Heyyyyyy. Been a while. This is what happens when you work for [redacted] delivery company during the holidays. Now that Christmas has come and gone, things have slowed down and I can finally take some time to give the final review of Fantasy WRC 2015.
Despite Marric leading going into the final round, I predicted McNewbie was in the best position to take the title thanks to the “drop rule.” She decided to leave nothing to chance by winning the final round outright, taking the 2015 Fantasy WRC championship by 12 points over Marric. The win also became a fitting bookend, as McNewbie won both the first and last rounds of the series. Her prize: A 1989 Lancia Delta Integrale in pristine condition.
And then there’s our other big winner, the rally-mad Oregon Wings. I’d like to say he had a killer season, but that would be a lie, and knowing him he’d be the first to admit it. His season was the embodiment of Jari-Matti Latvala. Everything looked great until suddenly a giant rock appeared on the racing line. He did manage to pull it together in Australia though, and bank an absolutely killer 83 points, the highest score of the season. For reference, the highest score possible is a 99. For his blind-squirrel-finds-nut moment, Oregon Wings gets Petter Solberg’s STi.
Whoops. Not that one. This one.
Here are the final season standings for your perusal. And get ready for the start of the 2016 season, the season-opener and rules post should be up in a day or two!
Also, special honorable mention to Raphael Orlove. The first, and so far only, person ever to make picks and score zero points in a round.