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Updated 11/30/2009

2009 WBC Report  

 2010 Status: pending 2010 GM commitment

Chris LeFevre, AZ

2009 Champion

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Event History
2001    Steve Cameron     31
2002    Mike Stachowski     47
2003    Bill Place     69
2004     Lisa Gutermuth     87
2005     Debbie Gutermuth     72
2006    Matt Evinger     73
2007     Dan Lewis     70
2008     Jordan Flawd     79
2009     Chris LeFevre     71

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Lisa Gutermuth     TX    05     48
  2.  Chris LeFevre      AZ    09     33
  3.  Jordan Flawd       PA    09     33
  4.  Forrest Speck      MD    08     30
  5.  Dan Lewis          DE    07     30
  6.  Matt Evinger       PA    06     30
  7.  Debbie Gutermuth   TX    05     30
  8.  Mike Stachowski    NY    04     30
  9.  Bill Place         PA    03     30
 10.  Steve Cameron      PA    04     28
 11.  Richard Fetzer     NY    09     27
 12.  Katie McCorry      VA    07     27
 13.  Ron Wuerth         VA    04     27
 14.  Mike Coomes        PA    06     22
 15.  Sarah Vasilakos    VA    09     21
 16.  Matt Fetzer        NY    09     21
 17.  Brandon Bernard    PA    07     18
 18.  Ed Bielcik         NJ    07     18
 19.  Barb Flaxington    NJ    03     18
 20.  Alan Bargender     VA    02     18
 21.  Chris Janiec       PA    06     15
 22.  Scott Nerney       RI    05     15
 23.  James Kendrick     uk    05     12
 24.  Devin Flawd        PA    06     12
 25.  Bert Schoose       IL    04      9
 26.  Mike Nagel         NJ    03      9
 27.  Harry Flawd        PA    09      6
 28.  Pam Gutermuth      FL    08      6
 29.  John Speck         MD    07      6
 30.  Josh Ostrander     NY    05      6
 31.  Nick Smith         uk    08      3
 32.  Bob Titran         NY    04      3
 33.  Peter Perla        VA    03      3
 34.  Steve May          MD    01      3
 35.  Jeff Mullet        OH    01      2
 36.  Greg Mayer         MO    01      1

2009 Laurelists                                    Repeating Laurelists:

Rich Fetzer, NY

Sarah Vasilakos, VA

Matt Fetzer, NY

Harry Flawd, PA

Jordan Flawd, PA

Past Winners

Steve Cameron, PA

Mike Stachowski, NY

Bill Place, PA

Lisa Gutermuth, NC

Debbie Gutermuth, TX

Matt Evinger, PA

Danny Lewis, DE

Jordan Flawd, PA

Chris LeFevre, AZ

Route 30 traffic ... anyone want to play Frogger?

David Stiffler of the Gang Greene team in his team game.

Family Ties ...

There were a total of 17 games in the three heats. We were fortunate to have even multiples of players at each heat so that each table had the same number of players. 36 players raced in the first heat, giving us six games of six players each. That was followed by 42 drivers for the second heat for seven games. The last heat fell to 20 players resulting in four 5-player games.
Each heat ran the traditional six-race slate. The stats for the 17 games were:
Min score for win: 29 (drop from 30 in 2008)
Max score for win: 41 (major drop from 46 in 2008)
Average score for win: 33.57 (decrease from 34.95 in 2008)
Min score for second place: 27 (unchanged from 2008)
Max score for second place: 35 (decrease from 37 in 2008)
Average score for second place: 30.12 (decrease from 31.11 in 2008)
Two games had to be decided by the tie breaker rules. The 5-player games were noteworthy for the following. The bank car (aka non-player car) finished in last place in every game. The winner in three of the four races won by the biggest margin, with a 38 vs 33, 41 vs 31 and 39 vs 30 point difference. These three games also provided us with the top point winners as the max points for a 6-player game was 35.
The winner of the Geico cancelled insurance policy "I lost the most cars to spin-out, engine blown or crash" award went to Joe Burch, who managed to lose a car in each of his six races.
The best quote was by Megan McCorry when she stated "I'm going to pit stop blue because he gave me the dice". The blue car racer happened to be John Tighe who refrained from handing the dice to anyone else after that.

14 of the 17 heat winners posted for the semi-finals including defending champion Jordan Flawd. Four of the top runner-ups were selected to round out the field of 18 for the next round.
The semi-final table of Terri Wicks, Chris Greenfield, Thomas Strock, Harry Flawd, Kevin Youells and Rich Fetzer provided the closest race of the tournament. The score was 28-28-27-27-25-21 with Harry and Rich tied to qualify for the Final. They were joined by GM Chris LeFevre (32 points), Matt Fetzer (31). Jordan Flawd (29), and Sarah Vasilakos (27). Jordan, Matt and Rich were returning finalists. Rich and Matt were the first father-son team to make the Final last year. They were joined this year by the Flawds as two family driving teams made it to the last round.

Chris started by winning the first race which usually draws unwanted attention while Jordan and Sarah crashed a car each. Harry jumped into the lead with12 points after the second race, with Rich and Chris tied for second with 10 points. Casualties were limited to Jordan's blown engine and Rich's spin out. For having the lead, Harry was rewarded in the third race when he lost one car to a crash and the other blew an engine. Chris also crashed a car in the race. The worry over one of the father-son teams working together were erased as Jordan played the crash card to knock out his father's car. This provided us with the best strategic analysis of the game when Harry said: "If you crash another of my cars, you are walking home".
Race 4 knocked out four cars. Jordan and Sarah each crashed, while Matt lost a car to spin out and Rich had a blown engine. Chris won again to take the lead at 22 points followed closely by Rich, Sarah and Harry at 21-20-20 points.
Rich was hit hard in Race 5, losing both of his cars. Jordan and Sarah also lost a car Matt made the most impressive move by finishing in first and second to give him 16 points for that race amd vaulting him from last place in the standings to a tie for first. The Standings going into the last race were Matt and Harry with 25, Sarah 23, Chris 22, Rich 21, and Jordan 14.
Everyone had a car finish in the points in Race 6, but Chris won it - and the tournament with 32 points. There was a three-way tie for second at 27 points which had to be decided by tie-breakers. The Flawds brought up the rear with Harry in 5th with 26 points, and now ex-champion Jordan in 6th with 17.
The GM is rooting for a repeat champion in 2010, but he might be a little biased. Special thanks to Lisa Gutermuth and Chris Janiec for being assistant GMs.

Corey Kim at his first WBC is about to console Joe Burch for his impending engine trouble.

Katey McCorry is now an old pro ... learner's permit in the rear view mirror.

Formula Motor Racing Junior

There were 16 little race drivers sans learning permits loosed on the streets of the Heritage room this summer. The best of these was Dacey Collinson who was followed in order by Thomas Melton, Jordan Shea, Brian Pappas, Brian Sherwood and Katie Elliot..

 GM      Chris LeFevre  [4th Year]   NA   NA

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