With temperatures in the mid 90's in mid-October, night two of the 36th Annual Spooker at Tri-State Speedway got underway at 7:45 PM after hot laps took a little longer than normal and some last minute track prep was undertaken to try and battle the second consecutive day of 90+ degree temps.
After the invocation and National Anthem, heat racing for the 151 cars on hand got underway. Night two was round one qualifying for all six classes, with the top eight in passing points from the Super Stocks, Sport Mods, IMCA Mods and TSS Mods and the top ten in pasing points the Pure Stocks and IMCA Stocks locking into their respective A features.
In the Pure Stocks, the top ten were: Bobby Ward (33), Jessie Johnson (2), Wesley Bourne (5), Jesse Garner (2), Kyle McAllister (11K), Jack Kirby (7K), Dale Richardson 9Z28), Bobby Hunter (77B), Ethan Hunter (1/4) and Kendall Hasty (77H).
In the IMCA Stock Cars, the top ten were: Andrew Bohanan (33R), Dale Richardson (327), Mike Wiseman (DT1), Kyle Slader (18), Joshua Vaughn (77V), Kyle Stevens (25), Justin Johnson (55), Devon Johnson (2D), Cecil Hayes (11H) and Shannon Cox (75).
In the Sport Mods, the top eight were: Chris Hawkins (1XX), Steve Holzkamper (5), William Gould (60), Kayden Menasco (49), Kyle Slader (19), Cody Rongey (71), Logan Ellis (118) and Steve Muilenburg (33).
In the IMCA Modifieds, the top eight were: Dalton Clay (5*), Tate Cole (89), Van Gemmill (21), Johnny Bone, Jr. (12), Shannon Reheard (72), William Gould (60), Jake Davis (7) and Nick Lawrence (99).
In the Super Stocks, the top eight were: Cody Jones (92J), Brandon Henry (39), Heath Weston (64W), Tyler Chambers (XXX), Dylan Davlin (26D), Billy Wheeler (10-4), Jom Philpot (25) and Kyle Slader (19S).
In the TSS Modifieds, the top eight were: Chad Wheeler (89), Tyler Wolfe (4W), Andy Milliken (6M), Mitch Keeter (52), Brian Williams (26), Jeremy Vaughn (8V), Steve Muilenburg (33) and Kyle Ledford (75).
The remaining Pure Stocks and IMCA Stock Cars will run their qualifying B features on Friday night and will be lined up by their passing points from tonight. The top 12 cars will fall in behind the locked in ten cars from tonight. A last chance qualifier (LCQ) will be ran with the top two cars advancing to the back of the A main. The top ten cars from tonight, in these two classes, will redraw for their A main starting spots.
The remaining Sport Mods, IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks and TSS Modifieds will redraw for heats on Friday night and repeat Thursday night's activbities with the top eight cars in passing points once again moving forward into Saturday night's A main in spots 9-16, The remaining eight spots will be made up of the top six from qualifying B features and two from the last chance qualifier (LCQ) on Saturday night rounding out the 24 car A main. As with the Friday night A mains, the top ten locked in cars in each of these classes will redraw for their A main starting positions.
In addition to all of that racing, Friday night will also feature a full late model show with heats and features.
Pit gates officially open at 4 PM on Friday with the grandstands opening at 5 PM. Racing is scheduled to start at 7 PM. Pit passes will be $35 and $20, while the grandstands will be $15, $13 and $8.
While you are here Friday night, don't forget to get your limited edition 36th Annual Spooker shirts or hoodies. Some sizes and colors have already sold out. Also. be sure to get your advance tickets for the awards banquet, which is open to the public, in November for only $20 and be sure to stop by the RU Racing late model simulator to get your chance at winning $100 cold hard cash for the adult and $50 for the kid that can turn the fastest lap!
We will see YOU Friday night!