Rick Norris of Rick’s Jewelers has renewed the “Ring for the Queen” Challenge for 2017 to make it 11 years strong. This is one of the most unique and innovative programs ever held for the ET Racers at MDIR. A certified full one-carat ladies diamond solitaire ring (with a retail value of $9,600) is once again up for grabs in the Speed Unlimited ET Series – which is open for any racer to win in Top, Mod, and Junior Dragster
The challenge requires 6 Diamond Points to win. The cost of a certified full one-carat diamond solitaire ring has increased significantly over the last 10 years and Rick’s Jewelers has not cut back on this awesome ring in any way. A ring will be awarded each year. Should no one collect 6 Diamond Points before the last points race of the season the ring will be awarded to the racer with the most Diamond Points. If there is a tie of two or more racers with the most Diamond Points, then the points Tie Breaker system will be used to determine the winner.
Here’s how the program works. Every time a racer is perfect on either end of the track (.000 reaction time or dead on the dial with a zero) he/she will earn a Diamond Point. The first racer to earn 6 Diamond Points gets the ring – it’s that simple. So wives and girlfriends, get those guys to MDIR and tell them that YOU want that one-carat diamond solitaire ring. Or better yet, get behind the wheel and win it all by yourself. The diamond is already selected, in a vault for safe keeping and just waiting on you. The Rick’s Jewelers “Ring for the Queen” is just another gem in the Speed Unlimited ET series and another reason why MDIR is the place to race. Please be sure to thank Rick Norris at Rick’s Jewelers (located in California, MD) for his involvement in the Speed Unlimited ET Series.
• Program open to all Top ET, Mod ET, Motorcycle and Junior Dragster racers on points races only.
• For a run to be eligible, it must be a bogey or elimination run at a race that earns points toward the Speed Unlimited ET Series track championships. Any specialty race, such as Wildcard, Non-points earning races, Pit Bike Challenge etc. are not be eligible to earn Diamond points. For a bogey run to count (dead-on the dial and/or reaction time), you must be entered into the bogey – which is done in the lanes prior to your run.
• It will be the drivers responsibility to bring his/her time slip to the tower for confirmation of the perfect reaction or dial-in to receive a Diamond Point. This must be done the day of the race before the tower closes – no time slips will be accepted on a later date. There are absolutely no exceptions to this deadline.
• Once a Diamond Point has been confirmed, an asterisk will be placed by the drivers name on the points sheet, so all racers can keep track of everyone’s totals.
• The contest will run until a winner has been officially declared, regardless of time.
• A perfect reaction time and dead-on the dial does not have to happen on the same run to earn a Diamond Point. However, if a driver does make a perfect run with both a .000 reaction time and running dead-on the dial to the thousandth, he/she will earn two Diamond Points.
• Rick’s Jewelers will also customize the ring with any type of setting, band or additional stones at a discounted price.
• There is only one ring in this program (not a ring for each class). This ring will go to the first driver in any class who earns the five (6) Diamond Points required.
• Should no one collect 6 Diamond Points before the last points race of the season the ring will be awarded to the racer with the most Diamond Points.
• If there is a tie with two or more with the most Diamond Points then the points Tie Breaker system will be used to determine the winner.
Previous Rick’s Jewelers Ring for the Queen Champions!
2016 Brent Martin Top ET
2015 Mike Nelson Jr Top ET
2014 Robert Jones Top ET
2013 Brent Martin Top ET
2012 Robert Jones Top ET
2011 John Ziakas Top ET
2010 Ricky Nelson Top ET
2009 Jim Hanrahan Mod ET
2008 Tom Cable Top ET
2007 Nick Chiles Jr Dragster
2006 Tony Mattera Mod ET
2005 John Mattera Mod ET