2017
HOLDEN TRADE CLUB
SALOON SPEEDWEEK
SERIES FORMAT
Rounds One thru Four comprise of three 12-lap Heat races,  the Top Ten Shootout  and  20-lap Feature.

Round Five comprises of a 12-lap Helter Skelter,  three 12-lap Heat races,  the Top Ten Shootout  and  20-lap Feature.

For Heat races the eighteen-car field is split into three groups.
GROUP A
16S Thomas Korff
21T Graham Williamson
46S Daniel Hinton
71A Ryan Neave
74A Scott Lansdowne
77G Daniel Cook
GROUP B
2NZ Paddy North
7S Richard Dreaver
18K Chris Taylor
21H Steve Williams
27S Joe Ingram
42M Trent Amrein
GROUP C
7T Ivan Murdoch
8S Craig Korff
25K Robert Belk
46A Nigel Ross
49M Bodie Abrahamson
76G Ethan Cook
HEATS
Each group has two Heat races in a round, and with two groups racing together in a Heat, each group gets to race with each of the other two groups.

Each group starts one heat from the inside grids and the other heat on the outside.

Heat grids for the five rounds are pre-determined to give every driver a similar number of front, middle and rear starts.

Drivers earn Heat Finishing and Passing points and drivers' accumulated points from two heats determine the Top Ten Shootout running order and Feature grids 11 to 18.

Drivers that DNF earn Finishing Points based on the order they drop out of a race.

Drivers earn 2 points for every car they pass in a race including drivers who DNF if their DNF position is higher than their statrting position.
HEAT  FINISHING  POINTS
PLACE   1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
POINTS   20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9
HEAT  PASSING  POINTS
CARS  PASSED   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
POINTS   2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
TOP  TEN  SHOOTOUT
The Top Ten Shootout comprises of nine 2-lap one-on-one races to decide the Feature race grids 1 to 10.

No Finishing or Passing points are available in the Shootout.

In each of the first eight race the first car across the finish line remains on the track for the next race, and the driver eliminated leaves the track and will start the Feature from the grid position they were contesting.

In the ninth and final race the drivers race for the Feature front row positions and the winner has the choice of starting from grid 1 or 2.

For all races the driver that finished highest on points has lane choice.

The Shootout running order is lowest on points first thru to the highest on points last, and the first race is the 9th and 10th drivers on points, with the 9th placed driver having lane choice, and the driver eliminated gets to start the Feature from grid 10.

The Shootout continues until the top ten Feature grids are filled.
FEATURE
Feature grids are determined by the Shootout for grids 1 to 10, and accumulated Heat points for grids 11 to 18.

Drivers earn Feature Finishing and Passing points.

Drivers that DNF earn Finishing Points based on the order they drop out of a race.

Drivers earn 2 points for every car they pass in a race including drivers who DNF if their DNF position is higher than their statrting position.
FEATURE  FINISHING  POINTS
PLACE   1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th
POINTS   90 84 78 72 67 62 57 52 48 44 40 36 33 30 27 24 22 20
FEATURE  PASSING  POINTS
CARS  PASSED   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
POINTS   2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34
HELTER SKELTER
For the final round at Huntly, the first Saloon race of the night is a 12-lap Helter Skelter.

No Finishing or Passing points are available in the Helter Skelter as the race doesn't count towards the Speedweek championship, but is instead a light-hearted way for drivers to earn extra cash.

In the Helter Skelter drivers start the race knowing the race winner will come from the first to sixth cars across the finish line but will not know exactly what placed car will be declared the winner until the start of the second last lap when a board is displayed at the finish line with a number between 1 and 6.

The number indicates which car across will be the winner and drivers have two laps of tactical manoeuvring as they try to get into the winning position.

Approaching the finish line on the final lap there will likely be a log jam of cars as eighteen drivers try to snare the $1000 winner's prize.

The race pace between turn 4 and the finish line is guaranteed to be painfully slow and track officials will need to check motionless cars to ensure drivers haven't fallen asleep.
SPEEDWEEK CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2017 Holden Trade Club Saloon Speedweek Champion will be the driver that accumulates the most points over the five rounds.
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