TWIN FEATURE FORMAT WILL DECIDE TUNDRA CHAMPIONSHIP AT DELLS
PORTAGE, Wis. (September 17, 2018) – Officials from the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series Powered by Wisconsin Potatoes have announced a format change for Sunday’s Round Six at Dells Raceway Park.
Instead of the typical 75-lap feature, the series will host twin 55-lap features. Both features will award points and payoff to account for the lost event on Labor Day at Golden Sands Speedway. Drivers will be permitted four new tires which they must use throughout the event versus the typical three.
“This should be one of the most exciting race events of the season,” said series representative Matt Panure. “Essentially, we’re running two events in one show, which sets the stage for a dramatic ending to our Championship battle. Anyone in the Top Nine could have a shot if they have a really good day.”
Despite each feature being treated as an independent point race, there will be bonus money awarded to the Top Ten drivers based on their average finish. A tiebreaker will be determined by a) if a driver won one of the two features, or b) better finish in the second feature.
The duration of the features is a flashback to the 2011 days when TUNDRA was the Alive For Five Series and ran 55-lap main events.
Per normal procedures drivers will qualify for the feature event. The first feature lineup will be based off qualifying. The second will be based off finish in the first feature. Both features will be subject to invert. There will be no heat races or dash.
John Beale was victorious in TUNDRA’s last stop in a rain-shortened event at Jefferson Speedway on July 21. The win netted him a five-point lead over teammate Casey Johnson. Justin Mondeik sits Third, just eight points back of Beale. Dennis Prunty will carry the torch for teammate Neil Knoblock at Dells – they sit Fourth, just ten points back. Colin Reffner is only 19 points back in Fifth.
With the double feature format it isn’t out of the question that Gabe Sommers (Sixth, 31 points back), Mike Lichtfeld (Seventh, 33 points back), Brent Strelka (Eighth, 48 points back), or last year’s winner Jordan Thiel (Ninth, 55 points back) could make up some ground on Sunday.
TUNDRA will be joined by the Midwest Truck Series and Wisconsin Sport Trucks. Fan gates open at noon, qualifying is at 12:30, and racing begins at 2 p.m.