Championship Points and Awards System

In an effort to make the race points allocation system more equitable and to enhance the overall experience for the club membership, a committee was formed to review the current and prospective points systems. The committee recommended the adoption of a new points and championship system as a pilot project for 2015, which the membership in attendance at the April 8, 2015 SCCBC club meeting voted overwhelmingly to adopt.

Prior to 2015, race points were allocated by class but awards were given out on a group basis only (one each for Open Wheel, Closed Wheel and Sports Racer). For the pilot year of 2015, the points and championship systems were changed to introduce club class championships, and to introduce an enhanced points allocation system similar to ICSCC.

During the inaugural 2015 year, two shortcomings were identified in the new points system. First, it was felt that too much emphasis was placed on participation and not enough on winning position. Second, it was difficult for drivers in large classes to earn enough points to compete against drivers in small classes in the group championship race. In response to this feedback, the committee put forward a motion at the 2016 AGM to modify the points system to address these concerns.

The text of the approved policy changes is available for download here and is also provided below. Note that the policy was approved for permanent implementation at the 2016 SCCBC AGM.

SCCBC Points and Championship Policy

Race Points and Group Championship System

The points system defined herein is for the calculation of annual SCCBC Championship awards only. Trophies for specific events are determined and awarded by the licencing body (either CACC or ICSCC).

Definitions

Competitor A racer who is properly licensed and who enters an SCCBC race.
Member A member of the SCCBC whose dues are paid and is good standing at the time of the race.
Entrant A Competitor who is registered for entry in the race and has passed Technical Inspection and cannot receive a refund on their entry fee as they have entered the track in a practice, qualifying or race session and have crossed the start/finish line.
Starter An Entrant who takes the green flag to start the race.
Finisher An Entrant who takes the checkered flag, or who completes no less than 50% of the number of laps completed by the overall race winner. When the winner completes an odd number of laps the required number of laps will be rounded down.
Winner The first Entrant in a class to take the checkered flag.

Awarding of Points

  1. 1. Only races hosted by the Sports Car Club of BC will be awarded SCCBC championship points.
  2. 2. Only SCCBC Members will be eligible to receive SCCBC championship points.
  3. 3. Finishing position will be determined on a per class basis.
  4. 4. All starters, regardless of club membership, will be counted when determining finishing position.
  5. 5. Points will be awarded to every Finisher as follows:
Finish
Number of Entrants in Class
Position 6+ 5 4 3 2 1
1 16 15 13 11 9 6
2 11 10 9 8 6
3 9 8 7 6
4 8 7 6
5 7 6
6 6
7 5
8 4
9 3
10 2
11+ 1
  1. 6. Every Finisher will receive a minimum of 1 point.
  2. 7. An Entrant with a status of DNF will be awarded 1 points.
  3. 8. An Entrant with a status of DNS will be awarded 0 point.
  4. 9. An Entrant with a status of DQ will be award 0 points.
  5. 10. SCCBC classes will adhere to the CACC class structure.
  6. 11. Where class assignments result in a conflict between club standards and the sanctioning body, a best effort to reconcile these differences will be undertaken.

Open Wheel and Closed Wheel Group Championship Awards

  1. 1. Group championship awards will be based on major groups fielded by the club throughout the season, currently Closed Wheel and Open Wheel.
  2. 2. In order to be eligible for an SCCBC group championship award, a Member must have been a Finisher in 50% or more of the race season’s races in that group.
  3. 3. For each Member, points will be accumulated for the race season, separately for Open Wheel and Closed Wheel groups.
  4. 4. When a Member competes in a designated race in two or more run groups within a major group (currently Open Wheel and Closed Wheel), the run group in which they received the greatest number of points will be counted toward that major group award. Points accumulated in one major run group may not be applied to another major run group.
  5. 5. At the end of the season, the Members in each major group with the highest grand total championship points will be awarded first, second and third place.
  6. 6. In the event of a tie, the Member with the highest number of first place finishes will prevail. If further tie-breaking is required, second place finishes will be considered. If then required, third place finishes will be considered.
  7. 7. Awards for first place will be presented at the annual end of season banquet. At the discretion of the executive, awards for second and third may also be presented at the annual banquet.

SCCBC Club Class Championship Awards

  1. 1. SCCBC classes will adhere to the CACC class structure.
  2. 2. In order to be eligible for an SCCBC class championship award, a Member must have been a Finisher in 50% or more of the race season’s races in that class.
  3. 3. In order to be eligible for SCCBC class championship awards, a class must have achieved a season average number of Starters of 2.4 or greater.
  4. 4. For each Member, points will be accumulated for the race season on a per class basis.
  5. 5. At the end of the season, the Members in each qualifying class with the highest grand total championship points will be awarded first, second and third place.
  6. 6. In the event of a tie, the Member with the highest number of first place finishes will prevail. If further tie-breaking is required, second place finishes will be considered. If then required, third place finishes will be considered.
  7. 7. Awards for first place will be presented at the annual end of season banquet. At the discretion of the executive, awards for second and third may also be presented at the annual banquet.