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2002 Schedule/Results
04/06/02 - Edgar Perez
05/25/02 - Bill Wilson
06/29/02 - Mike Carr
07/13/02 - Edgar Perez
07/27/02 - Rob Farley
08/17/02 - Bob Sebrowksi *
08/31/02 - Ralph Savarese
09/21/02 - Aaron Askenback
10/26/02 - Ellis Gray
11/02/02 - Ralph Savarese*
11/09/02 - Tom Dulski*
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* non-points race
2002 Schedule/Results
Quick 4
07/27/02 - Keith Brownlee
09/21/02 - Brian Miller
11/02/02 - Keith Brownlee
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2002 Event 10 winner Tom Dulski
2002 Event 10 winner Tom Dulski

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Frank Schear
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Official Final Top 10
1 Ralph Savarese 38 *
2 Edgar Perez 37 **
3 Rob Farley (r) 32 *
4 Aaron Askenback 28 *
5 Bill Wilson (r) 24 *
6 John Panuzzo 24
7 Bill Maloney 23
7 Vic Gandhi 23  
9 Jim Kovitch 22
10 Jack Schwarzwalder (r) 20
Complete Final Standings here
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2001 Cartek Corvette Challenge Drag Racing Series Rules

Since we cannot be sure when the last time was that you read these rules, please read them all.  The rules for participation are as follow:

The Car: Must be street legal Corvette.  Any year is fine.  DOT approved tires are preferred.
  • There will be NO electronics allowed.  This means no delay boxes, no shutter boxes, no two steps.  Anyone found using an electronic aiding device will be banned from running the Corvette Challenge for a 1 year period.  The items identified are not all-inclusive but are intended as samples of devices designed to give a drive an advantage over other drivers.
The Fees: Each driver will pay an entry fee to the track and that is all.  Unless of course you bring a spectator/pit crew member.  They will have to pay a pit crew fee which is about $10.
The Permanent Number: Each car must have a number assigned by the track on it to race.  A permanent number is required to be eligible for the points championship.  If you are new to the track, you will need to purchase a permanent racing number.  This number should be placed on your car either with shoe polish (available at the track) or with adhesive numbers (can be purchased at the track).  The fee for the number is only $2 and is good for the whole year.  Be sure and tell the gate attendant that you are there to race in the Corvette Challenge and will need a permanent number.  If you do not want to wait, Raceway Park has just put up a link to an application for a permanent number. Click here or Raceway Park permanent number application
The Safety: A helmet must be worn.  If you do not own one, you can rent one at the track for $3.00 and your license will be held until return of the helmet.  Drivers must wear long pants and a shirt with sleeves (except where a fire jacket is required) when on the track.  During the hot summer days many of use just wear shorts under gym pants and take off the gym pants between runs.  Then throw the gym pants on for the run.  Cars running faster than 12.00 seconds will require a rollbar and the driver to wear fire jacket.  Convertibles must have a rollbar if they run faster than 14.00 seconds.  (However if the convertible has a hardtop, it can run up to 12.00 without a rollbar.  If you have a C5, check out the new C5 hardtop from Smooth Line.  Additionally, if your car is required to have a rollbar, it is also required for the driver to wear a 3" wide 5-point safety harness and fire suit.  Keep in mind, we are a group of Corvette drivers having fun and the track has the right to impose any rule for the safety of the participants.  This paragraph is not intended to be a complete rules list but a guideline for those that are unfamiliar with drag racing rules.  In addition, rules can be read in on the race track web page at the link provided Raceway Park Drag Racing Rules.
The Race:
  • Starting Position and Driver Pairings:
    1st and 2nd round pairings will be determined by where you are in the staging lanes.  You will race the person next you.  One lane will be the left lane and the other will be the right. 
    3rd round pairing and on, will be determined by "The Ladder".  The ladder will done by the track.  You must see a track official or Corvette Challenge official to make sure you know what car you will race in these rounds. 
  • Bye Run:
    A bye run is basically a run in which only one car participates.  If we have an odd number of cars, there will be a bye run.  If the 1st Round bye run is needed, the last driver in the lanes will get the bye run.  If a bye run is needed in any run after the 1st up to the Semi-Finals, it will be awarded to the driver with the best Reaction Time in the previous round provided that the racer with the best Reaction Time did not have a bye in the any of the previous rounds.  If the best reaction time was had by a racer already receiving a bye, then the next best Reaction Time will get the bye.
  • Lane Choice:
    1st and 2nd rounds lane choice will be determined by which staging lane you enter. 
    3rd Round and on the drivers will determine lane choice by agreeing to a lane or a flip of a coin.  It is your responsibility to know what lane you are racing in before you leave the staging lanes.
  • Multi Car Drivers:
    A driver is able to compete in more than one car per event.  A separate tech card must be purchased for each car (entry fee).  If a car cannot make the "round call" and misses it's turn to race, it will be disqualified and it's opponent will receive a competition bye.
  • Multi Driver Cars:
    A car can be raced by more than one driver.  A separate tech card must be purchased for each driver (entry fee).  If a driver cannot make the "round call" and misses his/her turn to race, He/she will be disqualified and his/her opponent will receive a competition bye.
The Points: This is a Points Series.  This means we are racing for first place and a chance to win a BIG trophy and a racing jacket.  Please note, if a driver is competing with more than one car, each car must have it's own tech card (entry fee) and it's own permanent number.  If more than one driver is competing with one car, separate tech cards must be purchased to accrue points for each driver.  The points are earned as follows:
  • Staging Point
    A driver will be awarded 1 point for staging in the first round.  Basically you show up, you get a point.
  • Win Point
    The winner in each round will be awarded 1 point for that win.  For example, if you win two elimination rounds, you will be awarded 3 total points for the day, (1 for staging and 2 for winning twice).
  • Vacation Points
    In addition, we understand that you may not be able to make all of the events, so a ONE time only Vacation Point allotment of 2 points will be awarded when 1 event is missed due to vacation or other reason, provided the driver makes a request in person of either John Mackey or Dennis Kazimir at the next event.
  • Full Series Point
    Drivers that do make each of the 7 Events will be automatically awarded one (1) bonus point for the season.
The Weekly Trophies: Each week the winner of each race in the First Round will be awarded a Round Winner trophy.  In addition, the First Round winner with the best reaction time (closest to .500 without going under) will be awarded the Best Reaction Time trophy.  The Event winner and the Event runner up will be awarded an Event trophy
The Series Prizes: The Series Champion will receive a special Cartek Corvette Challenge Championship Trophy.  The top 5 finishers will be awarded a lovely racing jacket.
Final Rule Note: The above rules may not be all inclusive.  Circumstances can arise for which a rule needs to be modified or added.  Please make a habit of checking the rules page often so that you can be kept up to date on updates.  All final decisions will be made by the Corvette Challenge and Raceway Park officials.
What????? You don't know how to drag race? You don't have to worry.  There is a lot of help online.  On the navigator bar if you look at the links you will see links from some great bracket racing web sites.  If you prefer reading a book, Bracket Racing by Tony Sakkis is a very good book that explains everything about Bracket Racing and you can order online and get the best price here. Additionally, here is link that will help you understand how to Drag Race that was provided to us by a fellow racer in the West Coast who cannot participate in our Corvette Challenge but is participating by providing this write-up.  Thanks Beach Bum.

Last updated Tue, 07/14/09 09:14 PM

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