2014 BRAND-X CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Since the 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Championship Series were so well received, we're going to do it again for 2014 -- the 26th year.
A TRADITION SINCE 2002! -- ATTENDANCE BONUS PRIZES
Awesome prizes will be awarded to at least 5 individuals based solely on attendance of 2014 Brand-X rallyes: whoever runs the most 2014 Brand-X rallyes gets first choice of the prize list; whoever runs the next most gets second choice; and so on until the prizes are all awarded. Ties will be broken by Class (lowest first), then by random drawing -- you must be present at the endpoint on November 16 to win -- unclaimed prizes will be given to the next highest finisher! Prizes in past years have included digital cameras, R/C cars and helicopters, car seat heater/ massager, 12-volt thermoelectric travel cooler/warmer, and wireless sports 2-player video game system. Prizes will be added to the list as the season goes on. 5 people won prizes like these in 2013.
The Series competition will be based on your 4 best performances out of 5 designated Brand-X rallyes in 2014. Separate competitions will be held in Novice, Master, and Grandmaster classes. Beginners will be rated in the Novice class. If you change classes during the season, you will be rated in the class where you ran the majority of the events, and your points will follow you into the next class. Points will be awarded individually to the Driver and Navigator in each car -- hence, you may run with different partners without jeopardizing points already won. However, the points awarded to Driver and Navigator must be in the same class: that of the car's highest occupant. [e.g., if a Master and Novice run together, the Novice gets points in the Novice class, but the number of points is determined by how well the car did in the Master class]. Points will not be awarded to cars with more than 2 occupants of the highest class in the car. Awards will be presented (at UNRALLYE 51 on November 16) to the top 2 Novices, the top 2 Masters, and the top 2 Grandmasters.
HIGHEST score wins. On each Championship Series rallye, points will be awarded to all finishers in each class on a linearly descending scale: 10 for best, 9 for second best, 8 for third best, etc. All cars finishing tenth or lower get 1 point.
Winners of the 2013 Championship Series are eligible for awards in 2014 in the same or higher class. Cars with more than 2 occupants in the same class are ineligible, but will be counted for "Top 10" positions -- so they may act as spoilers.
April 26 – MARCH FORTH 41 – Diane Rosone, RM
June 22 – PICTURE THIS: the Great Summer Tour Rallye – Jeff Lurie, RM
August 9 – FIELD OF DWEEBS 22 – Keith Rosone, RM
October 26 – WHOOSH WITCH 47 – Bill Wallace, RM
November 16 – UNRALLYE 51 – Laurel Paskus, Robin Schmidt, Dawn Niehoff, RMs
PUBLICATION OF STANDINGS
Year-to-date standings for the Championship Series will be mailed in each set of Brand-X results. They will also be posted on the Brand-X website: www.brandxrt.tripod.com.
Direct any Championship Series questions to Bill Wallace, 847-526-2377.