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Virginia is for Racing Lover's 300 Seeding Practice

Saturday October 5, 2013

 

The European qualifying session that seeds the heat races for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 was full of surprises. Some of the favorites were right where they were expected while others were nowhere near where the majority expected them to end up. Chad Finchum, ninth in this season’s Whelen All-American National Points Championship was in the first group to hit the track and laid down the fastest time. He then withstood the charge of 86 competitors to lay claim to the fastest car in heat race seeding. He cannot be called the pole winner for the race because that will go to the winner of the first of the four heat races that will be held tomorrow before the feature race. Deac McCaskill, second in National Points this year ended up second on the board as well with Peyton Sellers sitting in third. Ryan Stiltner and Bruce Anderson rounded out the top 5 cars.

The qualifying sessions began shortly after 4:00 o’clock Eastern time with the field broken into groups of 10 cars. Each group was given five minutes to lay down their fastest lap possible. Most of the cars were quickest on their third and fourth laps before the tires began to lose their goody and the competitors would begin peeling off of the race track. Finchum and McCaskill were among the first three groups to hit the track while Sellers was in one of the final three groups to go. It appears, from the breakdown of speeds, that the first three groups had more advantageous conditions than the rest of the field.

Finchum’s time was 20.596 seconds which equates to a speed of 98.932 miles per hour. McCaskill’s runner-up time was 20.602 seconds for a speed of 98.903 miles per hour. Sellers third quick time was .04 seconds off of McCaskill’s speed. His 98.707 mph lap took 20.643 seconds. Stiltner took 20.656 seconds to turn a lap at 98.644 mph.

To say the competition is tough at Martinsville is an understatement. 72 of the 86 cars that took time were withing half of a second of the fastest time. All 87 cars were within one second of the leader. The rundown of times looks like this:

1. #19 Chad Finchum — 20.596
2. #8 Deac McCaskill — 20.602
3. #99 Peyton Sellers — 20.643
4. #22S Ryan Stiltner — 20.656
5. #73 Bruce Anderson — 20.668
6. #27L Tommy Lemons Jr. — 20.68
7. #2W Matt Waltz — 20.69
8. #1 Lee Pulliam — 20.715
9. #88B Josh Berry — 20.725
10. #17P Timothy Peters — 20.725
11. #68 Brandon Brown — 20.737
12. #50 Jamey Caudill — 20.743
13. #12C Garrett Campbell — 20.744
14. #40F C.E. Falk III — 20.748
15. #3 Adam Long — 20.748
16. #41R Ben Rhodes — 20.762
17. #40 Brodie Kostecki — 20.777
18. #83 Matt Bowling — 20.782
19. #98 B.J. Mackey — 20.783
20. #8G David Garbo Jr. — 20.792
21. #7 Dude Gibbs — 20.795
22. #88 Dustin Rumley — 20.804
23. #10S Nick Smith — 20.808
24. #2 Austin Thaxton — 20.832
25. #81R Wayne Ramsey — 20.835
26. #41 Wesley Falk — 20.845
27. #18 David Roberts — 20.846
28. #7K Tony Keen — 20.854
29. #29A Anderson Bowen — 20.855
30. #15 Kyle Barnes — 20.857
31. #16S R.D. Smith — 20.864
32. #16 Mack Little III — 20.865
33. #2S Myatt Snider — 20.87
34. #44 Dillion Bassett — 20.872
35. #14Y Jason York — 20.873
36. #2 Dennis Setzer — 20.876
37. #12M Austin McDaniel — 20.885
38. #12 Ryan Wilson — 20.887
39. #6 Bobby McCarty — 20.888
40. #26 Philip Morris — 20.891
41. #28 Ryan Glenski — 20.903
42. #20 Sam Yarbrough — 20.906
43. #3 Brenden Queen — 20.914
44. #04B Ronnie Bassett — 20.926
45. #87 Hayden Woods — 20.934
46. #5 Brandon Dean — 20.939
47. #14D Mike Darne — 20.94
48. #2H Dennis Holdren — 20.945
49. #0 Brian Pembleton — 20.948
50. #6 Davin Scites — 20.958
51. #8 Thomas Scott — 20.959
52. #77Y Alex Yontz — 20.971
53. #7M Michael McGuire — 20.972
54. #10 Jake Keaton — 20.978
55. #88T Robert Tyler — 20.979
56. #7H Ashley Huffman — 20.985
57. #88J Garrett Jones — 20.986
58. #29B Brandon Baker — 20.99
59. #7 Trey Marcham — 20.99
60. #34 Giles Thornton — 21
61. #9 Brad Kurth — 21.004
62. #81 Patrick Coleman — 21.004
63. #14 Trey Jarrell — 21.008
64. #91 Justin Carroll — 21.013
65. #17 Bryan Reedy — 21.021
66. #2M Joey Mucciaciaro — 21.021
67. #82 Barry Beggarly — 21.03
68. #33 Kenny Forbes — 21.032
69. #90 Terry Carroll — 21.054
70. #07S Richard Storm — 21.067
71. #25 Derrick Lancaster — 21.079
72. #12B Annabeth Barnes — 21.087
73. #80 Blake Jones — 21.114
74. #51 Ray Terczak — 21.129
75. #29 Robert Bruce — 21.14
76. #51D Kyle Dudley — 21.149
77. #98M Preston McGee — 21.17
78. #77S Blake Stallings — 21.171
79. #12W Paul Wark — 21.186
80. #7W Dylan Ward — 21.197
81. #27 Mike Chambers — 21.204
82. #30 Chad Ball — 21.205
83. #22 Scott Lancaster — 21.226
84. #58 Daniel Moss — 21.238
85. #18H Quin Houff — 21.435
86. #6G Will Gallaher — 21.518

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