2021 11th Annual FABO NHRA "Pick 'Em" Game - Time To Burn Some NITRO!!!

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  1. ocdart

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    Here we go! It's time to get your 2021 Nitro fix!
    It's hard to believe this is the eleventh year we're doing this.
    It's two weeks to the first event of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series start so time to get this game going.
    Nitro qualifying for the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series gets underway on Friday, March 11. It sure seems strange to have the season start in Florida. I missed being in the familiar surroundings of the Auto Club Raceway a couple of weeks ago for Friday qualifying at the traditional Winternationals start of the season.
    It's time for the "official" 2020 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 in 2018 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 11th Annual FABO NHRA Pick 'Em for 2021:
    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 2021 season-opening Gatornationals, this is Friday, March 12th. Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying starts at 4:00PM EST (1:00PM 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 Gatornationals 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 either Pro Stock or 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 Denso Spark Plugs 4-Wide Las Vegas event (April 16-18) and the NGK NTK 4-Wide event at Z-Max Dragway in Charlotte, NC, (May 14-16). 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 the past couple of years, 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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    Awesome glad your doing this again.
    TF S Torrance
    FC Hagen
    PS Enders Steven
    PSM M Smith
     
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    • memike

      memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      Count me in, let me do some home work if at all possible
       
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      Top Fuel... Steve Torrence
      Funny Car.....John Force
      Pro Stock...Enders -Stevens
      PSB...Matt Smith.
       
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      memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      Let's get started
      Top Fuel... Steve Torrence
      Funny Car.....John Force
      Pro Stock...Enders -Stevens
      PSB...Matt Smith.
       
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        T/F Leah Pruett
        F/C Ron Capps
        P/S Greg Andeson
        PS/M Angelle Sampey
        Lock in please
        Good luck everyone
         
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        • ocdart

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          Gatorpicks...unless I change my mind

          TF Brittany Force
          FC John Force
          PS Greg Anderson
          PSM Matt Smith


          (03/12/21) Changing my mind...new Pro Stock pick is Erica Enders
           
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          Well all right! This seems so WAY OVERDUE and so strange with the 2021 NHRA season starting at the Gators in Florida.

          Here's the very first 'Tuesday before the event' reminder of 2021.
          The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Winternationals start Friday, March 12th. Current forecast calling for high temps of 80F on Friday, 82F on Saturday and 78F on Sunday with sunny conditions on Friday and partly sunny both Saturday and Sunday.
          The in-and-out sun could mean some tuning questions and quick changes for the crew chiefs.
          The current entry list shows:
          18 Top Fuel
          18 Funny Car
          21 Pro Stock

          21 Pro Stock Motorcycle

          As always, check the entry lists to make sure your driver pick is racing.

          It's time to get your picks posted and go racing again!


           
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          ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

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          We still have a few players from 2020 that need to post picks for this first event of the 2021 NHRA season.
          And we can always use new players so get your FABO buddies to join in for some nitro-burning fun!
           
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            TF Brittney Force
            FC John Force
            PS Greg Anderson
            PSM Eddie Krawic
             
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            • shittyslant6

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              This sounds fun, New player.

              Top Fuel: Steve Torrence
              Funny Car: Cruz Pedregon
              Pro Stock: Greg anderson
              Pro Stock Motorcycle: Matt Smith
               
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                Welcome
                 
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                • ocdart

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                  Thanks for joining! I hope it's fun for all and adds a little something to watching the TV coverage.
                   
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                  • stroked340

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                    P.S..Anderson
                    P.S.M..Matt Smith:thumbsup::thumbsup:
                     
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                    SSG_Karg Heeeeeres Johnny!

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                    The nhra.com website shows Pro qualifying starts today (Friday) at 4:00pm EST (1:00pm PST).
                    You've only got 1 hour to get your picks posted!
                     
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                    2021 season-opening 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals qualifying leaders:

                    Q1
                    Weather: no report available
                    TF: Steve Torrence, 3.3.699; Brittany Force @ 330.47
                    FC: Ron Capps, 3.895 @ 329.02
                    PS: Erica Enders, 6.528; Greg Anderson @ 211.30
                    PSM: Angelle Sampey, 6.746; Matt Smith @ 199.82

                    Event schedule on nhra.com shows Q2 and Q3 scheduled for Saturday.


                    Q2
                    Weather: no report available
                    TF: Steve Torrence, 3.699; Brittany Force @ 330.47
                    FC: Ron Capps, 3.895 @ 329.02
                    PS: Greg Anderson, 6.525 @ 211.36
                    PSM: Angelle Sampey, 6.742; Angie Smith @ 200.47


                    Q3
                    Weather: no report available
                    TF: Steve Torrence, 3.699; Brittany Force @ 330.47
                    FC: Ron Capps, 3.895; Robert Hight @ 330.15
                    PS: Greg Anderson, 6.525 @ 211.36
                    PSM: Angelle Sampey, 6.742; Matt Smith @ 200.74



                    SPOILER ALERT!!!
                    If you're planning to watch Q3 television coverage Sunday morning and don't want to already know the results, then don't come back to this thread until after you've watched Q3 qualifying.
                    I will update this thread later today.






                     
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                    SPOILER ALERT!!!
                    If you're planning to watch Q3 television coverage Sunday morning and don't want to already know the results, then don't come back to this thread until after you've watched Q3 qualifying.
                    I will update this thread later today.
                     
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                    Congratulations to 'Budnicks' (FBBO) for winning the 2021 NHRA season opening 52nd annual Gatornationals Top Qualifier title with an outstanding total of 31.5 bonus points. He picked the #1 qualifier in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock, and the #2 qualifier in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Way to go!
                    'Duster79' (FABO) was right behind in #2 qualifier spot with 31.0 bonus points. More great picks!
                    Good luck all in eliminations tomorrow!

                    We have 13 players starting off the 2021 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.
                    * 5 different Funny Car drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups. There could be one head-to-head matchup in Round 2 of eliminations.
                    * 3 different Pro Stock drivers picked this week. No Round 1 head-to-head matchups and a possibility of one head-to-head matchup in the 2nd round of eliminations.
                    * 4 different Pro Stock Motorcycle drivers picked this week. No Round 1 head-to-head matchups and a possibility of two head-to-head matchup in the 2nd round of eliminations.

                    Good luck all!


                     
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                    • memike

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                      Go Matt !! Watching now
                       
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                      Loss, I 1 10.00th dayum :(
                       
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                      memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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                      Mikie didn't make a Pick, Mikie was crazy busy and need to remember to check in and keep up.
                       
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                      Mike, your Gators picks are shown in Post #5
                       
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                      • memike

                        memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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                        Oh my, I am to busy at times. :rofl:
                         
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                        Congratulations to new player 'shittyslant6' (FABO) for doing his very best Josh Hart imitation and being "Top Picker Eliminator" for the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals, the opening event of the 2021 season, with a very nice point total of 158.5 points with class wins in both Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle. His Funny Car pick lost in the semi-finals and his Top Fuel pick lost in the second round of eliminations. He was helped with ET bonus points in Top Fuel and Pro Stock, and Speed bonus points in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
                        'Budnicks' (FBBO) grabbed the runner-up spot with 156.5 points. Both his Pro Stock and Pro Stock picks scored class wins and both his Top Fuel and Funny Car picks lost in the second round of eliminations. He was also helped by ET bonus points in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock, and Speed bonus points in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle.


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

                        Top Fuel
                        E.T. - Steve Torrence, 3.699 during qualifying
                        Speed - Brittany Force, 331.94 while losing during Round 1 of eliminations

                        Funny Car
                        E.T. - Ron Capps, 3.895 during qualifying
                        Speed - Bob Tasca III, 330.47 during Round 1 of eliminations

                        Pro Stock
                        E.T. - Greg Anderson, 6.525 during qualifying
                        Speed - Greg Anderson, 211.36 during qualifying


                        Pro Stock Motorcycle
                        E.T. - Angelle Sampey, 6.742 during qualifying
                        Speed - Matt Smith, 200.89 during Round 1 of eliminations


                        Here are the game point standings after the 1st event of the 2021 season:

                        158.5 - shittyslant6 (FABO)
                        156.5 - Budnicks (FBBO)
                        138.0 - stroked340 (FABO)
                        138.0 - Nick2317 (FBBO)
                        121.0 - Duster79 (FABO)
                        108.5 - alsant (FBBO)
                        99.0 - Back in Time (FABO)
                        99.0 - memike (FABO)
                        87.5 - cuda20 (FABO)
                        87.0 - ocdart (FABO)
                        85.0 - johnnycuda (FABO)
                        70.0 - 64BEL (FBBO)
                        59.5 - SSG Karg (FABO)



                        The 2nd race of the 2021 season, the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, is scheduled for April 9-11, at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, CA.
                        As always, your picks need to be posted before Pro Qualifying starts. The event schedule is not yet available on nhra.com.


                        Get your picks posted and GOOD LUCK!

                         
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