Short Track Nationals Qualifying Nights Unleashed!
Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 24, 2015) – With engines set to fire in just four short days, the qualifying nights for the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway have been set.
A total of 81 entries from 17 different states as well as Canada are set to battle it out for their share of more than $100,000 that will be distributed over the course of four nights of intense action atop the high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval beginning with Wednesday night’s Third Annual Short Track Nationals Open.
From there, qualifying nights on Thursday and Friday will lock the top three finishers into Saturday’s $15,000-to-win STN championship feature as well as set the stage for the Saturday Night STN Showdowns along with “C” and “B” Mains.
The list of qualifying night assignments is as follows, with late entries assigned as needed.
#1a Kevin Ramey (Fort Worth, TX)
#2g Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)
#8 Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)
#8m Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)
#8z Zach Pringle (Benton, AR)
#9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)
#10b Mitch Brown (Brantford, ONT)
#10p Jim Perricone (Albuquerque, NM)
#12w Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX)
#15h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)
#15j Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)
#17 Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX)
#17b Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX)
#18 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)
#19 Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA)
#21 Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)
#21k Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX)
#22h Randy Hannagan (Lima, OH)
#23 Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA)
#23T Trey Starks (Puyallup, WA)
#24 Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA)
#32b Taylor Tidmore (Hernando, MS)
#33h Mark Huddleston (Mesquite, TX)
#34dd Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH)
#43 Matthew Bauldwin (Little Rock, AR)
#44 Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)
#49 Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH)
#52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)
#59 Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)
#76 Zane Lawrence (Lillian, TX)
#77xx Alex Hill (Six Nations, ONT)
#84 Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN)
#85 Forrest Sutherland (Cherryvale, KS)
#87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)
#87F Andrew Deal (Caney, KS)
#88 Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)
#88m Shane Stewart (Bixby, OK)
#91 Steven Russell (Springfield, IL)
#91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)
#92 Jordan Weaver (Woodward, OK)
#99 Blake Jenkins (Benton, AR)
#199 Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN)
#0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ONT)
#01 Stevie Smith (New Oxford, PA)
#1x Eddie Gallagher (Olive Branch, MS)
#3 AG Rains (West Memphis, AR)
#3n Nate Van Haaften (Otley, IA)
#4j Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)
#5T Bubba Lofton (Cordova, TN)
#6s Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA)
#7m Chance Morton (Coweta, OK)
#7s Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN)
#9p Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN)
#10h Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH)
#11w Joe Wood, Jr. (Oklahoma City, OK)
#12 Chris Parkinson (Gladstone, MO)
#14k Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO)
#14m Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)
#17t Dustin Gates (Haughton, LA)
#17w Harli White (Lindsay, OK)
#21b Brandon Hinkle (Cabot, AR)
#22 Jesse Baker (Grants, NM)
#26 Marshall Skinner (W. Memphis, AR)
#26m Fred Mattox (Drumright, OK)
#29 Travis Rilat (Forney, TX)
#31b Sheldon Haudenschild (Wooster, OH)
#31g Johnny Gardner (Benton, AR)
#33 Kris Miller (Woodward, OK)
#34bb Bill Balog (Fairbanks, AK)
#38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)
#40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)
#41x Jason Johnson (Eunice, LA)
#42 Andy McElhannon (Hernando, MS)
#45x Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, NM)
#55 Johnny Kent (Tulsa, OK)
#74e Claud Estes III (Godley, TX)
#77x Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)
#82 Dusty Zomer (Sioux Falls, SD)
#86 Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, OK)
#95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)
#X Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)
Entries for I-30 Speedway’s 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires may still be filed via the entry form at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2015STN.pdf or by calling the track office at 501-455-4567.
Fans can purchase advance tickets by calling 501-455-4567. Advance tickets are just $53 for all three nights of STN action or $64 for all four nights that also includes Wednesday night’s Third Annual Short Track Nationals Open.
The Pertinent Info:
The What: 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.
The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).
The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 29-31, 2015. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 31 with $2,000 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is November 4-7. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Third Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m.
The Entries: Entries are rolling in on a daily basis. Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2015STN.pdf or by calling the track at 501-455-4567. Entries submitted by October 19 are just $150 with entries after that at $250.
The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.
The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.
The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.
The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.
Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.
Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main. A Dash for the top six in passing points will set the first three rows of the feature with at least $1,100 (400, 225, 175, 125, 100, 75) to be distributed among those in the Dash.
The Past Winners: Christopher Bell (2014), Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.
The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 26, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $64 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $53 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.
Day of show prices are $16 on Wednesday, $21 on Thursday and Friday and $29 on Saturday.
Children’s tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $5 on Saturday.
To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pit passes are $30 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.
The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Eleventh Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 26. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to email@example.com.
For more information regarding the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.