Explanation of Table:
There are 6 areas of competition in which teams must compete to receive their Overall Event Score. These categories are listed below. Each category is worth a certain percent of the overall score. The team who ranks first in each category receives full points for that category with each following rank receiving fewer and fewer points according to how many teams competed in the category.
Example: The Engineering Design category is worth 15%. Therefore the team that ranks 1st in this category gets the full 15 points. Since 17 schools competed in this category, 15 points /17 teams equals 0.88 and therefore 2nd place in this category receives 15 – 0.88 = 14.12 points. This scoring applies to all categories for which a team must give a presentation (Engineering Design, Community Outreach, Project Management & Marketing).
The Series Score is worth 35% of the Overall Score. In order to determine Series Ranking, the Series Total Points is calculated first by taking the World Finals IMS race points (determined by your race placement and number of karts competing, 1st place gets the number of points of how many karts competed) and then points are added for teams that attended Fall evGrand Prix events and Spring evGrand Prix Test & Tune events. Your Series Score determines your Series Rank. The team that ranks in first gets the full 35 points.
For Energy Efficiency, a team must have completed at least 80% of the race in order to rank. The Power & Energy Monitoring Device (“black box” or “physics box”) measures a kart’s power and energy consumption during a race. The energy consumed for each kart is divided by however many laps that kart competed in the race, which calculates a team’s energy consumed per lap. The lower this number the more efficient a kart is. Once again, teams are ranked according to most efficient kart/driver with first place receiving 15 points.
Series Placement – 35%
Energy Efficiency – 15%
Engineering Design – 15%
Project Management & Marketing – 15%
Community Outreach – 15%
Creative Design & Expression – 5%