TrackChasers – 2012 Year to Date Review – Weeks 1 – 35

This report is from Guy Smith - currently ranked #1 on TrackChaser World Cup rankings.  As of September 2, 2012 Guy Smith has seen over 1,466 tracks and has visited 48 tracks during the first eight months of  2012! 

What is a trackchaser ? 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 – September 2, 2012:

The 2012 TrackChasing season is dedicated to the memory of Edward Jonathan Esser. (http://2arace.blogspot.com/)

Total New Track Visits Reported–472

Number of TrackChasers Reporting New Tracks This Year–39

US States Visited for New Tracks–40 (AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY,ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV)

Canadian Provinces Visited for New Tracks–2 (ON, QC)

Countries Visited for New Tracks–15 (AUS, BEL, BHR, CAN, CHE, DEU, ESP, FRA, GBR, IRL, ITA, NLD, RUS, SWE, USA)

Lifetime Group Total of Reported TrackChaser New Track Visits–34,899 (+23)

Lifetime Group Reported Total in the new “Non Classified Tracks” Categories–36 (+1).

Here are the individual trackchaser activity from January 1 – September 2, 2012

RANK NAME TRACKS LOCATIONS

1. Mike Knappenberger 82 72

2. Guy Smith 48 45

3. Roland Vanden Eynde 45 41

4. Pam Smith 42 40

5. Brian Hickey 28 28

6. Norm Wagner 23 20

7. Nancy Brown 14 14

8. Bruce Eckel 14 12

9. Paul Weisel 14 13

10. Pat Eckel 13 11

11. Roger Ferrell 13 10

12. Vince Sadowski 13 13

13. Gordy Killian 11 10

14. Chris Tyrrel 11 11

15. Allan Brown 10 10

16. Ron Rodda 9 8

17. Rick Young 9 9

18. Dale O'Brien 8 8

19. Ken Schrader* 8 8

20. Ed Esser 7 7

21. Colin Casserley 5 5

22. Bing Metz 5 5

23. Sammy Swindell* 5 5

24. Johnny Gibson 4 4

25. Dwight Bucks 3 3

26. Colin Herridge 3 3

27. Steve Kinser* 3 3

28. Edward Corrado 2 1

29. Kevin Eckert 2 2

30. Juan Pablo Montoya* 2 2

31. John Moore 2 2

32. Andy Sivi 2 2

33. PJ Hollebrand 1 1

34. Roberto Moreno* 1 1

35. Stirling Moss* 1 1

36. Emanuele Pirro* 1 1

37. Andy Ritter 1 1

38. Virginia Schuler 1 1