SRX adjusts Knoxville race format – The Checkered Flag


The Tenting World SRX Collection has made some tweaks to the race format for Saturday’s grime race at Knoxville Raceway. Lots of the modifications come on the heels of the collection’ inaugural race at Stafford Speedway final week, which served as a guinea pig of kind as SRX evaluated fan feedback from the occasion and took them into consideration.

For starters, the 2 warmth races have been shortened from their unique fifteen-minute lengths to 12. Like at Stafford, a random draw units the beginning lineup for the primary warmth whereas the second relies on an inversion of Warmth #1’s outcomes. Nevertheless, the grid for the function will likely be based mostly on the typical end of the 2 heats moderately than simply the ending order of the second warmth, which raised some questions on drivers doubtlessly sandbagging stated qualifying race to have a greater beginning spot.

The function will likely be 50 laps lengthy moderately than the earlier 100. The Stafford race—which included the heats, breaks between classes, and delays to handle mechanical points—overshot the two-hour CBS time slot. Maybe exacerbating the matter is the truth that warning flags usually are not counted. It isn’t recognized if the modifications may even apply to the second grime race at Eldora Speedway on 26 June.

The collection additionally introduced slight aesthetic modifications corresponding to bigger quantity and driver names on the automobiles. To additional help recognition, drivers will stay in the identical automobile color for the total season moderately than the preliminary plan of switching between colors as automobiles are randomly assigned.

Collection co-founder Tony Stewart leads the full-time standings after being the best such finisher at Stafford in third. Doug Coby received the opener, and Brian Brown will take over the native automobile for Knoxville. Greg Biffle, who completed second, passes his Ringer automobile to Scott Bloomquist. Hailie Deegan will take over for full-timer Tony Kanaan attributable to scheduling conflicts.


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