NES Defines New Weekly Points System, Starting Fields, & Purses

Date: 3/10/2011 7:45:03 PM

NES Defines New Weekly Points System, Starting Fields, & Purses

New Egypt, NJ – With the 2011 season right around the corner, New Egypt Speedway will be unveiling a new point system for all their weekly racing divisions.  The new point-scoring formula is designed to be more consistent and create less confusion when it comes to tallying the points earned on a weekly basis while also rewarding those in attendance.  The point system that had been in place the past decade mirrored that of the current DIRTcar point system.  The new calculation of points is almost along the lines of the recent change in NASCAR point system. 

The winner of each feature event will receive 50 points rather than the old format of 60.  Each position moving backwards will decrease by 1 point.  A 2nd place finish will earn 49 points, 3rd = 48 points and so on.  28th place will have earned 23 points in the modified division.   20 points will be awarded to all drivers in all divisions in attendance that made a legitimate attempt at qualifying and fail to do so on Saturday evenings.

There will be four races on the 2011 schedule that will carry ‘Show Up’ points.  The March 26- RoC Event, July 30-Friends of Mike Race, August 16-Midweek Modified Madness Show, and the October 15- Rocktoberfest program will all award all competitors who attempt to qualify, 20 points toward their 2011 point total.   At all four special events, drivers will draw for their starting positions in both the heat and feature races. 

The Modified starting lineup will consist of 28 cars as it did last year.  However, this year two of the four additional starting spots will be fully paid finishing positions.  The traditional six cars will transfer if three heat races have taken place.  If four heats are required, then five cars will qualify into the feature event.  On most nights, two consolations will be necessary therefore qualifying 4 cars out of each if three heats were run or 3 cars if four heats were run that night.

The remaining two starting positions will be based on a points provisional and fans choice.  The driver who is the highest in the point standings that has not qualified will be added to the feature.  A driver is allowed only one ‘Point Provisional’ throughout the year.  Every driver will be allotted two ‘Fan Provisionals” per year.  After the 27-car field is structured the fans will get to vote on who they want to see added to the feature that night.  Both Points and Fan provisionals will race less start money unless they finish in the top 12.

The conventional 24 car fields will preside in the Sportsman, Crate-1, Outlaws Stock, and Fastrak Late Model classes with the exception of the “Point Provisional” which will be added accordingly that race night.  Once again all drivers are granted one of these provisionals throughout the year and will be paid less the start money. 

The purse for both the Sportsman and Crate-1 classes will be increased anytime there are 35 or more cars entered in competition for that division that particular race meet.   The top 3 across the finish line will each earn an additional $100 on top of the normal purse structure. 

Saturday afternoon, March 26, New Egypt Speedway presents the Race of Champions Double Header ‘Cabin Fever’ program.  Headlining the show will be the 60-lap Modified event possibly paying $11,000 to the winner.  The RoC Sportsman will also battle it out for 40-laps for a possible $2,600 pay day.  Pit Gates open at 9:00 a.m. for ‘Early Bird’ Inspection.’   General Admission gates open at 2:00 p.m. with hot laps taking to the track at 3pm with the first race starting at 4pm. For more information, call the speedway office at (609)758-1900 or log on to


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