NA-F2000: New qualifying procedures at ovals

Zetec Championship institutes open qualifying at ovals. ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (April 11, 2002) -- The Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship today announced new qualifying procedures for all oval races. Beginning with the traditional Memorial Day...

Zetec Championship institutes open qualifying at ovals.

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (April 11, 2002) -- The Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship today announced new qualifying procedures for all oval races.

Beginning with the traditional Memorial Day weekend event at Indianapolis Raceway Park, the Zetec Championship will no longer use the single-car format for qualifying at oval races. Qualifying for oval races will now consist of one open half-hour session, in which the fastest time will earn the pole position. In the event of a doubleheader, two races, the qualifying session will be used to determine the starting positions for the first race. Starting positions for the second race will be the order of finish in the first race.

"This new format is sure to generate some excitement during oval race qualifying," said Formula Ford 2000 Championship owner Jon Baytos. "When its been used in the past, fans have witnessed some great wheel-to-wheel competition, as the drivers battled for the pole. The open session format also allows drivers to come in and make adjustments to the car, key to learning how to drive on an oval."

The 2002 Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship continues with Rounds Three and Four at Mosport International Raceway, May 18-19, as part of the Victoria Day Trans-Am Weekend.

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