What happens if there is a tie?

If there is a tie (the race was to close for the finish line flaggers to call), you will see the course flaggers circling their flags over their heads.  At this point, the heat will be re-run.  Drivers will SWITCH start gates and line up again.  If you need a cool-down or to take a mechanical allowance you need to let the Center Ice Official know.  Ties are almost always re-run until there is a winner.