2009 MONZA PROCEDURES & FORMAT
MONZA SERIES - 8 legs hosted by the Four Region 8 clubs. Year-end finish will be based on the best 6 of the 8 legs. You will have 2 throw-out race days. You only need to complete 6 legs to be eligible for bonds and coats. All legs will consist of either a Timing Day Format (See below) or a Non Timing Day Format (See Below). There will only be one A-main per day per class. In the event of a tie in total points in the top 5 positions at the end of the season, ties will be broken by the highest number of best finishes. You will pill draw each day of racing for placement in qualifying and heat races only. Low pill numbers are the first to qualify or in the first heat. If you do not draw pill numbers when you sign in or prior to the tower setting the line-up, the Region 8 Treasurer or someone representing them will draw for you. Qualifying and Heat race finishes will determine the main event line-ups. Low point total to the pole position of the A-main and so forth and so on. A tie on Saturday will be broken by the fastest qualifying time. A tie on Sunday will be broken by the lowest pill draw. Gas will not be provided by the hosting club. Each member will purchase gas prior to the event at a designated gas station per each club. “AA” and Half will need to provide their own fuel.
Leg 1 – SCQMA – Sunday May 3 rd Pueblo, CO – Timing Format
Leg 2 & 3 – MCQMA – Saturday May 23 rd and Sunday May 24 th – Billings MT
Leg 4 – PPQMA – Saturday June 13 th – Ellicott, CO – Timing Format
Leg 5 & 6 – RMQMA – Saturday August 22 nd and Sunday August 23rd – Dacono, CO
Leg 7 - SCQMA – Saturday September 5 th – Pueblo, CO – Timing Format
Leg 8 – PPQMA – Sunday September 6 th – Ellicott, CO – Timing Format
Safety Inspection – Each car must be inspected by a Region 8 Safety Tech person PRIOR to practicing or racing at the first Monza Leg you participate in with that car.
Controlled Practice - Will begin at 5:00 PM on Friday before each event. 5 minute sessions will be run with a maximum of 7 cars. There must be a flag person, pit steward and corner workers for all sessions. Classes may be combined if necessary. There will be no charge for hot-lapping.
Pit Fees - $35.00 per car for a full weekend of racing. $20.00 per car if only racing one day of the event. All checks should be made payable to Region 8.
Timing Days – Will consist of Qualifying, One Heat and Main events.
Non-Timing Days - Will consist of 2 Heat races for classes with more than a full car count (over 9 for Junior and over 11 for Senior) and Main events. Classes that do not have a full car count will run one heat race and Mains.
On Non Timing Days only classes with more than full fields will race two heat races.
Points awarded for Qualifying and Heat races are the same. These points are for Main event line-up purposes only. Using an A, B and C main event system, entrants will have a chance to transfer up in the Mains (C to B, B to A). Qualifying and Heat races will be completed and the drivers will get finishing place points. We will draw a pill for qualifying on Saturday and first heat race on Sunday. The second heat on Sunday will be reversed from the first heat race starting line-up.
Heat race line-ups will be constructed based on finish position in Qualifying on Saturday and pill order on Sunday. If there are two heats, 1 st in qualifying on pole in heat 1, 2 nd in qualifying on the pole in heat 2, 3 rd in qualifying on the outside pole in heat 1 and so forth and so on. If there are three heats, 1 st in qualifying on pole in heat 1, 2 nd in qualifying on the pole in heat 2, 3 rd in qualifying on the pole in heat 3, 4 th in qualifying outside pole in heat 1 and so forth and so on.
The pill draw will work the same way: If there are two heats, Lowest pill number on pole in heat 1, 2 nd lowest pill on the pole in heat 2, 3 rd lowest pill on the outside pole in heat 1 and so forth and so on. If there are three heats, lowest pill number on pole in heat 1, 2 nd lowest pill on the pole in heat 2, 3 rd lowest pill on the pole in heat 3, 4 th lowest pill outside pole in heat 1 and so forth and so on.
Main events will be lined up based on point totals from qualifying and heat races. Lowest point total starts on the pole, second lowest in the 2 hole and so forth and so on. For example, 12 cars sign in, we will run 2 six car heats. The top 5 for Seniors and 4 for Juniors with the lowest combined scores from qualifying and heat races will transfer to the A-main heads up. The cars that transfer out of the lower mains 6-10 for Seniors and 5-8 for Juniors will start heads up from the finish in the B-Main.
Year end points will be awarded based on main event points only.
Heat Races – 4 cars or less 10 laps
5 Cars or more 20 laps
Main Events - 4 cars or less 20 laps
5 Cars or more 30 laps
Time limits may be instituted or race lengths may be adjusted at the discretion of the Region 8 Board.
Starts – All original starts will be double file. All re-starts will be single file.
Judges – Classes with 5 or fewer cars will have 3 judges. Classes with 6 or more cars will have 5 judges. If you are assigned to judge and are unable to do so, it is YOUR responsibility to find a replacement judge. Failure to Judge or find a replacement judge will result in your child starting at the rear of his/her next race.
Time Limit (When used) – When the time limit has been reached, the drivers will race to the next yellow flag or until the total laps for the race have been completed. If the time limit is reached while the cars are under a yellow flag condition, the race will be restarted one time only. The drivers will race one green flag lap, one white flag lap and then receive the checker flag. If a yellow flag has to be displayed during this, the race is over and will be scored according to the last completed lap.
Novice Classes – Novice classes are run the same as the other Junior and Senior classes with the exception of awarding points. Any novice that completes 6 or more legs of the Monza Series will receive an award at the year-end banquet.
Graduating Novices – When you graduate into Junior or Senior classes from novice, the driver will be awarded last place points, for the driver who has run the same number of Monza legs, minus one point. For example, If Little Johnny has run four legs and is in last place after 4 legs with 23 points, When Little Jill graduates out of Novice after four legs, she would be awarded 22 points.
Graduating from Junior to Senior - When you graduate into Senior from Junior classes, the driver will be awarded last place points, for the driver who has run the same number of Monza legs, minus one point. For example, If Little Johnny has run four legs and is in last place in a Junior class after 4 legs with 23 points, When Little Jill graduates out of Junior Honda to Senior Honda after four legs, she would be awarded 22 points.
THE QMA CODE OF CONDUCT WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED AT ALL LEGS OF THE MONZA
Black Flag – Any driver disqualified (DQ) for a racing infraction will be awarded zero points.
Did Not Finish (DNF) – Any driver that fails to finish a race will be awarded points based on their laps completed and scored finishing position.
Did Not Start (DNS) – Any driver that attempted to start a race but is unable to do so will receive last place points for that race. If no attempt is made to start the race, the driver will be awarded zero points.
Dead On Track (DOT) – Any driver that goes dead on the track three times will be scored as a DNF and will receive the points appropriate for their finishing position.
Awards – Each driver who signs in for at least 6 Monza Series legs is eligible for the Monza awards. Drivers are eligible for an award in each class they sign in. (See Below)
REGIONAL BOARD AND REPRESENTATIVES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO HANDLE ALL CODE OF CONDUCTS AND TO CHANGE THE MONZA FORMAT IF NECESSARY
Race Order (QMA Race Order)
1. Novice 2. Honda 120 3. Stock
4. Mod 5. Honda 160 6. B
7. AA 8. Half 9. World Formula
Qualifying and Heat Race Points:
Finish Position Points Awarded
1 st 1
2 nd 2
3 rd 3 For main line-up only.
4 th 4
5 th 5
Finish Position Jr. Points Awarded Finish Position Sr. Points Awarded
1 st 21 1 st 21
2 nd 20 2 nd 20
3 rd 19 3 rd 19
4 th 18 4 th 18
5 th 17 5 th 17
6 th 16 6 th 16
7 th 15 7 th 15
8 th 14 8 th 14
9 th 13 9 th 13
10 th 12 10 th 12
11 th 12 11 th 11
12 th 12 12th 10
13 th 12 13th 10
14 th 12 14th 10
If the X car makes the race, it will be awarded the points for its’ finishing position in the main. The car it replaces will get 11 th place points for Senior 9 th place points for Junior.
Cars that do not make the A-Main will be awarded 12 points each for Junior Classes and 10 Points each for Senior Classes.
Bonds will be awarded to all participants that race at least 6 Monza legs. The bond amounts are to be determined. Coats will also be awarded to all drivers who complete at least 6 legs. Each driver will only get one coat irregardless of the number of classes they compete in. Additional coats may be purchased at your expense.
Region 8 Board
Tad Fiser Regional Director 303-922-9295
Dean Stedman Asst Regional Director 719-282-3108
Darrell Stewart Treasurer / Secretary 303-548-5570