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Short Track Nationals Week Qualifying Nights Revealed

by Lonnie Wheatley


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 20, 2014) Its Short Track Nationals week. A span of time that includes four nights of the worlds most intense racing action with more than $100,000 in cash distributed over the course of the prestigious event.

The racing action at Little Rocks I-30 Speedway gets under way with the Second Annual STN Open on Wednesday night with the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires officially getting under way with the first of two preliminary nights on Thursday.

The Thursday and Friday prelims will set the stage for Saturday nights card of events that includes the Saturday Night STN Showdowns along with C and B Mains before culminating with the $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN championship finale.

With 67 entries already in and numerous others expected before the green flag flies, the qualifying night assignments have been determined. The list of qualifying night assignments is as follows, with late entries assigned as needed.


#0m Jake Martens (Fairview, OK)

#01 Kevin Swindell (Germantown, TN)

#03 Joe Wood, Jr. (Oklahoma City, OK)

#1m Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK)

#3h Brandon Hanks Thursday (Burlison, TN)

#5 Eric Lutz (Sioux Falls, SD)

#7m Chance Morton (Coweta, OK)

#8 Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)

#9$ Kyle Clark (Tulsa, OK)

#10b Mitch Brown (Brantford, ONT)

#10m Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN)

#12d Dalton Davis (Rossville, TN)

#15h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

#15J Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)

#17 Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX)

#17g Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

#17T Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX)

#19 Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA)

#21 Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#21b Brian Brown (Grain Valley, MO)

#21T Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX)

#23 Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA)

#23m Lance Moss (Cherryville, NC)

#32b Taylor Tidmore (Hernando, MS)

#33h Mark Huddleston (Genoa, AR)

#43 Matthew Bauldwin (Little Rock, AR)

#49 Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH)

#74e Claud Estes (Godley, TX)

#87b Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY)

#87r Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

#88 Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

#91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

#94 Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

#99J Blake Jenkins (Alexander, AR)

#199 Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN)


#0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ONT)

#00 Dane Lorenc (Bowmansville, NY)

#2 A.J. Bruns (Lincoln, IL)

#3a A.G. Rains (West Memphis, AR)

#4J Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)

#5r Jerod Roller (Olive Branch, MS)

#8m Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)

#9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

#9p Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN)

#10g Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN)

#12w Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX)

#14k Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO)

#14m Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

#16 Anthony Nicholson Friday (Bartlett, TN)

#17b Ryan Bickett (Ramona, SD)

#17w Harli White (Lindsey, OK)

#18 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

#21bx Brandon Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#26m Marshall Skinner (West Memphis, AR)

#28 Jason Keith (Fredericktown, MO)

#31b Christopher Bell (Norman, OK)

#38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

#40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

#41 Jason Johnson (Eunice, LA)

#45x Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, NM)

#47 Eric Riggins, Jr. (Charlotte, NC)

#52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

#77x Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

#82z Dusty Zomer (Brandon, SD)

#95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

#99h Jerrod Hull (Sikeston, MO)

#X Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)

The pre-entry discount of $150 expired with entries filed or postmarked by October 14, with post-entries for the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires filed for $250 by calling the track at 501-455-4567 or at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th 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 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Fridays 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 nights 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 nights $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturdays 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 double 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.

Wednesdays Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesdays top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday nights STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesdays 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.

The Past Winners: 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 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Cant make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This years rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth 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 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th 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.

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