For Immediate Release
By Mike Swanger
An increase in the points fund for all four class’ of cars plus some other contingency’s will add to the competition level for the drivers at Wayne County Speedway with the new partnership with O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. “Every year we try to add money and contingency’s for our drivers that compete at WCS on a weekly basis,” commented track promoter Jason Flory. “With O’Reilly’s Auto Parts coming on board with the ‘Race to the Championship, we have been able to add some more dollars and items for the drivers,” added Flory.
This season, the winner of the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints will collect $3,000 for the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’, while the champion of the Malcuit’s Tavern Super Late Models will pocket $2,000. The McKenzie Concrete Super Stock champion will receive $1,000 and the JoyRide Transportation Mini Stock winner will get $500 plus the money for 7th through 10th place will be increased.
Each week of the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’, the feature winner in each class will draw a numbered ball 1 – 20, out of a bucket and whatever number is on the ball, the driver who finished in that position in the feature, will receive a pit pass for the next regular race at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’.
After the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ is over and the top ten drivers are set in all four class’, the fans will vote for their favorite driver in each class. The top three drivers will be chosen and at the Awards Banquet in November, one of those drivers out of each class will win a Wayne County Speedway custom fire suit gift certificate worth about $750.
The earning of points will be the same with a couple of additions this season. The feature winner will get 50 points while second gets 45 points and third place will collect 43 points as fourth place receives 41 points and fifth gets 39 points. Sixth place is worth 38 points and then it is one less point per position down to 20th place getting 24 points. For a driver who does not start or transfer into the feature from the last chance race will get 15 points. Also the All Star races for the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints and the World of Outlaw race for the Malcuit’s Tavern Super Late Models will receive 15 points for competing in those races.
The new additions to the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ points will see each heat winner getting three bonus points. Also this season, drivers will get attendance points. For each race night, the drivers will receive a point for each consecutive night of racing that will increase as the weeks go on. Starting with the sixth consecutive night of racing the driver will get two points up until the tenth night. Once a driver has 11 straight nights of racing, they will receive 3 points a night. If your class is not scheduled or if it’s an All Star race or a World of Outlaw race, those night will not count for or against the attendance points. If a driver misses a night of racing, they will have to go back to just like it is their first night of racing. For example, a driver races in the first 6 races and then misses the 7th night, they will have accumulated seven points but will have to go back to and start their consecutive streak over at one. Your car must make an appearance on the track, in running condition to get the points.
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