Story and photo by Rhonda Beck
A busy month of dirt racing has almost come to a close. A final weekend in May has competition ramping up again in the Carolinas. Two area races include The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series at Lake View Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 28, 2022 for Pop Hahn’s Military Appreciation Night in Nichols, SC and the Ultimate Super Late Model Series at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Sunday, May 29, 2022 for the Mike Butler Memorial.
And some of the drivers who participate in those regional series may still be recovering from the past weekend in Virginia, especially last Saturday night. They weren’t exactly rocked and tossed by a hurricane, but they experienced quite a weather event at Virginia Motor Speedway.
Instead of a Wild West rodeo, there was a Wild East storm in Jamaica, VA on May 21, 2022 for the King of the Commonwealth. When it was time for the main event, the race initially appeared to be halted due to impending weather in the area. Earlier in the evening, Clover, SC’s Ross Bailes had won one of the four heat races along with South Carolina drivers Zack Mitchell and Ben Watkins. Brandon Overton was the other heat race winner. Mitchell also was the night’s fast qualifier, registering a time of 18.368.
“We got a really good racecar. Like we were second-fastest hotlapping, but we were about a half a second off of Overton. We went in and I think we made one change, one little, small change. But I said, ‘I think we have a good baseline. I think we just go out there and cut us a good lap and we’ll be good–we’ll be in the hunt.’ Went out there and set fast time. I told my dad, ‘If we win our heat, it’ll put us in a really good spot for the feature,’” said Mitchell.
A tornado in the area, half the lights going out at the track, strong winds with the flagman holding tightly to his yellow caution flag up on the stand, and a TV and then partial audio broadcast going in and out, were all part of the night’s drama. Fans watching at home and trying to get updates through friends at the track and on social media weren’t quite sure what was going on at times.
Once the green flag dropped, Clover, SC’s Ross Bailes battled up front with leader Brandon Overton for the first 15 laps. Bailes grabbed the lead when Overton went up the track after encountering Dennis ‘Rambo’ Franklin in lap traffic. This resulted in left front nose damage and a flat tire for Overton.
Bailes described being in the car and waiting out there on the track earlier and then racing at the front of the field.
“Well, it was kind of wild. So they had us go out on the track because it looked like it was going to rain and then when we got on the track it started raining and then we had to roll in the track. About the time we were about to go green, the lights cut out. So that seemed like it took forever. But it probably took 30 or minutes or so to get the lights back on. The whole time we were riding around because it was sprinkling; they were trying to keep the track in shape. Then they finally got the lights going and we were able to take the green. And Brandon, he kinda got a five-or-six car lengths ahead of me, but he didn’t run away. Then we got into lapped traffic and the track was kind of one-lane and I was able to catch him. We went into turn one and he went high and I went low and Rambo was kind of in the middle. They made contact and I was able to squeeze by both of them,” said Bailes.
After a couple of cautions and more rain, the race was halted again after 23 laps.
“We pulled off the track and they have a little pit road on the front straightaway, and we sat there for about an hour. Nobody really knew what they were going to do and the whole time it was raining. They finally decided to call it. That’s the reason, because we didn’t make it to halfway. But we had ran so many laps around trying to get the track rolled in, they kind of cut it off based on that,” said Bailes.
Mitchell thought he might have made gains, had the race continued.
“I actually spun the tires pretty good on the start and fell back to fourth. I kinda rode there for a while and then I got around Ben on a restart. And then Brandon fell out. We run probably ten or twelve laps and I felt like I was holding my own with Ross. I wasn’t really catching him, but I wasn’t really losing any ground. I think it would have been a really good race there if we could have run the whole race. But, of course, the rain came and it just kept raining and raining and raining,” said Mitchell.
Fellow competitor Jensen Ford, who had won at Natural Bridge Speedway the night before, said that he had never been in quite such a weather situation like the one he encountered on Saturday night.
“Dang, the wind was crazy. Apparently, they had a tornado touch down like a mile-and-a-half away from the racetrack. So while we were out riding around where they were trying to make us keep the racetrack good, the wind was blowing so hard it was trying to blow the racecars over,” said Ford. “It was crazy. I’ve never experienced that in a racecar before, the wind blowing you like that. It was wild for sure.”
Bailes had also heard about the possible tornado.
“Yeah, that’s what they were saying, and the wind was blowing really, really hard. Like it was kind of shaking the cars when we were sitting on the front stretch. It was wild, that’s for sure,” said Bailes.
The drivers knew that those running the show had to make the best call. Many have competed with the Ultimate Super Late Model Series for many years and respect the way Kelley Carleton and the other officials run the shows. Mitchell wished they could have continued the race but agreed with the call.
“I feel like it would have been a really good race. Mother Nature obviously had something else planned and like I said, it rained on us,” said Mitchell. “I think we sit in the pits for 30 minutes or 45 waiting on it to quit raining and that way we could get the track going. And it never did. Even after we got loaded up and headed down the road it was still raining on us. They were kinda forced to make the decision they did; I’m sure there’s probably a lot of people that were upset with the decision they made and there’s probably a lot of people that were glad with the decision they made. I think they made a pretty decent decision for the circumstances they were under.”
Bailes was declared the winner and took home the $20,000 check. The other drivers received payouts for their respective finishes and for participating in the event.
“They’ve got a good series and they go to some really good racetracks. As far as the decision they made, I don’t think the track promoter wanted to run the next day on Sunday. I mean, they were really pushed back in a corner, I guess you could say. You couldn’t afford to leave and have to come all the way back up there because a lot of us—I’d say probably 75% of us—had a five-to-seven hour ride. And with diesel fuel as much as it is, it just made the most sense. I mean we were seven laps away from halfway. We’d run our motors for 25 laps, we pretty much burned up our tires, burned up three tires or at least two tires. Burned up fuel—racing fuel. And, like I said, diesel fuel and all. I really think that was the logical decision to let everyone leave there with a little bit of money,” said Mitchell.
Although he doesn’t race with the Ultimate Series on a regular basiis Bailes does so occasionally. As far as plans for the Memorial Day weekend, Bailes said he’ll be at Cherokee Speedway on Sunday, May 29th for The Mike Butler Memorial.
“Saturday’s my son’s birthday. Sunday’s actually his birthday, but we’re doing his birthday party on Saturday, so I won’t be able to race on Saturday,” said Bailes. “I enjoy racing with them when we can. They’ve got a good points fund going. It just didn’t work in our schedule to be able run for the points but someone’s gonna win a lot of money with that points fund.”
Bailes summed up some of his other racing the past month, like at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
“The first night we set fast time in our group and we ran fourth; we had a good run. The last two nights, I don’t know. For some reason we just didn’t have the speed that we had the first night and kind of struggled a little bit. You know, I felt like we were pretty decent at Virginia so we’ll see how it goes this weekend and go from there,” said Bailes.
The Eldora Million is still on Bailes’ schedule and he will consider racing at North Wilkesboro in the fall.
“As long as it pays pretty good, we’re going. Because that probably would be one of Billy’s closest tracks. So we already got that kind of marked on the schedule,” said Bailes.
Despite the weather, Mitchell liked racing in Virginia.
“That was my second trip to Natural Bridge. Actually, the time before we also run fourth. I had a really good racecar the night before. I just would miss it a little bit and I think we had a tire going down there about halfway maybe. But Virginia Motor, we’ve probably been there four or five times or so. Love the racetrack; love going up there. Awesome facility. Probably one of the better racetracks we get to go to,” said Mitchell.
Michell, who currently is the points leader for the Ultimate Series over Anthony Sanders and Corey Gordon, was deciding where to race at next.
“We were just discussing the next couple weeks with my dad and Tim and a couple of crew members and my fiancée about our plans. We’re hoping to be able to go to Lavonia Friday for the Ray Cook race. I don’t know if the weather’s going to cooperate. We’ll definitely be at Gaffney, not sure about Lakeview. It’s Memorial Weekend for us but definitely, of course, Gaffney and if possible Lavonia,” said Mitchell.
As far as the Eldora Million, things need to come together for Mitchell and his crew to attend that event.
“We were actually just talking about it. I’m not really 100% sure yet. We have a lot going on, I guess you could say. My dad’s working and I’m working and all my crew members are working. Hopefully it can work out to where we can go but the first thing, honestly, is to get tires. With the tire shortage and all–make sure we can get tires. The only way I would want to go is if we had all the crew members and were fully prepared with tires and fully stocked up,”said Mitchell who also sees North Wilkesboro as a possibility in October. “We definitely have a star beside it. We always make a joke that that’s a long way away for us because it seems like we always try to schedule racing from week to week depending on where we’re going. But I’d love to be able to go up there, be a part of that.”
Ultimate Super Late Model Series Results: Virginia Motor Speedway May 21, 2022: 1. Ross Bailes 2. Zack Mitchell 3. Ben Watkins 4. Kenny Moreland 5. Dale Hollidge 6. Kyle Hardy 7. Trever Feathers 8. Walker Arthur 9. Carson Ferguson 10. Cla Knight 11. Jason Covert 12. Corey Gordon 13. Jensen Ford 14. Michael Brown 15. Jamie Lathroum 16. Trevor Collins 17. Garrett Smith 18. Jeff Smith 19. Brandon Overton 20. Anthony Sanders 21. Logan Roberson 22. Doug Sanders 23. Dennis Franklin 24. Brian Ledbetter 25. Tyler Emory
Jensen Ford Gets First Ultimate Super Late Model Series Win at Natural Bridge Speedway After Good Showing in Charlotte.
The weekend in Virginia for The Ultimate Super Late Model Series first started at Natural Bridge Speedway in Natural Bridge, Va. on Friday, May 20, 2022. An exciting race to the finish had Johnson City, TN’s Jensen Ford edging out Brandon Overton to take the checkered flag for his first Ultimate Super Late Model Series win. Ford led the entire 30 laps, changing his line on the track and managing lap traffic along the way to fend off surges from Overton.
“We qualified on the pole. It was the first time at the Natural Bridge, and I knew qualifying up front was gonna be huge. But lap traffic was hard to get through. First few cars was pretty easy–about four cars–but we got to the big pack there and they were all racing. And just couldn’t hardly get around them there. I knew Brandon and them were getting closer and I kinda burnt my tires up a little bit trying to race through the lap traffic. On that restart, I couldn’t go as hard as what Brandon was going and he was trying to make the outside work. And he just about did. If he’d probably turned under me going down the back straightaway, he’d probably of won the race. But where he was outside of me I kinda knew he was screwed when we got to turn three and he got up in the loose stuff,” said Ford.
Ford liked the track’s configuration.
“It was very technical the way you had to drive the place. I think their pond where they get their water to water the racetrack was very low, so they wasn’t able to get as much water on it as they wanted to. It kinda made it harder to race on. But all in all, I thought it was a good track,” said Ford.
The next night was also Ford’s first time in a super late model at Virginia Motor Speedway.
“We’ve run the crate car there a few times. We qualified good. I just screwed up in the heat race ‘cause we started on the pole in the fourth heat. Just overdrove the car. I think we were third fast time overall. But man, it was driver error in the heat race that put us back,” said Ford.
Ford has a lot of regard for the way regional series like the Ultimate Super Late Models have been run and has known Series Director Kelley Carleton over the years.
“I’ve known Kelley for a long time. Back in his Southern All Star days. I wasn’t racing; I was a little kid running around. But Kelley’s always been very professional, always run the series well. I have nothing but good things to say about them. They’re a top-notch bunch and I enjoy racing with them when I can,” said Ford.
Ford also has gotten to know many talented racers in the regional series, like Zack Mitchell, who finished fourth on Friday and second on Saturday. Mitchell got to know Ford when he drove David Smith’s car crate racing and running the TNT cars. Ford enjoys the competition.
“I’ve known Zack for a long time. He started close to the same time that I did, maybe a year or two after I did and we raced crates together for a while. He ended up moving up into the super stuff before I got a chance to. I like Zack. He’s a hell of a racer; a clean racer,” said Ford.
As far as the end of May, Ford has a couple of races on his radar.
“We’re probably going to go to Boyd’s on Saturday. There’s a possibility we might go to Cherokee and run with the Ultimates on Sunday. But we’re for sure going Monday to 411. They’ve got the Scott Sexton Memorial race. Me and Scott were always close. I helped him for several years and so I have to go run his memorial race. That’s always a definite for me every year,” said Ford.
Overall, Ford has had a pretty good month of racing with the win, a 13th at Virginia Motor Speedway and a good showing at The Colossal 100 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. He made all three main events finishing 10th, 17th and 23rd and talked about it there a couple of weeks ago.
“We came here in a crate car one time and we didn’t make the race. So this is basically my first time here. We’re having pretty good success. Making these races is a huge deal for us. We ran 10th the first night and then we fell out Thursday night. But it was one of those things where the benefit of trying to keep racing versus if you stop we save tires. It was greater to pull in then it was to keep running. We tried to save some stuff. Tires are so hard to get right now, anyways,” said Ford.
Ford has run tracks closer to his home like at Wythe Raceway, Volunteer Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway but is doing a little more traveling as well.
“Wythe is about an hour from us and then Bull’s Gap also is about an hour from us. Since we’ve been doing the super stuff, we’ve been doing a little bit of regional. Go up into Kentucky and Georgia and doing that kind of stuff,” said Ford.
Of course, Bristol is in Ford’s backyard and he has run there with the XR Super Series as well with them at Charlotte.
“We actually run real well at Bristol last year. This year, we had a lot of speed at Bristol, but we got in a crash on the first night up there and destroyed our racecar. We lost the car and hurt two motors, so it wasn’t too good for us. We’re a small team so funding is not very well for us. So yeah, it was a big hurt for us and we’re just now getting back on our feet a little bit,” said Ford.
After the weekend in Virginia, Ford addressed the next month of racing, including a trip to the Eldora Million.
“I think we’re going to try to make that happen no matter what. That’s a race that we gotta do. We got approved to take our merchandise trailer up there. So no matter what, we’re gonna get there somehow,” said Ford. “We might do the Ray Cook deal in the summer. We’re just gonna hit and miss. And fuel prices kinda determine what we’re gonna do,” said Ford.
Ford may also be at North Wilkesboro Speedway on the dirt in October after the pavement is ripped off.
“We’re discussing on trying to get where we can get over there and run that. That’s neat that they’re gonna do that cause it’ll definitely be a once in a lifetime experience for sure. Because once the asphalt goes back on, I’d say that won’t happen again. We probably won’t get over for the first part of the races that they’re doing, but maybe the racing towards the end. I think it’ll actually be the XR deal and I think we might try to get over for that.”
Ultimate Super Late Model Series Results: Natural Bridge Speedway, May 20, 2022: 1. Jensen Ford @. Brandon Overton 3. Logan Roberson 4. Zack Mitchell 5. Jason Covert 6. Garrett Smith 7. Walker Arthur 8. Tyler Emory 9. Doug Sanders 10. Anthony Sanders 11. Corey Gordon 12. Dennis Franklin 13. Jamie Lathroum 14. Samuel Bryant 15. Brandon O’Neil 16. Bryan Ledbetter 17. Jeff Smith 18. Josh Richeson 19. Michael Brown.
More Notes From The Colossal 100 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte May 11-14, 2022
Two weeks ago, The Colossal 100 was back at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Large car counts made it an exciting event, despite a rainout on Friday. Saturday’s final race saw Gaffney, SC’s Chris Madden winning the main event with Jonathan Davenport finishing second and Mount Holly, NC’s Chris Ferguson nabbing third. In the Mid-East 604 competition, Dillon Brown won the race, Jeremy Steele finished second and Ethan Wilson was third (More detail on the 602 and 604 drivers coming soon at Speedwayreport.com)
Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Event Manager Eric Singhaus was glad to have the Colossal 100 return to the track.
“Thanks to our partners at Race XR, it’s been really nice to have The Colossal 100 back. It’s been 13 years since The Colossal 100 was contested on these grounds. And ever since I started working here, that Colossal 100 was always kind of a mystery to me, because it was long before my time. The more I read about it, the more pictures I seen of it, I just wanted it to come back that much more. And just thankful to them that it’s finally here and it’s happening and in a four-day time span,” said Singhaus.
Singhaus said that it was amazing to see the car counts all across the country for late models recently. Racers like GR Smith, who was featured on the first Colossal 100 poster along with the 2002 winner Scott Bloomquist, were in the house at Charlotte for another go at the event.
“This week out in Illinois and even in Charlotte, it’s trending in the 50s for car counts, so that’s really refreshing to see for the sport of dirt late model racing. And to your point about GR saying he was on a poster, I was thinking on Wednesday night when Scott (Bloomquist) was leading that feature, the first picture I ever seen of The Colossal was Scott wearing the knight helmet and the sword. That’s what I remember about the Colossal. And thought if he could pull this off, that’d be cool to see this many years later and him still on that stage with that helmet on. It means a lot to have it back,” said Singhaus.
Bloomquist finished second to Chris Madden on Wednesday and Singhaus noted how well many of the local and regional racers from the area had been doing.
“A lot from the area that I was surprised about. Jeff Smith. Jeff had a heck of a run the other night–qualified really well. It’s really refreshing to see these guys from the Carolinas come out to pretty much their home track here at Charlotte and show the big boys what the Carolinas have to offer,” said Singhaus.
During the week some pioneers in the sport came out to the track as well, like National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Freddy Smith. The King’s Mountain, NC racer was there at his son’s hauler on Saturday after Jeff Smith had brought home a ninth-place finish on Thursday.
“We was all tickled to death about it. I never got to come over here. Just today is the only time I’ve been here. I really appreciate him running as good as he did. He done a good job,” said Freddy Smith.
Smith has enjoyed catching up with other drivers at the races this year, like Dale McDowell.
“Saw Dale down there in Florida with All-Tech. That’s the only one I’ve been to all year,” said Smith who has enjoyed racing all over the place during his career.
“I liked all of them. I mean if I picked–I used to say Bull’s Gap was my favorite. I don’t know now. I just love to go racing,” said Smith.
Billy Hicks was another veteran racer at Charlotte for The Colossal 100. Hicks and his son Billy L.B. Hicks have Ross Bailes racing for them. Bailes started off the year winning the Drydene Xtreme Winter Series points championship, placed 4th in Wednesday’s race at The Dirt Track and more recently won the King of the Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway.
“We had a pretty good setup on the car and Ross was really up on it,” said Hick’s about Bailes’ fourth-place run at Charlotte. “We really are trying to hit some of these big shows and make it count when we can.”
Hicks, like Freddy Smith, is also a former winner of the Shrine 100 at Carolina Speedway. The Speedway will host the 50th anniversary of the race this year on August 12, 2022.
“The Shriner’s race– it was an honor to win it and all the money that they take up, you know that it’s doing some good,” said Hicks, who has raced against the best in the business. “When I drove for Rumley, I got ‘em all covered, pretty much. Duvall and everybody. And I met got a lot of good friends. And a lot of good friends and team owners, like I am now, are still into racing some way and I still get to see ‘em.”
Several other area drivers had success at Charlotte, especially Mount Holly’s Chris Ferguson, who ended up on the podium on Saturday with a third-place finish behind Chris Madden and Jonathan Davenport.
“Would have loved to have got the win there. But we’re on the same straightaway as them. We could see the leaders and just needed a few little adjustments and we could have been right there for a win. A fifth, sixth, and a third—can’t complain about it. One day I’ll get a big one here at Charlotte. But we’re getting closer and closer every year,” said Ferguson.
Ferguson also noted the strength of other area racers.
“Like Jeff Smith the other night. That was awesome, watching him in the B-Main there too. And that just goes to show that the competition here, they’re some of the best and when they come to a track like this, even though we’re on the level playing field, they still get it done. Brett Hamm done a great job tonight. Carson (Ferguson) made all three shows. Just tickled to death for all them and proud of the area for sure,” said Ferguson.
Ferguson continues to compete in the XR Super Series and appreciates their continued development to help drivers and others in the sport of dirt racing.
“They’re doing a good job taking care of the drivers. I’m tickled to death with the payout and they restructured the purse for the next series race so it’s gonna be even better for the top, I think, 4-10th. So happy to be a part of this series for sure,” said Ferguson.
Three others who had decent runs at Charlotte included Anthony Sanders, Michael Brown and Brett Hamm.
“It was pretty good. I think I’ve come over here about nine or ten years trying to make the World Finals and stuff like that. Been close a few times but I finally made it into the show the other night through the heat race. That was pretty cool. Wasn’t too good in the main; we definitely tightened up too much. The first time in, didn’t know what to expect. We was just happy to make the race over here,” said Sanders.
Sanders, who finished 20th on Thursday, has seen the success of a lot racers that he has competed with on a regular basis.
“The first night, a lot of the local guys kind of struggled and they didn’t really make the race. And then Thursday night about everybody from around the North/South Carolina area made the race. So that’s pretty cool,” said Sanders.
Sanders continues to follow The Ultimate Super Late Model Series and is in second place in the points standings behind Zack Mitchell.
Michael Brown finished 10th on May 12th at Charlotte and talked about the race as well as the start to his year after winning the World of Outlaws race in March at Cherokee Speedway.
“Everything’s been going pretty good. Yeah, we just didn’t have any cautions. Was the biggest thing that hurt us and didn’t really have a chance for it to bunch us back up to be able to do much passing there. Whatever you’ve got on the start is pretty much what it is once we all got spread out,” said Brown. “I was proud of my performance. Anytime you can get a top ten with 50 cars here. We was talkin’ a while ago–there’s 40 of us that can win at any given moment. Anytime you can run top ten or even make a race that’s a good deal.”
Brett Hamm, from Newberry, SC and the 2019 and 2020 Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series Champion, had a good showing on Saturday, finishing 16th in the main event.
“I’ve always liked racing at The Dirt Track. That’s the first time I’ve ever raced a super late model there; I raced a crate car a handful of times there for myself and driving for Wesley Page on and off. I really enjoy the track. It’s a little different than what we normally race on around here. The facility’s obviously very nice; top-notch. And with the kind of money they were paying last week, it brings out usually the best of the best as far as competitors. So it’s always fun to go race those types of events when we can, especially when they’re right in our backyard,” said Hamm.
Although he doesn’t race as often as some of the big teams, Hamm always is a strong competitor.
“Obviously not all of us can travel nationally and we, like a lot of people, have businesses and stuff we have to attend to. It makes it hard to travel, so that’s why we race regionally. Not that we don’t feel like we would be competitive nationally, ‘cause I feel like we can. But yeah, I think I speak for a lot of us in this area–we have some really good drivers and cars that can go and compete anywhere. I think you see it when you have national races in this region. This region really performs well. I wouldn’t say I expected to perform well, but I didn’t expect to go and get blown off the racetrack either. So we expect to go and be competitive anywhere we go. Like I said, Charlotte is regional for us but it’s not necessarily somewhere we race at a whole lot ‘cause every race at Charlotte is a national race. There’s no regional shows at Charlotte. But like I say, our Southeast region is one of the toughest in the country, for sure,” said Hamm.
Hamm has also seen the progression of many drivers from crate racing to the super late model ranks, like fellow driver Trent Ivey of Union, SC.
“We raced crate before we went super late model racing with some limited stuff in the past. And the crate racing in our region is tough and I think that’s what makes some of our super racers; they’ve all kind of graduated from that crate rank. They hit the ground right running with supers. Trent’s a primary example of that. Come out of the crates and won a bunch of stuff in crates and pretty much hit the ground running in supers and won right out of the box the years he’s been racing supers. So these guys are tough,” said Hamm.
Hamm will see how the rest of the season shakes out including possibly racing at The Eldora Million.
“The Eldora thing’s kind of a bucket list trip for me. I know that’s kind of the same old same old for some of these racers. I’ve been there to help or watch. I’ve never been there to race. I said at the beginning of this year that was one of those things I really wanted to do. But it’s all a balance between workload and life outside of racing–and money. Right now we’re looking at what this fuel costs and tires cost are gonna be and it’s getting to be pretty extreme. And we’re a small team. And a small budget goes with that. We gotta look at the Xs and Os of it. And really gotta think if it’s a great idea for the rest of our season to go to an event like that. If you make the race or you do great, it’s great. But if things don’t go your way, which is a very high probability at a place like that, then you could set yourself back months in your regional racing. We were on the fence about going to Charlotte. Didn’t go all week. Were loosely planning to go Friday and Saturday. Saturday we were kinda like, ‘What the heck, we’re gonna go on and see what happens. The weather looks like it might hold out.’ So we went and it was a good trip. But yeah, the Eldora Million’s one thing we want to do, but we’re still sitting on the fence with that,” said Hamm.
The Colossal 100 Results: Saturday, May 14, 2022: XR Super Series: 1. Chris Madden 2. Jonathan Davenport 3. Chris Ferguson 4. Brandon Overton 5. Max Blair 6. Shane Clanton 7. Kyle Strickler 8. Jimmy Owens 9. Trent Ivey 10. Kyle Bronson 11. Ben Watkins 12. Carson Ferguson 13. Ricky Weiss 14. Zack Dohm 15. Scott Bloomquist 16. Brett Hamm 17. Jensen Ford 18. Tim McCreadie 19. Joseph Joiner 20. Ross Bailes 21. Cla Knight 22. Derrick Ramey 23. Dale McDowell 24. Jeff Smith; Mid-East 604’s: 1. Dillon Brown 2. Jeremy Steele 3. Ethan Wilson 4. Jamison McBride 5. Matt Long 6. Bryan Mullis 7. Stephen Pedulla 8. Corey Almond 9. Richard Kuiken, Jr. 10. Chuck Bowie 11. Layton Sullivan 12. Justin Hudspeth 13. Chub Gunter 14. Talor Wood 15. Matt Altiers 16. Jason Garver 17. Colby Quick 18. Jacob Brown 19. Joey Washburn 20. Timmie Harrelson 21. Ray Love 22. Dale Moore 23. Benji Hicks 24. Jeffrey Johnson.