Veteran Billy Moyer, of Batesville, Ark., shattered the track record in topping the 69-car field during time trials on opening night of the third annual Circle K Colossal 100 Friday at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Moyer, a four-time winner this season on the nomadic World of Outlaws circuit, posted a lap of 14.672 seconds around the four-tenths-mile clay oval, easily eclipsing the previous record of 14.905 seconds set by Steve Shaver during last year's World Finals.

Time trials were followed by eight qualifying heat races for the World of Outlaws late models with the top-three finishers in each advancing to the $50,000-to-win, 100-lap finale that will conclude the two-day program Saturday night.

The 10-lap heat races were won by Moyer, Dan Schlieper, Jeep Van Wormer, Steve Shaver, Josh Richards, Chub Frank, Jimmy Owens and John Gill.

Also among those claiming spots in Saturday night's 36-car main event were two-time defending race winner Scott Bloomquist, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Bobby Labonte's driver Earl Pearson Jr. and Tim McCreadie, making his first start driving the No. 15 car owned by defending World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion Steve Francis.

The remaining 12 feature starters will be determined through an additional series of qualifying races Saturday night, and the top-24 drivers will draw to determine their exact starting positions.

There were no major incidents during the 80 laps of late model heat race action.

Schlieper was second fastest during time trials at 14.977 seconds while Donnie Moran stopped the timers at 15.008 seconds to earn the third spot. Rounding out the top-five qualifiers were Dennis "Rambo" Franklin and Chris Madden.

Rusty Drye, driving the Vigilante entry, held off a last-lap challenge from John Rary's Nuclear Banana to win the 15-lap CRASHCar feature.

Drye lined up second, took the lead at the wave of the green flag and never looked back en route to his first victory of the season. Rary settled for second-place money while defending series champion Paul Sparrow was third in the Invader.

The Circle K Colossal 100 continues Saturday night. Activities begin with a driver autograph session starting at 4:30 p.m. In order to gain admission to the Circle K Pit Party, fans must present an event ticket along with an empty can of Full Throttle energy drink, which can be purchased at any area Circle K store. Once inside the pit party, each fan will receive a limited edition Circle K Colossal 100 event poster.

Opening ceremonies are set for 6:50 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the gate or by calling 1-800-455-FANS.

The results:

Qualifying: 1. Billy Moyer, 14.672 seconds; 2. Dan Schlieper, 14.977; 3. Donnie Moran, 15.008; 4. Dennis "Rambo" Franklin, 15.072; 5. Chris Madden, 15.195; 6. Clint Smith, 15.283; 7. Jimmy Owens, 15.290; 8. Brian Birkhofer, 15.339; 9. Mike Marlar, 15.374; 10. Steve Francis, 15.379; 11. Jimmy Mars, 15.397; 12. Steve Shaver, 15.420; 13. Josh Richard, 15.429; 14. Scott Bloomquist, 15. 430; 15. Ricky Weeks, 15.463; 16. Jeremy Miller, 15.470; 17. Steve Lucas, 15.494; 18. Rick Eckert, 15.502; 19. Jeep Van Wormer, 15.537; 20. Dale McDowell, 15.562; 21. Damon Eller, 15.571; 22. Jill George, 15.576; 23. Eric Jacobsen, 15.598; 24. Chuck Harper, 15.599; 25. Jackie Boggs, 15.600; 26. Tim McCreadie, 15.608; 27. Ed Gibbons, 15.629; 28. Ray Cook, 15.644; 29. G.R. Smith, 15.657; 30. Chub Frank, 15.661; 31. Vic Coffey, 15.682; 32. John Gill, 15.691; 33. Earl Pearson Jr., 15.693; 34. John Blankenship, 15.694; 35. Stacy Holmes, 15.713; 36. B.J. McCammon, 15.728; 37. Doug Horton, 15.729; 38. Brian Shirley, 15.743; 39. Tim Allen, 15.749; 40. Tim Fuller, 15.575; 41. Jonathan Davenport, 15.777; 42. Jeff Smith, 15.777; 43. Bob Gordon, 15.784; 44. Shanon Buckingham, 15.786; 45. Jordan Bland, 15.788; 46.Brady Smith, 15.802; 47. Danny Johnson, 15.876; 48. Norman Short Jr., 15.921; 49. Luke Roffers, 15.942; 50. Ricky Elliott, 15.954; 51. Mark Pettyjohn, 15.961; 52. Rob McLaughlin, 15.991; 53. Shannon Babb, 16.017; 54. Eddie Carrier Jr., 16.056; 55. Brad Neat, 16.095; 56. Dean Bowen, 16.167; 57. Mike Duvall, 16.175; 58. Joe Isabell, 16.194; 59. Cody Sommer, 16.222; 60. April Farmer, 16.363; 61. Darrell Lanigan, 16.400; 62. Al Shawver Jr., 16.471; 63. Randall Chupp, 16.493; 64. Jason Dupont, 16.522; 65. Sean Beardsley, 16.531; 66. Chris Knight, 16.558; 67. Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, no time; 68. Brent Robinson, no time; 69. Shane Clanton, no time.

First Heat (10 laps): 1. Billy Moyer; 2. Jackie Boggs; 3. Earl Pearson Jr.; 4. Steve Lucas; 5. Mike Marlar; 6. Jonathan Davenport; 7. Sean Beardsley; 8. Mike Duvall; 9. Luke Roffers.

Second Heat (10 laps): 1. Dan Schlieper; 2. Tim McCreadie; 3. Steve Francis; 4. Rick Eckert; 5. John Blankenship; 6. Ricky Elliott; 7. Jeff Smith; 8. Joe Isabell; 9. Chris Knight.

Third Heat (10 laps): 1. Jeep Van Wormer; 2. Jimmy Mars; 3. Bob Gordon; 4.Cody Sommer; 5. Ed Gibbons; 6. Donnie Moran; 7. Stacy Holmes; 8. Mark Pettyjohn; 9. Ronny Lee Hollingsworth.

Fourth Heat (10 laps): 1. Steve Shaver; 2. Ray Cook; 3. Dale McDowell; 4. Shanon Buckingham; 5. Dennis Franklin; 6. B.J. McCammon; 7. Rob McLaughlin; 8. April Farmer; 9. Brent Robinson.

Fifth Heat (10 laps): 1. Josh Richards; 2. Chris Madden; 3. Darrell Lanigan; 4. Shannon Babb; 5. Damon Eller; 6. Doug Horton; 7. Shane Clanton; 8. Jordan Bland; 9. G.R. Smith.

Sixth Heat (10 laps): 1. Chub Frank; 2. Scott Bloomquist; 3. Eddie Carrier Jr.; 4. Brady Smith; 5. Al Shawver Jr.; 6. Jill George; 7. Brian Shirley; 8. Clint Smith.

Seventh Heat (10 laps): 1. Jimmy Owens; 2. Ricky Weeks; 3. Randall Chupp; 4. Eric Jacobsen; 5. Tim Allen; 6. Danny Johnson; 7. Brad Neat; 8. Vic Coffey.

Eighth Heat (10 laps): 1. John Gill; 2. Jeremy Miller; 3. Brian Birkhofer; 4. Tim Fuller; 5. Chuck Harper; 6. Norman Short Jr.; 7. Jason Dupont; 8. Dean Bowen.