Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The 2011 Trifecta Season

Greetings, race fans. It's getting close to that time again. The 2011 Trifecta Season will soon be upon us. Last year's inaugural chase for the coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy provided lots of fantasy racing excitement with Tez holding on for the Championship over Kristen, Hanny, and CR (NASCAR should be as exciting).

There are 33 races on this season's schedule, with 14 of those races using the "Build Your Own" format.

There are some rule changes for the 2011 season-

1.) In the past, "starting order" has been determined by posting order; however, in looking over last season, it seems that the same people were always grabbing the early posts. This season- WITH THE EXCEPTION OF DAYTONA 500 WEEKEND- starting order will be determined by the previous week's finishing order. Daytona 500 weekend will still be first come, first served.

2.) There was some discussion at the end of last season asking for a penalty for changing drivers. After lengthy consideration, this idea has been scrapped. Changing drivers is part of strategy and mind games, and there are often times where it is necessary to change drivers in order to go for the win. The deadline for making driver changes will be pushed back to 30 minutes before the green flag. This should give everyone the opportunity to react to "last minute" driver changes from other players.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

38 days until the Daytona 500!!!


  1. are we going to have any megafectas like a couple years ago where we picked 5 races on a weekend (I think it was the Indy 500 week)?

  2. Excellent rule changes SB - why cant you do that for NASCAR? I like the previous week's finishing order determining the order of go the following week - is there a way for you to remind us of the order in the posts so we have that for strategy picks as well?


    I cannot wait for Daytona! I'll be picking from there!! WOOT!!!

  3. tez- there are 2 "mega" weekends on this year's schedule; they will follow the BYO format where you pick 3 of the 5 available races

    Kristen- I will post the previous week's finishing order as part of the regular weekly post; however, you do not have to wait until those ahead of you have posted. Your picks will be logged in according to finishing order regardless of when you post your picks.

    As for helping NASCAR with their rules, I'm willing if they are. Unfortunately, NASCAR doesn't seem to want rules that are clear and easily understood- think of all the money they'd lose in fines.

  4. It's really all about the Lug Nut Trophy. May the best Nut win.

    One thing I can guarantee to all of the competitors is to get ready for a lot of sad faces and second places!

  5. so mini-megas where we don't have to pick all 5 races then, okey dokey :)