The pit area was filled with 130 race cars Thursday night as the inaugural World of Outlaws World Finals kicked off three nights of action at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway.

The unique event marks the first time the World of Outlaws Sprint Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series have come together to end their seasons at the same event. Thursday night's program featured hot laps and twin qualifying sessions for the two divisions.

Sprint Series points leader Donny Schatz, of Fargo, N.D., topped the 48-car sprint car field in the first time trial session with a lap of 12.416 seconds, 115.979 mph, while Lucas Wolfe, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., set the pace in the second sprint car session with a lap of 12.447 seconds, 115.691 mph, around the four-tenths-mile clay oval.

Qualifying times from the first session set the heat race lineups for Friday night while the second session determined the starting order for Saturday night's heat races.

Wolfe was second fastest in the first session followed by Jason Meyers, Daryn Pittman and Fred Rahmer. In the second sprint car session, Schatz was second on the electronic timer with Greg Hodnett, Jason Sides and Kraig Kinser rounding out the top five.

With 82 late models challenging the clock, Steve Shaver, of Vienna, W.Va., topped both qualifying sessions for the fendered machines. In the first session, Shave set a late model track record with a lap of 14.905 seconds, 96.612 mph, while he was just a tick of watch slower in the second session at 15.056 seconds, 95.643 mph, in the second.

Donnie Moran was second fastest in the first late model session followed by Matt Miller, Austin Dillon and Jeremy Miller. In the second sessions Miller, Dillon, Donnie Moran and Eric Jacobsen rounded of the top five.

The inaugural World of Outlaws World Finals continues Friday and Saturday nights with a full slate of racing each night for both divisions. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under.

For additional information, visit The World of Outlaws World Finals event page or call the Lowe's Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.

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The results:

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

First Qualifying Session: 1. Donny Schatz, 12.416 seconds; 2. Lucas Wolfe, 12.505; 3. Jason Meyers, 12.544; 4. Daryn Pittman, 12.635; 5. Fred Rahmer, 12.639; 6. Paul McMahan, 12.642; 7. Joey Borich, 12.648; 8. Joey Saldana, 12.650; 9. Shane Stewart, 12.661; 10. Greg Hodnett, 12.662; 11. Steve Kinser, 12.673; 12. Kerry Madsen, 12.675; 13. Kraig Kinser, 12.683; 14. Tim Shaffer, 12.707; 15. Jason Sides, 12.712; 16. Stevie Smith, 12.724; 17. Terry McCarl, 12.749; 18. Justin Henderson, 12.771; 19. Dale Blaney, 12.782; 20. Danny Lasoski, 12.782; 21. Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.784; 22. Craig Dollansky, 12.800; 23. Chad Layton, 12.802; 24. Chad Hillier, 12.803; 25. Lance Dewease, 12.809; 26. Dean Jacobs, 12.819; 27. Greg Wilson, 12.821; 28. Jessica Zemken, 12.834; 29. Jeremy Campbell, 12.836; 30. Kaley Gharst, 12. 838; 31. Mark Smith, 12.851; 32. Tony Bruce Jr., 12.854; 33. Danny Smith, 12.862; 34. Chad Kemenah, 12.882; 35. Lynton Jeffrey, 12.899; 36. Doug Eash, 12.908; 37. Brian Ellenberger, 12.909; 38. Jason Solwold, 12.912; 39. Randy Hannagan, 13.002; 40. Brandon Martin, 13.046; 41. Mickey Kuemper, 13.107; 42. Jac Haudenschild, 13.143; 43. Wayne Johnson, 13.150; 44. Tyler Thompson, 13.153; 45. Brian Smith, 13.316; 46. Brian Carlson, 13.347; 47. Geoff Dodge, 13.454; 48. Brandon McLain, 14.405.

Second Qualifying Session: 1. Lucas Wolfe, 12.447; 2. Donny Schatz, 12.463; 3. Greg Hodnett, 12.632; 4. Jason Sides, 12.697; 5. Kraig Kinser, 12.701; 6. Jason Meyers, 12.714; 7. Steve Kinser, 12.727; 8. Shane Stewart, 12.728; 9. Joey Saldana, 12.738; 10. Paul McMahan, 12.745; 11. Dale Blaney, 12.773; 12. Justin Hendrickson, 12.778; 13. Lance Dewease, 12.781; 14. Dean Jacobs, 12.782; 15. Daryn Pittman, 12.800; 16. Danny Lasoski, 12.829; 17. Terry McCarl, 12.874; 18. Tim Shaffer, 12.885; 19. Chad Hillier, 12.897; 20. Kaley Gharst, 12.925; 21. Jason Solwold, 12.931; 22. Kerry Madsen, 12.935; 23. Craig Dollansky, 12.936; 24. Mark Smith, 12.949; 25. Stevie Smith, 12.967; 26. Jessica Zemken, 12.972; 27. Greg Wilson, 12.997; 28. Chad Layton, 12.997; 29. Fred Rahmer, 13.011; 30. Wayne Johnson, 13.023; 31. Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.027; 32. Doug Eash, 13.037; 33. Jeremy Campbell, 13.039; 34. Randy Hannagan, 13.043; 35. Brian Ellenberger, 13.052; 36. Joey Borich, 13.092; 37. Geoff Dodge, 13.140; 38. Jac Haudenschild, 13.176; 39. Mike Kuemper, 13.183; 40. Danny Smith, 13.191; 41. Brian Carlson, 13.244; 42. Brandon Martin, 13.246; 43. Chad Kemenah, 13.275; 44. Lynton Jeffrey, 13.345; 45. Tyler Thompson, 13.355; 46. Tony Bruce Jr., 13.388; 47. Brian Smith, 13.426; 48. Brandon McLain, 14.470.

World of Outlaws Late Models

First Qualifying Session: 1. Steve Shaver, 14.905 seconds (track record); 2. Donnie Moran, 14.974; 3. Matt Miller, 15.005; 4. Austin Dillon, 15.052; 5. Jeremy Miller, 15.072; 6. Chris Madden, 15.086; 7. Eric Jacobsen, 15.095; 8. Michael England, 15.106; 9. Josh Richards, 15.123; 10. Jonathan Davenport, 15.124; 11. Darrell Lanigan, 15.149; 12. Chub Frank, 15.150; 13. Ricky Weeks, 15.151; 14. Randy Korte, 15.170; 15. Scott Bloomquist, 15.174; 16. Clint Smith, 15.211; 17. Junior Pearce, 15.222; 18. Steve Francis, 15.236; 19. Dan Schlieper, 15.258; 20. Shane Clanton, 15.259; 21. Earl Pearson Jr., 15.263; 22. Ricky Elliott, 15.280; 23. Rodney Combs, 15.282; 24. Ronnie DeHaven Jr., 15.305; 25. Randy Weaver, 15.306; 26. Tommy Kerr, 15.307; 27. Don O'Neal, 15.309; 28. Walker Arthur, 15.322; 29. Eddie Carrier Jr., 15.361; 30. Brian Shirley, 15.378; 31. Jeff Rine, 15.380; 32. Chad Ruhlman, 15.385; 33. David Scott, 15.390; 34. Tim Dohm, 15.391; 35. Jeff Cooke, 15.399; 36. Jerry Bowersock, 15.402; 37. Josh McGuire, 15.417; 38. Jared Hawkins, 15.419; 39. Ray Cooke, 15.430; 40. Jason Dunn, 15.442; 41. Ken Schrader, 15.445; 42. Jeep Van Wormer, 15.445; 43. Jeff Smith, 15.455; 44. Ben Adkins, 15.469; 45. Chuck Harper, 15.485; 46. John Lewellyn 15.487; 47. Alex Feree, 15.488; 48. Johnny Cloer, 15.494; 49. Steve Blackburn, 15.501; 50. Tim Allen, 15.519; 51. Anthony Huber, 15.535; 52. Dan Stone, 15.536; 53. Mike Balzano, 15.551; 54. Austin Hubbard, 15.556;  55. Doug Dodd, 15.564; 56. Scott James, 15.617; 57. Brian Barber, 15.633; 58. Chris Combs, 15.638; 59. Jordan Bland, 15.650; 60. Freddy Smith, 15.657; 61. Jay Smith, 15.676; 62. Rick Eckert, 15.681; 63. Matt Lux, 15.691; 64. Tim Fuller, 15.697; 65. Jackie Boggs, 15.714; 66. Tony Knowles, 15.719; 67. Wayne Chinn, 15.737; 68. Tim Tungate, 15.757; 69. Jayme Zidar, 15.819; 70. Kerry Jones, 15.825; 71. Damon Eller, 15.901; 72. Eric Wells, 15.920; 73. Brian Ledbetter, 16.022; 74. Bob Gordon, 16.172; 75. Ron Davies, 16.206; 76. Larry Blankenship, 16.210; 77. Tre Martin, 16.237; 78. Damon Kotke, 16.317; 79. Ronald Hammond, 16.547; 80. Steve Lucas, 18.154; 81. Troy Erickson, 19.414; 82. Shannon Babb, no time.

Second Qualifying Session: 1. Steve Shaver, 15.056; 2. Matt Miller, 15.117; 3. Austin Dillon, 15.295; 4. Donnie Moran, 15.311; 5. Eric Jacobsen, 15.312; 6. Michael England, 15.328; 7. Shane Clanton, 15.342; 8. Earl Pearson Jr., 15.375; 9. David Scott, 15.409; 10. Rick Eckert, 15.417; 11. Shannon Babb, 15.432; 12. Brian Barber, 15.437; 13. Josh Richards, 15.438; 14. Darrell Lanigan, 15.440; 15. Brian Shirley; 15.441; 16. Chad Ruhlman, 15.451; 17. Steve Lucas, 15.457; 18. Scott Bloomquist, 15.469; 19. Ricky Elliott, 15.473; 20. Jeep Van Wormer, 15.479; 21. Dan Schlieper, 15.482; 22. Steve Francis, 15.487; 23. Chris Madden, 15.496; 24. Rodney Combs, 15.506; 25. Jackie Boggs, 15.508; 26. Clint Smith, 15.509; 27. Chub Frank, 15.517; 28. Ricky Weeks, 15.520; 29. Jeff Cooke, 15.523; 30. Tim Allen, 15.557; 31. Jonathan Davenport, 15.564; 32. Randy Weaver, 15.570; 33. Randy Korte, 15.578; 34. Jared Hawkins, 15.579; 35. Don O'Neal, 15.579; 36. Tony Knowles, 15.599; 37. Junior Pearce, 15.609; 38. Tim Tungate, 15.617; 39. Jeff Rine, 15.620; 40. Doug Dodd, 15.623; 41. Ben Adkins, 15.635; 42. Freddy Smith, 15.646; 43. Tim Fuller, 15.656; 44. John Lewellyn, 15.658; 45. Walker Arthur, 15.667; 46. Josh McGuire, 15.695; 47. Scott James, 15.704; 48. Alex Feree, 15.718; 49. Wayne Chinn, 15.728; 50. Jerry Bowersock, 15.733; 51. Anthony Huber, 15.733; 52. Tim Dohm, 15.736; 53. Eddie Carrier Jr., 15.738; 54. Dan Stone, 15.740; 55. Ray Cook, 15.764; 56. Jeff Smith, 15.780; 57. Johnny Cloer, 15.799; 58. Mike Balzano, 15.800; 59. Steve Blackburn, 15.819; 60. Chris Combs, 15.828; 61. Jordan Bland, 15.836; 62. Chuck Harper, 15.857; 63. Ron Davies, 15.864; 64. Jason Dunn, 15.873; 65. Ronnie DeHaven Jr., 15.886; 66. Ken Schrader, 15.951; 67. Larry Blankenship, 15.993; 68. Matt Lux, 15.994; 69. Tommy Kerr, 15.996; 70. Jay, Smith, 16.003; 71. Tre Martin, 16.026; 72. Kerry Jones, 16.047; 73. Eric Wells, 16.074; 74. Austin Hubbard, 16.310; 75. Damon Eller, 16.370; 76. Bob Gordon, 16.423; 77. Brian Ledbetter, 16.544; 78. Damon Kotke, 16.597; 79. Jayme Zidar, 16.845; 80. Ronald Hammond, 17.295; 81. Troy Erickson, 19.538; 82. Jeremy Miller, no time.