Sunday, January 26, 2020

2020 Daytona 24 Hours - Final Summary and Blogathon Pick 'Em Final Standings

So, for all the promise of a slam bang finish, things kind of settled out in the last hour, and other than some pushing and shoving between the GTLM Porsches for 2nd and 3rd in class, there wasn't a whole lot of wheel to wheel stuff down the stretch. Bummer, because it was actually a pretty great race, right up to the end. Congrats to the Wayne Taylor Racing guys (and girls) on their overall win, and the DragonSpeed, RLL BMW and Paul Miller Racing teams on their respective class wins.

With all of that "reality racing" out of the way, let's get down to brass tacks with our "fantasy racing" stuff (you know, the stuff that matters). Here were our scores for the 24 Hour mark:

1st - #10 Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R (Allen - 12 points)
2nd - #77 Mazda Team Joest Mazda DPi (Allen - 8 points)
3rd- #5 Mustang Sampling/JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi (Andy - 4 points)

1st - #81 DragonSpeed ORECA LMP2 07 (Andy - 6 points)
2nd - #52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA LMP2 07 (Allen - 4 points)
3rd - #18 Era Motorsports ORECA LMP2 07 (Allen - 2 points)

1st - #24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE (Allen - 6 points)
2nd - #912 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR - 19 (Andy - 4 points)
3rd - #911 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR - 19 (Mike - 2 points)

1st - #48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Mike - 6 points)
2nd - #44 GRT Magnus Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Allen - 4 points)
3rd - #88 WRT Speedstar Audi Sport Audi R8 LMS GT3 (Andy - 2 points)

The 24 Hour totals:
Allen - 36 points
Andy - 16 points
Mike - 8 points

And the grand totals:
Allen - 77 points
Andy - 43 points
Mike - 25 points

Holy cow, Allen beat Mike and my points totals combined this year. I think that's a Blogathon Pick 'Em first. Good job by him.

Well, that'll wrap up my Blogathon coverage for 2020. Thanks to the folks who stopped by this year and enjoyed some racing, some tennis and a truly terrible movie with us. Hope to see you all back here next year (or maybe sooner).