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Competition Format and Judging Criteria

  1. Judging Criteria

    1. Lead driver will be judged on the following criteria

      1. Line - The ability of the driver to fill the outsize zones and get in close proximity to the front clips without hitting them.

      2. Angle - How much angle the driver is able to maintain throughout the course

      3. Style - The driver’s ability to navigate the course, transition smoothly and not make corrections to the angle of the car.

      4. Chasable run - Running a good line that the chase driver can follow. Also not drag racing to the first corner or sacrificing angle to pull away from the chase driver. An incomplete run will be given to the lead driver if we feel this is being done purposely. A good chase run needs a good lead run so judges will be very critical on lead runs.

    2. The chase driver will be judged on the following criteria

      1. Proximity: to the lead driver without making much sacrifice to angle or having to drive a lower line through the course.

      2. Ability to adapt: to the lead driver’s line through the course. We would like to see the chase driver follow the line of the lead driver even if it isn’t an ideal lead run. We aren’t asking you to go off course or drive into a wall. If the lead driver is a little shallow then also go a little shallow.

    3. A win will be given to the driver who we feel had the best combined chase and follow runs.

    4. A OMT (One more time) will be given if the judges feel the run was too close to call.

    5. We will have 3 judges at each round so there will be a clear winner or a OMT for each battle

    6. A zero or incomplete run will be given under the following conditions.

      1. Lead or Chase car straightens completely under their own doing.

      2. Spinning out

      3. Contact that disrupts the other driver’s run. It could be the chase driver surging or the lead driver slowing down in an area they are supposed to be on throttle.

      4. Going 4 wheels off course

      5. Opposite drift. We don’t want to see someone doing a manji in a section of the course to complete it. Manjis are not chaseable.

      6. Non-chasable run. If the lead driver drag races off the line or drives with shallow angle in an attempt to pull away from the chase car then they will be given a zero. If the lead driver takes a strange line that makes chasing nearly impossible then they will be given a zero.

      7. Inactive chase. Chase drivers need to keep up with the lead driver. If you fall back because you were sleeping on the line or you are just driving with too much angle then you will be given an inactive chase.

  2. Competition

    1. Names will be drawn to randomly populate a 16 position tandem battle elimination bracket. We will be starting with position number 1 and working down to position number 16. This will be done at the driver’s meeting.

    2. There is no qualifying.

    3. The higher position number will be the lead driver in the first of two tandem battles to move on in the single elimination bracket.

    4. The lead driver will be positioned in the lane that is the closest to the outside of the first turn. If the first turn is to the right then the lead driver will be in the left lane.

    5. Initiation zone cones will be placed on the course throughout practice. The lead and chase drivers need to initiate at or before the final cone.

    6. Cumulative points will be awarded for final placement in each round. The points will be added up throughout the season and a championship winner will be awarded after the final round.

    7. Points for each round goes as follows


1st 15 points

2nd 12 points

3rd 10 points

4th 8 points

5th-8th 4 points

9th-16th 2 points

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