as Bruce says, your maths is correct, however....having 11 co-eff points doesnt necessarily mean you will be allowed to drive an open class car.R-A seems to be more in my region (Chicago)...I love Canada and I do plan to run CARS. I'm not to sure on the NASA schedule but I don't remember too many events close to here, Raly Tennessee is probably the closest. Where I have Sno* Drift, Ojibwe, Gravity Park. I think I can have nine points by running these events right. 2 Regionals at 3 = 6....one at 3 and 2 = 11...i'm already there? is this right..?
Do you have the latest RA rulebook? Have you read it?
I am open to being corrected but as I understood the rules last year (2007 Ed) as a novice driver you have to amass 9 pts (not more than one co-eff 1 rally) before your license is changed to provisional. At this stage you can only still drive G2 or Production (not PGT) but if I remember correctly you are then allow to use stage notes, up to that time only tulips unless your co-driver has 20 co-effs or not. (I THINK!). Once you attain a further 9 pts (18 total) then you become an urestricted driver. Again, you must finish the events. It's all about milage and building experience, not point collecting. Finish...just finish.
At any time (novice or provisional) you can apply for for a waiver accompanied by a competition history to drive a more powerful car but may be subject to restrcitions. I think a 28mm restrictor was one option.
This is great because if you have a history in track or off-road racing that should count for something. I would imagine that driving around dirt backroads or even track days won't count...actual competition, with dates and results.
Either way, check the 2008 rules and most of your questions should be answered...or save yourself a headache and run NASA events...