SSRN POINTS RACING RULES
In consideration of our expanded schedule of races, we are increasing the maximum number of races that you can try to earn points at from six to seven.
Language was added in the races/events provisions to clarify what happens when a race is rained out (or cancelled for other reasons) before the first round is run. These same provisions will apply when a race is rescheduled and some of the original competitors cannot return on the rain date.
In these circumstances we will also redraw the first round ladder to exclude the racers who could not return.
We added some language to the provisions related to the minimum points guarantee and the scheduling of races to allow some discretion in these two areas.
For more details on these changes and all other points racing rules read on.
SSRN POINTS RACING RULES
Slant Six points racing is basically a run
what you brung bracket class, run on a dial-in
Most events are on the ¼ mile and use a .5 Sportsman tree for starting the race. (3 yellows, then green)
This is anything goes drag racing, as long as the engine is a Mopar Slant Six in basic design.
-Points are earned by participating in the Slant 6 points races held as part of the events shown on the current schedule printed in the Slant Six Racing News. We will make every attempt to list all points races for the coming year in the February issue of the newsletter but additional points races may be added later. Any additional races will be added to the published schedule in a newsletter distributed at least two months before the date of the new event.
-Points are earned by the driver, but all cars participating must be Slant 6 powered. You cannot change cars once the race has started.
-Car restrictions such as minimum weight or type
of vehicle do not apply to points racers.
(Record setting and Slant 6 top eliminator have their own requirements)
-A driver can earn points in different cars at different events, as long as they are all Slant 6 powered.
-Slant 6 points races will be run in a separate bracket on a dial-in handicap basis.
-There are no restrictions on the use of electronic devices such as delay boxes.
-It is not necessary to participate in the Slant 6 time trials or qualifying sessions to be in the points race. Any car that makes at least one run in the designated Slant 6 time trials will be put on the ladder for the first round even if that car cannot make it to the starting line. As stated above some entrants may show up for the first round even though they did not participate in the time trials. Last minute entrants may be paired with another competitor at the discretion of SSRN or the track.
-Each track/event may require that the Slant 6 points racers pay an additional fee or have other restrictions on the bracket classes/ races the Slant 6 racer can participate in at that event.
-If you meet the tracks entry/tech requirements and show up in the staging lanes for the first round of Slant 6 eliminations, you are in the race.
-The Slant 6 points race may be shifted between Saturday and Sunday of the event weekend without advance notice.
If a race is postponed and rescheduled for the next day or another weekend, points will still be awarded but only to those racers that actually line up for the first round of the rescheduled race. In these cases a new first round ladder including only the participants present will be drawn up. The event will not be counted as part of the seven race limit for those competitors who do not return. One point will be awarded to anyone who was present before the postponement, but in no case can those attendance points exceed seven.
-In the case where the race is started but cannot be completed due to weather, curfew, etc. points earned for round wins prior to the cancellation will be counted and the race will count for purposes of the seven race limit.
-Points will be awarded as follows:
-Your car is in the pits and is entered in the Slant 6 bracket race, for each race entered (up to a total of seven): 1 point.
-For each round win (including bye or single runs) in the Slant 6 points race: 10 points.
-Total round win points will be counted for up to four Slant 6 points events for each driver. If you participate in more than four points events, but not over seven, you will be credited with the points earned at your four best races.
-A competitor may enter more than seven Slant 6 points races to race for prize money or to deprive other racers of points, but no points can be earned at such races.
-A competitor may elect to waive points at a race he has already entered as long as he does so before the first round pairings are determined. If you wish to waive points you must communicate this decision to the SSRN representative and/or at least two other race entrants. This must be done before the first round ladder is drawn up.
-As an aid to planning, the winner of any Slant 6 points race will be guaranteed at least as many points as the prior years number of entrants would have produced (to a maximum of 40). For example if last years first round included 6 cars (including qualified no shows) the race would be decided in three rounds generating a 30 point guarantee for the current year. If there are enough cars to produce a four round race this year, the guarantee will be irrelevant. A 30 point guarantee will generally be offered for a race that wasnt held in the prior year, but in a case where there is little basis to expect a five car turnout, a new race may only have a 20 point guarantee. The number of points guaranteed for a race win will be indicated on the schedule published in the SSRN
If there are ties for any of the top 10 positions at the end of the season, an average of the rounds won per race entered will be computed and the racer with the highest average will advance. In case of a tie for the number one position only, if bgoth contestants are present at the final race, we will try to run a single round tie breaker (dial-in) race for the number one position.
Paring and Bye Runs
If the track permits and somebody organizes it, the following method of determining first round pairings is preferred. In other cases a "sportsman" ladder random pairings at the line or some other method may be instuted.
The preferred method utilizes a pre-printed ladder sheet with first round match-ups deturmined on a random basis such as drawing names out of a hat. First round racers will include anybody who made at least one Slant 6 time trial even if they are not able to make it to the starting line for the first round. The first round may also include other racers who did not make a SL6 time trial. If there is a first round bye run it will be awarded to the low qualifier unless racers agree on another method. Competitors paired with a first round "no show" will make a single run. Subsequent bye runs will be deturmined by the ladder. Round win points will be awarded for runs actually won or bye or single runs made. (stage-in and back-outs are permitted if allowed by the track)
When the race is being run with-out a ladder and there are only two cars left, that will be the final. If there is a ladder and there are two bye or single run cars at the starting line, the two racers and the track's starter may agree to forgo the single runs and run one final race.for the final. (no stage and back-outs required) In this case the racers would be awarded 10 points for the bye / single runs they did not make and the winner would get 10 more points for the win.
-If a pair of competitors cannot agree on lane choice, it will be decided with the flip of a coin.
Top Eliminator or Fast Four Races (non presently scheduled)
-A special feature at some of the larger SSRN points events is a Slant 6 Top Eliminator. This race will usually be run after the Slant 6 Points race is completed and it may not be scheduled until the next day.
-The Slant 6 Top Eliminator race will match the two (four) quickest cars from the Slant 6 qualifying sessions in a single race to determine who has the quickest Slant 6 on that day. If one or both of the top qualifiers cannot make it to the starting line for the race, the third qualifier can run and so on.
-The Top Eliminator race will be run heads-up with no dial-in times or handicaps. If possible the race will be started on a .400 Pro tree. (one yellow, then green)
-Slant 6 Top Eliminator is open to all doorslammer Slant 6 powered vehicles. There is no minimum weight and nitrous and/or superchargers are allowed.
Rookie of the Year
-SSRN will honor each racing seasons Rookie of the Year with a special plaque.
This award will go to the Slant 6 points racer that scores the highest number of points during that season and has entered no more that one SSRN Points race previous to that season.
-SSRN will make every effort to have a representative at all the scheduled points events in order to keep track of entrants and round wins. If we cannot be there, it is up to the racers to keep to keep track of the entrants at the event and how the elimination rounds progressed. Please ask the tower personnel to save a copy of the print outs of the Slant 6 bracket race rounds and make a list of the names of racers at the event and their car numbers. Send this information along with any photos you may have to SSRN so that we can include the results in the newsletter and on the www.slantsix.org web site.