2022 12th Annual FABO NHRA "Pick 'Em" Game - Time To Burn Some More NITRO!!!

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PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL "COUNTDOWN" GAME RULES:
* The "pick carry over" is not in effect for the end-of-season 6-event "Countdown". You MUST either post picks for each event or "lock" your picks if you feel you may forget to post new event picks or you want to guard against your computer going down for any reason. Of course, you can always override your "locked" picks for any event or change your "locked" picks at any time.
* If your picks are currently "locked" then they will continue to be "locked". If your picks are not "locked" or they are "carry over" picks from previous events, then you MUST post picks for the next event and each following event in order to stay in the "Countdown" for the remainder of the 2022 NHRA season. Of course, you can post new picks for the first event of the "Countdown" and "lock" them.
* If you override your "locked" picks for a single event, your picks will revert back to the "locked" picks for the next event unless you post otherwise
* Now that we're heading into the "Countdown", following the completion of the U.S. Nationals I WILL NOT BE SENDING ANY REMINDERS TO POST PICKS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2022 NHRA SEASON. To use a classic drag racing saying, "If you snooze, you lose"!
*If your picks are not "locked" and you fail to post picks for any event during the "Countdown", then you will be "parked" for the rest of the 2022 NHRA season with the points you have earned up to that time.


Here are the reset points going into the "Countdown":
2000.0 - Back in Time (FABO)
1970.0 - cuda20 (FABO)
1960.0 - Nick2317 (FBBO)
1950.0 - memike (FABO)
1940.0 - TT5.9mag (FABO)
1930.0 - Budnicks (FBBO)
1920.5 - Outlawd (FBBO)
1910.5 - shittyslant6 (FABO)
1908.0 - SSG Karg (FABO)
1903.5 - ocdart (FABO)
1893.5 - alsant (FBBO)
1886.5 - johnnycuda (FABO)
1876.5 - Rat Bastid (FABO)
1866.5 - 64BEL (FBBO)
1856.5 - ksurfer2 (FBBO)


CORRECTION: The "spirit" of the points reset as described in Post #211 is to not penalize players if their point difference from the player immediately in front of them is less than the usually specified amount. I just realized that 'cuda20' (FABO) was only 11.0 points behind 'Back in Time' (FABO) following the U.S. Nationals and before the point reset.
It would be unfair to then penalize 'cuda20' and place him 30.0 points behind 'Back in Time' following the point reset.
Therefore, following are the corrected reset points going into the "Countdown":

2000.0 - Back in Time (FABO)
1989.0 - cuda20 (FABO)
1979.0 - Nick2317 (FBBO)
1969.0 - memike (FABO)
1959.0 - TT5.9mag (FABO)
1949.0 - Budnicks (FBBO)
1939.5 - Outlawd (FBBO)
1929.5 - shittyslant6 (FABO)
1927.0 - SSG Karg (FABO)
1922.5 - ocdart (FABO)
1912.5 - alsant (FBBO)
1905.5 - johnnycuda (FABO)
1895.5 - Rat Bastid (FABO)
1885.5 - 64BEL (FBBO)
1875.5 - ksurfer2 (FBBO)


Good luck all!


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Pep Boys Nationals picks:

TF - Brittany Force
FC - Robert Hight
PS - Erica Enders
PSM - Matt Smith
 

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picks:

TF - Brittany Force
FC - Robert Hight
PS - Erica Enders
PSM - Matt Smith
 

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Pep Boys NHRA Nationals qualifying leaders:

Q1
Weather: 75F, 54% relative humidity, barometer 30.15", adjusted altitude 1,955', track temp 105F
TF: Justin Ashley, 3.703; Austin Prock (#3) @ 332.02
FC: Robert Hight, 3.867; Ron Capps (#3) @ 334.90
PS: Bo Butner, 6.523; Erica Enders (#2) @ 210.87
PSM: Angie Smith, 6.757; Matt Smith (#2) @ 201.55

Q2
Weather: 76F, 60% relative humidity, barometer 30.24", adjusted altitude 1,978', track temp 115F
TF: Justin Ashley, 3.703; Austin Prock (#3) @ 332.02
FC: Robert Hight, 3.867; Ron Capps (#3) @ 334.90
PS: Bo Butner, 6.523; Erica Enders (#2) @ 210.87
PSM: Matt Smith, 6.741 @ 201.55


Q3
Weather: n/a
TF: Brittany Force, 3.696; Austin Prock (#4) @ 332.02
FC: Robert Hight, 3.867; Ron Capps (#2) @ 334.90
PS: Bo Butner, 6.523; Erica Enders (#2) @ 210.87
PSM: Matt Smith, 6.741 @ 201.55


 

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Congrats to 'memike' (FABO)! Both he and 'ocdart' (FABO) and that blind squirrel ended up with 31.5 qualifying bonus points for the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals with picks of the #1 qualifiers in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock Motorcycle, and the #2 qualifier in Pro Stock.
'Budnicks' (FBBO), 'cuda20' (FABO) and 'TT5.9mag' (FABO) were right behind in the #2 qualifier spot with 30.0 bonus points each.
More great picks!

We have 12 players this week and 10 different driver combos made up of:
* 4 different Top Fuel drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchup. There is a possibility of one head-to-head matchup in Round 2 if both drivers survive Round 1.
* 4 different Funny Car drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups. The earliest possibility of any head-to-head matchup is the Semi-Final round of eliminations.
* 2 different Pro Stock drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups. The earliest possibility of a head-to-head matchup is the Final round of eliminations.
* 4 different Pro Stock Motorcycle drivers. The earliest possibility of any head-to-head matchup is the Semi-Final round of eliminations.

Good luck all!


 

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Neither 'ksurfer2' (FBBO), 'Rat Bastid' (FABO), or 'shittyslant6' (FABO) made picks for the first round of the 'Countdown' and they did not have "locked" picks. By game rules they will end the game with the points they earned during only the regular season. I will show their points following the end of the 2022 game.

Congratulations to both 'memike' (FABO) and 'ocdart' (FABO) for winning the "Top Picker Eliminator" title for the 2022 Pep Boys NHRA Nationals with very nice totals of 156.5 points each. Both their Funny Car and Pro Stock picks won their class. Their Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle picks lost in the second round of eliminations. He were both helped with ET bonus points in both Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle, and Speed bonus points in Top Fuel, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
'cuda20' (FABO) grabbed the runner-up spot with 145.0 points.

'Nick2317' was the highest FBBO player with 134.5 points.


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

Top Fuel
E.T. - Brittany Force, 3.696 during qualifying
Speed - Brittany Force, 337.66 during Round 1 of eliminations

Funny Car
E.T. - Robert Capps, 3.8586 during Round 1 of eliminations
Speed - Robert Capps, 334.90 during qualifying

Pro Stock
E.T. - Bo Butner III, 6.523 during qualifying
Speed - Erica Enders, 210.87 during qualifying

Pro Stock Motorcycle
E.T. - Matt Smith, 6.741 during qualifying
Speed - Matt Smith, 201.82 during Round 1 of elinminations


Here are the game point standings after the 17th event of the 2022 season and the opening event of the "Countdown":
2144.5 - Back in Time (FABO) no change
2134.0 - cuda20 (FABO) no change
2125.5 - memike (FABO) +1
2113.5 - Nick2317 (FBBO) -1

2089.0 - TT5.9mag (FABO) no change
2079.0 - Budnicks (FBBO) no change
2079.0 - ocdart (FABO) +2
2062.5 - Outlawd (FBBO) -1
2050.5 - SSG Karg (FABO) -1

2031.0 - alsant (FBBO) no change

2001.5 - johnnycuda (FABO) no change
1989.5 - 64BEL (FBBO) no change

No rest because the 18th race of the 2022 season and the 2nd race of the 'Countdown', is the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals scheduled for September 23-25, at zMAX Dragway in Concord, NC.
As always, your picks need to be posted before the first of three (3) Pro Qualifying sessions starts at 6:30pm EDT (3:30pm PDT) on Friday, September 23.
nhra.com currently shows the following number of entries:
* 16 Top Fuel
* 13 Funny Car
* 20 Pro Stock

Pro Stock Motorcycle will not compete at this event.

Those counts are always subject to change so make sure to check to make sure your driver picks are entered.

Get your picks posted and GOOD LUCK!



 

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Here's your One-Day-Late Tuesday before the event reminder to post your picks for the 2022 Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals, the 18th race of the 2022 season and the 2nd race of the "Countdown".
The first of three Pro qualifying sessions starts Friday, September 23, at 6:15PM EDT (3:15PM PDT).
Friday qualifying will be on TV (FS1) the same day at 7:00PM EDT (4:00PM PDT).
Qualifying Show 2 will be on TV (FS1) on Sunday at 2:00PM EDT (11:00AM PDT).
Final eliminations will be televised Sunday (FS1) starting at 3:00PM EDT (Noon PDT).

The current weather forecast shows sunny and 76F for Friday, mostly sunny and 81F on Saturday, and mostly sunny and 86F on Sunday.

The nhra.com website currently shows the following number of entries:
16 Top Fuel
13 Funny Car
19 Pro Stock

Pro Stock Motorcycle will not compete at this event

Always check to confirm your picks are participating. You may also possibly find either new drivers or old favorites competing.

Post your picks if you haven't already.


 

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Carolina Nationals picks:

TF - Justin Ashley
FC - Robert Hight
PS - Erica Enders
 

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betways NHRA Carolina Nationals qualifying leaders:

Q1
Weather: 70F, 40% relative humidity, barometer 30.09", adjusted altitude 1,601', track temp 97F

TF: Doug Kalitta, 3.694; Antron Brown (#6) @ 331.28
FC: John Force, 3.854; Ron Capps (#4) @ 334.90

PS: Erica Enders, 6.513 @ 210.93

Q2
Weather: 75F, 33% relative humidity, barometer 30.01, adjusted altitude 1,832', track temp 121F

TF: Doug Kalitta, 3.694; Austin Prock (#8) @ 334.98
FC: John Force, 3.854; Ron Capps (#4) @ 334.90

PS: Erica Enders, 6.510 @ 212.46


Q3
Weather: 76F, 35% relative humidity, barometer 30.03, adjusted altitude 2,057', track temp 112F

TF: Justin Ashley, 3.668; Brittany Force (#2) @ 336.91
FC: John Force, 3.854; Ron Capps (#4) @ 334.90

PS: Erica Enders, 6.510 @ 212.46


 
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betways NHRA Carolina Nationals qualifying leaders:

Q1
Weather: 70F, 40% relative humidity, barometer 30.09", adjusted altitude 1,601', tand Alan Johnsonrack temp 97F

TF: Doug Kalitta, 3.694; Antron Brown (#6) @ 331.28
FC: John Force, 3.854; Ron Capps (#4) @ 334.90
PS: Erica Enders, 6.513 @ 210.93
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Doug Kalitta and Alan Johnson got their game faces on today :thumbsup:
 

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Congrats to 'memike' (FABO)and 'Nick2317' (FBBO)! Both of them and 'ocdart' (FABO) and that blind squirrel ended up with 23.0 qualifying bonus points for the betways NHRA Carolina Nationals. 'memike' and 'ocdart' picked the #1 qualifiers in both Top Fuel and Pro Stock, and the #3 qualifier in Funny Car. 'Nick2317' picked the #1 qualifier in Pro Stock and the #2 picks in both Top Fuel and Funny Car. More than one way to get to the top qualifier spot!
'Back in Time' (FABO) and 'cuda20' (FABO) were right behind in the #2 qualifier spot with 22.5 bonus points each.
More great picks!

We have 12 players again this week and 10 different driver combos made up of:
* 6 different Top Fuel drivers with one Round 1 head-to-head matchup between #7 qualifier Antron Brown (1 pick) and #10 qualifier Austin Prock (2 picks). There is a possibility of two head-to-head matchups in Round 2 if all drivers survive Round 1.
* 3 different Funny Car drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups. The earliest possibility of any head-to-head matchup is the Semi-Final round of eliminations.
* 2 different Pro Stock drivers with no Round 1 head-to-head matchups. The earliest possibility of a head-to-head matchup is the Final round of eliminations.

Good luck all!


 

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Congratulations to 'SSG Karg' (FABO) for winning the "Top Picker Eliminator" title for the 2022 betweay NHRA Carolina Nationals with a very nice total of 106.0 points. Both his Funny Car and Pro Stock picks won their class, and his Top Fuel pick lost in the second round of eliminations. He was helped with ET bonus points in Pro Stock and Speed bonus points in both Funny Car and Pro Stock.
'cuda20' (FABO) grabbed the runner-up spot with 145.0 points.
'memike (FABO) and 'ocdart' (FABO) shared the runner-up spot with 98.0 points. each.
'Nick2317' was the top FBBO finisher with 73.0 points.

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

Top Fuel
E.T. - Justin Ashley, 3.668 during qualifying
Speed - Brittany Force, 336.91 during qualifying

Funny Car
E.T. - John Force, 3.854 during qualifying
Speed - Ron Capps, 335.07 during Round 2 of eliminations

Pro Stock
E.T. - Erica Enders, 6.510 during qualifying
Speed - Erica Enders, 212.46 during qualifying



Here are the game point standings after the 19th event of the 2022 season and the 2nd event of the "Countdown":
2223.5 - memike (FABO) +2
2222.0 - Back in Time (FABO) -1
2211.5 - cuda20 (FABO) -1
2186.5 - Nick2317 (FBBO) no change
2177.0 - ocdart (FABO) +2
2156.5 - SSG Karg (FABO) +3
2145.5 - TT5.9mag (FABO) -2
2133.0 - Outlawd (FBBO) no change
2127.5 - Budnicks (FBBO) -3
2098.0 - alsant (FBBO) no change
2073.5 - johnnycuda (FABO) no change
2027.0 - 64BEL (FBBO) no change

Still no rest because the 19th race of the 2022 season and the 3rd race of the 'Countdown', is the NHRA Midwest Nationals scheduled for September 30-October 2, at Worldwide Technology Raceway in Madison, IL.
As always, your picks need to be posted before the first of three (3) Pro Qualifying sessions starts at 2:30pm EDT (11:30am PDT) on Friday, September 30.
nhra.com currently shows the following number of entries:
* 20 Top Fuel
* 15 Funny Car
* 16 Pro Stock

* 15 Pro Stock Motorcycle

Those counts are always subject to change so make sure to check to make sure your driver picks are entered.

Get your picks posted and GOOD LUCK!
 

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It's still Tuesday here in SoCal, so here's your Tuesday before the event reminder to post your picks for the 2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals, the 19th race of the 2022 season and the 3rd race of the "Countdown".
The first of three Pro qualifying sessions starts Friday, September 30, at 7:00PM EDT (4:00PM PDT).
The only TV qualifying coverage will be on TV (FS1) Sunday, October 2 at 12:30PM EDT (9:30AM PDT).
Final eliminations will be televised Sunday (FS1) immediately following the qualifying coverage at 2:00PM EDT (11:00AM PDT).

The current weather forecast shows sunny and 73F for Friday, sunny and 75F on Saturday, and sunny and 76F on Sunday.

The nhra.com website currently shows the following number of entries:
20 Top Fuel
15 Funny Car
16 Pro Stock

15 Pro Stock Motorcycle

Always check to confirm your picks are participating. You may also possibly find either new drivers or old favorites competing.


Post your picks if you haven't already.
 

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