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WISSOTA Unveils New National Point Structure
April 24, 2018
WISSOTA Auto Racing will unveil a new points system beginning with its 2018 season opener at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Saturday, May 5. “The new system will make the great racing seen in 2017 even better going into 2018,” one source said.
WISSOTA Unveils New National Point Structure

WISSOTA Auto Racing will unveil a new points system beginning with its 2018 season.

The first winner of the 2018 season in any Wollak Construction WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series presented by QA1 division has the opportunitiy to receive a maximum of 112 national points.

“In years past the heat races were not necessarily a good indicator as to the performance of a driver in the challenge series, but with the new system [the series] will have points that better reflect the drivers’ performances throughout the event,” WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series director Craig Sullivan said.

The points race will see quick changes in the on-track competitive environment. There are no changes to the "show-up" points or the number of shows that will be calculated into the national point totals for drivers. With some tracks starting as much as a month later than expected, WISSOTA expects to see the tightest points race to date.

“The new system will make the great racing seen in 2017 even better going into 2018,” WISSOTA Associate Executive Director Carson Gramm said. “I’m proud that our promoters were able to deliver a system that will continue to prove itself each week of the season. Our common goal of strengthening WISSOTA Auto Racing, and its member tracks, has become evident in this change.”

The new points system comes after the WISSOTA Annual Meeting. Held each November, the goal of the meeting is to hear feedback and make organizational changes to enhance safe and competitive dirt track racing.

The 2018 season features 20 events and will use the new national point system to determine the champion. One unique thing about the series is that they use passing points to determine the lineups. A driver accumulates passing points throughout the entire event, which are added to their total.

For a full breakdown of the 2018 WISSOTA Auto Racing point structure, visit www.wissota.org.