2016 SUNOCO SUPER CHALLENGE POINTS SERIES

2016 SUNOCO SUPER CHALLENGE POINTS SERIES DAYS

 

1/4 Mile Sunday Points Days

(Super ET, Pro ET, Street ET, Motorcycle/Snowmobile ET, Top Street, Corvette Challenge/Modern Muscle Bracket, and Top Street Motorcycle)

10 Points Days

April 3

May 8

May 15

May 22

May 29#

June 19

July 10

August 7

August 28

September 4

# Rating points begin

1/8 Mile Sunday Points Dates

(Trophy Stock, Jr. Dragster A, B, C, D, Jr. Quick 16, and Jr. Street)

10 Points Days

March 20

April 3

May 8

May 22

June 5#

June 19

July 10

August 7

September 4

October 16

Special events-No Points: May 15: High School Challenge (1/4 Mile),

May 29:Jr Founders Day, October 23: Jr Halloween Race

# Rating Points Start

 

RACE DATES & RULES ANNOUNCED FORRACEWAYPARK’S

2016 SUNOCO CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS SERIES

2016 SUNOCO SUPER CHALLENGE POINTS SERIES

In 2016, Raceway Park will continue with its Sunoco Championship Points Series.  Racers may compete in the series races even if they do not wish to be a part of the points series, but there are several benefits to being a part of “Team RP”.  Drivers may compete in more than one eliminator on the same day, but it is their responsibility to be in the staging lanes when called.  If the same car is used more than once in an eliminator, such as two racers sharing, it is the driver’s responsibility to make sure the car number is correct for the current racer.

The 2016 points sheet may be found in this issue of the Raceway News or RacewayPark.com for those interested in competing in the competitive points series.  Drivers can sign up for points by mail, or at the track on a race day.  In order to gain points on a race day, racers must sign up prior to first round.  One bonus point will be awarded to all who have signed up for their respective category before first round on the category’s initial points day.  No back-dating of points allowed.  If you change points classes you forfeit all points from the class you were in and can not get them back if you change back to that class. Points will be earned from date of sign up.  NHRA competition numbers and memberships will be honored, and will be required of all drivers qualified for the NHRA Division 1 Summit ET Finals. NHRA numbers and memberships are available through the NHRA.  One of the benefits of being an NHRA member is that it makes you eligible for the National DRAGSTER Be a Winner/Be a Member program.  Your name will automatically be entered into the program if you have an NHRA membership number and win an eliminator on a race day.  The program qualifies racers to win prizes through the National DRAGSTER. 

How are points awarded?

1.     By signing up for points by the first points day, before first round, you will receive 1 bonus point. 

2.     By staging your car under power in the first round of eliminations, you will receive 1 stage point. 

3.     For each round you win during eliminations, you will receive 1 point. 

4.     Drop Two Races: Sunday 1/4 Mile Sunoco Points Series will Drop your 2 worst points days. If only 8 or less race days happen due to cancellations, only 1 day will be dropped. This will be done automatically prior to the last point’s day. The last point’s day counts. Rating points, which start at week 5, will not drop.

5.     Ties: A. Number of Eliminator wins.  B. The rating point system will be in effect. (#)  C. Ties that need to be run off will be done so on the last day of points.  If tie is for position only a coin toss will be done. 

6.     Racers are responsible to contact Cheryl Beck (cbeck@racewaypark.com or 732-786-5410) at the track office no later than September 5, to state whether or not they will be competing on Raceway Park’s 2016 Team for the NHRA Division 1 Summit ET Finals on September 15, 16 and 17 at Lebanon Valley Dragway, West Lebanon, NY

How do rating points work?   The rating point system: Each driver will be rated according to his/her position in the standings.  The rating system will begin after competition on the fifth point’s day (#).  The rating will be as follows: If a racer is in first place, one rating point will be awarded; second place will receive two rating points, third place will receive three rating points, etc.  If two or more racers are tied with the same amount of points for any position, they will each receive the same amount of rating points i.e. tied for fifth each racer gets five rating points.  After the sixth point’s day, the rating numbers will be increased based upon what place the racer is in.  This will continue through the end of the point’s series.  On the last points day, if a racer is in seventh place and earns enough points on that day to move him/her into a tie for third place, the racer with the lower rating points will finish the year in third place and the higher rating points racer will be fourth.  The only way a runoff will be necessary is if the earned points, number of wins, and rating points are the same.  If after the tiebreaker, a result for position has not been determined, a one-run run off will occur.

 

Join now and receive:

1.     Sunoco Super Challenge Points Series membership

2.     FREE RacewayPark permanent number (NHRA number and membership are recommended for the NHRA Division 1 Summit ET Finals)

3.     Membership card and decals (Decals distributed only to the classes eligible to compete at the NHRA Division 1 Summit ET Finals)

4.     FREE entry to the NHRA Division 1 Summit ET Finals if qualified.

**If you have qualified for the NHRA Division 1 Summit ET Finals and choose not to attend the event representing RacewayPark you will not receive a TeamRacewayPark point’s jacket.  Therefore the alternate racer will receive a jacket.

5.     In some cases, point’s leaders may be invited to compete for fun during Raceway Park’s Summer Family Thrill Show Date TBA.  Racers will be chosen based off their position in points prior to the event.  Please contact Cheryl Beck at Raceway Park via e-mail cbeck@racewaypark.com or call 732-786-5410, if you think you may be eligible so you can be placed on the credentials list.  This opportunity includes a free entry for the driver, as well as one free guest pass for the event.

CATEGORY

$$ AWARDS

JACKETS

OTHER BENEFITS

Top Street Motorcycle

Top 2 in class

Top 4 in class

 

Corvette Challenge/ Modern Muscle Bracket

Points Champ

Top 4 in class

 

Super

Top 10 in class

Top 10 in class

10 Racers invited to Bracket Finals

Pro

Top 10 in class

Top 11 in class

11 Racers invited to Bracket Finals

Street

Top 5 in class

Top 7 in class

#1 in Points on May 29 invited to NHRA Summernationals

• 7 Racers invited to Bracket Finals

Motorcycle/Sled

Top 4 in class

Top 3 in class

3 Racers invited to Bracket Finals

Top Street

Top 4 in class

Top 8 in class

1 Racer invited to Bracket Finals

8.50 Index

Top 2 in class

Top 4 in class

 

10.00 Index

Points Champ

Top 2 in class

 

11.50 Index

Points Champ

Top 2 in class

Top 2 in Points on May 22 invited to NHRA Summernationals

Junior Dragsters

Gift Cards:

Top 2 per class

Top 4 per class

• Top in each Points Class (A-D) May 22 Plus A-D Class Winners at Jr Founders Race Invited to race at NHRA Summernationals

• Invitation to Jr. Divisional and Eastern Conference Finals in Junior A-D classes

Trophy Stock

Points Champ

Points Champ

 

High School

N/A

Points Champ

Invitation to Bracket Finals

All top racers in each class also have the opportunity to compete at the Summer Raceway Park’s Thrill Show! July 20, 2016

Safety Rules Update

Drag Racing Rules