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Time Trials


Drivers hit the course one at a time, racing solo against the clock.  Often, drivers use these times not only to set qualifying speeds, but to check out the boat set-up and help the crew figure out tweaks before race time.

A driver must complete one lap at a minimum speed of 130 mph to qualify for a race.  It's a little different in Detroit, where drivers must complete two laps at an average speed of 130mph back-to-back during the same run.

Points are awarded to the fastest qualifiers during time trials.  These points count towards the National High Points totals.