The second annual “Race of Champions” will take place Saturday July 11, 2015 as part of the USAC Honda .25 Midget Battle at the Brickyard.
With the support of Honda HPD and Hoosier tire the race competitors will have the chance to participate in this unique event. Competitors will be given four tires, and a motor to use specifically for this one race. Hoosier will provide new tires that must be mounted on each car prior to the start of the events activities on Saturday. The same tires must be used for practice, and the A Main. Heat races will be ran on a competitors own equipment (Tires and 160 Motors), but will be subjected to tech inspection at USAC’s discretion. Tires that are distributed for the event on Saturday must be mounted on the car and show up to the staging grid in the wrappers prior to the practice session. Tires will be marked after the practice session and must be again used for the A main following the 2 minute practice session on Saturday.
Honda HPD will provide 12 race ready UT2 160 motors that will be marked 1-12. Drivers eligible to compete in the Race of Champions event will pill draw for their Heat race starting position. After the conclusion of the heats, the top 12 in passing points will be locked into Saturday’s A Main for the Race of Champions. At the conclusion of the heats the top 12 in passing points will then pill draw for their starting position and motor in Saturday’s A Main event. (Example pill #1 starts on the pole and receives the motor marked #1.) The order that the drivers pill draw will be based on passing points from the heat races. The driver that earned the most points will draw first. The driver that earned the 12th most will draw last. There will not be an alternate for the event on Saturday. The Race of Champions heat races will take place at the conclusion of lower main competition Saturday. After the heat races and following a break those drivers locked into A main competition will be divided into groups for a short practice session. After the practice session is complete the Race of Champions A main event will begin.
FOR RACE OF CHAMPION A MAINS ONLY
▪Shorty Mufflers will supply exhaust for each of the motors in the 2015 race of champions. USAC will not supply the throttle linkage or gear hub for the motors.
▪Standard UT2 Light 160 rules will apply to the class, this includes weight requirements for the car.
▪Gear ratio is open for this event.
▪Hoosier will offer both 31 and 32 size tires for the left side. Wheels for the tires will not be supplied by USAC.
Drivers will draw for their heat race starting position for the race of champions on Thursday as part of sign ins.
Approximately 15 to 20 minutes after the completion of lower mains for all other competitive classes on Saturday, cars will be called to staging for their heat races. There will be no practice session for the Race of Champion Heat Races. All drivers will supply their own motors and tires for their heat races.
At the conclusion of the heats the top 12 in passing points will be called to pill draw for their motors and starting positions for Saturday’s Race of Champions A main event. Motors and tires will then be distributed for A main competitors.
Approximately an hour and a half after drivers receive their motors for the A main they will be called to the staging area for their practice session. Cars will be divided up into groups of 6 for their practice session. Each group will receive one two minute practice session prior to the start of the Race of Champions A main event.
Cars leaving their practice session must pull into the hot chute and then go directly back to the staging area. A ten minute break will be given after the conclusion of the last practice session. ALL CARS must remain in the staging area during this break in the action. TIRE SCRAPPERS AND GRINDERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED BETWEEN PRACTICE AND A MAIN RACES.
At the conclusion of the 10 minute break, all A main Race of Champions cars will be pushed off for their feature. A standard 1 minute warmup will be given before the start of the event.
EVERYONE GETS 1 SET OF TIRES. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CHANGE. RESULT WILL BE A DNF FOR THE EVENT. YOU MUST PRACTICE ON SATURDAY IN THE SAME SET YOU RUN ON YOUR A MAIN ON SATURDAY
HEAT RACES WILL BE 20 LAPS
RACE OF CHAMPIONS A MAIN WILL BE 75 LAPS
Drivers also must meet the age and weight requirements of the normal USAC Light 160 class. A driver must also meet the racing requirements for the 160 class to be eligible for this event. (A driver must run one 12-month period upon graduation from the rookie class, in a lower class or combination of a lower classes (not including rookie year).
DRIVER MUST HAVE WON AN A MAIN IN A COMPETITIVE CLASS (REGARDLESS OF THE CLASS)DURING THE 2014 PAVEMENT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES.
A DRIVER MUST HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ONE NATIONAL EVENT IN 2015 (THIS INCLUDES THE BATTLE AT THE BRICKYARD.)
ANY DRIVER THAT WON A 2014 PAVEMENT NATIONAL EVENT AND MEETS THE ABOVE LIGHT 160 RACING REQUIREMENTS IS ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT.
Top three in the event will receive USAC medals at the awards ceremony.
The race winner will receive a custom trophy to take home. The winners name will also be engraved into the USAC .25 Midget Race of Champions trophy.
REGISTRATION FOR THE RACE OF CHAMPIONS EVENT WILL BE FREE FOR THOSE THAT QUALIFY.