The event will comprise of 3 rounds, namely:
Round 1 – Qualifying Session/s
Round 2 – Elimination Round (1x Round only)
Round 3 – Finals (1x Round only)
Compulsory Qualifying Session
There will be 3-4 qualifying rounds in order to determine ranking
(Depending on Category/number of entries/etc.)
1x qualifying run will be compulsory to qualify for points and elimination round pairings.
Fouls – No Points and the run will be void for ranking as follow:
- Crossing the center line (the run will not count)
- Breakdown / Leaving before X-mas tree start sequence (amber lights)
- Red light (Not applicable)
- Break-Out (Not applicable)
Using your best qualifying round E.T., you will get ranked in your category for the elimination round pairing. Ranking will still take place like on the old system. Record classes (Senior, Super Competition & Competition Eliminator) will be ranked against their class record. Non-Record classes (ST & MS Cars along with SS & SB Bikes) will be ranked fastest to slowest.
All Pairings will be done on a sportsman ladder.
Should there be an uneven field, the fastest (Top) qualifier will get a Solo (Bye-Run) for the elimination round. On a bye-run in the elimination round, the breakout rule will not apply, however, should a competitor breakout on a bye-run in the elimination round, he will still be awarded the win for that round, but will fall into the bottom of the seeding for the finals run, thus forfeiting the chance to compete for a top spot.
Fouls will count (Re: Red light / Centre Line / Break-Out / 1st or Worst)
Winners of the elimination round will be seeded into Round 3 – Finals.
Using your E.T. from the elimination round, all the winners of that round will get ranked again, in order to determine the pairing for the Finals Round.
After Elimination round pairings, a final ladder will be composed.
Final A – The two closest to their dial in times (using elimination round results), will be in Final A
Final A will determine 1st and 2nd place.
Final B – The next to closest competitors to their dial in times (using elimination round results), will be in Final B
Final B will determine 3rd and 4th place results
This will continue for the rest of the field in that category.
Should there be an uneven field in the finals round, the solo pass (Bye-Run) goes to the LOWEST (Furthest from their dial in time) qualifier.
NOTE: These rules and regulations are 95% final for now. FINAL draft will be published with revised supplementary regulations at the MSA Commission meetying, on the 17th of February. The final draft will also be posted on the website.
Points will be awarded as follow for this format of racing
Sub Total A
10 Attendance points will be awarded for a competitor that has completed at least one qualifying round in the qualifying session.
Consolidated Ranking Points
The top half qualifiers in a category will receive 1 extra bonus point for qualifying in the top half of their category. Should there be an uneven field, the larger number will form part of the top half)
National Record Points
10 Points will be awarded for a backed up and verified National record.
NB: Sub total A does not form part of the points reset.
Sub Total B
Completed Qualifying Runs
Points will be awarded for each completed qualifying run.
1 Run = 6 Points
2 Runs = 12 Points
3 Runs = 16 Points
Qualifying Ranking Points
Top Qualifier 8 5th and 6th 4
2nd 7 7th and 8th 3
3rd 6 9th and 12th 2
4th 5 13th to 16th 1
Sub Total C
Elimination Round Losers
All losers from the elimination round will score 20 points.
NB. A competitor can only score in either Sub C or Sub D.
Sub Total D
Final Round Winners
1st Place Winner will receive 60 points
2nd place winner will receive 50 points
3rd place winner will receive 45 points
4th place winner will receive 40 points
The remaining winners of the finals round (other than 1st-4th) will receive 30 points.
The final round losers will receive 25 points.
The points reset will be applied after round 4 of the series.
Sub total A points accumulated with each event, will not form part of the reset.
The 2016 S.A. NATIONAL DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday, 28 February 2016: National Test & Tune Drag Racing
The asphalt luminaries will once again descend upon their old stomping grounds at Tarlton International Raceway as the venue hosts the first round of the 2016 SA National Drag Racing Championship with a test & tune event on Sunday, 28 February 2016. Their agenda is dual in purpose, firstly to pay homage to the oldest and finest track in South Africa and secondly to set a whole lot of speed records whilst hopefully creating a little bit of history themselves.
Gates open at 07h00 and tickets are available for purchase at the venue. Entry for adults is R100 p/p and R50 for kids between the ages of 6-12. Tarlton has take-away food and refreshments from their restaurants, bars and lots of free parking, so bring the family for the start of one of the most explosive days on the motorsport calendar for 2016.