Originally Posted by Baja Dad
The one minute is pre staging
Your clock starts at 7:15.00
At 7:15.01 you are LATE! and your clock is running. and you should go to the back of the line.
No. You shouldn't go to the back of the line. If you're late to a start, you should go up and start. We don't want someone that's fast running over anyone in front of them. That doesn't make the race safer or more fun for either the on-time but slower people getting buzzed or the faster but late person fighting dust.
You'll get a penalty for missing your slot, that rule is new, but there's no "back of the line" rule or policy.
as for the start of Race Stages , if you show up early you get time penalties added to your card, If your late you add the Late time to your card.
Just for clarity for those new to the race, not to your CARD. Nothing goes on your card except the times. Penalties will be found in the printed and online scoring results, but just because your card doesn't show any penalties doesn't mean you don't have any. Actually, there isn't even room on your card for writing down penalties.