Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 30, 2022) – With Thursday night’s appetizer cleaned off the table, the final Short Track Nationals atop the high-banked, ¼-mile I-30 Speedway oval kicks off tonight.
Tonight’s race program consists of group qualifying by heat race group, heat races, “B” Mains and “Twin 20” lap “A” Main events. The top two from each “A” Main lock into Saturday night’s $15,041-to-win 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires finale.
The balance of the field will earn points through qualifying, heat races and feature finish that will be added to Saturday heat race passing points to set the balance of Saturday feature lineups with the top two overall in points joining the four lock-ins in the Pack Dash for Cash that sets the front three rows of Saturday’s 41-lap finale.
With an influx of entries that brought Thursday’s entries to 74 for the “15th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial”, the current entry count going into Friday’s STN prelim event is at 85 with more possible by race time.
Aaron Reutzel dominated Thursday night’s 25-lap feature event to take the $5,646 winner’s share with Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Jordon Mallett, Wayne Johnson and Ryan Timms filling out the top five.
Entries going into tonight are as follows:
|0||Eric Baldaccini (Cypress, TX)|
|1jr||Steven Russell (Russellville, MO)|
|1s||Joey Schmidt (Laurel, MS)|
|2||Chase Porter (St. Joseph, MO)|
|2c||Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)|
|2T||Todd Bradford (Arlington, TN)|
|3||Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)|
|4x||Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)|
|5L||Dusty Young (Benton, AR)|
|5T||Ryan Timms (Oklahoma City, OK)|
|g6||Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)|
|8m||Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)|
|8r||Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)|
|9jr||Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)|
|10||Landon Britt (Memphis, TN)|
|10k||Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS)|
|10p||Dylan Postier (Stillwater, OK)|
|12h||Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)|
|12m||Greg Merritt (Nesbit, MS)|
|13||Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)|
|13m||Chance McCrary (Farmersville, TX)|
|14||Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)|
|15h||Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)|
|15J||Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)|
|16||Steven Howell (Byhalia, MS)|
|16c||Tylar Rankin (Angola, IN)|
|17b||Ryan Bickett (Sioux Falls, SD)|
|17J||Jerry Brey (Billings, MT)|
|17F||Chad Frewaldt (Kansas City, KS)|
|17a||Alex Lyles (Memphis, TN)|
|17||Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)|
|19||Jason Long (Benton, AR)|
|21||Spencer Meredith (Hernando, MS)|
|21k||Kevin Hinkle (Austin, AR)|
|21R||Gunner Ramey (Sedalia, MO)|
|22||Riley Goodno (Knoxville, IA)|
|22k||Kaleb Poe (Scott, AR)|
|22s||Slater Helt (Harrisonville, MO)|
|23||Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA)|
|24||Jeffrey West (Atoka, TN)|
|24w||Garet Williamson (Columbia, MO)|
|26||Marshall Skinner (Marion, AR)|
|27J||Joseph Poe, Jr. (Scott, AR)|
|29||Chad Jones (Memphis, TN0|
|30||Joseph Miller (Cove, AR)|
|36||Jason Martin (Liberal, KS)|
|37||Ayden Gatewood (Caruthersville, MO)|
|38||Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)|
|39||Justin Sanders (Aromas, CA)|
|41||Colton Hardy (Phoenix, AZ)|
|42p||Preston Perlmutter (San Antonio, TX)|
|43m||Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA)|
|44||Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)|
|45x||Kyler Johnson (Quinter, KS)|
|47||Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS)|
|47x||Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ON)|
|48||Wade Buttrey (Fairview, TX)|
|51b||Joe B. Miller (Millersburgville, MO)|
|52||Blake Hahn (Salpulpa, OK)|
|55b||Brandon Anderson (Glenpool, OK)|
|55||Donnie Howard (Nesbit, MS)|
|63||Chris Williams (Forney, TX)|
|67||Hayden Martin (Byhalia, MS)|
|69||Jamey Mooney (Heber Springs, AR)|
|71||Bradyn Baker (Benton, AR)|
|72||Jason Howell (Fort Worth, TX)|
|72p||Gary Floyd (San Angelo, TX)|
|73||Samuel Wagner (Lone Jack, MO)|
|74||Tucker Boulton (Brighton, TN)|
|77||Jack Wagner (Lone Jack, MO)|
|84||Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN)|
|85||Josh McCord (Bossier City, LA)|
|87||Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)|
|87j||Jace Park (Overland Park, KS)|
|91||Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)|
|91a||Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)|
|91z||Zach Pringle (Benton, AR)|
|93||Chris Sweeney (Houston, TX)|
|95||Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)|
|97||Scotty Milan (Fort Collins, CO)|
|99||Blake Jenkins (Alexander, AR)|
|99L||Lewis Jenkins, Jr. (Bryant, AR)|
|132||Jamie Manley (Memphis, TN)|
|187||Landon Crawley (Benton, AR)|
|938||Bradley Fezard (Bonnerdale, AR)|
The Pertinent Info:
The What: 35th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.
The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).
The When: September 29 through October 1, 2022.
Thursday, September 29 – $5,646-to-win ASCS Mid-South sanctioned “15th Annual Ralph Henson Tribute”
Friday, September 30 – 35th Annual Short Track preliminary that culminates with $1,500-to-win “Twin 20’s” with top two from each feature locking into the STN finale.
Saturday, October 1 – 35th Annual Short Track Nationals $15,041-to-win championship finale.
The Mufflers: Leave ‘em at home, no mufflers required for this weekend.
The Format: Friday’s preliminary event will be contested under a derivative of the All Star Circuit of Champions format, with group qualifying establishing heat race lineups with an invert of four in each heat race. The Friday preliminary will conclude with “Twin 20’s”, a pair of $1,500-to-win 20-lap “A” Main events.
The top two from each of the “Twin 20’s” will be locked into Saturday night’s “Dash for Cash” and the championship main event.
Friday events points accumulated will be carried over to Saturday night, with another set of heats utilizing passing points added to the Friday total to set the championship feature lineups. The top two in combined points from Friday night and the Saturday heat races with join Friday’s four lock-ins in the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. The next eight in points will occupy STN championship feature positions 7-14 with the balance of the field in “B” and “C” Mains. Three will transfer from both “B” Mains to set the 20-car feature field. The 21st position is reserved for this year’s I-30 Speedway track champion if necessary.
The Feature Purse:
October 1, STN Finale: 1st – $15,041, 2nd – $7,500, 3rd – $5,000, 4th – $2,500, 5th – $2,000, 6th – $1,700, 7th – $1,600, 8th – $1,500, 9th – $1,450, 10th – $1,400, 11th – $1,350, 12th – $1,300, 13th – $1,200, 14th – $1,150, 15th – $1,100, 16th – $1,100, 17th– $1,100, 18th – $1,100, 19th – $1,100, 20th – $1,100.
September 30 STN Preliminary “Twin 20’s”: 1st – $1,500, 2nd – $750, 3rd – $650, 4th – $625, 5th – $600, 6th – $550, 7th – $525, 8th – $500, 9th – $450, 10th – $400, 11th – $350, 12th – $325, 13th – $300, 14th – $275, 15th – $250, 16th – $250, 17th – $250, 18th – $250, 19th – $250, 20th – $250.
The Past Winners:
2020–Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.
2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.
The Tickets: Advance two-day tickets are $45.
Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.
Children under 12 are admitted free on both nights.
To order tickets or for more information, check online at https://www.i-30speedway.com/stn/tickets or call the track at 501-455-4567.
Pit passes are $40 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.
The Broadcast: If you can’t make it to the STN to catch all the breathtaking action in person, no need to fret as you can catch it all live online at www.floracing.com.
For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.