For some added fun, participate in the TEAM CHALLENGE.
All Team Challenge Entrants are eligible for a $25 discount towards entry fees or a Big Bend Open Road Race souvenir item.
TEAM CHALLENGE RULES
1. Team Registration:
Team Challenge Captains will register with the Team Challenge Coordinator or Race Coordinator. Each Team Captain is responsible for submitting their final team list to registration no later than 10 A.M. the Friday prior to the event. After that time no new teams or team members will be accepted.
2. Team Requirements:
A. Teams normally will have at least 10 cars of the same marque, or other common interest approved by the board of directors. 19 cars per team is the maximum. If 20 or more cars of the same mark enter the Team Challenge they will be split into two teams. There can be more than one team per marque. Limited Teams of 5 cars will be permitted for vintage marques, meaning all vehicles over 25 years old, and limited production marques, meaning marques where no more than 100,000 vehicles are manufactured per year, These same vehicles may be assembled into teams without regard to marque and may form regular 10 car teams to be more competitive.
B. All teams must have a Team Captain to coordinate all that team's activities.
C. All participants wishing to enter the Team Challenge must do so no later than 10 A.M., the Friday prior to the event. If teams that had 10 (or 5 for limited teams) or more members suffer cancellation, or no-shows, they may still compete with the lesser amount of cars so long as at least the minimum required entries were registered for the event.
D. Participants may only register for one team for each event.
E. Unlimited division exluded from participating on teams
3. Scoring and Awards:
A. Team scoring will be based upon the variance of, actual time to the perfect time, for the class (speed category) entered by individual team members. For example: In the 125 MPH class, the perfect time is 43:12.00. Team member's actual time is 43:11.00, making a variance of 1.00 second; in the 105 MPH class, the perfect time is 51:25.71. Team member's actual time is 51:24.21, making the variance 1.50.
B. All team members will receive a score. The best five (5) individual scores (smallest variances) will be added together and the sum will be the team raw score. For example: individual team member scores are.05, .06, 1.0, 1.4, 1.5, 2.0, 2.4, and 3.0. The sum of the best five scores is 5.0; therefore the raw score for the team is 5.0.
C. Penalties will be applied to the raw score. A DQ (Disqualification) will have a 2.0 second penalty added to the team raw score. For example: the team raw score is 5.0, but two (2) team members were DQ'd, thus acquiring 4.0 seconds in penalty points. The final team score is 5.0 plus 4.0 equal 9.0 seconds. DNS (did not start) and DNF (did not finish) are not assessed penalty points.
D. Teams must have at least five team members successfully complete the race to receive a final team score and be eligible for awards.
E. A revolving Trophy will be awarded to the First Place winning team to be kept for a year and brought back the following year. On the trophy will be a plaque with the year and winning team. When each plaque is full the team with the most wins will have the honor of keeping the revolving trophy. All disputes involving awards will be settled by the Team Challenge Coordinator. The Team Challenge Coordinator's decision will be final. In the event of ties, they will be resolved in favor of the team with the most 1st place finishes, or if still a tie, the most 2nd place finishes, or if still a tie, the most 3rd place finishes.