11. Common Championship Info

The following paragraphs relate to more than one of the preceding championships.

Speed Factors:

Raw Speed Factors:
Speed factors are referenced to the fastest driver on each stage. For Raw Speed Factors the fastest driver is given a 1.00 and all others are calculated from that time (StageSpeedFactor = ET / FastTime). A driverís Event Speed Factor is determined by dropping his worst two and his best Stage Speed Factors until there are less than four stages left and then averaging the remaining Stage Speed Factors. Drivers must complete at least four stages to get a Raw Event Speed Factor.

CRS Rally Speed Factors:
At CRS events speed factors are calculated exactly the same as above, except the reference driver gets the speed factor he started the event with. Hence the StageSpeedFactor = RefSpeedFactor * ET / RefTime). The reference driver for each stage is the one of the top two (for that stage) that produces the larger Stage Speed Factor.

CRS Moto Speed Factors:
CRS Moto speed factors are based on the same scale as the speed factors for the cars. This is done by selecting one of the top cars at the event (which has an accurate speed factor) and using his stage times as the reference for the bikes.

Adjustments:
At the end of each year all CRS Speed Factors from previous years will be adjusted downward by .01 per year with a maximum reduction of .05. So for 2009, any speed factor earned in 2008 will be unchanged, those earned in 2007 will be reduced by .01 and those earned in 2006 will be reduced by .02, and so on. The largest of the resulting annual speed factors will then be the starting speed factors for 2009. If a driver moves from a 4wd car to a 2wd car his speed factor for that event will be reduced by .05. While CRS Speed Factors are intended to help develop the initial start order other factors may influence the final start order.

Claims

Any claims will be handled per the competition rules under which the event runs.

Event Points

CRS points will be awarded to all CRS members who start the first stage of the rally. For championship purposes points will be awarded based on the competitor's finishing position in his/her class (Open 4wd, CRS-2, CRS-5, CRS GT or Performance Stock).

The organizers of the event will have 400 points to distribute amongst themselves, with no organizer getting more than 100 points (prior to weighting). No competitor can receive more than a total of 500 organizer's points in a given year. Organizer points will be assigned at the time the CRS standings are first tabulated for that event. Organizers that are not eligible for year end awards (because they have not competed in that class), will be identified in the standings.

Place Points
1st 100
2nd 88
3rd 77
4th 67
5th 58
6th 50
7th 43
8th 37
9th 32
10th 28
11th 25
12th 23
13th 22
14th and on 21
Start first stage 10

Event Weighting (Coefficients)

To properly reward the competitors who do well on the longer, more demanding events these events will receive heavier weighting. For example, 1st in class in a double points event awards 200 points, in a triple points event 300 points. Events with less than 30 stage miles and less than 30 minutes of hot stage time will be single points events. Events with over 65 stage miles or 60 minutes of hot stage time will be triple point events. Those in between will be double points events. For longer events, the event organizer will be free to choose which portions of the overall event will be counted as separate CRS events.

Totalling Points

Since it is desirable to allow competitors to drop their worst events, the following system for dropping events has been adopted for use by the CRS:

Total Number of
Events in Series
Best
Count
1 1
2, 3 2
4, 5 3
6, 7 4
8, 9 5
10, 11 6
12, 13 7
14, 15 8

Tie Breaking

In the event of a tie at an event, all competitors tied for a position will be given the points for the tied position. The next placing competitor will be awarded points appropriate for the number of places below the tie. Example: A three way tie for second will give all the tied teams 2nd place points (88), and the next placing team will get 5th place points (58).

In the event of a tie for a year-end ranking the tie will be broken by comparing the total points accumulated in triple points events at which both competitors started in the class in question. All events started will be counted (no events will be dropped). If this does not resolve the tie the same method will be applied to the double points events. If a tie still exists the same method will be applied to the single points events. If the above method fails, the tie will remain.