Friday, March 28, 2008
Northern Tier Inc. ULMS Late Models Dashes for 2008
by Chris Zuver
For the 2008 season the Northern Tier Inc. United Late Model Series will be holding dashes for the top heat qualifying drivers to determine the front half of main event starting grid for each late model event in 2008. Andrews Auto Salvage of Eldred, PA has come on board to sponsor the 2008 Andrews Auto Salvage Dash King award!
“Last year, I kind of wanted to start running dashes, but was unable to find a sponsor, so we stuck with the normal top twelve redraw as we have done since day one with the series,” stated ULMS Racing Series Director, Chris Zuver. “This year, I thought about it again and approached Todd Andrews of Andrews Auto Salvage and he was willing to sponsor the dashes.” “We are going to do the dashes just like we have done them the past two years at McKean County Raceway for the Fall Classic.”
In the past the top twelve qualifiers in the heat races redrew for the main event starting positions, this those top twelve qualifiers will redraw for the respective dashes. Drivers pulling an odd number pill will start in the first dash and the even number pills will result in the drivers running in the second dash. How the drivers finish the first dash will determine the inside row and the second dash will determine the outside row. A point system will be kept on the finishes and at the end of the season; the top point car in the Andrews Auto Salvage Dash will receive a $300 bonus.
“When ULMS first started, not many events and tracks did the top twelve redraw. Now many weekly race tracks have some sort of top twelve redraw and for our series to look more different than a normal special weekly show, I need to distance ourselves from that look,” commented, Zuver.
The Northern Tier Inc. United Late Model Series kicks off the 2008 season on Saturday, April 26 at McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, PA. The 19th Annual Jim Duffy Memorial will pay $2000 to win along with lap money. Also the winner of the Jim Duffy Memorial will be a guaranteed starter for the $5000 to win IRS sanctioned Dave Lundgren Memorial on Friday, May 16 at MCR.
2008 Norther Tier Inc. United Late Model Series Schedule:
April 26 McKean County Raceway
June 26 McKean County Raceway (No Pts)
Top 5 ULMS vs T5 Modifieds
July 3 Little Valley Speedway
July 31 McKean County Raceway
Aug 2 WOODHULL
Aug 3 Humbestone Can ODLM (Show up Pts)
Aug 29 Oshweken Can ODLM (Show up Pts)
Sept 13 TBA
Sept 26 McKean County Raceway
Sept 27 McKean County Raceway
October 4 Mercer Raceway Park