Friday, September 23, 2016

2016 Fantasy Indycar Awards

The 2016 Fantasy IndyCar Season was as epic as ever! With 33 particpants vying to a) win the championship b) not get eliminated from the field, a dramatic season ensued! While the championship was dominated by a single person, battles throughout the field made for some compelling battles. Here are your 2016 Fantasy IndyCar Awards:

Champion
Sarah Hall


The Rest of the Top-Five, P2-5
2) Chris Meinaltowski
3) Matthew Hickey
4) Mike Crawford
5) Sam Klein


Michael Tressler Rookie of the Year
Morgan Polizzi


Driver who was picked the most by participants
1) Scott Dixon - 165
2) Simon Pagenaud - 164
3) Will Power - 162
4) Josef Newgarden - 160
5) Helio Castroneves - 155
6) Tony Kanaan - 153
7) Graham Rahal - 153
8) Ryan Hunter-Reay - 152
9) Sebastien Bourdais - 147
10) James Hinchcliffe - 144


Lowest average times being picked per race (minimum 10 races)
1) Jack Hawksworth - 1.4
2) Max Chilton - 3
3) Alexander Rossi - 4.7
4) Takuma Sato - 5.33
5) Mikhail Aleshin - 5.73

Drivers who were picked in every race
Simon Pagenahd
Josef Newgarden
Tony Kanaan
Graham Rahal
Ryan Hunter-Reay
James Hinchcliffe
Juan Pablo Montoya
Conor Daly


Most improved from last year
1) Sarah Hall - +22
2) Jessica Baker - +15
2) Eric Hall - +15
4) Andy Nagel - +12
5) Lynn Weinberg - +11


Biggest losers from last year
1) James Alban - -21
1) James Sedlmayr - -21
3) David Redner - -18
4) Johanna Husband - -16
4) Kieran Brughelli - -16


Most Wins
1) James Sedlmayr - 2
2) 14 other individuals won a race


Most podiums
1) Eric Hall - 4
1) Paige Hill - 4
3) Six Participants - 3


Most top-fives
1) Eric Hall - 5
1) Lynn Weinberg - 5
1) Paige Hill - 5
4 Seven Participants - 4


Partcipants who did not get a podium finish
Andy Nagel
Jake Neely
Jessica Baker
Johanna Husband
Kieran Brughelli
Mitch Robinson


Best single race performance - Normal Points Races
1) Steven Jenkins - 189 (Long Beach)
2) Sandy Lamparello - 182 (Mid-Ohio)
3) Mike Crawford - 179 (GPI)
4) Alan Stewart - 178 (St. Petersburg)
4) Matthew Hickey - 178 (Pocono)



Worst single race performance - Normal Points Races (excludes penalties)
1) Mathew Gruenholz - 59 (Road America)
2) Alan Stewart - 65 (Watkins Glen)
3) Lynn Weinberg - 67 (Watkins Glen)
4) Morgan Polizzi - 68 (St. Petersburg)
5) Mitch Robinson - 69 (Mid-Ohio)
5) Sam Klein - 69 (Road America)


Highest Finishing Professional Driver
1) Martin Plowman
2) Conor Daly
3) No one else is eligible


Participant who maxed out the most drivers
1) Chris Blackburn - 14
1) Chris Mienaltowski - 14
1) Eric Hall - 14
1) Lynn Weinberg - 14
1) Mathew Gruenholz - 14


Particpant who maxed out the least amount of drivers
1) Johanna Husband - 6
1) Mike Crawford - 6
1) Paige Hill - 6
4) Five participants - 7


Best average points haul by race (excluding double points races)
1) Long Beach - 127.5
2) Barber - 124.3
3) Mid-Ohio - 121.6
4) Detroit #1 - 117.6
5) Watkins Glen - 117.4


Worst average points haul by race (excluding double points races)
1) Iowa - 100.6
2) GPI - 106.4
3) Detroit #2 - 108.9
4) Toronto - 109.0
5) Texas - 113.9


Skin of your teeth award (awarded to the five people finishing just above the EZ)
1) Kieran Brughelli - +96
2) Jerry Cruz - +99
3) Rick Snodie - +106
4) Sean Kennedy - +147
5) James Alban - +151


The Marty Roth Award (Bottom Three)
1) Mitch Robinson
2) Johanna Husband
3) Sophie Hanson


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



Thanks for a great season! Some important offseason dates:

  • September 24 - Participants who survived elimination will be asked if they wish to return to the 2017 Fantasy IndyCar Season.
  • September 24 - Many nuggets from the updated record book will be published
  • September 25 - Provisional field announced with the number of vacancies that will be filled by new participants.
  • October 1 - Waiting list opens for all who wish to be considered for the 2017 Fantasy IndyCar Season.
  • October 31 - Waiting list closes at midnight. From this list, the number of vacancies available (minimum of three) will be filled by those selected from waiting list.
  • November 5 - 2017 Fantasy IndyCar Field will be released to the public.


-Matthew Hickey

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