Implement a Motorsports Preset.
I really want a Motorsports preset, and judging from the currently avaliable presets, its too much manipulating needed if i was to make such a thing work on my own. here is a description of how it could look and would work the most efficiently.
Matches are switched out with races/rallies. and we can define wether a league is racing a circuit race (racing in circles) or a Rally (Point A to B usually in the woods on different road surfaces)
Players are switched to drivers: in the drivers settings, you can set their nationality, the team they race for, what car they race, and specific for rally drivers, the option of adding the Co drivers name and nationality.
Arenas are switched to "Circuits" or "Rallies" depending on what Category your league is, and work as a section where you can
write a preview with some of the events history, the track layout (if its a circuit race) of what drivers can expect, etc. leave a link to the promoters website, what surface they predominantly will race on, previous winners,
The championship standings table shows the events in chronological order from first in the season to the last, depending on the date the event is contested, and shows points earned, rather than wins and losses, and you can configure how many events a league consist of, how many points are awarded for each position in each league, and specific to rally, an extra (optional) points category called "Power Stage Points" which in WRC means an extra 1, 2 or 3 points for winning the last stage of an event. this could just as easily be set the same way you add points on the soccer preset, one column is for regular points, and the other is for powerstage points.
for more specifics on at least how i would want such a thing to work, please do contact me on my Email! :)
Mark Stevenson commented
I'll fifth this. There's absolutely nothing available on the theme/plugin market for Wordpress for handling timed racing events. SportsPress is an elegant solution, but it's very difficult to configure for motorsports events where it isn't team vs. team or single player vs. single player. In races, you have team points and individual points, so being able to mix the two solutions somehow would be great, but it can't be done with SportsPress without significant modification.
I'm currently trying to (custom) setup sportspress for a local stock car&motorcycle track (league,"drivers" as "players") I can't even get simple equations to add RESULT points across a row of finishes!;Luckily I'm "retired"and can spend a week beating my head against what SHOULD be a simple spreadsheet function! GAAAAAH!
I would third this, would be extremely useful.
Michael Metzger commented
I agree, I'm making it work so far for a NASCAR based site, but there's a lot that even in name is not applicable. Such as "players" and not "drivers." Working on season stats as my events as it is too hard to make an event fit being a race result due to extreme number of teams (not 2 teams total vs each other).
is this up for any consideration? ive been tinkering blindly with Sportspress pro for over a year, the support ive received from Themeboy has been completely useless. and every time i think i got it down, something new pops up and im back to square one again.