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We run one body in each series to keep it simple. Using the same chassis and motors for both series keeps cost down. We have been running the Team Challenge Series for 4 years and the Thursday SERG Series is in its first year.
SERG Series- Thursday nights we qualify for race assignments. Fastest guys last. Everyone races each of the four lanes for 7:30 and the total laps from the heats races sets the final order. We race only one body, commercially available flexi chassis and Hawk7, PS-FK, PS-4002s. The racing in each heat is excellent because of similar speed drivers. Few crashes and some close battles. Qualifying at 7:30. Racing immediately after. Heading home around 9:30
Team Challenge Series - One Saturday a month from Sept to April. We qualify to establish team assignments. The fastest and slowest qualifiers become team mates and we work our way toward the middle. We again race only one body but something different from the SERG Series body. Same chassis and motors as SERG Series. The racing is for 15 minutes per lane and each driver will race two of the four lanes. This format has produced finishes within a couple feet or less at almost every race over the last two seasons. Rarely does one team run away with a win where after an hour of racing just 20-30 laps can cover the field. Most of our tracks lap in the 3.2-3.8 second range.
We Qualify at 10:30am. Racing begins after the teams are assigned and have selected their starting lanes and driver order. Generally heading home around 12:30 to 1:00pm. This is the most popular format because everyone has a chance to win. Even the slowest guy has scored a win and several podiums.
Take what you can use from all examples of the different presentations to make your club the best for your group of drivers. Keep in mind the rules need to be clearly stated, cover the goals of your club for the future and consistent over time. Then follow the rules through the season. We offer the opportunity at the end of the season for drivers to present rule changes / modifications for the next season. The primary officers make the final call to assure the rules are in line with the long term goals of the club. Members are given a vote to accept or decline if the changes effect the formats. Additionally, when this was all very new, it was made very clear the rules would be tweaked as we went along to fix unforeseen issues. The first two seasons had a rules changing but now we are pretty well groomed out and the races run real smooth and fair.