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Hafertepe Jr. Sets Quick Time During Kellogg’s Qualifying Night

Qualifying for Saturday night’s event shifts to Friday’s program

CONCORD, N.C. — November 3, 2011 — After crisscrossing the country on one of the most grueling schedules in racing, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series began their final weekend of racing in the fifth annual Lowes Foods World Finals presented by Tom’s Snacks, Coca-Cola and Nature’s Own. Before they could find out who would be taking the final checkered flags of the season, 55 drivers and teams had to time in for Friday and Saturday night’s event in the Kellogg’s Qualifying Night. When the dust settled, it was Sam Hafertepe Jr. timing in quickest for Friday night’s event.

“This was probably the best car I have ever had here,” said Hafertepe Jr., a Sunnyvale, Tex. native. “Having a good car tonight means a lot and also means we will probably have a good car for the rest of the weekend. The track was in excellent shape.”

Qualifying for Saturday night’s field was nearing the halfway point when excessive rain showers forced it’s postponement. Time Trials for Saturday night’s event will now be held Friday evening after hot laps.

Heading into the final two events of the season, Jason Meyers has already clinched his second consecutive World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series but will try to once again sweep the Lowes Foods World Finals. The Clovis, Calif. native won both races last season ending weekend at the Dirt Track at Charlotte to lock up his first series title. Second in the championship standings and fighting to hold off 20-time series champion Steve Kinser is Donny Schatz. The Fargo, N.D. resident is looking to add to his win total at the Dirt Track at Charlotte which currently sits at four. Kinser, a Bloomington, Ind. native, sits third in the series points and is well within striking distance of his Tony Stewart Racing teammate.

Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Cody Darrah and Brad Sweet will look to put Kasey Kahne Racing in victory lane once again at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. McMahan won the Outlaw Showdown in May, the first of four victories during the 2011 season.

Regular series stars like Kraig Kinser, Craig Dollansky, Jason Sides, Lucas Wolfe and several more drivers from across the world will look to race their way into victory lane in the fifth annual Lowes Foods World Finals presented by Tom’s Snacks, Coca-Cola and Nature’s Own. Tickets are still available by going to www.CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com. Saturday night’s season ending event will be telecast live on SPEED starting at 8 P.M. EST. Veteran motorsports personality Ralph Sheheen will have the call with color commentary provided by Brad Doty and Shane Andrews. Bobby Gerould and Roger Slack will be patrolling the pits in the live, four hour broadcast.

Kellogg’s Qualifying Night Results:

 

Pos

No.

Name

Best time

In lap

Best speed

Diff

Gap

Laps

1

15H

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

12.667

2

113.681

   

2

2

11

Steve Kinser

12.766

1

112.800

0.099

0.099

2

3

2

Dale Blaney

12.785

2

112.632

0.118

0.019

2

4

7

Craig Dollansky

12.797

2

112.526

0.130

0.012

2

5

14

Jason Meyers

12.889

2

111.723

0.222

0.092

2

6

39

Greg Hodnett

12.912

1

111.524

0.245

0.023

2

7

15

Donny Schatz

12.915

1

111.498

0.248

0.003

2

8

6R

Ian Madsen

12.929

2

111.378

0.262

0.014

2

9

63

Chad Kemenah

12.940

1

111.283

0.273

0.011

2

10

9

Joey Saldana

12.950

1

111.197

0.283

0.010

2

11

21

Brian Brown

12.959

2

111.120

0.292

0.009

2

12

O4

Cap Henry

12.974

2

110.991

0.307

0.015

2

13

83

Paul McMahan

12.978

2

110.957

0.311

0.004

2

14

1Z

Jessica Zemken

12.988

2

110.872

0.321

0.010

2

15

7S

Jason Sides

13.003

2

110.744

0.336

0.015

2

16

27

Daryn Pittman

13.009

2

110.693

0.342

0.006

2

17

2L

Ed Lynch Jr.

13.012

2

110.667

0.345

0.003

2

18

91

Cody Darrah

13.042

1

110.413

0.375

0.030

2

19

35

Justin Henderson

13.049

1

110.353

0.382

0.007

2

20

1

Sammy Swindell

13.061

1

110.252

0.394

0.012

2

21

O

Jamie Collard

13.062

2

110.243

0.395

0.001

2

22

22

Jimmy Stinson

13.066

1

110.210

0.399

0.004

2

23

49

Brad Sweet

13.067

1

110.201

0.400

0.001

2

24

5W

Lucas Wolfe

13.068

2

110.193

0.401

0.001

2

25

92

Kerry Madsen

13.072

2

110.159

0.405

0.004

2

26

59

Brooke Tatnell

13.078

1

110.109

0.411

0.006

2

27

55

Terry McCarl

13.103

1

109.898

0.436

0.025

2

28

77X

Wayne Johnson

13.110

2

109.840

0.443

0.007

2

29

51

Fred Rahmer

13.156

2

109.456

0.489

0.046

2

30

6

Kraig Kinser

13.165

1

109.381

0.498

0.009

2

31

93

Sheldon Haudenschild

13.203

1

109.066

0.536

0.038

2

32

33

Danny Lasoski

13.203

1

109.066

0.536

0.000

2

33

5

Jac Haudenschild

13.212

1

108.992

0.545

0.009

2

34

4

Danny Smith

13.229

2

108.852

0.562

0.017

2

35

89G

David Gravel

13.241

2

108.753

0.574

0.012

2

36

83X

Tim Shaffer

13.251

2

108.671

0.584

0.010

2

37

D4

Danny Holtgraver

13.295

2

108.311

0.628

0.044

2

38

20E

Brian Ellenberger

13.327

2

108.051

0.660

0.032

2

39

23

Chris Shirek

13.328

2

108.043

0.661

0.001

2

40

21

Shane Stewart

13.356

2

107.817

0.689

0.028

2

41

3

Pete Miller

13.384

2

107.591

0.717

0.028

2

42

16X

Bryan Sebbetto

13.393

1

107.519

0.726

0.009

2

43

35R

Ronnie Blair

13.433

1

107.199

0.766

0.040

2

44

12

Lynton Jeffrey

13.489

2

106.754

0.822

0.056

2

45

71

Jessica Anderson

13.518

2

106.525

0.851

0.029

2

46

16

Danny Mumaw

13.522

2

106.493

0.855

0.004

2

47

56R

Ryan Myers

13.612

1

105.789

0.945

0.090

2

48

15A

Adam Wilt

13.617

1

105.750

0.950

0.005

2

49

32

Justin Barger

13.628

2

105.665

0.961

0.011

2

50

28F

Davey Franek

13.742

1

104.788

1.075

0.114

2

51

6W

Brad Wickam

13.869

2

103.829

1.202

0.127

2

52

OX

Chris Bell

13.929

1

103.381

1.262

0.060

1

53

49H

Bob Howard

14.015

2

102.747

1.348

0.086

2

54

40

Caleb Helms

14.381

1

100.132

1.714

0.366

1

55

3F

Rick Fraley

19.520

2

73.770

6.853

5.139

2

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