Bill Waite Jr. Memorial
35 IRA/MOWA cars
31 IRA WingLESS cars
Kerry Madsen (30th car out to time) set quick time on a super-slick 3/8-mile track at 12.904 seconds. Terry McCarl (4th car out) was second quick, followed by Parker Price-Miller (32nd), Scotty Thiel (6th), Mike Terry Jr. (7th), Jim Moughan Jr. (3rd), Gio Scelzi (24th), Bill Balog (35th), Paul Nienhiser (2nd) and Jake Blackhurst (12th). Cory Bruns had motor issues and scratched for the night.
Heat one (started): 1. Nienhiser 9 (2) 2. Joe B. Miller 51B (1) 3. Madsen 2m (4) 4. Chris Urish 77u (5) 5. Terry Jr. 85 (3) / 6. Scott Neitzel 2w (6) 7. Joey Moughan 29 (7) 8. Scott Uttech 7 (8) 9. Jim Fifield 14x (9)
10 laps was the distance, top five transferred to the feature. Terry was tapped from behind at the start, sending him to the tail. Nienhiser led Miller and Madsen for the distance. Terry was the show, however, coming from the tail. Easing around the top side along the wall, he was able to shoot by Neitzel with two to go to grab the final transfer.
Heat two (started): 1. McCarl 24 (4) 2. Jeremy Schultz 5J (7) 3. Jason Keith 15m (6) 4. Ben Schmidt 73 (5) 5. Jim Moughan 1m (3) / 6. Blackhurst 25 (2) 7. Ryan Jamison 51J (9) 8. Patrick Haynes 5H (8) 9. Jordan Goldesberry 65 (1)
Blackhurst led Goldesberry and McCarl early. A three-way battle between Schultz, Moughan and Keith ensued as they went three-wide on more than one occasion. Keith was able to edge Moughan for the final transfer at the halfway point. With seven laps down, Haynes was being lapped when he spun. That collected Blackhurst and Goldesberry, who headed off on the hook. McCarl assumed the lead ahead of Schultz, Ketih, Schmidt and Moughan, and that’s how they finished.
Heat three (started): 1. Tony Stewart 14 (2) 2. Scelzi 71 (3) 3. Price-Miller 71P (4) 4. Max McGhee 11 (6) 5. Kris Spitz 4K (1) / 6. Terry Babb 88 (8) 7. Wayne Modjeski 14AJ (7) 8. Jacob Patton 79J (5) DNS – Cory Bruns 44
Stewart led the distance. After a lap, Patton was pinched into the wall and flipped. The top four cars were Indiana based.
Heat four (started): 1. Mike Reinke 02 (1) 2. Balog 17B (3) 3. Brandon Wimmer 7TW (2) 4. Thiel 64 (4) 5. Jeremy Standridge 10s (7) / 6. Brinton Marvel 21 (5) 7. Russel Borland 23 (6) 8. Hunter Custer 29 (8)
Reinke led Jeremy Standridge who railed the bottom from row four to second on the first lap, and Balog. Balog would move into second on lap two. Wimmer, in his retro-looking #7TW supplied by Hartnell Racing, would take third on the fourth lap, and Thiel would take fourth coming for the white flag.