The CalSpeed Driver Values from the 2015 season have been finalized, with a list of drivers and their values posted at the bottom of this page. These values aim to find what a driver is capable of in a Super Series event, and are calculated by averaging each drivers best three finishes, with adjustments made for running fewer races, or having a large variance in the results. These are used not only to help build Sport Class teams in our Machismo 12 Hour Endurance race, but also will be used to make teams for the 2016 Super Series season, as well as judge eligibility for the 2016 Sprint Series.
For the Machismo, which will be taking the green flag next weekend December 11-12, Sport Class teams must build their squads inside a set of ‘skill parameters’ which use the Driver Values as a guideline. This entry level class for the 12 hour contest has a skill cap of 275, with the team of drivers averaging 225 or less. This applies to regular CalSpeed drivers, with those drivers new to the CalSpeed ranks also seen in this class via their ‘rookie’ status. In fact, there is still time to form your own Machismo team, just follow the link HERE to register today!
As was mentioned before, these values will also be used to form the 3-driver squads for the 2016 Super Series Team Championship, which begins with the season opener on Saturday, January 9th (Register HERE). Looking to put together a team for next year? Here is the section on how to do so from the Official Rulebook for the Super Series; the full rulebook can be downloaded HERE.
18.104.22.168 Team Guidelines: Using results from previous seasons, each driver is assigned a driver value based on the average points total from their three best rounds (rookies and new drivers have no value, while some other values may be adjusted by CalSpeed if insufficient data is present). Teams must consist of three (3) drivers with their total value not exceeding 850. If a team includes a rookie (or other non-valued driver), then that team value may not exceed 625, while a team with two (2) or more rookie and/or non-valued drivers have no restrictions.
Lastly, the values are used to determine who is eligible to run in the 2016 Sprint Series, the ‘step ladder’ championship to the Super Series. Aimed at developing new drivers, and allowing them to learn how to race without having to compete with the seasoned veterans, the Sprint Series is the perfect venue for any driver looking to get started here at CalSpeed. All rookies and new drivers are welcome, and even drivers that have prior experience at CalSpeed can run, provided they are under the experience cap in place. This cap is a Driver Value of 275 to run the whole season, with drivers 276-325, as well as the previous season’s overall podium being eligible to run only two races during the season. The Sprint Series season opener will be Saturday, January 23rd, and is available for registration now, by following the link right HERE.
Below you will find values for drivers that ran most of the season in 2015, or are expected to run the full campaign in 2016. If you do not see your name and have run at CalSpeed prior, or have any questions at all, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will have a valued calculated for you. See you at the track!
|Don Diego Veloria||203|
|Jose da Silva||348|