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September 7
Eldora Speedway,
Rossburg, OH
Sanction: UMP DIRTcar special events (non-touring) (World 100 Thursday odd prelim) - $10,000
Information provided by: Kevin Kovac, Alli Collis and Robert Holman (last updated September 8, 4:53 pm)
Lanigan tops Davenport, grabs odd World prelim
World 100 Thursday odd prelim
  1. Darrell Lanigan
  2. Jonathan Davenport
  3. Jimmy Mars
  4. Mike Marlar
  5. Bobby Pierce
  6. Tim McCreadie
  7. Jon Henry
  8. Billy Moyer
  9. Hudson O'Neal
  10. Eddie Carrier Jr.
  11. Shannon Babb
  12. Scott James
  13. Chris Simpson
  14. Riley Hickman
  15. Gregg Satterlee
  16. Jeep Van Wormer
  17. Brian Shirley
  18. Cody Mahoney
  19. Jacob Hawkins
  20. Brandon Sheppard
  21. Kent Robinson
  22. Brandon Kinzer
  23. Jeff Babcock
  24. Dustin Nobbe
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Heath Lawson/heathlawsonphotos.com
Darrell Lanigan raises his arms in triumph in victory lane.
What won the race: Stalking race-long leader Jonathan Davenport in traffic, Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., slipped by for the lead with seven laps remaining and led the rest of Thursday’s 25-lap odd feature. Lanigan finished 1.055 seconds ahead of Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., while Jimmy Mars of Menominie, Wis., edged Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., for fourth at the finish.
Key notes: The sport's most prestigious Dirt Late Model weekend can be seen on live pay-per-view at DirtonDirt.com. ... World 100 entries are split between odd-even qualifiers on Thursday and Friday with two complete race programs. ... All four preliminary features pay $10,000-to-win. ... Points accrued Thursday and Friday set Saturday's heat race lineups. ... The weekend's Shane Unger Rookie of the Race awards pay out $5,000 in posted awards for drivers entering the event for the first time.
On the move: Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., started 11th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Lanigan’s Clint Bowyer Racing Club 29 Race Car is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by iRacing.com, Peak Antifreeze and Coolant and Cometic Gaskets.
Car count: 104
Fast qualifier: Mike Marlar
Time: 15.291 seconds
Polesitter: Eddie Carrier Jr.
Heat race winners: Bobby Pierce, Jimmy Mars, Darrell Lanigan, Jonathan Davenport, Eddie Carrier Jr.
Consolation race winners: Jeep Van Wormer, Jacob Hawkins
Editor's note: Corrects winning engine builder.
From staff reports

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Jonathan Davenport was quick out of the gate. Darrell Lanigan was steady. Steady won the race.

After stalking race-long leader Davenport for 15 laps, Lanigan slipped by for the lead with seven laps remaining and led the rest of Thursday’s 25-lap World 100 preliminary odd feature.

Lanigan of Union, Ky., finished 1.055 seconds ahead of Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., while Jimmy Mars of Menominie, Wis., edged Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., for fourth at the finish. Defending World 100 winner Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., completed the top five.

It’s hard to be patient in a 25-lap sprint, but Lanigan was confident he had enough to catch and pass Davenport.

“The car was good the whole race,” Lanigan said. “I was biding my time. I knew I was coming. We’ve definitely got a good car. It’s a different car than we brought up here for the Dream. I’m definitely proud of the guys, they did a lot of work on the car.”

From the pole, Davenport shot into the lead at the start, building an advantage of a little more than two seconds as the 24-car starting field began to fan out. Getting a good run off the high side, Davenport carried a big lead as he began to catch the back of the field. All the while, Lanigan was slowly reeling in the leader.

Patiently waiting until the lead duo was deep into a horde of lapped traffic, Lanigan nosed even with Davenport as they battled off turn two just beyond the halfway mark, but Davenport used a lapped car as a pick and surged back ahead. The pair raced side-by-side on lap 16 and again on lap 17 as Davenport fought to hold the lead.

Lanigan finally slid ahead to lead lap 18 and began to slowly stretch his advantage.

“When you’ve got a good piece, you really don’t have to push the issue too hard,” Lanigan added. “I was kind of just biding my time there a little bit and I noticed Davenport was getting loose. I was just being patient and got to the lead.”

Once in front, he sailed to a 1.055-second victory and a $10,000 payday. It was the second prelim victory for Lanigan at Eldora this season, as he notched a prelim win during June’s running of the Dream as well.

Once Lanigan pulled even, Davenport tried in vain to hold him back. Davenport, who said he wasn't exactly sure where Lanigan was until it was too late, wasn’t terribly disappointed with his runner-up finish.

“I couldn’t really see my guy there giving me signals, so I didn’t know if I had a lead,” Davenport said. “I just tried to keep my momentum up. Once we got in those lapped cars, I know they can be a determining factor in a hurry here. I tried to get by them as fast as I could. We’ve still got a a little work to do, but hey, that’s a great start.

“Darrell snuck up there. I didn’t even know he was there. He showed me his nose one time and I tried to move around. There the last couple of laps, I moved down and got a lot better, but it was too little, too late."

Fourth-starting Mars had to rally in the final laps after slipping back a bit in the caution-free 25-lapper. He nipped Marlar at the line for the final podium spot. Still seeking his first World 100 victory, the 1997 Dream winner said he had a little work to do heading to Friday’s second round of preliminary action.

“I couldn’t turn through the corner like I needed to tonight,” said Mars. “We’ll just scratch our heads … hopefully don’t make any mistakes and make it go slower than what it was. It wasn’t bad, but we’ve got to tweak on it a little bit here."

Meanwhile Lanigan, who’s still looking for his first globe trophy as well, was pleased with the way his Clint Bowyer Racing mount performed.

“We’ve got a good piece here this weekend,” Lanigan said. “It’s probably the best piece I’ve ever brought up here. We’ve definitely got something for them this weekend, I think.”

Odd feature lineup

Row 1: Eddie Carrier Jr., Jonathan Davenport
Row 2: Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Mars
Row 3: Bobby Pierce, Mike Marlar
Row 4: Brian Shirley, Shannon Babb
Row 5: Jon Henry, Billy Moyer
Row 6: Tim McCreadie, Brandon Kinzer
Row 7: Brandon Sheppard, Cody Mahoney
Row 8: Chris Simpson, Riley Hickman
Row 9: Dustin Nobbe, Hudson O'Neal
Row 10: Scott James, Jeff Babcock
Row 11: Jeep Van Wormer, Jacob Hawkins
Row 12: Kent Robinson, Gregg Satterlee

Odd consolation results

Second consolation finish (top two transfer): Jacob Hawkins, Gregg Satterlee, Travis Stemler, Casey Roberts, Gordy Gundaker, Vic Hill, Jeremiah Hurst, Jesse Lay, Mark Whitener, Lance Elson, Walker Arthur, Steve Francis, Shannon Thornsberry, Jon Hodgkiss, Steven Roberts.

First consolation finish (top two transfer):
Jeep Van Wormer, Kent Robinson, Curtis Roberts, Nick Hoffman, Chase Junghans, Casey Noonan, Shanon Buckingham, Steve Lance, Brett Miller, Paul Stubber, Chase Porter, Nicholas Fenner, Dustin Mitchell, Tim Lance.

Odd consolation lineups

(12 laps; top two transfer)
First consolation
Row 1: Kent Robinson, Jeep Van Wormer
Row 2: Tim Lance, Chase Porter
Row 3: Curtis Roberts, Chase Junghans
Row 4: Nick Hoffman, Steve Lance
Row 5: Donald McIntosh, Casey Noonan
Row 6: Paul Stubber, Dustin Mitchell
Row 7: Brett Miller, Shanon Buckingham
Row 8: Troy Worrick, Nicholas Fenner
Second consolation
Row 1: Lance Elson, Jacob Hawkins
Row 2: Steve Francis, Gordy Gundaker
Row 3: Travis Stemler, Casey Roberts
Row 4: Jesse Lay, Gregg Satterlee
Row 5: Jon Hodgkiss, Mark Whitener
Row 6: Jeremiah Hurst, Steven Roberts
Row 7: Shannon Thornsberry, Walker Arthur
Row 8: Tanner English, Vic Hill

Odd heat notes

Bobby Pierce ran away with the first heat on a lightning-quick surface, but he noted that he expects different conditions come the feature. “The track is really fast right,” he said. “That’s kind of a good thing because later on it will get slick.” … Jimmy Mars remarked that the “track blew off a little more than I thought,” but he still managed to hold on to win the second heat following a lap-nine caution flag that set up a green-white-checkered finish. … Casey Roberts received permission to switch to a backup car after scraping the outside wall while running third and limping into the pit area on lap nine of the second heat. … Darrell Lanigan gave the Eldora racing conditions high marks after rolling to victory in the third heat. “Definitely the track’s pretty good right now,” he said. “You can go top, middle, bottom.” … Jonathan Davenport found some major speed in his G.R. Smith-owned machine after turning only the 17th-fastest lap in time trials. “We found an issue with the timing after qualifying,” he said after winning by a commanding 6.889 seconds, “so that really picked the motor up.” … Eddie Carrier Jr. is running the same vehicle he entered in June’s Dream, but the uptick in its performance was dramatic after his captured the fifth heat. “It wasn’t very good (at the Dream), but it was about the fifth race on it,” he said. “It feels like it’s a different race car.” ... Vic Hill was disqualified after his heat race for having a wheel cover on the left-rear. Losing his feature spot, Dustin Nobbe transferred to the main event.

Fifth heat

Third-starting Eddie Carrier Jr. slipped under the front row starters to take an early lead, with Chris Simpson sliding ahead exiting turn four to lead the second lap. The battle continuing up front, Carrier shot back to the lead one circuit later, with Billy Moyer reeling in Simpson for the second-place spot. Moyer moved into second on lap six, setting his sights on Carrier. The West Virginia driver held off Moyer to win the heat, with the Hall of Famer settling for second. Simpson ran third, with Jeff Babcock finishing fourth to transfer to the feature.

Finish (top four transfer): Eddie Carrier Jr., Billy Moyer, Chris Simpson, Jeff Babcock, Tim Lance, Travis Stemler, Steve Lance, Mark Whitener, Brett Miller, Tanner English.

Fourth heat

Working around the bottom of the racetrack, third-running Jonathan Davenport powered to the lead on the first lap, as fifth-starting Cody Mahoney slipped ahead of Scott James to run in third. Davenport extended his lead at the halfway mark, with James attempting to reel in Mahoney for the third-place spot. Dominating late-race, Davenport won the heat, with polesitter Jon Henry finishing runner-up. Mahoney held off James to run third, with James taking the fourth and final transfer spot.

Finish (top four transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Jon Henry, Cody Mahoney, Scott James, Jacob Hawkins, Curtis Roberts, Jesse Lay, Casey Noonan, Steven Roberts, Troy Worrick.

Third heat

With the front of the field racing four-wide into turns one and two, fourth-starting Darrell Lanigan pulled ahead of the front row starters to take an early lead. As the top-four cars distanced themselves from the field, Hudson O’Neal challenged Brandon Sheppard for the third-place spot at the halfway mark. Lanigan pulled away late-race to win the heat, with Shannon Babb finishing second. Sheppard held off O’Neal to run third, with the teenage driver transferring to the feature.

Finish (top four transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Shannon Babb, Brandon Sheppard, Hudson O’Neal, Jeep Van Wormer, Gordy Gundaker, Nick Hoffman, Jon Hodgkiss, Dustin Mitchell, Walker Arthur.

Second heat

A yellow flag flew on the opening lap for a tangle in turns three and four involving Jeremiah Hurst and Shanon Buckingham. Without a lap complete, the race was brought to a complete restart. As the race went green, Jimmy Mars shot ahead of polesitter Donald McIntosh down the backstretch to take an early lead. Running in second, McIntosh got in to the turn one wall on the second lap, retiring to the pits. Mars stretched his lead on a straightaway a the halfway mark, with Casey Roberts reeling in Brandon Kinzer for the third-place spot. A yellow flag waved on lap nine when third-running Roberts got into the turn one wall, heavily damaging his No. 101 machine. Mars the final laps to win the head race, with Shirley finishing second. Kinzer ran third, with Vic Hill taking the fourth and final transfer spot.

Finish (top four transfer): Jimmy Mars, Brian Shirley, Brandon Kinzer, Dustin Nobbe, Lance Elson, Chase Porter, Casey Roberts, Donald McIntosh, Jeremiah Hurst, Shanon Buckingham. Disqualified: Vic Hill.

First heat

Working around the high side, outside polesitter Bobby Pierce charged to the lead on the first lap, with fourth-starting Mike Marlar slipping past Kent Robinson in turns three and four to run in second on lap two. As the top two cars distanced themselves from the field at the halfway mark, Tim McCreadie battled Robinson for the third-place spot, pulling ahead on lap five. A yellow flag waved on the fifth lap when Nicholas Fenner spun in turn four. Pierce held his lead on the restart, with McCreadie shooting into the second spot. Marlar pulled back ahead of McCreadie on lap eight, with Riley Hickman edging ahead of Robinson to run in fourth. Pierce won the heat, with Marlar finishing runner-up. McCreadie and Hickman finished third and fourth to transfer to the feature.

Finish (top four transfer): Bobby Pierce, Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie, Riley Hickman, Kent Robinson, Steve Francis, Chase Junghans, Gregg Satterlee, Paul Stubber, Shannon Thornsberry, Nicholas Fenner.

Odd heat lineups

(10 laps; top four transfer)
First heat
Row 1: Kent Robinson, Bobby Pierce
Row 2: Tim McCreadie, Mike Marlar
Row 3: Gregg Satterlee, Riley Hickman
Row 4: Shannon Thornsberry, Chase Junghans
Row 5: Steve Francis, Paul Stubber
Row 6: Nicholas Fenner
Second heat
Row 1: Donald McIntosh, Jimmy Mars
Row 2: Brandon Kinzer, Dustin Nobbe
Row 3: Brian Shirley, Casey Roberts
Row 4: Vic Hill, Jeremiah Hurst
Row 5: Shanon Buckingham, Lance Elson
Row 6: Chase Porter
Third heat
Row 1: Shannon Babb, Brandon Sheppard
Row 2: Hudson O’Neal, Darrell Lanigan
Row 3: Jeep Van Wormer, Gordy Gundaker
Row 4: Walker Arthur, Nick Hoffman
Row 5: Dustin Mitchell, Jon Hodgkiss
Fourth heat
Row 1: Jon Henry, Scott James
Row 2: Jonathan Davenport, Jacob Hawkins
Row 3: Cody Mahoney, Curtis Roberts
Row 4: Steven Roberts, Casey Noonan
Row 5: Jesse Lay, Troy Worrick
Fifth heat
Row 1: Tim Lance, Chris Simpson
Row 2: Eddie Carrier Jr., Billy Moyer
Row 3: Jeff Babcock, Steve Lance
Row 4: Mark Whitener, Travis Stemler
Row 5: Tanner English, Brett Miller


Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., was smiling after turning a lap of 15.291 seconds to top the 103 entrants in time trials.

“My car was just real maneuverable,” Marlar said of his 3-race-old Ronnie Delk-owned XR1 Rocket. “I think that was the key.”

Marlar is hopeful that the strong start to the weekend will lead to success in Saturday night’s World 100, a race he’s started six times since 2003. He best finish is ninth, in ’05.

When Marlar received his fast-time recognition on Eldora’s homestretch stage, he offered his best wishes and asked the racing community to pray for legendary chassis builder C.J. Rayburn, who is scheduled to undergo open-heart surgery on Friday.

Pre-race notes

Weather conditions for the start of the World 100 weekend are decidedly fall-like with temperatures only reaching into the 60s and a steady breeze prevailing. … The 104-car field is down four entrants from 2016. … Dream winner Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., didn’t draw a qualifying pill before the close of the draw at 4:30 p.m. so he can’t participate in time trials. He will be allowed to tag the tail of a heat race. … Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., is behind the wheel of the G.R. Smith-owned XR1 Rocket that he began driving a month ago, but the personnel around him this weekend will bring back memories of his historic 2015 season that include a sweep of Eldora’s crown jewels. The trio that comprised Davenport’s K&L Rumley team in ’15 — crew chief Kevin Rumley, crewman Bryan Liverman and car owner/engine man Lee Roy Rumley — has reunited to assist the Smith-J.D. effort. Liverman has been working for Smith; Kevin Rumley joins the operation at the track for the first time this weekend and offering some week-day assistance in recent weeks. … Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., who during June’s Dream weekend won a preliminary feature and finished third in the 100-lap finale, has his Dream Racing No. 116 machine carrying a predominantly yellow-and-orange scheme that resembles cars driven in the past by his team manager Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn. … Hudson O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., has a wrap on his No. 71 that mirrors the yellow-and-red look of his father Don’s 2000 Rayburn car. The 17-year-old O’Neal, who surprised his father with the throwback mount, said he was just 2 days old when his dad competed in the 2000 World 100 with his similarly-painted car. … Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., prepared three Dirt Late Models for the weekend: a Billy Moyer Victory Race Car he’s driving, a Longhorn for Tim Lance of Brimfield, Ill., and a Victory machine for Steve Lance Jr. of Cuba, Ill. … Last year's World 100 winner Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., has his car adorned with a pair of comic book villains — the Joker and Harley Quinn — but he didn’t unveil the car by dressing up as the Joker and conducting a skit with his girlfriend and a crewman like he did last year. … Tanner English of Benton, Ky., said that his superb 2017 campaign (17 overall wins) prompted him to enter the World 100 for just the second time in his career. The 24-year-old failed to qualify in his first attempt in 2014. “The last time I didn’t have no business being here,” English said. “We didn’t have the motor we needed to run here, but we do now (a Dickens powerplant is under the hood of his XR1 Rocket).”

Preliminary stats

In the previous 16 World 100 preliminary features, there have been 13 different winners. Three drivers have scored two victories: Dale McDowell, Matt Miller and Brandon Sheppard. Surprisingly, June’s Dirt Late Model Dream winner, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., has never captured a preliminary. … Eight of the previous 16 World 100 preliminary features have been won in flag-to-flag fashion. The farthest back any driver has started and won one? Jimmy Owens came from 14th during Thursday’s even feature in 2014. … In 2016's World 100 preliminaries there were 18 heat race winners; only Shane Clanton and Earl Pearson Jr. scored victories during each of their programs. Additionally, there were eight different consolation winners in as many races. … Only one time since 2000 has the weekend’s fast qualifier gone on to win Saturday's World 100: Jimmy Owens in 2007. … Only once in the four previous World 100 editions that have included preliminary features has an early winner gone on to win Saturday’s main event. The lone exception was Bobby Pierce, who won a Friday preliminary feature in 2016 and then went on to top the finale the next night.

Time trial results

Driver (car no.), hometown, time

  1. Mike Marlar (157), Winfield, Tenn., 15.291
  2. Devin Moran (9), Dresden, Ohio, 15.299
  3. Dustin Nobbe (5N), Batesville, Ind., 15.360
  4. Josh Richards (1), Shinnston, W.Va., 15.360
  5. Darrell Lanigan (14), Union, Ky., 15.394
  6. Don O’Neal (5), Martinsville, Ind., 15.427
  7. Jacob Hawkins (20), Fairmont. W.Va., 15.429
  8. Mike Norris (72), Bulter, Pa., 15.430
  9. Billy Moyer (21), Batesville, Ark., 15.435
  10. Shane Clanton (25), Zebulon, Ga., 15.460
  11. Tim McCreadie (39), Watertown, N.Y., 15.469
  12. Chris Madden (44), Gray Court, S.C., 15.479
  13. Brandon Kinzer (18), Allen, Ky., 15.490
  14. Jimmy Owens (20), Newport, Tenn., 15.505
  15. Hudson O’Neal (71), Martinsville, Ind., 15.506
  16. Michael Chilton (97), Salvisa, Ky., 15.510
  17. Jonathan Davenport (49), Blairsville, Ga., 15.525
  18. Eddie Carrier Jr. (10), Salt Rock, W.Va., 15.527
  19. Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill., 15.528
  20. Jared Miley (H1), South Park, Pa., 15.542
  21. Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill., 15.547
  22. Steve Casebolt (C9), Richmond, Ind., 15.605
  23. Jimmy Mars (28), Menomonie, Wis. 15.608
  24. Zack Dohm (17), Cross Lanes, W.Va., 15.620
  25. Brandon Sheppard (1), New Berlin, Ill., 15.622
  26. Earl Pearson Jr. (1), Jacksonville, Fla., 15.633
  27. Scott James (83), Bright, Ind., 15.675
  28. Chris Ferguson (22), Mount Holly, N.C., 15.719
  29. Chris Simpson (32), Oxford, Iowa, 15.736
  30. Brandon Overton (116), Evans, Ga., 15.739
  31. Kent Robinson (7R), Bloomington, Ind., 15.740
  32. Dale McDowell (17m), Chickamauga, Ga., 15.748
  33. Donald McIntosh (7), Dawsonville, Ga., 15.756
  34. Frank Heckenast Jr. (99jr), Frankfort, Ill., 15.758
  35. Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill., 15.764
  36. Timothy Culp (C8), Prattsville, Ark., 15.794
  37. Jon Henry (15), Ada, Ohio, 15.817
  38. Jason Jameson (12), Lawrenceburg, Ind., 15.818
  39. Tim Lance (48), Brimfield, Ill., 15.818
  40. Jackie Boggs (4B), Grayson, Ky., 15.822
  41. Gregg Satterlee (22), Indiana, Pa., 15.827
  42. Tony Jackson Jr. (56), Lebanon, Mo., 15.832
  43. Brian Shirley (3S), Chatham, Ill., 15.840
  44. Doug Drown (240), Wooster, Ohio, 15.841
  45. Jeep Van Wormer (55), Pinconning, Mich., 15.862
  46. James Rice (11r), Verona, Ky., 15.863
  47. Cody Mahoney (4), Hanover, Ind., 15.876
  48. Mike Mataragas (1m), DeKalb, Ill., 15.885
  49. Jeff Babcock (7B), Wayne, Ohio, 15.887
  50. Ryan King (1G), Seymour, Tenn., 15.912
  51. Riley Hickman (R1), Ooltewah, Tenn., 15.927
  52. Brent Larson (B1), Lake Elmo, Minn., 15.931
  53. Casey Roberts (101), Toccoa, Ga., 15.948
  54. Connor Meade (00), Clay City, Ky., 15.951
  55. Gordy Gundaker (11), St. Charles, Mo., 15.952
  56. Andrew Reaume (88), Blenheim, Ontario, 15.960
  57. Curtis Roberts (9R), Coleman, Mich., 15.984
  58. Adam Bowman (77), Seymour, Ind., 16.043
  59. Steve Lance (48), Cuba, Ill., 16.052
  60. Billy Moyer Jr. (21), Batesville, Ark., 16.059
  61. Shannon Thornsberry (17), Martin, Ky., 16.068
  62. Nick Latham (31), Winchester, Ohio, 16.069
  63. Vic Hill (1), Mosheim, Tenn., 16.088
  64. Mason Zeigler (25z), Chalk Hill, Pa., 16.094
  65. Walker Arthur (87), Forest, Va., 16.096
  66. Michael Page (18x), Douglasville, Ga., 16.109
  67. Steve Roberts (111), Jesup, Ga., 16.114
  68. Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., 16.163
  69. Mark Whitener (C02), Middleburg, Fla., 16.165
  70. Jay Johnson (93), West Burlington, Iowa, 16.191
  71. Chase Junghans (18), Manhattan, Kan., 16.217
  72. Raymond Merrill (12M), Sallisaw, Okla., 16.220
  73. Jeremiah Hurst (58), Dubuque, Iowa, 16.224
  74. Tim Manville (33), Highland, Ill., 16.233
  75. Nick Hoffman (2), Mooresville, N.C., 16.245
  76. Jerry Bowersock (95), Wapakoneta, Ohio, 16.253
  77. Casey Noonan (1N), Sylvania, Ohio, 16.300
  78. Duane Chamberlain (20C), Richmond, Ind., 16.302
  79. Travis Stemler (2TS), Ionia, Mich., 16.318
  80. Chad Stapleton (32), Edinburgh, Ind., 16.343
  81. Steve Francis (15), Bowling Green, Ky., 16.351
  82. Joey Coulter (2), Concord, N.C., 16.375
  83. Shanon Buckingham (50), Morristown, Tenn., 16.387
  84. Kyle Bronson (40B), Brandon, Fla., 16.414
  85. Dustin Mitchell (89), Pine Level, N.C., 16.421
  86. Rob Toland (39), Davenport, Iowa, 16.441
  87. Jesse Lay (33), Walton, Ky., 16.449
  88. Jeff Alsip (128), Independence, Ky., 16.512
  89. Tanner English (96), Benton, Ky., 16.527
  90. Joey Moriarty (51), Peoria, Ariz., 16.531
  91. Paul Stubber (31AUS), Bunbury, W. Australia, 16.608
  92. Blake Spencer (6S), St. Augustine, Fla., 16.634
  93. Lance Elson (17E), Wellsburg, W.Va., 16.743
  94. Don Hammer (45H), Clinton, Ill., 16.849
  95. Jon Hodgkiss (69), Kennedy, Pa., 16.925
  96. Bryant Dickinson (79),Ionia, Mich., 16.996
  97. Troy Worrick (79), Marion, Ind., 17.106
  98. Bob Gardner (4G), East Peoria, Ill., 17.269
  99. Brett Miller (97M), Greeneville, Tenn., 17.352
  100. Chicky Barton (144), Middlesboro, Ky., 17.528
  101. Nicholas Fenner (22F), Morenci, Mich., 17.854
  102. Byron Meeks (28X), Parkersburg, W.Va., 17.874
  103. Chase Porter (34), DuQuoin, Ill., 18.395
  104. Scott Bloomquist (0), Mooresburg, Tenn., no time

Thursday’s race schedule

6 p.m. - Hot laps by qualifying group
6:30 p.m. - Time trials
7:55 p.m. - Invocation and national anthem
8 p.m. - Racing begins
- Five odd/even heat races (10 laps; alternating odd/even with top four transferring to main event)
- Two odd/even consolation races (12 laps; two drivers apiece from each consy transfer to main event)
- Odd feature race (25 laps; heat race winners inverted)
- Even feature race (25 laps; heat race winners inverted)

Thursday schedule

6 a.m.-6 p.m.: Showers open (front of Lot 2)
7-11 a.m.: Breakfast at turn four concessions
8 a.m.: Hillside markings may begin
8 a.m.-8 p.m.: Turn-three race registration opens (pit passes and media credential sign-in)
9 a.m. Turn-three pit gate opens
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Technical inspection for Late Models
10 a.m. Main gate ticket office opens (tickets, pit passes and will call)
10 a.m.: Turn-four ticket office opens (tickets and pit passes)
10 a.m.: All ADA parking opens (permit required)
11 a.m.: Grandstand cleared and secured for grand opening
Noon: All admission gates/suites/concessions open
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m.: Hot laps
8 p.m.: Racing begins
Thursday night party: Following the completion of racing in the Fan Zone

Odd prelim lineup

Row 1: Carrier, Davenport
Row 2: Lanigan, Mars
Row 3: Pierce, Marlar
Row 4: Shirley, Babb
Row 5: Henry, Moyer
Row 6: McCreadie, Kinzer
Row 7: Sheppard, Mahoney
Row 8: Simpson, Hickman
Row 9: Nobbe, H. O'Neal
Row 10: James, Babcock
Row 11: Van Wormer, Hawkins
Row 12: Robinson, Satterlee

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