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OXFORD 250 QUALIFYING PROCEDURE
 

The TD Bank 250 is without a doubt the highlight of New England Late Model type racing. It is not often that the number of cars failing to make the race is the same as the number that do. This is why many say that qualifying alone is worth the price of admission.

The qualifying format for the TD Bank 250 consists of Heat Races, Consolation Races and a Last Chance "Hooligan" Race. It is possible for a driver to qualify by virtue of placing in the top four of his 25 lap heat race, or, for the less fortunate, run 95 laps without ever making the show. Below is the qualifying procedure for the TD Bank 250.

 

THE DRAW
Determines starting position in Heat race

Each driver's name is added to a list when they roll their cars through pre-race inspection. That list is used to determine the order of "The Draw". A member from each team must plunge their digits into a bucket containing up to 100 numbered chips. A simple task that could mean the difference between sitting in the drivers seat...or the grandstands.

 

6 HEAT RACES

Top 4 Qualify (positions 1-24)

Heat races are an intense and nerve-wracking experience. One 25-lap race will set the tone for your day. Finish in the top four and you have a few hours to prepare for one of the biggest races of your life. Fail to do so and chances are you'll be scrambling up until the main event. 

 

3 CONSOLATION RACES

Top 3 Qualify (positions 25-33)

No driver wants to stare the Last Chance Qualifier in the face knowing they must win to get in. TD Bank 250 Consolations will put every bit of your driving ability through the ultimate test of skill and determination. Expect to see plenty of paint-swapping and torn sheet metal as these races are not intended for the faint of heart.

 

1 LAST CHANCE QUALIFIER
Only the winner qualifies (position 34)

Talk about pressure. It's a race where second-place will earn you a seat in the grandstands. The winner is presented with a buyout option at the end: Take a $1,500 check and a seat in the stands or start at the rear of the field. And don't count out the winner of this race. The 2005 last chance winner, Mike Rowe, became the first driver to take full advantage and win the main event, earning $26,000. 2002 victor Alan Wilson placed 4th in the big show taking home $6,000. Ricky Craven and Tracy Gordon also have led the main event after winning the non-qualifiers' transfer spot.

 











SETTING
THE FIELD

Grid Qualified
1st 1st - Heat 1
2nd 1st - Heat 2
3rd 1st - Heat 3
4th 1st - Heat 4
5th 1st - Heat 5
6th 1st - Heat 6
7th 2nd - Heat 1
8th 2nd - Heat 2
9th 2nd - Heat 3
10th 2nd - Heat 4
11th 2nd - Heat 5
12th 2nd - Heat 6
13th 3rd - Heat 1
14th 3rd - Heat 2
15th 3rd - Heat 3
16th 3rd - Heat 4
17th 3rd - Heat 5
18th 3rd - Heat 6
19th 4th - Heat 1
20th 4th - Heat 2
21st 4th - Heat 3
22nd 4th - Heat 4
23rd 4th - Heat 5
24th 4th - Heat 6
25th 1st - Consi 1
26th 1st - Consi 2
27th 1st - Consi 3
28th 2nd - Consi 1
29th 2nd - Consi 2
30th 2nd - Consi 3
31st 3rd - Consi 1
32nd 3rd - Consi 2
33rd 3rd - Consi 3
34th 1st - LCQ
35th OPS Point
 Provisional
36th Promoter Option Provisional
37th Promoter Option Provisional
38th Promoter Option Provisional
39th Promoter Option Provisional
40th Promoter Option Provisional


PROVISIONALS ARE CONTINGENT UPON MAKING EVERY AVAILABLE ATTEMPT IN THE ESTIMATION OF RACE OFFICIALS TO QUALIFY ON YOUR OWN MERIT.