FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why isn't a particular organization included in the
An organization may not appear in the Organization list because it does not meet the criteria (see next question). It may be found in the detailed Organization List and when using the Search page.
What's the criteria for being included in the Organization
A sanctioning body is included in the list of Organizations when:
a) it is a commonly known, nationally recognized body that races at at least one track included in this site's listings, or,
b) it is a national representative of multiple regional auto clubs dedicated to a single auto manufacturer, and for which either the national body or at least one of it's member clubs sanctions events at at least one track included in this site's listings, or,
c) it is any organization that sanctions events at at least 10 tracks included in this site's listings, or,
d) it is a specific racing series for which all or nearly all events are televised nationally, and these events take place at least 5 tracks included in this site's listings, or,
e) it is a school that holds classes at 5 or more tracks included in this site's listings (giving the best opportunity for non-racers to gain first-hand experience at the greatest number of tracks)
What defines an Associate Organization? (included
in specific track details, the Organization List, and in Search)
An Associate Organization is any body that sanctions an event at at least one track included in this site's listings, and is:
a) not included in the main Organization list, or,
b) a body that is a member of a larger organization which is listed in the main Organization list (regardless of how many tracks are included in events sanctioned by the member club - but at least one)
c) a racing series that does not meet the criteria to be included in the main Organization list, but is noteworthy because it is either nationally recognized in its own right, or holds events at at least 5 tracks included in this site's listings
Why isn't a particular organization included in the
Associate Organization list?
If an organization is included in neither the Origanization list nor the Associate Organization list, it may be because of one of the following reasons:
a) the organization is/was not known by roadracetracks.com, yet meets the criteria for being included in the Organization list or in the Associate Organization list - this can be corrected by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and including the web-site address of the organization
b) the organization does not sanction events at at least one of the tracks included in this site's listings
c) the organization does not have a web-site to verify their sanctioning status at one of the tracks included in this site's listed or is not listed as a sanctioning body in the corresponding race track web site for which they claim to sanction events
Why isn't the Organization list ordered alphabetically
(what is the order?)
The order is: Organization preference over Associated Organizations, then sorted subjectively by importance of the sanctioning body. Within Associated Organizations the order is type of racing, then brief name of organization alphabetically. This order causes the most prominent road racing organizations to be listed first, which satisfies an objective of the site.
The brief name of an organization is often appended
with "All Series" - what does this mean?
An organization can sanction multiple series. If such an organization is chosen, the tracks that are shown reflect where all their series race (or have raced); tracks for specific series that the organization may sanction can be shown in isolation by selecting the specific series.
When I click on one state, or select a state from the
drop-down list, a different state is displayed - why?
For MS Internet Explorer users this may be because of a setting for your Temporary Internet Files. To promote performance, and reduce storage demands, several settings are available which cause your computer to try and match the page name you're visiting with the pages that are temporarily stored on your computer's hard-drive. If a match is found (given certain timing/session criteria) the page on your hard-drive is displayed instead of downloading the page over the internet. But for sites that dynamically build pages, the page name may be the same as a page stored on your computer's hard-drive, but the content of the page is different. You may not have realized that this is happening. There are many sites that dynamically build pages, and you may have been missing out on some important information. The fix is easy, and does not pose any sort of additional security risk (beyond the normal risks found by accessing any page over the internet). Simply click on "Tools" on your Internet Explorer menu bar, and select "Internet Options". Find and select the "Settings" button for "Temporary Internet Files". Click or check the option that checks for newer versions of stored paged on every visit to the page. Select "Ok" until you've exited "Internet Options" and then refresh the page on display. The problem should not reoccur.