3 Day Race Format -USAC Nationals Begins Today!
Matt Wood Racing & Promotions is excited to release the format for all three days the second running of the Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals. Nights one and two will be contested Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th leading up to Championship night on Sunday, July 10th. Nights 1 and 2 will feature a unique format that begins with each driver drawing and placing themselves into a group to qualify and race, followed by heat race inversions, last chance qualifiers, and finally big inversions for the A-Mains in both the midget division the non-wing 410 sprint car division. Championship night begins with heat races based on points accumulated from the two preliminary nights of racing placing competitors into heats to once again gain those valuable points and ends with a 40-lap feature for the non-wing sprint cars and the 100-lap main event for the midgets. “Our format will be similar to the one we ran for the inaugural Hangtown 100 and has been used for years at California’s premier event, the Trophy Cup”, stated event promoter Matt Wood. Wood went on to comment, “I have always wanted to bring midgets to Huset’s. Joining forces with USAC and getting a chance to host the USAC Nationals with the NOS Energy Drink National Midgets and AMSOIL National Sprint Cars at such a premier facility is every promoter’s dream.” Wood would like to thank track owner Tod Quiring and General Manager Doug Johnson for the opportunity to bring such an exciting event to one of the best and nicest facilities in America! Below are additional details and the complete event format. Follow @USACnationals on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest event updates. Visit USACnationals.com to purchase tickets, multi-day discounted packages, and camping. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!!
2022 Huset's USAC NATIONALS Midgets & Non-Wing Sprint Cars Format
Night 1 & 2
Pill draw to determine order of heat race selection.
Heat race placement selection (driver picks which heat to participate in and the order to qualify).
Qualifying: All cars qualify – 4-6 groups determined by heat race. Cars will qualify in the order picked by drivers. 36 points will be given for fast time in each group, and minus three points per position thereafter.
Heat Races (4-6 heats, depending on number of entries) – 10 laps each: Top 8 cars inverted in heats by qualifying points/time. 36 points will be given for first place, minus 3 points per position thereafter. Heat race winner (regardless of point total), and the two or three highest in total points (total points include qualifying and heat points) in each heat transfer to the night’s A-Main.
Heat Race transfers…
· If 4 Heats – 1st place and 3 highest in points transfer to A-Main.
· If 5 Heats – 1st place and 3 highest in points transfer to A-Main.
· If 6 Heats - 1st place and 2 highest in points transfer to A-Main.
All others to the night’s B-Main.
B-Main: Total points from heats used to line up B-Main. Top 8 in points inverted, with balance of B-Main cars lined up behind top 8 straight up.
· If 4 Heats – Top 8 finishers transfer to back of A-Main.
· If 5 Heats – Top 4 finishers transfer to back of A-Main.
· If 6 Heats – Top 6 finishers transfer to back of A-Main.
B-Main transfers start A-Main straight up behind cars that locked-in directly from heats.
B-Main non-transfers: 38 points awarded for first non-transfer minus 2 points for each position thereafter.
A-Main: 30 Laps, 24 Cars – Lock-ins from heat races, plus B-Main transfers. Pill draw to determine inversion (possible 0-12) of lock-ins. A-Main lock-ins will line up based on result of pill draw. B-Main transfers will line up behind heat race transfers straight up based on points. 100 points awarded to the A-Main first place finisher, minus 2 per position thereafter.
No Qualifying: Lineups based on total points from Night 1 & 2 (CUMULATIVE).
Heat Races (4-6 heats – 10 laps each): Top 8 cars inverted in heats. 36 points will be given for first place, and minus 3 points per position thereafter.
Total points will then be tallied to line up D, C, B, and A-Mains. Top 20 in points go to A-Main, positions 21-36 in points go to B-Main, positions 37-52 in points go to C-Main, and all others to D-Main.
D-Main: 10 Laps. Top 4 transfer to tail of C-Main. No points awarded.
C-Main: 15 Laps, 20 Cars. Top 4 transfer to tail of B-Main. No points awarded.
B-Main: 20 Laps, 20 Cars. Top 4 transfer to tail of A-Main. No points awarded.
A-Main: 40 laps Sprint Cars / 100 Laps Midgets, 24 Cars / possible 4 provisionals. Pill draw to determine inversion (possible 0-12). Top 12 in points inverted based on inversion pill draw, followed by next 8 in points lined straight up, followed by B-Main transfers 1-4. 150 points awarded for first place and minus 3 points per position thereafter. Yellow laps counted for first 50 laps.
Ties in overall points will revert to qualifying times.
Promoter reserves the right to add provisionals to the Championship Night A-Main.
Possible mandatory fuel stop between laps 40-50 of Midget Championship Night A-Main.