Mirror Khana 2015
Registration closed June 5, 2015 8:00 PM on June 5, 2015 8:00 PM CDT Registration ends June 5, 2015 8:00 PM on June 5, 2015 8:00 PM CDT Registration opens May 26, 2015 12:00 AM on May 26, 2015 12:00 AM CDT Registration runs from May 26, 2015 12:00 AM to June 5, 2015 8:00 PM
Pre-Registration is REQUIRED for this event!
Mirror Khana is a unique event where you race actual people, not a clock. You and another driver are both on the track at the same time, but not wheel-to-wheel. One driver is halfway around from the other on a full-loop course, first one back to his own startline wins the match.
You only have to beat that one other guy … this time. Two judges decide the match. Both must agree without consultation. If they don’t, or they can’t decide, a rematch is automatic.
Win your match and you keep going through a double-elimination bracket – that means you have to lose twice before you’re out of the contest. There is also at least two practice runs in the morning, so everyone gets a minimum of four runs. More if you keep winning.
There’s no clock (most of the time), there’s no 2-second pylon penalty. The pylon rule is “3 for free,” you can hit up to three cones with no penalty, but the fourth one is a DNF. And the guy who hits four still beats the guy who hits five, so keep going! But beware the double-coned and even triple-coned corners.
Brackets are set up in larger combined classes. You may see SS, AS, BS and FS all in one “Bigbore” bracket. You enter your regular class. Pre-entry is required! Brackets are set up the night before the event after all pre-entry is in. (If you’re running for Salina Region points, they’re scored in class, so the top AS car gets winner’s points even if he finishes 4th in the Bigbore bracket – but trophies are based on bracket finish).
Two drivers can still share a car. Brackets are set up to separate them as much as possible. If they end up paired in a match, we run that match on stopwatches, from opposite startlines as in any regular match. The first driver’s time is not announced until the second driver is on course.
The event is open to all classes, including Junior Karts and Salina Region’s STO classes.
The Mirror Khana course is a fast but technical course that was originally drawn in 1973, and has changed little over the years, primarily to accommodate changes in the site.
Arrive early and plan on being there all day. The schedule is:
8 to 9 a.m. – Registration/tech/coursewalk
9 a.m. – driver’s meeting
9:30 a.m. to noon (approx.) – practice (grudge matches allowed)
Competition begins immediately after a short break
• Artt Mann will also be doing his celebrated BBQ. $5 donation requested to cover expenses (not included in entry fee).