Week 43

Filed under: Uncategorized — iomracer @ 12:25 am

Welcome to week 43 – three races this weekend, and just three weekends left including this one. F1 moves south within the Americas to San Paulo in Brazil; Moto GP has their finale at Valencia in Spain; and NASCAR has their penultimate race at Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona, in which the final four will be decided for the Chase for the Cup in the finale the following week. Picks can be made at: http://www.roadracetracks.com/motorracinggame.shtml.

Scores from week 42:

NASCAR Texas, WEC China:

Results – Week 42
Pos NASCAR WEC
1 Kevin Harvick 8-Toyota Racing
2 Martin Truex Jr. 2-Porsche Team
3 Denny Hamlin 1-Porsche Team
4 Matt Kenseth 7-Toyota Racing
5 Brad Keselowski 31-Rebellion
6 Ryan Blaney 36-Signatech Alpine
7 Joey Logano 13-Rebellion
8 Chase Elliott 38-Jackie Chan DC
9 Kurt Busch 25-Manor TRS
10 Erik Jones 28-TDS Racing

Not the most exciting NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway. Won by Kevin Harvick who passed Martin Truex Jr. with eight laps to go. That guarantees Harvick for the final four and the Chase for the Cup. With all the playoff points Truex had coming into Texas, his second place also guarantees him a place in the final four. Last week’s winner, Kyle Busch, finished 19th. So that leaves one place to claim in the Chase. Brad Keselowski is in the strongest position, finishing 5th in today’s race, and 19 points above the cut line. The four drivers below the cut line will likely need to win next week’s race in Phoenix, barring a disaster for Keselowski. Those drivers are: Denny Hamlin who finished this week’s race in 8th, and is 19 points behind Keselowski; Ryan Blaney who finished 6th and is 22 points behind; Chase Elliott who finished 8th and is 49 points behind; and Jimmie Johnson who finished 27th and is 51 points behind. Elliott and Johnson will definitely need a win in Phoenix to advance. Matt Kenseth (not in the Chase) finished 4th.

The #8 Toyota was in a class of its own in the WEC race in Shaghai in China. They won a clear lap ahead of the #2 Porsche and the #1 Porsche. For the #2 Porsche team it was enough to claim the driver’s championship title (Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley). And the 2-3 finish of the Porsches was enough for Porsche to take the manufacturers title, with one race to go. The #7 Toyota was also having a great race until a collision with a GTE Pro car in the final hour (of the 6 hour race) which put them into the pits, and a 4th place finish, 7 laps down on their teammates. In the LMP2 class, the #31 Rebellion Oreca took the class win and 5th overall, ahead of the #36 Signatach Alpine Renault. The #38 Jackie Chan Oreca was, as usual, very strong in their class, but a collision with the #26 G-Drive Oreca inside the final 2 hours put them a lap down on their rivals and a 7th place finish overall (4th in class). Finishing 35s ahead of the #38 was the #13 Rebellion (6th overall and 3rd in class).

Week-42 Player’s Scores iom seb
NASCAR    
Martin Truex Jr. 40  
Denny Hamlin 35  
Matt Kenseth   32
Chase Elliott 24 24
Kyle Busch   11
Jimmie Johnson   3
WEC    
8-Toyota Racing 50 50
2-Porsche Team 40 40
1-Porsche Team 35 35
7-Toyota Racing 32 32
31-Rebellion 30 30
36-Signatech Alpine 28  
38-Jackie Chan DC 24 24
Totals: 338 281

Congratulations to iomracer and his thirteenth win of the year. The margin of victory (57) was the largest this year, thanks largely to better NASCAR picks, but it’s still too little too late to make any difference in the season long standings, with only three weeks to go:

Standings after week 42:
Pos Pre Name Total Diff Latest Prior Diff
1 1 Sebastian 11652   281 11371  
2 2 iomracer 11195 -457 338 10857 -514
3 3 New Players 9931 -1264 253 9678 -1179

 

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