Michigan oval wins Supercars driver vote

Tonight’s ninth round of the Supercars All Stars Eseries will be held exclusively on Michigan International Speedway layout following the outcome of a driver vote.

The US oval was already locked in as one of potentially two venues for the penultimate round, while the drivers were asked to vote on a second venue between Laguna Seca, Road America, Le Mans, or continuing to race at Michigan.

It was the latter that won the vote, the Supercars stars set for a full night of oval racing for the first time in the virtual series, with a previous trip to Charlotte paired with the Daytona roval.

The move to a single venue has sparked a brand new format, with a pair of 15-lap qualifying ‘duels’ to help set the grid.

The night will start with a 10-minute qualifying session, with odd-numbered cars going into Duel 1 and even-numbered cars into Dual 2.

The finishing order from the first duel will determine the inside row for the first 28-lap, the order of the second duel the outside row.

A second 28-lapper will then be a reverse-grid race, with accrued points determining the grid for the 45-lap finale.

All three races will feature a compulsory stop with drivers required to take on four tyres.

Qualifying will kick off at 6pm AEST, with the race coverage – available live and free through Motorsport.tv – starting at 7pm.

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