Hot laps were treacherous as Broc Martin and then T.J. Michaels flipped and destroyed their cars. The track was heavy and tacky in the turns and sometimes a right rear would grab too much and over they went…or the cars would hop and bounce through the turn. However, many navigated the turns with no problems, smooth and safe. Martin’s flip was especially violent as he got airborne and flew over the turn 2 banking and into the big tires that line the backstretch and pit entrance. Martin landed on the nose of his car and ended up wedged vertically in the tires that way, nose down, tail tank up. Both drivers were okay but they were done for the night.
Aaron Reutzel was the fastest timer and then the 410 heats were to run. The track crew had run in the turns a little more and the surface was smooth and tacky. The heats were 8 laps and would take the top 5 to the feature. The top 2 finishers would be in a dash draw. The heat 1 finish was Trey Jacobs, Dean Jacobs, Danny Mumaw, Lee Jacobs, and Jac Haudenschild. The 2nd heat finish was Cale Thomas, Henry Malcuit, Sammy Swindell, Marcus Dumesny, Cale Conley.
The heat 3 finish was Cole Macedo, Aaron Reutzel, Spencer Bayston, Andrew Palker, and R J Jacobs and the fast lane was up around the guardrails. The heat 4 finish was Cap Henry, Greg Wilson, Gio Scelzi, Tim Shaffer, and Cody Bova.
The dash finish was Cap Henry, Henry Malcuit, Cale Thomas, Aaron Reutzel, Cole Macedo, Dean Jacobs, Greg Wilson, Trey Jacobs, so this was the feature lineup for the 40 lapper coming up. With Henry on the pole, I thought that he was in a great position to win his 2nd straight Jacobs race. Cap runs well here and I put my money on him to win.