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Daily Dirt 02/26/2020 18:11:53

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October 27
Dirt Track at Charlotte,
Concord, NC
Sanction: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series (Bad Boy Off Road World Finals) - $12,000
Information provided by: Alli Collis and Kevin Kovac (last updated October 28, 8:21 am)
McCreadie, Richards top World Finals time trials
Jimmy Dearing
Josh Richards timed fastest in his group during both rounds of qualifying on Thursday.
Key notes: The Bad Boy Off Road World Finals three-day event kicks off on Thursday night with a double round of Late Model qualifying, which will set the lineups for Friday and Saturday's World of Outlaws heat races. ... Series points leader Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., is one victory away from topping Darrell Lanigan's single-season win record (17). ... Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., and Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., were the winners of last year's World Finals features. Davenport is on hand for the weekend, while Sheppard's 2016 season ended with his DTWC victory. ... World of Outlaws sprints and big block modifieds will also be in action. ... Watch live pay-per-view coverage at DirtonDirt.com.
Who to watch: Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., a former winner at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Points chase: Richards will be crowned the 2016 WoO champion this weekend.
Car count: 69
Next series race: October 28, Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, NC) $12,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
By Alli Collis and Kevin Kovac
DirtonDirt.com

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 27) — Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., and Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., were the fastest of 69 entries as the 10th annual Bad Boy Off Road World Finals got under way with Thursday’s double round of qualifying action at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Debuting a new black paint scheme, McCreadie blasted around the 4/10-mile oval, clocking a time of 14.761 seconds to top the charts for the first round of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series time trials. The former series champion will start on the pole of the first of six heat races slated for Friday night.

“I want to win every race I’m in, but this is a success," McCreadie said of his qualifying efforts. "We could have issues the rest of the week, anything can happen. But to come here with this field of cars and be competitively fast, the weekend’s a success. Now we’re trying to add bonuses to it and hopefully win some races. It’s a lot of fun.

Among the quickest qualifiers in the first time trial session, Richards turned a lap of 14.876 seconds to clock the fastest overall time in the second round of qualifying. As the only qualifier breaking the 14-second bracket, the series points leader will be the polesitter for Saturday’s first heat race.

“We did exactly what we needed to do, go out there and get two good laps both days,” Richards said. “We changed a couple of things from last year and the car was fast in hot laps. So we just kind of left it alone and I just tried to work on my driving a little bit and moving around the track, and it responded. It was a good start."

The two qualifying rounds were part of the opening night of the three-day World Finals event, which includes the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds.

The results of Thursdays’ time trials will be used to set the lineups for Friday and Saturday’s heat races. The first round determined the lineups for Friday’s action, while Saturday’s prelims were set by the second round. Both World of Outlaws features will pay $12,000 to the winner.

Thursday's time trial results:

Second round qualifying

Josh Richards topped the charts for Saturday’s World Finals program, clocking a time of 14.876 seconds. He was the lone driver to break the 14-second bracket in the second time trial session.

Richards will start on the pole of Saturday’s first heat race, while Tim McCreadie — the fastest qualifier in the second group — will be the polesitter for the fourth heat. Saturday’s other heat race polesitters are Chris Madden, Don O’Neal, Dale McDowell and Shane Clanton.

While several drivers did not report to the track during the second qualifying session, Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., was among drivers experiencing on-track issues. He was pushed to the infield before taking the white flag due to a broken transmission.

Saturday’s time trial results

Driver (car no.), hometown, time
Group A
Josh Richards (1), Shinnston, W.Va., 14.876
Chris Madden (44), Gray Court, S.C., 15.031
Don O’Neal (5), Martinsville, Ind., 15.239
Chris Ferguson (22), Mount Holly, N.C., 15.285
Steve Casebolt (C9), Richmond, Ind., 15.327
Chub Frank (1*), Bear Lake, Pa., 15.352
Donald Bradsher (93), Burlington, N.C., 15.355
G.R. Smith (22*), Cornelious, N.C., 15.373
Eric Wells (18), Hazard, Ky., 15.378
Steven Roberts (111), Sylvester, Ga., 15.450
Andy Fries (82), Mercersburg, Pa., 15.470
Willie Milliken (1m), Roanoke Rapids, , 15.475
Robbie Scott (18s), Shinnston, W.Va., 15.493
Tyler Horst (14H), Rouzerville, Pa., 15.534
Kyle Bronson (40B), Brandon, Fla., 15.585
Jordan Yaggy (77), Rochester, Minn., 15.613
Ross Bailes (87), Clover, S.C., 15.650
Brian Ruhlman (49R), Clarklake, Mich., 15.663
Frank Heckenast Jr. (99JR), Frankfort, Ill., 15.674
Chad Hollenbeck (4-D’s), Kingsley, Pa., 15.687
Brandon Overton (76), Appling, Ga., 15.696
Johnny Pursley (09), Clover, S.C., 15.732
Dan Stone (72), Thompson, Pa., 15.881
Michael Rouse (23), Wilson, N.C., 15.904
Steve Francis (16), Bowling Green, Ky., 15.920
Boom Briggs (99b), Bear Lake, Pa., 16.104
Bob Gordon (31), Keyser, W.Va., 16.132
Blake Spencer (6s), St. Augustine, Fla., 16.321
Nick Hoffman (2H), Mooresville, N.C., 16.847
Jeff Robertson (P3), Defiance, Ohio, 17.608
Dustin Mitchell (D8), Princeton, N.C., no time
Justin Williams (89w), Concord, Va., no time
Dean Bowen (15), Whiteville, N.C., no time
Jeremy Miller (1v), Gettysburg, Pa., no time
Russell Erwin (22E), Beaverdam, Va., no time
Group B
Tim McCreadie (39), Watertown, N.Y., 15.052
Dale McDowell (17m), Chickamauga, Ga., 15.134
Shane Clanton (25), Zebulon, Ga., 15.159
Dale Hollidge (0), Mechanicsville, Md., 15.202
Donny Schatz (15s), Fargo, N.D., 15.256
Dennis Erb Jr. (28e), Carpentersville, Ill., 15.324
Rick Eckert (7), York, Pa., 15.351
Jason Covert (72), York Haven, Pa., 15.363
Darrell Lanigan (15L), Union, Ky., 15.390
Billy Moyer Jr. (21JR), Batesville, Ark., 15.394
Chase Junghans (18c), Manhattan, Kan., 15.404
Max Blair (111B), Centerville, Pa., 15.434
Hudson O’Neal (71), Martinsville, Ind., 15.442
Morgan Bagley (14m), Longview, Texas, 15.569
Austin Smith (11), Cedartown, Ga., 15.652
Riley Hickman (R1), Ooltewah, Tenn., 15.697
Timothy Culp (C8), Sheridan, Ark., 15.702
Tyler Erb (91), New Waverly, Texas, 15.714
Jonathan Davenport (6), Blairsville, Ga., 15.715
Tyler Carpenter (28), Parkersburg, W.Va., 15.737
Daulton Wilson (32), Fayetteville, N.C., 15.748
Kenny Moreland (24), Waldorf, Md., 15.748
Joey Coulter (2c), Miami Springs, Fla., 15.754
Ryan King (1G), Seymour, Tenn., 15.793
Mason Zeigler (25Z), Chalk Hill, Pa., 15.805
Doug Sanders (42), Gastonia, N.C., 15.848
Pancho Lawler (93L), Hanover, Pa., 15.861
Nick Davis (92), Gumboro, Del., 15.955
Jesse Stovall (00), Billings, Mo., 15.992
Brian Ledbetter (07), Dallas, N.C., 16.158
Ross Robinson (7R), Georgetown, Del., 16.224
Allen Murray (2m), San Antonio, Texas, 16.443
Brian Shirley (3s), Chatham, Ill., 16.758
Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill., no time

First round qualifying

Showing off a fresh black paint scheme on a new Longhorn Race Car, Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., clocked the overall quick time for Friday’s Bad Boy Off Road World Finals program, tripping the clock with a time of 14.761 seconds. He’ll start on the pole of Friday’s first heat race.

Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., was the fastest qualifier in the second time-trial group and will start on the pole of Friday’s fourth heat race. Other heat race polesitters will be Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., and Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky.

Among drivers experiencing issues in the first qualifying session were Jeremy Miller of Gettysburg, Pa., and Joey Coulter of Miami Springs, Fla. Miller turned only one lap after his transmission broke and locked up his rear wheels to send him into the turn-three wall, while Coulter was unable to register a time after suffering a flat tire.

Friday’s time trial results

Driver (car no.), hometown, time
Group A
Tim McCreadie (39), Watertown, N.Y., 14.761
Chris Madden (44), Gray Court, S.C., 14.766
Shane Clanton (25), Zebulon, Ga., 14.893
Dale Hollidge (0), Mechanicsville, Md., 14.980
Austin Smith (11), Cedartown, Ga., 14.999
Donny Schatz (15s), Fargo, N.D., 15.010
Dennis Erb Jr. (28e), Carpentersville, Ill., 15.022
Frank Heckenast Jr. (99JR), Frankfort, Ill., 15.050
Billy Moyer Jr. (21JR), Batesville, Ark., 15.115
Chris Ferguson (22), Mount Holly, N.C., 15.166
Donald Bradsher (93), Burlington, N.C., 15.212
Steve Casebolt (C9), Richmond, Ind., 15.212
Steven Roberts (111), Sylvester, Ga., 15.214
G.R. Smith (22), Cornelious, N.C., 15.216
Max Blair (111B), Centerville, Pa., 15.216
Eric Wells (18), Hazard, Ky., 15.226
Hudson O’Neal (71), Martinsville, Ind., 15.237
Kyle Bronson (40B), Brandon, Fla., 15.251
Brian Ruhlman (49R), Clarklake, Mich., 15.286
Russell Erwin (22E), Beaverdam, Va., 15.326
Timothy Culp (C8), Sheridan, Ark., 15.350
Jeremy Miller (1v), Gettysburg, Pa., 15.353
Brian Shirley (3s), Chatham, Ill., 15.378
Tyler Erb (91), New Waverly, Texas, 15.378
Daulton Wilson (32), Fayetteville, N.C., 15.490
Ross Robinson (7R), Georgetown, Del., 15.512
Brandon Overton (76), Appling, Ga., 15.529
Dustin Mitchell (D8), Princeton, N.C., 15.601
Andy Fries (82), Mercersburg, Pa., 15.618
Justin Williams (98w), Concord, Va., 15.691
Ryan King (1G), Seymour, Tenn., 15.790
Bob Gordon (31), Keyser, W.Va., 15.853
Doug Sanders (42), Gastonia, N.C., 15.950
Nick Davis (92), Gumboro, Del., 16.431
Joey Coulter (2c), Miami Springs, Fla., no time
Group B
Josh Richards (1), Shinnston, W.Va., 14.809
Dale McDowell (17m), Chickamauga, Ga., 14.946
Darrell Lanigan (15L), Union, Ky., 15.096
Don O’Neal (5) Martinsville, Ind., 15.179
Jason Covert (72), York Haven, Pa., 15.246
Jesse Stovall (00), Billings, Mo., 15.259
Rick Eckert (7), York, Pa., 15.276
Chase Junghans (18c), Manhattan, Kan., 15.291
Robbie Scott (18s), Shinnston, W.Va., 15.306
Tyler Carpenter (28), Parkersburg, W.Va., 15.312
Mason Zeigler (25Z), Chalk Hill, Pa., 15.338
Chad Hollenbeck (4-D’s), Kingsley, Pa., 15.367
Chub Frank (1*), Bear Lake, Pa., 15.367
Willie Milliken (1m), Roanoke Rapids, N.C., 15.398
Ross Bailes (87), Clover, S.C., 15.442
Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill., 15.444
Tyler Horst (14H), Rouzerville, Pa., 15.469
Nick Hoffman (2H), Mooresville, N.C., 15.488
Steve Francis (16), Bowling Green, Ky., 15.525
Dan Stone (72), Thompson, Pa., 15.534
Riley Hickman (R1), Ooltewah, Tenn., 15.552
Dean Bowen (15), Whiteville, N.C., 15.556
Jonathan Davenport (6), Blairsville, Ga., 15.576
Morgan Bagley (14m), Longview, Texas, 15.587
Kenny Moreland (24), Waldorf, Md., 15.608
Michael Rouse (23), Wilson, N.C., 15.661
Pancho Lawler (93L), Hanover, Pa., 15.677
Johnny Pursely (09), Clover, S.C., 15.752
Jordan Yaggy (77), Rochester, Minn., 15.790
Allen Murray (2), San Antonio, Texas, 15.797
Boom Briggs (99B), Bear Lake, Pa., 15.838
Brian Ledbetter (07), Dallas, N.C., 16.250
Blake Spencer (6B), St. Augustine, Fla., 16.442
Jeff Robertson (P3), Defiance, Ohio, 17.626

Pre-race notes

A field of 69 Dirt Late Models signed in for the qualifying program, a decrease of 17 cars from last year’s all-time World Finals high of 86 entries. It’s just the second time the event has drawn under 70 cars in its 10-year history; the previous instance was in 2011 when 66 cars were in competition. … In the wake of last year’s extremely long World Finals programs — including a nearly 3:30 a.m. finish to the Friday action after a late start due to weather and an outbreak of sprint car flips — the speedway now has a hard 11 p.m. curfew for the cessation of racing. In that vein, officials announced during the drivers’ meeting that no hot laps will be run on Friday and Saturday nights to save time as well as laps on the track surface. … Among first-time World Finals competitors are Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, N.C., who competed in last week’s open-wheel modified event at Charlotte; Southern All-Star Series champion Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, Tenn.; MLRA titlist Jesse Stovall of Billings, Mo.; Tyler Carpenter of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and Hudson O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., the 16-year-old son of former Lucas Oil champ Don O’Neal. … Jeremy Miller of Gettysburg, Pa., is making his first World Finals appearance since 2013. He retired from competition after that event but returning to the division this summer to drive the MBH Race Cars house car. … Also in the World Finals field for the first time since 2013 is Kenny Moreland of Waldorf, Md., who spent the past two years as a Charlotte spectator. … Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa., is behind the wheel of the Ron Coleman-owned Rocket No. 72. … Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., is making his first start in a new Longhorn Race Car that he’s tested twice in recent weeks. The Longhorn staff, including Justin Labonte, is working closely with McCreadie on the machine, which is powered by an engine from McCreadie’s Sweeteners Plus stable and carries a black paint scheme. … Steve Francis of Bowling Green, Ky., is driving one of fellow Kentuckian Justin Rattliff’s No. 16 machines. … Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., still has the No. 41* on his car’s doors for the weekend. He switched to the number two weeks for the Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park to honor his long-time friend Mike Farr, the well-known shock rep who passed away at 65 earlier this month. … WoO Sprint Car champion Donny Schatz is pulling double-duty, splitting his time between sprint car and Dirt Late Model competition.

Pre-race setup

After nearly a two-month break, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series returns to action at the Dirt Track at Charlotte for the season-ending Bad Boy Off Road World Finals. Joining Late Model competitors is the World of Outlaws Sprint Series and the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds.

Thursday’s program will include two rounds of qualifying, setting the lineups for Friday and Saturday’s heat races. Each of the weekend’s two feature events will pay $12,000 to the winner.

With the driver’s meeting complete, Thursday’s racing action is set to get under way around 4:45 p.m. DirtonDirt.com is offering live pay-per-view coverage of the weekend’s three-day event.

 
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