VINTON, Iowa – A fine-tuning of weekly line-up procedures has been announced for the 2021 IMCA race season.
Drivers will draw for heats on their first night, then are lined up by their most recent three-event point average for subsequent track point night shows at that track. Drivers who miss a week or weeks will not lose their point average.
“We had previously used a running average. The benefit of this new structure is that drivers are not penalized for missing a race night,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “Once a driver establishes a point average, they maintain it for the rest of the season based on their last three weekly events.”
Late Model drivers will continue drawing the first two nights.
In addition to opening night, tracks may now have one draw/redraw program for every four weekly races scheduled during the season. Those programs must be requested and pre-approved by IMCA.
“Both of these changes are excellent examples of our continuous efforts to adapt and provide the best weekly racing formats possible,” Root said. “Promoters and racers have spoken and we have listened.”