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Historic USA Nationals Features New Format
July 19, 2018
Rather than qualifying against the clock, drivers will run a pair of heat races. Drivers will draw a number which will place them in the first set of heat races. The second set of heat races will use an inverted lineup based on the number drawn.
Historic USA Nationals Features New Format

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series begins in August with a final stop in Wisconsin for the biggest payday of the season, August 2-4.

While the event known as the USA Nationals has become a staple on the World of Outlaws schedule, a new format will shake things up this year.

For over three decades, the event at Cedar Lake Speedway—located just across the Minnesota and Wisconsin state line—has attracted some of the best Dirt Late Model drivers in the country in hopes of grabbing the coveted eagle trophy and the $50,000 prize.

Similar to years past, a full $6,000-to-win shootout will take place on Thursday, August 2. On Friday, however, rather than qualifying against the clock, drivers will be placed into a pair of heat races. Drivers will register and draw a number at the World of Outlaws Command Center which will place them in the first set of heat races.

The second set of heat races will use an inverted lineup based on the number drawn. For instance, if a driver draws a 10 for the first heat race, in the second heat race his draw will be scored as a 90.

Each set of five drivers in the same respective positions in the inverted draw list will then be shaken up to rearrange drivers against different competitors for the second set of heat races

Passing points will be accumulated based on positions gained in the two heat races. The 16 drivers with the most passing points will be locked into the $50,000-to-win Sears Craftsman Feature. Furthermore, the top eight will transfer into the USA Nationals Dash to compete for starting spots in the top four rows.

Friday’s show will also showcase the FansFund Dash, the Midwest’s top local Late Model talent, a fireworks show and a party in the Cedar Lake Arena.

On Saturday, an autograph session and a meet-and-greet with the drivers will kick off the final day of the 2018 USA Nationals.

Tickets to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series USA Nationals are available online here.