TrackChasers – 2011 Year to Date Review – Weeks 1 – 52

This report is from Guy Smth - currently ranked #3 on TrackChaser World Cup rankings.  As of December 25, 2011 Guy Smith has seen over 1,418 tracks and visited 82 tracks in during 2011! 

What is a track chaser ? A trackchaser is someone who travels all over the world trying to see wheel to wheel auto racing at as many different racing tracks as possible. For more information on track chasing, check out http://www.autoracingrecords.com/tc/index.php.  A new site that is be established by Guy Smith can be found at http://roamingtheraceways.com.  There is an active Yahoo Group, called TrackChasers who has maintained an active message board since 2000, with over 10,000 messages.

Here are some highlights and a recap of the trackchaser activity from January 1 – December 25, 2011:

During the 52nd week of 2011, there were no new tracks reported by TrackChasers.  Thus, the group streak ends with new tracks reported in each of the first 51 weeks of the year. Amazing dedication to our

sport and hobby. The group total for this year is 700, with the lifetime group total now at 33,749.

Here is the 2011 year to date report:

  • TrackChasers have scored new tracks in 46 out of 50 states this year.
  • TrackChasers have visited 22 countries for racing in 2011.

As of December 25, 2011 there have been 700 new tracks reported for 34 listed TrackChasers in the group. 

RANK NAME TRACKS LOCATIONS
1. Guy Smith 82 70
2. Ed Esser 77 72
3. Pam Smith 75 64
4. Roland Vanden Eynde 75 73
5. Mike Knappenberger 62 52
6. Brian Hickey 45 39
7. Gordy Killian 41 35
8. Nancy Brown 26 25
9. Will White 21 20
10. Carol Lewis 20 18
11. Allan Brown 17 16
12. Dale O'Brien 16 14
13. Bruce Eckel 15 14
14. Pat Eckel 15 14
15. PJ Hollebrand 13 10
16. Rick Schneider 13 12
17. John Moore 11 9
18. Norm Wagner 11 10
19. Paul Weisel 11 11
20. Roger Ferrell 10 9
21. Chris Tyrrel 10 10
22. Rick Young 9 8
23. Colin Herridge 5 5
24. Kevin Eckert 4 4
25. Narain Karthikeyan* 4 4
26. Sammy Swindell* 4 4
27. Ron Rodda 3 3
28. Jack Erdmann 2 2
29. Colin Casserley 1 1
30. Edward Corrado 1 1
31. Steve Kinser* 1 1
32. John Osowski 1 1
33. Eleanor Weidman 1 1
34. Paul Weidman 1 1

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