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Old 07-18-2006, 10:03 PM   #1
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How the race day is structured

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With so many new racers coming in, it's probably time to review the race day format.

Normal race days consist of three rounds of qualifying plus the mains. The number of heat races in each round of qualifying is determined by the number of racers in each class. For example, if there are 14 monster trucks, we would make two heats of 7. If there are 18, we would make 3 heats of 6.

The qualifiers are only used to determine which main the racers will be in. Only your best one counts, so you get three chances to get in your best run. Having one bad run, breaking, or even missing a run will not affect which main you get in.

Points are awarded according to finishing position in the main.

1st - 200
2nd - 191
3rd - 185
4th - 180
5th - 175
and so on - 5 less for each subsequent position

The points for 1st are for 1st in A main. If there are 6 racers in A, then 7th place points go to 1st place in B.

The points total for the season is calculated by your total points minus you 2 worst finishes. This means you can miss a race (or 2) and still end up in the lead. This allows for racers that can't make every race to compete in the points series. (Sometimes work or family have to take precedence over hobby)

So - when you are looking at the points standings that are posted after each race, remember that these are unadjusted for throwing away 2 results. Racers that are low in the standings because of one bad or missed day can take a big leap in the standings when the final adjustment is done.

I'll post a few other info type messages about the racing format and such. If you have any questions or topics you would like covered, let me know and I'll post, or ask the appropriate person to do so.

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Old 07-19-2006, 09:08 PM   #2
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Good thinking,once you have most of the stuff on here, we will print it out to distribute to the racers. Also don`t forget the rule about no beating-up innocent trees with your vehicule unless you have been in the hobby for more than 20 years,LOL!
Don`t sweath the petty things and don`t pet the sweathy things...
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Old 07-31-2006, 07:43 PM   #3
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Race Result Printout

The race duration is in minutes. Electric qualifiers are 4 minutes, and nitro are 5 minutes.

The printout of the race lists the racers in finishing order. It lists finishing place, car number (transponder number), name and result. Your result for a 5 minute qualifier/race will list laps and time. For example, you may finish with 12/5:07.21

This means that you had 12 laps, and you finished your 12th lap at 5 minutes and 7.21 seconds. Someone (or several others) may also have 12 laps and be either ahead or behind you. For example, a result of 12/5:05.45 would be ahead of you. They had 12 laps, but finished sooner (5 minutes and 5.45 seconds). This is why it is important to keep going (and marshalling) after the buzzer sounds. The buzzer signals 5 minutes, but timing continues until everyone has finished their last lap. After everyone is done, the person doing the timing will announce that the race has finished.

The printout also has a lap chart. It lists each lap and is arranged by car (transponder) number. You may see a gap in your list with a blank entry. This means that the leader lapped you on that lap.
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