2022 Formula “e” Series Official Points Standings after Round 4

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Okay, going into the finale round on February 26, here are the current points standings complete with Finished Ahead Of (FAO) and Appearance points:

The final round is expected to have a full field present and ready to race. NC-2 ace, Russ Toy, and 2021 Rookie of the Year, Brad Sandahl, have informed us that they intend to return to racing in the Round 5 road-course finale.

 

2022 Formula “e” Series Drivers Point Standings
Driver #1 #2 #3 #4 Appear Total Avg
1 Greg Kondrek 79.25 82 70.5 64.5 4 300.25 77.3
2 Ian Douglas 71.75 0 86 85 3 245.75 80.9
3 George Peters 53.25 64 44 62.75 4 228 60.0
4 Russ Toy 41.5 52 53.5 0 3 150 49.0
5 Kevin Webster 31 0 37 42 3 113 36.7
6 Jordan Walker 16 0 33.25 30 3 82.25 19.8
7 Brad Sandahl 15 0 0 0 1 16 15.0

With those two very capable drivers returning to the series, the final standings just might see some surprises.  Recall that each driver can only use their best four race day points totals in the final standings. Looking at each driver’s best three races, Ian Douglass is averaging 80.9 race day points to Greg Kondrek’s 77.3 race day points average. Having Brad and Russ back in the mix will certainly add to the pressure these two drivers will be feeling on race day.

Wildcard, George Peters, looks to be well-positioned for that last spot on the finale podium. However, with Russ and Brad back in the mix, it’s going to be a wild time for drivers shooting for those top 3 finishing spots.

For the rest of us, we’ll all be doing our best to win races and disrupt the predictions of the media and expectations of our beloved competitors—as we always do.

Stay tuned for a Round 5 race day schedule and registration link. If you have some suggestions for classes to run, please let me know ASAP.

Okay, shut up and drive!

2021 Driver Statistics

Well, it’s not a completely accurate account since many of us have been racing at Stewart Raceway since about 2016 and many races are not recorded here since we sometimes use Race Coordinator instead of SlotTrak.  However, these stats are based on the average finishing position in each race recorded by SlotTrak since 2018 and excludes any drivers who did not race or attend events in 2021. What it does indicate is what your average results were in the races you completed in 2021 at Stewart Raceway using SlotTrak timing software.

In any case, the top 10 drivers were:

  1. Ian Douglass @2.1
  2. Steve Stewart @2.5
  3. Brad Sandahl @2.9 (Rookie of the Year)
  4. Ted Essy @2.93
  5. Greg Kondrek @3.4
  6. Mike  Andrews @4.0
  7. George Peters @4.8
  8. Russ Toy @5.2
  9. Kevin Webster @5.4
  10. Jordan Walker @5.8 (Junior of the Year)

For complete stats for each race/class, please visit Race Results and Driver Stats Archive.

The below table represents a summary of Driver Stats for only the 2021 season. It does not include races held using Race Coordinator. In addition, Ted and Bruce do not have any SlotTrak results in 2021.

2021 Driver Statistics and Average Placing Summary

DriverAvg Placing Avg LapAvg Fast Lap
Steve Stewart1.785.94.27
Ian Douglass2.15.6443.053
Greg Kondrek2.595.774.42
Brad Sandhal2.95.61.686
Ted Essy2.935.0051.769
Mike Andrews46.2333.315
George Peters4.85.9991.619
Russ Toy5.26.6533.37
Bruce Douglas5.37.3233.284
Kevin Webster5.46.2391.686
Jordan Walker5.87.1031.527
Not exactly accurate data since I didn't have time to sort based on just 2021 race results, or include results from races where we used Race Coordinator (a few). In any case, it does show your average placing of all races recorded by SlotTrak software since 2018.

We’ll be honoring ROTY and JOTY drivers at Round 1 of the 2022 Formula “e” Series in January. We’ll do a Driver of the Year Award at the end of this coming season.

Race Report: 2021 50/50 Series, Round 5 Finale

Overall Series and Concourse de Elegance Winner, Ian Douglass.

Despite missing one race of the five race series, Ian Douglass went into the final round 20-points ahead of second in points, George Peters, which meant that it was going to be tough for anyone to keep Ian from winning the overall prize.

Of course, winning any racing series rarely comes easy and this one was no exception. While George was laser-focused on besting Ian for the top podium spot, Rookie of the Year candidate, Brad Sandhahl, had other plans for the finale.

Brad, who started the series late, went into Round 5 just slightly behind George in 3rd place. Given all drivers could only use points from four of the five rounds, George would lose 45-points from Round 2. This meant that Brad was really only 10-points behind George in the overall standings going into the final round.

While George fought hard and landed on the podium in two of the six official races, Brad managed six podium visits on the day and won the Round 5 overall. Quite impressive driving for a newcomer to the Bay Area H.O. racing scene.

Ian Douglass, meanwhile, finished Round 5 solidly in second place with 67.75 points, three podium visits, and a convincing win in the Viper-Jet race. Easily topping the series field in points and taking home the prestigious 2021 50/50 Racing Series winner’s trophy and Concourse de Elegance award.

Concourse de Elegance Winner, Ian Douglass

Overall Results Round 5:

PlaceDriverLapsPointsTotal Time
1Brad Sandahl463732592.138
2Ian Douglass451612584.789
3George Peters435472656.981
4Russ Toy411362696.23
5Greg Kondrek300341831.149
6Kevin Webster400282664.97
7Jordan Walker364242701.674

Race 1: Jag Hobbies TR-3 “Modified” (IROC)

Steve Stewart, Ian Douglass, Brad Sandahl
PlaceNameLapsPointsTotal Time
1Steve Stewart7816355.544
2Ian Douglass7713365.045
3Brad Sandahl7611354.25
4George Peters747361.605
5Russ Toy716357.823
6Kevin Webster695370.59
7Jordan Walker654369.752

Race 2: Jag Hobbies NC-2 GT-40 “Lites”

Brad Sandahl, Russ Toy, George Peters
PlaceNameLapsPointsTotal Time
1Brad Sandahl7816391.733
2Russ Toy7713420.563
3George Peters7611422.458
4Steve Stewart717411.922
5Jordan Walker686402.324
6Ian Douglass675405.191
7Kevin Webster634407.825

Race 3: OS3 TFX “Lites” (IROC)

Steve Stewart, Ian Douglass, Brad Sandahl
PlaceNameLapsPointsTotal Time
1Steve Stewart8016671.161
2Ian Douglass8013687.71
3Brad Sandahl7611668.982
4Greg Kondrek757673.045
5George Peters746666.305
6Kevin Webster665687.497
7Russ Toy654709.38
8Jordan Walker593682.935

Race 4: Viper-Jet (Lexan)

Ian Douglass, Steve Stewart, Brad Sandahl
PlaceNameLapsPointsTotal Time
1Ian Douglass7916433.585
2Steve Stewart7813469.994
3Brad Sandahl7611442.482
4Greg Kondrek767444.034
5George Peters626472.588
6Kevin Webster615473.701
7Russ Toy584492.182
8Jordan Walker373519.744

Race 5: Super G+ “F1/Indy” Lexan (IROC)

Steve Stewart, Brad Sandahl, George Peters
PlaceNameLapsPointsTotal Time
1Steve Stewart8016401.945
2Brad Sandahl7913410.672
4Ian Douglass7811391.143
3George Peters777417.815
5Kevin Webster716421.132
6Russ Toy695413.443
7Greg Kondrek694419.093
8Jordan Walker633406.53
Lap Totals Adjusted: Ian lost 5-laps in this race due to exceeding the preset minimum lap time in the blue lane.

Race 6: Viper V-Spec “Lexan”

Greg Kondrek, Steve Stewart, Brad Sandahl
PlaceNameLapsPointsTotal Time
1Greg Kondrek8016294.977
2Steve Stewart8013322.858
3Brad Sandahl7811324.019
4Ian Douglass757302.115
5George Peters726316.21
6Jordan Walker725320.389
7Russ Toy714302.839
8Kevin Webster703304.225

Overall Series Final Points Standings

Driver Race #1#2#3#4#5Appearance PointsTotal Points
Ian Douglas67.2596082.2567.754317.25
Brad Sandahl0518062.5734270.5
George Peters5906654.550.755235.25
Russ Toy35.53604541.54162
Kevin Webster33.7503837.25335147
Jordan Walker27.253749026.54143.75
Greg Kondrek56.7500037.5296.25
Mike Andrews550000156

2021 50/50 Series Points Standings, After Round 4

Only one more race to go before the Series Champ is crowned. Remember: Home Cook’n isn’t in the running and all drivers can only include their best results from four (4) races. Right now, the series standings look like this:

PlaceDriverRacesPoints
1Ian Douglas3248.5
2George Peters4228.5
3Brad Sandahl3196.5
4Kevin Webster4126
5Russ Toy3119.5
6Jordan Walker3116.25
7Greg Kondrek157.75
8Mike Andrews156

Current “Official” Standings After Round 4

2021 50/50 Series Driver Point Standings
#1#2#3#4Appear PointsTotal Points
Steve Stewart798190800330
Ian Douglas67.2596082.253248.5
George Peters59456654.54228.5
Brad Sandahl0518062.53196.5
Kevin Webster33.75133837.254126
Russ Toy35.5360453119.5
Jordan Walker27.25374903116.25
Greg Kondrek56.75000157.75
Mike Andrews55000156

The final round could be interesting. Will the G-Man (Greg Kondrek) make an early comeback appearance? Will Mike Andrews make another appearance in the final race? Any of those scenarios happening could dramatically affect the final outcome of the series.

One thing is certain, all drivers can only use the combined points from four of the five series races. Some drivers will finish the series with only points from four races total. Drivers with five race appearances will lose all of the points from their lowest scoring race.

Bottom line is, you have to show up for the final race if you want to defend or improve your current position in the standings. The top three spots aren’t necessarily up for grabs, but all that depends on who’s on the start grid on November 20, 2021.

2021 50/50 Series Points Standings After Round 3

The 2021 50/50 Series
2021 50/50 Series Points Standings After Round 3 
Race #1#2#3Appearance PointsTotal Points
Steve Stewart7981903253
George Peters5945663173
Ian Douglas67.259602165.25
Brad Sandahl051802133
Jordan Walker27.2537493116.25
Kevin Webster33.751338387.75
Russ Toy35.5360273.5
Greg Kondrek56.7500157.75
Mike Andrews5500156