Autism Awareness

Drivers Info

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Race Details

  • Race date is September 8, 2023
  • Rain date is September 22, 2023
  • Pit pass is $30 for members / $35 for non members
  • Race entry fee is $50. To be paid at gate table prior to entering pits. Once paid you will receive a “Paid Pass” that you must turn in to the pit tower when you draw for your position. Without the “Paid Pass” you can not draw or race.
Payout Structure:
  • There is a $30,000 payout – not including lap money.
  • Any laps not sold will not have a payout. Sold laps pay $100 to the lap leader
    1. 10,000
    2. 5,000
    3. 2,600
    4. 1,550
    5. 1,000
    6. 800
    7. 700
    8. 600
    9. 500
    10. 400
    11th – 28th = 325ea.
    (2) Last Chance Qualifiers. Each paying $500 (see details below)

Pertinent Info

  • We will follow the DIRTCar format with timed hot laps, heat races, etc.
  • Rush sealed engines are allowed. Per Dave Hunt at Hunt’s machine there is no competitive advantage.
  • Only Hoosier D60’s allowed.
  • No Fire Bottle required.
  • 2950 minimum weight
  • 3 spin rule will be in effect
  • Track follows Dirt Car rules except for the few exceptions mentioned.
  • ALL CARS must go through a pre-tech the night of the race and will receive an Upstate Chevy Dealers Tech sticker
  • There will be a pre-tech option for drivers the week prior if they want to be safe and know in advance if anything needs to be changed.
  • ALL DRIVERS MUST be signed in by 5:30PM
  • Prior to the race, there will be a driver’s meeting.
  • All drivers will be required to go to the Upstate Chevy Dealers Meet/Greet Autograph session at some point between hot-laps and heat races.
  • In attendance on the grass we will have Both Autism Charities, The Upstate Chevy Dealers, Saratoga Sheriffs Dept., GT Toyz, and Jordan Modiano’s back-up Autism Awareness car for picture purposes.

Race Qualifying Info

  • The race is 53 laps
  • 28 cars qualify and will start the race.
  • 24 cars qualify through heat races
  • Remaining 4 cars qualify through (2) LCQ’s
  • LCQ winner has choice – transfer or take $500. If he transfers, choice goes to 2nd place. If he transfers 3rd gets $500. If winner or 2nd place elect to take the $500, the other two transfer.
  • The top 12 will do a re-draw for position.
Pre-Race Info
  • The 28 cars that make the race will pull out onto the track & nose into the front stretch. Drivers will get out and be announced prior to the start of the race.
  • As drivers are being mentioned they will have the opportunity throw shirts /hats into the stands for the fans. Upstate Chevy Dealers will be providing 2 shirts per driver to throw into the stands.
  • When drivers get back in the car,  a representative of the Upstate Chevy Dealers will say “Drivers start your engines”
  • Drivers will do a few 4-wide parade laps as a salute to all those affected by autism in any way
Racing Info
  • Caution laps count for the 1st 26 laps. However under any caution only 3 laps will count, after that the lap counter is frozen until we go green.
  • After lap 26, no cautions count.
  • Se below for important racing etiquette and penalty information
Finish Info
  • After the race, the top three stop on the front stretch for a trophy check presentation.
  • Representatives from Upstate Chevy Dealers and the two Autism foundations will also come out on the front stretch.
  • The $10,000 check will be presented by Upstate Chevy Dealers.
  • Top 5 drivers go to scales.
  • Top 3 go to tech.
  • The winner will have his engine pulled for tech, potentially the top 3.

Racing Etiquette and Penalty Info

Per Albany-Saratoga Speedway Race officials.
This race is for a great cause and we want to put on a great show. We will have many (new to racing spectators) and hope to convert them to fans of racing and fans of our drivers.  We want good, clean hard racing and for our drivers to show off their skill. If you take another driver out, whether it’s deemed intentional or overly aggressive driving, you will be penalized to the same extent as the other car. If the other car is damaged and can’t finish, you will be parked. If the other car has to go to the rear, you will go to the rear as well.  Please do what we know you can do and drive like the professionals you are.

Thank you – Albany-Saratoga Speedway Track Management

All rules and decisions are from Albany-Saratoga Speedway’s track officials.

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