How to report results for your races
After you add your race to the calendar, you can easily add results after it's finished. You may also see a notification on the page and receive an email reminder once the date has passed. You can use the links provided in the notifications or you can access the results form at any time using the button links on the topic front page.
Why report race results?
Reporting the results of your race is great for everyone. It keeps people interested in your races and events, plus it gives racers a history of their finishes, which is cool to see and look back on. Events that include reported results also get ranked and promoted a little higher within the web site.
How to report results
Just navigate to the race topic you posted and look for the Race Results button at the bottom of the first post, right next to the normal Edit button.
You can report 1st thru 5th place for a race. You don't have to provide all five, but you are encouraged to report the Top 3 if you can.
If you start typing in a racer name and that person is already a member of Redline Derby, you should choose their name from the list. Wins are tracked and accumlated over time for members only.
However, if you have a racer that is not already a RLD member, you may type in their name and it will be saved. (This does NOT create an account for them).
You may also paste in a YouTube video link for highlights and/or provide some commentary. All information you provide will be displayed on a special Race Review front page for the topic. This gives visitors a quick recap of the race, and then they may continue on to the normal thread as usual.
You are encouraged to provide some sort of race recap, even if it's just the top finishers. The more you can share, the better people will be able to understand what happened in your race.
You can add results to your race thread at anytime, so if you had a race that ended recently, you can go back and add results for the Race Review page. Give it a try!
See an example of a race with results filled in
What happens when you report results
When you submit results for a race, any RLD members in the Top 5 are given a stat for each 1st place win, each podium finish (Top 3), and each Top 5 finish. Those stats then appear on the member's profile page and in other locations on the web site.
Quick race results
If you have results for a completed race that wasn't previously posted to the calendar, you can use the quick race result reporting form.
Submitting results for a series
If your event is made up of more than one race/stage/track, aka a series, then you first need to decide if you want to report results for each stage or just for the event as a whole.
If you just want to report the final results of the whole series, then just follow the instructions above and you're done. You don't need to do anything differently.
If you do want to report results for each stage of a series, then you should create a new event topic for EACH STAGE. You would then use the instructions above to report results for each stage on their respectice topic post.
Lets say you're managing a series that has 3 stages on 3 different tracks. You would need to create 4 separate topics. One topic for the entire series (the parent), and then one new topic for each of the 3 stages (the children). A great example of all this would be the RLD Nationals. See how that host created topics for the event and each stage, along with results.
The steps for reporting results for any event/race/stage is always the same...just follow the instructions above.