- Darin McGrew
- Pine Head Legend
- Posts: 1746
- Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:23 pm
- Location: Mountain View, CA
For our local derby, everyone enters one car. Generally, all the cars are judged for design, and then all the cars race. The exceptions are truly exceptions. For example, a car entered after the judges have scored the designs might be allowed to race, but won't be eligible for the design competition. And a car that was too tall for the finish gate might be judged for the design competition, but might be excluded from the race (or might have to be caught by hand before it passes under the finish gate).
I've seen a regional derby that allowed cars to be entered only for design, but they still allowed only one entry per person. The "only for design" entries where more of a courtesy to the race organizers, so they didn't have to race cars that were known to be uncompetitive for speed.