• The Great Race 2011 Rules and Regulations •

I. ADMINISTRATION

  1. Definition
    1. The Great Race National Event (HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS GREAT RACE); Great Race Regional Rallies; and VCRA
      Regional Rallies are automotive competitions based on precision driving and navigational skills in classic, antique, and
      vintage automobiles. The Events are timed, controlled-speed, endurance rallies—not top-speed races. Each vehicle must
      follow a prescribed common route while attempting to maintain assigned average speeds.
    2. These Event Regulations apply to the 2011 HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS GREAT RACE (hereafter GREAT RACE); and
      also to Regional Rallies presented by both Great Race and VCRA (generally three-day events), unless a Regulation is
      marked [GREAT RACE only], [Regional Rallies only], [VCRA Regional Rallies only], or [Great Race Regional Rallies only].
    3. [VCRA Regional Rallies only] VCRA is a not-for-profit entity that donates all proceeds to the Autism Society of America
      and/or other Autism Awareness or related programs in need.
    4. [GREAT RACE only] GREAT RACE is June 11 to June 17, 2011, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Bennington, Vermont.
      The competition is 7 Stages. The exact format of those Stages will be given in an Event Supplement. Those Stages will
      include the following:

      1. Stages 1 through 5 are qualifying Stages.
      2. Stages 8 and 9 are a two-Stage Championship Run.
      3. Winners are determined by scores calculated on time, as defined in I.H.3.
    5. [Regional Rallies only] The competition is usually three Stages.
  2. Organization
    1. GREAT RACE and each Great Race Regional Rally are conducted by Great Race, Chattanooga, Tennessee (hereafter
      Great Race), and shall be under the control of officials designated by the Great Race organization. Each VCRA Regional
      Rally is conducted by Vintage Rally Car Association, Incorporated, Grove, Oklahoma (hereafter VCRA), and shall be under
      the control of officials designated by VCRA.

      STAFF
      Director, Great Race – Corky Coker
      Assistant Director, Great Race – Wes Kliner
      Director of Cities/Entries, Great Race – Jeff Stumb
      Director of Competition, Great Race – John Classen
      Event Director, VCRA – Rex Gardner
      Course Graphics – Jeanne English
      Chief of Scoring, Great Race – John Schmidt
      Chief Technical Inspector, Great Race – Don Currie

    2. GREAT RACE and each Great Race Regional Rally and VCRA Regional Rally are governed by these regulations, and any
      Supplements issued thereto. Any roles additions, changes, or special conditions for any event will be posted in that event’s "Official Entry Form" and/or in an Event Supplement.
    3. Submission of a completed and signed Entry Form and a paid Entry fee, and starting the first Stage of GREAT RACE, a
      Great Race Regional Rally, or a VCRA Regional Rally constitutes acceptance by each competitor of these and any other
      roles or regulations governing the Event.
  3. Communications
    1. All inquiries for entry, press information, or sponsorship should be directed to:
      1. Great Race and Great Race Regional Rallies:
        www.Greatrace.com or info@Greatrace.com or 800-251-6336 extension 209
      2. VCRA Regional Rallies: Vintage Car Rally Association, Inc., 62001 E 327 Road, Grove, Oklahoma 74344
        www.vintagecarrally.com or rgard@groveemail.com or 918-801-2406
    2. Official notices (including daily results) will be posted in the evening event venue and/or at the morning start location.
      1. Contestants, Entrants, Sponsors, and Support Crews are responsible for observing all official notices posted in the
        evening event venue or at the morning start location.
      2. Great Race and VCRA will make all attempts to post official notices during the event no later than one-half hour prior
        to the official Stage start each day.
      3. A meeting of all participants, sponsors, and staff will be held prior to the start at a time and location to be announced in the
        Schedule of Events. Attendance by each entrant and all official competition and support crew members is mandatory.
      4. Course Instructions for each Stage are available to each team as specified in VII.B.2.
      5. Supplemental Regulations, Emergency Instructions, official notices, event information, and other written instructions may
        also be issued. Such information may be handed out with Course Instructions, posted in the evening event venue, at the
        morning start location, at an observation check point at any given place or time on the course, or made available after notice
        of availability is posted in the evening event venue or at the morning start location.
      6. Information which may be helpful, but not necessary to the competition, may be given orally. Oral information is always on
        an informal basis, and is not official. The Event Regulations, Event Supplements, and other written materials govern the
        Event and take precedence over any oral information or interpretation.
  4. Schedule of Events (Preliminary)
    1. A complete Schedule of Events will be given in an Event Supplement and posted on www.greatrace.com or
      www.vintagecarrally.com.

      [GREAT RACE only] Preliminary Schedule of Events
      Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10, 2011 – Registration, Vehicle Inspection, Rally School
      Saturday, June 11 – Official Start, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Stage 1
      Sunday, June 12 through Wednesday, June 15 – Stages 2-5
      Thursday, June 16 – Stage 6 (Championship Run)
      Friday, June 17 – Stage 7 (Championship Run); Grand Finish, Bennington


  5. [GREAT RACE only] Divisions: Each team will compete in Grand Championship Division or Expert Division or Sportsman Division
    or X-Cup Division. In addition, eligible teams may compete in Rookie Class (see I.F).

    1. Grand Championship Division: Any entering team may compete in the Grand Championship Division by selecting that
      Division on their Entry Form. The following persons must compete in Grand Championship Division: Any member of a
      team which has finished in first place in the final championship standings (all classes/divisions combined) on any previous
      Great Race or any VCRA National Event (Hemmings Challenge).
    2. Expert Division: Except for those teams required to compete in the Grand Championship Division as specified in I.E.1
      above, any entering team may compete in the Expert Division by selecting that Division on their Entry Form. The following
      persons must compete in Expert Division (unless they are required to compete in Grand Championship Division):

      1. Any member of a team which has finished in the top ten positions in the final championship standings (all
        classes/divisions combined) on any previous Great Race or any VCRA National Event (Hemmings Challenge).
      2. Any member of a team which has finished in the top ten positions in the final cumulative standings (all
        classes/divisions combined) on any Great Race from 1986 through 2002.
      3. Any person who has three times finished in the top five positions on any Great Race Stage (all classes/divisions
        combined) from 1986 through the present or on any VCRA National Event (Hemmings Challenge) Stage.
      4. Any competitor who, in the opinion of the Great Race Director or Director of Competition, is ineligible for Sportsman
        Division due to his or her qualifications as a rallyist
    3. Sportsman Division: All other teams may compete in Sportsman Division.
    4. X-Cup teams are qualified high-school/college/youth-group teams. X-Cup competitors are eligible for only X-Cup awards.
      The following persons may compete in the X-Cup:

      1. X-Cup drivers: Each driver must be either at least 21 years old and younger than 25 years old as of Stage 1; or an
        adult member of the team who is eligible for Sportsman Division (as defined in I.E.3) in Great Race Competition.
      2. X-Cup navigators: Each X-Cup navigator must be a member of the high-school/college/youth-group team, and be
        younger than 22 years old as of Stage 1.
  6. [GREAT RACE only] Rookie Class: In addition, any eligible team may compete in Rookie Class. In order to qualify for Rookie
    Class and be eligible for Rookie Awards, no vehicle occupant on any Stage may have been a contestant in any previous GREAT
    RACE or any VCRA National Event (Hemmings Challenge). No vehicle occupant on any Stage may have been a contestant on
    more than six Stages on any Great Race Regional Rallies and/or VCRA Regional Rallies, including GREAT RACE Tours, with the
    following exception: A person who has never run a GREAT RACE or VCRA Event may run all the Regional Rallies in the current
    competition year (from the previous July through the current GREAT RACE) and still be eligible for Rookie Class.
  7. [Regional Rallies only] Divisions and Classes: The class and divisions, if any, will be designated on the entry form(s) and Event
    Supplement(s). X-Cup teams are subject to I.E.4.
  8. Eligibility for Awards
    1. [GREAT RACE only] To be eligible for any Award a team must complete the 7-Stage competition in accordance with the
      following requirements:

      1. The competing vehicle must pass all required Technical Inspections.
      2. The competing vehicle must start Stage 1.
      3. The competing vehicle must start and finish the final Stage (Stage 7).
      4. The team must not be disqualified.
    2. [Regional Rallies only] To be eligible for any Award a team must complete the competition in accordance with the following
      requirements:

      1. The competing vehicle must pass all required Technical Inspections.
      2. The competing vehicle must start Stage 1.
      3. The competing vehicle must start and finish the final Stage.
      4. The team must not be disqualified.
    3. [GREAT RACE only] The Championship Standings are determined based on each Team’s Cumulative Score. A
      Cumulative Score for the Event (Grand Championship Score) is determined for each Team in the following manner:

      1. Grand Championship Division Teams: the total scores for all but the 3 worst of each team’s Legs on any of the
        Qualifying Stages (Stages 1-7), plus the total scores for the Championship Run (Stages 8 and 9).

        (Grand Championship Division Teams’ cumulative standings during the event will show one Leg discarded after Stage 3,
        another after Stage 4, and a third after Stage 5.)
      2. Expert Division Teams: the total scores for all but the 4 worst of each team’s Legs on any of the Qualifying Stages (Stages 1-7), plus the total scores for the Championship Run (Stages 8 and 9).

        (Expert Division Teams’ cumulative
        standings during the event will show one Leg discarded after Stage 2, another after Stage 3, a third after Stage 4,
        and a fourth after Stage 5.)
      3. Sportsman Division Teams: the total scores for all but the 5 worst of each team’s Legs on any of the Qualifying Stages (Stages 1-7), plus the total scores for the Championship Run (Stages 8 and 9).

        (Sportsman Division Teams’
        cumulative standings during the event will show one Leg discarded after Stage 1, another after Stage 2, a third after
        Stage 3, a fourth after Stage 4, and a fifth after Stage 5.)
      4. X-Cup Teams: the total scores for all but the 5 worst of each team’s Legs on any of the Qualifying Stages (Stages 1- 7), plus the total scores for the Championship Run (Stages 8 and 9).

        (X-Cup Division Teams’ cumulative standings
        during the event will show one Leg discarded after Stage 1, another after Stage 2, a third after Stage 3, a fourth after
        Stage 4, and a fifth after Stage 5.)

      5. An additional penalty, such as a DNF/FNS or others specified in V.E.3, can be one of the “legs” discarded on
        Qualifying Stages (Stages 1-7).
    4. [GREAT RACE only] Basis for Awards
      1. Grand Championship Division Awards, Expert Division Awards, and Sportsman Division Awards are based on
        Cumulative Score, as defined in I.H.3.
      2. Rookie Class Awards are based on Cumulative Score, as defined in I.H.3.

      3. Stage Awards (daily winners) are based on the day’s score with no legs discarded.
      4. Ace Awards are given for each Ace (perfect leg score of zero).
    5. [Regional Rallies only] Awards and prizes are generally, but not always, based on cumulative scores for all divisions and/or
      classes. Exact scoring methods will be posted prior to each event and will be reviewed at the event’s mandatory meeting.
    6. All competing vehicles and contestants are subject to search by GREAT RACE/VCRA officials at any time during the
      competition. Refusal to allow a search is cause for disqualification. A team found with illegal equipment is subject to the
      penalties specified in VI.B.3.
    7. Each entrant and his/her crew must comply with all roles, regulations, and supplemental regulations governing GREAT
      RACE and Regional Rallies.
    8. The winners of awards posted for other than timed competition are determined by an Awards Committee selected by Great
      Race or VCRA.
    9. If unexpected circumstances should prevent the completion of the Event as planned (i.e., major storms, natural disasters,
      etc.), Great Race or VCRA may alter or terminate the competition and award the posted prizes in a manner which, at its
      sole discretion, Great Race or VCRA feels is appropriate, equitable, and fair.
  9. Prizes and Awards
    1. Winners will receive prizes and awards after certification of the results by Event officials.
    2. Amounts, types, and distribution of prizes and awards will be announced.

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