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Hello:

I'm posting the following for Martin Loveridge. Martin and Scott have thought up this championship, as a series a bit more that a provincial regional series, but less than a national. A series that you can run, but not have to commit to a whole national tour. They have also looked at rules and events of the series with an eye to keeping costs low. There is no mention of where teams have to be based, so this may be of interest to some NE U.S competitors too.
I'd also like to also emphasize the following two points...


-You must register for the championship before your first qualifying event.

-Scores will be based only on competitors registered in the championship. If you come third in the rally but are the top competitor in the championship you get maximum points.


Regards,

--< Frank de Kat >--


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From: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 22:06:14 -0500
To: Frank de Kat
From: Martin Loveridge <[email protected]>
Subject: Championship


The 2003 Ontario-Quebec Independent Championship

The purpose of the 2003 Ontario-Quebec Independent Championship is to encourage inter-provincial competition between Ontario and Quebec and is aimed at the lower budget independent teams. There will be sponsorship to pay for the year-end awards from the Kitchener-Waterloo Rally Club, Neutron Computers and Indel Controls.

The organizers and administrators of the Ontario-Quebec Independent Championship are Scott Comens and Martin Loveridge. The championship is not sanctioned by CARS, RSO, RSQ, ASN Canada any other governing body.


We have listed eight events that qualify for the championship, four each in Ontario and Quebec. All scoring will be based on the regional portion of each event, even if you are not entered in the regional portion. (So for Quebec events, you can still enter the national, we will just extract the scores as if you ran the regional) The events were picked to minimize the cost to the entrant while still providing an interesting level of competition.


Qualifying events:

Feb 7-9 Rallye Pierce Neige Quebec
May 3 Georgian Trials Ontario
June 1 Black Bear Rally Ontario
July 4-6 Rallye Baie des Chaleurs Quebec
Aug ? Rallye Des Draveurs de Maniwaki Quebec
Sept 5-6 Rallye Defi Ste-Agathe Quebec
Sept 20 Galway-Cavendish Forest Ontario
Nov 22-23 Rally of the Tall Pines Ontario


Other rules:

You must register for the championship before your first qualifying event
Your best 5 events will be counted
You must start at least two events in each province to be eligible
There is no registration or other fees to the entrants
There is no requirement to belong to any club
Drivers and Co-drivers must register independently.
The administrators' decisions are final.


Eligible Classes:

P1, P2, P3, P4, Group 2
(To keep it a low cost series we will not score Group N, A or open Classes)


Scoring:

Driver and Co-driver will score independently.
Scoring in each class will be: 9 points for a win, 6 points for second, 4 points for third, 3 points for fourth, 2 points for fifth and 1 point for sixth.
Two points for starting an event. (Remember, only your best 5 events count)
Competitors will also be scored for an overall champion on a 20,15,12,10,8,6,4,3,2,1 points basis

Scores will be based only on competitors registered in the championship. If you come third in the rally but are the top competitor in the championship you get maximum points.

If you DNF then you only get starting points.
The series is only for the year end awards, there are no individual event awards planned.


To Register:

Send email to Scott Comens: [email protected] including your full name, address, phone number and email address.

Scores will be posted at www.kwrc.on.ca

For questions or comments contact Scott Comens at [email protected] or Martin Loveridge, [email protected] , Phone 519 485 2131


Regards

Martin Loveridge
Indel Control Service Inc.
 

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Since we heard no negative feedback and we have had several requests from competitors we will add open class to the Ontario-Quebec Independent Rally Championship. The qualifier is that you must start the season in seed 4, 5A, 5B, or 6. This is only for open class; there are no seed restrictions for the other eligible classes.

There is a possibility that Pierce-Neige will allow studded tyres for competitors in the regional. As you are probably aware, if you enter the regional portion of a Quebec national event, you can't run the national event and score seed points. You either score in the national OR regional, not both. Since the Independent Championship scores the regional portion of a national event there could be some significant aberrations in the scores between regional and national competitors.

Scott and I will wait to see how this situation shakes out before making any final decisions, but our preference would be to drop P-N from the Independent Championship if studded tyres are allowed only for regional entries. We would then count the best five of seven events. Pierce-Neige is the only event that affects our championship in this manner as Quebec city was already not included due to the higher costs to the competitor.

You can view the rules and sign up at www.kwrc.on.ca
 
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