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Personally, I recommend using Perfect-N scheduling.
If you must have some elimination, do a multi-round format (i.e. Prelims and Finals). Within each round there is no elimination but you can trim down the number of racers to run for the trophies. Keep the number of rounds to a minimum, since the more eliminations there are, the more racers that can lose interest in the race, get into mischief or leave early.
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If you are running points, then definitely use prelim + finals, advancing about twice as many racers to finals as you are awarding trophies. 4 trophies = 8+ finalists. And make the number of finalists odd (7, 9, 11 ,...). 4 trophie = 9 or 11 finalists. This will give you much better accuracy than one chart and no finals. The reason is that most of these charts will not be well enough balanced in opposition that the luck of the draw plays, in my opinion, too heavy a role.
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