2024 RMVR Grid Bids for Kids

The Grid Bids for Kids is a frivolous, fun, goofy way to fundraise for pediatric cancer research by enabling donations to set the starting positions for the RMVR Race Against Kids’ Cancer “Fun’d Race” held on Saturday afternnon of the race weekend.

By making a tax-deductible donation to The Morgan Adams Foundation, you can move a driver up or down the starting grid.  Which means you can move any driver (including yourself) to the pole, or even push them to the back of the grid.

What is the “Fun’d Race”?

The “Fun’d Race” is the name RAKC has given to the traditional RMVR fun race. Unlike normal race sessions which assign the grid positions based on the results of the prior session’s finishing order, the Fun’d Race will use a “Grid Bid” donation system to assign the starting grid positions.  Like all fun races, the driver’s finish positions in the Fun’d Race do not affect their starting position in the normal races held later in the weekend.

How Does it Work?

PRELIMINARY STARTING GRID ORDER

  • We start with a preliminary grid order based on the driver’s seniority (membership) in RMVR – the longest standing member in the pole of each run group, and the newest member in the back.
  • We then apply the driver’s fundraising totals and resort the grid putting those drivers who have donated/raised funds ahead of all those those who have not.  This results in the highest fundraiser in the preliminary pole, and the newest non-fundraising driver in the back.

FINAL STARTING GRID ORDER  – USE GRID BIDS TO MOVE DRIVERS UP/DOWN THE GRID

  • This is where the fun starts!  In each run group, any driver can be moved in the grid order via Grid Bid donations which are used to override the preminary starting grid.  By making a Grid Bid donation, anyone can bump a driver all the way to the pole, all the way to the back of the grid, or somewhere in between.
  • When Grid Bids are made, they can be set to move the driver forward in the grid, or backwards in the grid.  This either adds to or subtracts from their total Grid Bids.
  • The driver with the highest net positive Grid Bid Total will sit in the pole for their run group.  The driver with the most net negative Grid Bid Total will be in the last spot on the grid.
  • The rest (middle) of the grid order is set in this order:
    1. Grid Bid Total – highest to lowest positve (greater than zero) total
    2. Sponsorship Total – highest to lowest non-zer0 total (with zero Grid Bids)
    3. Seniority – longest standing member to newest (with zero Grid Bids)
    4. Negative Grid Bid Total – least negative (less than zero) to most negative

When Can I Make a Grid Bid to Move a Driver?

You may make a Grid Bid donation to move a driver until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of that driver’s run group. For example, if you want to move a driver in run group 2, you have until 30 minutes prior to run group 2’s scheduled start time to make a Grid Bid donation in their honor.

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Grid Bids for Kids

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Bump a Driver Up/Down

The Grid Bids for Kids is a frivolous, fun, goofy way to shake free a few more donations for pediatric cancer research. We are using the Grid Bids for Kids as a creative way to assign the starting grid positions for each of the run groups for Saturday’s Fun’d Race at the Race Against Kids’ Cancer. By making a tax-deductible donation to The Morgan Adams Foundation, you can move a driver up or down the grid, move yourself to the pole, or give someone a gift by placing them on the pole position.

What is the “Fun’d Race”?

The Fun’d Race is the name RAKC has given to the traditional RMVR fun race. Unlike normal race sessions which assign the grid positions based on the results of the prior session’s finishing order, the Fun’d Race will use a “Grid Bid” donation system to assign the starting grid positions.  Like all fun races, the driver’s finish positions in the Fun’d Race do not affect their starting position in the normal races held later in the weekend.

When is the Fun’d Race?

This race is the second race for all run groups on the Saturday of the RAKC race weekend. It typically starts right after the lunch break.

How Does it Work?

  • Donations made on behalf of a driver can “bump” or move a driver’s position up or down the starting grid
  • Donations made to move a driver up the grid add to their bump total, and those made to move them down subtract from their bump total
  • In each run group, the drive with the highest positive bump total will be in the pole position and the one with the most negative total will be in the last position
  • The rest of the grid will be slotted based on this order:
    1. their positive/negative bump total
    2. their RAKC sponsorship total
    3. their seniority in RMVR (more senior ahead of less senior)
  • The starting grids will be locked 30 minties prior to each run group’s scheduled start time

How to Bump A Driver Down or Up The Grid

  1. Click the appropriate run group button or the Find A Driver button and then select the driver you want to bump
  2. Select how/where you want to move them (to the pole, to the back, up or down the grid)
  3. Select the amount you wish to donation ($25 increments)
  4. Optionally add a note for the driver
  5. Click the Add to Cart button
  6. You may repeat steps 1-5 to move multiple drivers
  7. Checkout

When Can I Make a Grid Bid to Bump a Driver?

You may make a donation to bump a driver until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of that driver’s run group. For example, if you want to bump a driver in run group 2, you have until 30 minutes prior to run group 2’s scheduled start time to bump them.

2024 Grid Bids for Kids