Competitiors Info: Handicapping and Lineup

This information applies to weekly divisions (Late Model, Super Stock, Truck) during regular weekly events.

2013 WEEKLY DIVISION LINEUP SYSTEM

Qualifying Heats:

Starting position in qualifying heats will be based on a driver average of total accumulated feature race points of the last three races in which the driver competed. Note: If the driver has raced in only two events, then average is based on those two events only OR if the driver has competed in only one event then average is based on that event only.

In the event of a tie in average, most recent race for each competitor will be used to break the tie.

Drivers assessed Rookie status start at the back of Heat #1 and their feature for their first three starts.

Drivers who miss drivers meeting roll call, start scratch in the heat they would have been designated to.

On a driver’s first start of the season, they will start at the back of the second heat.

The handicapper will list the drivers ranked from lowest race points average down to highest race points averages (power rankings). The list will be split into heat races of approximately the same size.  If there is an uneven number of competitors, the second heat shall be the larger of the two.

Under a two heat race system, the drivers with the lowest averages will be heat race #1. The driver with the lowest points average will be on the pole of that heat with the other drivers filling in the remaining positions in the order they were ranked. The same approach will be taken for heat race #2 with drivers in that heat.  The driver with the best average is at the back of the ranked cars in heat race number #2.

NOTE: Delaware Speedway reserves the right to add additional heat races at official’s discretion.

Feature Race:

Heat Race Transfer positions: When there are 14 cars or less participating, heat one shall transfer four cars and heat two shall transfer six cars.  When 15 or more cars are participating, heat one shall transfer six cars and heat two shall transfer eight cars.

Note: drivers who do not finish their heat (fail to take checkered flag) or do not pass tech are not eligible for a transfer position.

Drivers finishing their heat in a transfer position will be reordered based on their power ranking from the start of the night.

The transferring cars from the first heat are placed at the front of the feature line up, in reverse order of power ranking (lowest rank to best).

The transfer cars from the second heat race are placed in the lineup after the transfer cars from heat race #1.  They are seeded in reverse order of power ranking (lowest to best).

The remaining cars (drivers who did not earn a transfer position) line up after the transfer cars in order of power ranking (best rank to worst).

Any car(s) that did not start the heat starts at the very end of the feature race lineup regardless of power ranking. (Indicated as a NS)

 

Curious how we used to do it?  Here’s the old 2012 system:

 

Qualifying Heats:

1.       Starting position in qualifying heats will be based on an driver average of total accumulated feature race points of the last three races in which the driver competed. Note: If the driver has raced in only two events, then average is based on those two events only OR if the driver has competed in only one event then average is based on that event only.

2.       In the event of a tie in average, most recent race for each competitor will be used to break the tie.

3.       Drivers assessed Rookie status start at the back of Heat #1 and their feature for their first three starts.

4.       Drivers who miss drivers meeting roll call, start scratch in the heat they would have been designated to.

5.       On a driver’s first start of the season, they will start at the back of the second heat.

6.       The handicapper will list the drivers ranked from lowest race points average down to highest race points averages. The list will be split into heat races of approximately the same size.  If there is an uneven number of competitors, the second heat shall be the larger of the two.

7.       Under a two heat race system, the drivers in the first half of the list will be heat race #1. The first driver in the list (with the lowest points average) will be on the pole of that heat with the other drivers filling in the remaining positions in the order they were ranked. The same approach will be taken for heat race #2 with drivers in that heat.

NOTE: Delaware Speedway reserves the right to add additional heat races at official’s discretion.

Feature Race:

1.       Starting positions in the feature race are based on the finishing positions from the qualifying heat races.

2.       When there are 14 cars or less participating, heat one shall transfer four cars and heat two shall transfer six cars.  When 15 or more cars are participating, heat one shall transfer six cars and heat two shall transfer eight cars.

3.       The transferring cars from the first heat are placed at the front of the feature line up, in reverse order of finish.

4.       The transfer cars from the second heat race are placed in the lineup after the transfer cars from heat race #1.  They are seeded in reverse order of how they finished.

5.       The remaining cars (drivers who finished outside the transfer positions) from heat 2 line up behind the transferred cars (in the order they finished), followed by the non-transfer cars from heat 1 in the order they finished.

6.       Any car(s) that did not start the heat starts at the very end of the feature race lineup. (Indicated as a NS)