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10:26
Thank you for joining us here at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Georgia for Practice Night for the 31st Annual World Crown 300 presented by Victory Junction with the Southern Super Series.

We will be back tomorrow with live Trackside Now coverage beginning at 11:00am with all the behind the scenes and lap by lap action.  

10:23
Tentative Schedule of Events
Saturday August 9, 2014
Southern Super Series
World Crown 300 presented by Victory Junction

9:15pm Pit Gates Open
9:30am Driver Registration
Tech Begins – All Divisions
10:30am Hoosier Race Tire Selection
11:30am SSS Drivers Meeting
12:15-2:45pm SSS /World Crown 300 Practice
3:00-5:00pm SSS Pre-Qualifying Tech
3:00-4:30pm Local Division Practice
4:45pm Local Division Drivers Meeting
5:30pm SSS/World Crown 300 Qualifying
6:20-6:50pm Autograph Session
7:00pm Opening Ceremonies
7:15pm Feature Racing Begins
Trucks – 30 Laps / 30 Minutes
Intermission
Outlaw Late Models – 30 Laps / 30 Minutes
Intermission
31st Annual World Crown 300 by Victory Junction
Southern Super Series – 300 Laps

 

10:19
Spencer Davis took home the AR Bodies A Package while Scotty Ellis received the set of Hoosier Racing Tires.
10:16
Souther Super Series
World Crown 300 presented by Victory Junction
Qualifying Order

1 129 Spencer Davis
2 5K Daniel Keene Jr
3 112 Augie Grill
4 83 Scotty Ellis
5 5G Will Gallaher
6 47 Allen Karnes
7 56 Gus Dean
8 26 Bubba Pollard
9 54 Matt Craig
10 43 Dennis Schoenfeld
11 68 Landon Cling
12 98 Daniel Hemric
13 23 Dalton Grindle
14 12 Harrison Burton
15 29 Anderson Bowen
16 98 Russell Fleeman
17 51 Stephen Nasse
18 2 Donnie Wilson
19 7 Casey Roderick
20 26 Preston Peltier
21 5W Spencer Wauters
22 36 Rodney Bennefield
23 29 Jeff Choquette
24 37 Brian Hoar
25 41 TJ Reaid
26 15 Ron Young
27 75 David Odell
28 2 Brady Boswell
29 31 Kyle Grissom

 

10:15
98 Russell Fleeman 16
5W Spencer Wauters 21
36 Rodney Bennefield 22
2 Brady Boswell 28
15 Ron Young 26
23 Dalton Grindle 13
26 Preston Peltier 20
5G Will Gallaher 5
56 Gus Dean 7
10:08
Speed51.com just checked with TJ Reaid, who left the property and is en route to his Acworth, Georgia shop with  his No. 41 racecar.  For the fourth time this year, the Gleason rear end in his car broke.  All of the rear ends in his arsenal are now broken, so he will not be returning for tomorrow’s World Crown 300.
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75 David Odell 27
47 Allen Karnes 6
54 Matt Craig 9
5K Daniel Keene Jr 2
43 Dennis Schoenfeld 10
10:06
We will have a complete rundown of the Qualifying order once all drivers have drawn.
10:06
26 Bubba Pollard 8
31 Kyle Grissom 29
7 Casey Roderick 19
68 Landon Cling 11
83 Scotty Ellis 4
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Today’s Trackside Now coverage practice for the World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Georgia is presented by Five Star Race Car Bodies in Twin Lakes, WI. Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories. With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong. No composite is made stronger. To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, Click here for more information.
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Draw numbers so far:

112 Augie Grill 3
29 Jeff Choquette 23
2 Donnie Wilson 18
37 Brian Hoar 24
51 Stephen Nasse 17
12 Harrison Burton 14
129 Spencer Davis 1
98 Daniel Hemric 12
29 Anderson Bowen 15
41 TJ Reaid 25
9:53
Pills are being drawn in the order in which Drivers finished practice meaning Augie Grill will draw first.  
9:52
Whichever driver draws the No. 1 pill will win the AR Bodies package. Pill No. 4 will take the Hoosier Race Tires.
9:51
The Qualifying Draw is beginning.
9:40
Drivers and crews are now making their way into the garage for the Qualifying Draw Party getting underway shortly.
9:40
Southern Super Series
World Crown 300 presented by Victory Junction
Overall Practice – Unofficial Results

1 112 Augie Grill 16.833
2 29 Jeff Choquette 16.851
3 2 Donnie Wilson 16.877
4 37 Brian Hoar 16.878
5 51 Stephen Nasse 16.887
6 12 Harrison Burton 16.907
7 129 Spencer Davis 16.928
8 98 Daniel Hemric 16.956
9 29 Anderson Bowen 16.967
10 41 TJ Reaid 17.054
11 26 Bubba Pollard 17.057
12 31 Kyle Grissom 17.057
13 7 Casey Roderick 17.061
14 68 Landon Cling 17.095
15 83 Scotty Ellis 17.137
16 75 David Odell 17.197
17 47 Allen Karnes 17.201
18 54 Matt Craig 17.222
19 5K Daniel Keene Jr 17.235
20 43 Dennis Schoenfeld 17.262
21 98 Russell Fleeman 17.302
22 5W Spencer Wauters 17.383
23 36 Rodney Bennefield 17.594
24 2 Brady Boswell 17.613
25 15 Ron Young 17.867
9:31
Full results to follow.
9:31
That concludes practice for the day.  Augie Grill finished atop the board over Jeff Choquette, Donnie Wilson, Brian Hoar and Stephen Nasse.
9:22
Less than ten minutes remaining now.
9:21
Augie Grill just went to the top of the board late in this practice session.
9:18
Twenty-six cars have registered times on the transponder sheet today.
9:18
Comment From Captain

Do you have a list of how many cars on the ground?

9:15
9:14
Stephen Nasse had jumped to the top of the speed chart, but he was quickly knocked off by Brian Hoar. Hoar then was bumped to second moments later by Jeff Choquette, who currently remains atop the speed chart with just about 16 minutes remaining.
9:09
There are just over 20 minutes remaining in tonight’s practice for tomorrow’s 31st annual World Crown 300 presented by Victory Junction.
9:06
With little time remaining, Russell Fleeman’s crew scrambles to unload their backup car after having motor issues with the primary car. Fleeman was 21st on the speed chart out of 26 cars that have turned laps today. (Speed51.com photo)
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Today’s Trackside Now coverage practice for the World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Georgia is presented by Five Star Race Car Bodies in Twin Lakes, WI. Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories. With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong. No composite is made stronger. To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, Click here for more information.
8:58
Harrison Burton is now fastest with a 16.907.
8:56
Don’t forget fans, there will be a qualifying draw after tonight’s practice that will determine the order in which the teams qualify for the World Crown 300 tomorrow.

Also during the draw, teams will be able to win prizes from event contingency partners, including an ARbodies Package A body and a set of Hoosier Racing tires.

Fans can also participate in the qualifying draw, which will be held in the infield of the track.  

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8:54
The 52nd Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl will take place on October 4-5 at the famed Thunder Road SpeedBowl in Barre, Vermont. Last year, Nick Sweet out battled Brian Hoar and Alex Labbe to win the prestigious three segment event. Who will kiss the cow this year? Click here for more information.
8:54
GMP officials have informed 51 that defending World Crown 300 winner Preston Peltier and Gus Dean are among the drivers expected to arrive tomorrow for World Crown 300 race day.  
8:53
Brady Boswell waits for changes before he heads back out. (Speed51.com photo)
8:51
Ron Young\’s crew takes a peek under the hood. (Speed51.com photo)
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8:50
Columbus Motor Speedway will honor the patriarch of the Nuckles family who sadly passed away in 2013 on Saturday, August 9th. Jim Nuckles Memorial will honor the track owner with a special race.Click here for more information.
8:49
Anderson Bowen’s fast lap came during a mock qualifying run.
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Top Five as of 8:45pm:

1 129 Spencer Davis 16.928
2 112 Augie Grill 16.957
3 29 Anderson Bowen 16.961
4 37 Brian Hoar 16.973
5 29 Jeff Choquette 16.978

 

8:47
Frankie Grill checks the stopwatch as his son Augie whizzes by. (Speed51.com photo)
8:45
Freddy Query (left) and Jeff Burton (right) talk things over as they watch other cars on track. (Speed51.com photo)
8:43
Changing shocks on Fleeman\’s car. (Speed51.com photo)
8:39
Twilight has set in here at GMP. (Speed51.com photo)
8:35
Three-time SSS winner, Oklahoma City\’s Donnie Wilson, is fast today. (Speed51.com photo)
8:34
World Crown 300 Ticket Prices for Saturday, August 9

General Admission: $30
Senior Citizen/Military: $25
Student (Age 13-17): $20
Children 12 and Under: Free  

8:32
Jeff Choquette, back in the Adrian Carriers No. 29 was fastest in last nights practice. He is currently near the top of tonight\’s practice. (Speed51.com photo)
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Comment From Chris

Thanks SPEED51 for the GREAT coverage from MS !! Wish we were there !!!

8:30
Northerner Brian Hoar was up to third fast earlier. (Speed51.com photo)
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The Southern Super Series will make their final visit of the 2014 season at Montgomery Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 6th. Bubba Pollard, Anderson Bowen, Augie Grill, Donnie Wilson, and Daniel Hemric will all be looking for a big win in the prestigious Alabama 200. Click here for more information.
8:28
Five-time SSS winner this year, Bubba Pollard. (Speed51.com photo)
8:25
Anderson Bowen, winner of the July Southern Super Series race here at GMP. (Speed51.com photo)
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Augie Grill was fastest as of 8:15pm. (Speed51.com photo)
8:23
Transponder @GreshamMP now working on the @deximaging #12 Harrison sit p18 but our faster laps were earlier when it wasn’t picking up
8:23
Russell Fleeman enters turn one. (Speed51.com photo)
8:23
Fans tuning in on Speed51.com’s desktop version, we apologize for the lack of the live timing monitor on the right side of your screen.  The live scoring feed was operational earlier in practice, but appears to be down at this time.  We will get with track scoring officials and be sure that if it’s not rectified tonight, we’ll have more on the situation in the morning when 51 has live Trackside Now coverage from GMP.
8:22
Longtime short track fans may recognize a connection between Clay Rogers and Craig’s JCR3 Racing team.  Rogers won a Pro Cup championship driving for that team years ago.  Matt Craig, a 15 year old from Kannapolis, North Carolina, is in his first year of Late Model competition and plans to do even more in 2015.

Speed51.com profiled Matt Craig and the resurrection of the JCR3 team around him earlier this week: http://speed51.com/matt-cra…  

8:19
Former Snowball Derby winner Clay Rogers is helping get rookie late model racer Matt Craig dialed in (Speed51.com photo)
8:19
Schoenfeld heads out for another run. (Speed51.com photo)
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8:18
Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina will be hosting a Labor Day special on Monday, September 1st. It will be a full racing program highlighted by the Late Model Stocks. Racing gets underway at 2:30pm. Click here for more information.
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Current top 10 as of 8:15pm ET

1 112 Augie Grill 16.957
2 29B Anderson Bowen 16.967
3 37 Brian Hoar 16.973
4 29 Jeff Choquette 16.978
5 2W Donnie Wilson 17.010
6 41 TJ Reaid 17.054
7 26B Bubba Pollard 17.057
8 31 Kyle Grissom 17.057
9 7 Casey Roderick 17.061
10 51 Stephen Nasse 17.114

 

8:07
Through the mirror: Harrison Burton (Speed51.com photo)
8:01
Stephen Nasse said his team found a solid baseline in the optional practice session here yesterday.  He and the No. 51 crew intend to “try a few things” with the setup in today’s practice, but they won’t necessarily be trying to dial their car in any better than it was yesterday in race trim.
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8:00
Another one of the hometown favorites, Anderson Bowen. (Speed51.com photo)
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Current Top 10 in Practice as of 8pm ET

1 112 Augie Grill 16.957
2 29 Jeff Choquette 16.978
3 2 Donnie Wilson 17.010
4 41 TJ Reaid 17.054
5 31 Kyle Grissom 17.057
6 7 Casey Roderick 17.071
7 26 Bubba Pollard 17.114
8 51 Stephen Nasse 17.125
9 83 Scotty Ellis 17.137
10 29 Spencer Davis 17.168

 

7:58
Wauters at speed. (Speed51.com photo)
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7:55
Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina will host the annual Bobby Isaac Memorial for the Late Model Stocks on Sunday, August 30th. This race is in honor of a real racing legend. Click here for more information.
7:54
Kyle Grissom heads out for another run as the sun sets over GMP. (Speed51.com photo)
7:45
Dennis Schoenfeld (Speed51.com photo)
7:41
Earlier we mentioned that the Wauters Motorsports teammates Will Gallaher and Spencer Wauters had not returned to the track, but now the team is back in the pit area as Spencer is about to make his first laps of the day.
7:38
7:38
The 22nd Annual Kalamazoo Klash will get “Rowdy” this year as Kyle Busch has entered both the 150-lap, $20,000 to win Outlaw Late Model and ARCA/CRA Super Series 100-lap events. 51 TV will have exclusive live Pay-Per-View coverage of one of the top Outlaw Late Model events in the country along with the stars & cars of one of the top Midwest Super Late Model series. Order it today for $19.99 athttp://speed51.com/51livetv…
7:38
Quickest in practice yesterday, Jeff Choquette immediately picked up where he left off by going to the top of the chart on his second lap on track.
7:36
Early on in this practice, Spencer Davis is the quickest with a lap time of 17.168 seconds.  Benfield and Craig are second and third.
7:33
Kyle Grissom gets his car ready for practice. (Speed51.com photo)
7:33
One of the home track favorites, Dawsonville\’s Spencer Davis, on track. (Speed51.com photo)
7:30
Practice is now underway. Rodney Benefield, Matt Craig and Spencer Davis are the first three to see the green flag.
7:29
Bubba Pollard (green shirt) goes over today\’s practice plan with Joey Clanton. (Speed51.com photo)
7:27
Spencer Davis gets some pre-practice pointers. (Speed51.com photo)
7:26
Rodney Bennefield will be first on the track. (Speed51.com photo)
7:23
Fans in and around the Jefferson, Georgia area can view the practice for free from Trackside Parking. And fans – don’t forget to attend the Hoosier Racing Qualifying Draw Party immediately afterward in the Main Grandstand and Turn 1 Refueling Station. There will be free food, soft drinks and $1.50 Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite and Fat Tire on tap.
7:22
Timing and scoring officials are getting positioned in the tower and the stop-and-go official has taken his position at the end of pit road, signaling we are moments away from the start of tonight’s practice.
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7:19
Thursday’s Optional Practice Results

Jeff Choquette – 16.881
Russell Fleeman – 16.957
Daniel Hemric – 16.962
Stephen Nasse – 16,981
Harrison Burton – 16.995
Casey Roderick – 17.081
Daniel Keene, Jr. – 17.035
Spencer Wauters – 17.054
Spencer Davis – 17.062
Donnie Wilson – 17.062
Landon Cling – 17.113
T.J. Reaid – 17.117.
Brian Hoar – 17.208
Kyle Grissom – 17.216
Scotty Ellis – 17.222
Will Gallaher – 17.251
Travis Cope – 17.264
Dennis Schoenfeld – 17.334
Dalton Grindle – 17.405
Ron Young – 17.507

 

7:18
Comment From TMC DAWG

Looks like 1 of the better fields of cars in recent World Crowns

7:18
SCHEDULE UPDATE:

Today’s practice will run from approximately 7:25pm until 9:30pm ET.

7:16
Twenty cars practiced here yesterday in  the first of two optional practice days at Gresham.  Jeff Choquette, driving for the Illinois-based Adrian Carriers team, was quickest of those 20 cars.

Several more cars have unloaded here at the track today, while others, like the Spencer Wauters and Will Gallaher team cars, decided to load up during the rain delay and have not yet been back since the rain stopped.  

7:15
Birthday boy getting ready for practice tonight at Gresham Motorsports Park. Happy 22nd Birthday Casey!!! fb.me/6Yujp76qq
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7:14
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7:13
Yes.  He and his RPM Motorsports team plan to compete in the Winchester 400 and the Snowball Derby at the end of this season.
7:13
Comment From KR

Do you know if Hoar will be at the Snowball?

7:13
Today’s optional practice session is just that – optional.  Tomorrow is race day here at Gresham Motorsports Park.

As far as today’s practice time goes, it was scheduled to be from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.  Now that it was delayed, track General Manager John Close is meeting with his staff to determine how late tonight’s practice will go.  

7:12
Comment From Lenny

Go Hemric,Nasse,and Pollard,Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

7:07
Vermont’s Brian Hoar and crew unload the No. 37 from the trailer after the earlier storms. (Speed51.com photo)
7:06
Patches of blue sky overhead as track drying continues. (Speed51.com photo)
7:04
7:04
Today’s Trackside Now coverage practice for the World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Georgia is presented by Five Star Race Car Bodies in Twin Lakes, WI. Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories. With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong. No composite is made stronger. To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, Click here for more information.
7:02
Good afternoon and welcome to a dry Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Georgia for today’s Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage of an optional practice day for tomorrow’s 31st Annual World Crown 300 presented by Victory Junction.

We say it’s a dry Gresham Motorsports Park because a band of thunderstorms passed through earlier in the afternoon, delaying the start of today’s optional practice.  Practice was scheduled to start at 5:30pm ET, but it’s looking more like a 7:30pm ET start time for the practice round for the Southern Super Series Super Late Models.    

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Trackside Now: World Crown 300 Practice Day at Gresham (GA) – 8/8/14