The Super Bowl of Racing is the first race with the droop rule for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
In December, a dozen dirt racing sanctions met to form a set of common rules across multiple sanctions. That meeting took place at the PRI show.
In conclusion, many rules were streamlined across multiple series. One of those rules included the droop rule which limits deck heights.
Other unified rules: car weight and body measurements
Specifically, the World of Outlaws introduced the droop rule to their series, last year. This year, it’s the first implementation of the rule on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series side of the sport.
This weekend, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series opens their 2022 season. The schedule begins at the 4/10-mile of Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia.
Brandon Overton jumped out of the gate on Thursday with quick time. However, he failed the droop rule inspection after qualifying and his time was disallowed. Kyle Larson was handed the overall quicktime award with a 15.008.
The Georgia driver was moved to the tail of his heat race following the infraction. He climbed to 6th in heat 3, missing a transfer spot in the main.
Overton then finished 3rd in the first B-Main after starting 9th. He missed a spot in the $10,000 to win main event by just one position.
Two more days of action are schedule for the Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway. Saturday’s main event pays $15,000 to win.