2017 SWRRC Rules (pdf)
The purpose of the Southwest Road Racing Championship (SWRRC) Series is to provide and organize a Southwest Divisional Race Series for all competition licensed drivers of the Southwest Division of SCCA (SowDiv). The SWRRC points races will include all races that are within the Southwest Division and the newly established SCCA Southern Conference unless designated as a non-points race by the host Region.
1. Driver eligibility:
a. All SCCA licensed drivers with a region of record being one of the nine regions within Southwest Division of the SCCA including SowDiv Novice permit holders with completed school requirements.
b. Drivers must start a minimum of 3 SWRRC races during the championship season to be considered in the Championship standings. No exceptions will be made.
c. Drivers must maintain a SowDiv Region as their Region‐of‐Record at the time Championship points are earned.
2. Class eligibility: ALL National and Regional class cars approved within the SowDiv are eligible for the SWRRC Series.
3. All Southwest Division and Southern Conference Regionals, Restricted Regionals, Majors and Super Tour races that are run under SCCA Sanctions in the Southwest Division will be eligible for SWRRC points at the election of the Region or the Division/Conference. Only those races declared as SWRRC races will count for SWRRC points.
4. The final race of each SWRRC racing season will be a Double Points SWRRC race.
5. The SWRRC points report will be maintained at the Division level and the SWRRC is the only racing championship sponsored by the SCCA Southwest Division.
6. SWRRC Season: Each SWRRC race season will start with the first SWRRC race scheduled after the season ending SWRRC Double Points Race. The final SWRRC Double Points of each year will be held after the National Runoffs of each year at a Track and Date agreed upon by the racing regions and will be held in the last quarter of each calendar year.
7. A Double SWRRC race weekend will include a traditional qualifying session and race for each race group for each day.
8. Points will be awarded on the following basis for each race: 1st-24, 2nd-20, 3rd-17, 4th-15, 5th-14, 6th-13, 7th-12, 8th-11, 9th-10, 10th-9, 11th-8, 12th-7, 13th-6. 14th-5, 14th-5, 15th-4, 16th-3, 17th-2, 18th-1.
9. The organizers of a Single SWRRC race weekend will have the option to schedule Qualifying Races that will award 1⁄2 of the available race points (see schedule above) for the top 18 qualifiers in each class. If multiple qualifying races are scheduled, the qualifying points will be divided evenly between each qualifying race. The last Qualifying Race results prior to the Sunday SWRRC races will set the grid. The Sunday SWRRC race will pay the remaining 1⁄2 championship points available for the single race weekend.
10. Year-end total points for championship: Drivers count their 6 best points races of the regular championship-series season plus the year end SWRR Championship Double Points race. A maximum total of seven races will be counted for each class championship by each driver.
11. In the event of a tie for any position within the divisional championship, the tie breaker will be the driver with the most class wins during the championship season. If a second tie breaker is needed, this will be the driver with the most 2nd place finishes in the championship season.
12. Championship awards: SowDiv will provide year-end awards to the eligible drivers finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the year-end points for each class.
13. To be eligible for an SCCA National Runoffs invitation utilizing the SWRRC path, drivers must participate in a minimum of four declared SWRRC points races and be in the top three positions in class point standings for their respective class, except SM and SRF3, where the top 5 will be invited. Since the SWRRC Championship will not be concluded at the time of the Runoffs, invitations will be extended to drivers meeting the requirements at a time three weeks prior to the start of the Runoffs event. Drivers who qualify for the Runoffs through the SCCA Super Tour or Majors participation within any of the designated Conferences will be ignored when determining who is eligible for a Runoff invitation utilizing the SWRRC points standings. For example, if the top two drivers in class in the SWRRC qualify for the Runoffs based on their participation in the same class in the Southern Conference Super Tour/Majors series then the drivers who are in positions three, four and five would be eligible for Runoff invitations through the SWRRC path as long as they meet the participation guidelines.
14. Funding for Year-End Awards: For each non-Super Tour, designated SWRRC points race, the SowDiv will collect $5 per participating car based on the individual race sanction number from the organizing region. The host region will forward to the SowDiv treasurer, within 30-days of the race, a check for the required amount.
15. Administration of the program will be under the direction of the SowDiv Executive Steward and the SWRRC Committee. The members of the SWRRC committee will be the Official Race Chairs from each of the racing regions within the Division or as appointed and approved by each racing region that has sanctioned a Southwest Division race event in the previous year. An additional SWRRC committee At Large Member is to be elected or appointed by the SWRRC committee and will be the SWRRC Committee Chairman. The Executive Steward will vote only if needed as a tie breaking vote. The SWRRC will be responsible for reviewing and updating the SWRRC rules as needed and will coordinate race event scheduling within the Southwest Division.
16. The SowDiv Treasurer will be the SWRRC Treasurer.
17. The SowDiv Points Keeper will be the SWRRC Points Keeper.