Southern WV Region August Night AutoX - Special #2
Registration closed August 8, 2014 4:59 PM on August 8, 2014 4:59 PM EDT Registration ends August 8, 2014 4:59 PM on August 8, 2014 4:59 PM EDT Registration opens May 21, 2014 12:00 AM on May 21, 2014 12:00 AM EDT Registration runs from May 21, 2014 12:00 AM to August 8, 2014 4:59 PM
SPECIAL EVENT #2 - NIGTH AUTOX by Mike Francis
Date: August 9 , 2014
Location: Riverside High School
1 Warrior Way
Belle, WV 25015
Registration and Tech: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Drivers meeting: 6:00pm
Competition start: ~6:15pm
Event Contact: Martin Valent @ 304-541-5420 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SCCA Memebers who pre-register: $23
SCCA Members who do not pre-register: $25
SCCA Non-Members pre-registerd: $38
SCCA Non_Members not pre-registered: $40
Rules and Information:
We have been wanting to do this for years and we finally got it done! Right in the heat of the summer( Saturday July 12 and Saturday August 9th) we will be doing TWO NIGHT EVENTS. To make it even better we will be using a new format similar to the way National Match Tours work, but with a few important differences. We came up with these changes for three reasons.
Number one we wanted to make sure these events would really stand out as different from our normal points events. Our hope is that not only will this attract new participants, but it will generate excitment amoung many of our current membership whom for whatever reason have not been attending events.
Number two we wanted to make sure that anyone who participates has a real chance of winning the whole thing no matter what they are driving! The key will be ones ability to run the course quickly, without mistakes, over and over.
Number three we wanted to generate some extra cash for the school, and the winner!
First we arrive at 4:30pm. Registration will start at 5:00pm with the drivers meeting planned for 6:00pm. The normal fees for our events will apply for both members and nonmembers. At the time of registering, every driver will give a minimum donation of $5.00 to the Chamionship fund. There is no maximum donation.
Total number of drivers will be limited to 75.
As the sun sets, the parking lot lights Will be used.
The normal 2 second penalty for hitting a cone will apply.
Throughout ALL rounds, no times will carry over. So if the fastest overall driver from round three spins or hits a cone in round four, odds are that driver will be out!
Everyone will be classed by National SCCA classes and ALL times will be indexed according to PAX. At the end of each round the final results will be announched and posted. We will assign run groups as usual and everyone will get four runs in the first heat. After that heat, the top 8 drivers(or 15% whichever number is greater), based on PAX will automatically be entered in the Championship Round. If a competitor feels that someone has sandbagged(purposley gone slower then they were able) in the first round they can call for a vote on that particular driver. If more then 2/3 of the competiters agree that the driver sandbagged, that driver will be eliminated from the remainder of the event. The rest of the competitors will now enter the Knockout rounds. Each driver gets one run. We index them all on PAX again and the slowest 1/3 of the field gets eliminated. The top 2/3 get another run, and again the slowest 1/3 are eliminated. We do a total of three Knockout rounds. That will leave us with 6 to 14 drivers at the end, depending on how many started. Those drivers will now go up against the 8 fastest from round one in two more rounds of Knockout. But this time 1/2 are eliminated each round. And remember, the top 8 from round one do not get a practice run, so they are now at a disadvantage, as the others have had more runs and the conditions(light and temperature) have changed. After the Knockout there will be 4-6 drivers left. They get one last run each, and the overall fastest (PAX) will be crowned Champion and given half of the Championship fund. The other half will go to the school in addition to our usual donation. Again throughout ALL rounds, no time will ever carry over. So consistency and not hitting cones will be imperative.