PEEBLES, OH : The 2017 Season for the Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series promoted the same factor as all the years before, anyone can win! That was shown in the final race of the season, the Legend Car Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park, when Steve Duderstadt built his winning engine the day of the race. In 2017, 8 different winners shared victory lane in 19 races once again showing the wide arrange of drivers who could contend for wins and a championship. In 2018, the way points are handled by the series will be changed for the first time since the institution of the “Top 4 Contender” format that came into play in 2015.
In 2018, drivers will have their two worst races dropped off of their point total at the end of the year. That’s right, should a driver miss two races or simply run poorly, they will not be completely knocked out of the hunt for a championship. Disqualifications will lower the drivers point total accordingly and will not be allowed to be used as a drop. Rained out or cancelled events will also not affect the number of dropped events with the two worst events out of a drivers season being left out of the total. Below is how the entire format will play out:
- Drivers will collect points during the race night as before (Show Up Points, Heat Race Points and Feature Points)
- Top 4 In Championship Point Standings will be set equal and race for a Championship during the Dirt Track World Championship in October
- Drivers will have their Two (2) Worst Race point totals removed from their Yearly Point Total
- Disqualified Drivers for an Event will have the points they collected in the event Subtracted from their Yearly Total with the DQ’d event marked in RED on the Standings Sheet
- Rained Out Events will NOT be used as Drops for drivers. Only events fully completed can be used as drops
- Point Totals of 0 For an Event due to non Attendance can be used as a Drop
Series Director Steven Partin mentions about how this format will create even more intensity in 2018:
“We struggled with balancing potential loss of car count at events with increased driving distance and heightened intensity by adding more drivers to be able to contend for a championship. I believe by allowing two races to be dropped off, we will not only increase the number of drivers in contention but also add the desire to attend as many events as possible in the event a bad night would happen to a driver. This also allows us to branch out and host more points paying events while still keeping racers other commitments in mind.”
Unless otherwise noted, all events on the schedule will be points paying events. The series also has said that any event, unless special circumstances, added less than 30 days before the event date will be a non-points event.
The 2018 schedule is currently in the works and will be released as soon as all dates are locked up and finalized. The series will also be posting updated technical procedures and penalties for technical infractions in the coming weeks to better clarify disqualification situations. We do currently know that the series will begin in early April and signs show the opener will once again be at Florence Speedway in Union, KY with the Championship being decided on October 19th during the Dirt Track World Championships at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, OH. For more information on the Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series, visit www.nationallegendcars.com or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brushcreeklegends.
Press Release by Hidden Gem Motorsports