Gory details are here.
29 teams posted 300-plus scores, with an average score of 306. More impressive - in my mind - no one scored below 200 (though I tried my best, again). BlessedWyomingMom and Driver of the Dodge Caravan tied for the week's and season's top score (thus far) with 368.
Last year's magic number to advance to the second round (Champion Qualifying) was 13 points. Through six races, Junior Nation (No. 22 seed, 15 points in the Bristol Group), London Pride (No. 37 seed, 13 in Lowe's), and 24 Speed Demon (No. 49 seed, 15 in Martinsville) meet that number. Eight teams enter Texas with 12 points.
SINGLE ELIMINATION BRACKET
Seventeen teams were sent to the garage - GET IT TOGETHER FC NEWMAN!
Gotta Love Jr had an impressive 1810 over six races to advance; martski88 squeeked by with a 1413, and Ala @ Ga had the tough draw and lost with 1641 points (that total would have won 11 other matchups).
Three second-round matchups feature teams among the top 15 in the Yahoo standings - No. 3 need4speed vs. No. 8 jackman48; No. 11 kl motorsports vs. No. 13 #3 WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN; and No. 2 TOOLIN' vs. No. 6 Tony is the Man.
DOUBLE ELIMINATION BRACKET
No leader in the winners' bracket has built a 100-plus point lead except for need4speed. Its result over JESTER is a given (JESTER left and will finish 50th).
In the losers' bracket, most of those races are tight, as well. But Recession Aggression has 122 points to make up in the final two races of the round against Gonzo Racing.
SINGLE ELIMINATION HEAT
17 teams also left this competition, but the cutoff was tight for some of those not moving on. Anyone but Jimmie took the final spot with 1566 points - two better than Wade Chapman and six better than Crash Test Dummy. (WHERE YA AT FC NEWMAN?!?)
32 teams will run in the second round and 16 advance to the third round.
DOUBLE ELIMINATION HEAT
Only two teams are outside of 100 points within the 16-team cutoff in the winners' heat - vacant JESTER and - yup, you guessed it - FC Newman. In the losers' heat, the entire 18-team field is separated by 227 points.
Two races remain in the second round
28 teams are active in each of our competitions; Gotta Love Jr leads; and Ala @ Ga is the highest ranked team (21st) with at least one elimination from a competition.