Feb. 22 Live Updates
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Photo: 1:30 p.m., WATERING HOLE: After last night’s multi-car pileup on a slick track, Volusia Speedway Park’s “Gator Pond” pit area is strewn with aluminum and water hoses as teams clean up, fix up, and prepare for another night of nail-biting action. Pictured here is a member of Rich Scagliotta’s crew tending to the 8 after a collision trying to pull into the infield pit road area.

BARBERVILLE, FLA. – February 22, 2013 – The Big Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series are gearing up for their third race night of UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park. See below for live race notes. If you’re following from home, be sure to tune into DIRTVision or Dirt on Dirt for live coverage. Join the conversation on Twitter: follow @SuperDIRTcar and use #FLinFeb to your Tweets.

 

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Rich Laubach fast in hot laps

7:00 p.m. Rich Laubach, from Hellertown, Penn, made overall fast time in hot laps today with a lap of 17.820 seconds. Billy Vaninwegen, Danny Johnson, and Alan Johnson also made the fastest times in their respective heat groups and will start at the front row of their qualifying heats.

Timed Hot Laps: 1. 7 Rich Laubach, 17.610; 2. 27J Danny Johnson, 17.820; 3. 9s Matt Sheppard, 17.873; 4. 85J H. J. Bunting III, 17.958; 5. 85f Stewart Friesen, 17.969; 6. 323 Neal Williams, 18.100; 7. 3 Justin Haers, 18.111; 8. 10J Alan Johnson, 18.153; 9. 5 Jimmy Horton, 18.179; 10. 79 Jeremy Markle, 18.188; 11. 22c Mario Clair, 18.284; 12. 10 Billy VanInwegen, 18.445; 13. 21K Randy Chrysler, 18.487; 14. 49 Francois Bernier, 18.543; 15. 1 Darwin Greene, 18.567; 16. 42b Kevin Bates, 18.612; 17. 34B Andy Bachetti, 18.670; 18. 8 Rich Scagliotta, 18.675; 19. 85 Dan Vauter, 18.684; 20. 8r Rob Bellinger, 18.697; 21. 20 Brett Hearn, 18.718; 22. 30 Jamie Mills, 18.721; 23. 97 Michel Chicoine, 18.799; 24. 21a Pete Britten, 18.820; 25. 34 Steve Hough, 18.834; 26. 6 Mat Williamson, 18.949; 27. 518 Kyle Sheldon, 19.054; 28. 74 Tim Fuller, 19.075; 29. T21 Roger Chrysler, 19.141; 30. 29 Chris Ostrowsky, 19.164; 31. 88 Dave Allen, 19.243; 32. 14 C. G. Morey, 19.324; 33. 5* Tyler Siri, 19.456; 34. 901 Eric Kormann, 19.546; 35. 64 Daniel Nadeau, 19.651

 

Draw complete and groups assigned

5:30 p.m. Heat groups have been assigned based on a random number draw. Fuller, Britten, Kormann, A. Johnson, Bernier, Bachetti, Scagliotta, Bellinger, Morey and Roger Chrysler are in group 1. Group 2 contains Bunting, Williamson, Laubach, Greene, Owstrowsky, Horton, Clair, Hough, Rauscher, and Williams. LaPage, Stacey, Mills, Randy Chrysler, Nadeau, VanInwegen, Sheldon, Hearn, and Allen are in group 3. Group 4 contains Bates, Sheppard, Friesen, Siri, Markle, Haers, D. Johnson, Chicoine, and Vauter.

Drivers will run timed hot laps in their assinged groups. The time of each driver’s fastest lap will then be used to order each group for qualifying heats, with the fastest hot lapper starting in the front.

 

Counting votes: 6 pack challenge

Fans voted for their favorite Super DIRTcar Series drivers to compete in tonight’s six-pack challenge. Six drivers will race immediately after opening ceremonies, around 7:30. The winnings? A six-pack of brews! Stay posted for roster and results.

 

Hearn, Clair getting ready to roll

Brett Hearn and Mario Clair, both of whom were involved in a multiple-car collision last night, are both getting their cars ready for tonight’s racing.

“He zigged when I thought he’d zag,” Hearn said about the cause of the pileup. Hearn was behind Justin Haers and expected him to take the outside, but when he steered further inside off the restart,  Hearn collided and spun. “There was nowhere for me to go,” he said.

Hearn’s crew has been working on the 20 Teo since early this afternoon and he said he hopes to race the same car as last night.022213 updatehearn

Several cars behind Hearn were also involved in last night’s collision. Among those involved, the 22c was one of the few able to continue racing. Clair took the 22c to eleventh place by the end of the 30-lapper.

Clair’s crew was also confident about their ability to fix up the car before the racing starts. The popular Quebecois has been racing strong during UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment, but has not yet had a win this week.

 

Recap

Missed the last couple nights of UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment? See recaps here:

Feb. 21: Bloomquist, Friesen Thursday Winners 

Feb. 20: McCreadie, Johnson Win Wednesday

 

Johnson leads event points

2:30 p.m. Although Super DIRTcar Series races during UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment do not count toward series points, drivers do earn points in features and qualifying heats toward the event championship. So far, Danny Johnson leads in points for the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment Championship for the Big Block Modified division.

Point standings towards UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment event championship

 

POINTS

CAR#

DRIVER / HOMETOWN

1

114

27J

Danny Johnson/Rochester,NY

2

112

21a

Peter Britten/Brisbane, AUS

3

108

3

Justin Haers/Phelps, NY

4

106

85F

Stewart   Friesen/Niagara-on-the-Lake,ONT

5

92

9s

Matt Sheppard/Waterloo,NY

6

92

22c

Mario Clair/St-Edmond,QUE

7

87

5

Jimmy Horton/Neshanic Station,NJ

8

87

20

Brett Hearn/Sussex,NJ

9

86

7

Rick Laubach/Quakertown,PA

10

82

85J

H.J. Bunting III/Milford,DE

11

74

323

Neal Williams/Pittsgrove, NJ

12

74

85

Dan Vauter/Clifford,PA

13

72

21k

Randy Chrysler/Lewiston,NY

14

61

49

Francois Bernier/St. Hyacinthe/QUE

15

60

8r

Rob Bellinger/Dexter,NY

16

57

74

Tim Fuller/Edwards, NY

17

54

901

Eric Kormann/Vineland, NJ

18

54

34B

Andy Bachetti/Sheffield,MA

19

53

10J

Alan Johnson/Middlesex,NY

20

52

1

Darwin Greene/Susquehanna,PA

21

47

8

Rich Scagliotta/Bound Brook,NJ

22

40

34

Steve Hough/East Greenbush, NY

23

36

42b

Kevin Bates/Lake Ariel, PA

24

35

30

Jamie Mills/Milford,DE

25

33

79

Jeremy Markle/Port Jervis,NY

26

32

29

Chris Ostrowsky/Conklin, NY

27

30

10

Billy VanInwegen/Sparrowbush,NY

28

30

48too

Dave Rauscher/Waterloo,NY

29

30

6

Mat Williamson/St. Catharines, ONT

30

30

97

Michel Chicoine/Ste-Cecile de   Milton,QUE

31

20

5*

Tyler Siri/Corning, NY

32

20

14

C.G. Morey/Rutland, VT

33

20

T21

Roger Chrysler/Lewiston,NY

34

20

64

Daniel Nadeau/Marieville, QUE

35

20

88

David Allen/Palymra, NY

36

20

99

Bruno LePage/Maplegrove, QUE

37

20

518

Kyle Sheldon/Nassau, NY

38

0

66w

Dexter Stacey/Kahnawake,QUE

 

Expected entries for tonight 

1:30 p.m. Below are the cars expected to compete tonight (entries subject to change). Have any pictures from UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment? Tweet to @SuperDIRTcar with #FLinFeb!

Number

Name

Hometown

 

Chassis

Motor

 

1

 

Darwin Greene

Susquehanna, PA

 Bicknell  Jenson
 

3

 

Justin Haers

Phelps, NY

 Bicknell  Fingerlakes
 

5

*

Tyler Siri

Corning, NY

 Bicknell  Fingerlakes
 

5

 

Jimmy Horton

Neshanic Station, NJ

 Teo  Herrison
 

6

 

Matt Williamson

St. Catharines, ONT

 Bicknell  CC Performance
 

7

 

Rich Laubach

Quakertown, PA

 Teo  Enders
 

8

r

Rob Bellinger

Cicero, NY

 Troyer  Fingerlakes
 

8

 

Rich Scagliotta

Bound Brook, NJ

 Bicknell  Clements
 

9

s

Matt Sheppard

Waterloo, NY

 Bicknell  CC Performance
 

10

J

Alan Johnson

Middlesex, NY

 Bicknell  Morrison
 

10

 

Billy VanInwegen

Sparrowbush, NY

 Teo  Morrison
 

14

 

C. G. Morey

Rutland, VT

 Bicknell  Enders
 

20

 

Brett Hearn

Sussex, NJ

 Teo  Enders
 

21

a

Pete Britten

Brisbane, AUS

 Troyer  Bruno
 

21

k

Randy Chrysler

Lewiston, NY

 Bicknell  Nichols Hepp

T

21

 

Roger Chrysler

Lewiston, NY

 Bicknell  Nichols Hepp
 

22

c

Mario Clair

St-Edmond, QUE

 Bicknell  LaFrance
 

27

J

Danny Johnson

Rochester, NY

 Bicknell  Mastin
 

29

 

Chris Ostrowsky

Conklin, NY

 Bicknell  Fiel
 

30

 

Jamie Mills

Milford, DE

   
 

34

B

Andy Bachetti

Sheffield, MA

 Teo  JPM
 

34

 

Steve Hough

E. Greenbush, NY

 PMC  JPM
 

42

B

Kevin Bates

Lake Ariel, PA

 Teo  BBS
 

48

too

Dave Rauscher

Waterloo, NY

 Bicknell  Morrison
 

49

 

Francois Bernier

St. Hiacinthe, QUE

 Bicknell  RL Engines
 

64

 

Daniel Nadeau

Montreal, QUE

 Bicknell  LaFrance
 

66

w

Dexter Stacey

Kahnawake, QUE

 Bicknell  Morrison
 

74

 

Tim Fuller

Edwards, NY

 Teo  Precision
 

79

 

Jeremy Markle

Port Jarvis, NY

 Bicknell  Precision
 

85

j

H. J. Bunting III

Milford, DE

 Troyer  Enders
 

85

 

Stewart Friesen

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT

 Teo  Bedell
 

85

 

Dan Vauter

Clifford, PA

 Bicknell  Maine
 

88

 

David Allen

Palmyra, NY

 Bicknell  Morrison
 

97

 

Michel Chicoine

Ste-Cecile de Milton, QUE

 Bicknell  Fingerlakes
 

99

 

Bruno LePage

Maplegrove, QUE

 Teo  Morrison
 

323

 

Neal Williams

Pittsgrove, NJ

 Bicknell  Morrison
 

518

 

Kyle Sheldon

Nassau, NY

 PMC  42 Racing
 

901

 

Eric Kormann

Vineland, NJ

 Troyer  Morrison