For the past week. The Sim Dirt Modified Touring Series has been announcing invitations to drivers across the sim to participate in the 2019 SDMTS season. While fans and drivers have waiting in anticipation to see the next driver added to the roster for the series. Trevor Brownlee and the SDMTS team have been behind the scenes reformatting the schedule, dates, format and looking to secure sponsors for the upcoming season!
The biggest change for the upcoming season comes to the scheduling. When the original schedule was announced. It was apparent that the drivers would rather see a shorter season over the planned 22 week schedule. The 2019 Schedule as been trimmed to 12 weeks, but will start at a later date than intentionally planned as Qualifying Series 1 will now start March 14th, 2019 and Qualifying Series 2 will begin March 21st, 2019 respectably. The season opener for the 2019 Season will now be moved to May 16th,2019 as the season opens in Charlotte and the season will conclude on August 8th at Knoxville Speedway. June 20th, 2019 will now host the 2nd Annual Clash at Knoxville.
|1A||March 14th, 2019||Eldora||30||Qualifying Series 1|
|1B||March 21st, 2019||Eldora||30||Qualifying Series 2|
|2A||March 28th, 2019||Limaland||30||Qualifying Series 1|
|2B||April 4th, 2019||Limaland||30||Qualifying Series 2|
|3A||April 11th, 2019||Charlotte||30||Qualifying Series 1|
|3B||April 18th, 2019||Charlotte||30||Qualifying Series 2|
|4A||April 25th, 2019||Volusia||30||Qualifying Series 1|
|4B||May 2nd, 2019||Volusia||30||Qualifying Series 2|
|1||May 16th, 2019||Charlotte||50||Season Opener|
|2||May 23rd, 2019||Volusia||50|
|3||May 30th, 2019||Lanier||50|
|4||June 6th, 2019||Eldora||50|
|5||June 13th, 2019||Limaland||50|
|6||June 20th, 2019||Knoxville (The Clash)||50|
|7||June 27th, 2019||Volusia||50|
|8||July 11th, 2019||TBD||50|
|9||July 18th, 2019||Limaland||50|
|10||July 25th, 2019||Eldora||50|
|11||August 1st, 2019||TBD||50|
|12||August 8th, 2019||Knoxville||50||Season Finale|
As the invitations started to roll out. Series directors realized that sending out 15 invites to the series would not truly articulate the amount of talent within the Modified Division. The SDMTS Officials decided that they would add an additional 5 drivers to the invitation board! These drivers would be announced through December 17th, 2018.
Drivers that have NOT received an invite are still eligible to qualify for the 2019 SDMTS Season through one of two qualifying series. The qualifying series will be a free entry to drivers wishing to compete for a chance to earn a spot in the 2019 Sim Dirt Modified Touring Series. The series registration will go live on December 19th, 2018 at the following link. https://teamvlr.com/series/upcoming-series/simdirt-home/sdmts-registration/ Registration for the qualifying series will last until March 7th, 2019 at which time all of the registered entries will be split into 2 groups based on current Dirt Oval iRating utilizing a snake split.
|Heat 1||11||Top 4 to A-Main||10||10|
|Heat 2||11||Top 4 to A-Main||10||10|
|Heat 3||10||Top 4 to A-Main||10||10|
|Heat 4||10||Top 4 to A-Main||10||10|
|Consolation 1||16||Top 4 to B-Main||15||15|
|Consolation 2||16||Top8 to A-Main||18||18|
|Driver 1||5400||Qualifying Series 1|
|Driver 2||5100||Qualifying Series 2|
|Driver 3||5000||Qualifying Series 1|
|Driver 4||4500||Qualifying Series 2|
|Driver 5||4100||Qualifying Series 1|
|Driver 6||3800||Qualifying Series 2|
|Driver 7||3400||Qualifying Series 1|
|Driver 8||3100||Qualifying Series 2|
|Driver 9||2800||Qualifying Series 1|
|Driver 10||2400||Qualifying Series 2|
|Driver 11||1500||Qualifying Series 1|
|Driver 12||1400||Qualifying Series 2|
Driver fees for the 2019 SDMTS have been finalized. Drivers that received an invitation will be required to pay a $20 registration fee for the series. Drivers that did not receive and invitation will be required to pay a $30 registration fee. These fees will help cover the cost of the series payout at the end of the season.
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