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Red Bull GRC Seattle: Fantasy Recap

September 13, 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) made it to the top of our list after Seattle:

Fantasy Challenge

A nearly perfect weekend for Tanner Foust and strong runs by both Subaru Rally Team USA drivers dominated the Fantasy Challenge this weekend.

  • Tier 1: Tanner Foust 151, Scott Speed 140
  • Tier 2: Steve Arpin 104, Mitchell deJong 90, Sebastian Eriksson 87
  • Tier 3: Chris Atkinson 118, Patrik Sandell 117, Austin Cindric 102, Austin Dyne 100, Oliver Eriksson 95

Three players had Foust, Arpin, and Atkinson on their team, but Kim Greene won the tiebreaker by picking Alex Keyes and his 107 points in GRC Lites. Congratulations, Kim—you’ll be receiving a special prize pack from DirtFish Rally School shortly!

Finishing off the season is Red Bull GRC Los Angeles, the season finale for the second consecutive year. Scott Speed is now four for six in California over the past three years, making him a clear favorite, but the rest of the field will be standing in his way. The lineups will be the same as in Seattle, while any additional entries will be added to Tier 3. Stay tuned for the official entry form early next week!

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 one race left, here are your top five in points:

Pts. /

Team Name /

Player /

Location /

Drivers Remaining /

580 kellykellyboomboom Kelly Herne Canton, NY N/A
574 Missing in Action K.R. Greene North Bend, OR N/A
595 TJC Racing Tim Corcoran Logan Township, NJ N/A
595 Hoonigan Xander Parsons Bend, OR N/A
593 SC Rally Team Alexandre Sabourin N/A

 

The field changed in a big way in Seattle, with only Tim Corcoran remaining in the top five after Atlantic City and moving up to third. Only one other player has a chance to take the overall title: Jeffrey Casper of Bernville, PA, who still has Oliver Eriksson available to him for the Los Angeles finale. If the 2015 Lites champion can earn 60 points, as he did in the first Seattle round, Casper will win our inaugural fantasy championship.

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. The withdrawal of CORE autosport and Conner Martell’s absence from the second Seattle final impacted the charts, but with many players picking winners Cyril Raymond and Christian Brooks, many players had the perfect opportunity to make it onto our leaderboard:

Pts. /

Social Network /

Player /

Saturday Pick /

Sunday Pick /

269 Instagram ck906 Cyril Raymond Christian Brooks
264 Instagram twenty2jb Alex Keyes Christian Brooks
263 Instagram wesleynyle Christian Brooks Travis PeCoy
262 Instagram kate.chon Christian Brooks Cyril Raymond
262 Facebook Tracy Gaug Christian Brooks Cyril Raymond

 

Raymond and Brooks remain strong picks for the Los Angeles finale, but don’t forget about defending Los Angeles winner Alex Keyes, two-time 2017 winner Martell, or Californian Travis PeCoy, who will look to end the season with his first career victory at his home event.

Photo credit: Louis Yio

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