DIRTcar has officially announced the format and payout for the 2016 Late Model Summer Nationals championship.
The 2016 schedule will be divided into five separate weeks where weekly champions will be crowned and rewarded from a weekly point fund. Each of the weekly point funds will pay the top ten drivers for that week, with $2,000 being awarded to the week’s champion. Any driver who wishes to compete for a position in the points must at least attempt to qualify for all races during that week. Each Monday, the points fund will be reset and transferred to the series championship standings.
The Late Model Summer Nationals championship will be awarded to the competitor who has earned the highest amount of cumulative points throughout the entire tour. The championship points fund of $30,000 will pay the top five finishers, with the winner taking $15,000.
“We are excited to introduce this new format for the DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals championship,” said Sam Driggers, DIRTcar UMP Director. “We believe this new feature will add a special dimension to the 2016 Summer Nationals and provide extra incentive and competition in one of the most grueling schedules in all of motorsports.”
The Summer Nationals will take place on the 3/8 mile oval of Plymouth on July 12 before heading North to Meritt in Lake City, Michigan on July 15.
For more information on the point fund format and payouts, visit DIRTcar’s website.