sixth season in a row, the management of the Kane area track are running
another interesting awards program to honor and highlight those drivers
who make the show exciting for the fans. Each week throughout the season,
the track will calculate the number of positions each driver who finishes
on the lead lap is able to advance from his or her posted starting spot
to their official finishing position. For each position advanced, the
driver will be awarded one point. For example, if a driver officially
starts 12th and finishes 5th, he would earn 7 Hard Charger points. The
biggest advancers each week will be honored in each class with the "Hard
Charger of the Race" Award. In the event of a tie for a particular race,
the driver with the highest finishing position is credited with the
"Driver of the Race" Award for that week.
In addition, points will be accumulated over the entire points season, and "Hard Charger of the Year" Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the points season. Only races in which a driver advances and finishes better than they started will be counted toward the annual awards. Races in which a driver fails to advance or finishes in a position lower then their start will not count and will not reduce their overall points total. Ties will be broken first by the number of individual race hard charger awards each driver earned during the season and second by the driver's final championship points position. Some special races, such as those that are non-point races, throughout the season will not count toward hard-charger points.