Karting Australia is set to launch an exciting National point score system to provide the Club-level racer with extra incentives to compete at their local Clubs more often in 2018.
The Club Driver Rankings (CDR) will provide the opportunity for Drivers to not only see how they are faring against drivers in their home Club but against any other Driver across the Country, while vying for thousands of dollars in prizes.
“Club-level racing is a vital part of Australian karting. The new Club Driver Rankings program will enable Drivers to race locally and be ranked nationally,” said Karting Australia Chief Executive Officer Kelvin O’Reilly.
“It’s about those Drivers who turn up month after month at their local Club to compete and allowing them to see where they rank on a National scale but without the added expense of traveling across the Country. It’s also about encouraging Drivers to race at their Clubs more often.
“Entry into the Club Driver Rankings is free for participating Clubs and Drivers and has been made possible by utilising the resources, data and systems provided to us by our new timing partner MYLAPS.”
The 2018 Club Driver Rankings prize pool will be announced in the coming months, along with an incentive program for participating Clubs.
Clubs will be required to nominate a maximum of nine Club Meetings between 1 February and 31 October that will count for Driver Rankings.
A Driver’s six best Race Meetings in a single Class at each Club will be tallied up to create their final Ranking. To be eligible for an end of year Ranking, a Driver must compete in a minimum of four Club Level Race Meetings at a single Club in 2018.
Drivers can compete at multiple Clubs and in multiple Classes or Divisions, however their points at different Clubs and in the different Classes will not be combined in the overall Rankings.
“While winning is a bonus, it’s also about participation with the point score equalised across small, medium and large sized Clubs,” added O’Reilly
“As all races count in the Rankings, finishing well in the heats as well as the final becomes important. It doesn’t matter if you race at Port Hedland or North Shore your chance of National Ranking recognition starts in 2018.”
More information on the Club Driver Rankings will be provided in the coming months ahead of the first point scoring events in February.