Double-File Restarts Remain For URC Sprints


In 2012, URC Managing Members announced plans to introduce double-file restarts for the URC feature events.

There were mixed emotions from the URC competitors, but by the end of the season, the concerns have diminished, the concerns never did materialize.

Forty-three year old Randy West of Boyertown, Pa., was one driver who was not keen on the idea last year. West, a strong contender for the 2012 Rislone URC Championship now takes a different new.

“I was not sure about the double file restarts at the beginning of 2012, but looking back on last year, we gained more spots then we lost,” Weset said. “I think it helps you to pass cars when you have a good car.”

The format for URC is that heat race events will remain single file after the original start. In the URC feature events, the field will go double file from lap 13 to lap 23. One twist for the new season is, the leader will have lane choice during the double file restarts. So strategy will be key on each and every double file restart.

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