Patent Number: 6,293,548

Title: Method and system for conducting races

Abstract: A method of conducting a racing competition among a plurality of racers comprising the steps of conducting qualifying races among the plurality of racers; awarding qualifying (Q) credits based on a predetermined formula and the results of each of the plurality of racers' qualifying races; arranging the racers in a reverse-qualifying order arrangement for the start of the race and assigning passing (P) credit values to the plurality of racers based on a predetermined formula and the racer's position in the reverse-qualifying starting order arrangement. The race is then started with the plurality of racers arranged in the reverse-qualifying order arrangement, the plurality of the racers are then awarded P credits during the course of the race based on a predetermined formula and the other racers each of the plurality of racers passes. At the finish of the race, the finish time and position of each of the plurality of racers is determined. Finishing (F) credits are then awarded to the plurality of racers finishing the race based a predetermined formula and the finish time and position of each of the plurality of racers. The race winner and order of finish is determined based on a predetermined formula and the amount of Q, P and F credits awarded to each of the plurality of racers.

Inventors: Swyers; John (Mansfield, MA), McGinnis; Patrick F. (Goleta, CA)

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International Classification: A63F 3/00 (20060101); A63K 1/00 (20060101); A63F 009/14 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018