The temperature is in the low 80s with a slight breeze. It's fairly humid and the sun keeps breaking through the clouds.
Teams are starting to fill the pits in the infield. The drivers meeting is set for 5:15 p.m.
FORMAT: There are 33 sprint cars here. Each will get two qualifying laps, which will determine the starting lineup for the four, eight-lap heat races. The heats are inverted by four (meaning the fast qualifier starts fourth in the first heat, the second fastest starts fourth in the second heat, etc.) and the top-five finishers advance to the 30-lap feature.
The top two in each heat plus the next two fastest drivers in qualifying who advance to the feature (but don't finish in the top two in the heats) will compete in a six-lap dash.
The drivers who don't advance to the feature will compete in a 12-lap Last Chance Showdown, which transfers the top four to the feature.
David Gravel was the fastest in qualifying with a lap of 13.228 seconds, which was three-thousandths quicker than Chad Kemenah. Steve Kinser (13.277 seconds), Daryn Pittman (13.288) and Jac Haudenschild (13.291) completed the top five. The top 20 drivers were separated by less than three-tenths of a second.
Here are the lineups for the eight-lap heats:
HEAT #1: 1, Trey Starks. 2, Dale Blaney. 3, Jac Haudenschild. 4, David Gravel. 5, Tony Stewart. 6, Paul McMahan. 7, Bryan Sebetto. 8, Ryan Myers. 9, Jim Nier.
HEAT #2: 1, Craig Dollansky. 2, Joey Saldana. 3, Donny Schatz. 4, Chad Kemenah. 5, Jason Sides. 6, Sheldon Haudenschild. 7, Bill Rose. 8, Lucas Wolfe.
HEAT #3: 1, Stevie Smith. 2, Kerry Madsen. 3, Cody Darrah. 4, Steve Kinser. 5, Cap Henry. 6, Randy Hannagan. 7, Brian Paulus. 8, Todd King.
HEAT #4: 1, Sammy Swindell. 2, Tim Shaffer. 3, Greg Wilson. 4, Daryn Pittman. 5, Kraig Kinser. 6, Danny Holtgraver. 7, Austen Wheatley. 8, Dustin Daggett.
The top five advance to the feature and the top two to the dash.
h1: Dale Blaney led all eight laps to win the first heat race. Here are the drivers who earned a transfer:
HEAT #1: 1, Dale Blaney. 2, Jac Haudenschild. 3, Trey Starks. 4, David Gravel. 5, Tony Stewart.
heat 2 Results:
Craig Dollansky held off Joey Saldana to claim the second heat race. Here are the five transfers:1, Craig Dollansky. 2, Joey Saldana. 3, Donny Schatz. 4, Jason Sides. 5, Chad Kemenah.
HEAT #3: Kerry Madsen led all eight laps to win the third heat race and Steve Kinser won a spirited battle with Stevie Smith for the second spot to advance to the dash. Here are the five transfers:
1, Kerry Madsen. 2, Steve Kinser. 3, Stevie Smith. 4, Cody Darrah. 5, Cap Henry.
HEAT #4: Sammy Swindell claimed the fourth-and-final heat with Tim Shaffer finishing second. Here are the five transfers:
1, Sammy Swindell. 2, Tim Shaffer. 3, Daryn Pittman. 4, Greg Wilson. 5, Danny Holtgraver.
The dash inversion draw was a "4", meaning fast qualifier David Gravel starts on the outside of the second row. Here is the dash lineup:
DASH: 1, Jac Haudenschild. 2, Steve Kinser. 3, Chad Kemenah. 4, David Gravel. 5, Dale Blaney. 6, Joey Saldana. 7, Kerry Madsen. 8, Tim Shaffer. 9, Craig Dollansky. 10, Sammy Swindell.
FEATURE: 1, Jac Haudenschild. 2, Steve Kinser. 3, David Gravel. 4, Chad Kemenah. 5, Joey Saldana. 6, Dale Blaney. 7, Tim Shaffer. 8, Sammy Swindell. 9, Craig Dollansky. 10, Kerry Madsen. 11, Daryn Pittman. 12, Donny Schatz. 13, Cody Darrah. 14, Greg Wilson. 15, Trey Starks. 16, Stevie Smith. 17, Tony Stewart. 18, Jason Sides. 19, Cap Henry. 20, Kraig Kinser. 21, Paul McMahan. 22, Randy Hannagan. 23, Danny Holtgraver. 24, Bryan Sebetto.
A Main Line Up: 5-11, 89G-63,9-2, 83-1, 7-29, 27-15, 4-W20, 55-19, 14-7S, 54-11K, 45-1X, D4-24H
Caution on lap 17 for Stevie Smith, who brought out a red flag when he flipped in turn two. It appeared that Smith jumped the cushion and caught the wall. He is ok.
Jac Haudenschild had nearly a straightaway lead on Steve Kinser as the drivers were in a thick traffic. Dale Blaney is third with Chad Kemenah, David Gravel, Sammy Swindell, Tim Shaffer, Kerry Madsen, Donny Schatz and Joey Saldana rounding out the top 10, respectively.
World of Outlaws A-Main Finish Top 10 - Unofficial 1. Chad Kemenah 6. Sammy Swindell 2. Donny Schatz 7. Tony Stewart 3. Steve Kinser 8. Joey Saldana 4. Cody Darrah 9. Jason Sides 5. Daryn Pittman 10. Cap Henry