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Blackgold
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 71
posted September 15, 2005 08:22 PM  
How do most tracks award points? We go to a track that uses the 40 to win and 39 for 2nd 38 for third etc. Usually only have 10-15 cars in the Bomber class. My question is concerning cars that have a DNF or DNS. Does the car that has a DNF in a feature with 10 cars place 10th and get 10th place points (31 points) or should he get 0 points for the DNF. I think some tracks follow the point scale down to 20th or so and all finishers from there back get 20 points. Somehow it just does'nt seem fair that you could be 1st and the man second in points could have a DNF and still get 31 points. If you miss one night, your chances of winning a championship are almost wiped out, because it is so hard to gain more than a couple of points per night.

19J
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted September 18, 2005 05:58 PM  
You get points just for showing up. Why would he get 0 points? Thats not a fair deal and how would you feel if you got taken out and got 0 points for the night instead of 31? Im sure you wouldnt like it cuz that would be the same as missing a night and kill your championship hopes. Our track gives 5 points i think just for showing up. If you dont start the feature. heat race goes 3 2 1 then feature is 40 down to like 15 points or maybe 20 something like that but we usually have like 18 cars tops. Most cars was last tues(special) 28 cars in my class.

Blackgold
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 71
posted September 18, 2005 09:09 PM  
I understand what you are saying about getting taken out and not getting any points. That wouldn't seem fair either. I also understand that you need to make it to every race to stay in the points race. But, it does make it much easier for a racer close to the track to be there every night. If you tow 100 miles to the track, you put a lot of time and effort into just getting there, and if you miss one night, you can run first over the consistent 2nd or 3rd place finisher every night for the season and still not make up enough points to win the championship. I don't believe that the mileage thing is a good excuse, because I know that the championship should go to a regular attender. It just seems like missing one night because you were wrecked or blew an engine during a 2 day show and couldn't make the 2nd day is too much of a penalty, similar to what 0 points for a DNF would be. You could get 1st 19 out 20 shows and miss one and the consistant 3rd place finisher will beat you in points. Does that make him better or more deserving of the championship???

rrrrick
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted September 19, 2005 01:20 PM  
first things first
If you want "fair" go play baseball.. really

Second, if it is too big of a hassel to run 100 miles from your house, don't play for points
Third, this whole track points thing is to reward the guys who show every week to race at one track, not the guy who shows up "most" weeks whenever he can make it.



Blackgold
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 71
posted September 19, 2005 10:03 PM  
rrrick obviously you've never been involved with kids baseball, or you would know that it's not always fair either.
My problem is with the way points are awarded to a track owners favorite that has won the championship for the past several years. You can beat him every night of the season, he can have 2-3 DNF and you miss one night and he still gets given enough points to win. No one seems to be able to explain where the extra points are coming from!

 

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