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Trackside Now: Prelude to the Nationals at Slinger Speedway (WI) – 7/13/14

July 13, 2014 • Archives, Late Models, Trackside Now

11:19
For Matt Prieur and Kevin Ramsell, thanks for joining us tonight. We will see you on Tuesday at the track or live on the 51 TV Pay-Per-View of the 35th Annual SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals. Make sure to order it today!
11:18
11:18
Special thanks to Five Star Race Car Bodies for being tonight’s presenting sponsor.
11:17
This will conclude our coverage of the Prelude to the Nationals tonight at Slinger Super Speedway in Slinger, Wisconsin.

Again, congratulations to Austin Nason on his first Big 8 Series win and Jeff Holtz on his third Mid-American Series win of the year.

11:15
11:15
Today’s coverage of the Prelude to the Slinger Nationals at Slinger Speedway in Slinger, WI is presented by 51 TV’s live Pay-Per-View coverage of the Slinger Nationals from Slinger Super Speedway in Slinger, WI. Speed 51 will present live Pay Per View coverage of the 35th Annual SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from the high banked Slinger Super Speedway in Slinger, Wisconsin. This is a must see event with a 199-lap feature featuring some of the best Super Late Model drivers including six-time Slinger Nationals winner Matt Kenseth. Order it today for the advance price of $19.99. There is a 150-mile blackout area around the track for this event. Click here to order it today.
11:14
Willy Van Camp wins the Figure 8 feature.
11:07
With 13 Figure 8 cars. A total of 115 cars were in the pits tonight.
11:06
Mid-American Stock Car Series UNOFFICIAL Race Results
1. 38 Jeff Holtz
2. 48 Brad Keith
3. 47 Kenny Joosten
4. 01 Ryan Gutknecht
5. 32 Lyle Nowak
6. 52 Cody Erdmann
7. 23 Dan Gilster
8. 132 Scott Dunning
9. 95 Jeremy Spoonmore
10. 8 Erik Pierce
11. 83 Ben Glascock
12. 26 Jack Stern
13. 38 Brian Holtz
14. 5 Jay Shambeau
15. 0 David Verhagen
16. 80 Dustin Krebs
17. 74 Rick Tackman Jr.
18. 101 Jimmie Evans
19. 87 Eric Lingford
20. 5 Bill Prietzel
21. 54 Mark Pluer
11:05
11:05
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11:03
Figure 8s are rolling out for last race of the night.
11:02
Comment From Phil

I agree….great coverage. This site never fails for one that can not attend a race.

10:58
Spectator Drags are going on at the moment and will be followed by Figure 8s to wrap things up this evening.
10:56
Comment From Steve

Great coverage Speed 51, thankyou.

10:55
TECH Update: All clear in Big 8 tech.
10:55
Jeff Holtz with his third Mid-American Stock Car Series Feature Win. (Speed51.com photo)
10:52
Holtz grants an interview after his win. (Speed51.com photo)
10:52
Comment From GM

Thanks Speed 51

10:50
Jeff Holtz pulls into victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)
10:49
CHECKERED FLAG: Jeff Holtz Wins the Mid-American Stock Car Series Feature.
10:48
WHITE FLAG: Keith has one 1/4 of a mile left to challenge.
10:48
GREEN FLAG: J. Holtz with another strong start.
10:48
46 Laps Completed – 2 Laps To Go (Top 5):
1. 38 Jeff Holtz
2. 48 Brad Keith
3. 47 Kenny Joosten
4. 01 Bobby Gutknecht
5. 32 Lyle Nowak

Stern has ‘tapped out’ as he has admitted fault in the incident. He’ll go to the rear as Nowak gets his spot back.

10:46
10:46
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10:46
Nowak may have had help from Stern.
10:46
YELLOW FLAG: Nowak spins in turn two, he was in fifth.
10:45
2 Laps To Go: Gutknecht is on Joosten for third.
10:45
3 Laps To Go: J. Holtz is checking out, but Keith is trying not to let him get away.
10:45
5 Laps To Go (Top 5): J. Holtz, Keith, Joosten, Gutknecht, Nowak.
10:44
GREEN FLAG: J. Holtz gets a strong jump.
10:44
One to go.
10:43
41 Laps Completed – 7 Laps To Go (Top 5):
1. 38 Jeff Holtz
2. 48 Brad Keith
3. 47 Kenny Joosten
4. 32 Lyle Nowak
5. 01 Ryan Gutknecht
10:41
YELLOW FLAG: B. Holtz spins in turn two.
10:41
8 Laps To Go: Keith now to second over Joosten.
10:41
10 Laps To Go: J. Holtz is checking out.
10:41
Lap 37: B. Holtz is all the way back to fifth and battling with Gutknecht.
10:40
Lap 35 (Top 5): J. Holtz, Joosten, Keith, Nowak, B. Holtz.
10:39
Lap 32: J. Holtz setting sail now.
10:39
Lap 30 (Top 5): J. Holtz, Joosten, Keith, B. Holtz, Nowak.
10:39
Lap 29 (LEAD CHANGE): J. Holtz around the outside of a slew of cars and grabs the lead.
10:38
Lap 27: B. Holtz to the high side of Joosten for the lead.
10:38
Lap 25 (Top 5): Joosten, B. Holtz, Keith, Nowak, Stern.
10:37
HALFWAY (24 Laps Completed – 24 Laps To Go).
10:37
Lap 22: Keith on B. Holtz for second.
10:37
Lap 20 (Top 5): Joosten, B. Holtz, Nowak, Keith, J. Holtz.
10:36
Lap 19: Stern and J. Holtz in a battle for fifth. Tackman Jr., pulls off.
10:36
Lap 17: Keith around Nowak who falls to fourth.
10:35
GREEN FLAG: Much better restart as Joosten leads the field into turn one.
10:35
One to go.
10:35
Joosten the leader sets the pace, but B. Holtz pulled up along-side before the green.
10:35
YELLOW FLAG: Series Officials didn’t like that restart at all.
10:34
GREEN FLAG: Joosten leads as B. Holtz gets up along-side.
10:34
One to go as Joosten will lead the field. The restart format is similar to the Big 8 Late Model Series with the modified Delaware Double-File Restarts.
10:33
Just about to go back to green as the field gets realigned.
10:30
Evans has been sent to the pits, possibly leaking fluid. Gives 10th to Gutknecht who fell back on the last restart.
10:30
Eric Lingford has some scrape marks from where he slid on his roof. (Speed51.com photo)
10:29
15 Laps Completed – 33 Laps To Go (Top 10):
1. 47 Kenny Joosten
2. 32 Lyle Nowak
3. 38 Brian Holtz
4. 48 Brad Keith
5. 38 Jeff Holtz
6. 26 Jack Stern
7. 5 Jay Shambeau
8. 23 Dan Gilster
9. 52 Cody Erdmann
10. 101 Jimmie Evans
10:28
We talked to Lingford. He is alright. He said there was fluid on the track that caused his incident.
10:28
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10:27
15 Laps Completed – 33 Laps To Go.  
10:27
YELLOW FLAG: Spoonmore and Tackman Jr., collide in turn four.  
10:26
Lap 15 (Top 5): Joosten, Nowak, B. Holtz, Keith, J. Holtz.  
10:26
Lap 13: Joosten with the advantage.  
10:26
GREEN FLAG: B. Holtz pulls up along-side Joosten.  
10:25
One to go at the line.  
10:25
Field is rolling once again.  
10:25
Fast Qualifier, Prietzel is out of this event as well as he has pulled off.  
10:23
We checked in with Jon Reynolds Jr. They said they blew their engine. Hole in the oil pan.
10:23
10:23
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10:23
12 Laps Completed – 36 Laps To Go (Top 10):
1. 47 Kenny Joosten
2. 38 Brian Holtz
3. 32 Lyle Nowak
4. 48 Brad Keith
5. 38 Jeff Holtz
6. 01 Ryan Gutknecht
7. 5 Jay Shambeau
8. 26 Jack Stern
9. 74 Rick Tackman Jr.
10. 95 Jeremy Spoonmore
10:21
The car is now back on all four wheels. (Speed51.com photo)
10:20
The Lingford machine on its side. (Speed51.com photo)
10:18
RED FLAG: Lingford as emerged from the car and is ok.  
10:17
YELLOW FLAG: Lingfold goes up and over on his roof in turn one.  
10:16
Lap 13: Keith to fourth as he slips past Gutknecht.  
10:16
Lap 11: J. Holtz is right behind in sixth.  
10:16
Lap 10 (Top 5): Joosten, B. Holtz, Nowak, Gutknecht, Keith.  
10:16
Lap 9: Nowak and Gutknecht in a battle for third.  
10:15
Lap 7: Joosten trying to get clear of B. Holtz.  
10:15
Lap 5 (LEAD CHANGE): Joosten back to the point.  
10:15
Lap 4 (LEAD CHANGE): B. Holtz inches out ahead.  
10:14
Lap 3: B. Holtz not letting Joosten stray too far out in front.  
10:14
Lap 1: Joosten to the lead.  
10:14
GREEN FLAG: Front row is side by side.  
10:13
One to go until the Green.  
10:13
The inside row moves up giving B. Holtz P1 starting spot.  
10:13
The pole-sitter, Pluer has gone to the pits as the field is brought to caution speed.  
10:12
Warm up laps for the Mid-Am teams at about 3/4s speed.  
10:11
Mid-American Stock Car Series Feature Starting Line-Up (48 Laps)
1. 54 Mark Pluer
2. 47 Kenny Joosten
3. 38 Brian Holtz
4. 32 Lyle Nowak
5. 23 Dan Gilster
6. 48 Brad Keith
7. 38 Jeff Holtz
8. 01 Ryan Gutknecht
9. 5 Jay Shambeau
10. 5 Bill Prietzel
11. 26 Jack Stern
12. 0 David Verhagen
13. 87 Eric Lingford
14. 52 Cody Erdmann
15. 74 Rick Tackman Jr.
16. 101 Jimmie Evans
17. 95 Jeremy Spoonmore
18. 8 Erik Pierce
19. 132 Scott Dunning
20. 83 Ben Glascock
21. 80 Dustin Krebs
10:08
10:08
Austin Nason in victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)
10:03
Big 8 Late Model Series UNOFFICIAL Race Results
1. 14 Austin Nason
2. 5 Casey Johnson
3. 28 Jesse Bernhagen
4. 51 Dale Nottestad
5. 61 Jerry Eckhardt
6. 7 John DeAngelis Jr.
7. 38 Jeff Holtz
8. 5 Dave Edwards
9. 55 Tyler Schley
10. 17 Grant Griesbach
11. 9 Danny Church
12. 82 J. Herbst
13. 33 Kevin Knuese
14. 2 Tim Sargent
15. 50 Jacob Gille
16. X Jon Reynolds Jr.
17. 11 Alex Prunty
18. 52 Steve Dobbratz
19. 95 Wayne Freimund
20. 37 Mike Meyerhofer
21. 23 Casey Strese
22. 17 Gregg Pawelski
23. 18 Mike Ehde
24. 26 Ricky Heinan
10:03
Austin Nason in victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)
10:01
UNOFFICIAL Top 5:
1. 14 Austin Nason
2. 5 Casey Johnson
3. 28 Jesse Bernhagen
4. 51 Dale Nottestad
5. 61 Jerry Eckhardt
10:01
CHECKERED FLAG: Austin Nason Wins his first career Big 8 Late Model Series Feature.
10:01
WHITE FLAG: Johnson is running out of time.
10:00
2 Laps To Go: Johnson is closing the gap, but does he have enough time. Sargent is off the pace. Eckhardt to fifth.
10:00
3 Laps To Go: Bernhagen and Sargent battle for third.
10:00
5 Laps To Go: Nason with a 0.795 second lead over Johnson.
10:00
6 Laps To Go: Nottestad by himself in fifth.
9:59
7 Laps To Go: Sargent to fourth. The battle is for sixth between Eckhardt and DeAngelis Jr.
9:59
8 Laps To Go: Johnson to second as he gets by Bernhagen.
9:59
10 Laps To Go: Reynolds Jr., has fallen off the pace and pulls off the track. He was running second.
9:58
Lap 57: Nason trying to hold of Reynolds Jr.
9:58
GREEN FLAG: Nason with a strong start.
9:57
One lap to go signal is given.
9:57
9:57
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9:57
Clean up is complete as the field realigns via the cone.
9:55
55 Laps Completed – 13 Laps To Go (Top 10):
1. 14 Austin Nason
2. X Jon Reynolds Jr.
3. 28 Jesse Bernhagen
4. 5 Casey Johnson
5. 7 John DeAngelis Jr.
6. 2 Tim Sargent
7. 9 Danny Church
8. 51 Dale Nottestad
9. 33 Kevin Knuese
10. 38 Jeff Holtz
9:54
Nottestad couldn’t fire, but with assistance is now moving.
9:53
The Yellow Flag is back out as the crews want the competitors to roll through the freshly laid speedy dry.
9:52
The Red Flag has been displayed as track crews go to work on the clean up in the third and fourth corner.
9:52
Dobbratz is the only car not moving and may have lost a motor, which may have been the cause of the accident.
9:52
Comment From GM

3 of top 5 have never won a Big 8 event

9:51
Melee in turn four. (Speed51.com photo)
9:51
55 Laps Completed – 13 Laps To Go.
9:51
The incident started towards the middle of the field from about ninth on back.
9:50
YELLOW FLAG: Big pile-up in turn four involving at least nine cars.
9:50
Lap 56: Bernhagen gets by Johnson for third.
9:50
GREEN FLAG: Nason with a big jump on the field.
9:49
One to go until we’re back to Green.
9:49
The cone has returned as the field realigns with 14 laps to go.
9:46
54 Laps Completed – 14 Laps To Go (Top 10):
1. 14 Austin Nason
2. X Jon Reynolds Jr.
3. 5 Casey Johnson
4. 28 Jesse Bernhagen
5. 7 John DeAngelis Jr.
6. 2 Tim Sargent
7. 9 Danny Church
8. 51 Dale Nottestad
9. 33 Kevin Knuese
10. 11 Alex Prunty
9:44
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9:44
Meyerhofer comes to a stop in turn four. (Speed51.com photo)
9:44
Six lead changes between Lap 48-53
9:44
YELLOW FLAG: Meyerhofer stopped in turn four.
9:43
Lap 53 (LEAD CHANGE): Nason back to the point ahead of Reynolds Jr.
9:43
Lap 51 (LEAD CHANGE): Reynolds Jr., dive bombs both Johnson and then Nason to grab the point,
9:43
Lap 50 (LEAD CHANGE): Nason back out ahead.
9:42
Lap 49 (LEAD CHANGE): Johnson back to the point on the high side.
9:42
Lap 48 (LEAD CHANGE): Nason barely ahead at the line.
9:42
Lap 46: The top two are still side by side with Johnson still barely ahead.
9:41
Lap 45 (Top 5): Johnson, Nason, Reynolds Jr., Bernhagen, Sargent.
9:41
Lap 43: Reynolds Jr., right behind trying to decide which car to follow.
9:41
Lap 42: Side by side battle for the lead with Johnson just out ahead.
9:40
Lap 41: Nason to the inside of Johnson for the lead.
9:40
Lap 40 (Top 5): Johnson, Nason, Reynolds Jr., Bernhagen, DeAngelis Jr.
9:40
Lap 39: Reynolds Jr., to the inside of Bernhagen for third.
9:40
GREEN FLAG: Johnson leads the field into the first corner with Nason in tow.
9:39
One to go at the line.
9:39
(11-15):
11. 38 Jeff Holtz
12. 52 Steve Dobbratz
13. 61 Jerry Eckhardt
14. 37 Mike Meyerhofer
15. 95 Wayne Freimund
9:38
37 Laps Completed – 31 Laps To Go (Top 10):
1. 5 Casey Johnson
2. 14 Austin Nason
3. 28 Jesse Bernhagen
4. X Jon Reynolds Jr.
5. 7 John DeAngelis Jr.
6. 2 Tim Sargent
7. 51 Dale Nottestad
8. 9 Danny Church
9. 11 Alex Prunty
10. 33 Kevin Knuese
9:37
YELLOW FLAG: Schley spins coming down the front stretch.
9:37
Lap 37: Reynolds Jr., wants fourth as he challenge DeAngelis Jr., for the spot. Sargent right behind.
9:36
Lap 36: Reynolds Jr., to fifth.
9:36
Lap 35: Nason to second as he now chases after Johnson.
9:36
HALFWAY (34 Laps Completed – 34 Laps To Go).
9:35
Fred Nason reminded his son Austin to be patient on the radio. Still have a ways to go.
9:35
GREEN FLAG: Johnson again with a strong restart.
9:34
One to go until we’re back to Green.
9:34
The Big 8 Series uses a modified form of the Delaware Double-File restarts that is commonly used in Dirt Track Racing.
9:34
The Cone is back out as Johnson occupies the front row by himself. Bernhagen and Nason make up row #2.
9:33
Freimund comes in and makes an adjustment on the right front and heads back out.
9:33
Pawelski will instead head to the pit area.
9:32
30 Laps Completed – 34 Laps To Go (Top 10):
1. 5 Casey Johnson
2. 28 Jesse Bernhagen
3. 14 Austin Nason
4. 7 John DeAngelis Jr.
5. 51 Dale Nottestad
6. X Jon Reynolds Jr.
7. 11 Alex Prunty
8. 2 Tim Sargent
9. 9 Danny Church
10. 50 Jacob Gille
9:31
Pawelski has been asked by Big 8 Series Officials to go to the rear of the field.
9:31
Herbst, who was a lapped car, may have had help from the third place car of Pawelski.
9:31
Wayne Freimund heads to the pits.
9:30
YELLOW FLAG: Herbst goes around in turn two.
9:30
Lap 30 (Top 5): Johnson, Bernhagen, Pawelski, Nason, DeAngelis Jr.
9:30
Lap 29: Nason to fourth as he skates past a sideways DeAngelis Jr.
9:29
Lap 28: Nottestad has caught the back bumper of DeAngelis Jr.
9:29
Lap 26: Nason again to the inside of Pawelski for third.
9:29
Lap 25 (Top 5): Johnson, Bernhagen, Pawelski, Nason, DeAngelis Jr.  
9:28
Lap 23: Reynolds Jr., to seventh and reeling in Nottestad.  
9:28
Lap 21: Nottestad is by himself in sixth.  
9:28
Lap 20 (Top 5): Johnson, Bernhagen, Pawelski, Nason, DeAngelis Jr.  
9:28
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9:28
Lap 18: Reynolds is up to seventh.
9:27
Lap 18: Nason is now all over Pawelski for the final podium position in third.  
9:27
Lap 16: DeAngelis Jr., gets passed by Nason.  
9:27
Lap 15 (Top 5): Johnson, Bernhagen, Pawelski, Nason, DeAngelis Jr.  
9:27
Lap 14: Johnson leads with Bernhagen all over him.  
9:26
Lap 13: Nottestad and Church side by side for sixth.  
9:26
Lap 11: Church and Nottestad in a battle for sixth with Reynolds Jr., trailing them, Knuese back to ninth.  
9:26
Lap 10 (Top 5): Johnson, Bernhagen, Pawelski, DeAngelis Jr., Nason.  
9:25
Lap 8: Knuese slips to sixth as Nason rockets his way to fifth.  
9:25
Lap 6: Pawelsi to third and DeAngelis Jr., to fourth.  
9:25
GREEN FLAG: Johnson with another strong start.  
9:24
One lap until we’re back to Green.  
9:23
The cone comes out as Johnson will lead the field while the rest of the pack has a decision to make in terms of which lane to choose.  
9:22
5 Laps Completed – 63 Laps To Go (Top 10):
1. 5 Casey Johnson
2. 28 Jesse Bernhagen
3. 33 Kevin Knuese
4. 17 Greg Pawelski
5. 7 John DeAngelis Jr.
6. 51 Dale Nottestad
7. X Jon Reynolds Jr.
8. 52 Steve Dobbratz
9. 14 Austin Nason
10. 2 Tim Sargent  
9:21
YELLOW FLAG: Heinan spins up against the turn one wall.  
9:20
Lap 5 (Top 5): Johnson, Bernhagen, Knuese, Pawelski, DeAngelis Jr.  
9:20
Lap 3: Bernhagen in second with Knuese trailing in third.  
9:20
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9:19
Lap 1: Johnson leads as the field sorts themselves out.  
9:19
GREEN FLAG: Johnson jumps  out to the early advantage.  
9:19
Comment From sportsman12

Good luck #11 Alex Prunty and #7 John DeAngelis..go get em guys, from Pensacola, Florida..aka Snowball Derby country!

9:19
One to go at the line. 68 Laps of Big 8 Late Model Series Feature racing.  
9:18
The starting field has now gone through Driver Intros and have turned some 3/4s speed pace laps.  
9:18
Big 8 Late Model Series Feature Starting Line-Up
1. 5 Casey Johnson
2. 33 Kevin Knuese
3. 28 Jesse Bernhagen
4. 7 John DeAngelis Jr.
5. 17 Gregg Pawelski
6. 52 Steve Dobbratz
7. 51 Dale Nottestad
8. 9 Danny Church
9. X Jon Reynolds Jr.
10. 11 Alex Prunty
11. 14 Austin Nason
12. 37 Mike Meyerhofer
13. 2 Tim Sargent
14. 95 Wayne Freimund
15. 61 Jerry Eckhardt
16. 26 Ricky Heinan
17. 38 Jeff Holtz
18. 50 Jacob Gille
19. 82 J. Herbst
20. 5 Dave Edwards
21. 23 Casey Strese
22. 55 Tyler Schley
23. 17 Grant Griesbach
24. 18 Mike Ehde
9:10
Comment From GM

Good luck to all the Big 8 teams tonight.

9:10
Driver Introductions are now underway for the Big 8 Late Model Series.
9:10
Mike Ehde didn’t make the call so Grant Griesbach will become the youngest driver to make a Big 8 Series start. He is 12-years-old.
9:05
Big 8 officials do a last minute check on Dale Nottestad\’s right front tire. (Speed51.com photo)
9:03
Dan Church is lined up right behind Steve Dobratz. (Speed51.com photo)
8:57
We’re going to take advantage of this Intermission time as well to refresh and regroup before we come back with the 68-Lap Big 8 Late Model Series Feature followed by the Mid-American Stock Car Series 40-Lap Main.

We’ll be back shortly….

8:56
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8:56
It is Intermission time here at Slinger Super Speedway as the track is going to take about a 10 minute break in the action.
8:55
Top 5:
1. 22 Kyle Chwala
2. 41 Brad Hetzel
3. 74 Joe Shelby
4. 27 Jay Kalbus
5. 28 Mark DePorter
8:54
CHECKERED FLAG: 22 Kyle Chwala Wins the caution free Area Sportsman Feature.
8:54
WHITE FLAG: Chwala has checked out on the field.
8:53
15 Laps Completed – 5 Laps To Go: 22 Kyle Chwala leads.
8:52
Jesse Bernhagen has a short prayer before the Big 8 feature. (Speed51.com photo)
8:49
Green Flag.
8:47
Area Sportsman Feature is next.
8:47
8:47
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8:47
Top 5:
1. 09 Nick Schmidt
2. 75 T.J. Graczkowski
3. 88 Dale Kiley-Schaefer
4. 24 Brandon Tackes
5. 93 Heather Stark
8:46
CHECKERED FLAG: 09 Nick Schmidt Wins the caution free Slinger Bees Feature.
8:46
WHITE FLAG: Schmidt getting away.
8:46
5 Laps To Go: Schmidt leads Graczkkowski.
8:43
Lap 14 (Lead Change): 09 Nick Schmidt now out in front.
8:43
Halfway; 13 Laps Completed – 12 Laps To Go: 75 T.J. Graczkowski leads.
8:39
Slinger Bee feature is out. (Speed51.com photo)
8:38
It’s now Feature time here in Slinger, Wisconsin beginning with the Slinger Bees Feature.  
8:37
CHECKERED FLAG: 101 Jimmie Evans hangs on to win over Jeremy Spoonmore and Erik Pierce who also transfer.

Everyone else is done for the night.

8:36
WHITE FLAG: Evans trying to hang on.  
8:36
Lap 17: Pierce gets away from Calhoun, Dunning and Glascock.  
8:36
Lap 15: Spoonmore is trying the high side but can’t build the momentum just yet.  
8:35
Austin Nason and Jon Reynolds Jr. talk as they wait for the Big 8 feature. (Speed51.com photo)
8:35
Lap 13: Pierce hanging on to third wih Calhoun trailing.  
8:35
GREEN FLAG: Evans and Spoonmore get away from the field.  
8:35
One to go at the line.  
8:34
Pierce will now inherit the third and final transfer spot as Calhoun is now fourth and Dunning rounds out the top five.  
8:33
Null finally pulls away and heads to the pits.  
8:33
Everyone has gotten away except for Null who rolls down the high banks.  
8:32
GREEN FLAG / YELLOW FLAG: Story loops his mount in turn two as everyone behind him takes evasive action.  
8:32
One to go at the line as the field assembles.  
8:31
11 Laps Completed – 9 Laps To Go (Top 5):
1. 101 Jimmie Evans
2. 95 Jeremy Spoonmore
3. 66 Chris Storey
4. 29 Mike Borchardt
5. 8 Erik Pierce  
8:30
YELLOW FLAG: Eichhorst goes for a spin in turn four.  
8:30
Lap 11: Top four cars running nose to tail as Borchardt has gotten away from fifth and sixth.  
8:29
Lap 10: Borchardt, Pierce and Calhoun are on the outside looking in running fourth through sixth.  
8:29
Lap 8: Storey has grabbed the final transfer spot for now.  
8:29
Lap 6: Evans and now Spoonmore slip past Borchardt who now has Storey on his back bumper.  
8:28
Lap 5 (Top 5): Evans, Borchardt, Spoonmore, Storey, Pierce.  
8:28
Lap 3: Borchardt, Evans and Spoonmore are the top three.  
8:27
Lap 1: Borchardt leads at the line.  
8:27
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8:27
GREEN FLAG: Evans and Borchardt still side by side.  
8:27
Top 3 transfer to the main.  
8:26
1. 101 Jimmie Evans
2. 29 Mike Borchardt
3. 95 Jeremy Spoonmore
4. 66 Chris Storey
5. 8 Erik Pierce
6. 88 Ken Calhoun
7. 62 Scott Null
8. 88 Scott Shambeau
9. 132 Scott Dunning
10. 80 Dustin Krebs
11. 90 Marv Flick
12. 69 Dennis Eichhorst
13. 83 Ben Glascock
14. 30 David Slack
15. 98 Greg Beebe
16. 00 Mark Booner
17. 743 Jimmy Wilson
8:26
Mid-American Stock Car Series Last Chance Race is next. They’ll go 20 Laps.
8:24
Slinger Bees Last Chance Race Winner: 31 Jayden Buckley
8:23
Green Flag is back out.
8:22
Slinger Bees are 10 laps into their Last Chance Race and under a Yellow Flag at the moment.
8:16
Car Counts:
Big 8 Late Model Series = 32
Mid-American Stock Car Series = 32
Area Sportsman = 13
Slinger Bees = 25
Figure 8s = TBD (They will run at the end of the evening).

Total = 102 Teams on the Property, Minus Figure 8s.

8:14
Slinger Bees Last Chance Race is rolling out onto the track and will be followed by the Mid-American Stock Car Series Last Chance Race.
8:13
8:13
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8:13
Top 4:
1. 82 J. Herbst
2. 5 Dave Edwards
3. 23 Casey Strese
4. 55 Tyler Schley

Everyone else will either await the Provisionals to be awarded or are done for the night.

8:13
CHECKERED FLAG: J. Herbst Wins the Last Chance Race.
8:12
WHITE FLAG: Herbst trying to hang on as Edwards pressures him.
8:12
Lap 23: Herbst and Edwards have checked out while Strese is by himself.
8:12
Lap 21: Schley back to the fourth and final transfer spot.
8:12
Lap 20: Olson hangs onto fourth as Schley is already to fifth.
8:11
GREEN FLAG: Herbst with another strong start.
8:11
One to go at the line.
8:11
Both Ehde and Schley to the rear of the field as Ehde’s machine is backfiring as he pulls into the pits.
8:11
Top 5:
1. 82 J. Herbst
2. 5 Dave Edwards
3. 23 Casey Strese
4. 27 Collin Olson
5. 46 Tom Jasinski
8:09
19 Laps Completed – 6 Laps To Go.  
8:09
YELLOW FLAG: Ehde and Schley collide sending Schley around in turn four.  
8:08
Lap 20: Olson trying to reel back in Strese for fifth.  
8:08
Lap 18: Herbst enjoying slightly over a second lead over the rest of the pack.  
8:08
Lap 17: Second through fourth are nose to tail.  
8:08
Lap 15: 23 Strese is on the outside looking in running fifth.
8:07
Lap 14: Schley is now second with Ehde and Edwards trailing.  
8:07
HALFWAY (13 Laps Completed – 12 Laps To Go).  
8:07
GREEN FLAG: Herbst with a strong start as Schley goes high to try for second.  
8:06
Restart is upcoming as the one lap to go signal is given.  
8:05
The Mid-American Stock Cars Series Last Chance Race is scheduled to come out after this event.  
8:03
Duke Long’s night is over. (Speed51.com photo)
8:02
In addition to the top 4 in this event, there are two provisionals reserved for the top 2 in the Big 8 Late Model Series points standings that are still not in the show. In addition there is also a provisional available for the top driver in the Slinger Super Speedway Late Model points standings.  
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8:01
All but Long have rolled away as it appears as of Long’s night will come to an end.  
8:01
11 Laps Completed – 14 Laps To Go (Top 5):
1. 82 J. Herbst
2. 18 Mike Ehde
3. 55 Tyler Schley
4. 5 Dave Edwards
5. 27 Collin Olson
8:00
YELLOW FLAG: Kippenhan spins and collects Long and Griesbach.  
8:00
Lap 10 (Top 5): Hersbt, Ehde, Schley, Edwards, Olson  
7:59
Lap 9: Evraets has dropped out and so did Phillips.  
7:59
Lap 7: Herbst’s lead is now over a second.  
7:58
Lap 5 (Top 5): Herbst, Ehde, Schley, Edwards, Olson.  
7:58
Lap 4: Schley and Edwards are third and fourth.  
7:58
Lap 2 (LEAD CHANGE): Herbst regroups and drives past to retake the top spot.  
7:57
Lap 1: Ehde by a nose over Herbst at the line.  
7:57
GREEN FLAG: Herbst and Ehde remain side by side.  
7:57
One lap to the Green.  
7:57
1. 82 J. Herbst
2. 18 Mike Ehde
3. 49 Andy Evraets
4. 27 Collin Olson
5. 55 Tyler Schley
6. 5 Dave Edwards
7. 55 Craig Phillips
8. 23 Casey Strese
9. 46 Tom Jasinski
10. 17 Grant Griesbach
11. 90 Duke Long
12. 03 Cody Kippenhan
13. 13 Brittany Helmers
7:55
Big 8 Late Model Series Last Chance Race is next. They’ll go 25 laps as the top four will transfer into the 68-lap main.  
7:55
CHECKERED: Dunning wins with Shambeau in second.
7:54
WHITE: Dunning continues to lead.
7:53
Lap 6: Dunning goes to the inside of Eichhorst in turns one and two and takes the lead.
7:53
Lap 5: Dunning goes by Krebs and goes to second.
7:52
Lap 4: Eichhorst goes to the lead with Dennis Krebs in second.
7:52
GREEN FLAG LAP 3: Beebe leads Eichhorst out of turn two.
7:50
CAUTION LAP 3: Dennis Eichhorst gets loose into Beebe down the backstretch for the lead. The field checks up and David Slack has damage. He will go off on the hook.
7:48
GREEN FLAG: Greg Beebe gets the lead over David Slack.
7:48
Final Mid-Am heat is out.
7:47
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2. Mark Pluer
3. Brian Holtz
4. Jeff Holtz
5. Ken Calhoun
6. Jay Shambeau
7. Dan Gilster
8. Dave Verhagen
9. Cody Erdmann
10. Jimmie Evans
7:45
CHECKERED: Jeremy Spoonmore gets the win.
7:45
WHITE: Spoonmore leads.
7:45
Lap 8: Spoonmore leads Mark Pluer, who goes to second. Brian Holtz to third.
7:44
Lap 6: Spoonmore gets second then goes by Calhoun for the lead.
7:44
Lap 4: Battle for second as Spoonmore is on the inside of Evans.
7:44
Lap 3: Calhoun leads Evans and Jeremy Spoonmore.
7:43
GREEN FLAG; Ken Calhoun gets the lead over Jimmie Evans.
7:42
Second heat is out for the Mid-Ams.
7:40
CHECKERED: Eric Lingford gets the win with Chris Storey in second and Kenny Joosten in third.
4. Brad Keith
5. Jack Stern
6. Rick Tackman
7. Lyle Nowak
8. Ryan Gutknecht
9. Mike Borchardt
7:39
WHITE: Lingford holding off Storey.
7:39
Lap 8: Lingford still leads Storey and Ken Joosten.
7:39
Lap 6: Storey looks to the inside of Lingford. But Lingford holds.
7:39
Lap 4: Storey challenging Lingford for the lead.
7:38
GREEN FLAG: Lingford leads Chris Storey.
7:37
Chris Storey and Eric Lingford will lead the green.
7:36
Rick Tackman Jr., gets ready to head out for his Mid-American Stock Car Series Qualifier Heat Race. (Speed51.com photo)
7:36
They are really running the program along here, so we apologize if we can’t post the full lineups.
7:35
First Mid-American Series heat is out.
7:33
TJ Graczkowski win the third Slinger Bee heat.
7:31
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Heather Stark makes a three-wide move into turn three to win the second Slinger Bee heat.
7:26
Rick Schaefer wins the first Slinger Bee heat.
7:25
Jeff Holtz is doing double duty tonight in both the Big 8 Late Model Series and Mid-American Stock Car Series. (Speed51.com photo)
7:23
The Slinger Bees are out for their heat races. They will have three heats.
7:22
Joe Shelby easily wins the second Area Sportsman heat while Jay Kalbus and Kyle Chwala put on a show for the fans for second. Kalbus got the runner-up spot.
7:20
Area Sportsman negotiate turn two. (Speed51.com photo)
7:18
Ypsilanti, Michigan’s Cody Kippenhan made the long seven hour haul from East Michigan to compete this evening. (Speed51.com photo)
7:17
Terry Wangness makes a last lap pass on Rich Wagner to win the first Area Sportsman race.
7:16
Lakeland, Florida’s, Steve Dorer is already on the property for Tuesday night’s 35th Annual Slinger Nationals. (Speed51.com photo)
7:14
Another neat view Slinger Super Speedway. (Speed51.com photo)
7:13
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7:13
The Slinger Speedway Area Sportsman cars are out now for two heats.
7:13
There will be one last chance race coming up later on for the Big 8 Series.
7:12
4. Church
5. Prunty
6. Heinan
7. Meyerhofer.
7:12
The hilltop pit area is also full of racecars. (Speed51.com photo)
7:12
CHECKERED: Kneuse wins with DeAngelis in second and Dobratz in third.
7:11
WHITE: Kneuse out front.
7:11
Lap 6: Kneuse gets a car length.
7:11
Lap 5: DeAngelis on Kneuse’s bumper.
7:11
The Slinger Bees, a front wheel drive Four-Cylinders division, is also racing this evening. (Speed51.com photo)
7:11
Lap 4: DeAngelis tries to chase down Kneuse.
7:10
Lap 2: Heinan falls to the rear, still green. Kneuse leads with DeAngelis in second.
7:10
GREEN FLAG: Heinan gets a good run but gets loose in three. Threewide.
7:10
Even Heat out now for 8 laps.

1. Kevin Kneuse
2. Ricky Heinan
3. Steve Dobratz
4. John DeAngelis
5. Dan Church
6. Mike Meyerhofer
7. Alex Prunty

7:09
Something you don\’t see everyday, an El Camino entry. (Speed51.com photo)
7:08
Area Sportsman are coming up soon. (Speed51.com photo)
7:08
2. Bernhagen
3. Pawelski
4. Nottestad
5. Sargent
6. Reynolds
7. Nason
7:08
CHECKERED FLAG: Johnson will start on the pole tonight.
7:07
WHITE FLAG: Johnson has a good lead over Bernhagen.
7:07
Lap 5: Reynolds to fifth.
7:07
Lap 4: Johnson, Bernhagen, Pawelski, Nottestad, Sargent.
7:07
Fast Dash cars roll through turns three and four. (Speed51.com photo)
7:07
Lap 3: Bernhagen gets by Pawelski
7:06
Lap 2: Johnson leads. Bernhagen looking for second.
7:06
GREEN FLAG: Johnson gets the jump out of two.
7:06
Mike Meyerhofer awaits next race for the Big 8 Late Model Series. (Speed51.com photo)
7:06
1. Casey Johnson
2. Gregg Pawelski
3. Jesse Bernhagen
4. Tim Sargent
5. Dale Nottestad
6. Austin Nason
7. Jon Reynolds Jr.
7:05
Another group of crew members assemble for the next race. (Speed51.com photo)
7:05
Odd Dash is out next.
7:04
CHECKERED FLAG: Freimund wins. Gille pushed Olson up high in turn two to get the transfer spot.
7:03
WHITE FLAG: Freimund leads. Gille goes to second in two.
7:03
GREEN FLAG LAP 7: Freimund leads. Olson to second. Gille looking.
7:03
A full pit area this evening. (Speed51.com photo)
7:02
Gille and Edwards next row.
7:02
Cone is back out. Freimund out front by himself. Olson on the inside and Strese on the outside.
7:02
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7:01
Collin Olson will now be second with Casey Strese in third.
7:01
CAUTION LAP 7: Griesbach tucked behind Ehde in one but they touched in two. Ehde spins. Both to the rear.
7:01
The field comes out of turn four at speed. (Speed51.com photo)
7:00
GREEN FLAG LAP 7: Friemund gets out front. But…
7:00
Griesbach is hoping to be the youngest starter of a Big 8 feature tonight. He is only 12-years-old.
6:59
Through turns three and four in Slinger. Wisconsin. (Speed51.com photo)
6:59
Friemund will line up in front and Ehde and Griesbach will make up the second row.
6:59
CAUTION LAP 7: Edwards and Gille touch in turn two. Gille goes for a spin to the infield. Both to the rear. Ehde inherits second.
6:58
GREEN FLAG LAP 6: Friemund gets the lead with Gille in second.
6:58
One to go to green. Friemund out front with Gille and Edwards behind.
6:57
32 cars qualified, not sure all will make the show.
6:57
John DeAngelis Jr., made the trip to the Snowball Derby in Pensacola, Florida last December. (Speed51.com photo)
6:57
No official word. Just know the top two from these first two heats will transfer.
6:57
Comment From WI Fan

Will everyone transfer to the feature?

6:56
Freimund is the leader with Jake Gille in second and Dave Edwards in third. Mike Ehde is fourth and Grant Griesbach is fifth. Collin Olson and Casey Strese are sixth and seventh. Long is off the track.
6:55
CAUTION LAP 6: Long got sideways off of turn two. He over corrected and made contact with the wall.
6:55
Big 8 Late Model Series cars dive into turn three. (Speed51.com photo)
6:54
Lap 5: Long is protecting the inside line. Friemund gets a run into three.
6:54
Lap 2: Long gets the lead. Freimund goes to second over Edwards.
6:54
Danny Church, who leads the tracks weekly Late Model division points standings, is looking to defend his home turf against the Big 8 Series tonight. (Speed51.com photo)
6:53
GREEN FLAG: Long edges Edwards to lead lap one.
6:53
Duke Long and Dave Edwards will be the front row.
3. Wayne Freimund
4. Jake Gille
6:52
Second heat is out.
6:52
1. Eckhardt
2. Holtz
3. Herbst
4. Evraets
5. Schley
6. Phillips
7. Jasinski
8. Kippenhan
9. English
6:52
Austin Nason (14) and Tim Sargent (2) both traveled to Florida for Speedweeks at New Smyrna Speedway back in February. (Speed51.com photo)
6:51
CHECKERED: Eckhardt gets the win. Holtz gets second by a bumper over Herbst.
6:51
White: Battle for the final transfer between Holtz and Herbst.
6:50
Lap 8: Eckhardt gets away. Battle for second.
6:50
GREEN FLAG LAP 7: Eckhardt leads Holtz and Herbst into one.
6:49
Lyle Nowak was the last winner the Mid-American Stock Car Series back on July 10th at State Park Speedway (WI). (Speed51.com photo)
6:49
Cone is out for the restart. Eckhardt goes low and Holtz goes high.
6:49
Eckhardt is your leader with Holtz in second and Herbst in third. Schley is fourth and Evraets is fifth.
6:48
CAUTION LAP 7: Craig Phillips spins on the frontstretch.
6:47
Lap 6: Eckhardt pulls away from Holtz.
6:47
Lap 5: Holtz to second.
6:47
Lap 4: Eckhardt gets in front of Herbst. Holtz on the inside of Herbst for second.
6:46
A throng of crew members watch the Big 8 Series Heat Races. (Speed51.com photo)
6:46
Lap 3: Eckhardt has a bumper out front on the outside.
6:46
GREEN FLAG: Herbst and Eckhardt battle for lead as they hit the stripe.
6:45
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6:45
Field is running through the oil dry. We should be green soon.
6:44
In 1994, Tony Strupp set a fast lap for Super Late Models with a time of 11.095 seconds.
6:44
Casey Johnson is one of the top stars in the Big 8 Series. (Speed51.com photo)
6:44
Oil dry is being put down on the high side of turns 3 & 4. Slinger Super Speedway is the world’s fastest quarter-mile oval with 33 degree banking in the turns.

How fast? On August 21, 2010, Jeff Bloom took his Winged Sprint car around the track in 9.908 seconds.

6:41
Duke Long will start p1 in the second Qualifier Heat Race for the Big 8 Late Model Series. (Speed51.com photo)
6:40
GREEN FLAG: Herbst pulls out, but Mark English has a problem and goes to the infield. Safety crew is looking for fluid on the track. It will be a complete restart.
6:39
10 laps, top two go to the feature.

1. 82 J. Herbst
2. 61 Jerry Eckhardt
3. 55 Tyler Schley
4. 38 Jeff Holtz
5. 49 Andy Everts
6. 55 Craig Phillips
7. 46 Tom Jasinski
8. 03 Cody Kipperhan
9. 57 Mark English

6:39
J. Herbst warms up the tires before the first Big 8 Late Model Series Qualifier Heat Race. (Speed51.com photo)
6:37
The pre-race ceremonies are complete. The Big 8 qualifier races are first. Top 14 in qualifying are locked in to the 68-lap feature.
6:37
The Fast Qualifiers on the traditional parade lap. (Speed51.com photo)
6:35
Jon Reynolds Jr., carries our nation\’s colors. (Speed51.com photo)
6:34
Bill Prietzel was the Mid-American Stock Car Series Fast Qualifier. (Speed51.com photo)
6:32
The nights Fast Qualifiers get lined up for Pre-Race Ceremonies. (Speed51.com photo)
6:29
Going into turn one at Slinger Super Speedway. (Speed51.com photo)
6:28
Pre-Race Ceremonies are getting coordinated. (Speed51.com photo)
6:28
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6:27
This is the fourth race of the season for the Big 8 Series. Their opener at Rockford Speedway was rained out in April. Casey Johnson won the season’s first event on Memorial Day at Columbus 151 Speedway in Columbus, WI.

Jon Reynolds Jr. has won the last two with victories at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, WI on June 27th and at Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells, WI on July 4th.

6:23
Just a few minutes away from pre-race ceremonies getting underway at Slinger Super Speedway. A great crowd is on hand for tonight’s event.  Sunny skies and temps in the high 70’s.  
6:19
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6:16
Dan Gilster negotiates turn one during Mid-American Stock Car Series Qualifying. (Speed51.com photo)
6:13
Schedule of Events for Sunday, July 13th
6:25p.m. – Pre-Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem/
6:30p.m. – Racing Begins
Preliminary Heat Races
Last Chance Races (If Needed)

Big 8 Late Model Series Feature (68 Laps)
Mid-American Stock Car Series (40 Laps)
Area Sportsman Feature
Slinger Bees Feature

(NOTE: Schedule subject to change at the discretion of Slinger Super Speedway Officials)  

6:10
Austin Nason was third quick in Big 8 Series qualifying. (Speed51.com photo)
6:09
Alex Prunty was second quick in Big 8 Series qualifying. (Speed51.com photo)
6:09
Also racing this evening are the tracks weekly divisions of Area Sportsman and Slinger Bees (Front Wheel Drive Four-Cylinders).
6:08
Mid-American Stock Car Series Qualifying Results

1 5 Bill Prietzel 12.773
2 5 Jay Shambeau 12.802
3 01 Ryan Gutknecht 12.901
4 38 Jeff Holtz 12.937
5 48 Brad Keith 12.940
6 23 Dan Gilster 12.985
7 32 Lyle Nowak 13.005
8 38 Brian Holtz 13.017
9 47 Kenny Joosten 13.041
10 54 Mark Pluer 13.042
11 26 Jack Stern 13.042
12 0 David Verhagen 13.055
13 87 Eric Lingford 13.072
14 52 Cody Erdmann 13.093
15 19 Dave Thomas 13.099
16 95 Jeremy Spoonmore 13.121
17 29 Mike Borchardt 13.139
18 101 Jimmie Evans 13.141
19 66 Chris Storey 13.187
20 88 Ken Calhoun 13.208
21 8 Erik Pierce 13.291
22 88 Scott Shambeau 13.303
23 62 Scott Null 13.308
24 80 Dustin Krebs 13.325
25 132 Scott Dunning 13.348
26 69 Dennis Eichhorst 13.497
27 90 Marv Flick 13.542
28 83 Ben Glascock 13.575
29 30 David Slack 13.686
30 98 Greg Beebe 13.715
31 00 Mark Booner 13.902
32 743 Jimmy Wilson No Time

 

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6:05
Big 8 Late Model Series Qualifying Results

1 X Jon Reynolds Jr. 12.375
2 11 Alex Prunty 12.567
3 14 Austin Nason 12.572
4 37 Mike Meyerhofer 12.586
5 51 Dale Nottestad 12.604
6 9 Danny Church 12.606
7 2 Tim Sargent 12.624
8 7 John DeAngelis Jr. 12.636
9 28 Jesse Bernhagen 12.652
10 52 Steve Dobbratz 12.664
11 17 Gregg Pawelski 12.664
12 26 Ricky Heinan 12.670
13 5 Casey Johnson 12.676
14 33 Kevin Knuese 12.690
15 38 Jeff Holtz 12.692
16 50 Jacob Gille 12.695
17 55 Tyler Schley 12.749
18 95 Wayne Freimund 12.794
19 61 Jerry Eckhardt 12.812
20 5 Dave Edwards 12.826
21 82 J. Herbst 12.840
22 90 Duke Long 12.850
23 49 Andy Evraets 12.887
24 17 Grant Griesbach 12.887
25 55 Craig Phillips 12.921
26 18 Mike Ehde 12.926
27 03 Cody Kippenhan 13.053
28 27 Collin Olson 13.090
29 57 Mark English 13.151
30 23 Casey Strese 13.227
31 46 Tom Jasinski 13.512
32 13 Brittany Helmers No Time
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Jon Reynolds Jr. sets a new track record in Big 8 Series qualifying.(Speed51.com photo)
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Earlier in the afternoon, Qualifying was completed for the 32 Big 8 Late Model Series and 32 Mid-American Stock Car Series teams.

Jon Reynolds Jr., broke the New Track Record for the Big 8 Series with a 12.375 while Bill Prietzel established the Track Record for the Mid-Am cars with a 12.773.

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