2012 Point Distribution
Concept: To rank the northeast Modified drivers within a system that incorporates their weekly racing program. The idea allows drivers and spectators to follow the season-long standings among the best drivers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Drivers would have their ranking based on three criteria: (drivers must be entered by May 31st)
1) Weekly points earned at their home speedway between the dates of April 13th and September 3rd of 2012.
2)The number of teams that start the feature event at each home track race meet. Bonus points will be awarded based on higher starting fields.
3) A drivers BEST top 12 finishes during the course of this ranking period.
Weekly Point Distribution Amount Starting Field Bonuses
1. 60 15. 26 Average Starting Field - Bonus Amt.
2. 55 16. 24 26-28 cars 100 pts.
3. 50 17. 23 24-25 cars 90 pts.
4. 48 18. 22 22-23 cars 80 pts.
5. 46 19. 21 20-21 cars 70 pts.
6. 44 20. 20 15-19 cars 60 pts.
7. 42 21. 18 14 or below 40 pts.
8. 40 22. 16
9. 38 23. 14
10. 36 24. 12
11. 34 25. 11
12. 32 26. 10
13. 30 27. 10
14. 28 28. 10
* Please note that the starting field bonus points will only be awarded once (at the conclusion of the season long points based on season long starting field averages).
Each speedway may only count a maximum of 2 (two) nights of “twin 20” (multiple features in one night) races to meet the minimum 12 race count. If a track does not complete a minimum of 12 races their drivers will not be ranked in the overall title, however the will receive their home track tire incentives.
A track may count a maximum of 2 (two) midweek race events to meet their tally. Results of all midweek events must be faxed within 24 hours of the completion of that event. Midweek is defined as any race Monday-Thursday.
This point structure has been established to give every driver at all participating facilities a fair opportunity to compete for the overall title. The restrictions on twin events and mid-week races is to minimize the opportunity of one speedway hosting 35 race meets and another only able to complete 12. Please keep in mind this has been based on fairness to all participants and the spirit of the American Racer East Coast Modified Cup.
Should there be a tie for the overall championship at season’s end – the tie breaker will be the number of feature wins that a driver has earned at their “participating track” between April 13th and September 3rd of 2012.
Participating speedways must determine their two “mid week” and “twin events” that they want to utilize as part of the American Racer Cup. Prior notification is required in order for these “mid week” and “twin events” to count toward the overall point tally.
Bonus points will be awarded based on actual season long car counts. Example xyz Speedway averaged 25.889 cars starting per week. They would receive 90 bonus points based on an average field of 24-25. No car count average is rounded up for bonus points.