District event who do you invite?

Discussions on race planning, preparations and how to run a "fair" and fun race.

What district format do you use?

All comers
5
25%
Invitational (top 3-6 in pack)
8
40%
Other invitational (more than 6)
7
35%
 
Total votes: 20

doct1010
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Re: District event who do you invite?

Post by doct1010 » Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:12 am

Jeff,
Know the feeling. This is not only my first time running a district derby, it is the FIRST in district!

Check out this thread for additional info you may find helpful: http://derbytalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=22 ... ght=#22725



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Re: District event who do you invite?

Post by doct1010 » Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:29 am

One suggestion, we found if you elevate the track it makes viewing much better. Consider putting track on tables or risers, also saves you trouble of having to protect the floor. You may need a ladder or staging platform to get cars up on track. We are fortunate our gym has a stage, we back track up to edge of stage on several 8' folding tables. All handling and staging takes place up on stage away from crowd and potential disaster.



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Re: District event who do you invite?

Post by festiva91 » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:15 pm

Top 5 in each pack race go to the district race. The top ten from each district race go to council.



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Re: District event who do you invite?

Post by Old Guy Chuck » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:12 pm

For the last several years, our group has run 2 district derbies in the Minneapolis area. In both cases, packs are allowed to send the top two racers from each rank to the race. We use our 4-Lane track, use GrandPrix and a Judge, use times (eliminating worst time) for scoring, and advance the top two cars from each rank to the Championship race at the end of the day.

Chuck Sylvester
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