Sunday, 21 March 2010
spit & sawdust off roading day.
The points system is quite complicated but worth publishing for future participants. The "gates" are made up of 2 bamboo canes placed in the ground,through which drivers must pass. Touching a stick is one point deducted.Running over a stick is 5 points deducted.Missing a gate entirely is 5 points deducted.Stopping is one point deducted.Rolling back or reversing is 3 points deducted,though stopping then reversing is a total of 3 points. So looking at the leader board one can appreciate the skill the top 6 have.The results are 2 races added together. Some participants in each race racked up 40 plus points plus times of over 5 minutes as they toppled over or got stuck.Its called a race because each participant is timed on a stop watch but the whole thing is done in slow motion.Most participants rarely exceeding 10 mph.
Posted by Mark Leavesley at Sunday, March 21, 2010