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Updated Nov. 12, 2014

2014 WBC Report  

 2015 Status: pending 2015 GM commitment

Alex Metzger, NY

2014 Champion

Event History
2000    Keith Levy    65
2001    Roderick Lee    80
2002    Barry Smith    58
2003    Steven May    50
2004     James Kendrick    52
2005     Jason Levine    63
2006    Jason Levine    62
2007    Lance Fogel    60
2008     Mario Veillette    80
2009    Jason Levine    57
2010     Jason Levine    65
2011    Jason Levine    88
2012    Matt Kucic    67
2013    Rejean Tremblay    82
2014    Alex Metzzger    69

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Jason Levine       NY    11    160
  2.  Barry Smith        NY    13    125
  3.  Lance Fogel        PA    07     78
  4.  Roderick Lee       CA    13     61
  5.  Rejean Tremblay    qc    13     52
  6.  Curt Collins II    PA    14     49
  7.  Alex Metzger       NY    14     40
  8.  Robert Kircher     MA    02     38
  9.  John Schoose       IL    12     34
 10.  Nick Henning       CT    13     33
 11.  Matt Kucic         PA    12     30
 12.  Mario Veillette    qc    08     30
 13.  James Kendrick     uk    04     30
 14.  Steve May          MD    03     30
 15.  Keith Levy         MD    00     30
 16.  Bill Dyer          IL    09     27
 17.  Harrison Anderson  PA    09     24
 18.  Stan Buck          MD    08     24
 19.  Rob Runnicles      FL    06     24
 20.  Andrew Maly        MD    08     18
 21.  Patrick Maloney    PA    07     18
 22.  Joe Sposito        NJ    04     18
 23.  Ilan Woll          CT    03     18
 24.  Matt Muir          MD    00     18
 25.  Bill Beckman       SC    14     16
 26.  Tony Musella       VA    12     15
 27.  Steve Field        IL    02     15
 28.  Brad Johnson       IL    02     13
 29.  Bruce Rae          bc    14     12
 30.  Grant LaDue        NY    12     12
 31.  Matt Bacho         MD    10     12
 32.  Josh Githens       SC    07     12
 33.  Doug Galullo       FL    06     12
 34.  Rich Shipley       MD    05     12
 35.  Steve Cameron      PA    04     12
 36.  Jack Howell        PA    12      9
 37.  Patrick Monte      NY    09      9
 38.  Brady Wade         IN    08      9
 39.  David Albin        PA    07      9
 40.  William Kendrick   uk    06      9
 41.  Jessica Finkeldey  MD    05      9
 42.  Paul Murphy        UT    03      9
 43.  Jim Rochford       IL    00      9
 44.  RJ Gleaton         SC    14      8
 45.  Scott Sirianna     NY    13      8
 46.  Pierre Paquet      qc    11      8
 47.  Mark Mitchell      VA    03      8
 48.  Jason Wagner       PA    10      6
 49.  David Wong         NJ    01      6
 50.  Joe Wetherall      PA    00      6
 51.  Eli Zlotowski      CA    14      4
 52.  Bill Place         PA    11      4
 53.  Steve LeWinter     NC    10      3
 54.  Robert Davidson    IL    09      3
 55.  Chris Hancock      NH    06      3
 56.  Jim Castonguay     PA    05      3
 57.  Eric Lenhart       PA    04      3
 58.  Eric Eshleman      PA    00      3

2014 Laurelists                         Repeating Laurelists:

Curt Collins II, PA
2nd

Bill Beckman, SC
3rd

Bruce Rae, bc
4th

RJ Gleaton, SC
5th

Eli Zlotowski, CA
6th

Past Winners

Keith Levy, MD
2000

Roderick Lee, CA
2001

Barry Smith, NY
2002

Steven May, MD
2003

James Kendrick, uk
2004

Jason Levine, NY
2005-06, 2009-11

Lance Fogel, PA
2007

Mario Veillette, qc
2008

Matt Kucic, PA
2012

Rejean Tremblay, on
2013

End of the Mini-Streak ...

Nearly 70 drivers came to Lancaster, Pa to compete in the 2014 Formula De tournament. The event was contested over three heats, culminating in a Final race. We had thirteen unique race winners in the heats, but it takes more than just a win to qualify for this Final. There has been consideration of adding a semifinal round, however our numbers do not quite justify that level just yet.

Zandervoort was the track selected for the Final. It is a rarely raced circuit due to being long out of print. Drivers customize their cars for three laps on the Final by assigning 20 wear points across six car stats. The majority of drivers invested heavily in tires, with six being the minimum. More investment in the Engine and Suspension categories would have yielded more benefit.

With less than half of the first lap completed, eight damage markers littered the track. Body Damage and Engine Wear decorated the straight after the first corner. Six damage markers completely blocked the raceway, forcing drivers over them for the second and third laps. This meant that there were no clear lanes and every car had the potential to be eliminated no matter how safely they drove.

~The first victim claimed by the track was Carolyn, retired in just half of a lap by a blown engine.

~Barry suffered the same fate soon afterwards.

~Bill fell victim to traffic, eliminated by the loss of his last bodywork point.

~Engine troubles struck again, forcing Josh into early retirement.

~Eli was a victim of his own aggression, excessive speed causing him to overshoot a corner.

~RJ was making a push for the lead when he fell victim to track debris.

~Bruce, drafting on RJ's bumper, met the same fate.

In the end, only three of the ten finalists were still moving. Bill Beckman was able to survive to claim third place. Curt Collins drove a solid second. Young Alex Metzger, playing for his first time in the heats, maintained a lead and drove to victory in the 2014 Formula De Tournament.

GM Joshua Githens and his poor insurance risk finalists. Only three would cross the finish line.

 GM     Joshua Githens [7th Year]  NA 
   JoshuaGithens@hotmail.com   NA

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