Championship points will be assigned, and eligibility for awards will be determined, in accordance with the following rules:
Because FAST takes the month of August off (sort of), our championship season begins in September and ends at the end of July.
In order to qualify to earn championship points, you must be a FAST member. If you have attended 5 championship events in the current season, you are considered a Member. Points will be used to determine who receives awards at the end of the season.
Points will be awarded to drivers in each official class for finishing order. Order will be determined by the single fastest run time in each class for each event.
- 1st Place = #Cars in Class x 2 up to a maximum of 12
- 2nd Place = 1st Place points minus two
- 3rd and Below = one point less for each position, minimum 1 point
Example – 4 cars in class:
1st = 8 points (4 x 2), 2nd = 6 points, 3rd = 5 points, 4th = 4 points.
Example – 7 cars in class:
1st = 12 points (max), 2nd = 10 points, 3rd = 9 points, 4th = 8 points, etc.
FAST currently runs two separate championships.
FAST SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP – This is the main FAST Season Championship and includes only FAST Open events (not Classic or Special events).
Five events in a class are required to qualify for a season award, and the three lowest score are dropped. (missed events are scored zero).
FAST DUNNELLON CHAMPIONSHIP – This series includes only the four events at the Marion County Airport in Dunnellon. These events are smaller, so classes are combined as follows:
- Mod Group A – R1, M0, M1, M2
- Mod Group B – M3, M4
- Stock Group A – S0, S1, S2
- Stock Group B – S3, S4, S5
- Pro PAX – Indexed class for experienced drivers
Three events in class are required to qualify for a season award, and the single lowest score is dropped. (missed events are scored zero)
Awards will be presented to drivers who finish First, Second and Third in class for each event, and for posting the Fast Time of the Day. Awards will be presented for all classes, regardless of number of drivers in each class.
Awards will typically be presented at the end of each event after the bulk of our equipment is packed, so stick around and help clean up!
At the end of the year, awards will be presented to members finishing First, Second and Third in each class, based on a sum total of points earned in a given class. Fourth place awards will be given in classes that have 10 or more eligible drivers. Drivers are eligible to win awards in only one class. (if they have points in multiple classes, their highest championship finish position will be awarded) Awards will be presented for all classes, regardless of number of drivers in each class. Year end awards will be presented at a year end dinner ceremony, or as otherwise arranged.
In the event of a tie, the driver with more higher finish positions will win. For example, the driver with the most first place finishes wins. If first place finishes are equal, second place is examined and so on. If two drivers have exactly the same finish record for the season, then their finishes against EACH OTHER are examined. If there is still a tie, an awards committee will be convened to devise a fair method to determine the winner.
Any corrections for the record – times, finishing positions, classings – must be requested prior to trophy presentation for that event.