WHEATLAND, Mo. — After suffering late-race heartbreak last year, Bobby Pierce broke the hearts — and the will — of 29 opponents at Sunday's 25th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
Deftly handling rugged racing conditions at Lucas Oil Speedway, the 20-year-old from Oakwood, Ill., picked his way to the front from his seventh-row starting spot and grabbed the lead from Earl Pearson Jr. on the 87th lap en route to a $30,000 payday and his fifth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.
Calling his third crown jewel victory the “best thing in the world,” Pierce was greeted in victory lane by his father and chassis builder Bob Pierce, who provided a hug and an accurate summary of the youngster’s performance at the 3/8-mile oval: “Helluva charge!,” the elder Pierce told him.
Pierce hasn’t forgotten last year’s Show-Me 100, when he rallied from 29th into the lead before a flat tire knocked him from contention, but rallying from 14th proved to be even more challenging, he said.
“I had to work a lot harder this race than I did that race,” Pierce said. “That race, it would make your car get up on two wheels, but this race, it would make your car bounce like a basketball.
“I know they were trying to make a really good track — and it actually turned out being a really good track — it wasn’t smooth, but it was a good track for racing, so hats off to those guys. … I tried to race everyone clean, but on a treacherous track like this, it’s hard.”
Pierce took the checkers 3.299 seconds ahead of Pearson, the Jacksonville, Fla., driver who won Thursday’s preliminary feature and led laps 3-86 on Sunday evening. Friday’s preliminary winner Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., who started alongside Pearson on the front row, finished third followed by series points leader Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., and 30th-starting Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga.
Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., who entered the event with victories in four of the six previous Show-Me 100s, ran in the top five until jumping the cushion on a lap-75 restart. He dropped briefly to 11th and retired on lap 89 running seventh.
Pierce, who became the Show-Me 100’s youngest winner — matching the same feat from last year’s World 100 at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway and North-South 100 at Kentucky’s Florence Speedway — was honored to grab another crown jewel victory against a stellar field.
“It’s not the World, or it’s not the North-South, but it feels just the same if not any better,” Pierce said. “Because whenever you can get a win, whether it’s even at a local race or a big crown jewel like this, it’s just the best thing in the world.”
Like everyone else in the 30-car field, Pierce struggled to keep his car pointed the right direction amid rough spots on the track surface. His first comments in victory lane were an apology to McCreadie for contact between the two.
“Heck, it was a treacherous track, so it was kind of hard getting through there,” Pierce said. “When you’re a little bit faster than the other guy, it made it kind of tough, because you’d get a run, then you’d hit a hole down the frontstretch or the backstretch and you’d lose (your momentum) so you couldn’t pull off the slider. It happened a few times.”
While Pierce talked of the challenges of the racetrack, Pearson wasn’t surprised which driver tracked him down in the race’s late stages.
“The track was kind of smooth when we started. We had a good car here,” Pearson said. “But when it got choppy and there and got a little cushion, Bobby’s the man to beat (in) that situation. We held him off for (86) laps or whatever it was.
“But it was a good run for us … we’ve been up and down all year, but right now we’re running pretty strong. I’m proud of all these fans sticking around another day to see one helluva show there.”
McCreadie, who won Friday’s prelim after a fourth-place finish in Thursday’s opener, was disappointed the racing surface wasn’t one that suited his Longhorn Chassis.
“We struggled in the holes. We struggled in the holes last year here, and I set up for (track conditions) we had the last two nights, and it probably wasn’t the right way to go,” the Longhorn house car driver said.
While he posted his ninth straight top-five finish in Lucas Oil action, McCreadie finds it difficult to be satisfied with consistency.
“I’ve told a lot of people, the beauty of the Lucas tour is whoever usually wins the most (races) usually wins the points, so that’s what we’re focusing on,” he said. “We’re trying to win races. I mean, consistency is great. It’s nice and we’re happy that we’re up front a lot, but we want to be in front of the crowd. It’s way more fun when you get out of the crowd and everybody’s cheering.”
The 100-lapper was slowed by a eight cautions, including two on lap 22. Chris Simpson slowed on the frontstretch and then Darrell Lanigan’s car didn’t fire on the restart.
A lap-29 yellow appeared when Mike Marlar spun in turn one after contact with Mason Zeigler in a battle for sixth. Marlar showed his displeasure with Zeigler under caution and was sent pitside while Zeigler faded and retired after 37 laps.
Hudson O’Neal slowed to draw a lap-41 yellow and Billy Moyer Jr. slowed on lap 47. A lap-56 yellow appeared when Rodney Sanders slowed and headed pitside and former race winner Billy Moyer slowed for a lap-75 yellow.
The first race stoppage came for a lap-11 red flag for Payton Looney, whose car briefly flamed up before rolling to a stop in turn two on the 11th lap. He wasn’t injured.
Feature notes: Pierce, whose most recent Lucas Oil Series victory came in last year’s North-South 100 at Florence, has seven victories overall in 23 starts in 2017. … The main event was postponed 24 hours because of heavy Saturday rains in Wheatland. … Eleven drivers finished on the lead lap. … Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon, Mo., was the top home-state finisher, placing 11th. … Scott Bloomquist posted his fourth straight top-five finish at the Show-Me 100. The five-time event winner has never captured the race since its move to Wheatland in 2010, however.
25th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com
Pos. Driver (car no.), hometown, chassis, earnings
1. Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill., Pierce, $30,000
2. Earl Pearson Jr. (1), Jacksonville, Fla., Longhorn, $15,000
3. Tim McCreadie (39), Watertown, N.Y., Longhorn, $10,000
4. Scott Bloomquist (0), Mooresburg, Tenn., Sweet-Bloomquist, $8,000
5. Jonathan Davenport (49), Blairsville, Ga., Barry Wright, $6,000
6. Gregg Satterlee (22), Indiana, Pa., Rocket, $5,000
7. Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., Black Diamond, $4,000
8. Jared Landers (777), Batesville, Ark., Black Diamond, $3,000
9. Josh Richards (1), Shinnston, W.Va., Rocket, $2,750
10. Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill., Rocket, $2,600
11. Tony Jackson Jr. (56), Lebanon, Mo., MB Customs, $2,500
12. Logan Martin (36), West Plains, Mo., Rocket, $2,475
13. Boom Briggs (99B), Bear Lake, Pa., Longhorn, $2,450
14. Jack Sullivan (18), Greenbrier, Ark., Rocket, $2,425
15. Don O’Neal (5), Martinsville, Ind., Club 29, $2,400
16. Chase Junghans (18c), Manhattan, Kan., Rocket, $2,375
17. Steve Francis (15), Bowling Green, Ky., Capital, $2,350
18. Hudson O’Neal (71), Martinsville, Ind., Club 29, $2,325
19. Jimmy Owens (20), Newport, Tenn., Rocket, $2,300
20. Billy Moyer (21), Batesville, Ark., Moyer Victory, $2,250
21. Dave Eckrich (58), Oxford, Iowa, Black Diamond, $2,200
22. Rodney Sanders (20), Happy, Texas, MB Customs, $2,150
23. Billy Moyer Jr. (21jr), Batesville, Ark., Moyer Victory, $2,100
24. Mason Zeigler (25z), Chalk Hill, Pa., Rocket, $2,050
25. Mike Marlar (157), Winfield, Tenn., Rocket, $2,000
26. Jake O’Neil (J0), Tucson, Ariz., Black Diamond, $2,000
27. Chris Simpson (32), Oxford, Iowa, Longhorn, $2,000
28. Darrell Lanigan (14), Union, Ky., Club 29, $2,000
29. Jesse Stovall (00), Billings, Mo., Black Diamond, $2,000
30. Payton Looney (15P), Republic, Mo., Black Diamond, $2,000
Preliminary feature winners (among 69 cars): Pearson, McCreadie
Consolation winners: Junghans, Babb, Sullivan
Non-qualifiers’ race winner: O'Neil
Provisional starters: H. O’Neal, Briggs, Jackson, Stovall, Davenport.
Lap leaders: McCreadie 1-2; Pearson 3-86; Pierce 87-100.
Preliminary results and notes:
Lap 100: Pierce pulls away over the final 13 laps, manhandling his car around the unruly top side of the track to win by 3.299 seconds — nearly a full straightaway over Pearson. McCreadie, Bloomquist and Davenport complete the top five.
Lap 87: Pierce takes lead ... Pearson pushed in turn two, Pierce shot to inside and assumed command. Pierce immeadiately into traffic.
Lap 76: Pierce takes second with slider on McCreadie in one and two on restart ... but Pearson looks strong pulling away. Owens slipped high in three and four and fell to 10th, putting Davenport in top five.
Lap 75: Caution for Billy Moyer stopping on the homestretch ... McCreadie had drawn close enough to stick his nose under Pearson for lead, but with unruly track surface in turns making clean circuits has become difficult; Pierce was right there on McCreadie bidding for second. Bloomquist runs fourth, followed by Owens, Davenport, Satterlee, Erb, Richards and Landers.
Lap 68: Pierce passes Bloomquist on outside for third.
Lap 58: Pierce pulls slider in one and two to take fourth from Owens, who had lost third to Bloomquist one circuit earlier.
Lap 56: Sanders slows on homestretch for a caution and heads to the pits ... Pearson had a nearly 2-second lead on McCreadie ... Owens had slid high on lap 56 and fallen from third to fifth, but caution puts him back to third followed by Bloomquist, Pierce, Richards, Davenport, Erb, Satterlee and Babb.
Lap 47: Caution for Billy Moyer Jr, who stopped between turns one and two. Pearson had a short edge over McCreadie; Owens sits third, followed by Bloomquist, Pierce, Davenport (from last), Richards, Satterlee, Erb and Moyer. Don O'Neal relinquished 11th to pit for right-rear damage ...
Lap 41: Caution for Hudson O'Neal, who slowed on inside of backstretch. Pearson had just reached traffic when the caution flew; he leads McCreadie, Owens, Bloomquist, Pierce, Richards, D. O'Neal, Davenport, Satterlee, Erb and Moyer.
Lap 29: Marlar spins between turns one and two after contact with Zeigler while battling for sixth place. During the caution period, Marlar shows displeasure with Zeigler on homestretch and spins his car around on the inside of the track while hitting Zeigler in left-rear, then pulls alongside Zeigler again on backstretch; officials black-flag Marlar ... Pearson leads Owens, McCreadie, Bloomquist, D. O'Neal, Zeigler, Richards, Pierce, Satterlee and Davenport.
Lap 22: The caution comes back out on the restart for sixth-place Lanigan, who didn't fire off turn four and stopped on the inside of the homestretch. A broken rearend ends his night.
Lap 22: First caution flies for Chris Simpson slowing on homestretch ... Pearson leads McCreadie, Owens, Bloomquist, Zeigler, Lanigan, D. O'Neal, Marlar, Francis and Satterlee.
Lap 20: Pearson enters lapped traffic leading McCreadie by a few car lengths ... Owens, Bloomquist and Lanigan follow.
Lap 11: Red flag comes out as a precaution after Payton Looney's car slows in turns one and two with flames belching from his machine; they quickly extinguished, however. Pearson leads McCreadie, Owens, Lanigan, Bloomquist, Zeigler, D. O'Neal, Marlar, Francis and Chris Simpson.
Lap 3: Pearson goes underneath McCreadie to assume command.
Lap 1: McCreadie grabs early lead over Pearson.
Start: The green flag flew at 9:42 p.m.
Pace laps: The field pulled away to begin circling the oval at 9:33 p.m. CT.
The 30-car Show-Me 100 field parked on the frontstretch at 9:15 p.m. CT and the drivers assembled in the infield for a group photo prior to introductions. … Former winners in the field are Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, Don O’Neal, Billy Moyer and Jonathan Davenport, who gained entry to the field with a provisional for being the most recent Show-Me 100 champion who didn’t qualify. … Other provisional starters are Hudson O’Neal and Boom Briggs from the Lucas Oil Series and Tony Jackson Jr. and Jesse Stovall from the MLRA tour.
Show-Me 100 lineup
Row 1: Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens
Row 2: Earl Pearson Jr., Scott Bloomquist
Row 3: Mike Marlar, Payton Looney
Row 4: Darrell Lanigan, Mason Zeigler
Row 5: Don O’Neal, Chris Simpson
Row 6: Steve Francis, Rodney Sanders
Row 7: Josh Richards, Bobby Pierce
Row 8: Dennis Erb Jr., Gregg Satterlee
Row 9: Billy Moyer, Billy Moyer Jr.
Row 10: Chase Junghans, Shannon Babb
Row 11: Jack Sullivan, Jared Landers
Row 12: Logan Martin, Dave Eckrich
Row 13: Hudson O'Neal, Boom Briggs
Row 14: Tony Jackson Jr., Jesse Stovall
Row 15: Jake O'Neil, Jonathan Davenport
Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge
Jake O’Neil led the 20-lap non-qualifiers’ race from flag-to-flag, but he had to hold off a furious late-race challenge from Timothy Culp to secure the victory.
Culp nosed underneath O’Neil several times during the race’s second half before moving to the outside to make a bid on lap 16. But O’Neil slid in front of Culp and the Arkansas driver caught the outside wall, costing him momentum that left him 1.155 seconds behind the winner at the checkered flag.
The race paid $2,500 to win, but O’Neil declined the cash and accepted the 29th starting spot in the Show-Me 100 instead.
“We come to race,” O’Neil said. “It ain’t over yet.”
The race’s biggest accident occurred on lap two when a multi-car tangle in turn one saw J.C. Wyman take a hard hit and bounce into the air; other drivers involved were Mason Oberkramer, Brantlee Gotschall, Gavin Landers, Bryon Allison, Scott Crigler, Chandler Petty and Justin Duty.
Finish: Jake O’Neil, Timothy Culp, Chad Simpson, Tim Manville, Austin Rettig, Randy Timms, Brantlee Gotschall, Garrett Alberson, Cole Wells, Jeff Herzog, Shannon Scott, John Duty, Al Humphrey, Bryon Allison, Gavin Landers, J.C. Wyman, Justin Duty, Mason Oberkramer, Scott Crigler, Chandler Petty.
Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge lineup
Row 1: Cole Wells, Jake O’Neil
Row 2: Tim Manville, John Duty
Row 3: Timothy Culp, Austin Rettig
Row 4: Shannon Scott, Garrett Alberson
Row 5: Gavin Landers, Randy Timms
Row 6: Brantlee Gotschall, Chad Simpson
Row 7: Terry Phillips, J.C. Wyman
Row 8: Justin Duty, Al Humphrey
Row 9: Jeff Herzog, Bryon Allison
Row 10: Scott Crigler, Mason Oberkramer
Row 11: Joey Moriarty, Jim Shereck
Row 12: Blonde Bomber Mitchell, Chandler Petty
Jack Sullivan cruised to victory, scoring a flag-to-flag win by 1.624 seconds over Dave Eckrich, who held off a final-lap challenge from Jake O’Neil for the final transfer spot. The race was slowed twice on the opening lap by Jason Sivils’s turn-four spin and multi-car incident that saw Jonathan Davenport spin in turn two and a half-dozen machines stack up behind him. Davenport retired to the pits with nose damage, but he is assured of being in the Show-Me 100 starting field thanks to a provisional for being the most recent past event winner who isn’t qualified. Additional cautions flew on lap six when Blonde Bomber Mitchell spun; lap 10 for Tony Jackson Jr.’s turn-four spin while running third; and lap 12 when Mason Oberkramer twirled in turn two.
Finish (15 laps; top 2 transfer): Jack Sullivan, Dave Eckrich, Jake O’Neil, Timothy Culp, Garrett Alberson, Brantlee Gotschall, J.C. Wyman, Jeff Herzog, Mason Oberkramer, Tony Jackson Jr., Blonde Bomber Mitchell, Chandler Petty, Jonathan Davenport, Jason Sivils.
Shannon Babb dominated the event, leading all the way without facing a single challenge. Logan Martin made his first-ever with a runner-up finish, The race’s first caution flag flew on lap 12 when Terry Phillips spun in turn four while running fourth. Randy Timms was in third place when Phillips twirled but headed into the pit area during the caution period and returned for the restart, while Joey Moriarty, who, would have restarted third with Timms’s departure, left the race during lap-12 caution as well. A final caution flew on lap 13 when Scott Crigler stopped in turn one.
Finish (15 laps; top 2 transfer): Shannon Babb, Logan Martin, Cole Wells, John Duty, Shannon Scott, Randy Timms, Terry Phillips, Al Humphrey, Scott Crigler, Joey Moriarty.
Chase Junghans put himself into the Show-Me 100 for the first time in his career with a late charge to victory. After overtaking Jesse Stovall for the lead on a lap-nine restart, Junghans pulled a slider on race-long pacesetter Jared Landers through turns one and two to assume command for good on lap 12. Landers finished second — 0.759 of a second behind Junghans — to transfer to the 100-lapper. Stovall settled for third, but he’ll use an MLRA provisional to start the headliner. Cautions were needed on lap eight for Chad Simpson, who spun in turn four while running sixth, and lap nine for Jim Shereck, who stopped in the turn-two racetrack opening. Boom Briggs and Hudson O'Neal ran laps well behind the pack in anticipation of using provisionals to start the feature.
Finish (15 laps; top 2 transfer): Chase Junghans, Jared Landers, Jesse Stovall, Tim Manville, Austin Rettig, Gavin Landers, Chad Simpson, Justin Duty, Bryon Allison, Boom Briggs, Jim Shereck, Hudson O’Neal.
Lucas Oil Speedway was pummeled by heavy rain on Saturday afternoon, but the skies have cleared to produce a gorgeous Sunday with the temperature nearing 80. … Saturday’s rainout marked the second time in the last three years that the Show-Me 100 finale has been postponed. In 2015 the event was washed out on both Saturday and Sunday and finally contested on July 12, the day after Wheatland’s Lucas Oil Series-sanctioned Diamond Nationals. … Three of the 18 starters already locked into the Show-Me 100 feature from combined Thursday-Friday points are first-time starters in the crown jewel event: Payton Looney of Republic, Mo. (starts sixth), Mason Zeigler of Chalk Hill, Pa. (eighth) and Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, Pa. (14th). … Fourth-starter Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., will remain the only driver to take the green flag in every Show-Me 100 A-main. … Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., who starts 11th in the 100-lapper, will make his first Show-Me 100 feature appearance since a 14th-place finish in the 2008 edition at West Plains Motor Speedway. … Three-time Show-Me 100 champion Billy Moyer and his son, Billy Moyer Jr., locked into the 17th and 18th starting spots, respectively, for the century grind. They will both start the Show-Me 100 feature for the sixth time; Junior has a 3-2 advantage over his dad in head-to-head finishes. … Five of the top 18 starters in the A-main — Richards, Satterlee, Zeigler, Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., and Mike Marlar of Tenn. — are driving Rocket cars. The Shinnston, W.Va.-based manufacturer has never claimed a Show-Me 100 victory. … No driver already in the starting field has made more Show-Me 100 starts without winning the race than Steve Francis of Bowling Green, Ky., whose best result in 15 previous feature runs was a a second in 2003 at West Plains.
After severe weather forecasts for Saturday postponed the the 25th annual Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Lucas Oil Speedway, the weekend concludes on Sunday night with the headline $30,000-to-win event. Three B-mains and the Midwest Sheet Metal Show-Me Challenge Last Chance Race will be run to complete the field for the 100-lap feature.
Friday-night preliminary feature winner Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., will start from the pole position after accumulating the most points in the Thursday and Friday preliminary programs. He will be joined on the front row by four-time and defending Show-Me 100 winner Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., who recorded podium finishes in both preliminary A-mains.
Eighteen drivers are locked into the Show-Me 100 after the preliminary events. Six more drivers will transfer through the three 15-lap B-mains, with the remainder of the field filled out by two Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series provisionals; two Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Association provisionals; the last-chance race winner (if the victor opts to take the starting spot rather than the Show-Me Challenge payoff); a past Show-Me provisional; and any drivers eligible for Lucas Oil Series emergency provisionals.
Tonight’s drivers’ meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. CT. Hot laps are scheduled for 6 p.m. with the three B-Mains kicking off the competitive portion of the show at 6:35 p.m.
(15 laps; top 2 transfer)
Row 1: Jesse Stovall, Jared Landers
Row 2: Chase Junghans, Tim Manville
Row 3: Chad Simpson, Austin Rettig
Row 4: Justin Duty, Hudson O’Neal
Row 5: Jim Shereck, Gavin Landers
Row 6: Jon Mitchell, Boom Briggs
Row 7: Evan Hubert, Jonathan Rowan
Row 8: Bryon Allison, Cliff Morrow
Row 9: Daniel Jessen
Row 1: Logan Martin, Shannon Babb
Row 2: Jason Rauen, Randy Timms
Row 3: Joey Moriarty, John Duty
Row 4: Terry Phillips, Jeremy Grady
Row 5: Shannon Scott, Wendell Wallace
Row 6: Tanner Mullens, Will Vaught
Row 7: Cole Wells, Scott Crigler
Row 8: Bob King, Al Humphrey
Row 9: Larry Jones
Row 1: Jack Sullivan, Dave Eckrich
Row 2: Brantlee Gotschall, Tony Jackson Jr.
Row 3: Garrett Alberson, Jonathan Davenport
Row 4: Mason Oberkramer, Chandler Petty
Row 5: Jeff Herzog, Jake O’Neil
Row 6: J.C. Wyman, Blonde Bomber Mitchell
Row 7: Mike Stadel, Jason Sivils
Row 8: Tanner Kellick
Show-Me 100 weekend points standings
1. Tim McCreadie 460
2. Jimmy Owens 450
3. Earl Pearson Jr. 445
4. Scott Bloomquist 440
5. Mike Marlar 400
6. Payton Looney 385
7. Darrell Lanigan 365
8. Mason Zeigler 355
9. Don O’Neal 350
10 Chris Simpson 325
11. Steve Francis 325
12. Rodney Sanders 325
13. Josh Richards 320
14. Bobby Pierce 315
15. Dennis Erb Jr. 315
16. Gregg Satterlee 315
17. Billy Moyer 295
18. Billy Moyer Jr. 295
19. Jesse Stovall 275
20. Logan Martin 270
21. Jack Sullivan 265
22. Jared Landers 265
23. Shannon Babb 255
24. Dave Eckrich 250
25. Chase Junghans 245
26. Jason Rauen 240
27. Brantlee Gotschall 235
28. Tim Manville 230
29. Randy Timms 230
30. Tony Jackson Jr. 225
31. Chad Simpson 225
32. Joey Moriarty 220
33. Garrett Alberson 220
34. Austin Rettig 215
35. John Duty 215
36. Jonathan Davenport 205
37. Justin Duty 215
38. Terry Phillips 200
39. B.J. Robinson 190
40. Hudson O’Neal 190
41. Jeremy Grady 185
42. Timothy Culp 185
43. Jim Shereck 185
44. Shannon Scott 180
45. Mason Oberkramer 180
46. Gavin Landers 180
47. Wendell Wallace 175
48. Chandler Petty 175
49. Jon Mitchell 170
50. Tanner Mullens 170
51. Jeff Herzog 165
52. Boom Briggs 165
53. Will Vaught 160
54 Jake O’Neil 160
55. EvanHubert 160
56. Cole Wells 160
57. J.C. Wyman 155
58. Jonathan Rown 150
59. Scott Crigler 150
60. Blonde Bomber Mitchell 150
61. Bryon Allison 150
62. Bob King 130
63. Bob King 130
64. Mike Stadel 125
65. Al Humphrey 100
66. Jason Sivils 75
67. Daniel Jessen 75
Sunday’s schedule of events
1:30 p.m. - Pits closed and cleared
2 p.m. - Pits Reopen
2:30 p.m. - Grandstands closed and cleared
3 p.m. - Grandstands reopen
3:15 p.m. - Dirt Racing Outreach service in dining room
4-4:45 p.m. - Autograph session on midway
5:30 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m.: - Hot laps (Late Models/modifieds)
6:30 p.m. - Opening ceremonies
6:35 p.m. - Competition begins
Late Model B-mains (15 laps)
Modified B-mains (12 laps)
Late Model top-18 starters hot laps
Modified A-main hot laps
Late Model non-qualifiers’ race (20 laps)
Modified feature (20 laps)