Rules addition to be introduced in Kesler Contracting 150 – JW Martin


Beginning Saturday, Motor Mile Speedway will be implementing competition cautions in 150-lap O’Reilly Auto Parts Late Model division races.


Competition cautions will debut with the running of the Kesler Contracting 150, and will remain in effect throughout the remainder of the 2016 season.


“Fans have expressed interest in jazzing up the Late Model 150’s, and we believe this adjustment satisfies those requests,” notes General Manager Michelle Vaught. “We want to maintain the integrity of the longer 150-lap format. It’s not intended to be a sprint. Ultimately, we’re aiming to balance entertainment instruments with the traditional intrigue that accompanies 150-lap races.”


Per the rules change, a competition caution will be imposed on the 40th lap of a green flag run. If a caution transpires within the 40-lap window, the lap count resets. Competition cautions will not occur in the final 25 circuits.


The rules change does not impact support divisions, and does not apply to the Twin 75’s format.


Motor Mile Speedway re-introduced 150-lap features this season following a four-year hiatus. The format has produced three different winners in three contests thus far, with Chad Finchum, Lee Pulliam, and Philip Morris visiting victory lane. All three marathon features have been caution-free affairs— a yellow on the opening circuit of the April 23rd contest warranted a race reset.


Motor Mile Speedway has been NASCAR-sanctioned since 1988. Beginning with Tim McGuire, the track has crowned 14 NASCAR Late Model track champions in 28 seasons. Motor Mile Speedway has been the home track of two NASCAR WHELEN All-American Series national champions on six different occasions: Philip Morris (2006, ’08, ’09) and Lee Pulliam (2012, ’13, ’15).