Format Unveiled for I-30 Speedways Non-Wing Short Track Nationals
Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 17, 2021) Little Rocks I-30 Speedway has long been a destination for winged Sprint Car fans chasing down the Short Track Nationals during the latter portion of each year.
Now, the high-banked Ό-mile clay oval offers up a derivative of the crown jewel event with the Inaugural Wingless Short Track Nationals presented by KNP Painting featuring the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Sprint Cars on Friday and Saturday, August 27-28.
The two-night tilt offers up $1,000-to-win and $200-to-start for the Friday night preliminary and then $5,000-to-win and $500-to-start for the Saturday night Wingless Short Track Nationals finale.
A $100 entry fee includes a two-day pit pass if paid by August 26. Late entry is $100 with no pit pass included.
The Friday card will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect to set the feature field.
Points accumulated on Friday night will set the Saturday night heat race lineups with more points on the line that will determine championship feature lineups.
Event points will be awarded as follows:
Friday Heat Races 1st 20, 2nd -18, 3rd 16, 4th 14th, etc.
Additionally, 0.5 points will be awarded for each heat race position gained and 0.3 points will be deducted for each position lost in heat race action.
A Feature Points: 1st 100, 2nd 95, 3rd 91, 4th 88, 5th 85, 6th 82, 7th 79, 8th 76, 9th 73, 10th 70, 11th 68, 12th 66, 13th 64, 14th 62, 15th -60, 16th 58th, 17th 56, 18th 54, 19th 52, 20th 50.
B Main Non-Transfers 1st 48, 2nd -46, 3rd 44, etc.
Saturday heat races will be lined up based upon point totals with a six-car invert in each heat race. Saturday heat points (1st 30, 2nd 27, 3rd 24, 4th 21, 5th 18, etc.) are added to preliminary night totals to determine balance of A Main and B Main(s) lineups.
The 600-cc Micro Sprints and Southern Outlaw Late Models will join in on the Friday portion with IMCA Modifieds, Dixon Road U-Pull-It Factory Stocks and Young Guns taking part in the Saturday card. Racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m. on both nights.
General admission is just $10 on Friday and then $20 on Saturday with children 12 and under admitted free compliments of Dove Plumbing. Pit passes are $30 each night.
With three wins to his credit thus far, Justin Zimmerman is the current ASCS Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car points leader with former USAC Silver Crown champion Paul White and the rookie trio of Mason Smith, Caden McCreary and Dalton Stevens filling out the current top five in points.
For more information regarding I-30 Speedways Wingless Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.