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EVENT INFO: DIRT OVAL 66 MIDGET JUNE 29, 2019

UPCOMING USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

 

DATE:

Saturday, June 29, 2019

 

SERIES:

USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship

 

TRACK:

Dirt Oval at Route 66 (Joliet, Illinois) – 3/8-mile dirt oval

 

EVENT:

“Summer Slash” featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship & Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

 

STARTING TIMES:

The parking lot opens at 3pm (Central), front gates at 3pm, pre-race party at 3pm and showtime at 7:30pm.  

 

TICKETS:

Ticket Info: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8634947/summer-slash-410-sprints-midgets-nascar-wknd-joliet-the-dirt-oval

Adult general admission tickets are $25, children general admission is $10, reserved adult tickets are $30, adult pit passes are $40 apiece and children pit passes are $10.

 

TRACK ADDRESS:

500 Speedway Blvd, Joliet, IL 60433

 

TRACK PHONE:

(815) 740-8000

 

TRACK WEBSITE:

https://www.dirtoval66.com/

 

MEDIA COVERAGE:

Watch LIVE on http://www.FloRacing.com/

Listen LIVE on the USAC app

Follow along with live updates on https://www.facebook.com/usacracing/ & https://twitter.com/USACNation

Live timing on the Race Monitor app

 

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USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT

Formats may be altered from base formats listed here at the discretion of the chief steward.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Two (2) laps to be run consecutively with the fastest lap counting as the official qualifying time.

 

HEAT RACES:

8 laps

8 starters per heat race

Cars finishing in positions 1-4 will transfer to the feature event if four heats are held. Cars finishing 1-5 will transfer if three heats are held.

Cars finishing in positions 5-8 will start in the semi-feature event if four heats are held. Cars finishing 6-8 will start in the semi-feature event if three heats are held.

 

HEAT #1:

4 Heats: Cars qualifying 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 25 and 29 will start behind invert.

3 Heats: Cars qualifying 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 19, 22 and 25 will start behind invert.

 

HEAT #2:

Cars qualifying 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 26 and 30 will start behind invert.

3 Heats: Cars qualifying 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 20, 23 and 26 will start behind invert.

 

HEAT #3:

Cars qualifying 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 27 and 31 will start behind invert.

3 Heats: Cars qualifying 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 21, 24 and 27 will start behind invert.

 

HEAT #4:

Cars qualifying 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 will start in inverted order. Cars qualifying 28 and 32 will start behind invert.

 

SEMI-FEATURE EVENT:

12-lap Race

Cars finishing in positions 5-8 in the heat races will be in the semi-feature event if four heats are held. Cars finishing in positions 6-8 in the heat races will be in the semi-feature if three heats are held.

Starting lineup will be determined by qualifying time.

4 Heats: Semi-feature event finishers 1-6 earn a spot in the feature event.

3 Heats: Semi-feature event finishers 1-7 earn a spot in the feature event.

 

FEATURE EVENT:

30-lap race

22 starting cars (not including earned provisionals)

4 Heats: Cars finishing in positions 1-4 in the heat races will be in the feature event. Cars finishing in positions 1-6 in the semi-feature will be in the feature event.

3 Heats: Cars finishing in positions 1-5 in the heat races will be in the feature event. Cars finishing in positions 1-7 in the semi-feature will be in the feature event.

Starting lineup: Starting positions determined by qualifying time, fastest at the front, with fastest six heat race transfers inverted in positions 1-6.

 

MIDGET TIRE RULES:

Right rear: SP2 or SP3

Left rear: D12 or harder

Right front: Hoosier

Left front: Hoosier

 

RACE OFFICIALS:

Chief Steward: Levi Jones

Race Director: Kirk Spridgeon

 

USAC MEMBERSHIP:

Must be a member to earn points

Must be a member to earn contingency awards

Member insurance is $200,000 excess medical

Visit www.usacracing.org for to apply for membership

 

USAC RADIO FREQUENCY:

464.5500

Mandatory Driver Radio is Required

 

MIDGET FEATURE POINTS/PURSE STRUCTURE:

POS.  PTS.   PURSE

1          70       $3000

2          67       $1500

3          64       $1000

4          61       $750

5          58       $600

6          55       $500

7          52       $450

8          49       $400

9          46       $375

10       43       $355

11       41       $325

12       39       $315

13       37       $305

14       35       $295

15       33       $290

16       31       $285

17       29       $280

18       27       $275

19       25       $275

20       23       $275

21       23       $275

22       23       $275

Non-Transfers: $100