MMRA Oval Track Points System Explained
Point System Explained -
MMRA uses a simple, yet effective points system to reward drivers both for
local events, and our Touring and Grand National races. Our goal is to
reward drivers who make the commitment to travel, while still giving local
racers a legitimate opportunity to win the overall championship.
There will be a total of 4 Oval Track
champions crowned in 2005 - Future Stars of Racing, Open Division, Eastern
PRO Division, and Western PRO Division. In the PRO Division, racers from Texas and east will be in the east group
while racers in Colorado and west will be in the western group.
Each champion receives a custom gold
ring with their name built in – creating a one-of-a kind reward for a season
of hard work.
In each group, racers compete for
the MMRA championship by earning points in a total of 5 races. The 5th
race for all competitors is their Grand National race. The 4 races
leading up to the Grand National race will be made up of regional qualifier
races, Touring Series races, or a combination of both. Each local MMRA
club designates 4 of their events as regional
qualifier races which count toward the championship. Racers can earn
points in regional qualifier races with any local club. In addition,
MMRA provides prestigious MMRA Touring Series races which provide bonus
points. MMRA will take the best 4 point scores earned by each racer
toward the championship. As such, a racer who competes in more than 4
regional qualifier and/or Touring Series races will drop his lowest scores. Then,
at the Grand National race, each racer
competition from their half of the country and will earn points in this
final race which counts for everyone. In
the end, the racer with the most points from their 5 total races wins the
championship. For more information about the Grand National events,
Basic Point Allocation –
The basic MMRA points system awards points based on finishing positions in
feature events only. No points are awarded for qualifying
races, heat races, etc. The winner receives 40 points. Each position back
receives one less point. Here’s an example of the top 5:
Point System Adjustments –
MMRA makes adjustments to the basic points system in three ways which are
1. Points awarded for regional qualifier races only will be adjusted based on a
car count factor. The car count factor helps equalize points in clubs across the
country even though some areas have high car counts and some have low car
counts. For races where there are 10 or more cars, there will not be any
adjustment. For every car less than 10 in a race, one point will be
deducted from all finishers in that event. For example, if a racer wins a
race with a 13 car field, he will receive 40 points. If that same racer
wins a race with only 6 cars, he will receive 36 points.
2. At all MMRA Touring and Grand National events, all competitors will receive one bonus point. As such, the
points will start at 41 and work down just like the basic points system.
This is to reward racers who travel to support MMRA, and race away from
their “home turf”. If an MMRA Touring Series race rains out, all
drivers entered in that event will receive the one bonus point they would
have earned by racing in the event. This point will be added to their
highest single point score from their other races up to that point in the
season. If an MMRA Grand National race rains out, all drivers entered
in the event will receive first place points.
3. At all MMRA Touring and Grand National events only, the fastest
qualifier in each division will receive one bonus point. As such, a
racer who sets fast time and wins the event will receive 42 points.
Second place would receive 40 points, etc. etc.
Tie Breakers - In the
event of a tie in the final points standings, the preferred position will be
given to the racer who finished higher at the Grand National event because
this was the one time all year when all competitors were racing head to
head. As such, it is the best indication of relative performance.
When two competitors didn't run the Grand National event, or the Grand
National event rains out, the preferred position will be given to the racer
with the highest single race point score in their 4 regional
qualifier/Touring Series events.