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Clarification of National Points System and 2014 RunOffs Eligibility – November 2013

Majors Points for 2014 have changed slightly from 2013 with a win increasing to 25 points (from 22) and eliminating the identical reward of 1 point for 19th and 20th places.  2014 Majors point scale is as follows:

  • 1st – 25 points
  • 2nd – 21 points
  • 3rd – 18 points
  • 4th – 17 points
  • 5th – 16 points
  • 6th – 15 points
  • 7th – 14 points
  • 8th – 13 points
  • 9th – 12 points
  • 10th – 11 points
  • 11th – 10 points
  • 12th – 9 points
  • 13th – 8 points
  • 14th – 7 points
  • 15th – 6 points
  • 16th – 5 points
  • 17th – 4 points
  • 18th – 3 points
  • 19th – 2 point
  • 20th – 1 point

Runoffs Eligibility for 2014

Runoffs will be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in October 2014

“Turn a wheel” at 3 Majors Weekends AND:

  1. Finish in the top 10 in Conference points for their class OR
  2. Finish in the top 50% of their class in the 2014 Nationwide Points OR
  3. Accumulate enough points in 2014 to have placed in the top 50% in the 2013 Nationwide points for their class.

There is a Divisional “Alternate Path To The RunOffs” available for 2014 in the Southeast Division – the Southeast Division Championship Series.

2014 Southeast Division Championship Series

2014 will mark the end of National Racing as we know it, with the Majors Tour replacing National Racing as the top level of SCCA amateur competition and the primary path to a RunOffs invitation. However, since the Majors requires a very significant commitment in both time and money (particularly a commitment to tow long distances coupled with current high fuel prices), the SCCA Board of Directors has decided to permit Divisions to provide a Divisional “Alternate Path To The RunOffs”.

Here in Southeast Division, we believe that there will also be room for a meaningful championship series to replace the former Divisional National Points Championships – positioned between the Majors and SARRC. Our goal is to provide a series of events that allow drivers to compete for a divisional championship (and for a RunOffs Invitation) without requiring that they tow from one end of the division to the other. Florida drivers should be able to compete in a sufficient number of qualifying events at Florida tracks plus Roebling Road while drivers from the upper end of the division should be able to satisfy participation requirements at tracks in Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Therefore, we plan to provide at least one event (but no more than 2) at each of the division’s tracks.

Divisional Championships will use the Majors points scale. Divisional Championship races may be run as stand-alone run groups, or may run concurrently with regional/SARRC run groups (ie – “Rational” format). “Double Dipping” of SARRC and Divisional points will not be allowed for “Rational” format races – competitors must enter as either SARRC or Divisional entries. This restriction is intended to both accurately measure interest in the Divisional Series, and to protect SARRC.

The Division will collect a trophy fund and RunOffs tow fund from the regions and will provide tow money for at least some drivers that qualify for the RunOffs via the Divisional Series. There will also be year end awards to class champions.

Divisional Championship events are open to holders of Full, National, and Regional Competition Licenses and signed off Novice Permits. However, RunOffs participation license requirements will be those established by SCCA (at present that requires a National Competition License).

Class Divisional Championships will be determined as follows:

  1. A minimum of 4 up to a best 7 finishes in qualifying races which are:
    • At least 2 SEDiv Divisional Championship Races
    • At most one SEDiv Majors event (2 races from the same event)
    • Up to 2 out-of-division divisional championship races from any division that agrees to a reciprocal divisional championship agreement with SEDiv
    • Note that out-of-division finishes (if any qualify) will be reported to the SEDiv pointskeeper as finishing positions and Majors point scale will be applied when counting such finishes in the SEDiv Championship regardless of the point scale in use at the out-of-division event.
  2. Tie breakers will be per GCR.

RunOffs Invitations via Divisional Championship will be determined as follows:

  1. Competitor must participate in at least 4 SEDiv Divisional Championship weekends, one of which may be an SEDiv Majors weekend.
  2. Competitor must have at least one Divisional Championship Point.
  3. Competitors that qualify for a RunOffs Invitation via the Majors will be ignored for purposes or awarding Divisional Championship Invitations.
  4. Top 3 (top 5 for SRF and SM) in each class will qualify for a RunOffs invitation subject to items 1, 2, & 3 above.
  5. Example: 18 SM drivers finish the season meeting the criteria specified in 1, 2, & 3 above. The top 8 of them qualify for a RunOffs Invitation via the Majors. Therefore, drivers in positions 9 thru 13 will be eligible for a Divisional Championship RunOffis Invitation.