Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating announces format, point and rule changes for 2017
CHILLICOTHE, OH (February 24, 2017) – Effective Saturday, April 1, during the 2017 season opener, the Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating, celebrating its second season of open wheel competition, will enforce minor rule, format and point structure changes, each aiming to improve the overall experience for the racers and fans.
The only rule modification for 2017 is within the tire replacement rule. If a driver damages a right rear tire beyond repair between qualifying time trials and the main event, that driver may change the right rear tire, but the compound has to be identical to that which was damaged. An Ohio Sprint Car Series official must inspect the replacement. Once the tire replacement is approved, the driver will not be penalized any starting positions during the remaining racing program.
The Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating championship point structure will see a subtle transformation in 2017, awarding show-up points (20), qualifying points (1st-4; 2nd-3; 3rd-2; 4th-1), and reconfigured main event points.
2017 A-main point structure:
1. 50; 2. 45; 3. 43; 4. 41; 5. 40.
Positions sixth through 20th will be awarded points 39-25, respectively. In addition, drivers who fail to transfer into the main event will each receive twenty (20) non-transfer points.
Lastly, an updated Ohio Sprint Car Series format will be introduced beginning Saturday, April 1, which will now feature a five-lap “Fast Dash” awarding $200 on behalf of Millhone Motorsports. The top-two finishers from each Ohio Sprint Car Series heat race will transfer into the “Fast Dash.” The finishing order of the dash will set the line-up for main event competition. The “Fast Dash” line-up will be determined by a lucky fan who will conduct a blind draw on the flagstand.
“We wanted to tweak a few things before the start of the year,” Brad McCown explained, OSCS promoter. “I feel these changes will give the drivers and fans a better experience at our shows. It’s hard to believe that our season is just around the corner. I wouldn’t be able to do it without the help from all of our dedicated sponsors. We still have some partnership availability. We are seeking heat race sponsors and/or contingency awards. Those interested can contact me immediately. We are always looking for ways to extend our OSCS family.”
2017 OSCS presented by Ohio Heating Schedule (Tentative):
April 1 – Atomic Speedway
April 28 – Moler Raceway Park
April 29 – Atomic Speedway (co-FAST Event: $3,000-to-win)
May 6 – Wayne County Speedway
May 12 – TBA
May 13 – Atomic Speedway
May 20 – Atomic Speedway
May 27 – Fremont Speedway (co-FAST Event: $5,000-to-win)
June 2 – Attica Raceway Park (co-FAST Event: $3,000-to-win)
June 3 – Atomic Speedway
June 10 – Wayne County Speedway
July 1 – Wayne County Speedway
July 2 – Atomic Speedway: “Stars ’n Stripes 30” $3,000-to-win
July 22 – Atomic Speedway
July 28 – Attica Raceway Park (co-FAST Event: $3,000-to-win)
July 29 – Wayne County Speedway
August 4 – Moler Raceway Park – “Freedom 40 Qualifier”
August 5 – Atomic Speedway – “Freedom 40”-$5,000-to-win
August 10 – Mansfield Motor Speedway (Open Practice)
August 11- Mansfield Motor Speedway (co-FAST: $3,000-to-win)
August 12 – Mansfield Motor Speedway (co-FAST: $15,000-to-win)
August 18 – TBA
August 19 – Wayne County Speedway
August 25 – Atomic Speedway – Open Wheel Championship (co-All Star: $5,000-to-win)
September 2 – Atomic Speedway
September 15 – Fremont Speedway (co-FAST Event: $3,000-to-win)
September 16 – Fremont Speedway – “Jim Ford Classic” (co-FAST Event: $5,000-to-win)
September 30 – Atomic Speedway – “OSCS Championship Night” $4,000-to-win
2017 OSCS presented by Ohio Heating contingency awards/program sponsors:
Millhone Motorsports Dash winner – $200
Saldana Racing Products “Tough Break of the Night Award – $50 product certificate
Pyrotect B-main winner – $50 product certificate
Engler Machine and Tool – Heat race #1 sponsor
New Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating merchandise will be available during opening weekend.
Those seeking additional information regarding the Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating should visit its official online home at www.ohiosprintcars.net. Individuals with questions regarding sponsorship, hosting events or promotions should contact Brad McCown immediately at 740-703-9749.
Brad McCown and Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Ohio Heating, Hoosier Tire by Frye, Graphic Creations, Kears Speed Shop, Indy Race Parts, Millhone Motorsports, Engler Machine and Tool, Southern Ohio Equipment Co., Maxim Chassis, All Pro Aluminum Heads, Phantom Racing Gear, Hinchman Indy, Octane Race Products, Poske’s Performance Parts, RBdesigns, Callies, Saldana Racing Products, Pryotect, Orbit Fun Center, MagTech, and Fully Injected Motorsports.