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CompStar Eliminator

How  it Works

CompStar Eliminator  is a "run what ya' brung" bracket program where racers compete in a Comp Eliminator style, assigned index, first one there wins, non-breakout race format.

Electronics (Box) and Non-Electronics (No-Box) racers are combined into one eliminator with the Pro tree being the field equalizer.

After qualifying in an "all-run" field, racers are assigned indexes that are based off their qualifying times and rounded off in 5 hundredth intervals, .05, .10, .15, etc.

Example: Qualifying between 11.520 and 11.569 with will normally set a racer's index at 11.55 while still allowing them to opt for lowered indexes if they wish to do so.

Racers are normally given a three hundredths under-index (-.03) cushion on their E1 index and will take an under-index penalty if running any further under than that which will cause them to lose this cushion afterwards.

Note: Racers carrying onboard nitrous oxide and/or some types of programmable engine control systems are handicapped slightly differently and are have less of an under-index allowance.

"Sandbagging" is kept to a minimum through points and re-indexing penalties which worsen progressively as racers run further under their initial E1 index, and racers who run more than fifteen hundredths under-index (-.15) are disqualified while still facing further disciplinary actions.

Racers are offered 3 race fee/race payout level options but still earn points at the same rate regardless of the race fee level they choose.  Season end bonuses are awarded according to points score total, the racer's season race fee average, and the total number of races the racer ran throughout the season.

More points earned means more money won,
More races entered means more money won,
More money paid to race means more money won.

It's all about showing the appreciation deserved by the racers!

        CompStar Eliminator  is bracket racing without the breakout and is the only program of it's kind anywhere.

*  Affordable, all out, no breakout, first one there wins, drag racing.
Open to all vehicle types with widely varying performance capabilities.
Fair Competition Guarantee.

        Racers don't even need to take the time to try to remember all the rules that go into CompStar Eliminator  to compete successfully.  Just race honest and let the program work for you.

CompStar Eliminator  Policies and Rules

CATEGORY ELIGIBILITY: CompStar Eliminator  is open to all vehicles which pass the safety inspection.

PERFORMANCE WINDOW: 6.00 to 16.00 Quarter Mile (3.75 to 10.25 Eighth Mile)

STARTING SYSTEM: Split Option Tree: 5-Tenths (.5) Pro/5-Tenths (.5) Full

Default Tree: Pro / Must display "F" on vehicle for Full tree.

CROSS-TALK: Off

Racers must remove or cover any "N" designator on vehicle to ensure tower doesn't mistakenly enter the "N" into the indexes.

DEEP-STAGING: Permitted

No "D" or "Deep" on vehicle. This isn't a recognized indicator for an intent to deep-stage.

COURTESY STAGING:  Not enforced

Racers wishing to deep-stage may "double bulb" as a form of courtesy to their opponent.

NOTE that "double-bulbing" does not start the timeout clock until the second racer actually Pre-Stages.

ELECTRONICS: Delay boxes Permitted

Throttle stops may be run so long as the racer is not utilizing them in a manner so as to gain any performance versus index advantage.

Racers found to be using any performance enhancement practices to alter vehicle performance between qualifying and elimination rounds may be disqualified at any time. 

PERFORMANCE AIDING DEVICES: Vehicles having on board acceleration control systems and/or nitrous oxide injection/induction are indexed as per “PAD” standards. An example of this type of acceleration control system is the MSD Power Grid ignition control unit utilizing the “Slew Rate” programmable rpm control module part #7761. There will be no debating whether or not these systems are being employed in their full function. If these units are in or on the vehicle, then the vehicle is to be considered to be utilizing the component and therefore indexed accordingly.

Nitrous systems may be disconnected, capped, and sealed by DRAGCAR tech in order to run on a standard non-PAD index.

QUALIFYING:  Qualifying runs shall be made in all, full throttle fashion.  Racers not adhering to this request will be subject to post qualifying race ejection or disqualification.

Qualifying OrderQualifying order is in the order of racers' qualifying times from quickest to slowest.  Ties are awarded to those having the faster MPH.
NOTE:  Qualifying order isn't relevant to ladder position in

QUESTIONABLE PERFORMANCES: Questionable qualifying and/or race performances are evaluated in the   performance analytics program used to determine how much a racer may have been holding on their index.

Racers deemed to be “holding” whether by intent or by opportunity during an event are subject to a manually reset index, race ejection, or guild suspension.

Racers found to be exhibiting “sandbagging” characteristics during post race analysis are notified and placed on probationary status for subsequent events.

QUALIFYING PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION: Racers are encouraged to bring time slips to the   operations trailer following qualifying rounds if they are concerned that there may be incorrectly recorded performances.

LADDERINGRacers are laddered onto a Pro style ladder for E1 using each racer's performance product (ET x MPH) to establish ladder positions.

E1 Bye RunIn odd numbered fields, the E1bye-run is awarded to the racer having run furthest under their DRAGCAR

ELIMINATIONSCompStar  eliminations are run on a handicapped start based off of racers' with the first racer to cross the finish line being the winner regardless of elapsed time in most cases.

ASSIGNED INDEXES: CompStar Eliminator  indexes are set by rounding each racer's best qualifying ET in 5 hundredth increments.

"Standard Index" racers have their qualifying ET's rounded up by .01 to the nearest 5 hundredths.
            Example:
  10.020 - 10.069 rounds up to a 10.05 index.

"PAD Index" racers have their qualifying ET's rounded down by .01 to the nearest 5 hundredths.
            Example:
  10.040 - 10.089 rounds down to a 10.05 index.

E1 RACER-OPTED INDEX OPTIONCompStar Eliminator  racers may opt to lowered their index by any amount in 5 hundredths increments (.05, .10, .15, etc.) prior to starting E1 eliminations.

This will lower a racer's Under-Index DQ Barrier.

ONE-TIME RE-INDEX OPTIONCompStar Eliminator  racers may opt to lower their index by any amount in 5 hundredths increments (.05, .10, .15, etc.) at any time during subsequent elimination rounds. This may only be done one time during the course of eliminations.

This does not change a racer's Under-Index DQ Barrier.

RUN-UNDER RE-INDEXING PENALTY:  Racers who win a round while running significantly under-index are re-indexed for the next round in accordance with the CompStar Eliminator  run-under penalty re-indexing tables.

Bye/Single Run Exemption:  Any racer running out their bye-run or competition single is exempt from any index penalty for an under-index performance.  Racers who run under-index on a single pass are re-indexed as if it were a qualifying run.

Red Light Win Exemption:  Racers winning a round by red light but running significantly under index are re-indexed as if it were a qualifying run, with no penalties being levied.

Run-Under Points PenaltyExcept in cases of single runs and red light wins, a racer winning a round while taking an under-index penalty also forfeit the round points to the eliminated opponent.

Dual Run-Unders:  In cases where both racers run under-index, the round winner is the racer who crossed the finish line 1st and the round points go to the defeated racer.

Final Round Run-Under PenaltiesIn addition to the round points penalty for racers winning a Final Round race while taking an under-index penalty, a race winning Final Round run-unders that would normally subject a racer to an under-index penalty will initiate a 50/50 split of the Winner purse between the finalists while awarding the race win points to the runner-up (Judicator) finisher.

UNDER-BARRIER DISQUALIFICATION:  Racers who run in excess of 15 hundredths under (-.15) their first round assigned indexes at any point during the race are subject to an Under-Barrier disqualification.
NOTE: Atmospheric conditions and total field run-under average will be taken into account before the final decision of any disqualification will be made.

Bye/Single Run Exemption: Racers choosing to run out their bye-run or competition single do so without any threat of being DQ'd for an under-barrier performance.  Racers who do run under-barrier on a single pass are re-indexed in the same manner as a qualifying run with their under-index barrier being reset to their new index.

Red Light Win Exemption:  Racers winning a round by red light but running under-barrier are re-indexed in the same manner as a qualifying run with their under-index barrier being reset to their new index.

Probationary Status:  Racers who have been disqualified due to running under-barrier are put on probationary status and a 2nd offense may subject the racer to a total points stripping in addition to a possible ban from subsequent guild events.

Dual Under-Barrier Runs:  In cases where both racers run under-barrier as to be subject to under-barrier disqualifications, the first one to the finish line will win the round while the defeated racer will take the round points. The winning racer will also be re-indexed according to the under-index penalty table without having their under-index barrier reset.

Dual Under-Barrier Final:  If a dual under-barrier race is encountered in a final round, both racers will be awarded runner-up status and runner-up pay accordingly as per each racer's chosen race fee.

FAIR COMPETITION GUARANTEE POLICY: Racers having been defeated due to another racer's under-index performance where having  made a perfect run would mathematically still have lost the race will receive the Fair Competition Free Race Entry certificate for a future race.

SINGLE-RUN REQUIREMENTSRacers having bye-runs or competition singles are not required to make the run or break the beams but must be present in the staging lanes with their vehicle in race ready condition having no work being performed on it during the running of their eliminator.  Racers failing to meet this requirement will be subject to a missed round disqualification.

RE-RUN REQUESTSRe-runs at the request of a racer may only be granted in instances where both competitors involved agree and are present to make the request to the race director.

Re-Run Indexes:  In re-run situations where either or both racer(s) had run under-index on the initial run, said racer(s) will be re-indexed without penalty for the re-run.

CompStar Eliminator
 Run-Under Penalty
Re-Indexing Table
(Standard Index)

Penalty
Stage
Under
Run
Amount
Re-
Index
Amount
  Penalty
Stage
Under
Run
Amount
Re-
Index
Amount
1 .001-.030 -.00   6 .111-.130 -.25
2 .031-.050 -.05   7 .131-.150 -.30
3 .051-.070 -.10   8 .151-.170 DQ
4 .071-.090 -.15   9 .171-.190 DQ
5 .091-.110 -.20   10 .191-.200 DQ

CompStar Eliminator
Run-Under Penalty
Re-Indexing Table
(PAD Adjusted Index)

Penalty
Stage
Under
Run
Amount
Re-
Index
Amount
  Penalty
Stage
Under
Run
Amount
Re-
Index
Amount
1 .001-.010 -.00   6 .091-.110 -.25
2 .011-.030 -.05   7 .111-.130 -.30
3 .031-.050 -.10   8 .131-.150 -.35
4 .051-.070 -.15   9 .151-.170 DQ
5 .071-.090 -.20   10 .171-.190 DQ

NOTE:  All Re-Indexing run-under calculations are based off of the E1 indexes regardless of the number of re-indexing incidents. This means that running under by 3 hundredths after having been re-indexed by 5 hundredths will still be calculated as an 8 hundredths run-under and re-indexed accordingly.

NOTE:  Once an index-penalty has been incurred, the under-index cushion cushion is lost and subsequent index penalties are assessed immediately upon running under the re-adjusted index. Run-under cushions may be restored however when a racer opts for a one-time index drop or when being re-indexed on a single run or red light win.

 

 

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