Florida Governor’s Cup winner Ty Majeski started 2016 off with a statement, posting the fastest lap of Speedfest 2016 in the final session of the day with a whopping time of 15.756 seconds around the D-shaped oval of Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Georgia.

 

graphic 51 tv speedfest 2016The Seymour, Wisconsin native drove head to head against John Hunter Nemecheck all day, landing the two at the top of the charts together in practices two and five. However, Majeski would top Nemechek by four one-hundredths of a second in the overall charts at the end of the day.

 

In the Pro Late Model practice Nemecheck had the fastest car all day, eventually finishing atop the board alongside Five Flags Speedway (FL) Blizzard Series champion Casey Roderick, each with fast times of 16.089 seconds.

 

Also near the top of the Super Late Model field was the 2016 Red Eye 100 and Orange Blossom 100 winner Cole Anderson. The No. 97 car posted the seventh fastest time of the day with a 15.935 second lap. Cole started the day out of the car with team owner Anthony Campi shaking down the setup before the rookie jumped into the car and made laps in every session trying to get experience at a track where he has almost none.

 

Christopher Bell practiced the No. 51 machine for car owner Kyle Busch on Friday. (Heath Lawson/Speed51.com photo)

Christopher Bell practiced the No. 51 machine for car owner Kyle Busch on Friday. (Heath Lawson/Speed51.com photo)

Kyle Busch Motorsports also had a guest driver in the No. 51 machine. That car will be driven by none other than the boss, Kyle Busch, on Sunday, but on Friday it was Christopher Bell in the car throughout the day preparing it for Busch who is set to arrive on Saturday in Cordele. While Bell may have only posted the 13th fastest time on the day, the team was more focused on getting the car as close to the liking of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion as possible on Friday.

 

You will not find Bubba Pollard at the top of the speed charts. He struggled to find speed all day in his No. 26 machine, finishing only 21st on the board. Pollard spent much of the day choosing which car to commit to for the rest of the weekend.  He ran two different cars on Friday, but that is allowable as nobody went through technical inspection.

 

For a full on-demand recap of the day’s events you can read through Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage presented by JRI Shocks and PFC Brakes here.

 

Fans unable to make it to Cordele, Georgia for Speedfest 2016 can watch all the action through a live online TV style pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51 TV. A video ticket can be purchased now for $27.99 allowing fans to watch all of the action from Crisp Motorsports Park. A 200-mile black-out radius is in effect.  Fans can purchase the Speed51 TV pay-per-view broadcast here.

 

-By Allick Jorgensen, Speed51.com Deep South Contributor

-Photo Credit: Speed51.com

 

SpeedFest 2016 Super Late Model Practice Results

1 91 Ty Majeski 15.756
2 8 John Hunter Nemecheck 15.793
3 5G Noah Gragson 15.820
4 5B Quinton Bear 15.851
5 77 Zane Smith 15.895
6 66 #N/A 15.932
7 97 Cole Anderson 15.935
8 2W Donnie Wilson 15.940
9 12 Harrison Burton 15.960
10 9B William Byron 15.969
11 83 Scotty Ellis 15.972
12 7R Casey Roderick 15.974
13 51B Christopher   Bell 15.991
14 5 Brennan Poole 16.019
15 4 Kyle Plott 16.031
16 9 Derek Kraus 16.032
17 2 Bret Holmes 16.110
18 5A Jerry Artuso 16.132
19 51 Brandon Oakley 16.142
20 183 Joey Padgett 16.157
21 1 Mason Massey 16.177
22 15E Christian Eckes 16.181
23 01 Derek Scott Jr 16.193
24 26 Bubba Pollard 16.195
25 42 Bo LeMastus 16.207
26 7 Wes Griffith Jr 16.216
27 72 Scott Hantz 16.224
28 29 Matthew Wragg 16.247
29 79 Kyle   Bryant 16.250
30 10 Steve Dorer 16.254
31 32 Stuart   Dutton 16.336
32 4M Kyle McCallum 16.336
33 15 Brandy Boswell 16.368
34 58 John Coffman 16.868
35 55 Todd Brown 16.883

 

 

SpeedFest 2016 Pro Late Model Practice Results

 

1 8 John Hunter Nemecheck 16.089
2 18 Casey Roderick 16.089
3 26 Chandler Smith 16.156
4 9 Chris Dilbeck 16.169
5 24 Christopher   Tullis 16.190
6 77 Zane Smith 16.245
7 2 Bret Holmes 16.276
8 43 Justin South 16.304
9 21 Riley Thorton 16.327
10 01 Derek Scott Jr. 16.341
11 198 Russell Fleeman 16.364
12 23 Dalton Grindle 16.398
13 1 Connor   Okrzesik 16.434
14 1A Josh Adkins 16.481
15 30 Joshua James 16.552
16 98 Justin Ashburn 16.555
17 83 Andy Bozell 16.573
18 43 Justin South 16.585
19 27 Joe Ross 16.623
20 198 Russell Fleeman 16.631
21 5 Justin   Wakefield 16.743
22 8H Hope Hornish 16.756
23 04 Phil Bozell 16.782

 

 

Majeski Tops Charts on First Day of SpeedFest 2016