Call for Participation for 1999

Announcing the 1999 CART Pick12 (CART-P12) Competition. The Pick12 website (http://www.speedpick.com/Pick12) is now accepting entries for the 1999 competition. For newcomers the rules are attached, for everyone else, welcome back! To join,...

Announcing the 1999 CART Pick12 (CART-P12) Competition.

The Pick12 website (http://www.speedpick.com/Pick12) is now accepting entries for the 1999 competition. For newcomers the rules are attached, for everyone else, welcome back!

To join, just submit a pick.

Picks for the first race at Homestead race are due by 08:00:00 GMT Thursday March 18th 1999.

Pete Coe, Pick12 coordinator. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Speedpick CART Pick12 Rules & Information

What is the CART Pick12 contest?

Simple, it is a just-for-fun contest among CART racing fans on the Internet where each participant uses his/her knowledge of CART racing to predict how drivers will finish at each race in the PPG Cup CART World Series season. Each entry will be scored based on the results of each race. The key to success is one's knowledge of the sport, insider information, and most of all, luck! Keep in mind that the only thing that you win here is bragging rights.

Ok, How do I participate in the CART Pick12 contest?

Easy, just read and follow the rules carefully.

1. Before the qualifying period for each race begins, you must pick who do you think will take the pole, who will lead the most laps in the race and which drivers will finish in the top 12 positions.

2. Visit speedpick and move through the menu to the Pick12 area login form. There is no option for plain e-mail entries available anymore.

http://www.speedpick.com

You will be asked for your Name, and E-Mail address. These act as your Username and Password to the competition, so you should try and use the same combination throughout the season. Your name should of course not change through the season, but if you need to change your e-mail address, enter using the new combination, and the forms will guide you as to what you need to do.

The competition is only open to people with valid e-mail addresses. If you make an entry, and your confirmation e-mail bounces, your entry will be removed. The names of players who's e-mail bounces will be posted on the Pick12 Homepage - this is not a punishment, in the absence of a valid address, it is the only way I can contact you. You may re-submit your entry using a valid address.

NOTE: Although there's no limit on the number of participants that can enter the contest using the same e-mail address (you can have as many people as you want using your e-mail address), for the prizes, here are some important details to be aware of, as follows:

Just one entry per individual. The player name must be a full name that can be identified with picture ID when (if!) a prize is delivered.

3. Error handling procedure

1. If one or more of your picks is empty, you'll lose those potentially valuable points.

2. If the same driver's name appears more than once in your top 12 picks, only the first/highest occurrence will be scored. The other(s) will be treated as if no pick was supplied for that particular position (where it was repeated), thus loosing potentially valuable points.

4. Although the Pick12 server is located in California, entries times are based on UTC/Zulu/GMT. Picks are due by 08:00:00 UTC time of the Thursday (Wednesday for the Saturday races) preceding the race. This is so that those who have access to early practice and qualifying information won't have an unfair advantage over those who don't. The entry form will not allow you to make a late entry. So, hit the submit button by the entry time, or be refused entry.

The Races are as follows: Day Date Location Sunday March 21 Miami Metro-Dade Homestead, Fl., USA SaturdayApril 10 Motegi, Japan Sunday April 18 Long Beach, Ca., USA Sunday May 2 Nazareth, Pa., USA SaturdayMay 15 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil SaturdayMay 29 Madison, Ill., USA Sunday June 6 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wis., USA Sunday June 20 Portland, Ore., USA Sunday June 27 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Sunday July 11 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wis., USA Sunday July 18 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Sunday July 25 U.S. 500 Brooklyn, Mich., USA Sunday August 8 Detroit, Mich., USA Sunday August 15 Mid-Ohio Lexington, Ohio, USA Sunday August 22 Chicago, Ill, USA Sunday September 5 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Sunday September 12 Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey, Calif.,USA Sunday September 26 Houston, Texas, USA Sunday October 17 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Sunday October 31 Fontana, Calif., USA You will be allowed one roll-over, if you fail to make an entry for a race the competition will use the entry for the preceding race, but if that entry was also a roll-over, you will not be entered.

The entry form will parse, and confirm your entry, so you should always be guaranteed a legal pick. In addition, the entry system, will e-mail you a return receipt to confirm your entry to the race..

5. In the event of a rain-out at qualification time, the starting lineup for the race will be placed on the grid according to the current points standings or practice standings. If this occurs, all Pick12 entrants will receive zero points for their pole pick for that race. The race will be scored solely on the first 12 places picks and Most Laps Led pick.

6. Players score points for each race based on how well their picks match the actual race results. For each driver that you pick, you will score points based on where the driver finished compared to where you predicted he would finish, note that only if the driver finishes in the top 12 you will score points, if it finishes 13th or lower you won't get any points at all. Scoring goes like this:

Correctly predicted the pole winner 5 points Correctly predicted the most laps leader 5 points driver finished exactly where predicted 20 points driver finished 1 place off from where predicted 16 points driver finished 2 places off from where predicted 14 points driver finished 3 places off from where predicted 12 points driver finished 4 places off from where predicted 10 points driver finished 5 places off from where predicted 8 points driver finished 6 places off from where predicted 6 points driver finished 7 places off from where predicted 5 points driver finished 8 places off from where predicted 4 points driver finished 9 places off from where predicted 3 points driver finished 10 places off from where predicted 2 points driver finished 11 places off from where predicted 1 point driver didn't finish in the top 12 0 points

Now for the interesting part, the points you get as specified above will then be multiplied by a determined number (called multiplier or weight) to give more emphasis/importance/weight to the top picks.

The multipliers work as follows:

pole: points awarded as above x 8 lap leader: points awarded as above x 8 1st place: points awarded as above x 12 2nd place: points awarded as above x 11 3rd place: points awarded as above x 10 4th place: points awarded as above x 9 5th place: points awarded as above x 8 6th place: points awarded as above x 7 7th place: points awarded as above x 6 8th place: points awarded as above x 5 9th place: points awarded as above x 4 10th place: points awarded as above x 3 11th place: points awarded as above x 2 12th place: points awarded as above ----------------------------------------- Maximum points possible: 1650

Your total score for a race is the sum of the points scored for each driver in your entry.

If a driver finishes lower than you predicted, the multiplier is the one for the real finishing position (not the place you predicted); if he finishes higher than predicted, the multiplier is the one for your predicted finishing position.

For example, if you picked Paul Tracy to finish 3rd and he finished 3rd, you would score 20x10 points (20 because he finished exactly where you predicted and 10 because that's the multiplier for 3rd position, where you put him in your entry). On the other hand, if you picked Paul Tracy to finish 3rd and he finished 1st, you would score 14x10 points (14 because he finished 2 places off of where you predicted and 10 because that's the multiplier for 3rd position, where you put him in your entry). If you picked him to finish 3rd, and he really finished 5th, you would score 14x8 (Again, 14 for finishing two places of where you picked, and then 8 for the multiplier for 5th place). This is so that an incorrect pick does not score more than a correct one.

After each race, SpeedPick will post various scoring reports to the web pages.

Individual players will also be sent an e-mail that summarizes their score for that race.

7. Should we have any ties at any given event and/or at the end of the season, tie-breakers will be handled in the following order until the ties are broken:

1. Highest number of picks on position for the season (including pole and most laps led picks)

2. Highest number of picks that scored for the season (including pole and most laps led picks)

3. Highest event score (from any single event)

4. If there's still a tie at this point (there's always the chance that the picks were identical), it will be treated as an overall tie.

8. The CART Pick12 Champion will be the player who scores the most total points over the season. All races will count for the total. Any questions, ideas, suggestions, criticism, etc. can be sent comments to the feedback e-mail on our welcome page.

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