Format

Every Wednesday night, we’ll host two league races of tournament-style iRacing events comprised of up to three rounds, depending on the car count – a Qualifying Round, a Preliminary Round, and The Finals. Catch the action LIVE on DIRTVision!

NOTE: The Qualifying Round and Preliminary Round (if necessary, contested on Tuesday night) may be omitted, depending on the number of entries for a particular race. The sections below detail which event format will be used at which number of entries in a particular event.

Three-Round Race Program (96 TOTAL ENTRIES AND UP)

Round One: Qualifying Round 

  • Drivers will be placed into 24-car (max) fields with concurrent sessions. 
  • Each driver will take part in two (2) solo Qualifying laps and a Qualifying Feature.
  • Qualifying Features will be 30 laps. 
  • The top 12 drivers in each Qualifying Feature will transfer to Round Two. 
  • In the event of a tie, the fastest Qualifying Time will determine the tie breaker.

Round Two: Preliminary Shows

  • Drivers will be placed into one of two consecutive Preliminary Shows depending on total registrations.
  • Each driver will take part in 2 solo Qualifying laps to line up 10-lap Heat Races.
  • The total number of Heat Races will depend on the number of cars entered.
    • 120 transfers (10 Qualifiers) = 60 car fields, 6 Heats, top 3 advance to Feature
    • 108 transfers (9 Qualifiers) = 54 car fields, 6 Heats, top 3 advance
    • 96 transfers (8 Qualifiers) = 48 car fields, 5 Heats, top 4 advance
    • 84 transfers (7 Qualifiers) = 42 car fields, 5 Heats, top 4 advance
    • 72 transfers (6 Qualifiers) = 36 car fields, 4 Heats, top 5 advance
    • 60 transfers (5 Qualifiers) = 30 car fields, 3 Heats, top 6 advance
    • 48 transfers (4 Qualifiers) = 24 car fields, 3 Heats, top 6 advance
  • Non-qualified cars will be lined up into Last Chance Qualifiers
    • 108 or 120 transfers (9 or 10 Qualifiers)
      • E-Main (7-10th in Heats), 8 laps, top 6 transfer to back of D-Main
      • D-Main (6th in Heats), 10 laps, top 6 transfer to back of C-Main
      • C-Main (5th in Heats), 12 laps, top 6 transfer to back of Last Chance Showdown
      • Last Chance Showdown (4th in Heats), 14 laps, top 4 transfer to back of Feature
    • 84 or 96 transfers (7 or 8 Qualifiers)
      • D-Main (7th in Heats), 10 laps, top 6 transfer to back of C-Main
      • C-Main (6th in Heats), 12 laps, top 6 transfer to back of Last Chance Showdown
      • Last Chance Showdown (5th in Heats), 14 laps, top 4 transfer to back of Feature
    • 72 transfers (6 Qualifiers)
      • C-Main (7-9th in Heats), 10 laps, top 6 transfer to back of Last Chance Showdown
      • Last Chance Showdown (6th in Heats), 12 laps, top 4 transfer to back of Feature
    • 60 transfers (5 Qualifiers)
      • Last Chance Showdown (all non qualifiers), 12 laps, top 6 transfer to back of Feature
    • 48 transfers (4 Qualifiers) = NO LAST CHANCE QUALIFIERS
  • Following the Last Chance Qualifiers there will be a 5-minute warmup.
  • Drivers will run a 30-lap Preliminary Feature. The Top 12 from each Preliminary Feature will make The Finals. 

Round Three: The Finals

  • Each of the 24 drivers will take part in a 2-lap Qualifying session to line up the Feature.
  • The Final Feature will be 30-50 laps, depending on the car type. All finishing positions will be paid out according to the posted purse/payouts.

Two-Round Race Program (95-55 TOTAL ENTRIES)

Round One: Preliminary Shows
• Fields will randomly be split into two prelim groups, containing no more than 48 cars in either group.
• Drivers will run two (2) solo Qualifying laps to line up Heats
• Four (4) Heat races, top 4 transfer to Prelim Feature
• Two (2) Last Chance Showdowns, top 4 from each transfer to Prelim Feature
• Prelim Features will be 30 laps. The top 12 finishers will transfer to the Final Round.

Final Round
• The Final Round will consist of the top 12 finishers from each Prelim Show. Two (2) solo Qualifying laps will be given to set the Feature grid. 30-50 laps, depending on car type.

Two-Round Race Program (54-48 TOTAL ENTRIES)

One format of the following will occur, depending on the number of total entries.

Round One: Preliminary Shows
• Fields will randomly be split into two prelim groups, containing no more than 27 cars in either group.
• Drivers will run two (2) solo Qualifying laps to line up Heats
• Three (3) Heat races, top 6 transfer to Prelim Feature
• One (1) Last Chance Showdown, top 6 transfer to Prelim Feature
• Prelim Features will be 30 laps. The top 12 finishers will transfer to the Final Round.

Final Round
• The Final Round will consist of the top 12 finishers from each Prelim Show. Two (2) solo Qualifying laps will be given to set the Feature grid. 30-50 laps, depending on car type.

Single-Round Race Program (47 TOTAL ENTRIES OR LESS)

One format of the following will occur, depending on the number of total entries.

Singular Show (47-28 entries)
• All entrants will compete in the same show, just like a regular Saturday night short track racing program.
• Drivers will run two (2) solo Qualifying laps to line up Heats
• Four (4) Heat races, top 4 transfer to the Feature
• Two (2) Last Chance Showdowns, top 4 transfer from each to the Feature
• The Feature will be 30-50 laps, depending on the car type.

Singular Show (27 entries or less)
• All entrants will compete in the same show, just like a regular Saturday night short track racing program.
• Drivers will run two (2) solo Qualifying laps to line up Heats
• Three (3) Heat races, top 6 transfer to the Feature
• One (1) Last Chance Showdown, top 6 transfer to the Feature
• The Feature will be 30-50 laps, depending on the car type.