The inaugural Legends Million Weekend got underway Thursday with more than 350 cars taking to the frontstretch quarter-mile oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Doug Stevens was the night’s fastest overall qualifier during time trials, which set Friday’s heat race lineups.

The special three-day event, running Thursday through Saturday, is bringing Legend Car and Bandolero drivers from more than 36 sates and two foreign countries to the Mecca of Motorsports for the largest grassroots race in history.

The Legend Cars, who will compete for an unprecedented $1 million purse in Saturday night’s A-Feature, took to the track for practice and Friday’s heat race qualifying. The Bandolero Cars participated in the first round of the Bandolero Triple Crown, a three night event with feature races in each of the three divisions: Bandolero Outlaws, Bandits and Beginner Bandits.

Stevens, of Griffin, Ga., topped the 144-car Legends Million division field during time trial sessions, with a posted lap of 17.246 seconds.

“I had a great car all weekend,” said Stevens. “I just knew with only three qualifying laps I had to put it all together for at least one. I had one corner I messed up on and one lap I knew I was really good. I was just glad I could hold on for the top spot.

“We are making history here and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am very excited to be here and I really just can’t believe I am the fastest qualifier.”

David Ragan was second fastest followed by Austin Hill, Dennis Lambert and Stephen Cantrell.

Clay Hair, of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., topped the 64-car Masters division field during time trial sessions, with a posted lap of 17.442 seconds. Tim Brockhouse was second fastest followed by John Sossoman, Jeff Haynie and Billy R. Gomez Jr.

Sean Rayhall, of Winston, Ga., topped the 87-car Semi-Pro/Young Lions division field during time trial sessions, with a posted lap of 17.363 seconds. Gregory Lang was second fastest followed by Chase Catania, Mason Massey and Kyle Hall.

Bandolero feature winners included Riley Halverson, of Concord, N.C., in the Bandolero Outlaws division; Clayton Weatherman, of Wentzville, Mo., in the Bandolero Bandits division; and Matt Craig, of Kannapolis, N.C., in the Bandolero Beginner Bandits division.

The Legends Million is a one-of-a-kind race featuring a total purse of $1 million with the A-Main winner guaranteed to take home $250,000. The final spot in the feature is assured $10,000.

Competitors participating in the Legends Million are registered in one of three divisions: Young Lions/Semi-Pro, Masters or The Legends Million, which is open to all drivers.

Each division will run heat races and an A-Main race, with the Legends Million A-Feature serving as the grand finale of the three-day event. The winners of the Masters and Semi-Pro/Young Lions division A-Main races will earn an unprecedented $30,000 and $25,000, respectively.

The Legends Million weekend will continue Friday with full slates of racing for both Legend Cars and Bandoleros. Spectator gates open and heat races begin at 1 p.m. Friday’s tickets are just $20 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under.

For addition information or tickets to the Legends Million, contact the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Unofficial results:

Legends Million Division Qualifying: 1. Doug Stevens; 2. David Ragan; 3. Austin Hill; 4. Dennis Lambert; 5. Stephen Cantrell; 6. Tyler Green; 7. Justin Swilling; 8. Chris Dilbeck; 9. Darrell Wallace Jr.; 10. Kyle Weatherman; 11. Evan Swilling; 12. Sean Shalvoy; 13. Donald McIntosh; 14. Beau Slocumb; 15. Casey Rodrick; 16. Steven Ross; 17. Sean Rayhall; 18. Chad Finchum; 19. Kyle Beattie; 20. Will Prance; 21. Jimmy Heavlow; 22. Adam Burton; 23. Sam McAulay; 24. Brady Boswell; 25. Daniel Hemrick; 26. Zachary Hausler; 27. Chase Pistone; 28. John Freeman; 29. Justin Lloyd; 30. David Moyes; 31. Casey Smith; 32. Josh Williams; 33. Christian Pahud; 34. Scott Hensley; 35. Cody Haskins; 36. Zack Kittle; 37. Chad Hackenbracht; 38. Chanse Rick; 39. Mason Massey; 40. Ryan Gandee; 41. Michael Dabney; 42. Travis Braden; 43. Jake Crum; 44. Kenzie Ruston; 45. Bayley Currey; 46. Adam Gay; 47. Kyle Plott; 48. Divan Scites; 49. Harrison Rhodes; 50. John Gottsacker; 51. Tyler Lester; 52. Corey Gordon; 53. Derek Shumaker; 54. Brian Ouimette; 55. Kory Abbott; 56. John Hilliker; 57. Andrew Smith; 58. Steven Abby; 59. Duncan Molesworth; 60. Brandon Thompson; 61. Michael Kelley; 62. Josh Morris; 63. Kyle Resco; 64. Aaron Moyer; 65. Jimmy Henderson; 66. Jordan Anderson; 67. R.S. Senter; 68. Josh Gilbert; 69. Cole Miktuk; 70. Jason Palmer; 71. Nick Carey; 72. Ben Stancill; 73. Jake Morris; 74. Brian McArdle; 75. Eric Gunderson; 76. Gray Gaulding; 77. Nick Pistone; 78. Taylor Hull; 79. Jake Cole; 80. Timmy Hill; 81. J.C. Umscheid; 82. Sam Beam; 83. Geoff Bodine; 84. Beau Hutchison; 85. Michael Vanwingerden; 86. Donny St. Ours; 87. Jeremy Wood; 88. Thomas Harvenveld Jr.; 89. Drew Brown; 90. Anthony Flannery; 91. Eric King; 92. Brandon McKenzie; 93. Mike Alcaro; 94. Clay Hair; 95. John Sossoman; 96. Kyle Lovejoy; 97. Jake Knight; 98. Matt Stover; 99. Jimmy Hansen; 100. Dennis Harry; 101. Jason Richardson; 102. Kyle Goodwin; 103. Cole Powell; 104. Adam Welch; 105. Gerald White; 106. Chrissy Wallace; 107. Bryce Dulabhan; 108. Michael Gervais; 109. Tommy Pistone III; 110. Brian Sockwell; 111. Christopher Davis; 112. Jerry Evans; 113. Kevin Henry; 114. James Dent; 115. Zach Weaver; 116. Ronnie Freeland; 117. Eddie Harwell; 118. Dace Johnson; 119. Trevor Alspach; 120. Scott Mosley; 121. Donavan Ponder; 122. Christopher Freeland; 123. James Gilliand; 124. Shaun Buffington; 125. Sean Glennon; 126. Brandon Kent; 127. Zach Knowles; 128. Cody Logan; 129. William Elmore Jr.; 130. Ryan Paul; 131. Scott Griffith; 132. Dave Riopell; 133. Stan Yee; 134. Michael Kipp; 135. Chris Reed; 136. John Turnbull Jr.; 137. Steven Keesee; 138. Marshall Beck; 139. Loren Short; 140. Rick Walls; 141. Warren Ropp; 142. Darrell Buckingham; 143. Billy Beachler; 144. Thomas Barton. 

Masters Division Qualifying: 1. 1. Clay Hair; 2. Tim Brockhouse; 3. John Sossoman; 4. Jeff Haynie; 5. Billy R Gomez Jr.; 6. Hoyt Demis; 7. David Denham; 8. Kevin Foisey; 9. Brian Weimer; 10. Jeff Jordan; 11. Brian Sockwell; 12. Thomas Pistone; 13. Eddie Harwell; 14. Scott Mosley; 15. Jan Ingram; 16. Scott Anderson; 17. Dennis White; 18. John Barilka; 19. Spike Schultze; 20. Skip Nichols; 21. Will Cagle; 22. Gray Thomas; 23. Buddy Goudy; 24. Ira Laughy; 25. Gene Conley; 26. Jamie Lane; 27. Jackie Ryan; 28. Bruce Silver; 29. Greg Erhardt; 30. Randy Gunton; 31. Robert Merino; 32. Chris Freeland; 33. Gene Traxler; 34. Jason Rochelle; 35. Brad Green; 36. Rick Whitmore; 37. George Whitney; 38. Bert De Heus; 39. Cy Harvey; 40. Dave Riopell; 41. Dave Gleason; 42. Ronnie Poley; 43. Philip Young 44. Doug Dugger; 45. Robert Bass; 46. Steven Pye; 47. Warren Ropp; 48. Darrell Holmes; 49. Ronald Mander; 50. Marty Griffin; 51. Brian Tanker; 52. Grant McDonald; 53. Cees Visser; 54. Michael Morris; 55. Joe Graf; 56. Tony Miller; 57. Jamie Smith; 58. Eric Hipkins; 59. Ricky Vredenburg; 60. Don Hawk; 61. Terry Myers. Disqualified: Jimmy Gurley, Lynn Wiles.

Semi-Pro/Young Lions Division Qualifying: 1. Sean Rayhall; 2. Gregory Lang; 3. Chase Catania; 4. Mason Massey; 5. Kyle Hall; 6. Sean Shalvoy; 7. RS Senter; 8. Gray Gaulding; 9. Jake Morris; 10. Jake Knight; 11. Timmy Hill; 12. TJ Michael; 13. Josh Morris; 14. Tyler Castle; 15. Kason Plott; 16. Corey Gordon; 17. Andrew Harrah; 18. Dusty Summers; 19. Benjamin Rhodes; 20. Frankilin Futrelle; 21. Alex Pacheco; 22. CJ Hulsey; 23. Chris Young; 24. Ryan Flores; 25. Zack Alspach; 26. Jake Perkins; 27. Mike Weed; 28. Justin Thomas; 29. Luke Demis; 30. Codi Sunley; 31. Brian Kolb; 32. Zach Knowles; 33. Tyler Hill; 34. Ryan Luza; 35. Dace Johnson; 36. Shon Jacobsen; 37. Robert Kuzmarski; 38. Jesse Little; 39. Hunter Bledsoe; 40. William Cunningham; 41. Austin Duncan; 42. Matthew Cardenas; 43. Jordon Coker; 44. Corey Karsel; 45. David Garbo; 46. Kevin Donahue; 47. Daniel Ivaska; 48. Kenny VanWinckle; 49. Sean Glennon; 50. Sean Sheehan; 51. Dustin Sword; 52. Levan Chandler; 53. Raven Schrantz; 54. Jeffrey Goodale; 55. Drew Sciranko; 56. Brandon Debrakeleer; 57. Brandon Kent; 58. Joe Pike; 59. Trent Miley; 60. Cody Logan; 61. Antonio Cardenas; 62. Andrea Hans; 63. Jake Spillers; 64. Matt Evans; 65. Loren Short; 66. Derek Marquardt; 67. Ralph Bergdahl; 68. Angela Donahue; 69. Trent Norris; 70. Brett Semeniuk; 71. David Hudson; 72. Tyler Goodwin; 73. Anna Lisa Smith; 74. Chris Lishamer; 75. Allen Fuesting; 76. James Bergdahl; 77. John Cain. Disqualified: Austin Leitner; Spencer Boyd; Justin Carroll; Brady Boswell; Austin Langstin; Chris Coker; Anderson Bowen; Hayden Woods; J Alston; Amanda Yarrow.

Bandolero Outlaws Feature (15 laps): 1. Riley Halverson; 2. Coty Hartson; 3. Kendall Sellers; 4. Ryan MackIntosh; 5. John Holleman; 6. Ryan Shattack; 7. Reid Wilson; 8. Myatt Snyder; 9. Matt Linker; 10. Walker Yates; 11. Ben Klatt; 12. Jeffrey Stanton; 13. Craig Biryla; 14. Clayton Green; 15. Taylor Martin; 16. Parker Barnes; 17. Jordan Plummer; 18. Tyler Janocha; 19. Dillon Brown.

Bandolero Bandits Feature (15 laps): 1. Clayton Weatherman; 2. Garrett Biggers; 3. Derek Slobel; 4. Trevor Collins; 5. Jeffrey Abbey; 6. Peyton Ryan; 7. Cody Connors; 8. Kyle Donahue; 9. Chase Hawkins; 10. Joe Wilder; 11. Reese Chase; 12. Kaz Grala; 13. Carson Ferguson; 14. Max Evans.

Bandolero Beginner Bandits Feature (15 laps): 1. Matt Craig; 2. Reed Hatchett; 3. John Kuczmarski; 4. Jacob Heafner; 5. Scott Joy; 6. Banks Johnson; 7. Dalton Brown; 8. Dawson Cram; 9. Trevor Hawkins; 10. Tate Fogleman; 11. Hunter Richards.