Semi-Final Elimination Round
Lane Choice - Lowest ET from the previous round has lane choice in each pairing. Run Order - Lowest ET from the previous round will select the pairing run order. 22.214.171.124
Final Elimination Round
Lane Choice - Lowest ET from the semi-final Elimination Round has lane choice. Additional Group 1 Elimination guidelines. If a competitor is unable to run in the designated pairing then that Elimination Round will be lost, unless the reason for missing the pairing is caused by a genuine problem. The Meeting Director shall determine the legitimacy of the problem. The team must advise the Meeting Director of the situation as soon as a potential problem occurs, not at the last minute. If the Meeting Director is convinced of the legitimacy of the problem then that pairing will be moved to the back of that round of Eliminations, but must still run within the time allocated to that bracket’s Elimination Round.
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Group 1 - Tournament
Based on Qualifying Times recorded, bracket qualifiers in Group 1 will be seeded in accordance with the appropriate ANDRA Group 1 Seeding Chart (1/8, 2/7, 3/6, 4/5, 1/16, 2/15, 3/14, 4/13, 5/12, 6/11, 7/10, 8/9 etc.). Broken qualifiers may be deleted from the field, and the bracket re-seeded using available reserves up until sixty (60) minutes before the first round of Eliminations.
Group 2, Group 3 and Group 4
Once brackets have been seeded in Groups 2, 3 and 4 they are not to be re-seeded. The procedure for a sixteen vehicle field in Groups 2, 3 and 4 (1/9, 2/10, 3/11, 4/12 etc.) is shown on the next page. Bye runs are awarded in progressive sequence in seeded fields. In a field size of nine for example, the three bye runs are allocated successively to the first, second and third qualifiers (or whoever beats them earlier in the cases of the second and third). This is achieved through the seeding process.