2020 Format/Rules:

Events will follow USAC rules and format unless otherwise noted in this document. All events are double headers (Saturday and Sunday).

Practice

The host track will be closed (member & non-member), at 12:01 am on Monday prior to the Duel in the Desert regional event. You may practice up to 12am on Monday prior to the event, depending on the hosted clubs schedule. (There may be a fee associated with the practice.) Contact the host track.

There will be practice Saturday morning the weekend of the event and will be controlled 3 minutes (we will stop the clock for all yellows and reds to ensure all drivers get 3 minutes). There will be no practice allowed Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

Fees

Race fees will be $45/car for each car, per event, at all Duel in the Desert Series tracks.

Parking

Parking will be managed by the host track. Reserved parking may be available for a fee at the discretion of the host track.

Fuel

Fuel will not be supplied by the hosting tracks. Fueling station information for the purchase of 89 octane fuel can be obtained by going to duelindesert25.com or to the individual tracks websites. Gasoline and methanol may be checked at various times throughout the event.

Pill Draw

At check-in, each driver will pill draw for their heat race position for each class in which they are registered.

Racing

There will be 1 heat and 1 main each race day. There will be no warm ups prior to racing.

There must be 3 cars to make a class except for rookies. If there are 1 or 2 cars, we will not race that class and entry fees will be refunded.

Tech Procedure

Top 2 main event finishers need to go to the designated impound area. At the conclusion of race day, a minimum of 3 classes will be randomly drawn for tech inspection.

Tech will be conducted at a designated area and only the following will be permitted access when tech is being conducted: Host Club’s Tech Director and his designees, Handler of car, Driver of car, one other person (i.e. engine builder), Duel in the Desert Representative, and Race Director. Regional tech decisions are final for regional points.

You must run the same right side tires for the entire weekend per class (heat/main Saturday and heat/main Sunday). No switching tires from one class to another (meaning, you can’t run your tires on your jr car on Saturday and the same exact set on your sr car on Sunday). Tires will be marked on Saturday after heats and those tires must run with that car for the rest of the weekend. Run any left side tires you want.

2020 Duel in the Desert Region Points

Points will be calculated based on a racer’s 8 of the 10 best races this season. There will be no points awarded for rookies but trophies will be given at each race.

All competitive classes will run a max of 12 cars in A-main. In the event a class has 13 or more cars, lower mains will run, with a max of 10 cars in the A-main

Rookie classes will run a max of 8 cars in A-main. In the event of 9 or more cars, separate A mains will be run.

Top 4 in lower mains transfer.

A – Main Race Points
1st …………………60, 2nd ……………….. 57, 3rd …………………54, 4th ………………… 51,
5th ………………… 48 6th …………………45, 7th …………………42, 8th …………………39, 9th …………………36, 10th ………………..33, 11th ………………. 31, 12th ………………..29,

B – Main Race Points
1st …………………0 – transfer, 2nd ……………….. 0 – transfer
3rd …………………0 – transfer, 4th ………………… 0 – transfer, 5th ………………… 25
6th …………………23, 7th …………………21, 8th …………………19
9th ………………… 17, 10th ………………..15 (alternate started)

With the exception of the class champion, there will be no tie-breakers. The tie-breaker for class champion will be based on the number of A-main wins. If there is still a tie after that, it will be based on the number of second place finishes, if a tie still exists then it will be based on third place finishes and subsequent finishes until there is no tie.

NOTE: No refunds for rainouts. Duel in the Desert Representatives will have final authority to make up races. Note: Points are based on the individual race. If race is half over, the race will count as timed out and drivers will receive points of their actual finish position. If less than half over, all drivers of rained out classes will receive first place points.

Rain Out points
1. Entire event rained out or any class that has not completed ALL Heat races (must be signed-in before event is called). Drivers in all class/divisions will be awarded 30 (thirty) points.
2. All Heat Races have been completed and A-Mains and Lower Mains rained out. A-Main drivers – awarded 45 points
B-Main drivers – awarded 21 points
C-Main or lower drivers – awarded 10 points.
3. Heat Races and Lower Mains have been completed and A-Mains are rained out. A-Main drivers – awarded 45 points.
4. All drivers that completed their events will receive the appropriate points as they finished.

End of Year Banquet/Championship Trophies

The series will do its best to host an end of year banquet with championship trophies.

If we don’t have enough cars to make a field (at least 3 cars), Duel in the Desert representatives have the right to not crown a champion.

Red and blue rookies are non competitive classes and do not earn points.