||Speedpick Pick12 & ESP FAQ|
Ok, How do I participate in the Pick12 contest?
How do I get my results
I have not played the competition before, can I still play?
I played last year, why does it say I am a new Player?
I already made an entry for the race, but I want to change my picks
I forgot to submit a pick
I missed a race, can I still play?
I am away from my computer for the next race, can I still play?
Can I make picks for friends that don't have internet access?
My E-Mail address changed, what should I do?
I want more/less/no E-Mails
I want to leave the competition. What do I do?
Where are the results?
I missed the closing time, help!
What is the Pick12 contest?Simple, it is a free just-for-fun contest among motor racing fans on the Internet where each participant uses his/her knowledge of motor racing to predict how drivers will finish at each race in the series season. Each entry will be scored based on the results of each race. The key to success is one's knowledge of the sport, insider information, and most of all, luck! Keep in mind that the only thing that you win here is bragging rights.
Ok, How do I participate in the Pick12 contest?Easy, just read and follow the rules carefully.
How do I get my resultsSoon after every race (Believe it or not, I do have a life), the results will be published on the website www.speedpick.com/Pick12 for the Pick12 competition, or www.speedpick.com/Esp for the ESP. For Pick12, if you selected Results, or Reminders & Results when you first joined the competition, you will also get an e-mail with your scores. Here's an example:
Player: Joe Williams E-Mail: [email protected] Race: Long Beach Actual Results Your Pick Points Scored Pole: Tagliani, Alex Bourdais, Sebastian 0 Most Laps: Tagliani, Alex Bourdais, Sebastian 0 1: Doornbos, Robert Bourdais, Sebastian 16 2: Clarke, Dan Heylen, Jan 0 3: Tracy, Paul Tracy, Paul 200 * 4: Jani, Neel Clarke, Dan 126 5: Pagenaud, Simon Wilson, Justin 12 6: Legge, Katherine Pagenaud, Simon 112 7: Rahal, Graham Gommendy, Tristran 0 8: Herta, Bryan Junqueira, Bruno 0 9: Bourdais, Sebastian Rahal, Graham 56 10: Figge, Alex Servia, Oriol 0 11: Wilson, Justin Figge, Alex 32 12: Power, Will Dominguez, Mario 0 Score for this round: 554 Total Score: 1714 Event Ranking: 145 (of 815) Overall rank: 18 of 909 (was 28) Scores for this round: Highest: 804 Lowest: 89 Average: 440 Popularity Poll: 422
I have not played the competition before, can I still play?Of course. Pick12 is open to everyone. You can join at any time during the season, but it's best to get in at the start.
I played last year, why does it say I am a new Player?We keep the mailing list from the previous year, but we only use that to tell players that the competition is about to start. Everybody then starts as a new user, so we can purge out all those foolish people that choose not to play again.
I already made an entry for the race, but I want to change my picksNo problem, you can change your entries for a race as many times as you want upto the deadline. Just make your entry as normal - the default entry will be the last one you made.
I forgot to submit a pickYour pick from the previous race is automatically submitted for the following race. It can only be carried over for one race though (e.g. your race 3 pick will carry over to race 4, but not to race 5).
It's always a good idea to make a pick for every race, just to make sure every pick is a potential winner.
I missed a race, can I still play?Whether you are an existing player that missed a race or two, or someone new to the competition that didn't play the first few races, you are equally welcome. There is an overall winner of the competition, but you can still win each race with a good pick!
I am away from my computer for the next race, can I still play?You can make a pick for a race at any time in the season. You can make a pick for the season finale now if you want (as long as you have entered all the races in between), so feel free to make an early entry.
Can I make picks for friends that don't have internet access?Yes. Just use the forms to make separate picks for each player. Use a different player name, and the same e-mail address. You might want to make sure that you set Results Only for their E-Mail preferences, otherwise you will get reminders for each player.
My E-Mail address changed, what should I do?Use that link at the bottom of the score or reminder e-mail to update your e-mail address.
If you have any problems, send an e-mail to [email protected].
I want more/less/no E-MailsWhen you joined the competion, you were given the option of selecting how much e-mail you get from from us. They are three levels of e-mail:
- Reminders and Results In addition to the Results, you will get upto two e-mails reminding you to enter. You only get the reminder if you have not entered that race.
- Results Only You will get an e-mail with a summary of your score soon after the race.
- None You will get no e-mail from us (except in exceptional circumstances), not even the results, or entry confirmation.
If you have a problem, send E-Mail to the competition coordinator, [email protected] and say which option you wish to change to.
I want to leave the competition. What do I do?Send E-Mail to the competition coordinator, [email protected] and say you wish to leave.
Where are the results?Pick12 is a personal pursuit of Peter Coe. It pays no money, and is most certainly not a full time job. So, I will do my best to get the results out straight after the race, but sometimes you might have to wait a few days. I will endeavor to be quick - I want to see the results as much as you do.
I missed the closing time, help!As noted in the rules, the nominal closing time for each race is 08:00:00 UTC Friday (Thursday for the Saturday races). In practice, the closing time will often be later (30 minutes before first practice) but the time will only be adjusted when Officials provide the full race weekend schedule.
If you still don't make your picks in time, make an entry for the next race using the normal entry process, and then send me an e-mail [email protected] asking me to move the entry over. I will then decide whether your entry will be allowed.
Last update 03/29/2008