Sparkfun posted the rules and course walkthrough for the 2013 Sparkfun AVC.
For us ground vehicle folks the rules are rather different and it really changes up the strategy.
If you finish the course you get 300 points from which your time in seconds is subtracted. You get 25 points for every corner you pass.
Two bonuses are possible, the hoop from last year earning 50 points and a jump ramp for another 50 points.
Finally, every run counts towards your final score.
Speed is no longer king. Consistency, accuracy, and precision are.