CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES RULES AND GUIDELINES
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ORGANIZATION and ADMINISTRATION
1999 SERIES CALENDAR
CRS Web Site http://CaliforniaRallySeries.Com
The CRS is governed by a Board of Governors (BOG) which consists of one organizer from each CRS event. Membership on the BOG will be for the remainder of the year the event occurs in, plus the following year. In addition to the organizers there will be seven other members, the Director, Manager, Secretary, Membership Chairman & Treasurer, Competitor Liaison, Press Liaison, and the Stock Class Chairman. The responsibilities of the officers are detailed as follows:
The Director will be elected by a vote of the CRS membership and shall be in charge of the general operations of the CRS. The Director will schedule and chair BOG meetings, and act as the official contact person for the CRS. The Director will be responsible for seeing that a monthly article for DUSTY TIMES is submitted. The Director will be responsible for the acquisition of all the year-end awards (within the budget). The Director will be responsible for the year-end awards banquet, and any other social events as desired. The Director has the power to expend funds as required to accomplish these tasks and other CRS related business as deemed appropriate. The Director may delegate any of these responsibilities to other individuals if desired.
The Manager will be responsible for the CRS rally equipment (clocks, bibs, sign boards, and PA system). The manager will order new sign boards and other equipment as necessary to support the various CRS events. The manager will furnish the desired equipment to the organizers prior to the event and collect it from the organizer after the event.
The Secretary will be responsible for recording the minutes of the BOG meetings as well as updating the rule book as required. The Secretary will also be responsible for tabulating the CRS results and standings. The Secretary will also be responsible for mailing post event results to all CRS competitors. The Secretary will be responsible for maintaining the mailing list, and seeding list. The Secretary will make mailing list labels, seeding lists and car number lists available to organizers.
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN & TREASURER (MC/T):
The MC/T will be responsible for signing up CRS members and distributing information about the CRS to interested parties. Since CRS membership is required of competitors at all events the MC/T will have someone available at the registration of each event to sign up new members. The MC/T's name, address and phone will be advertised as a contact point for new rallyists. The MC/T will be responsible for dispensing funds to pay for subscriptions, decals, trophies, etc.
The Competitor Liaison will act as a point of contact for competitors who would like to make an input to the BOG. He will keep written records of the competitor comments and inputs from competitors. The Competitor Liaison will attend BOG meetings. To be eligible for this position the person must have been a competitor on at least one CRS event a year for the three previous years, and plan on continued CRS involvement. The Competitor Liaison will be elected by a vote of the CRS membership.
The Press Liaison will actively seek to promote the CRS and will be the single point of contact for the press. The Press Liaison will distribute the writing assignments for articles about events among those interested. These articles will be targeted for publication in DUSTY TIMES, SPORTS CAR, and other periodicals that cover CRS events. Nominations for Press Liaison will be solicited from the CRS membership and the BOG will select from those nominated.
STOCK CLASS CHAIRMAN:
The SCC (Stock Class Chairman) will be responsible for the administration of the CRS Stock Classes. The SCC will be the contact person for questions and rules. The SCC will be responsible for the policing of the classes at events, and will furnish the organizers with a list of approved Stock and Performance Stock Class competitors prior to the drivers' meeting. The SCC will call meetings of Stock Classes competitors to consider amendments to the rules as necessary. The SCC shall be selected by a vote of the active Stock Class competitors. It is recommended, but not required, that the SCC be someone not competing in Stock Class or Performance Stock Class.
The BOG shall make decisions on Calendar approval, amendments to these rules, amounts of fees, and any other items deemed appropriate by the Director. The BOG shall also be responsible for appointing people to fill the jobs of Manager, Secretary, and Membership Chairman & Treasurer. The BOG will also serve as an informal forum for the organizers to discuss items related to the organization of rallies. For voting purposes each event shall have the same number of votes as the event's weighting factor (1, 2 or 3), with a limit of 3 BOG votes per competitive weekend. Any officers that are not organizers (as indicated by the SCCA sanction application) will have one BOG vote. Each event will have a single point of contact for the purposes of BOG phone or email polls. The single point of contact for each event will designate who from his event shall be on the BOG mailing list and who will have voting privileges at meetings.
Election Time Line:
Request Nominations 3rd event results mailing from the end of the year
Send Ballots 2nd event results mailing from the end of the year
Send Election Results Last event results mailing for the year
There will be certain minimum requirements which must be met if an event is to be considered for inclusion into the CRS. These requirements have been established to develop credibility in the eyes of the competitors, and thereby promote rallying in general (and the CRS specifically). The CRS also maintains a stock of equipment and materials for the use of event organizers.
There will be 4 CRS classses at all events (4WD Open, 2WD Open, Performance Stock and Stock). The organizer is required to recognize all four classes. The SCC is responsible for the determination of vehicle eligibility for the Stock Classes. The SCC will furnish a list of qualified Stock/Performance Stock Class vehicles to the organizer prior to the start.
It is required that all competitors who live in California, Arizona, and Nevada be members of CRS. Competitors who live outside CA, AZ, and NV are not required to be CRS members (unless they want to accrue championship points). It is the Membership Chairman's responsibility to check this at registration. It is the MC/T's responsibility to have someone available to sign up new members and answer questions.
The CRS will be responsible for the mailing of results to the competitors (free of charge). The results of the event (including the leg scores) will be given to the Secretary. The Secretary will prepare them in standard CRS form and mail them to all CRS members.
RALLYSPRINTS (Driver-Only Events):
Rallysprints are generally held on short courses where co-drivers are not required. To avoid confusion relating to co-driver requirements, any event advertised as a rallysprint or rallycross which will require co-drivers must so state in the event announcement. If there is no such statement ("CO-DRIVERS REQUIRED") co-drivers' points will not be awarded, regardless of what happens at the event.
The CRS will loan any CRS organizer the funds required to pay the SCCA sanction and insurance fees. This loan is to be repaid to the treasurer prior to the event. The CRS will supply car numbers free of charge for all drivers at their first CRS event of the year. For competitors who need replacement numbers the CRS will have a supply available for sale at all events.
The CRS maintains the following equipment and materials for use by event organizers free of charge: mailing list (address labels), clocks (hundredths reading & freezable), wrist watches, SCCA sign boards, worker vests, and a portable public address system. In addition the CRS will mail event results to all competitors (and other CRS members) free of charge to the organizer.
All competitors who live in California, Arizona or Nevada are required to be CRS members. CRS membership costs $40 a calendar year (which includes a year's subscription to DUSTY TIMES) or $30 a calendar year without DUSTY TIMES. CRS membership also includes 2 CRS decals, and results mailings from the various events. The rest of the membership fee goes to year end awards, and maintaining the supply of equipment used to support those who organize events (see page 6). There will be a 3 month overlap allowed for people joining between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. For example, joining CRS on Oct. 1, 1999 will buy a membership until Dec. 31, 1999 (1 year & 3 months); while joining on Sept. 30, 1999 will buy a membership until Dec. 31, 1999 (3 months).
Competitors who live outside California, Arizona, and Nevada are not required to be CRS members unless they want to compete for year end awards. Competitors will begin accruing CRS championship points only after paying their annual membership fee. Out of area competitors running with a CRS member will get points but will not be eligible for year end trophies.
CRS ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
The associate membership has been created for workers and other interested people who want to keep up on rally activities but will not be competing. Associate members will receive all of the event results mailings but they do not receive championship points. The fee for joining CRS as an associate member is $20 per calendar year with DUSTY TIMES or $10 a calendar year without DUSTY TIMES. The 3 month overlap as described above applies for associate members as well. If an associate member should decide at a later date to become a competitor he/she may change status by merely paying the $20 difference.
HOW TO JOIN
To join as either a full or associate member, contact the Membership Chairman by mail or phone and request an application:
All rally cars are required to be street legal and licensed for use on the street. Many CRS events are sanctioned by the SCCA. For SCCA events all cars must have issued to them a standard SCCA Vehicle Log Book. Other sanctioning bodies may not require log books or all of the items listed below. Check with the appropriate sanctioning body for events you intend to run. The list below is intended as a general guideline for SCCA events, complete requirements for SCCA events are listed in the SCCA PRO RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION RULES book (section 9 Scrutineering). To obtain one, contact:
SCCA PRO Rally Office
1) a single switch is required which can extinguish all forward-facing driving lights and dip to low beam all headlights
4) 5 or 6 point harness meeting SFI spec 16.1 and no older than 5 years
9) first aid kit
10) 3 or more DOT reflective triangles
1999 CRS Rally Championship Calendar
In addition to the annual CRS Rally Championship, any year that there are 4 or more "drivers only" events on the calendar at the beginning of the year, there will be a CRS Rally Sprint Championship for that year. For purposes of this championship "drivers only" events will be those events which do not have route instructions and do not require a co-driver. Rally Crosses, Rally Sprints, and SuperStage® events are examples of these types of events. The Rally Sprint Championship will use the same system for awarding points, and dropping events as the Rally Championship.
Each competitor will have the possibility of accumulating points in eight categories (driver or co-driver in 4WD Open, 2WD Open, Performance Stock and Stock Classes). Driver's points cannot be added to co-driver's points or vice versa. In other words all classes are tabulated independently. Organizer's points will be counted in only one class which the organizer chooses at the time of his/her event.
CRS points will be awarded to all competitors who start the first stage of the rally. For championship purposes points will be awarded based on the competitor's finishing position in his/her class (4WD Open, 2WD Open Performance Stock or Stock). Points based on overall finishing will be tabulated for seeding purposes, and car numbers. In addition the organizers of the event will have 400 points to distribute amongst themselves, with no organizer getting more than 100 points (prior to weighting). No competitor can receive more than a total of 500 organizer's points in a given year.
To properly reward the competitors who do well on the longer, more demanding events these events will receive heavier weighting. For example, 1st in class in a double points event awards 200 points, in a triple points event 300 points. In general the CRS weighting will follow the SCCA Divisional coefficient level. In some cases the event may receive a higher weighting than the SCCA coefficient, but in no cases will it be less. Coefficient 1 events where the winning car's stage time is at least 40 minutes but less than 80 minutes will be scored as double points events. Coefficient 1 or 2 events which have 80 minutes or more of stage time for the winning car will be scored as triple points events.
Since it is desirable to allow competitors to drop their worst events, the FIA system for dropping events has been adopted for use by the CRS. The following is a summary of the number of events which will be counted.
total number of count events in series best
In the event of a tie for a year-end ranking the tie will be broken by adding all the points accumulated in triple points events which both competitors started in the class in question. All events started will be counted (no events will be dropped). If this does not resolve the tie the same method will be applied to the double points events. If a tie still exists the same method will be applied to the single points events. If the above method fails, the tie will remain.
There will be year-end awards (eg., trophies) for the top competitors in each of the six classes. Trophies will be given 5 deep in classes with 15 or more competitors and 4 deep for classes with fewer than 15 competitors.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
To be a candidate a driver must begin the year as a seed 5 or 6 driver and finish the year no higher then seed 3. The winner will be the driver who finished in the highest percentile in class. The co-driver award will go to the co-driver who accrued the most points with the driver who won Rookie of the Year.
THE KENNETH ZIMMERMAN MEMORIAL AWARD:
The Zimmerman Award was created to recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of rallying in general and the CRS specifically. The recipient is determined by the director of the CRS. The award honors the sportsmanship and support of Dr. Kenneth Zimmerman, and is presented by his daughter Karin Zimmerman-DiMarco and son-in-law Chad DiMarco.
The GALAL SOUKI MEMORIAL AWARD:
The Galal Souki award was created to recognize Stock Class competitors who typify the spirit of helpfulness and competitiveness that has come to be associated with Stock Class.
OUTSTANDING, TENACIOUS, PERSEVERING WORKER:
It is the unselfish contributions of workers at all events, whether communications, blockage or control workers, which enable our series to succeed. The recipients of this award are selected by the CRS Board of Governors in recognition of their years of service to the sport of rallying.
BILL MOORE MEMORIAL AWARD:
The Bill Moore Award was created to honor a co-driver who, like Bill, has contributed to the sport of rallying in many areas, including as a worker, organizer, or BOG member.
Car numbers will be assigned for the whole competition year in concert with the SCCA Club Rally car numbering convention. Car number will be based on total overall finishing position points accrued during the previous competition year. No events will be dropped, and organizer points will be accumulated as well. The competitor with the most overall points will be car number 301, with all other car numbers following in sequence. Drivers who did not compete in the previous year will be assigned car numbers on a first-come-first-served basis for the rest of the year. Car number sets will be for sale at registration at all events for a nominal fee. Competitors will be allowed to paint their numbers on their car as long as the painted numbers are a reasonable facsimile of the standard number. Current Car Number LIst
PERFORMANCE STOCK CLASS RULES
1 GENERAL INFORMATION
2 VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY
3 UPDATING AND BACKDATING
3 UPDATING AND BACKDATING (con't)
6.5 Sway bar size is free in the stock location.
For more information about the Stock Classes or these rules, please contact:
Doug Robinson, Chairman
STOCK CLASS RULES
2WD and 4WD OPEN CLASS RULES
Open class cars are divided into two classes based on the whether the vehicle is built to be capable of operating in four wheel drive mode. Swapping between the two classes is not allowed. Two wheel drive cars that were not designed to operate in four wheel drive can not compete in 4WD Open. Any car designed to be capable of four wheel drive can not compete in 2WD Open.
1975 Hendrik Blok Steve Ruiz
1976 Hendrik Blok Erick Hauge
1977 Hendrik Blok Erick Hauge
1978 Hendrik Blok Rod Sorenson
1979 Rod Millen Mark Howard
1980 Rod Millen Grant Whittaker
1981 Frank Jacob Wes Gaede
1982 Ken Smith Dennis Sheean
1983 Richey Watanabe Randy Hensley
1984 Richey Watanabe Howard Watanabe
1985 Scott Child Jim Love
1986 Lon Peterson Jim Love
1987 Bill Holmes Jim Rogers
1988 Lon Peterson Jim Love
1989 Lon Peterson and Camille Griffin
Jeff Griffin (Tie)
1990 Lon Peterson Jim Love
1991 Lon Peterson Jim Love
1992 Jeff Griffin Chris Griffin
STOCK GT CLASS
1988 Mike Blore Gary Dunklau
1989 Ken Smith Mark Williams
1990 Gary Luke Mark Williams
1991 Tony Tavares Carlos Tavares
1992 Roger Hull Rob Cherry
4WD OPEN CLASS
YEAR DRIVERS CO-DRIVERS
1993 Mitch McCullough Scott Webb
1994 Rui Brasil Scott Webb
1995 Chris Weleff Brian Paul
1996 Dennis Chizma Carlos Tavares
1997 Vartan Samuelian Ara Manoukian
1998 Rui Brasil Carlos Tavares
2WD OPEN CLASS
1993 Ron Wood Kelly Walsh
1994 Lon Peterson Bill Gutzmann
1995 Bill Malik Roine Anderson
1996 Bill Malik Farina OSullivan
1997 Bill Malik Farina OSullivan
1998 Carl Jardevall Ole Holter
PERFORMANCE STOCK CLASS
1994 Jeff Hendricks Noble Jones
1995 Dennis Chizma John Moore
1996 Robert Tallini Steve Scott
1997 Terry Stonecipher Chrissy Beavis
1998 Doug Robinson Shane Polhamus
1978 Mike Gibeault Tim Cox
1979 Mike Gibeault Gale Tyler
1980 Kris Mellon Damon Trimble
1981 Mike Gibeault Lynnette Allison
1982 Tom Sullivan Jay Mathes
1983 Mike Whitman Rob Cherry
1984 Mike Whitman Rob Cherry
1985 Mike Whitman Lynnette Allison
1986 Ray Hocker Bill Moore
1987 Topi Hynynen Ray Thurm
1988 Roger Hull Jim Jacobson
1989 Eric Wilson Jim Jacobson
1990 Anton Musev Lisa Scheer
1991 Jeff Hendricks Ev Hendricks
1992 Jeff Hendricks Larry Scott
1993 Tony Shumaker Larry Scott
1994 Steve Scott Bob Scott
1995 Mike Marcy Steve Scott
1996 Terry Stonecipher Michelle Gibeault
1997 Dennis Chizma Claire Marie
1998 Steve Bender Craig McHugh
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
1992 Rhys Millen Trisha Devreugd
1993 Mitch McCullough Scott Webb
1994 Cable Rhodes Michael Taylor
1995 Bob Pendergrass Jon Weigley
1996 Terry Stonecipher Michelle Gibeault
1997 Doug Robinson Sue Robinson
1998 Steve Bender Craig McHugh
KENNETH ZIMMERMAN MEMORIAL AWARD
1982 Tim Fountaine &
1983 Ken Adams
1984 Roger Allison
1985 Mike Gibeault
1986 Clint Heuring
1987 Lynnette Allison
1989 Nancy Peterson &
1990 Michael O'Sullivan
1991 John Elkin
1992 Sam Moore
1993 Bill & Kay Gutzmann
1994 Randy Hensley
1995 Ron Wood
1996 Lon Peterson
1997 Paula Gibeault
1998 Matt Sweeney & Lucinda Strub
GALAL SOUKI MEMORIAL AWARD
1990 Sam Moore
1991 Tony Shumaker
1992 Tony Chavez
1993 Dennis Chizma
1994 Jeff Hendricks
1995 Dave Turner
1996 Terry Stonecipher
1997 Adrienne Scott
1998 Doug Robinson
BILL MOORE MEMORIAL AWARD
1993 John Elkin
1994 Bill Gutzmann
1995 Terry Stonecipher
1996 Robert Tallini
1997 Donna Mitchell
1998 Not Awarded
OUTSTANDING, TENACIOUS, PERSEVERING WORKER
1993 Ron Melitsoff
1994Nancy Peterson & Judy Teeter
1995 Bob Ward
1996 Michael OSullivan
1997 Matt Sweeney, Lucinda Strub & Art Jury
1998 Wayne Almquist
1998 AWARD WINNERS
4WD OPEN CLASS
DRIVER TOTAL HOMETOWN CAR
1 Rui Brasil 1130 San Jose, Ca Audi Quattro
2 Tony Chavez 975 Sante Fe Springs, Ca Galant
3 Ron Wood 830 Huntington Beach, Ca Audi Quattro
4 Paul Timmerman 730 Altadena, Ca Mazda 323
5 Bob Pendergrass 565 Palos Verdes, Ca Chevy Blazer
1 Carlos Tavares 1130 San Jose, Ca
2 Kelly Walsh 830 Huntington Beach, Ca
3 Suzanne Martin 730 Altadena, Ca
4 Jon Weigley 565 Lawndale, Ca
5 Farina OSullivan 565 San Francisco, Ca
2WD OPEN CLASS
1 Carl Jardevall 850 San Carlos, Ca Volvo 740T
2 David White 780 Benicia, Ca VW GTI
3 Tom Bier 750 Solana Beach, Ca Saab 99
4 Harris Done 710 Santa Monica, Ca Mazda RX-7
5 Bill Malik 705 Burbank, Ca Volvo 240
1 Ole Holter 750 Long Beach, Ca
2 Christian Edstrom 705 Los Angeles, Ca
3 Donna Mitchell 590 Moorpark, Ca
4 Michael Taylor 580 Prescott, Az
5 Paula Gibeault 495 Ridgecrest, Ca
PERFORMANCE STOCK CLASS
1 Doug Robinson 1600 Ramona, Ca Mazda RX-7
2 Mark Brown 1340 Mesa, Az Toyota Corolla
3 Tony DeLaCuesta 820 Simi Valley, Ca Toyota Corolla
4 Paul Bojinov 690 San Diego, Ca Mazda RX-7
1 Shane Polhamus 990 Mesa, Az
2 Chrissy Beavis 700 Ridgecrest, Ca
Bill Hidde 700 San Diego, Ca
4 Sue Robinson 600 Ramona, Ca
1 Steve Bender 1480 Corona Del Mar, Ca VW Rabbit
2 Lon Peterson 1420 Victorville, Ca Plymouth Arrow
3 Eric Oyague 1290 Van Nuys, Ca Toyota Corolla
4 Neal Gaborno 670 Palmdale, Ca Mitsubishi Pickup
1 Craig McHugh 1480 Irvine, Ca
2 Alfredo Oyague 1290 Northridge, Ca
3 John Elkin 820 Portland, Or
4 Matt Gabler 540 Lawndale, Ca
DIRECTOR (Interim) Sue Robinson
EQUIPMENT MANAGER Lon Peterson
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN & TREASURER Nancy Peterson
SECRETARY Mike Gibeault
STOCK CLASS CHAIRMAN
COMPETITOR LIAISON Robert Tallini
PRESS LIAISON Lynnette Allison
CRS WEB MASTER Ray Hocker
SOPAC CAR NUMBERS Not available in the archive edition
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