Enough to win you over on late models? The race itself was a wreck fest, which is kinda unavoidable when the track is that small and rough. But that Carpenter kid outlasted all of the big money teams and it was a heck of a finish and story.
There was also this:
Over $125,000 of the $2.2 million amount was raised, but yesterday an update was posted that the little girl received her treatment, perhaps as a result of public pressure from the campaign.
As much as I value traditional racing, I agree with moving the lapped cars to the tail.
They are also trying to incentivize winning the heat races with that lineup change. In USAC the feature lineups have been based entirely on time trials, leading some to complain that the heat races don't really matter. This seems to be an incremental change that addresses that partially without changing the whole format.
That was an awesome race last year when Larson did the spin and win right in front of where I was sitting. It sucks they have to cancel...but what's best for the safety of everyone involed is the most important.