The BoD has determined that Friday night will be a night reserved for SNAIL racing which will include the SNAIL Invitational along with other forms of racing that don't necessarily have the need to run on a weekly basis.
This night could also be used as a testing ground for potentially new series under the SNAIL umbrella. Basically, if someone wants to run a race on a Friday night, they can request an open date and run their race. It can be any type of racing or event. Some examples of previously used events that already have a structure in place would be Cat and Mouse, Oval Racing, and Index Racing.
Here are the steps you must take in order to reserve a date for an event.
1. You must have a concept in place. This means you need to have cars, tracks, and other rules and regulations figured out. You can't just say, "I want to have a multi-class race night" and expect to get a date.
2. You must present your concept to the BoD for approval. (BoD members are as follows: @zer05ive @CoachMK21 @Rednose58 @MajorBlixem @JLBowler @nmcp1 @SAMHAIN85 )
3. Once you have BoD approval, you should start a thread for your event. This thread will serve as the location from which you run your event so the first couple of posts should include rules and regulations along with space for a drivers list and anything else you may need to run your event. If you started with an "interest check thread" (see below), you may use that thread for your event.
4. Once you have developed a roster of drivers, you need to reserve a date for your event. This can be done by asking the BoD for any open date. At this point, your concept already has BoD approval so any open date will, in all probability, be given to you.
"Interest Check Threads" - Let's say that you have a basic idea and want some input from other members to flesh out the details. This would be the purpose for an interest check thread. If you want an interest check thread for an event that you are working on, you will need BoD approval. Simply start a conversation with the BoD (members listed above) and state your idea and that you would like an interest check thread. If approved, you may create your interest check thread. Once you have the foundation for an event, you may return to step one of the above process.
This thread will remain locked to further replies. Posts for events will be added so all the rules and regulations for events are in one place.
If you wish to sign up for any of these events, you will need to visit the dedicated thread (which will be linked from the schedule and the rules post in this thread) for that event and follow whatever process they have for registration. Usually that process involves posting in the thread and maybe selecting a car or a number.
Anyone wanting to bring back a previously existing series as an event should check with the original owner of the series and ask their permission to use their idea. Many of these old series can be found in the SNAIL archive.