Mudsummer Classic Race Format
July 16, 2013 | 4:01 P.M. EST
Two-lap qualifying determines starting position for qualifying races
-Five qualifying races (eight laps each, only green-flag laps count ... no green-white-checkered finishes)
-Five trucks transfer from each qualifying race
-Lineup for the qualifying races will be based on qualifying speeds, with four locked-in trucks (trucks in the top 20)
-The top five trucks in qualifying will start on the pole for their respective qualifying races
-Highest-finishing non-locked in truck will transfer to the Classic from each qualifying race
-At the completion of the qualifying races, 25 trucks will have earned spots in the feature
-15 laps, only green-flag laps count
-The top four finishers will transfer to the feature and start in positions 26-29
-The lineup will be based on the finish from the qualifying races
Starting position No. 30 will go to the most recent past series champion who has not already qualified. If the 30th starting position is not filled by an eligible champion, it will be assigned to the next-highest finishing truck in the Last-Chance Race.
The race length and format are also new for the series. The feature will be 150 laps divided into three segments of 60, 50 and 40 laps. There will be pit stops between each segment.