I think we can all agree that over the last couple of years, while we have more bigger named events such as CnC and various multiday rallys, not-YR official/non-pete organized events (open to all YR members) basically no longer exist. concurrent with my interest in karting/motorsport, I am going to put in efforts to organize a karting league for 2016 that is meant to be casual and all welcoming, yet semi-competitive to create an atmosphere that will be more engaging than just a handful of individual gatherings. I am going to use this thread as a feeler, along with talking to other motorsports friends who may not frequent here, to gauge level of interested to understand where I need to focus to make it happen.
The basis of this "league" is to have a handful of events spanning across a few months, with pre-determined schedule (as follow) so it won't creep up at the last minute to conflict with people's schedule. (notice how I am avoiding the end of most months, so I wont plan things for Feb 30th, or April 31st)
1/23/16 K1 Wilmington Track 1
2/13/16 F1 Boston - City Course
3/20/16 K1 Wilmington - Track 2
4/17/16 F1 Boston - Country Course
5/29/16 K1 Kingston
6/19/16 F1 Outdoors
Without a firm number of people who are participating, I expect the cost to be $80-$100/person, per event. K1 tends to be a little cheaper in general, we can realistically do events there for $60 or even $45/person, so I think it is safe to assume attending all of the races will cost ~$500, maybe a little bit less.
The aim is to create a more structured set up, where it would encourage people to attend more than 1 event over 6 months, but not mandatory to attend all of them. As such my thought is to have a points system that will carry over from race to race, roughly like the following:
Best 2 out of the first half of the races will count for the total, and best 2 out of the last half of the races will count for the total, with scoring for 1st: 9 pts, 2nd: 6 pts, 3rd: 4 pts, 4th: 3 pts, 5th: 2 pts, 6th, 1 pt. That way if you have to miss a few, its not going to make the whole thing un-appealing. Or if you are worried that people can get too competitive, there are "mulligans" so you are not down and out from the get go.
Ideally I can also somehow get this to be somewhat charity beneficial? If we can generate $5-10 per person per event, it will end up being a few hundred at the end of it all. Not the most crucial of element for me to make this whole thing happen in any case.
Would welcome any comments, constructive or not, cuz god knows I've provided a metric ton of non-useful comments through the years, now is your turn. But constructive comments would also be nice.