The 2016 King of the Wing 270 Micro Sprint Time Trial event will not use the format that teams have come accustom to for these events held at Linda's Speedway the past few seasons. New for 2016 will be a format similar to the Eldora Speedway King's Royal event. Drivers will be challenged all night with different inversion methods. Currently drivers invert in heat races and then line up in a dash for the feature event line up heads up. The inversion is higher for the King of the Wing and there is no dash. Awards for the night will go to the heat race winners, quick timer, and hard charger in the A Main. Kyle Weiss is the defending winner of the event.
King of the Wing format
(Based off of 35 cars)
Per usual, Time Trials will be held in order of random draw conducted prior to the driver meeting. The faster of two laps determines Heat Race seeding.
There will be five heat races run for 35 cars
The results of time trials will be staggered by qualifying time with an invert of five. Placing the 21st qualifier on the pole of heat one and 25th qualifier on the pole of heat race five.
The top-four finishers will advance from the Heat Races and complete the first 20 positions in the King of the Wing. Cars finishing fifth and sixth advance to the B-Main. Cars finishing seventh through 10th advance to the C-Main. Two fastest qualifiers who did not finish in the top-four in their heat race go to the 21st and 22nd starting spots.
There will be one C-Main with cars finishing first through sixth advancing to the B-Main. Cars finishing first through third will advance to the King of the Wing.
The two fastest qualifiers not advancing from the Heat Races will start 19th and 20th in the Kings of the Wing.
The top-four finishers from the five Heat Races will makeup the first-twenty starters in the KotW as follows:
ROW ONE: Heat Five- 1st Place, Heat Four- 1st Place
ROW TWO: Heat Three- 1st Place, Heat Two- 1st Place
ROW THREE: Heat One 1st Place, Heat Five- 2nd Place
ROW FOUR: Heat Four- 2nd Place, Heat Three- 2nd Place
ROW FIVE: Heat Two- 2nd Place, Heat One- 2nd Place
ROW SIX: Heat Five- 3rd Place, Heat Four- 3rd Place
ROW SEVEN: Heat Three- 3rd Place, Heat Two- 3rd Place
ROW EIGHT: Heat One- 3rd Place, Heat One- 4th Place
ROW NINE: Heat Two- 4th Place, Heat Three- 4th Place
ROW TEN: Heat Four- 4th Place, Heat Five- 4th Place
ROW ELEVEN: Two fastest qualifiers not advancing from heat race
ROW TWELVE: B Main 1st Place, B Main 2nd Place