Category:Auto Racing
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:35 pm
Edited on: November 8, 2011 7:02 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 8

Sorry for getting this up so late guys, where I live we lost power for four days, its been rough, but I finally got power back, and thus have enough time to get this up. Anyways, Smoke won, nobody picked him, but look at who picked both 2nd and 3rd... I wish I didn't get eliminated last segment, or else I could have won... anyway, lets see how the REAL competition is going.. and oh yeah, that bonus, was 16 laps down! Not surprisingly nobody was close enough to grab bonus points this week... and one more thing, since Fogducker missed picks for two consectutive weeks, he has been eliminated, making this a 5 way chase for the title instead of 6:

Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- 146 (87)

Bored at Work- 141 (82)

Sfrye-              140 (81)

Foreplus-         132 (72)

D2Moo-            124 (85)

ILL55INI-         112 (70)

So the top 2 are extremely close, foreplus and D2Moo still are in the hunt, as 17 points can be made up pretty easily in 3 races, and ILL55... well he's gotta start making some good picks...

2 Handicap: 16th-22nd

Greg Biffle (replaces Kasey Kahne)

David Ragan

Marcos Ambrose 

Juan Pablo Montoya

Mark Martin

Paul Menard (from +4 to +2)

Joey Logano  

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Martin Truex Jr. (from +2 to +4)

Jeff Burton

Brian Vickers

Regan Smith

Jamie McMurray

David Reutimann

Bobby LaBonte

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

David Gilliland

Casey Mears

Dave Blaney

Andy Lally

Robby Gordon

J.J. Yeley (replaces Tony Raines)

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

Bonus for this week, guess how many laps the driver with the most laps led leads, now because of the vast variability in this, you will have a 25 lap margin to choose from, that means you can guess from 0-25, 25-50, 50-75, and so on, but your 25 lap margin must be a multiple of 25, so no 18-43 laps led, that will get too confusing. If you get the margin you chose right, +4 bonus to you, +2 if you are one margin away, zero for anything else.

Ex. I choose 75-100 laps led, and Carl Edwards leads 124, I will get 2 bonus points.

Any questions with this bonus do not hesitate to ask.

I'm going with Kenseth, duh, and Edwards should close the door on Stewart, so lets do that too.

Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)-Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards (bonus= 200-225 laps) Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon  Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski

Sfrye- Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle (+2 handicap) (bonus: 125-150) Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick   Trevor Bayne, Dale Earnhardt Jr.                                 

Bored at Work- Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth (175-200)  Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. David Ragan, Trevor Bayne                   

Foreplus- Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards (75-100) Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton   Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle                   

ILL55INI- Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth (100-125)   Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

D2Moo- Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth (150-175) Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin    Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Posted on: October 26, 2011 6:27 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2011 11:11 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator Chase Race 7

Well, Talladega took out a lot of good drivers, 7 of the twelve chase drivers finished on or below 25th... luckily there was a safety picks, but even a lot of safeties found trouble. We also had two other problems, first off Bored at Work picked a safety driver that was not on a handicap list, therefore he doesn't get a safety... not like Jeff Gordon did much anyways. Second Fogducker failed to make picks, on any game, and so he got random autopicks which don't have handicaps. He definetely suffered, as he got Regan Smith and JJ Yeley, even on a week like this, there may not be coming back from that... so lets see how awful everyone did.

Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- 59

1.) Sfrye-                                   59

Bored at Work-                           59

3.) Foreplus-                              58 (Both her drivers were between 15th and 20th, unfortunately, that means no Jeff Burton safety.)

4.) ILL55INI-                             42

5.) D2Moo-                                39

6.) Fogducker-                           16 (Please make sure to make picks, this is what can happen if you don't.)

So ya, nobody higher than 60 points... that's Talladega for you... its still fairly close though, and there are 4 weeks to make up the gap if you have one, so lets go onto Martinsville.


2 Handicap: 16th-22nd

Greg Biffle (replaces Kasey Kahne)

David Ragan

Marcos Ambrose 

Juan Pablo Montoya

Mark Martin

Paul Menard (from +4 to +2)

Joey Logano  

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Martin Truex Jr. (from +2 to +4)

Jeff Burton

Brian Vickers

Regan Smith

Jamie McMurray

David Reutimann

Bobby LaBonte

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

David Gilliland

Casey Mears

Dave Blaney

Andy Lally

Robby Gordon

J.J. Yeley (replaces Tony Raines)

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

The bouns for this week, is to guess how many laps down the 30th place driver will be, you do not need to guess who finishes 30th, just how many laps he is down. in 2010, it was 45 laps, and in 2009, it was only four, so there definetely is some variability here. +5 for the exact amount, +3 for 1-2 off, +2 for 3-5 off, +0 for anything more off than that.

Jimmie Johnson, going with him now, and my other driver... best go with Gordon now.


Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon (bonus= 5 laps) Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski

Sfrye- Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick (bonus= 8 laps)  Trevor Bayne, Dale Earnhardt Jr.                                 

Bored at Work-  Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. David Ragan, Trevor Bayne                   

Foreplus- Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton (+4 handicap) (bonus= 3 laps)   Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle                   

ILL55INI-   Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin (10 laps down) Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

D2Moo- Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin (bonus= 6 laps)   Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Fogducker- ELIMINATED
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:02 pm
Edited on: October 26, 2011 5:42 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator League Week 6

Sorry for getting this up so late guys, lots of college work as first exams are coming up. Anyways... Kenseth finally got the win, Jimmie Johnson actually crashed... at Lowe's no less... must be because River Rat picked him. And then there is Kyle in second, a very odd 1-2 at this track, but someone still managed to get both of them which makes me wonder if this person has a cheat sheet... yes I'm talking about you ILL55INI... anyways, lets see how the rest of us did, and who the other person is (cough, me) that is eliminated.

FINAL SEGMENT

1.) D2Moo-              277 (93) (5 bonus) (Brought us all to 'fantasy' school during this segment.)

2.) ILL55INI-           272 (96) (5 bonus) (Got the cautions exactly right too... same as D2Moo... maybe ILL55INI has a time machine?)

3.) Foreplus-            250 (80) (0 bonus) (Only female remaining makes it to the final round.)

4.) Sfrye-                 240 (80) (1 bonus)

5.) Bored at Work-    234 (54) (3 bonus) (Put up just enough of a lead to buffer himself from Jimmie's late downfall.)

6.) Fogducker-          233 (58) (0 bonus) (Didn't have a great week, but it was good enough.)

ELIMINATED

7.) Roushfenwayguy- 227 (76) (1 bonus) (Made a valiant effort with Kahne, but in the end, it just wasn't enough.)

8.) River Rat-            188 (49) (0 bonus) (At least he's going out in style... if finding the worse chaser is considered style...)



So for the first time since this game began, I will not be making picks, I know it will be hard trying to make picks without having my amazing picks to guide you, but I believe all of you can get through without me... and now for the new handicap lists that will last for the rest of the game.

2 Handicap: 16th-22nd

Greg Biffle (replaces Kasey Kahne)

David Ragan

Marcos Ambrose 

Juan Pablo Montoya

Mark Martin

Paul Menard (from +4 to +2)

Joey Logano  

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Martin Truex Jr. (from +2 to +4)

Jeff Burton

Brian Vickers

Regan Smith

Jamie McMurray

David Reutimann

Bobby LaBonte

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

David Gilliland

Casey Mears

Dave Blaney

Andy Lally

Robby Gordon

J.J. Yeley (replaces Tony Raines)

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th


The bonus should be of no surprise to those that have played my game before, that is the safety pick, since this is Talladega.

The safety pick is simple, pick someone that IS IN A HANDICAP LIST, their handicap is reduced by 2 (I.E., Greg Biffle, if used for your saftey pick, has no handicap, and Bobby LaBonte has his reduced to +2.) Here is the new rule to the safety pick this year. IF AT LEAST ONE OF YOUR DRIVERS FINISHES BELOW 20TH, AND YOUR SAFETY PICK FINISHES AHEAD OF YOUR WORST FINISHING DRIVER, THEN YOUR SAFETY'S POINTS ARE USED INSTEAD OF YOUR OTHER DRIVER. The only difference from before is the below 20th part, if both your drivers finish in the top 10, and your safety pick wins, sorry but you can't use him, the safety pick is used to prevent catastrophy from wrecks, not to essentially give 3 picks.

REMEMBER: In this segment, you may only use a driver once and only once, and this segment lasts until the end of the season, that means that you must pick 10 different drivers, I'll keep track of which one you have and haven't picked.

For me this week... oh yeah.. I'm not picking... well... you know what, it is my game, I'm going to put in 'ghost picks' for the rest of the season, just to see how I would have fared just incase I did survive... so I'll go with Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski... and Jaime McMurray (+2) for my safety.

Roushfenwayguy- Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski (safety = Jamie McMurray (+2 handicap)

Foreplus- Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle (safety = Jeff Burton (+2 handicap)

D2Moo- Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (safety= David Ragan)

Sfrye-  Trevor Bayne (+8 handicap), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (safety = David Ragan)

Bored at Work- David Ragan (+2 handicap), Trevor Bayne (+8 handicap) (no safety: Didn't read rules) (+3 bonus)

Fogducker-

ILL55INI- Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (safety= Juan Pablo Montoya)

Common Picks:
Posted on: October 12, 2011 7:57 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2011 10:21 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator Chase Race 5

Well, two races down this segment, and Jimmie finally wins, of course six of our eight contestants decided to go with JJ, so there might not be much made up ground at all, but lets check, just to be safe:

PODIUM

1.) D2Moo-                184 (97) (+2) (+5 bonus) (Wow, he almost broke the 100 barrier!)

2.) Bored at Work-     180 (94) (+1) (+4 bonus)

3.) ILL55INI-             176 (87) (-2) (+5 bonus)

NON-PODIUM 170 CLUB

4.) Fogducker-           175 (92) (+3) (+4 bonus)

5.) Foreplus-             170 (86) (+1) (+2 bonus)

DANGER ZONE

6.) Sfrye-                 160 (73) (-3) (+3 bonus)

7.) Roushfenwayguy- 151 (63) (-5) (+4 bonus) (The HMS drivers looked great, then Jeff Gordon wanted to see what the garage was like.)

8.) River Rat-            139 (57) (0) (Finishes last again, but still could find a way out of the bottom two.)

Well, not as close as I would have thought, mainly due to Jeff Gordon leaving those that chose him in the bottom of the totem pole. Anyways, we still got another Lowe's and this one is sure to shake things up, so don't think that those that are even up top are safe, because anything can and will happen here.

Segment Two will last 3 races, weeks 29-31, TWO people will be eliminated from the game at the end of the segment. You must use AT LEAST 4 different drivers, and you can't keep the same driver for all three races, meaning you only have to switch one driver out each week. (Refer to segment one rules for ties.)

Segment Three will last 5 races, week 32-36, THE WINNER will be declared, and so 5 people are virtually being eliminated. Every week you must pick different drivers, meaning you must choose 10 UNIQUE DRIVERS. (Incase of tie, the tiebreaker will be whoever got the most points through this segment WITHOUT HANDICAPS OR BONUSES, if there still is a tie, then the person who has the highest scoring most recent week will be declared the winner. If there still is a tie, then whoever made the picks first each week will win, because someone is obviously cheating Tongue out.)

Bonuses will be given for each race.

And now for the bonuses:

Bored at Work, for picking 7 winning drivers will get a +3 bonus throughout the chase, congratulations!

Now for the newly revised handicap lists, these will last through the first five weeks of the chase.

2 Handicap: 16th-22nd

Mark Martin

Martin Truex Jr.

Juan Pablo Montoya

David Ragan

Marcos Ambrose 

Kasey Kahne

Joey Logano  

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Paul Menard

Jeff Burton

Jamie McMurray

Regan Smith

Brian Vickers

David Reutimann

Bobby LaBonte

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

David Gilliland

Casey Mears

Dave Blaney

Andy Lally

Robby Gordon

Tony Raines

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

Bonus, guess the amount of caution flags, unlike previous weeks, the scoring system will be much more strict, since cautions are usually less plentiful than our other two previous bonuses.

+5 if you get the exact amount of cautions flags
+3 if you are 1 off
+1 if you are 2-3 off.
Just 4 off and you miss your chance, so the margin is much smaller, and many could find themselves without a bonus considering how many cautions can show up here.

For me, I can't pick Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson... CRAP! Well I'll go with Kasey Kahne at least... as for the other... well... I guess I have to go with Kurt Busch, because Kyle and Jeff Gordon are coinflips at this point.

The first set of crossed out drivers you can't use at all.
The second set of crossed out drivers you may only use one of, not both.

Roushfenwayguy- Kasey Kahne (+2 handicap), Kurt Busch (10 cautions)

Foreplus- Kyle Busch, Joey Logano (+2 handicap) (17 cautions)

D2Moo- Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne (+2 handicap) (8 cautions)

Sfrye-  Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman (11 catuions)

River Rat- Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick (13 cautions)

Bored at Work- Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne (+2 handicap) (7 cautions)

Fogducker- Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin (14 cautions)

ILL55INI- Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth (8 cautions)

Common Picks:
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:56 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2011 7:29 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator Chase Race 4

Well, Tony Stewart finally tanked, and Jimmie did well, things are finally looking more normal, although Kurt Busch, he usually struggles at Dover to say the least and he won... nobody thought of this unthinkable result, including fan of Kurt, myself. Anyways lets see the standings that will go on for 3, not 2 weeks!

PODIUM (85 CLUB)

1.) ILL55INI-            89 (+3 bonus) (Well, the bonus broke the tie... but it went the wrong way in my opinion.)

2.) Roushfenwayguy- 88 (+2 bonus) (Couldn't do much better w/o Kurt Busch.)

3.) D2Moo-              87 (+3 bonus)

Sfrye-                     87 (+2 bonus)

Bored at Work-        87 (+5 bonus) (Only one to hit the bonus right on the nose, and it was a nice even number.)

NON-PODIUM 80 CLUB

6.) Foreplus-           84 (+2 bonus)

7.) Fogducker-        83 (+4 bonus)

8.) River Rat-          82 (+3 bonus)

Well, a very good week to say the least, everything we could wish except for mixing up the standings, as in 7 points seperates first from last, therefore is no danger zone just yet, but maybe Kansas will be able to change that.

Segment Two will last 3 races, weeks 29-31, TWO people will be eliminated from the game at the end of the segment. You must use AT LEAST 4 different drivers, and you can't keep the same driver for all three races, meaning you only have to switch one driver out each week. (Refer to segment one rules for ties.)

Segment Three will last 5 races, week 32-36, THE WINNER will be declared, and so 5 people are virtually being eliminated. Every week you must pick different drivers, meaning you must choose 10 UNIQUE DRIVERS. (Incase of tie, the tiebreaker will be whoever got the most points through this segment WITHOUT HANDICAPS OR BONUSES, if there still is a tie, then the person who has the highest scoring most recent week will be declared the winner. If there still is a tie, then whoever made the picks first each week will win, because someone is obviously cheating Tongue out.)

Bonuses will be given for each race.

And now for the bonuses:

Bored at Work, for picking 7 winning drivers will get a +3 bonus throughout the chase, congratulations!

Now for the newly revised handicap lists, these will last through the first five weeks of the chase.

2 Handicap: 16th-22nd

Mark Martin

Martin Truex Jr.

Juan Pablo Montoya

David Ragan

Marcos Ambrose 

Kasey Kahne

Joey Logano  

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Paul Menard

Jeff Burton

Jamie McMurray

Regan Smith

Brian Vickers

David Reutimann

Bobby LaBonte

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

David Gilliland

Casey Mears

Dave Blaney

Andy Lally

Robby Gordon

Tony Raines

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

Bonus for this week is very similar to last week's, just guess how many LEAD CHANGES there are throughout the race, this is not simply leaders, but all the lead changes from lap to lap. Scoring is as followed:
+5 exact amount, +4 within one of exact amount, +3 within 2-3 of amount, +2 within 4-5 of amount, +1 within 6-10 of amount. Lot of lenience here, so most people should get at least one point.

For me, I'm going to keep Johnson, and I'll also go with Jeff Gordon, who can't stop getting top 5s here.

Roushfenwayguy- Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson (20 lead changes) 

Foreplus- Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch (24 lead changes)

D2Moo- Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski (19 lead changes)

Sfrye-  Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart (22 lead changes)

River Rat- Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon (19 lead changes)

Bored at Work- Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards (20 lead lap)

Fogducker- Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson (20 lead lap)

ILL55INI- Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson (19 lead lap)

Common Picks:

Jimmie Johnson- 6

Jeff Gordon- 2

Carl Edwards- 4

Kyle Busch-   2

Posted on: September 28, 2011 9:10 pm
Edited on: October 5, 2011 9:37 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 3

Well, another win for Tony, and another HUH? for Jimmie Johnson, the chase sure has been unpredictable so far, to go along with only 3 cautions, which everyone overguessed on. Anyways, lets see which one of you guys is eliminated, because I know I actually am, for the first time since this game began Cry.

PODIUM

1.) Fogducker-         139 (71) (no bonus) (+3)

2.) D2Moo-              137 (69) (+2 bonus) (+2)

3.) ILL55INI-            133 (53) (+1 bonus) (-2)

NON- PODIUM 125 CLUB

4.) Bored at Work-    131 (82) (+2 bonus) (+6) (One of the biggest comebacks this season, and at the best time.)

5.) Foreplus-            129 (60) (no bonus) (-3)

Sfrye-                      129 (64) (no bonus) (+2)

7.) River Rat-           125 (69) (no bonus) (+1)

I SURVIVED? CLUB

8.) Roushfenwayguy- 114 (51) (+1 bonus) (0) (Wait, I'm not eliminated? Wow what a close battle!)

ELIMINATED

9.) Spikesgator-        113 (45) (+1 bonus) (-7) (His faith on JGR finally got the best of him.)

10.) Tigersman-        112 (47) (no bonus) (-4) (Should have picked Tony Stewart again.)

Well, if that doesn't show you the power of these bonus points, I don't know what will, 3 points was all Tigersman needed to move from last to safe, and only 2 for Spikes, hopefully you guys think twice now about your bonuses, as I sure am glad I guess 8, because I almost went with 11.

Segment Two will last 3 races, weeks 29-31, TWO people will be eliminated from the game at the end of the segment. You must use AT LEAST 4 different drivers, and you can't keep the same driver for all three races, meaning you only have to switch one driver out each week. (Refer to segment one rules for ties.)

Segment Three will last 5 races, week 32-36, THE WINNER will be declared, and so 5 people are virtually being eliminated. Every week you must pick different drivers, meaning you must choose 10 UNIQUE DRIVERS. (Incase of tie, the tiebreaker will be whoever got the most points through this segment WITHOUT HANDICAPS OR BONUSES, if there still is a tie, then the person who has the highest scoring most recent week will be declared the winner. If there still is a tie, then whoever made the picks first each week will win, because someone is obviously cheating Tongue out.)

Bonuses will be given for each race.

And now for the bonuses:

Bored at Work, for picking 7 winning drivers will get a +3 bonus throughout the chase, congratulations!

Spikesgator, for picking 6 winning drivers, will get a +3 bonus for the first two segments in the chase! ELIMINATED

Now for the newly revised handicap lists, these will last through the first five weeks of the chase.

2 Handicap: 16th-22nd

Mark Martin

Martin Truex Jr.

Juan Pablo Montoya

David Ragan

Marcos Ambrose 

Kasey Kahne

Joey Logano  

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Paul Menard

Jeff Burton

Jamie McMurray

Regan Smith

Brian Vickers

David Reutimann

Bobby LaBonte

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

David Gilliland

Casey Mears

Dave Blaney

Andy Lally

Robby Gordon

Tony Raines

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th


Bonus for this week, guess how many drivers finish ON THE LEAD LAP, due to this being a short track, this should be fun to see how many get lapped, so there is no better time for this bonus than now. Scoring is as followed:
+5 exact amount, +4 within one of exact amount, +3 within 2-3 of amount, +2 within 4-5 of amount, +1 within 6-10 of amount. Lot of lenience here, so most people should get at least one point.

For me, it's Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson, I'm also going with 15 drivers on the lead lap.

Roushfenwayguy- Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson (15 lead lap)

Spikesgator-

Tigersman-

Foreplus- Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards (25 lead lap)

D2Moo- Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth (22 lead lap)

Sfrye-  Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch (24 lead lap)

River Rat- Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth (18 lead lap)

Bored at Work- Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick (20 lead lap) (+3 bonus)

Fogducker- Kyle Busch,  Matt Kenseth (19 lead lap)

ILL55INI- Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson (17 lead lap)

Common Picks:

Carl Edwards-       5

Jimmie Johnson-  3

Matt Kenseth-      3

Kyle Busch-          3
Posted on: September 22, 2011 1:32 pm
Edited on: September 28, 2011 8:01 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator Chase Race 2

Well, Tony Stewart won his first race of the season, what better time than the first race of the chase? Unfortunately, most people here didn't think of that theory, except for one, Tigersman... but Denny Hamlin tore up that winner pick, anyways, lets see how the standings are after the first race:

ILL55INI-            80 (+2 bonus) (Only one with two drivers in the top 10, it shows.)

Spikesgator-       69 (+2 bonus)

Foreplus-            69 (no bonus)

D2Moo-              68 (+1 bonus)

Fogucker-           68 (+3 bonus)

Tigersman-         65 (+0 bonus)

Sfrye-                 65 (+2 bonus)

Roushfenwayguy- 63 (+1 bonus)

River Rat-            56 (+0 bonus)

Bored at Work-     49 (+2 bonus) (Used every bit of his bonuses to try and stay in the hunt for staying alive.)

Segment One will last 2 races, weeks 27-28, TWO people will be eliminated from the game at this point. Any drivers are allowed both weeks. (Incase of tie, the tie will carry into segment two, lineups will not be allowed to be identical.)

Segment Two will last 3 races, weeks 29-31, TWO people will be eliminated from the game at the end of the segment. You must use AT LEAST 4 different drivers, and you can't keep the same driver for all three races, meaning you only have to switch one driver out each week. (Refer to segment one rules for ties.)

Segment Three will last 5 races, week 32-36, THE WINNER will be declared, and so 5 people are virtually being eliminated. Every week you must pick different drivers, meaning you must choose 10 UNIQUE DRIVERS. (Incase of tie, the tiebreaker will be whoever got the most points through this segment WITHOUT HANDICAPS OR BONUSES, if there still is a tie, then the person who has the highest scoring most recent week will be declared the winner. If there still is a tie, then whoever made the picks first each week will win, because someone is obviously cheating Tongue out.)

Bonuses will be given for each race.

And now for the bonuses:

Bored at Work, for picking 7 winning drivers will get a +3 bonus throughout the chase, congratulations!

Spikesgator, for picking 6 winning drivers, will get a +3 bonus for the first two segments in the chase!

Tigersman, for picking 5 winning drivers, will get a +3 bonus for the first segment in the chase!

Now for the newly revised handicap lists, these will last through the first five weeks of the chase.

2 Handicap: 16th-22nd

Mark Martin

Martin Truex Jr.

Juan Pablo Montoya

David Ragan

Marcos Ambrose 

Kasey Kahne

Joey Logano  

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Paul Menard

Jeff Burton

Jamie McMurray

Regan Smith

Brian Vickers

David Reutimann

Bobby LaBonte

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

David Gilliland

Casey Mears

Dave Blaney

Andy Lally

Robby Gordon

Tony Raines

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th


For the bonus this week, try to predict how many caution flags there will be throughout the race, the exact answer gets +5, off by 1 gets you +3, off by 2-3 gets +2, and 4-5 gets +1.

My picks this race will be safe, or at least I hope so... Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson, with 8 caution flags.

Roushfenwayguy- Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson (8 flags)

Spikesgator- Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin (7 flags)

Tigersman- Ryan Newman, Jimmie Johnson (10 flags)

Foreplus- Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick (11 flags)

D2Moo- Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart (6 flags)

Sfrye-  Tony Stewart,  Denny Hamlin (10 flags)

River Rat- Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman (9 flags)

Bored at Work- Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart (6 flags)

Fogducker- Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson (13 flags)

ILL55INI- Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch (8 flags)

Common Picks:

Jimmie Johnson- 6

Ryan Newman-    3

Kevin Harvick-     2

Tony Stewart-      4

Denny Hamlin-     2

Kurt Busch-          2
Posted on: September 14, 2011 9:54 pm
Edited on: September 22, 2011 1:12 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 1

Well, we have finally reached the chase, but not without a casualty, however, we had two people with the winner, ILL55INI, and Spikes, which desperately needed it, and this will get him more bonus points in the chase... that is if he survived... let's see who made it and who is going to be left behind:


PODIUM

1.) ILL55INI-             175 (92) (+6) (Cruises to the lead with 1 point off the best score possible.)

2.) Roushfenwayguy- 164 (80) (+4)

Tigersman-               164 (73) (0)

NON-PODIUM 150 CLUB

4.) Bored at Work-     163 (79) (+2)

5.) Sfrye-                  160 (75) (-1)

6.) River Rat-            151 (73) (+2)

>140 CLUB

7.) Spikesgator-        146 (83) (+3) (Got the winner to salvage an average of 73 points per race, very good for most other weeks, this week its enough to get by.)

8.) D2Moo-               142 (49) (-7) (Jimmie Johnson dropped D2Moo like a bullet, but Johnson likely won't let that happen again come the chase, that or Kurt and Jimmie are going to do something fierce.)

SPARED CLUB

9.) Foreplus-             140 (62) (-1) (Ambrose didn't end up being the handicap driver of choice this week.)

Fogducker-               140 (54) (-6) (A tie for last, on the week we enter the chase, the week I announced the rule of keeping ties, wow this worked like clockwork.)

So it figures that we keep all 10 people for the chase, just like what happened last year, and so these two weeks basically ended up being for nothing other than collecting wins, kind of like what was going on in the actual pre-chase. Anyways, here is how the format will run, pay attention to these rules if you wish to optimize your lineups and to avoid penalties:

Segment One will last 2 races, weeks 27-28, TWO people will be eliminated from the game at this point. Any drivers are allowed both weeks. (Incase of tie, the tie will carry into segment two, lineups will not be allowed to be identical.)

Segment Two will last 3 races, weeks 29-31, TWO people will be eliminated from the game at the end of the segment. You must use AT LEAST 4 different drivers, and you can't keep the same driver for all three races, meaning you only have to switch one driver out each week. (Refer to segment one rules for ties.)

Segment Three will last 5 races, week 32-36, THE WINNER will be declared, and so 5 people are virtually being eliminated. Every week you must pick different drivers, meaning you must choose 10 UNIQUE DRIVERS. (Incase of tie, the tiebreaker will be whoever got the most points through this segment WITHOUT HANDICAPS OR BONUSES, if there still is a tie, then the person who has the highest scoring most recent week will be declared the winner. If there still is a tie, then whoever made the picks first each week will win, because someone is obviously cheating Tongue out.)

Bonuses will be given for each race.

And now for the bonuses:

Bored at Work, for picking 7 winning drivers will get a +3 bonus throughout the chase, congratulations!

Spikesgator, for picking 6 winning drivers, will get a +3 bonus for the first two segments in the chase!

Tigersman, for picking 5 winning drivers, will get a +3 bonus for the first segment in the chase!

Now for the newly revised handicap lists, these will last through the first five weeks of the chase.

2 Handicap: 16th-22nd

Mark Martin

Martin Truex Jr.

Juan Pablo Montoya

David Ragan

Marcos Ambrose 

Kasey Kahne

Joey Logano  

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Paul Menard

Jeff Burton

Jamie McMurray

Regan Smith

Brian Vickers

David Reutimann

Bobby LaBonte

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

David Gilliland

Casey Mears

Dave Blaney

Andy Lally

Robby Gordon

Tony Raines

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

Just a few adjustments, taking out Allmendinger and the hot Keselowski, and adding in Kahne and Menard, other than that just some shifting like with Truex.

The bonus for this week is simple, pick a driver (that you didn't choose already) that is in the handicap listings of +4, +2 or no handicap, and predict their exact finish position. If you get their position exactly right, you get +5 points, if you are off by 1-2 positions, you get +3, 3-5 gets you +2, and 5-10 gets you +1.

IE: RFG chooses Jimmie Johnson to finish 10th, Jimmie Johnson finishes 11th, so RFG gets 3 bonus points.
IE: RFG chooses Jimmie Johnson to finish 10th, Jimmie Johnson finishes 1st, so RFG gets 1 bonus point.

My first driver for Chicagoland is Jeff Gordon, he's on a roll, and he's great here. My second is Kevin Harvick, wow I'm being creative after Richmond aren't I...

Roushfenwayguy- Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick (Tony Stewart- 9th)

Spikesgator- Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards (Martin Truex Jr.- 14th) (+3 bonus)

Tigersman- Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin (A.J. Allmendiger- 10th) (+3 bonus)

Foreplus- Kevin Harvick, Marcos Ambrose (RFG autopicks)

D2Moo- Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth (Bobby LaBonte- 27th)

Sfrye-  Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon (David Ragan- 16th)

River Rat- Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin (Jeff Gordon- 7th)

Bored at Work- Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth (Jimmie Johnson- 5th) (+3 bonus)

Fogducker- Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards (Paul Menard- 18th)

ILL55INI- Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson (Kasey Kahne- 15th)

Common Picks:

Carl Edwards-  6

Jeff Gordon-   3

Matt Kenseth- 3

Denny Hamlin- 2
 
 
 
 
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