unlicensed drivers should be operating vehicles at the track.
Anyone caught doing so will be asked to leave. This is a
huge safety and liability issue. Please obey the track
rules so that we can continue to keep our race track.
All cars in all
divisions will run transponders. If you forget to put a transponder on your car
you will be called off the track to put one on and will start at the rear. If
you own your transponder and it is not charged or picking up on the loop then
you will be called in the pits to put a club transponder on and will start at
the rear. If you rent a club transponder and it is not charged or picking up on
the loop you will be called in the pits to get another one and will NOT lose
your starting position.
If your driver comes
in the pits during warm up laps they will lose their starting position and start
at the rear.
There will be a one
minute time limit on warm up laps.
There is an eight
minute time limit on all races. If there is a caution and time runs out we will
get a final line up and throw the checkered flag. If the race is running under
green and the clock runs out the race will continue until the checkered flag is
thrown or until there is a caution, which at that time a final line up will be
given and the checkered flag will be thrown.
If we have more than
75 cars all heat races will be 20 laps (with the exception of Jr. and Sr. Novice
which only runs 15) and all lower mains will be 20 laps. The A Mains will run
their normal amount of laps—20 for Jr. and Sr. Novice, 25 for Jr. Honda and 30
for everything else.
If we are running
late the race director can change the amount of laps run in the heats or mains
so long as he announces it to the handlers before the heats or mains begin.
If there are two heats the top 3 cars will go to the A
main, then next 3 to the B and so on—this will allow 4 cars to transfer from the
lower mains with the exception of Jr. Honda which will only transfer 2. If
there are 3 heats the top 2 cars will go to the A main, then next 2 to the B and
so on—this will again allow 4 cars to transfer from the lower mains with the
exception of Jr. Honda which will still only transfer 2.
If there is more
than one Jr. or Sr. Novice Heat the drivers of Heat 1 will race the same drivers
in Main 1 and the drivers of Heat 2 will race the same drivers in Main 2—we do
not transfer cars since Novice is a learning not competitive class.
All classes will need
89 octane. SCQMRA will be getting
a fuel sample on race day for testing. If your fuel doesn't
test correct, your driver can be DQ'd. Please direct any
questions on the fueling procedures to the, tech director.
POINT & RAINOUT POLICY
The Board of Directors along with the SCQMRA
Membership in an effort to have a fair
In the event that racing begins and all heat races have not been completed
due to a weather cancellation SCQMRA will try to make up the race the next
If all heat races have been
completed but none of the mains have been completed, points will be awarded
based on the results of the heat race for each division. If a division
completes its "A" main race the results of that race will count and point's
will be awarded based on those results. Those divisions in which the mains
have not been completed, points will be reverted back to the results of the
heat race results.
In the event the
racing program is delayed due to weather, the decision to delay or cancel
the event will be voted on by the membership in attendance. When the racing
program is delayed due to weather and a late start is decided upon by the
members then only one race (heat/mains) will be ran and point's will be
awarded based on the results.
Only Space Coast QMRA
members will be eligible to receive points. Points are awarded to the
competitive divisions only. Novice divisions will not receive point's.
The point system begins at
30 points to the winner of the A-Main Feature event. Each finishing
position following the winner will decreased by one point through 10th place
(8th for Jr. Honda). The system will continue to decrease in points
for the B and C feature and so on. All drivers who "attempt to race"
in the feature event will receive points EXCEPT for any driver who is
disqualified. Drivers will also be awarded points base on their finish
in the heat races. The points will begin at 15 and decrease by one
Junior Honda drivers
turning nine (9) during the year will be allowed to move up to Senior Honda
at anytime as per the QMA rules. A Jr. Honda driver who will be moving
up to Sr. Honda must do so by the first points race following the completion
of the Grands in order to transfer their accumulated points. At
any point in the season that a driver moves from Junior to Senior Honda,
he/she can only carry over as many points that are equal to one (1) point
less then the current third place Sr. Honda driver at the time of move up.
At the end of the season
the driver who has accumulated the most points will determine a division
champion. In the event there is a tie the championship will be
determined using the drivers total number of feature wins, then second
place finishes, thirds, and so on until the tie has been broken. Only
80% of the races run will count towards the point's championship. This
allows each drive to drop a low-point night or to miss an event if
necessary. A driver must race at least 20% of the actual point races
ran to receive a trophy and be invited to the end of the year awards banquet. All drivers
must also be members of SCQMRA.
In order to practice a Board Member must be present
at all times. Practices will be scheduled and made public
during the racing season. Practice sessions will be determined
by the Board and race director.