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Speed Merchants Organization

Charter/Mission Statement
  • Speed Merchants is dedicated to high performance H.O. slot car racing using state-of-the-art equipment on superior quality tracks in enthusiast competition throughout Southern California.

Club Member Responsibilities

  • Race program direction/coordination, tech, etc.
  • Race prize solicitation, trophies/plaques, etc.
  • Financial - dues/fees collection, disbursement, disclosure statements
  • Internal communications - club newsletter, race reports, photos, etc.
  • External communications - media publicity, flier mailouts/drops, web, etc.

Sources & Uses Of Funds

  • Membership Dues - $20 for rolling 12 month membership. Covers monthly newsletter costs. One day guest membership - $3.
  • Entry Fees - $5 per race. $1 host track service fee, $3 trophy/plaque series awards, $1 club treasury. Any race prizes are donated through formal club solicitation.

Championship Points Series

  • Two six month points series per year, a Spring series and a Fall series.
  • 10 points for 1st, 9 points for 2nd, 8 points for third, etc. to 1 point for 10+.
  • Best five out of six races count towards points series. 1st Tie Breaker: Highest points for dropped race. 2nd Tie Breaker: most 1st Place, most 2nd Place, etc. Annual dues paying members are eligible.

Race Program Format

  • "Autoqualify" by manual or computerized random draw for all races.
  • Two separate rounds of elimination races leading to main event to maximize on-track time for all racers.
  • Total laps only determine move-ups for all races.
  • Main events equalized on a six lane track basis; 4 lane tracks use 6 man round robin format.
  • European style lane rotation for all races. Each track's lane rotation scheme must be prominently displayed.

Regular Race Event Timetable

  • 8:00 - 12:00 Open Practice
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch/Drivers Meeting
  • 1:00 - 2:30 Modified Race
  • 2:30 - 4:00 R/O Race
  • 4:00 - 5:30 Neo Race
  • Additional pre-race practice by arrangement with host track owner

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