Power Ranking

The Power Ranking System is a mathematical calculation developed to determine the order in which an Alternate rider should be selected to fill a vacancy in the final rosters for the Regional and National Championships. This calculation creates a number rounded up to the nearest thousandths based upon a riders' finishing position and the number of qualifying entries in the class. The higher the number a rider has based on this calculation, the better.

 

POWER RANKING CALCULATIONS

Power Ranking is calculated in two steps (see examples below):

  1. Finish position divided by number of riders in the class.
  2. Multiply the result of step (1) by 100 and then subtract 100. The number is rounded up to the nearest thousandths.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • A minimum of 50% of the guaranteed qualifying positions from each Regional will advance to the National, regardless of the rider's power ranking.
  • If a rider is disqualified at an Area Qualifier or Regional Championship event, an Alternate riders' power ranking will not be affected because the disqualified rider will still show up as a competitor in that class. However, all riders who finished below the disqualified rider will move up one (1) position at the event the rider was disqualified.
  • At an Area Qualifier the power ranking will be based upon the amount of riders attempting to qualify for the Regional Championship and not the total number of entries at the event. Check the Area Qualifier results on our website for the total number of riders attempting to qualify in your class.

 

POWER RANKING EXAMPLES

Here is an example of two riders trying to qualify for the Regional Championship from the Area Qualifier:

JOHNNY: Johnny attended the Northeast Area Qualifier and raced in the 250 "A" class. He finished 10th out of 65 riders that attempted to qualify for the class. Although he did not finish in an advancement position, he still pre-registers for the Regional Championship in hopes that he will be selected as an Alternate with a high power ranking. Based on the formula below, Johnny's power ranking is 84.6.

1.ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚  10 ƒ÷ 65 = 0.154
2.ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚  0.154 x 100 - 100 = 84.6

DAVID: David attended a different Northeast Area Qualifier and also raced in the 250 "A" class. He finished 9th out of 45 riders that attempted to qualify for the class. Although one spot shy of advancement to the Regional, he still pre-registers for the Regional Championship in hopes that he will be selected as an Alternate by having a higher power ranking. Based on the formula below, David's power ranking is not as good as Johnny's; therefore Johnny would be selected for the Northeast Regional Championship before David.

1.ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚  9 ƒ÷ 45 = 0.2
2.ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚  0.2 x 100 - 100 = 80

Here is an example of two riders at their respective Regional Championships hoping to be selected as an Alternate for the National:

ALEX: Alex attended the Northeast Regional Championship and raced in the Open "C" class. He finished 13th out of 64 riders that attempted to qualify. Although he did not finish in an advancement position, he still pre-registers for the National Championship in hopes that he will be selected as an Alternate. Based on the calculation, Alex's power ranking is 79.7.

1.ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚  13 ƒ÷ 64 = 0.203
2.ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚  0.203 x 100 - 100 = 79.7

THOMAS: Thomas attended the South Central Regional Championship and also raced in the Open "C" class. He finished 8th out of 55 riders that attempted to qualify. Although he did not finish in an advancement position, he still pre-registers for the National Championship in hopes that he will be selected as an Alternate. Based on the calculation, Thomas' power ranking is 85.5; therefore. Thomas would be selected for the National Championship before Alex.

1.ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚  8 ƒ÷ 55 = 0.145
2.ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚ ƒ‚  0.145 x 100 - 100 = 85.5