Quick, Greene, McBride, Brown Win Pro Late Model Heats At World Short Track Championship

Story By: MIKE WARREN / DIRTCAR – CONCORD, NC – The field is set for Saturday’s Fox Factory Pro Late Models Feature at the World Short Track Championship, as four drivers earned wins in Friday’s Heat Races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Colby Quick, Ricky Greene, Jamison McBride, and Dillon Brown each won their Heat Races to better their chances of winning on Saturday.

 

HEAT RACE 1

Colby Quick outran Jordan Koehler to Turn 1, taking the lead on Lap 1 and holding on to win the first of four Fox Factory Pro Late Model Heat Races.

While Quick, from Salisbury, NC, drove away from the field, Jacob Brown tried to dive under Koehler to take away the runner-up spot but fell short.

Koehler finished second, while Jeremy Steele passed Brown late in the race to finish third. However, Brown transferred into Saturday’s Feature, crossing the line fourth.

 

HEAT RACE 2

Ricky Greene wasted no time putting himself in position to win the second of Friday’s four Heat Races, leading every lap to score the win.

Matt Long and Dalton Jacobs battled for second behind Greene, but neither had a chance at catching the Newton, NC driver.

Long held on for second, Jacobs third, and Elba, NY driver David Pangrazio made the most of his trip south by getting the final transfer spot.

 

HEAT RACE 3

Like the first two Fox Factory Pro Late Model Heat Races, Jamison McBride led every lap to score the win in dominating fashion.

However, many positions changed behind him as Jody Knowles worked through the field from his seventh starting position.

Knowles moved five spots to finish second, passing Cody Cubbage for the runner-up position on Lap 7.

Cubbage held on for third, while Justin Hudspeth grabbed the final transfer spot after passing Benji Hicks on the last lap.

 

HEAT RACE 4

The fourth and final Fox Factory Pro Late Model Heat Race saw a familiar face take the checkered flag—2021 Champion Dillon Brown.

From Gaffney, SC, Brown thundered away from the field on Lap 1 and went unchallenged throughout the race to score the win.

Another South Carolina driver, Trent Ivey, dove under Thursday’s Championship Feature winner Stephen Pedulla to take second away but couldn’t get to Brown before the end of the race.

Behind Brown and Ivey, Pedulla crossed the line third, while Joey Johnson finished fourth after facing challenges from Brock Pinkerous and Shawn Martin.

Layton Sullivan and Benji Hicks each scored Last Chance Showdown wins, helping set the field for Saturday’s 30 lap Feature.

Last Chance Showdown 1 (8 Laps)-1. 08-Layton Sullivan[1]; 2. 00-Kendal Tucker[2]; 3. 7-Daniel Breuer[3]; 4. 615-Colton Trouille[5]; 5. T20-Taylor Wood[8]; 6. 17-Jeffrey Johnson[4]; 7. 15M-Gary Mabe[6]; 8. 17M-Billy Martin[7]; 9. 70-Roger Lankford[13]; 10. 25M-Marc Berzowski[12]; 11. 10E-Patrick Evatt[10]; 12. (DNS) 10-Matt Ashworth; 13. (DNS) 20G-Chub Gunter

Last Chance Showdown 2 (8 Laps)-1. 55H-Benji Hicks[1]; 2. 555-Brock Pinkerous[2]; 3. 74-Mike Franklin[7]; 4. 29-Dale Moore[5]; 5. 2-Shawn Martin[4]; 6. 89-Timmie Harrelson[3]; 7. 57-Keaton Smith[10]; 8. 143-Brian Ledbetter[6]; 9. 62-Jacob Lehn[9]; 10. 228-William Russell III[8]; 11. 15-Chuck Melton[12]; 12. 37-Tommy Eastridge[13]; 13. 12-Randy Pinnix[11]

Heat Race 1 (8 Laps)-1. 5Q-Colby Quick[1]; 2. 114-Jordan Koehler[2]; 3. 22-Jeremy Steele[6]; 4. 24-Jacob Brown[4]; 5. 08-Layton Sullivan[7]; 6. 7-Daniel Breuer[5]; 7. 615-Colton Trouille[11]; 8. 17M-Billy Martin[9]; 9. 10-Matt Ashworth[8]; 10. 20G-Chub Gunter[3]; 11. 70-Roger Lankford[10]

Heat Race 2 (8 Laps)-1. 18-Ricky Greene[1]; 2. 55-Matt Long[2]; 3. 7J-Dalton Jacobs[3]; 4. 136-David Pangrazio[5]; 5. 00-Kendal Tucker[4]; 6. 17-Jeffrey Johnson[7]; 7. 15M-Gary Mabe[8]; 8. T20-Taylor Wood[6]; 9. 10E-Patrick Evatt[10]; 10. 25M-Marc Berzowski[9]

Heat Race 3 (8 Laps)-1. 215-Jamison McBride[1]; 2. 66-Jody Knowles[7]; 3. 12C-Cody Cubbage[2]; 4. 27H-Justin Hudspeth[6]; 5. 55H-Benji Hicks[5]; 6. 89-Timmie Harrelson[3]; 7. 29-Dale Moore[4]; 8. 74-Mike Franklin[9]; 9. 62-Jacob Lehn[10]; 10. 12-Randy Pinnix[8]; 11. 37-Tommy Eastridge[11]

Heat Race 4 (8 Laps)-1. 6-Dillon Brown[1]; 2. G4-Trent Ivey[3]; 3. 31G-Stephen Pedulla[2]; 4. 5S-Joey Johnson[4]; 5. 555-Brock Pinkerous[6]; 6. 2-Shawn Martin[5]; 7. 143-Brian Ledbetter[10]; 8. 228-William Russell III[7]; 9. 57-Keaton Smith[8]; 10. 15-Chuck Melton[9]

 

Speed, Currin, Cowan, Parker Win 602 Late Model Heat Races

Four drivers gained valuable momentum toward Saturday’s Features at the seventh annual World Short Track Championship at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Seth Speed, Carl Currin, Gavin Cowan, and Daniel Parker each won Chevrolet Performance 602 Late Model Heat Races, putting themselves on a path toward victory.

 

HEAT RACE 1

Seth Speed grabbed the lead on Lap 1 of his Heat Race and never looked back, earning the wire-to-wire victory.

Speed, from Clayton, GA, went untouched after pulling away from Brian Carter in Turn 1 to earn the six-lap win.

Jordan Koehler finished second, Chuckie Duncan third, and Austin Mintz got the final transfer spot after moving six positions from tenth.

 

HEAT RACE 2

Like Speed, Carl Currin also dominated his 602 Late Model Heat Race, leading all six laps to the checkered flag.

Currin, from Fayetteville, NC, led a group of four North Carolina drivers across the finish line, with Chris Joyce, from Walnut Cove, NC finishing second, Tyler Payne, from Fayetteville, NC, finishing third, and Justin Taylor, from King, NC finishing fourth.

 

HEAT RACE 3

Gavin Cowan found the outside lane in his quest toward a 602 Late Model Heat Race win, taking the lead on Lap 2 and never looking back.

The Rincon, GA driver, quickly used the top lane to drive past AJ Belanger in Turn 2 and put distance between himself and the rest of the field.

Belanger held on to finish second, Cole Hedrick third, and Brady Cornett fourth.

 

HEAT RACE 4

The fourth and final 602 Late Model Heat Race saw Evan Koehler take the early lead until Daniel Parker powered around the outside of him on Lap 3.

From there, Parker, from Raeford, NC, went unchallenged to win 602 Late Model Heat Race four.

Koehler settled for second, while Baron McDowell and Preston Dimsdale grabbed the final transfer spots.

UP NEXT: The Chevrolet Performance 602 Late Models return to The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Saturday, Oct. 29 for their Last Chance Showdowns and Feature.

 

Heat Race 1 (6 Laps)-1. 149-Seth Speed[1]; 2. 114K-Jordan Koehler[6]; 3. 18D-Chuckie Duncan[4]; 4. 18M-Austin Mintz[10]; 5. JR1-Jake Jackson[5]; 6. 6C-Brian Carter[2]; 7. P4-John Price[12]; 8. 1-Morghan Johnson[7]; 9. 5S-Robbie Stevens[11]; 10. *1-Brad Rachels[8]; 11. 41-Mike Lemley[9]; 12. 7-Ronnie Long[3]

Heat Race 2 (6 Laps)-1. C10-Carl Currin[2]; 2. 17-Chris Joyce[3]; 3. 10P-Tyler Payne[5]; 4. 12-Justin Taylor[7]; 5. 18-Preston Blalock[12]; 6. 03W-Jason Welborn[4]; 7. 92-Tanner Fortune[6]; 8. 27-Mike Davidson[9]; 9. 22-Caleb Simmons[8]; 10. 22T-Steven Thompkins II[10]; 11. (DNS) U2-William Sullivan; 12. (DQ) 300-Bill Tesh[1]

Heat Race 3 (6 Laps)-1. 19-Gavin Cowan[8]; 2. 24-AJ Belanger[2]; 3. 9-Cole Hedrick[3]; 4. 2-Brady Cornett[5]; 5. 67-Bryan Mullis[7]; 6. T2-Travis Sharpe[9]; 7. 7J-Dalton Jacobs[10]; 8. 32W-Tony Whittier[6]; 9. 81-Keith Hart[1]; 10. 28-Keith Hawkins[4]; 11. 33-Jeremy Fowler[11]

Heat Race 4 (6 Laps)-1. 10-Daniel Parker[4]; 2. 114-Evan Koehler[1]; 3. 14M-Baron McDowell[9]; 4. 66-Preston Dimsdale[6]; 5. 15-Daniel Durham[2]; 6. 22W-Nathan Walker[3]; 7. 32K-Tyler Kussman[10]; 8. 57-Luke Cooper[11]; 9. 0-Olivia Gentry[7]; 10. LIL17-Jeremiah Johnson[5]; 11. 5-Robbie Gibson[8]

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