Rules & Regulations
Game Concept: The Drag Racing Fantasy Sweep is a game of skill, and winners will be determined by the objective criteria set forth herein. From all eligible entries received, winners will be determined by the participant who uses his or her knowledge of the historical events surrounding NHRA Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Bike racing, including relative strengths and weaknesses, to accumulate the most points during the game terms as defined below. Game may not be used in any form of gambling. Game has no affiliation with the National Hot Rod Association and does not present itself as being licensed, sanctioned, approved or controlled by the NHRA.
Contest Term: Entries will be accepted for free Game play beginning February 1st, 2014 and ending on Thursday, November 14, 2014. Starting lineups for all eight drivers must be submitted no later than 12:00 Noon MST (Arizona) on the Friday of each NHRA National event weekend. In case of rescheduled race events, this deadline may be extended at the discretion of the commissioner. (See ‘Terms of Service’)
How to Enter: Entries can only be accepted after registration at theDrag Racing Fantasy Sweep Powered by Speed Sport website, at http://nationalspeedsportnews.com/fantasy-racing/. All fields must be completed on entry form; only one registration per person. Participants will be provided with a registration link to permit access to the website and Game play. In the event of a dispute about the identity of the entrant, entries made online will be declared made by the authorized password holder submitted at time of entry. The authorized password holder is defined as the living person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. After registration, participants can play the Game. Participants will use their password to enter the Members Only area to log in and change starting lineups each week and to review scores. By entering the Game participants grant Turn 3 Media LLC, Speed Sport Magazine, National Speed Sport News et al the right to use and publish their proper name online and in another other media in connection with the game.
Eligibility: Game is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC and Canada (excluding Puerto Rico and Quebec) 18 years of age or older at time of registration (if the age of a majority in a jurisdiction is different than 18, you must be of the age of majority within your jurisdiction to be eligible to receive a prize) with a valid internet e-mail address at time of registration. Void where prohibited or restricted by law; all federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Excluded residents may play, but WILL NOT be eligible to receive any prizes. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these rules and by the decision of the judges which shall be final and binding in all respects. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted except by Game sponsor, and Game sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value in the event that an advertised prize is unavailable. All prize winners may be required to submit valid identification to Game sponsor and to execute an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release within 10 days following attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and awarding of the prize to the entrant with the next highest score. All employees and immediate family members of Speed Sport Magazine, Turn 3 Media LLC, MotorSportsPromos LLC, its sponsors, and advertising, production, and fulfillment agencies are not eligible for prizes. Turn 3 Media LLC and/or MotorSportsPromos LLC are not responsible for lost, late or misdirected online entries, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a contestant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions. Turn 3 Media LLC and/or MotorSportsPromos LLC reserve the right to halt the Game at any time during the contest period for any reason. In the event that a scheduled race is canceled or preempted for any reason, no points will be awarded for that week for drivers on the affected teams. Turn 3 Media LLC and/or MotorSportsPromos LLC is not responsible for typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of this Game, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the winner or the distribution of the prizes. Turn 3 Media LLC and/or MotorSportsPromos LLC reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Game. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Turn 3 Media LLC and/or MotorSportsPromos LLC which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Game, Turn 3 Media LLC and/or MotorSportsPromos LLC reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Game. In such event, Turn 3 Media LLC and/or MotorSportsPromos LLC further reserves the right to award the Grand Prize(s) to the player(s) with the most points, as of the termination date. Speed Sport assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Turn 3 Media LLC and/or MotorSportsPromos LLC is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Game.
Cost to Enter and Participate: There is NO fee to enter and participate in the Drag Racing Fantasy Sweep. Membership allows the player to enter 8 (eight) drag racers for each of the weeks or rounds of Game play. Throughout the season, beginning prior to the first week or round of racing, and through the week prior to the last week or round of racing, players may change any or all starters for one week or round’s play. Players must submit starting drivers each week to earn points. Players must start at least one driver per series scheduled. Driver registration/lineups can be made prior to 12:00 AM MST (Arizona) on the day of each weekend’s first race.
How to Play: The game will follow the actual race results for the NHRA Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Motorcycles classes or series.
Players will register the names of eight pro class drivers, at least one driver per class, for all 24 national events and be awarded points according to actual race results. The player with the most points after each national event is recognized as the round’s “Top Dawg” Weekly Champion.
Game is divided into quarters. The one player who scores the most points per quarter is recognized as a Quarterly Champion.
At the end of the season the one player with the most cumulative points for the entire game period is recognized as the Season Points Champion.
At the end of the season the four players with the most cumulative points per class for the entire game period are recognized as Series Champions.
Tie-Breakers: Should a tie exist between two or more entrants for prizes the winner will be determined as the player or participant who has the higher cumulative score from all previous rounds of play per game season. If a tie persists, the team with the highest score for the round previous to that will be declared the winner, and so on, and so on, until a winner is determined. If the tie cannot be broken by previous round results, the player with the earliest registration date will be determined as the winner.
Weekly Entry Deadlines: Players can change their picks at anytime up to 12:00 p.m. MST (Arizona), or 2/3:00 p.m. ET, depending upon Daylight Savings Time, on the Friday of each NHRA national event weekend. At 12:00 p.m. MST or 2/3:00 p.m. ET on the Friday of each national, the site changes to show the player’s confirmed picks for that weekend’s race(s).
The Points System: Player’s drivers will earn points according to the same scoring system as used by the NHRA. Each Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Bike winner receives 100 points, the runner-up receives 80 points, the third round losers receive 60 points, the second round losers receive 40 points, and the first round losers receives 30 points. Qualifying points are also awarded; the fastest qualifier receives 8 points, the second-fastest qualifier receives 7 points, the third-fastest qualifier receives 6 points, the fourth-fastest qualifier receives 5 points; the fifth and sixth-fastest qualifiers receives 4 points, the seventh and eighth-fastest qualifiers receives 3 points, the ninth-through-twelfth fastest qualifiers receives 2 points, and the thirteenth through sixteenth-fastest qualifiers receives 1 point. Drivers also earn points for officially recognized national records and qualifying attempts but do not receive bonus qualifying points for best times per qualifying sessions.
Game Operators: The Drag Racing Fantasy Sweep is an official Fantasy Motorsports Franchise League™ game operated by MotorSportsPromos LLC, P.O. Box 12523, Tempe, Arizona 85284.
The Commissioner’s Office: An official standards and practices committee called The Commissioner’s Office has been established to govern the rules and play of the game. The Commissioner’s Office reserves the right to adjust any rule if such an adjustment best serves all competitors. The Commissioner’s Office also reserves the right to disqualify or refuse service to anyone if there is any evidence of tampering or manipulation.
Additional Rules and Regulations:Errors: In the event that you believe The Commissioner’s Office has made an error, it is the sole responsibility of you, the game participant, to inform The Commissioner’s Office within seven days of the end of the race week in which you believe the error occurred. All efforts will be made to correct the error; however the decision of The Commissioner’s Office is final.
Publicity: Game sponsor reserves the right to use entrant’s names for publicity. Winners automatically grant to sponsor the right to use their name and likeness in advertising and promotion of this event without further permission or compensation unless prohibited by law.
Schedule Changes: Game will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control, that may cause the cancellation of any NHRA national event. For any reason and without notice, sponsor and/or game operator reserve the right to cancel the game without compensation.
Gambling: Game may not be used for any form of gambling.
Additional Legal Disclaimers: No damage, loss, injury or responsibility is assumed by Turn 3 Media LLC or any subsidiary and/or affiliated company of any of the foregoing (collectively, the Released Parties) for any of the following: 1) Incomplete, late, lost, damaged or misdirected entries; 2) Any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Game; 3) any computer malfunction, bug, error, virus, or any other technical malfunction and/or problem; or 4) any use of the prizes. By participating in the Game, you (and if you are a minor, your legal guardians or parents) release and agree to hold harmless the released parties from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Game (including the software associated with it) or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries and losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Turn 3 Media reserves the right, at their own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Turn 3 Media LLC in asserting any available defenses. IF YOU ARE A MINOR, YOUR LEGAL GUARDIANS OR PARENTS FURTHER AGREE TO INDEMNIFY EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES DESCRIBED IN THE PRECEEDING TEXT WHICH MAY BE SUFFERED BY YOU. Speed Sport reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Game; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. ANY ATTEMPT BY A PLAYER / PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GAME IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, Turn 3 Media LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Terms of Service: Turn 3 Media LLC will act as League Commissioner and as such will retain the right as final authority on all matters relating to the Game. Turn 3 Media LLC will have the power to rule on all aspects of the Game including, but not limited to: League business, registered drivers, infractions of the rules and disputes among players/participants. The decisions of the Commissioner shall be final and irreversible. Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions, which take effect on the date you first use this site. Turn 3 Media LLC reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without notice and will post all changes online. You accept sole responsibility for reviewing information posted online in order to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this site after any and all changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified by the posted changes.
Ownership Guidelines: There are certain responsibilities that come along with owning a Drag Racing Fantasy Sweep team. When you create a team, you are responsible for that team. Any and all conduct associated with your franchise will be your responsibility, as it is your responsibility to keep track of all occurrences and changes within the sport so you can manage your team accordingly. It is your sole responsibility to make certain that you have registered your starting drivers prior to the cutoff date for each week or round. The Drag Racing Fantasy Sweep will not tolerate obscenities, vulgarity, harassment, or any other violation of the aforementioned terms of service. Violations of these terms of service can result in an initial warning communicated by e-mail or your removal from the league. By posting or submitting content to this site you grant Turn 3 Media LLC and its affiliates and licensees the right to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed, and promote the content in any form, anywhere and for any purpose; and warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content and that public posting and use of your content by Turn 3 Media LLC will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.
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