2015 Standard of Competition Rules/Qualifying

Monday, Mar. 2 2015

The 2015 competitor list is posted on the PPIHC website. The PPIHC shall be allowed to add to the field at its discretion (Section III – Jurisdiction & Administration, Part VIII, subsections 8.2.4 and 8.2.5).


At this time, the committee does not anticipate needing to cut the field to eliminate competitors to a “target” number.  However, there is a standard of competition that needs to be met and all competitors who are determined to be “measurably slower” than the field/division/class may be eliminated after qualifying.  Competitors should be reminded of the following rules which are stated in the 2015 rule book:


  • 2.5 The number of qualifiers for any division shall be established by the PPIHC Board of Directors, Staff, Race Director, Director of Competition, and Assistant to the Director of Competition. If the field is bigger than the target number, it will be trimmed beginning with the slowest vehicle in the field (or a particular division) until the field reaches the target number. The Director of Competition and Assistant to the Director of Competition may disqualify a vehicle completing a qualifying run for any reason including if it is measurably slower than other entries in the division. “Measurably slower” is any vehicle that is outside of 115% of the fastest qualifier within each division/class. If however, too many vehicles are eliminated by using the 115% rule, the field will be filled with the fastest vehicles outside of 115%.


Qualification times will be based on the competitor’s best time on the bottom section during qualifying held Wednesday, June 24 – Friday, June 26.   Please refer to the race week schedule for more information.


The final field for race day will be posted on Friday June 26th by 5:00pm.


Entry numbers are approximate and will fluctuate slightly as PPIHC is still reviewing applications.

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