Fantasy Indycar Awards

It was another fantastic season of Fantasy Indycar. A new twist was added on this season with the introduction of the Elimination Zone. After the last race of the season, the competitors who finished P31-33 were knocked out of the field for the following season. This meant that a lot of the field hunkered down and got serious. Mike Crawford won the championship, and 29 others survived to see their name on the list for 2016. Here are the 2015 Fantasy Indycar Awards:

Champion
Mike Crawford


The Rest of the Top-Five, P2-5
2) David Redner
3) James Sedlmayr
4) David Leiting Jr.
5) James Alban


Michael Tressler Rookie of the Year
Paige Hill


Driver who was picked the most (all drivers, maximum of 165)
1) Tony Kanaan - 164
2) Scott Dixon - 163
2) Juan Pablo Montoya - 163
2) Will Power - 163
2) Graham Rahal - 163
6) Helio Castroneves - 162
7) Sebastien Bourdais - 158
8) Simon Pagenaud - 158
9) Marco Andretti - 153
9) Josef Newgarden - 153


Highest average times being picked per race
1) Ed Carpenter - 18.8
2) Scott Dixon - 10.3
3) Four way tie for third - 10.2


Lowest average times being picked per race (minimum 10 races)
1) Tristan Vautier - 0.45
2) Gabby Chaves - 0.68
3) Stefano Coletti - 1.12
4) James Jakes - 1.43
5) Jack Hawksworth - 3.37


Drivers who were picked in every race
Tony Kanaan
Scott Dixon
Juan Pablo Montoya
Will Power
Graham Rahal
Helio Castroneves
Marco Andretti
Josef Newgarden
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Carlos Munoz


Most improved from last year
1) James Alban - +25
2) James Sedlmayr - +23
3) David Redner - +22
4) David Leiting Jr. - +19
5) Mike Crawford - +17


Biggest losers from last year
1) Jason McVeigh - -28
2) Lynn Weinberg - -20
3) Jessica Baker - -19
4) Jake Neely - -17
4) Eric Hall - -17


Most Wins
1) Chris Mienaltowski - 3
2) Chris Blackburn - 2
3) 11 others collected one win


Most podiums
1) Mike Crawford - 4
2) David Redner - 3
2) David Leiting Jr. - 3
2) Chris Mienaltowski - 3
2) Kieran Brughelli - 3
2) Conor Daly - 3


Most top-fives
1) David Redner - 6
2) Gina Navarra - 5
3) Mike Crawford - 4
3) James Sedlmayr - 4
3) Kieran Brughelli - 4


Least top-fives
1) Matthew Hickey - 0
1) Amy Woedl - 0
3) James Alban - 1
3) Jessica Baker - 1
3) Lynn Weinberg - 1
3) Jason McVeigh - 1


Best single race performance - Double Points Races
1) Mike Crawford - 326 (Sonoma)
2) James Sedlmayr - 307 (Indianapolis)
3) Alan Stewart - 298 (Indianapolis)
4) Paige Hill - 292 (Sonoma)
5) Lynn Weinberg - 291 (Indianapolis)


Worst single race performance - Double Points Races (excludes penalties)
1) Justin Mann - 122 (Indianapolis)
2) Justin Mann - 126 (Sonoma)
2) Chris Blackburn - 126 (Sonoma)
4) DJ Jordan - 135 (Indianapolis)
5) Jason McVeigh - 136 (Indianapolis)


Best single race performance - Normal Points Races
1) Andy Nagel - 187 (St. Petersburg)
2) Sam Klein - 178 (Iowa)
2) Chris Blackburn - 178 (Iowa)
4) Chris Mienaltowski - 176 (Barber)
5) Johanna Husband - 175 (Toronto)


Worst single race performance - Normal Points Races (excludes penalties)
1) Mitch Robinson - 58 (Grand Prix of Indy)
2) Kieran Brughelli - 60 (Grand Prix of Indy)
3) Jerry Cruz - 62 (NOLA)
4) Stevin Jenkins - 63 (Long Beach)
5) Jessica Baker - 67 (Grand Prix of Indy)


Best proffesional driver in Fantasy Indycar
1) Conor Daly
2) No one else is eligible for this award


Participant who maxed out the most drivers
1) Sophie Hanson - 15
2) Gina Navarra - 14
2) Mike Crawford - 14
4) Alan Stewart - 13
4) Chris Mienaltowski - 13


Particpant who maxed out the least amount of drivers
1) James Alban - 6
1) Amy Woedl - 6
3) David Redner - 7
4) Sam Klein - 8
4) Mitch Robinson - 8
4) Eric Hall - 8
4) Conor Daly - 8


Best average points haul by race (excluding double points races)
1) Iowa - 137.1
2) Texas - 129.5
3) Barber - 129.3
4) St. Petersburg - 127
5) Fontana - 118.9


Worst average points haul by race (excluding double points races)
1) Grand Prix of Indy - 95.7
2) Milwaukee - 101.8
3) Detroit #1 - 102.6
4) NOLA - 106.5
5) Detroit #2 - 106.8


Skin of your teeth award (awarded to the five people finishing just above the EZ)
1) Lynn Weinberg - +17
2) Mitch Robinson - +33
3) Eric Hall - +50
4) Chris Blackburn - +75
5) Jake Neely - +85


The Marty Roth Award (Bottom Three)
1) Amy Woedl
2) Jason McVeigh
3) Justin Mann


Best trash talkers
1) David Redner
2) Mike Crawford
3) James Sedlmayr
4) Lynn Weinberg
5) Jerry Cruz



Thanks for a very entertaining season! The Elimination Zone really helped make thinks ultra competitive! Next on the #FantasyIndycar docket is to ask the 30 people who survived elimination if they would like to return for 2016. If anyone says no, then their spots along with the 3 vacated spots will be up for grabs with the people on the waiting list. The new field will be announced on November, 1st. If you want to be added to the wait list, please let me know!

-Matthew Hickey