After much discussion and testing during Thursday practice nights, the BoD has decided to implement the following changes to our Sunday night racing. These changes affect the way in which we qualify, the method for determining the number of race laps, and the amount of time that will be allowed after the winner finishes their race.

**Qualifying Rules**
- Prior to the first race of each combo drivers must enter the race (press Check Mark button) but not enter the course.
- Once it is verified that all the drivers can see each other as entered into the race (each driver will have a number against their name), the host will give the instruction to start qualifying and the scorekeeper will be the first driver to exit pit road and begin their qualifying (drivers start qualifying by pressing the "enter course" button).
- Once the scorekeeper has begun his out lap and qualifying, all drivers lined up on pit road will leave pit road and create a sufficient, 5 seconds, gap to the car ahead and behind during the out lap.
- The host will then begin their out lap and qualifying.
- The host will be the last driver to begin their qualifying session.
- It is the responsibility of the behind driver to build the 5 second gap on the out lap.
- Once drivers have finished their hot lap, they should pull off the track and come to a complete stop in a location that will not distract any other drivers, including a potential second qualifying group.

Qualifying is not the race. If you get caught from behind during the qualifying session you must allow the driver to pass without incident or opposition.

**Method for Determining Race Laps**
Race laps will be determined by taking the average mid-division lap time and running as many laps as possible without going over 13 minutes. Example: If the average mid-division lap time is 1:45 the number of laps will be 7. The formula is more or less as follows: 780 seconds divided by lap time in seconds. We will take the whole number and drop anything past the decimal point and that is the number of laps. Under no circumstances will the average lap time multiplied by the number of laps give us a number greater than 780 seconds which is 13 minutes.

**Lobby Settings**
The race finish delay will now be set to 50 seconds.

These changes will be added to the SNAIL OLR P&G thread in their respective sections at some time today. All hosts will need to make the necessary changes to their room setup to allow for the new method of calculating race laps.

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