Best of luck to everyone who qualified for the 2022 Sunoco Drive for the Cup!
The first round will be The Elite Eight on September 9th and 10th. Drivers will be lined up for the feature race based on their finish in qualifying heats. The first drivers in the lineup will be those who qualified through heat races but are not playoff cars. The playoff contenders will lineup in consecutive rows following the non playoff qualified cars. If the first playoff driver starts fifth, the rest will be sixth, seventh, eighth, etc. This will continue for all three rounds. Playoff driver lineups will be determined by a blind draw for each event. Drawing order will be based on playoff seedings. The highest seed drawing first , then next highest etc. This will remain constant for all three rounds. Nothing from previous rounds will matter when it comes to lineups. All remaining non qualified drivers in the race will line up behind the playoff contenders. This is still going to be a race inside a race. Drivers will still earn money, points, and
value for every single race.
Across all rounds of the playoffs, all of Seekonk’s General Rules and Divisional Rules will still be in effect, including technical inspection. If a driver advances through a round but does not pass inspection, the next driver in line will be added to the next round. In round one, the lap distances will be as follows and are subject to change.
PRO STOCKS: 45 laps
LATE MODELS: 35 laps
SPORTSMAN: 30 laps
SPORT TRUCKS: 30 laps
LEGENDS CARS: 25 laps
PURE STOCKS: 25 laps
SPORT 4: 25 laps
BANDOLERO DIVISIONS: 15 laps
In order to advance to round two, drivers must beat the other competitors that are in the playoffs during the round one race. For example, of the eight total Pro Stocks in round one, only six will move to round two. For all divisions except the Bandolero’s, the top-six finishers in the round one race will advance to round two. In the Bandolero divisions, out of the six eligible drivers, five will advance to round two.
All points are STILL running …the Chase will determine the champion only as the weekly points will determine spots 2-10 for the awards banquet.
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