Josh Richards, Jonathan Davenport and Sam Hafertepe Jr. each scored fastest times in front of an impressive crowd at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Thursday for Kellogg’s Qualifying Night,  kicking off the fifth annual Lowe’s Foods World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Tom’s Snacks, Coca-Cola and Nature’s Own.

The prestigious event brings together dirt racing’s three premier divisions, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, for three nights of on-track action that crowns their respective champions.

Rain shortened Thursday night’s program, but the fields for all of Friday’s feature races were set. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series was the only division able to set a starting lineup for both Friday and Saturday. The World of Outlaws sprint cars will hold a second qualifying session tomorrow to determine the field for Saturday. The Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series held one round of heat races to set the field for Friday’s main event. The series will hold a second round of heat races on Saturday for that evening’s starting lineup.

Sam Hafertepe Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, topped the 55-car sprint car field in a time trial session that set the field for Friday’s feature race with a lap of 12.667 seconds. Steve Kinser was second fastest, followed by Dale Blaney, Craig Dollansky and Jason Meyers.

Josh Richards, of Shinnston, W. Va., topped the charts of the 66-car field in the first late model timed lap, setting heat race lineups for Friday, followed by Jonathan Davenport, who posted the second-fastest lap. Mike Marlar was third followed by Dale McDowell and Steve Francis.

Davenport was able to improve upon his first qualifying lap to post the top speed in the second timed lap, which will set Saturday’s heat race lineups. Marlar was second fastest, with Shane Clanton, Will Vaught and John Blankenship rounding out the top five.

 The first round of Big-Block Modified heat races set the field for Friday’s A-Feature as Jimmy Phelps, Tim Fuller, Brett Hearn and Matt Sheppard each scored a win.

Kyle Strickler, of Mooresvile, N.C., won the 20-lap NDRA modified feature race postponed from Oct. 12. The 20-year-old took the lead on lap 11 and held off NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader on his way to victory in the race that saw four cautions. Taylor Cook finished third, followed by Troy Loomis and Manual Johnson. The race was the final event of the year for the NDRA Modz “Roadshow” presented by Roush Yates Performance Parts.

 Full racing programs are on tap for all three divisions Friday and Saturday with each night highlighted by $10,000-to-win main events for both the sprint cars and late models and $6,000-to-win main events for the Big-Block Modifieds. Gates open at 3 p.m. tomorrow with opening ceremonies at 5:30 p.m.

Reserved seats for Friday and Saturday are just $39 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets call the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or go online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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Unofficial Results

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

First Qualifying Session: 1.  Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.667 seconds; 2. Steve Kinser, 12.766; 3. Dale Blaney, 12.785; 4. Craig Dollansky, 12.797; 5. Jason Meyers, 12.889; 6. Greg Hodnett, 12.912; 7. Donny Schatz, 12.915; 8. Ian Madsen, 12.929; 9. Chad Kemenah, 12.940; 10. Joey Saldana, 12.950; 11. Brian Brown, 12.959; 12. Cap Henry, 12.974; 13. Paul McMahan, 12.978; 14. Jessica Zemken, 12.988; 15. Jason Sides, 13.003; 16. Daryn Pittman, 13.009; 17. Ed Lynch Jr., 13.012; 18. Cody Darrah, 13.042; 19. Justin Henderson, 13.049; 20. Sammy Swindell, 13.061; 21. Jamie Collard, 13.062; 22. Jimmy Stinson, 13.066; 23. Brad Sweet, 13.067; 24. Lucas Wolfe, 13.068; 25. Kerry Madsen, 13.072; 26. Brooke Tatnell, 13.078; 27. Terry McCarl, 13.301; 28. Wayne Johnson, 13.110; 29. Fred Rahmer, 13.156; 30. Kraig Kinser, 13.165; 31. Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.203; 32. Danny Lasoski, 13.203; 33. Jac Haudenschild, 13.212; 34. Danny Smith, 13.229; 35. David Gravel, 13.241; 36. Tim Shaffer, 13.251; 37. Danny Holtgraver, 13.295; 38. Brian Ellenberger, 13.327; 39. Chris Shirek, 13.328; 40. Shane Stewart, 13.356; 41. Pete Miller, 13.384; 42. Bryan Sebbetto, 13.393; 43. Ronnie Blair, 13.433; 44. Lynton Jeffrey, 13.489; 45. Jessica Anderson, 13.518; 46. Danny Mumaw, 13.522; 47. Ryan Myers, 13.612; 48. Adam Wilt, 13.617; 49. Justin Barger, 13.628; 50. Davey Franek, 13.742; 51. Brad Wickam, 13.869; 52. Chris Bell, 13.929; 53. Bob Howard, 14.015; 54. Caleb Helms, 14.381; 55. Rick Fraley, 19.520.  

World of Outlaws Late Models

First Qualifying Session: 1. Josh Richards, 15.126 seconds; 2. Jonathan Davenport,  15.208; 3. Mike Marlar, 15.299; 4. Dale McDowell, 15.300; 5. Steve Francis, 15.312; 6. Scott Bloomquist, 15.313; 7. Tyler Reddick, 15.321; 8. Steve Shaver, 15.345; 9. Austin Hubbard, 15.390; 10. Eddie Carrier Jr., 15.395; 11. Shane Clanton, 15.401; 12. Dennis Franklin, 15.416; 13. Will Vaught, 15.442; 14. Gregg Satterlee, 15.490; 15. Dennis Erb Jr., 15.499; 16. Johnny Pursley, 15.506; 17. Chris Madden, 15.522; 18. Rick Eckert, 15.561; 19. Jimmy Owens, 15.575; 20. Chub Frank, 15.599; 21. Earl Pearson Jr., 15.602; 22. Vic Coffey; 23. John Blankenship; 24. Ron Davies; 25. Jared Landers; 26. Chris Ferguson, 15.700; 27. Jeremy Miller, 15.704; 28. Tim Fuller, 15.706; 29. Pat Doar, 15.731; 30. Russ King, 15.772; 31. Morgan Bagley, 15.796; 32. Tim Dohm, 15.796; 33. Brandon Sheppard, 15.804; 34. Donald Bradsher, 15.867; 35. Chris Brown, 15.874; 36. Jeff Smith, 15.912; 37. Luke Roffers, 15.940; 38. Jared Hawkins, 15.951; 39. Dan Schlieper, 16.002; 40. Doug Drown, 16.013; 41. Dan Stone, 16.019; 42. John Lobb, 16.037; 43. Mike Gault, 16.038; 44. Eric Jacobsen, 16.090; 45. Clint Smith, 16.109; 46. Jason Feger, 16.213; 47. Chuck Harper, 16.221; 48. Brent Dixon, 16.222; 49. Dale Planck, 16.359; 50. Tim Allen, 16.380; 51. John Henderson, 16.442; 52. Vic Hill, 16.446; 53. Daryl Lanigan, 16.496; 54. Tim McCreadie, 16.497; 55. Brian Ledbetter, 16.499; 56. Kenny Moreland, 16.543; 57. Dane Burns, 16.680; 58. Jill George, 16.905; 59. Don Gordon, 16.981; 60. Matt Westfall, 17.114; 61. Denny Fenton, 17.136; 62. Thomas Baker, 17.467; 63. Jim O’Hara, 17.743; 64. Brian Hubbard, 19.731.

 

No Time: Jay Sessoms.

Disqualified: Chad Hollenbeck

 

Second Qualifying Session: 1. Jonathan Davenport, 15.057 seconds; 2. Mike Marlar, 15.215; 3. Shane Clanton, 15.253; 4. Will Vaught, 15. 263; 5. John Blankenship, 15.265; 6. Jimmy Owens, 15.368; 7. Gregg Saterlee, 15.374; 8. Scott Bloomquist, 15.378; 9. Rick Eckert, 15.398; 10. Dennis Franklin, 15.405; 11. Austin Hubbard, 15.420; 12. Vic Coffey, 15.451; 13. Dale McDowell, 15.465; 14. Dennis Erb Jr., 15.499; 15. Earl Pearson Jr., 15.501; 16. Morgan Bagley, 15.503; 17. Josh Richards, 15.506; 18. Tim Fuller, 15.518; 19. Eddie Carrier Jr., 15.543; 20. Tyler Reddick, 15.555: 21. Steve Shaver, 15.569; 22. Donald Bradsher, 15.599; 23. Steve Francis, 15.611; 24. Jared Hawkins, 15.630; 25. Ron Davies, 15.634; 26. Pat Doar, 15.639; 27. Luke Roffers, 15.655; 28. Tim Dohm, 15.661; 29. Chris Madden, 15.680; 30. Johnny Pursley, 15.682; 31. Chris Brown, 15.700; 32. Jason Feger, 15.711; 33. Chris Ferguson, 15.714; 34. Vic Hill, 15.714; 35. Brent Dixon, 15.717; 36. Clint Smith, 15.727; 37. Chub Frank, 15.733; 38. Brandon Sheppard, 15.742; 39. Jeremy Miller, 15.760; 40. Russ King, 15.762; 41. Jeff Smith, 15.772; 42. Eric Jacobsen, 15.851; 43. Dan Stone, 15.861; 44. Daryl Lanigan, 15.871; 45. Chuck Harper, 15.887; 46. Tim McCreadie, 15.906; 47. Doug Drown, 15.919; 48. John Henderson, 15.976; 49. John Lobb, 15.994; 50. Jared Landers, 16.105; 51. Tim Allen, 16.168; 52. Kenny Moreland, 16.182; 53. Dan Schlieper, 16.194; 54. Brian Ledbetter, 16.432; 55. Mike Gault, 16.441; 56. Denny Fenton, 16.458; 57. Matt Westfall, 16.493; 58. Dane Burns, 16.650; 59. Jill George, 16.788; 60. Thomas Baker, 17.180; 61. Don Gordon, 17.360; 62. Jim O’Hara, 17.538; 63. Brian Hubbard, 19.913.

 

No Time: Dale Planck; Jay Sessoms.

Disqualified: Chad Hallenbeck.

 

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds

First Session Heats:

            First Heat (8 laps): 1. Jimmy Phelps; 2. Pete Britten; 3. Rich Scagliotta; 4. Tom Sears Jr.; 5. Jerry Higbie; 6. Kenny Tremont Jr.; 7. Rex King.

            Second Heat (8 laps): 1. Tim Fuller; 2. Billy Dunn; 3. Billy Decker; 4. Larry Wight; 5. Justin Haers; 6. Danny Johnson; 7. Tim Currier; 8. Roger Chrysler.

            Third Heat (8 laps): 1. Brett Hearn; 2. Gary Tomkins; 3. Matt DeLorenzo; 4. Rick Laubach; 5. Randy Chrysler; 6. Carey Terrance; 7. Tim Kerr; 8. Rob Bellinger.

            Fourth Heat (8 laps): 1. Matt Sheppard; 2. Tim McCreadie; 3. Billy Pauch; 4. Jimmy Horton; 5. Mike Adderley; 6. Dave Rauscher; 7. Rex King Jr.