Competitors will be able to accumulate a maximum of 200 series points prior to the finals.

To be eligible for the title, a competitor must contest three of five events, including the finals.

Points accrued at the final event will then be added to the competitors capped points total to determine the champions in each bracket. In the event of a tie, the championship will be awarded to the the competitor who progressed through the most rounds of eliminations at the final event. In the event that this still leaves a tie, this would then settled by awarding to the competitor who performed better in relation to their class index or dial-in in their last round of racing.

For Queensland and New South Wales competitors, the requirement will be two local meets, plus one interstate event.

For those without a home state round (i.e. Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia), they must compete in the finals and two other events of their choice.

In the event of a round being cancelled due to weather, points will be awarded up to the position where racing stops, with each racer attempting to qualify receiving 20 points if no eliminations have been run.

A minimum of six competitors must attempt to qualify in order for the bracket to be contested, with only 20 points awarded to each entered competitor on fields that don’t meet the required number.

Brackets must also be contested at three of the five events in order to be eligible for championship status.

400 THUNDER SPORTSMAN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES DATES

Round 1 – Springmount Raceway – 1st October 2016
Round 2 – Sydney Dragway – 4th – 5th November 2016
Round 3 – Willowbank Raceway – 14th April 2017
Round 4 – Sydney Dragway – 5th – 6th May 2017
Finals – Willowbank Raceway – 8th – 11th June 2017

POINTS ALLOCATION

FIELD SIZE WIN R/UP SEMI QTR RND RND RND RND QUAL
65 – 128 100

90 80 70 60 50 40 30
20
33 – 64 100

90 80 70 60 50 40
20
17 – 32 100

90 80 70 60 50
20
9 – 16 100

90 80 70 60
20
5 – 8 100 90 80 70
20