It’s the first leg of our Portland International Raceway/WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca RACER Fantasy Double this weekend, with a chance to win some exciting prizes. So if you’re not already playing INDYCAR Fantasy Challenge Driven by Firestone, sign up and test your skill and knowledge of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series.
We’re giving a pair of tickets for the 2023 NTT IndyCar Series race of your choice to the INDYCAR Fantasy Challenge player whose driver picks earn the highest combined score from this Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland and the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey season finale, Sept. 11.
Plus, the highest-scoring player from each of those two races race will earn a one-year subscription to RACER magazine and a RACER goodie bag.
Signing up for the INDYCAR Fantasy Challenge Driven by Firestone is free, and new or existing players are automatically eligible for the RACER Fantasy Double, so what are you waiting for? New players can join, and existing players can sign in and choose their Grand Prix of Portland driver lineups .
Alex Palou won last year’s Grand Prix of Portland. Can the reigning IndyCar champ do it again?
Playing INDYCAR Fantasy Challenge Driven by Firestone is simple and fun. Each driver on this weekend’s entry list has been assigned a value based on their championship position, form and prior success, and you have $100 to spend on a four-driver roster. Total value of your four drivers can’t exceed $100, so you must use your skill and knowledge to choose a lineup that stays within the cost cap, but can collectively deliver maximum bang per buck.
Drivers earn points based on their race finishing positions, plus bonus points or part-points for pole, leading a lap, leading most laps, and setting fastest lap on each green-flag lap.
In addition to your four-driver roster, you also choose the three drivers you think will finish on the podium in each race, in the correct finishing order, with points awarded for each correct choice. And in the event of a tie-break, you also predict the speed of the fastest race lap.
For each race, you can choose a completely new driver roster. If Portland is an afternoon to forget for your chosen racers, you can regroup, rethink, and plan for a better result on the hills and sweeps of WeatherTech Raceway – just like some of the drivers in the field, no doubt…
And you can pick your team or tweak your lineup right up to 15 minutes prior to the posted green flag time of 3:30pm ET on Sunday, Sept. 4, for the Grand Prix of Monterey and 3:30pm ET on Sunday, Sept. 11, for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey.
Thanks to the incredible competitiveness and depth of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series, and the countless factors that come into play on every race day, it takes some serious skill and knowledge to choose a high-scoring lineup. Winners of the RACER Fantasy Double — combined or single race — will definitely have earned their plaudits and prizes.
Here’s a look at the driver values for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Monterey. As you might expect, several of the racers in the thick of the fight for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series title are at the higher end of the price list. And further down there are some exceptional bargains — that’s if you think they can get it done on a track that always throws up a few twists and surprises.
Josef Newgarden, $32; Scott Dixon, $30; Alex Palou, $30; Will Power (below), $30; Marcus Ericsson, $29; Colton Herta, $27; Scott McLaughlin, $27; Pato O’Ward, $27.
Will Power heads to Portland as the IndyCar points leader. Could he repeat his 2019 win?
Fast, but affordable…
Felix Rosenqvist, $25; Alexander Rossi, $25; Romain Grosjean, $24; Graham Rahal, $24; Takuma Sato (below), $24; Jack Harvey, $23; Simon Pagenaud, $23; Rinus VeeKay, $23; Helio Castroneves, $22; Conor Daly, $22.
Takuma Sato is a former Portland winner. At $24, is he worth a shot in 2022?
Christian Lundgaard, $20; David Malukas, $20; Callum Ilott (below), $19; Jimmie Johnson, $19; Dalton Kellett, $19; Devlin DeFrancesco, $18; Kyle Kirkwood, $18.
Callum Ilott made his IndyCar debut in Portland last year. Will he be a factor on his return?
Remember, you can choose any four drivers as long as their combined value doesn’t exceed $100. Make your choices for the Grand Prix of Portland, enjoy a great weekend of NTT IndyCar Series racing, then do it all again next weekend with new driver prices for WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca’s season finale. Good luck, and hopefully you’ll be hearing from us as a RACER Fantasy Double winner!
And if you haven’t already signed up, check out INDYCAR Fantasy Challenge Driven by Firestone.
• Any person at least 18 years of age or older and the age of majority in their country, state, or province of residence may play INDYCAR Fantasy Challenge Driven by Firestone and RACER Fantasy Double, but only legal residents of the United States (including DC) are eligible to compete for prizes. For full RACER Fantasy Double 2022 official game rules,.