Rule 10.3.14 Judges

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Judges shall be utilized to observe the Sweepstakes races and to point out and rule on possible violations of the rules and regulations by the race participants.


Head Judge

A person shall be appointed by the Sweepstakes Chairman, with the approval of the Sweepstakes Advisor, to be the Head Judge of the Sweepstakes races. The duties of the Head Judge shall be as follows:


The Head Judge shall observe each heat while riding in the rear of the lead car, watching for fouls by or interference between the entries.

The Head Judge shall hear all protests and appeals by any entry or organization and gather all information available from other judges, officials, or race participants pertinent to those protests and appeals. The Head Judge may use a portable tape recorder in order to record verbal protests and appeals, for later review and consideration.

The Head Judge shall render the final decisions concerning all protests and appeals based on any information that he or she has gathered relative to those protests and appeals, and on his or her interpretation of these Rules, Regulations, and Procedures.

Approximately 30 minutes before the Sweepstakes races begin each day, the Head Judge shall assign the available course judges to various positions around the buggy course such that all portions of the races are observable by at least one course judge. The Head Judge should instruct the course judges concerning what to look for during the races and should provide each course judge with a copy of the race rules and regulations which are pertinent to what they will be observing. The recommended positions for the course judges around the buggy course are as follows:


• One judge on Hill 1 on the Lane 3 side of the course, halfway between the starting line and the Hill 1-2 Transition Zone.

• Two judges on Tech Street at the Hill 1-2 Transition Zone, one on each side of the course.

• Two judges on Schenley Drive just before the end of the lanes, one on each side of the course.

• One judge on Schenley Drive near the Westinghouse Memorial Pond.

• One judge on Schenley Drive near the end of the first transition on the buggy course.

• One judge on Schenley Drive near the Panther Hollow Bridge.

• One judge on Schenley Drive in front of the entrance to Phipps Conservatory, near the end of the second transition on the buggy course.

• One judge up on the base of the Edward Manning Bigelow monument in the middle of Schenley Drive near Phipps Conservatory.

• One judge on Schenley Drive near the chute flaggers at the beginning of the turn onto Frew Street .

• Two judges at the intersection of Schenley Drive and Frew Street, one on each side of the course.

• One judge on Frew Street, halfway between Schenley Drive and Scaife Hall.

• One judge on Frew Street near the driveway beside Scaife Hall.

• One judge on Frew Street, halfway between the driveway beside Scaife Hall and the Hill 3-4 Transition Zone.

• Two judges on Frew Street at the Hill 3-4 Transition Zone, one on each side of the course.

• One judge on Frew Street, halfway between the Hill 3-4 Transition Zone and the Hill 4-5 Transition Zone.

• Two judges on Frew Street at the Hill 4-5 Transition Zone, one on each side of the course.

• One judge on Frew Street, halfway between the Hill 4-5 Transition Zone and the finish line.

• Two judges on Frew Street at the finish line, one on each side of the course.


Assistant Head Judge

A person shall be appointed by the Sweepstakes Chairman, with the approval of the Sweepstakes Advisor, to be the Assistant Head Judge of the Sweepstakes races. The duties of the Assistant Head Judge shall be as follows:


• The Assistant Head Judge shall observe each race while riding in the follow car, watching for fouls by or interference between the competitors.

• The Assistant Head Judge shall ensure that only authorized people are permitted to ride in the follow car during each of the Sweepstakes races.

• The Assistant Head Judge shall assist the Head Judge with any of his or her duties, when so requested.


Course Judges

Each organization participating in the Sweepstakes races must provide two course judges for each day of Sweepstakes racing. These judges should be alumni of the organizations providing them. Course judges may also be members of the Carnegie Mellon University faculty and staff, as selected by Sweepstakes Advisor.

The course judges must report to the Head Judge approximately 30 minutes before the races are scheduled to begin on each day of Sweepstakes racing, so that they can be assigned to positions around the buggy course from where they should observe the Sweepstakes races. No course judge shall be permitted to provide information or comments on any heat in which an entry from the organization which provided that judge is competing. The duties of each course judge shall be as follows:


• Each course judge shall watch each Sweepstakes race from the location assigned to that course judge by the Head Judge.

• Each course judge shall watch for fouls by or interference between the competitors in each of the Sweepstakes races that he or she observes.

• Each course judge shall provide to the Head Judge, when so requested, any and all information that they may have, that might be pertinent to any alleged fouls or incidences of interference that may have occurred during any of the Sweepstakes races that they observed.