Format & Payout Set For Hockett/McMillin Memorial

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WHEATLAND, Mo. – With less than 30 days until the ninth annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway, teams and fans alike are gearing up for three of the most intense nights of racing on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series calendar.

Slated for Sept. 19-21 at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks the three-night affair brings together some of racing’s top teams in both winged and non-wing action, as the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League joins the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series all three nights.

For events pertaining to the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, all teams will compete each night, with Thursday and Friday’s preliminary A-Features paying $3,000 to win and $400 to start.

Saturday’s finale will again dole out $10,000 to the winner. There is no pre-entry free for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. The $20 draw on Thursday and Friday is the only thing collected by ASCS.

The event is also paired with the Racinboys.com ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps.

The format for the 2019 event will remain unchanged from the previous year for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

All drivers will compete on both qualifying nights, as combined points from Heat Races, Qualifiers, B-Mains, and A-Mains will set the lineup for the top eight on Saturday night. Any tie in points will be broken by Friday’s passing point totals.

The ASCS format will be utilized with the draw in for heat race starting position and passing points to determine the drivers who advance to Qualifiers and B-Mains.

If 49 cars or less are in attendance, the top 30 in passing points from the heat races will move into one of three qualifiers. The remainder of the field will fall to the tail of the night’s B Features. The top 18 will be inverted, with the highest point earner from heat races starting sixth in the first qualifier.

The qualifiers will be eight laps each, and passing points will be utilized, with the driver’s total points combined with their heat race total. The top 16 in combined passing points will advance to the A-Feature.

Drivers will not redraw for their A-main starting position, as the lineup is straight up by the combined passing point total. The remainder will fall into B-Features.

The number of B-Features is dependent upon the number of cars. If there are 40-50 cars, the remaining drivers will drop into two B Features, while 51-60 cars will mean the remaining drivers will drop into three B Features.

The lineup will be set by passing point totals, with 17th going to the pole of the first B Feature, 18th to the pole of the second B Feature, etc.

If there are 50 cars or more, the top 40 in passing points from heat races will move into one of four qualifiers, while the remainder will fall to the tail of the night’s B Features.

The top 24 will be inverted, with the highest point earner from heat races starting sixth in the first qualifier. The qualifiers will be eight laps each, and passing points will be utilized, with the driver’s total points combined with their heat race total.

The top 16 in combined passing points will advance to the A-Feature. Drivers will not redraw for their starting position, as the lineup is straight up by the combined passing point totals.

The remainder of the field will fall into B-Features, and the number of B-Features is dependent upon the number of cars. If there are 40-50 cars, the remaining drivers will drop into two B Features, while 51-60 cars will drop into three B Features.

The lineup will be set by passing point totals, with 17th going to the pole of the first B Feature, 18th to the pole of the second B Feature, etc.

If one B is needed, the top six drivers will advance to the A-Feature. If two B’s are needed, then the top three drivers will move on, and if three B’s are needed, the top two transfer.

Following the completion of Friday’s program, event points will be totaled, with the top eight locked in, straight up, into Saturday’s A-Feature.

All other drivers will be lined up into one of four Last Chance Qualifiers on Saturday. The lineups for those LCQs will be staggered by points (ninth to the pole of LCQ 1, 10th to the pole of LCQ 2, etc.), and the top two finishers in each LCQ will advance to the A-Feature.

The winner of LCQ 1 starts ninth, the winner of LCQ 2 starts 10th, and so on.

The remainder of the field will fall into twin B-Mains, straight up by their finish. The top three from each B-Main will advance to the A-Feature.

The format for the POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing League will be posted at http://www.powri.com. Drivers taking part in the wingless portion of the event will run for $1,377 to win in prelim action, with Saturday’s winner walking away with a $3,077 check.

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