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!
CHAD & SIDDS
The editor lost his proverbial over this.
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.
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.
Very cool to have @will_davison continue on in the Eseries tonight with the backing of long time supporters @DoricRacing! How do you think Supercars will handle the Charlotte Oval (with damage off)? #vasc pic.twitter.com/kXz9WUOrvZ— The Race Torque (@theracetorque) May 19, 2020
4. RICK KELLY’S SIMULATOR
I feel sorry for all the parents of the kids who have seen @rickkelly new car racing bed that morphs into an actual simulator car and are asking their dads to make one with a couple of things from Bunnings in the back shed. #simple #vasv @supercars 😩— Riana Crehan (@rianacrehan) May 20, 2020
iRacing flagman has become renowned..
‘Was he waving the flag or beating it to death?’ – Neal Crompton.
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?
Are Rolling Starts the answer? Probably not but the (relative) lack of lap-one carnage was such a welcome change this week.
David Reynolds is going for the most improved award.— Samuel Lockhart (@LloydGSR) May 20, 2020
I hated that in school, it meant that you were absolute crap to start with.#VASC
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.
Andrew Jones always does a terrific job at commentating, one of the very best. And I love his dry sense of humour which sneaks out some gems from time to time.— Gordon Anderson (@Gougoodthing64) May 20, 2020
10. NASH’S MULLET
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.
You would hope @kleenex or @KleenexAu jump on board with @Todd_Hazelwood in the BP @supercars ESports Series. With @Brut_AU on board his always keeping it clean on and off the track. 👆🏻#boogityboogity let’s go racing. pic.twitter.com/Oo0CrV7aun— Hybrid Digital Mktng (@hybriddigitalau) May 20, 2020
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
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?
Tomorrow night the Supercars eSeries is heading Stateside for a spot of oval racing. Fortunately, we’ve already thrown a V8 onto an oval to find out what it would be like…https://t.co/S2lo2GM8yP— The Race Torque (@theracetorque) May 19, 2020
#VASC #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/ptmbUfr8Oz
I know no one who says nah yeah. It’s yeah nah!#VASC— Samuel Lockhart (@LloydGSR) May 20, 2020
REALITY OF DRIVER LIFE
How unreal would it be to be able to claim an iRacing subscription, beefy PC, three big TVs and a kick arse simulator setup on tax?— Samuel Lockhart (@LloydGSR) May 20, 2020
Surely these guys would be doing that, it’s what they need for work.#VASC