The Group S Championship


Competition is at the heart of Group S racing. That's why we do it. The Group S Championship offers the fun and challenge of competing for points over the year with the reward of a trophy or other prize.

Group S Chamionship Rules 2018


GSRA POINTSCORE OBJECTIVES:

The objectives of the GSRA annual pointscore are:

● to promote Group S fraternity on both a state and national basis;

● to provide cohesion and focus to the annual program of Group S race activities;

● to provide a mechanism through which to recognise excellent, safe and consistent driving within and across Group S categories;

● to add to the competitive element;

● to promote the GSRA;

● to reward supportive promoters with large Group S grids; and

● to provide leverage over race promoters with GSRA pointscore endorsement.

The annual pointscore GSRA program consists of the Catalina (NSW), Goldfields (Victoria) and Capricorn (Queensland) Cups.

GSRA non members will score points at each race meeting but only the results of GSRA members will be recorded in the GSRA pointscore table. A competitor must be a financial member at the time of a meeting for those points to contribute to his/her championship score. Only paid-up GSRA members are eligible for the Championships.

CATEGORY and CAPACITY CLASS WINNERS:

Sa, Sb and Sc Category winners.

Capacity class winners within the Sa, Sb and Sc Categories as follows:

Saa under 2000cc Sab 2000cc and over
Sba under 1600cc Sbb 1600cc to 2000cc Sbc 2001cc to 3000cc Sbd over 3000cc
Sca under 2000cc Scb 2000cc to 2600cc Scc 2601cc to 3000cc Scd over 3000cc

DESIGNATED POINTSCORE ROUNDS:

The GSRA Committee will identify selected race meetings as pointscore rounds with ideally:

• Progressive grids being used whenever possible, and a minimum of three scratch races for each Group S category (Sa, Sb and Sc).


SCORING of RACES within a POINTSCORE ROUND:

Normally a minimum of three scratch races for each Group S categories (Sa, Sb and Sc) will be scheduled although scoring can accommodate variations in the number of Group S races as follows:

• Only one scratch race conducted - no points shall be scored from the round.

• Two scratch races conducted - a competitor's results from both races to count.

• Three scratch races conducted - a competitor's best two races to count.

• Four or more scratch races conducted - the fourth race and later races will not be scored - a competitor's results from the best two races from the first three races to count.

• For some events such as the HSRCA Group S ‘Enduro’ the GSRA committee may promulgate special pointscore rules.

SUMMARY - GSRA CATALINA CUP (NSW) POINTSCORE - 2018

• There are four Catalina Cup “home” meetings

• In addition a competitor may add the single (1) best scores from any “away” meeting

• Therefore a competitor may accrue points from a maximum of 5 meetings

• The best 4 of those 5 will count for the Catalina Cup

SUMMARY - GSRA GOLDFIELDS’ CUP (VIC) POINTSCORE - 2018

• There are four Goldfields' Cup “home” meetings

• In addition a competitor may add the single (1) best score from any “away” meeting

• Therefore a competitor may accrue points from a maximum of 5 meetings

• The best 4 of those 5 will count for the Goldfields’ Cup

SUMMARY - GSRA CAPRICORN CUP (QLD) POINTSCORE – 2018

• There are two Capricorn Cup “home” meetings

• In addition a competitor may add the single (1) best scores from any “away” meeting

• Therefore a competitor may accrue points from a maximum of 3 meetings

• The 3 meetings count for the Capricorn Cup


Notes:

• To score points in the Catalina, Goldfields or Capricorn Cups, a competitor must compete in at least one home event

• GSRA non members will score points at each race meeting but only the results of GSRA members will be recorded in the GSRA pointscore table

• Points will not be awarded to competitors reported by the eligibility officers for potentially performance-enhancing breaches

• Points will not be awarded to competitors disqualified (DNQ) from the meeting by race organisers. Competitors disqualified from the event shall be deemed to have not competed in the event.


SCORING of POINTS at a RACE:

Points will be awarded for each position in class as follows, based on the number of competitors in each class that start in each race.

Placing                           1st    2nd     3rd     4th   5th     6th

Number of Starters in Class
Six or more                    18      15      12       9       6       3
Five                                17      14      11       8       5
Four                               15      12        9       6
Three                             13      10        7      
Two                                11       8
One                                 9

All competitors finishing outside these points will be awarded 1 point. Although GSRA non members will score points for each position in class, those points will not be recorded in the GSRA annual pointscore table.


TROPHIES:

End of year trophies are at the discretion of the committee. The number of trophies presented in each capacity class and overall is not to exceed 50% of starters; so 2 or 3 starters means First only; 4 or 5 starters means First and Second only; 6 or more starters means First, Second and Third. In addition a minimum of 50 points is needed to receive a trophy.