3-week average sheet links:
have been a few questions about lineups for the features in recent
weeks. To asuage the concerns of a few drivers, I have decided to share
the forms I use to determine feature starting order within the invert.
To understand the invert fully, one needs to know:
1 heat = invert 5 cars
2 heats = invert 4 cars from each heat
3 heats = invert 3 cars from each heat
invert is lined up according to increasing 3-week average. This means
the lowest 3-week average goes first and the highest 3-week average
goes last. Wagner Speedway has an attendace rule that says drivers must
not miss two consecutive weeks if they wish to maintain their invert
position. This rule means that drivers qualifying for the invert, by
virtue of their heat finish, that have been absent for two
consecutive weeks will be placed at the rear of the invert. If there
are multiple cars in this same situation, they will be ordered
according to their heat finish. If their heat finish is identical, the
car from heat 1 will be placed infront of the car from heat 2.
process described above is done by hand. To facilitate and expedite
this process, I use the following forms. These forms are printed from
the SpeedNet program, using the drivers 3-week average.
The directions and support person from Speednet told me to only select our last three races when querying the computer for a 3-week average. Following their preferred method means a driver
attending 7/5, 6/28, 5/24 would not have the results from 5/24
included. Regardless of his finish on 5/24, it was a REALLY long time
ago. Most racers and most tracks don't find results a month old to be
relevant to the way a car is running now. That is the reason for only
including the last three race nights. When guys call/write to complain
and tell me that my calculations are incorrect, they are usually using old
driver receiving zero points for a feature (for a DNS or a DQ) does not
have a score reported to the 3-week average. This is a WISSOTA rule
(2.6.5 In the event a driver dies not participate in a B feature or
feature event, that night will not count toward the driver's three-week
point averge.) Their reasoning is that this keeps a driver from
benefitting from a DQ or just not racing due to a poor feature starting
are sorted by ascending 3-week averages. Highlighted drivers will be put
to the back of the invert, should they qualify for the invert. Any
drivers not on this list will be hand written on the bottom of the page
and put to the rear of the invert, should they qualify for the invert.
computer does the math for this average. If a driver has points for two
weeks and was absent in between his average will not be calculated
with a zero for the absent week.
points of: 25 - absent - 25
The calculation will be (25+25)/2 = 25
the zero were included in the calculation the results would be
drastically different. Look at Tracy Halouska below. With one race and
33 points, if there were two zeros included for the two weeks he was
absent, his average would be 11. The event dates in the far right
column determine the divisor for the average.