CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED
FLASH EVENT AT TWIN STATE SPEEDWAY
After a comprehensive review of the “Flash” format, NASCAR has announced
changes effective for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Twin
State Speedway in Claremont (N.H.) Sunday, July 8.
The race, the seventh in the 16-race schedule, will be 100
laps in length. The 30-car field will be set through time trials and
twin heat races.
“After evaluating the first-ever NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
“Flash” event at Wall, we have decided to tweak the format for the
upcoming “Flash” event at Twin State Speedway,” said George Silbermann,
NASCAR managing director of racing operations. “These adjustments strive
to enhance the quality of the show, while maintaining overall goals and
objectives for growing the Tour.”
Qualifying will be as follows:
All cars will time trial. The top 20 percent of cars entered will be
locked into the feature, and will redraw for starting spots. For
example, if 40 cars are entered, the top eight cars in time trials will
advance to the feature and redraw for the first eight spots.
The remaining cars entered will be divided into twin 25-lap heat races.
The heat lineups will be set by qualifying lap time, with the odd
numbered qualifiers in one heat race and the even numbered in the other.
Cautions will not be counted for the heat race nor the first 50-laps of
the feature. Caution laps will be counted for scoring purposes for the
final 50 laps of the feature.
These changes will be in effect for the “Flash” event at Twin
State Speedway and will be assessed further prior to the season’s final
“Flash” event at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway Aug. 4.
Christley/NASCAR WMT PR
June 15, 2007