2016 COMPETITION FORMAT Event #13 MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY OCTOBERFAST ‘150’ Ferris Mowers Race of Champions fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels Mahoning Valley Speedway, Lehighton, Pennsylvania Saturday, October 22, 2016 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016)
Saturday October 22 10:00 am Pit Gates Open 11:00am – 2:00pm Paid Practicce ($25 per car) 11:15 am Early Inspection Begins 12:00 pm (noon) Tire Sales Begin 2:15 pm Ferris Mowers Race of Champions fueled by Sunoco Driver’s Meeting (Race of Champions Hauler) 2:30 pm Practice Begins (Practice by division – 2 rounds each) 4:00 pm Green – White – Checker Timed Hot Lap Session to establish Heat Race Line Ups 4:20 pm Opening Ceremonies 4:30 pm Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Qualifying Races (10-laps) Followed By: Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series B-Main (if necessary 12-laps) Followed By: Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series A-Main (150-laps)
Note: If any competitor must introduce a backup car any time after qualifying, the competitor must relinquish any earned qualifying position and start from the rear of the field for any race in which the backup car is introduced into competition.
Tires; Only the “Hoosier” M30, M20 and 2020 (stagger tire) will be permitted for this Race of Champions Asphalt Modified event. The tires used for Qualifying must be purchased at the event and will be introduced at the start of the green-white-checker timed hot lap session. The tires must be used on the car during the timed hot lap session, the qualifying race and the feature. In the event a competitor must qualify through a B-Main, that competitor may use another scuff set of tires that will be marked prior to the B-Main. If that competitor qualifies, they must start the feature on their original qualifying tires. For this event, one (1) additional “Change Tire” will be permitted for competition. The “Change Tire” will only be permitted to be introduced during the feature event after the car has completed one green flag lap and concluding at the completion of lap 125. Only damaged tires as determined by Race of Champions Officials will be permitted to be changed after the completion of lap 125. For any additional tire changes, only tires that are flat or damaged severely as determined by Race of Champions Officials will be permitted to be changed. Any additional changed tire must be approved by Race of Champions Officials.
All cars must participate in the Timed Hot Lap session in race trim.
Please note: Grilles: a.) The grille air intake housing at the radiator must maintain a rectangular shape across the front of the nose with the opening being at least as wide as it is high and covering a minimum of 130 square inches. Only a single layer of screen wire, with a minimum 1/4 inch by 1/4-inch opening, will be permitted in the opening to allow for proper cooling. b.) Only metal grille air intake housings will be permitted. c.) Horizontal or flat air deflectors must not extend past the outer edge of the grille air intake housing. d.) The top and bottom panel of the grille air intake housing must mount flush with the side panels. e.) During qualifying, the grille opening may not be closed off. The opening must remain unaltered and open
Fuel: Only Sunoco Race Fuels Supreme (112/Blue) and/or Sunoco Race Fuels Standard (110/Purple) will be permitted for competition.
Series and Contingency Decals: Will be verified and must be present for payout of award. Race of Champions, Ferris, Hoosier and Sunoco Race Fuels are mandatory. In addition, other contingency decals specific to this event may be mandatory. Other contingency decals are optional but payout is not guaranteed unless decal and product are present.
Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Qualifying Procedure Octoberfast ‘150’ , 2016 Mahoning Valley Speedway:
26 Car Field maximum.
26 Car Field maximum. (Two (2) Provisional positions available to the Top-15 in the previous season final championship standings.) Provisional starting positions will be awarded to the first (two) 2 drivers in the Top-15 in Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Championship Standings, who have failed to qualify for the feature race provided the competitor that is eligible for the Provisional practices and makes an attempt to qualify through the qualifying races. For this race only, there will be two provisional starting positions available to the first two (2) drivers in the Top 15 in the Championship Modified Division point standings at Mahoning Valley Speedway, who have failed to qualify for the race provided the competitor is eligible for a Provisional, practices and makes and attempt to qualify through the qualifying races.
Time Trials will also determine the line-up for the Qualifying Races, based on the driver’s best single lap time for each car during group time trials.
Top 12 qualifiers in qualifying races will redraw for starting position in the 150-lap feature.
The race will be on the 150-point schedule.
Event Specific Rules / Qualifying and Race Procedures for the “Octoberfast 150” (including Time Trials, Qualifying Races, B-Mains and the 150-lap Feature):
The Timed Hot Lap Session will consist of two (2) consecutive green laps with the best recorded lap time being the time of record.
Qualifying Races will consist of 10 green flag laps. Caution laps will not count.
All original starts will be side-by-side off turn four at an area designated in the driver’s meeting that will be the Start Point until the green flag is displayed.
All restarts will be in the restart area designated in the driver’s meeting.
The front row must maintain the pace established by the pace car and will be instructed to do so on the one-way and race channel radio. If in the judgment of the Race of Champions Officials, the pace is not maintained a penalty and/or penalties may be issued.
There will be no “Free Pass” candidate in Qualifying and/or Non-Qualifying Races.
Event Specific Rules / Qualifying and Race Procedures for the “Octoberfast 150” (including Time Trials, Qualifying Races, B-Mains and the 150-lap Feature) continued;
The races may be extended past their scheduled distance with a green-white-checker finish.
The “Octoberfast 150” will be a 150-lap race. Cautions laps will not count. The race may be extended past the advertised distance in the event it needs to be concluded with a green-white-checker finish.
There will be a four (4) wide pace lap. Odd numbered rows pull to the outside, even numbered rows pull up and fill in. This will be instructed over the one-way and race channel radio.
The front row must maintain the pace established by the pace car and will be signaled to do so, on the one-way radio, if in the judgment of the Race of Champions Officials, the pace is not maintained a penalty and/or penalties may be issued.
The leader is the control car on all starts and/or restarts. The leader of the race, including on the original start will have “choice” and be signaled on the one-way radio to choose the inside or outside lane prior to reaching the start/finish line. Only the leader has choice, all other competitors must hold their respective restart position in line behind the leader.
All restarts until the completion of lap 140 will be double-file with lead lap cars to the front - lapped cars will drop to the inside under caution and rejoin the field beginning after the last car on the lead lap in their order of running on the race track at the time of the caution.
After the completion of lap 140 all restarts will be single file with lead lap cars to the front until the completion of the event.
Pitting. The pits will remain closed until signaled over the race channel and the one-way radio that the pits are open. The field will be aligned by scoring and single file before the pits are opened. Pulling up to pit will not be permitted and will be a one-lap penalty. Cars will be scored as they enter the pits, not as they exit. Cars will pull out of line in their order running and enter the pits for their scheduled pit stop.
You may not lose a lap under caution during this event.
When the caution is displayed or yellow lights are illuminated, get into single-file order, you will be instructed over the one-way radio when it is time to go double-file and/or restart single file.
If at any time the red flag is displayed and competitors are signaled to stop due to a red flag condition, cars must come to a complete stop. After the field is stopped and is under control, competitors will be instructed over the one-way radio and any vehicle not involved in the red flag incident that needs to pit for service, will be able to pull up to a designated location prior to being released to the pit area on the one-way radio. Any car that pits during the red flag period will be required to restart at the tail end of the field. If any car pits during a red flag situation without following the instruction over the one-way radio, a one (1)-lap penalty may be issued.
There will be one (1) car eligible for the ‘Free Pass Reward’ on each caution. The only car eligible will be the first car one (1) lap down. The ‘Free Pass’ car will be signaled over the one-way radio to pull up behind the pace car, but must not proceed past the pace car until instructed to do so on the one-way radio.
The race may extend past the advertised 150-lap distance and could end with a green-white-checker finish. There may be multiple attempts at a green-white-checker finish, however, if the leader receives the white flag and the caution is displayed or the yellow lights are illuminated during the white flag lap the cars will be scored on the basis of their track position. PASSING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED, provided the cars maintain a reasonable speed considering the track conditions. Any cars that may be involved and/or the result of the caution will be scored in their respective position following the incident.
One-way radios are mandatory. The one-way frequency will be 454.000. A two-way radio system may be used provided the spotter and/or crew chief monitor the one-way and/or race channel frequency. The race channel frequency will be announced at the event.
Cars breaking under green flag conditions may exit the race track at any pit entrance / exit.
It is mandatory to have the following decals on both sides of the car (Race of Champions, Ferris, Sunoco and Hoosier) and the driver must have display (Race of Champions, Ferris, Sunoco and Hoosier) on their driver’s uniform.
To be eligible for other available contingencies you must run the decals. Included is a guided map for two available options to place decals on your vehicle.
Immediately following the conclusion of the event, the first place car needs to go to the scale first, then we need second and third to the scales and to victory lane. Additional vehicles and/or competitors may be signaled to inspection over the one-way radio following the conclusion of the even
Race of Champions Officials reserve the right to alter the rules of this and/or any event, provided the competitors are given notice (in advance and/or over the one-way radio) due to any circumstance that require such a change or alteration.
Inspection at Mahoning Valley Speedway will take place at 11:15 am on Saturday, October 22, 2016:
Inspection to be prepared for:
Safety and General Inspection - Carburetor Inspection
General Body Inspection - Pre-Race Engine Inspection
Fuel Samples from Fuel Cell - Overall Inspection
*** Note: There will be post-race inspection in the designated inspection area following the completion of Victory Lane Ceremonies.
358 Steel Cylinder Head = 2,600 lbs. / 56% LS
18 degree 6.8 per cubic inch + 175 / 56% LS
23 degree Maximum 368 cubic inch = 2,600 lbs. / 56% LS
23 degree Minimum 369 maximum 376 cubic inch = 7.0 lbs. + 175% = 2,600 lbs. / 56% LS
“NASCAR Spec” Engine = 2,700 lbs. / 55% LS
For this event only: Cars with a fiberglass roof must add 10 lbs. Cars with a NON Quick Change Rear End must add 15 lbs.
1.) Qualifying Race (Redraw) 2.) Qualifying Race (Redraw) 3.) Qualifying Race (Redraw) 4.) Qualifying Race (Redraw) 5.) Qualifying Race (Redraw) 6.) Qualifying Race (Redraw) 7.) Qualifying Race (Redraw) 8.) Qualifying Race (Redraw) 9.) Qualifying Race (Redraw) 10.) Qualifying Race (Redraw) 11.) Qualifying Race (Redraw) 12.) Qualifying Race (Redraw) 13.) Qualifying Race 14.) Qualifying Race 15.) Qualifying Race 16.) Qualifying Race 17.) Qualifying Race 18.) Qualifying Race 19.) Qualifying Race (B-Main) 20.) Qualifying Race (B-Main) 21.) Qualifying Race (B-Main) 22.) Qualifying Race (B-Main) 23.) Race of Champions Provisional 1 24.) Race of Champions Provisional 2 25.) Mahoning Valley Speedway Provisional 1 26.) Mahoning Valley Speedway Provisional 2
Octoberfast 150’ pay out: Note: For this event, pay off will be cash at the conclusion of the event and available at the Series area. Only the driver or owner may pick up the pay off and must sign for it. 1 $5,000 2 $2,500 3 $2,000 4 $1,500 5 $1,250 6 $1,175 7 $1,150 8 $1,100 9 $1,050 10 $1,025 11 $750 12 $600 13 $550 14 $450 15 $400 16 $375 17 $350 18 $350 19 $325 20 $300 21 $300 22 $300 23 $300 24 $300 25 $300 26 $300
2016 Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Schedule; NP=Non-Point event / SP = Show Up Point event *All events subject to change.
DATE TRACK LAPS POINT SCHEDULE TIRE WINNER
Saturday, April 23 Mahoning Valley Speedway 75 100 M20(2020)/M30 Patrick Emerling Sunday, May 1 Chemung Speedrome 75 100 M30/M45 Chuck Hossfeld Saturday, May 14 Oswego Speedway 61 100 M30/M45 Patrick Emerling Sunday, May 21 Lancaster National Speedway 75 100 M30/M45 Patrick Emerling Friday, June 3 Spencer Speedway 75 100 M30/M45 Mike Leaty Saturday, June 11 Lake Erie Speedway 75 100 M30/M45 Will Thomas Thursday, June 30 Lancaster National Speedway 60 100 M30/M45 Patrick Emerling Friday, July 9 Holland International Speedway 100 100 M30/M45 Patrick Emerling Friday, July 22 Spencer Speedway 75 100 M30/M45 Chuck Hossfeld Saturday, August 6 Chemung Speedrome 75 100 M30/M45 Patrick Emerling Saturday, August 20 Lancaster National Speedway 110 100 M30/M45 Patrick Emerling Saturday, September 17 Oswego Speedway 250 150 M30/M45 Sunday, September 25 Lancaster National Speedway 125 150 M30/M45 Patrick Emerling Saturday, October 22 Mahoning Valley Speedway 150 150 M20(2020)/M30
2016 Decal and Contingency Award Programs
* More partners and awards may be added during the season. * In order to be eligible for awards teams must display decal on left and right side of car in a visible location near the A-Pillar. * No alterations may be made to decals and logos may not be reproduced or incorporated into wraps. * If the initial winner of an award is not running the decal, all awards will shift to the next eligible competitor as specified above.
Mandatory for all competitors on top/forward corner of door (first, second, third and fourth decal):