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POWER RANKINGS: ESERIES ROUND 7

SUPERCARS on an Oval.. we never thought we’d see the day but we loved the day it happened, even if it was in the virtual world. Here’s the TRT Power Rankings, powered by Yellow Cover, from perhaps the best night of the Eseries yet

WORDS: Richard Craill, Mark Walker, Dale Rodgers, Tony Schibeci, Social contributors

What a night.. much to work through after this one!

BOILING

CHAD & SIDDS

The editor lost his proverbial over this.

HOT

1. SUPERCARS OVAL-STYLE

More please. What a superb show and exactly what the Eseries should be all about – taking the drivers and series out of their comfort zone and putting them into different scenarios not possible in the real world. More, please.

2. CELEBRITY RACE

IN these depressing times this was a magical night in front of the TV, with a notable highlight being Neil Crompton slowly becoming angrier as the night progressed. Wonderful entertainment.

3. DORIC

Stepped up their long-term relationship with Will Davison in light of the 23Red Racing news proving there is such thing as loyalty in motorsport.

4. RICK KELLY’S SIMULATOR

5. BARNEY

iRacing flagman has become renowned..

‘Was he waving the flag or beating it to death?’ – Neal Crompton.

6. SVG

First 300 point sweep of the Eseries and now in the championship lead.. is he unbeatable for the remainder of the championship, or will McLaughlin respond?

7. STARTS

Are Rolling Starts the answer? Probably not but the (relative) lack of lap-one carnage was such a welcome change this week.

8. REYNOLDS

On fire!

9. ANDY JONES

Ring-in for the displaced Matty White did a solid job in what would have been challenging circumstances. The lack of AJ’s famous ‘Weather Rock’ can be addressed in coming weeks, surely.

10. NASH’S MULLET

NOT

1. TIME CERTAIN

TWICE in a couple of weeks the vagaries of Time Certainty have hurt the finish of a race and robbed it of drama. 95% of the many nominations for Power Rankings inclusion on our social channels highlighted this as their No. 1 complaint from an otherwise outstanding night of racing. It’s not helped by the fact that not knowing when the finish will be makes calling it very difficult; you can hear the frustration in Neil Crompton’s voice each time. There’s no solution, really – if you make the races shorter there’s too much time to fill between them, and there’s always the risk of a Safety Car slowing things up. And we understand that, especially in the real world. But it does not make it any less frustrating for us and the fans.

2. SHORT SIGN-IN / INTERNET

Hurt Lando in race two and Anton in Race 3 and robbed both Daytona races of contenders. It’s a tricky thing to manage, especially when there’s internet lag and issues to take into account. If anyone has watched twitch during each Eseries round, you’d have noticed there’s an open practice session before each race while they load everything up – which inevitably turns into a wreck-em free for all. Might be part of the reason some people are too slow clicking the ‘Join Session’ button when it goes live.

3. MSR CARNAGE

Jacobson hit Goddard, who recovered into the path of Kostecki at Daytona. Not ideal..

4. TODD HAZELWOOD

Dude, you’re on national TV.

5. TOBY PRICE SIM ETIQUETTE

6. McLAUGHLIN’S NIGHT

Had an absolute shocker that started by qualifying down the back at Charlotte. Ended with a good recovery drive in the last Daytona race but ultimately this was his worst night of the Eseries to date.

7. JLB’s PENALTY

8. LANDO

Had an absolute nightmare. Still brings the comedy though.

9. CALDER PARK

It’s such a shame that this place is derelict because HOW GOOD WOULD A SUPERCAR RACE THERE BE?

WHAT?

FROSTY AIRLINES

REALITY TV

TWEETS

DAYTONA

LANDO

REALITY OF DRIVER LIFE

MEMES

Fan submission from @chadneylon!