About Feature Wins

Former Speedbowl President George Korteweg won an Officials Race in 1989

WHAT IS A FEATURE

As defined for our statistical research, a feature is any A-main event held on the .375 mile oval track, most notably for any Speedbowl point division, any touring series or any race held under open competition rules.  These events are typically 15 laps in length or longer, but there have been occasions when the Speedbowl has declared a feature result official with less than 15 laps completed.  There is no minimum requirement for lap count or car count for any event to be designated as a feature statistically in our database.  All feature wins are included in our Career Wins List and all applicable Record Book statistics.

WHAT IS NOT A FEATURE

As defined for our statistical research, the following events are not considered feature events and therefore are not included in our Career Wins List or any applicable Record Book statistic involving feature wins. We do, however, record some of the winners of these events in the yearly Almanac – those are listed in bold below.

EXHIBITION EVENTS

Our definition of an exhibition event is any event in which the entertainment value to the fan is of more importance than the official scoring of the event.

  • Match Races
  • Team Races
  • Officials Races
  • Mechanics Races
  • Powder Puff Derbies (also called Ladies Races or Women on Wheels)
  • Legends of the Speedbowl (also called Heroes of the Bowl)
  • Fastor Pastor events
  • any type of Wacky race (flagpole, ski, trailer, camper etc)
  • Bus Races

QUALIFYING EVENTS

  • heats races
  • consolation races / B-mains
  • Semi-finals (held during the 1950’s)

ADDITIONAL WINNERS ACKNOWLEDGED WITHIN A FEATURE EVENT

This has occured in various divisions and touring series throughout the track’s history when two different classes of cars compete in the same event.

  • Sportsman winners declared during Modified events (1958, 1961-1964 and 1975-1977 seasons)
  • Mini Trucks winners declared during Mini Stocks in 1990’s
  • Pro-4 Lite winners declared during Pro-4 Modified events
  • Legend Car Class winners within feature event (Pro, Semi-Pro, Masters)

OVERALL WINNERS OF MULTIPLE FEATURE PROMOTIONS

Overall Winners are determined by the best average finish over a series of feature events, typically in conjunction with an event promotion. In these instances, the individual race winners are each credited with a feature win, but the overall winner is not.

  • Mad-Cap events  (1950’s & 1960’s)
  • Grand Slam Series (1975-1976)
  • Triple Crown Series (1979)
  • Double Down Shootout (2006-2008)
  • Full Fendered Throwdown (2018)

EVENTS NOT HELD ON .375 ASPHALT OVAL

  • Demolition Derbies (8 cylinder, 4 cylinder, truck, motorcycle, bus)
  • Motorcycle races (infield track 1972-1974)
  • Drag events (2010’s)
  • SXR cart races (late 2000’s)
  • Big Wheel races

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