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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS AT THE PORT-A-COOL TEXAS WORLD DIRT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

by TMS Media Relations | Mar 02, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 1, 2013) – The Port-A-Cool Texas World Dirt Track Championship got off to a fast start Friday evening with one of the most competitive fields of racing the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track has seen. Eleven former champions, accounting for 20 championships, hit the dirt for the first of two exciting nights of racing.

Friday evening’s competitive racing was slated with heats and qualifiers from the Limited Modified and Modified divisions. A total of 10 heats were run for the 123 cars entered in the Limited Modified division and seven heats accounted for the 75 Modified cars. Following all 17 heats, the two divisions began alternating 15-lap qualifiers listed “A” through “D” in the Limited Modified division and “A” through “C” in the Modified division. Each driver’s qualifier placement was based on their performance in their respective heats with the “A” qualifier representing those with the most passing points.

The “D” qualifiers for the Limited Modified division were the first to race the elimination round on the 0.4-mile oval. The top four finishers moved on to the “C” qualifiers and the top four in the “C” qualifiers moved on to the “B” qualifiers. This trend continued for both divisions with the top four in the “B” qualifiers moving on to set up a field of 24 for the final “A” qualifier in each division. During this final elimination race for Friday evening, drivers pushed their cars to the max for the opportunity to lock up one of seven early spots in the Pole Dash event on Saturday.

The seven drivers from the Limited Modified division include Derick Grigsby, Matt Mueller, John Whittington, Randy Timms, James Blaylock, J.J. Jennings and Robert Elliott. Those representing the Modified division include Ryan Gustin, Rodney Sanders, Chris Brown, John Whittington, Josh Landers, Chris Henigan and Garrett Gregory. Drivers on the outside looking in will still have one last chance early Saturday evening to make it into the final lineup for the championship races.

Whittington, a native of Vidor, Texas, has never won at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Nevertheless, Whittington has set himself up for a strong run on Saturday after finishing the evening as the only driver of the nearly 200 participants in the Limited Modified and Modified divisions to finish in the top seven for both.

The headlining O’Reilly Auto Parts SUPR Late Model division ran four practice sessions in the midst of the Limited Modified and Modified events to give the Texas Motor Speedway fans a little taste of what’s to come on Saturday. Champions for each division will be crowned Saturday night following the championship races for Limited Modified, Modified and SUPR Late Model divisions, respectively.

Friday Night Results

Limited Modified

D Qualifier 1

  1. Keith McCullough
  2. Ted Thomas
  3. Jeff Rowland
  4. Chad Fitzgerald
  5. Ryan Bohnstedt
  6. Ty North
  7. Craig Ridgeway
  8. Josh Short
  9. Joel Ball
  10. David Gailley
  11. Richard Anders
  12. Jeff London
  13. Bud Reed
  14. Michael Brown

D Qualifier 2

  1. JC Howell
  2. Kenny Morris
  3. Kyle Bridges
  4. Dustin Robinson
  5. Tony Marsh
  6. Paul Vines
  7. Keith Nolen
  8. Dillon Burks
  9. Gary Corbin
  10. Bobby McGehee
  11. Jimmy Curtsinger
  12. Robby Crabtree
  13. Donnie Shipp
  14. Shawn Marquez

C Qualifier 1

  1. Gene Bryce
  2. Chris Lanares
  3. Frank Gravens
  4. Josh Claborn
  5. Greg Deterding
  6. Glen Gordy
  7. Chris Balthrop
  8. David Loyd Jr
  9. Scotty Nichols
  10. Casey Bagwell
  11. Ted Thomas
  12. Courtney Tanner
  13. Russell Wade
  14. Jeff Rowland
  15. Brian Short
  16. Leroy Decker Jr
  17. Larry Bell
  18. Jason Martin
  19. Chris Webb
  20. Kyle Whitworth
  21. Scott Modl
  22. Gene Keel
  23. Keith McCullough
  24. Chad Fitzgerald

C Qualifier 2

  1. Steven Nabors
  2. JC Howell
  3. Scott Fincher
  4. Robert Vetter
  5. Kenny Morris
  6. Tom Lorenz
  7. Jason Hood
  8. Bryan Border
  9. Kristi Byrd
  10. Gary Fritchen
  11. Roy Petty Jr
  12. Bobby Edwards
  13. Rodney Walker
  14. Casey Hobson
  15. Kevin Dickson
  16. Rick Murray
  17. Derek Rashall
  18. Randy Bohnstedt
  19. Dustin Robinson
  20. Greg Moran
  21. Shane Hebert
  22. Jason Tiner
  23. Heath Marsh
  24. Kyle Bridges

B Qualifier 1

  1. Brandon Blaylock
  2. Curtis Allen
  3. Steve Whiteaker
  4. Paul White
  5. Billy Melton
  6. Erik Thorne
  7. Michael Daniels
  8. Ray Doyon
  9. Gary Stuckey
  10. Darrell Thompson
  11. Mark Harrison
  12. Austin Theiss
  13. Gene Bryce
  14. Rodney White
  15. Robby Minten
  16. Frank Gravens
  17. David Tanner
  18. Chris Lanares
  19. Andy Deterding
  20. J.D. Choate
  21. Josh Claborn
  22. Luke Fritchen
  23. Jacob Dirkle
  24. Creed Sherley

B Qualifier 2

  1. Randy Seal
  2. Braydon Dodson
  3. Michael Martin
  4. Jimmy Staats
  5. JC Howell
  6. Archie Whitt Jr
  7. Monty Nichols III
  8. Robert Metz
  9. Talon Minten
  10. Justin White
  11. Ryan Doyon
  12. Dakota Moore
  13. Tory Yant
  14. Robert Vetter
  15. Cullen Hill
  16. T.J. Steele
  17. Scott Fincher
  18. Robert Taylor
  19. Michael Newhard
  20. Jamie Wright
  21. Sean Glennon
  22. Michael McCullough
  23. Cleo Adams
  24. Steven Nabors

A Qualifier

  1. Derick Grigsby
  2. Matt Mueller
  3. John Whittington
  4. Randy Timms
  5. James Blaylock
  6. J.J. Jennings
  7. Robert Elliott
  8. Joe Adams
  9. Steve Whiteaker
  10. RJ Stroman
  11. Tim Clonch
  12. Mike Goodson
  13. Travis Johnson
  14. Curtis Allen
  15. David Phillips
  16. Paul White
  17. Brandon Blaylock
  18. Jimmy Staats
  19. Wally Beaty
  20. Braydon Dodson
  21. Michael Martin
  22. Ross McCartney
  23. Dennie Gieber
  24. Randy Seal

Modified

C Qualifier

  1. Eric Tomlinson
  2. David Hennan
  3. Jeff Allgayer
  4. Tony Batt
  5. Joey Price
  6. Jimmy Littlejohn
  7. Kody Mea
  8. Doug Byrns
  9. Brandon K. Riegle
  10. Danny Florence
  11. Nelson Allridge
  12. Greg Deterding
  13. Wesley Veal
  14. Brad Pannell
  15. Chris Cole
  16. Thomas Nunley
  17. Matt Martin
  18. C.A. Nix
  19. T.J. Steele

B Qualifier 1

  1. Randy Timms
  2. Troy Taylor
  3. Tim Clonch
  4. Bobby Ruffin
  5. Robert Shepard
  6. Bud Longpine
  7. Dillon Pike
  8. B.J. Blaze
  9. Brandon Watson
  10. Corey Burch
  11. Brad Doherty
  12. Joe Adams
  13. Rusty Trevathan
  14. Logan Cabbell
  15. Derek Perkins
  16. Steve McMackin
  17. Dustin Johnson
  18. Jason Hilliard
  19. Kody Mea
  20. Eric Tomlinson
  21. Joey Price
  22. Jeff Allgayer
  23. Kyle Sweeney
  24. Chase Allen

B Qualifier 2

  1. Dennie Gieber
  2. Clyde Dunn Jr
  3. John Allen
  4. Bryan Mewborn
  5. Justin Ingalls
  6. Paul White
  7. Triston Dycus
  8. Cody Simpson
  9. Wayne Brooks
  10. Morgan Bagley
  11. Bubba Gates
  12. Eiddie Martin
  13. Chris Huckeba
  14. David Hennan
  15. Sean Jones
  16. Tyler Townsend
  17. Justin McCay
  18. Greg Penny
  19. Robbie McClain
  20. Tony Batt
  21. Corey Bird
  22. Doug Byrns
  23. Wayne Patton
  24. Jimmy Littlejohn

A Qualifier

  1. Ryan Gustin
  2. Rodney Sanders
  3. Chris Brown
  4. John Whittington
  5. Josh Landers
  6. Chris Henigan
  7. Garrett Gregory
  8. Jamie Burford
  9. Mickey Lassiter
  10. Bobby Malchus
  11. Dennie Gieber
  12. Clyde Dunn Jr
  13. Randy Timms
  14. Dustin Hyde
  15. Tracy Denby Jr
  16. Tim Clonch
  17. Mike Dillard
  18. Bobby Ruffin
  19. John Allen
  20. Blaine Shives
  21. Troy Taylor
  22. Bryan Mewborn
  23. Steve Whiteaker
  24. Ronald Pilkington

1 Comment

  1. 1 Christina Ardis 02 Mar

    I vote Corey burch

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