CONCORD, NC : As the calendar gets closer to March, the beginning of the 2020 Southeast Legends Tour season is just around the corner with the opener set for Saturday, March 28th at the improved Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, North Carolina.
This year’s season consists of eleven touring points events and finishes up with a non-points RPM Pro-Formance Big Money event at Hickory Motor Speedway on October 24th. Some highlights during the year include the INEX National Qualifier on May 16th at Tri-County Motor Speedway, the series’ first ever trip to Dillon Motor Speedway on August 22nd and double points races on July 11th and the championship race on September 26th at Kingsport Speedway.
All races are part of the new Southeast Super Trucks TV network and will be broadcasted LIVE via SEST.TV and simulcasted on LegendsNation.TV. SEST and LNTV are part of the SPEED SPORT TV Network that was announced at PRI this past December.
Several point procedure changes have also been applied to the upcoming season as well. Drivers will have the option to drop one point scoring result, but a double points race cannot be used as a drop. The final Southeast Legends Tour points event will be on September 26th at Kingsport Speedway, unless a rain make-up is needed after that weekend.
Drivers in both the Legend and Bandolero divisions will need to register with the series to be eligible to compete at any SELT event during the year. Legend driver registration fee if received by March 15th, 2020 is $100 for the season. At the first event on March 28th the registration fee goes up to $120 for the year, or drivers can choose to enter per event at $20.00.
Bandolero driver registration is $50 for the year if registered by March 15th, 2020, or $60 on March 28th at the first event of the season. The Bandolero registration fee is also $20 per event if drivers choose to register on a per race basis. The final practice session will also serve as qualifying for the Bandolero division at each event.
All parents are required to have the Southeast Super Truck Series Minor Release Form filled out and brought to the Diane at the track. The form can be downloaded by clicking the link Minor Release Form.
The INEX National Qualifier event on Saturday, May 16th at Tri-County Motor Speedway is a 40 lap feature with the non-points Big Money race on Saturday, October 24th at Hickory Motor Speedway on tap for 50 laps.
The point system has also received some adjustment for the upcoming campaign. Drivers who show up at any race will receive 3 points, and if a driver competes in 10 of the 11 events they will receive an additional 30 point bonus.
The overall fast time qualifier at each race will pick up an additional 5 points with invert bonus points up for grabs. The dice roll invert will be either 3, 4 or 5 and if the pole winner comes back to take the race victory from 3rd it is a 3 point bonus, 4th is a 4 point bonus and 5th to first is a 5 point bonus with the victory.
The driver that makes up the most positions in the race from the official starting lineup from the Southeast Super Trucks Series to the official finishing order will also pick up 5 additional Hard Charger bonus points. A driver cannot elect to start in the rear for this option as it is based strictly by the qualifying results.
Any racers who will collect $600 or more will receive a 1099 Form from the Southeast Super Trucks Series by January 31st, 2021 and are required to fill out a W-9 Form, which can be downloaded HERE.
|2020 Southeast Legends Tour Championship Point Breakdown|
More information will be released in the weeks leading up to the first event of the season, including Bandolero rules after a preseason test. Any questions or other inquiries can be sent to series director Jeff Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.