The Super DIRTcar Series locked in the first 20 starters for Friday’s scheduled feature during Thursday’s heat racing program. That left the final 10 spots down to the top three finishers in the two Last Chance Showdown races, while the final four positions would go to provisional starters.
Tim Kerr ran away with the win in the first 10-lap LCS, moving to the big dance with Mike Maresca and Tim McCreadie.
The second LCS was much the same with Gary Lindberg and Steve Feder dominating the top two positions, but the third and final transfer spot was a near toss up on the last lap with Scott Hitchen making a final bold pass on Marcus Dinkins for that last spot.
Rich Scagliotta, Adam Roberts, Dave Rauscher and Demetrios Drellos rounded out the starting field with provisional spots.
The Top Eight redraw saw Jessey Mueller drawing pole position while Yan Bussiere got the outside pole. Points leader Matt Sheppard got the fifth starting position in the draw.
With event and track officials deciding to adhere to the midnight curfew, the plan on Friday was to get as much racing in as possible before the clock struck 12. The Super DIRTcar Series cars were staged and ready to race, but officials were forced to call the cars back to the pit area 10 minutes prior to midnight knowing that the event could not be run to completion.
As a result, Friday’s racing action will resume at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon. The 40-lap feature for the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds will kick off the action.
-By Connor Sullivan, Speed51.com Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT
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