Driven Midwest USAC NOW600 National Series Wraps Up Season With Driven Midwest Cup This Weekend at Caney Valley Speedway

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October 16, 2017

Inside Line Promotions – DRUMRIGHT, Okla. (Oct. 16, 2017) – The biggest event on the 2017 schedule is the final one for the Driven Midwest USAC NOW600 National Micro Series presented by MyRacePass, which wraps up this weekend with the Driven Midwest Cup.

Championships, prestige and bonus money is on the line during the tripleheader at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., Friday through Sunday when all three of the premier NOW600 classes – Stock Non-Wing, Winged ‘A’ Class and Restricted ‘A’ Class – along with the NOW600 Sportsman will compete each night.

Friday and Saturday will be standard shows with the top 14 in overall event points following the two preliminary nights locking into Sunday’s first Driven Midwest Cup main event. The remainder of the 20-car field will be determined by a Last Chance Qualifier.

Each class will have three, 12-lap main events with the winner receiving one point, second place two points, third place three points, etc. The driver with the fewest points following the three main events will be crowned the Driven Midwest Cup champion in each class. See below for the complete event format.

If a driver in Stock Non-Wing or Winged ‘A’ Class wins all three Cup Mains they will get a $2,000 bonus and any driver who wins all three Restricted ‘A’ Class Cup main events will be given a $1,000 bonus.

Frank Flud holds a 74-point lead over Avery Goodman in the Stock Non-Wing championship standings. Holley Hollan is 104 points out of the lead with Hank Davis two points back and Chris Cochran 122 points behind Flud, who leads the class with seven feature victories and is the only driver with multiple wins.

Flud is also the Winged ‘A’ Class points leader as he owns a 73-point advantage over Daison Pursley in the standings. Davis is 84 points back with Jason McDougal 92 points behind Flud. Goodman rounds out the top five and is 116 points out of the top spot.

Flud has seven triumphs to lead the class. Jeffrey Newell is the only other driver with multiple wins (two).

The closest battle entering the season finale is in the Restricted ‘A’ Class standings as Pursley, a four-time feature winner, has a 52-point lead over six-time winner Ryder Laplante. Kale Drake, who has three victories, is 137 points behind Pursley. Chase Randall is 187 points out of the lead and Dylan Pendergrass is 228 points from first.

Event tickets are $5 for adults on Friday and Sunday and $10 for adults on Saturday. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free each night.

The gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday, at 4 p.m. on Saturday and at noon on Sunday. Racing will begin approximately three hours after the gates open each day.

Pink Out Night on Saturday. Pink out the grandstands on Saturday! Wear pink!

Additionally, there will be a breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning as well as a dodgeball tournament at noon on Saturday. It will serve as a benefit for Jeromy Bowers.

DRIVEN MIDWEST CUP FORMAT –

Friday and Saturday:

Standard NOW600 National Series Format. Drivers will draw for heat race starting spots and passing points will be used to line up each night’s semi’s and main events.

Following Saturday night’s program, the top 14 in event points from both Friday and Saturday will be locked into the Sunday’s Cup for the Stock Non-Wing, Winged A-Class and Restricted ‘A’ Class divisions.

Drivers sitting in position No. 15 to No. 30 in event points will run in Sunday afternoons LCQ with the top 6 transferring into the Cup. The LCQ will be 10 laps and will run before the first Cup main.

Sunday:

LCQ’s for the Stock Non-Wing, Winged A-Class and Restricted ‘A’ Class will be first up after hot laps. The top 6 in the LCQ will transfer to the Cup.

Driven Midwest Cup Main 1: The Top 14 drivers that are locked into the Cup mains will draw for their starting spots in the first Cup main. The six drivers that transferred into the Cup from the LCQ will be lined up straight up on the LCQ finish.

Driven Midwest Cup Main 2: Passing points from Cup Main No. 1 will be tallied with the top 8 in passing points being inverted and drivers ninth through 20th being lined up straight up off their passing points from Cup Main No. 1.

Driven Midwest Cup Main 3: Passing points from both Cup Main No. 1 and No. 2 will be totaled together and drivers will be lined straight up off their combined passing points from the previous two Cup mains.

Each Driven Midwest Cup main event will be 12 laps in distance or 15 minutes for all three classes.

DRIVEN MIDWEST CUP POINTS –

The winner is determined via overall scores from the three Cup mains. Points are rewarded Olympic-style, meaning a win gets one point, second gets two points, etc.

The driver with the lowest amount of points after the third Driven Midwest Cup main will be crowned champion of the Driven Midwest Cup.

If a driver in Stock Non-Wing wins all three Cup mains they will get a $2,000 bonus!

If a driver in Winged A-Class wins all three Cup mains they will get a $2,000 bonus!

If a driver in Restricted ‘A’ Class wins all three Cup mains they will get a $1,000 bonus!

2017 DRIVEN MIDWEST USAC NOW600 FEATURE WINNERS –

STOCK NON-WING:

Frank Flud – 7 (Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on Feb. 17 and Feb. 18; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on March 9, March 10 and June 1; I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on May 26 and Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on June 2); Holley Hollan – 1 (I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 3); Jacob Lucas – 1 (Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on Aug. 19); Trey Marcham – 1 (I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on May 27); Jeffrey Newell – 1 (Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on Sept. 16); and Steven Shebester – 1 (Wichita Speedway in Iowa Park, Texas, on March 3)

WINGED ‘A’ CLASS:

Frank Flud – 7 (Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on Feb. 17 and Feb. 18, Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on March 9, March 10 and June 1; I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on May 26 and RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on July 14); Jeffrey Newell – 2 (I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 3 and Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on Sept. 16); Chase Brewer – 1 (Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on Oct. 14); Colton Corbin – 1 (281 Speedway in Stephenville, Texas, on July 1); Dustin Davidson – 1 (281 Speedway in Stephenville, Texas, on March 25); Hank Davis – 1 (Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on Sept. 15); Holley Hollan – 1 (Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on June 2); and Jason McDougal – 1 (I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on May 27)

RESTRICTED ‘A’ CLASS:

Ryder Laplante – 6 (Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on Feb. 18; Wichita Speedway in Iowa Park, Texas, on March 3; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on March 9; 281 Speedway in Stephenville, Texas, on March 25; RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on July 14 and Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on Sept. 16); Daison Pursley – 4 (I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on May 26 and May 27; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 1 and Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on Oct. 14); Kale Drake – 3 (I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 3; 281 Speedway in Stephenville, Texas, on July 1 and Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on Sept. 15); Noah Gass – 1 (Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on Feb. 17); Grady Mercer – 1 (Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on June 2); Chase Randall – 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on March 10); and Caleb Rouser – 1 (Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, on Aug. 19)

UP NEXT –

Friday through Sunday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., for the Driven Midwest Cup

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.NOW600Series.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NOW600Series

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NOW600Series

NOW600 SERIES –

The National Open Wheel 600 Series is in its fifth year of showcasing premier micro sprint racing throughout Oklahoma and Northern Texas. In addition to the Driven Midwest USAC NOW600 National Micro Series presented by MyRacePass, there are three regions – the Driven Midwest NOW600 North Texas Region, the Driven Midwest NOW600 Sooner Region and the USAC NOW600 Coastal Clash. The featured racing divisions are Stock Non-Wing, Winged ‘A’ Class and Restricted ‘A’ Class. For more information, including the schedule, points and rules, visit http://www.NOW600Series.com.

DRIVEN MIDWEST –

Driven Midwest is a speed shop and D1 chassis dealer located in Tulsa, Okla. The company, which is owned by Harley Hollan and micro sprint standout Frank Flud, has one goal: to raise the standard of customer service to an exceptional level while building a relationship with every customer. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/DrivenPerformanceMidwest/?fref=ts.

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INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

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