2020 10th Annual FABO NHRA "Pick 'Em" Game - Are You Ready For Some NITRO?!!

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    Midwest Nats picks...
    TF Leah Pruett
    FC Matt Hagan
    PS Jason Line
    PSM Andrew Hines
     
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    Top Fuel...Steve Torrence
    Funny Car... Matt Hagen
    Pro Stock... Jason Line
    PSB... Andrew Hines.
     
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    T.F..Steve Torrence
    F.C..Hagan
    P.S...Anderson
    P.S.M.Krawiec:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks for the reminder.
    TF S Torrance
    FC Hagen
    PS Enders Stevens
    PSM Hines
     
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    Looks like Mother Nature was the Top Qualifier at the 2020 NHRA Midwest Nationals. The weather only permitted one round of Pro Qualifying, and only for Top Fuel and Funny Car. Both Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying positions will be filled by current point positions.
    Because of this, only Top Fuel and Funny Car will have bonus point awards for qualifying at this event.
    Based on this, here is how qualifying bonus points are for the 2020 NHRA Midwest Nationals:
    12.5 71dartswinger (FABO)
    11.0 Duster79 (FABO)
    11.0 R413 (FBBO)
    11.0 Back in Time (FABO)
    11.0 alsant (FBBO)
    11.0 cuda20 (FABO)
    11.0 Nick2317 (FBBO)
    11.0 stroked340 (FABO)
    9.5 ocdart (FABO)
    8.5 64BEL (FBBO)
    7.0 Budnicks (FBBO)
    7.0 memike (FABO)
    7.0 SSG Karg (FABO)
    1.5 johnnycuda (FABO)
    0.0 TT5.9mag (FABO)

    We have 15 players for the 7th event of the 2020 NHRA "Pick 'Em game season and 14 different driver combos made up of:
    * 6 different Top Fuel drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups. There could be one head-to-head matchup in the 2nd round of eliminations if they all survive the opening round.
    * 4 different Funny Car drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups. There could be one head-to-head matchup in the 2nd round of eliminations if they all survive the opening round.
    * 4 different Pro Stock drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups. There could be one head-to-head matchup in the 2nd round of eliminations.
    * 4 different Pro Stock Motorcycle drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups. There could be one head-to-head matchup in the 2nd round of eliminations, both in the upper bracket.

    Good luck all!
     
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      This event should have been renamed the NHRA 'Crash Nationals'!
      Leah Pruett's Top Fuel rail broke in half.
      Alexis DeJoria's Funny Car turns into a roadster.
      Kenny Delco goes for a wild rollover ride in his Pro Stocker.
      And then the weather shuts down Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle eliminations halfway through.
      I guess we'll need to wait and see when the remainder of the eliminations will be run before I can post updated points and standings.

      The good news this weekend was Camping World coming aboard as a multiyear series title sponsor.
      Truth be told, I never did like the taste of Mello Yello.
       
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        Competitionplus.com reported a rumor from Nitro Reports that Tony Stewart is buying safety equipment and planning to attend the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School. The end goal may be to climb into a Top Fuel car.
        C+ says, "Stewart has ties to the drag racing community and has flirted in the past with the notion of racing a fuel car."
        Now there's an attitude I'd like to see in drag racing. All his current NASCAR rides are top-notch.
        This could get interesting.
         
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            Announcement yesterday on NHRA.com says the remainder of Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle eliminations from the 2020 Midwest Nationals will be contested during qualifying runs next weekend at the Texas FallNationals.
             
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              Here's your "Tuesday before the race" reminder to post your picks for the 2020 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in Ennis, TX.
              Please post your picks if you haven't done so already.
              The NHRA website currently shows 15 Top Fuel, 16 Funny Cars, 20 Pro Stock and 19 Pro Stock Motorcycle entries.
              The current weather forecast calls for a high temps of 79F on Saturday, and 87F on Sunday.
              Two rounds of qualifying on Saturday with the first round of Pro qualifying scheduled for 1:30PM EDT (11:30AM PDT) on Saturday.
              Post those picks before the first round of Pro qualifying!


              Please double check the current event entry list for your driver picks at AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals * to verify your picks are competing in this event.
               
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                AAA Texas FallNats picks...
                TF Steve Torrence
                FC Matt Hagan
                PS Jason Line
                PSM Matt Smith
                 
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                There hasn't been very much orderly about 2020 but I'll do my best to keep this game in order...
                First things first, so here are the game standings following completion (finally) of the weather-delayed Mopar Express Lane Midwest Nationals:

                Congratulations to both 'Duster79' (FABO) and 'R413' (FBBO) for sharing the "Top Picker Eliminator" title for the 2020 Mopar Express Lane Midwest Nationals, the 8th event of the 2020 "pandemic-crazed" NHRA season, with very nice point totals of 171.0 points each. Their Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle picks both won their class and their Top Fuel and Funny Car picks both went to the final round of eliminations before losing.
                'cuda20' (FABO) grabbed the runner-up spot with 141.0 points.


                Here's where the bonus points were earned if you picked the right drivers:

                Top Fuel
                E.T. - Leah Pruett, 3.676 during Round 1 of eliminations
                Speed - Tony Schumacher, 332.92 during qualifying

                Funny Car
                E.T. - Tommy Johnson Jr., 3.884 while winning the final round of eliminations
                Speed - Matt Hagan, 333.00 while losing the final round of eliminations

                Pro Stock
                E.T. - Greg Anderson, 6.502 during Round 2 of eliminations
                Speed - Erica Enders, 211.69 during Round 1 of eliminations

                Pro Stock Motorcycle
                E.T. - Matt Smith, 6.767 during Round 2 of eliminations
                Speed - Matt Smith, 200.50 during Round 3 of eliminations


                Here are the game point standings after the 8th event of the 2020 season:

                876.5 - cuda20 (FABO) no change in the game standings
                869.5 - Duster79 (FABO) no change
                813.5 - R413 (FBBO) +3
                791.0 - Back in Time (FABO) +4
                790.5 - stroked340 (FABO) -2
                761.5 - Budnicks (FBBO) +2
                750.5 - memike (FABO) -2
                742.5 - ocdart (FABO) +1

                741.5 - Nick2317 (FBBO) -2
                712.0 - alsant (FBBO) no change
                676.5 - 71dartswinger (FABO) no change

                570.0 - 64BEL (FBBO) no change
                557.0 - SSG Karg (FABO) +1
                538.5 - johnnycuda (FABO) -1
                343.5 - TT5.9mag (FABO) no change

                I'll give y'all a little time to digest this info and then post results from the AAA Texas FallNationals in the next couple of days.


                 
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                  Here's your "Tuesday before the race" reminder for the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil this coming weekend at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, TX.
                  Please post your picks if you haven't done so already.
                  The NHRA website currently shows 15 Top Fuel, 17 Funny Cars, 20 Pro Stock and 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle entries.
                  Mother Nature may not be our friend this weekend. The current weather forecast calls for a high temps of 86F on Friday with up to a 72% chance of light rain between 11AM to 5PM. The Saturday forecast shows a high temp of 85F and a 50% chance of light rain for about an hour around 1PM. The Sunday forecast is 86F for a high temp with both cloudy and sunny conditions throughout the day.
                  We still have two rounds of qualifying with the first round of Pro qualifying scheduled for 1:45PM EDT (10:45AM PDT) on Saturday.
                  Post those picks before the first round of Pro qualifying!

                  Please double check the current event entry list for your driver picks at Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented By Pennzoil* to verify your picks are competing in this event.
                   
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                  Sorry for being so late posting results. Things are just about as out of order with this game as 2020 has been for all of us.
                  We had a "blind squirrel" moment at qualifying for the AAA Texas FallNationals as 'ocdart' somehow managed not to overthink his picks and came away with the 'Top Qualifier' title with a very nice total of 31.0 bonus points by picking the #1 qualifiers in Top Fuel, Funny Car Pro Stock Motorcycle, and the #3 qualifier in Pro Stock. Got lucky.
                  'alsant' (FBBO) and 'Budnicks' (FABO) shared the #2 qualifier spot with 29.5 bonus points each. More great picks!


                  We hade 15 players for the 8th event of the 2020 NHRA "Pick 'Em game season and 14 different driver combos made up of:
                  * 4 different Top Fuel drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups. There was one head-to-head matchup in the 2nd round of eliminations.
                  * 5 different Funny Car drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups. There was one head-to-head matchup in the 2nd round of eliminations and another in the semi-final round of eliminations.
                  * 4 different Pro Stock drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups during eliminations
                  * 5 different Pro Stock Motorcycle drivers with one Round 1 head-to-head matchup

                   
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                  OC I'm confused( nothing new with me ) I don't see any points standing after the Dallas race yet or am I missing something ?
                   
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                  No, you're not missing anything. I should be able to post the "after Dallas" point standings later today.
                  I'm posting results (Qualifying/Eliminations) separately as I usually do.

                   
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                    Congratulations to 'stroked340' (FABO) for being "Top Picker Eliminator" for the AAA Texas FallNationals, the 9th event of the 2020 "pandemic-crazed" NHRA season, with a very nice point total of 148.5 points. His Top Fuel pick won the class. Both his Funny Car and Pro Stock picks lost in the final round of eliminations and his Pro Stock Motorcycle pick lost in the second round of eliminations.
                    'alsant' (FBBO) grabbed the runner-up spot with 144.5 points. He picked the class winner in Top Fuel. His Funny Car pick lost in the finals, his Pro Stock Motorcycle pick lost in the semi-final round and his Pro Stock pick lost in the second round.


                    Here's where the bonus points were earned if you picked the right drivers:

                    Top Fuel
                    E.T. - Steve Torrence, 3.662 during qualifying
                    Speed - Steve Torrence, 328.78 while winning the event

                    Funny Car
                    E.T. - Matt Hagan, 3.860 during qualifying
                    Speed - J.R. Todd, 331.36 during Round 1 of eliminations

                    Pro Stock
                    E.T. - Deric Kramer, 6.541 during qualifying
                    Speed - Deric Kramer, 210.37 during qualifying

                    Pro Stock Motorcycle
                    E.T. - Matt Smith, 6.808 during qualifying
                    Speed - Matt Smith, 200.71 during qualifying


                    Here are the game point standings after the 9th event of the 2020 season (the points from the uncompleted 8th event of the season are also included):

                    1014.5 - cuda20 (FABO) no change in the game standings
                    1013.0 - Duster79 (FABO) no change
                    957.0 - R413 (FBBO) no change
                    939.0 - stroked340 (FABO) +1
                    929.5 - Back in Time (FABO) -1
                    884.5 - Nick2317 (FBBO) +3
                    881.0 - Budnicks (FBBO) -1
                    878.5 - ocdart (FABO) no change

                    856.5 - alsant (FBBO) +1
                    830.5 - memike (FABO) -3
                    772.5 - 71dartswinger (FABO) no change
                    665.5 - 64BEL (FBBO) no change
                    630.5 - johnnycuda (FABO) +1
                    629.5 - SSG Karg (FABO) -1
                    391.0 - TT5.9mag (FABO) no change


                    The 10th race of the 2020 season, the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil, are scheduled for October 23-25 at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, TX.
                    As of now there are 15 Top Fuel, 17 Funny Car, 20 Pro Stock and 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle entries
                    Keep checking
                    http://www.nhra.com/events/entrylist10.aspx for an updated entry list to verify your pick is racing. Also check to see if there are any "surprise" names on the entry lists.


                    Professional class qualifying is currently scheduled to start at 1:45PM EDT (10:45AM PDT) on Saturday, October 24th


                    Get your picks posted and GOOD LUCK!


                     
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                    My Pro Stock and Pro Stock Bike picks cost me this week
                     
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                    PSB..Matt Smith.
                     
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