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Old 03-01-2008, 08:13 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Gump View Post
in a rocket round, which is what we're used to around here, your very best qualifyer is what places you in your main, you can have two crappy quals and one outstanding qual and that one will place you. your placement is based on your TIME for that round, and every round. if its sunny and times are fast, you might get a good placement versuses a round that takes place in the rain, which will be slower.
With qual points, your two best qualifyers are averaged to place you in the main, and they arent averaged on time, they're averaged on your placement in that round.
SZo for example, if round one is mostly sunny, and you placed 43rd overall in that round, and round two was pouring rain and you managed to place 22nd, but your laptimes (and everyone elses) were much much slower, and lets say round three you broke and placed 73rd, you would find yourself being averaged between 43rd place and 22nd place in the mains. in the event of a multi-way tie, i THINK (not sure on this) they then go to the time??? someone help me on that point please.

So heres the benefit of qual points over rocket rounds - consistant high placement pays off, and weather, track and lighting conditions are less of a factor, as your result is based on your position in that particular round, not your time around the track. as we all know, the lap times can change dramatically with track condition (rutting, blowing out, rain) and can also change with lighting conditions.
Heres an example of lighting conditions - poorly lit tracks will almost always generate slower lap times. So lets say a complete round is run under the lights. if it were a rocket round, why even bother running the round if your lap times will be slower (same thing goes for rain, actually) ? you can just forget that round, wrench and grab some sleep. If it were qual points, though, you might stand a batter chance of placing higher in your round than a previous round, and therfore the incentive is to get out there and race and do well.
I see. But this is going to confuse a lot of people. Good thing this race is indoors and we will not be affected but the elements.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:57 PM   #22
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I also have one more question. Since there are so many people attending the race. Is it possible to extend practice and open it earlier so people can practice and leave throughout the day?
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:37 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Portyansky View Post
I see. But this is going to confuse a lot of people. Good thing this race is indoors and we will not be affected but the elements.
shouldn't be confusing... after its explained once people usually get it.
don't forget that track conditions also change, which effects lap times. not as dramatically as outdoors, though. i believe last year some guys in the top 3 mains were switching tires due to the changing track conditions.
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lpr hole shots unmodded are like a mm shy of the 2 3/4 rule for tires how are you going to deal with that?
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