ARCA Midwest Reveals New Touring Stars
In order to better reward participating drivers, the criteria that drivers will have to meet to be eligible for the event bonuses has been refined and the standards have been raised. Touring Star’s attendance throughout all 2013 events is mandatory unless excused by the series president and vice president. Drivers that miss an event will no longer be allowed to continue in the program during the same calendar year.
As a reward for their loyalty to the Midwest Tour, Touring Star drivers will be provided several bonuses throughout the race season. Touring Star drivers will be awarded one additional provisional during the season above and beyond the current two that are allowed.
A new bonus payout system has been created for the 2013 season. It is based off of the number of cars that enter each race; the more cars that enter the event, the higher the bonus pay out will be, with max payout being at 32 cars. Touring Stars are guaranteed a $200 bonus at each event but can win up to $1000 at each event. All bonuses will be paid out at the following event. Eligible Rookie of the Year contenders who have filed all paperwork properly and are evaluated will qualify for the bonus program along with the Touring Stars.
Any open positions will be left open and available on a per-race basis. Competitors will be evaluated based on their points position after the second race of the season at Madison International Speedway, and if they fulfill the program requirements, they may be accepted to enter the program.