The series rules differ slightly from the INDYCAR Series with one attempt at green-white-checkered finishes offered at each event. Along with the opportunity for races to go over their scheduled distance ASR awards Free Passes to the first vehicle off the lead lap at each caution along with “wave-arounds” for any vehicles remaining on the race track ahead of the leaders. The Fall Season will bring the mandatory tire compound switch during races that has become a staple of INDYCAR road course events, where drivers will be required to manage their race strategy and ensure they use both the Firestone Primary Black tires and Alternate Red tires atleast once in each event.
ASR puts a focus on teams competing for the Series Team Championship while maintaining fairness for smaller teams by only scoring each team’s highest finisher at each event. Beginning with the Fall 2022 season several new teams and drivers are joining the ranks of the ASR Open Wheel Series to not only compete for a driver’s championship but also the team championship.
The Fall 2011 Season kicks off Wednesday, September 14th at Kansas Speedway.