The format has been finalized for tonight’s $175,000/Win Kings Royal. This format is exclusive to Thursday’s 38th running.
QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS): All Time Trial procedures will follow those set forth in the 2021 World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink (WoO) Sprint Car Series Rulebook – with the exception that the qualifying order will not be split into “A” and “B” flights.
Cars will time trial in order of the random pill draw*** conducted prior to the driver meeting. A driver’s fastest lap will determine the seeding of six (6) Heat Races in a staggered order.
*** Carson Macedo, by winning the “Jokers Wild” earned the privilege to make his qualifying attempt at any point during Time Trials for the 38th Kings Royal regardless of his established pill draw. He must still participate in the pill draw and must present his car ready to qualify in front of the Media Center to be eligible. If Car #41 waives the privilege, it does not transfer to another driver.
The two fastest qualifiers who do not advance to 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in their Heat Race will start 19th and 20th in the 38th Kings Royal.
HEAT RACES: Using the traditional Kings Royal format, the results of qualifying Time Trials will be staggered by time into six (6) Heat Races.
The fastest qualifier will be in Heat Race #1; the second fastest qualifier will be in Heat Race #2; third fastest qualifier in Heat Race #3; fourth fastest qualifier in Heat Race #4; fifth fastest qualifier in Heat Race #5; and sixth fastest qualifier in Heat Race #6.
Continuing the example, 31st fastest will be in Heat Race #1; 32nd fastest will be in Heat Race #2; 33rd will be in Heat Race #3; 34th fastest will be in Heat Race #4; 35th fastest will be in Heat Race #5; and the 36th fastest qualifier will be in Heat Race #6.
THE INVERT: For the 38th Kings Royal on Thursday, July 15, 2021, the invert will be determined following the conclusion of qualifying Time Trials when the fastest qualifier spins Eldora’s “Wheel of Misfortune” at least one full rotation.
The “Wheel of Misfortune” consists of a combination of 0-2-3-4-5-6.
HEAT RACES (10-laps): There are six (6) Heat Races of 10-laps in distance. The top-three finishers advance to the 38th Kings Royal.
First Heat Race: 1st) starts 6th; 2nd) starts 7th; 3rd) starts 13th.
Second Heat Race: 1st) starts 5th; 2nd) starts 8th; 3rd) starts 14th.
Third Heat Race: 1st) starts 4th; 2nd) starts 9th; 3rd) starts 15th.
Fourth Heat Race: 1st) starts 3rd; 2nd) starts 10th; 3rd) starts 16th.
Fifth Heat Race: 1st) starts 2nd; 2nd) starts 11th; 3rd) starts 17th.
Sixth Heat Race: 1st) starts 1st; 2nd) starts 12th; 3rd) starts 18th.
Cars finishing 4th, 5th & 6th – that are not the two fastest qualifiers who do not finish in the top-three in their Heat Race – advance to the Last Chance Showdown. Cars finishing 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th advance to the C-Feature.
The two fastest qualifiers not advancing from the Heat Races will start 19th and 20th in the Kings Royal.
C-FEATURE: There is one C-Feature. Cars finishing 1st thru 6th advance to the Last Chance Showdown.
LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN: There is one Last Chance Showdown. Cars finishing 1st thru 4th advance to the Kings Royal.
KINGS ROYAL (40-LAPS): The top-three finishers from the six Heat Races will makeup the first-eighteen starters in the Kings Royal as follows:
ROW 1: Heat Six – 1st Place Heat Five – 1st Place
ROW 2: Heat Four – 1st Place Heat Three – 1st Place
ROW 3: Heat Two – 1st Place Heat One – 1st Place
ROW 4: Heat One – 2nd Place Heat Two – 2nd Place
ROW 5: Heat Three – 2nd Place Heat Four – 2nd Place
ROW 6: Heat Five – 2nd Place Heat Six – 2nd Place
ROW 7: Heat One – 3rd Place Heat Two – 3rd Place
ROW 8: Heat Three – 3rd Place Heat Four – 3rd Place
ROW 9: Heat Five – 3rd Place Heat Six – 3rd Place
ROW 10: TWO FASTEST QUALIFIERS NOT ADVANCING FROM HEAT RACES
ROW 11: LCS – 1st Place LCS – 2nd Place
ROW 12: LCS – 3rd Place LCS – 4th Place
The 38th Kings Royal is a WoO show-up points event. There are no provisional starting positions.