Rule 10.4.6 Rerun Races

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Any rerun races that are held shall be run in heats, with a maximum of three entries in each heat. The minimum number of rerun heats in each class of competition shall be determined by dividing the number of rerun entries by three and rounding up to the nearest whole number.


Heat Assignments

Heat assignments for rerun races shall be made by the Sweepstakes Chairman and the Safety Chairman. The purpose of the heat assignments is to help ensure that each heat of the rerun races has entries that are as far apart with respect to probable finishing times, as is possible, in order to reduce the chances of an accident during any of the rerun heats. The seeding order used to assign heats in the preliminary races shall be used as a guideline in assigning entries to heats for rerun races. Rerun race heats may be run with less than three entries each, if the Sweepstakes Chairman and the Safety Chairman, determine that the safety of those heats might be substantially increased by doing so. The method of assigning entries to heats for the rerun races shall be determined by the Sweepstakes Chairman and the Safety Chairman. Heat assignments shall be completed as soon as is practical after the preliminary races have ended.

No rerun heat shall have more than one entry from any single organization in it.


Lane Selection

After all rerun entries have been assigned to a heat, the lane that each entry will occupy on Hills 1 and 2 shall be chosen. The entry seeded highest before the preliminary heats shall choose first. The entry seeded next highest before the preliminary heats shall choose second, and so on until all of the rerun entries have chosen lanes. No rerun entry may choose a lane that is already occupied by a higher seeded rerun entry.

Lane selection shall be completed as soon as is practical after heat assignments have been made.