I would like to introduce The RPM Racing League. Its something I am putting together for next year. Here is how it works:
The league follows the same setup as a bowling league. Autocross each week, earn points for your performance.
Teams will be made up of three people. A 'league' consists of four teams (12 people per league total).
There will be a variety of league times available throughout the week (morning, afternoon and evening). I may have a couple on Saturday morning as well.
Participants will use our cars... Mazda3 Hatchbacks (like Tom Miller's blue one). Each participant will get three or four runs (depending on length of course).
We will run the course one week, and then reverse it the next. The third week we will then go back to the original, etc. We use your fastest time in the first five weeks. In week six, we combine all of your runs to get your master score for the final week. Consider that your 'final exam'.
Drivers will be ranked on their team based on their performance-to-date. So, each team will have an A, B and C player. Each week the A drivers will compete against each other, B drivers against the other B drivers, etc... Points will be assessed based on how well you do. We will keep statistics for each driver and each team.
Right now we are offering a special price if you pay before October 31st, 2008. It will be $35 per week (per person) for the first 5 weeks. On week 6, you don't pay anything. The price goes up to $45 a week (per person) on November 1st. This is part of our initiative to raise the capital required to build our site.
I WILL HAVE MY OWN PERMANENT COURSE. I think it would be great to have autocrossers out there kicking things off. I would like to throw out a challenge though... if you autocross, then grab a couple of people who would be interested, but don't regularly autocross and form a team. There will be a lot of people in the leagues who haven't autocrossed before, so a stacked team wouldn't be as much fun. But if that is the only way you'd be interested, then BRING IT!
If anyone has any questions, let me know. I can guarantee you... it will be tons of fun.
Todd James - www.rpmchallengeusa.com