Saturday marked the first Shoot-Out race of the 2009 season. The 20-lap Pure Mini Shootout drew drivers from many different tracks and fans of all ages. Shootout races bring a different format, a bit of a twist, and much higher stakes.
As far as the different format, the racers qualify in advance for the race. This leads to the twist – the fastest qualifier isn't guaranteed pole position. The fastest qualifier rolls a die, and the lineup is inverted according to the number he rolls. For instance, if he rolls a six, he would then start in the sixth position, and the sixth place qualifier would be up front with the drivers in between inverted accordingly.
In the Pure Mini Shootout the fastest qualifier, Robert Stone, rolled a two, so the first two cars were swapped from inside to outside.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.