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Red Bull GRC Atlantic City: Fantasy Recap

August 20, 2017
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So many chances to play our fantasy games, so little time! For the rest of the season, we’ll be going through three different Red Bull Global Rallycross games in our fantasy recaps. See if your team (or teams, if you’ve been playing all three) have made it to the top of our list after Atlantic City:

Fantasy Challenge

Now a perfect three for three at Bader Field, if you didn’t have Scott Speed in your lineup last weekend, you didn’t stand a chance in the Fantasy Challenge. During his near-perfect weekend, Speed hit blackjack (21 points) in Sunday heats, only failed to win a single heat on Saturday, and has 235 of a possible 236 points in his past three rounds. Here’s your scoring breakdown for the weekend:

  • Tier 1: Scott Speed 154, Steve Arpin 123, Tanner Foust 87
  • Tier 2: Sebastian Eriksson 129, Mitchell deJong 112
  • Tier 3: Patrik Sandell 103, Cabot Bigham 101, Oliver Eriksson 95, Chris Atkinson 95, Austin Dyne 93

Only one player had the best of all three tiers on his team: Chris Berg of Arlington, WA, who therefore earned the weekend maximum of 386 points. Congratulations, Chris—your Red Bull GRC prize pack is on its way!

Next up is Red Bull GRC Seattle, where the lineups will change ever so slightly. Thanks to Speed’s three wins in a row, Tier 1 will consist of the two most recent winners, forcing a choice between only Speed and Tanner Foust. Steve Arpin will drop to Tier 2, and the rest of the field will remain the same. We’ll open entries next week—stay tuned!

Fantasy Championship

At the beginning of the season, we kicked off our inaugural season-long Fantasy Championship with a simple challenge: pick every driver on the Supercar grid, assign them to any of the 12 rounds of the 2017 season, and may the best lineup win. We’ve seen all sorts of strategies, from front-loading to score points early (one team assigned every driver to the Memphis opener!) to going by past seasons and picking defending winners.

With three races left, here are your top five in points:

Pts. /

Team Name /

Player /

Location /

Drivers Remaining /

580 The City of Cleveland Casey Holloway Kansas City, MO N/A
574 The Dubbins Dave Carmon Neptune City, NJ N/A
547 AwesomeRally30 Amber Rosa East Haven, CT N/A
541 Radrazer John Gabehart New Albany, IN N/A
541 TJC Racing Tim Corcoran Logan Township, NJ Bigham (Seattle II)

 

All but one player in the top five has already used all their picks, but with up to 81 points on the line, they could be vulnerable to others stealing the victory. If you see your name on this list, best of luck hanging on—the rest of the top 10 has at least one race left in their pocket! We could see some major changes going into the Los Angeles finale.

Pick 5 Fantasy GRC Lites pres. by BFGoodrich Tires

The return of Pick 5 challenged our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers to post the best possible lineup of GRC Lites drivers over the last five rounds of the 2017 season. With two different winners in Atlantic City, the best possible lineup is obvious: Cyril Raymond (73 points) on Saturday and Conner Martell (71) on Sunday.

Four players were lucky enough to pick both winners in New Jersey, and all of them played on Instagram—here’s the top five:

Pts. /

Social Network /

Player /

Saturday Pick /

Sunday Pick /

144 Instagram wesleynyle Cyril Raymond Conner Martell
144 Instagram twenty2jb Cyril Raymond Conner Martell
144 Instagram agraff_9 Cyril Raymond Conner Martell
144 Instagram Garrett Stillman Cyril Raymond Conner Martell
134 Facebook luc.l1 Cyril Raymond Travis PeCoy

 

The remaining three rounds will see Conner Martell take two opportunities to defend last season’s victory in Seattle, and Alex Keyes aim to return to the top step of the podium in Los Angeles. Both drivers were popular picks for the later events, but don’t sleep on points leader Cyril Raymond, two-time 2017 race winner Christian Brooks, or 2016 Los Angeles podium finisher Colin Braun.

Photo credit: Larry Chen