2018 8th Annual FABO NHRA "Pick 'Em" Game - Time For Your NITRO Fix! Here We Go Again!!!

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  1. ocdart

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    It's time to get ready for your 2018 Nitro fix!
    Nitro qualifying for the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Series gets underway on Friday, February 9 and I'm sure ready for my next nitro fix - already got my ticket for Friday qualifying.
    It's time for the "official" 2018 NHRA "Pick 'Em" Game thread to get started. Let's get more players than last year.

    No changes to the rules from last year as the little change last year proved to be pretty good. Here they are for any new players. Returning players should check them out also just as a reminder.

    Rules for the 8th Annual FABO NHRA Pick 'Em for 2018:
    Your picks must be posted to this thread no later than the scheduled start of Pro qualifying on the Friday of the event in order to be eligible for all bonus points awarded during the event. No exceptions. For the WinterNationals, this is Friday, February 9th. Pro Stock qualifying starts at 3:00PM EST (12:00 Noon PST).

    Classes:
    * Top Fuel
    * Funny Car
    * Pro Stock
    * Pro Stock Motorcycle
    * Highest total point accumulation from all classes at the end of the season is the winner
    * Pick one driver/car per each class for each National Event

    You must post your picks to FABO no later than the scheduled start of Pro qualifying on Friday of the event weekend. Picks posted after the scheduled start of Pro qualifying on Friday will not be eligible for any bonus points awarded during the event; picks posted after the scheduled start of Pro qualifying on Friday will only earn points for Sunday race elimination rounds.
    You can also "lock" your picks in for the entire season if you wish. Just post that you want them "locked". You can always "unlock" them to make a change by posting your changes in this thread. Your revised picks will then be "locked" until you make future changes.

    Since all of us get busy from time to time, our computers may break down, or we just forget to post our picks. So, in an effort to keep everyone in the game for the "regular season", if you don't get your picks posted before the first round of Pro Qualifying for any "regular season" race after the WinterNationals I will use your picks from the previous race event. That's the benefit - you will be guaranteed to have picks for elimination rounds. The penalty is, your picks will not be eligible for event bonus points.
    As said before, you still have the option of "locking in" your picks for the entire season if you think you may have trouble getting your picks posted sometime during the season.
    Your picks will be eligible for event bonus points if you "lock" them in, but not if you just forget to post them or can't post event picks for whatever reason.
    This "pick carry over" feature is only in effect for the "regular season". It will not be in effect for the six-event "Countdown to the Championship" at the end of the season.

    You can review the event class entry list and the event schedule on www.nhra.com. Make sure you take into account the time difference between the event location and where you are so you get your picks posted on time.

    * 10 points awarded for each round won during final eliminations (40 points max. per event)

    * Bonus Points:
    Bonus points awarded each event based on your selected drivers final qualification position as determined by NHRA
    # 1 Qualifier = 8 points
    # 2 Qualifier = 7.5 points
    # 3 Qualifier = 7 points
    # 4 Qualifier = 6.5 points
    # 5 Qualifier = 6 points
    # 6 Qualifier = 5.5 points
    # 7 Qualifier = 5 points
    # 8 Qualifier = 4.5 points
    # 9 Qualifier = 4 points
    #10 Qualifier = 3.5 points
    #11 Qualifier = 3 points
    #12 Qualifier = 2.5 points
    #13 Qualifier = 2 points
    #14 Qualifier = 1.5 points
    #15 Qualifier = 1 point
    #16 Qualifier = 0.5 point

    5 Bonus Points awarded per class to the driver posting the quickest elapsed time or fastest speed per event during either qualifying or eliminations

    15 Bonus Points awarded per class to any driver establishing a new national record elapsed time or speed during an event (no longer must be backed up within 1% per revised NHRA rules)

    Each professional class has an 88-point potential per event if your selected driver qualifies in the #1 position, wins the event, has the quickest elapsed time and fastest speed, and sets both ends of the national record for the class during the event. 352 points max. per event with all four professional classes; 264 points max. per event that do not include Pro Stock Motorcycle.

    If your selected driver fails to qualify for an event, you receive 0 points for that class.

    Like prior years, there will be special rules regarding round-win points for both Four-Wide events. Yes, BOTH. The Spring Las Vegas event (April 6-8) will be a Four-Wide event as well as the 4-WideNationals at Z-Max Dragway in Charlotte, NC, April 27-29. I will post up the special rules prior to the Las Vegas event.

    Also like prior years, the points will be re-set following the U.S. Nationals on Labor Day weekend, prior to the start of the 6-event "Countdown to the Championship".

    And just like last year, we're going to follow what NHRA is doing with increased points for both the U.S. Nationals and the Finals. Round win points for both of those events will be 15 rather than 10. This should make for an exciting finish to the season just like last year.


    So post up your picks on this thread. Here we go. Light 'em up and let's burn some nitro!
     
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    TF- Antron Brown
    FC- Matt Hagen
    PS- Greg Anderson
    PSM- Eddie Krawic
    Please lock in
    Good Luck everyone
     
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    Going to try to stay on top this year unlike last year where I dropped from the top to almost the bottom.:steering::steering:
     
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    Better home work and search skills should help me this year

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    Locked in picks
    TF. A Brown
    FC M Hagen
    PS Enders
    PSB. Krawick
     
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    Winternationals picks:
    TF - Leah Prithchett
    FC - Matt Hagen
    PS - Erica Enders-Stevens
     
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    Winternationals Picks"
    TF....Antron Brown
    FC...Matt Hagen
    PS...Drew Skillman
     
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    Winternationals weather forecast:

    75F with a wind chill down to 74F on Friday
    65F on Saturday with a 10% chance of some moisture
    64F on Sunday with a 10% chance of some moisture

    Yeah, I know that winters are tough here in SoCal. But someone has to live here!
     
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      Winternationals..
      T.F..Brown
      F.C..Capps
      P.S..Anderson:thumbsup::thumbsup:
       
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      Winternationals qualifying starts tomorrow (02/09/18) at Noon PST (3:00PM EST).
      Your picks need to be posted before qualifying starts to be eligible for all event bonus points.


      DON'T MISS OUT!!!
       
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      58th annual Lucas Oil K Winternationals qualifying leaders:

      Q1
      Weather: 76F, 26% relative humidity, barometer 28.83, adjusted altitude 2780', track temp 114F

      TF: Antron Brown, 3.717 @ 332.51
      FC: Ron Capps, 3.882; Antron Brown @ 332.51
      PS: Drew Skillman, 6.569 @ 210.37



      Q2
      Weather: 79F, 31% relative humidity, barometer 28.79", adjusted altitude 3073', track temp 108F

      TF: Clay Millican, 3.694: Antron Brown @332.51
      FC: Jack Beckman, 3.860 @332.84
      PS: Drew Skillman, 6.569 @ 210.37

      Q3
      Weather: 63F, 60% relative humidity, barometer 28.76", adjusted altitude 2153', track temp 79F

      TF: Brittany Force, 3.675; Antron Brown @332.51
      FC: Matt Hagan, 3.859; Jack Beckman @ 332.84
      PS: Vincent Nobile, 6.529; Greg Anderson @ 211.30


      Q4
      Weather: 69F, 51% relative humidity, barometer 28.71", adjusted altitude 2674', track temp 81F

      TF: Clay Millican, 3.628 (New National Record); Antron Browna @332.51
      FC: Matt Hagan, 3.822 @ 336.32
      PS:
      Vincent Nobile, 6.529; Greg Anderson @ 211.30

       
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      Congratulations to Nick2317(FBBO) for winning the opening NHRA National Event Top Qualifier title of the 2018 NHRA season at the Winternationals with a very nice total of 21.5 bonus points. He picked the #3 qualifier in Top Fuel, the #1 qualifier in Funny Car and the #4 qualifier in Pro Stock. Way to go!
      Back in Time (FABO) was in the #2 qualifier spot with 21.0 bonus points. More great picks!
      Good luck all in eliminations tomorrow!

      We have 12 players starting off the 2018 NHRA "Pick 'Em game season and 11 different driver combos made up of:
      * 4 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 both survive the opening round.
      * 4 different Funny Car drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups and, again, one potential head-to-head matchups in Round 2 of eliminations.
      * 5 different Pro Stock drivers picked this week. No Round 1 head-to-head matchups and a possibility of two head-to-head matchups in the 2nd round of eliminations.

      Good luck all!
       
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        Oh no!!! I forgot to post picks!!!
        TF Britney Force
        FC John Force
        PS Greg Anderson
        PSM Eddie krawic
        Lock in picks please
        Already behind


         
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        Here are the results and point standings following completion of the opening NHRA event of the 2018 season.
        Outstanding SoCal weather for the Winternationals.

        Congratulations to 'Nick2317' (FBBO) for being "Top Picker Eliminator" for the Lucas Oil Winternationals, the first event of 2018, with a very nice point total of 111.5 points with a class win in Funny Car. His Pro Stock pick went to the finals but lost there, and his Top Fuel pick went out in the second round of eliminations. He was helped by Speed bonus points in Top Fuel and ET bonus points in both Funny Car.
        'alsant' (FBBO) and 'Duster79' (FABO) were right behind with 110.5 points. Both scored with a class win in Funny Car and their Top Fuel and Pro Stock picks lost in the semi-finals. They both also picked up ET bonus points in Funny Car Speed bonus points in Pro Stock.


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

        Top Fuel
        E.T. - Clay Millican, 3.628 (New National Record) during qualifying
        Speed - Steve Torrence, 333.00 during Round 1 of eliminations

        Funny Car
        E.T. - Matt Hagan, 3.822 during qualifying
        Speed - Robert Hight, 336.99 while losing in the final round of eliminations


        Pro Stock
        E.T. - Vincent Nobile, 6.529 during qualifying
        Speed - Greg Anderson, 211.23 during Round 1 of eliminations

        Here are the game point standings after the 1st event of the 2018 season:

        111.5 - Nick2317 (FBBO)
        110.5 - alsant (FBBO)
        110.5 - Duster79 (FABO)
        103.5 - 71dartswinger (FABO)
        96.0 - Back in Time (FABO)
        94.5 - 64BEL (FBBO)

        84.5 - ocdart (FABO)
        83.5 - stroked340 (FABO)
        77.5 - Budnicks (FBBO)
        68.5 - cuda20 (FABO)
        65.5 - super-bee_ski (FBBO)

        38.0 - SSG Karg (FABO)


        'johnnycuda' (FABO) will join us at the next event


        The 2nd race of the 2018 season, the 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals, is February 23-25, at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, AZ.
        As always, your picks need to be posted before Pro Qualifying starts on Friday, February 23 in order to qualify for all event bonus points. Pro qualifying is scheduled to start at 3:30PM EST (12:30 PM PST).
        The Arizona Nationals entry list is posted on
        NHRA.com and currently shows 15 Top Fuel, 15 Funny Car, and 14 Pro Stock entries, but the counts are subject to change. Keep checking http://www.nhra.com/events/entrylist02.aspx for an updated entry list.
        Pro Stock Motorcycle will not run until the 3rd race of the 2018 season at Gainesville, Fl.
        Get your picks posted and GOOD LUCK!


         
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        OK, time for your first "Tuesday-before-the-event" reminder of the 2018 NHRA Season.
        The Arizona Nationals start Friday, February 23rd, and this event could be big-time for possible national records as the weather forecast looks like "mineshaft" conditions. The current forecast calls for a high temps of 55F on Friday with 30% chance of some moisture during the day, 59F on Saturday and 65F on Sunday with 10% chance of rain sometime during the day.
        The current entry list shows:
        19 Top Fuel
        17 Funny Car
        17 Pro Stock

        Get your picks posted!
         
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