WHITENER EARNS POLE FOR 4TH ANNUAL STREET STOCK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

WHITENER EARNS POLE FOR 4TH ANNUAL STREET STOCK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

COCHRAN, GA – Mark Whitener of Middleburg, FL earned the pole position on Friday night for Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win 4th Annual Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stock World Championship Race at Cochran Motor Speedway. Whitener won the first of four Heat Races on Friday night to earn the inside front row starting spot for the Big Show.

Hayden Moran of Covington, LA drove the We Buy Junk Cars Special to victory in Friday night’s second Heat Race and will start Saturday night’s main event from the outside of the front row. Tyler Love of Lancaster, SC will start on the inside of row two on Saturday night after winning the third Heat Race on Friday night in the Interstate Towing and Fleet Service Special.

The fourth Heat Race on Friday night was won by Michael Stalnaker of Ocala, FL in the SRE Electrical Special. Stalnaker will start Saturday night’s 100-lap race from the outside of row two. Stalnaker finished third in last year’s Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stock World Championship Race.

The top four finishers in Friday night’s Heat Race earned one of 16 starting spots in Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win race. Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, GA, Charles Christian and Kevin Durden of Archer, FL followed Whitener in the second through fourth spots respectively in the first Heat Race.

Brooks Strength of Raymond, MS, Chase Collins and Tim Powers of Okeechobee, FL finished second through fourth respectively behind Moran in the second Heat Race on Friday night to earn a spot in Saturday night’s Big Show. Ricky Greene of Inman, SC, Shawn Washam of Nahunta, GA, and Tuck Trentham of Pierson, FL were second through fourth respectively in the third Heat Race.

Robby Metts of Albany, GA, Michael Blount of Sumrall, MS, and Tyler Turvin of Ochlocknee, GA raced into the Big Show on Saturday night after finishing second through fourth respectively in the fourth Heat Race on Friday night. Drivers that finished fifth on back in their Heat Races will have another opportunity to make the Main Event 24-car starting field in one of two B-Main Races on Saturday night that will take the top four finishers to fill in starting spots 17 through 24.

In other Friday night preliminary action, Herrington drove the Childs Racing Special to the $100 Boyd Bilt Fabricators Fast Time Award in Group Qualifying. Herrington out-timed the 40 entrants with a lap around Cochran Motor Speedway in 17.235 seconds.

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PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF THE 4TH ANNUAL STREET STOCK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT COCHRAN MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN COCHRAN, GA ON 12/27/19:

GROUP QUALIFYING:

1ST GROUP:
1. 7H Wil Herrington – 17.235
2. 14 Ben Keith – 17.559
3. 514 Mark Whitener – 17.586
4. 04 Charles Christian – 17.604
5. 15 Dustin Miller – 17.906
6. 0 Clay Alexander – 17.914
7. 56 Kevin Durden – 17.987
8. 77 Josh Nelms – 18.062
9. 30 Noel Bailey – 18.081
10. 27 Joe Linville – 18.346

2ND GROUP:
1. 444 Brooks Strength – 17.250
2. 41m Hayden Moran – 17.349
3. 4 Chase Collins – 17.557
4. 7 Justin McRee – 17.595
5. 44 Tim Powers – 17.641
6. 9 Jeff Stalnaker – 17.655
7. 77b Robert Brillhart – 17.792
8. 51 Bradley Frakes – 17.794
9. 40a Alex Sturkie – 17.912
10. 2f Jamie Flowers – 18.257

3RD GROUP:
1. 18g Ricky Greene – 17/261
2. 92 Tyler Love – 17.400
3. 12 Shawn Washam – 17.402
4. 8 Chris Keller – 17.464
5. 6 Calvin Cook – 17.507
6. 22 Kyle Livingood – 17.529
7. 54 Tuck Trentham – 17.534
8. J3 Joe Hamm – 17.805
9. 999 Carl Kilgore – 18.005
10. 46d Dean Watson – 18.154

4TH GROUP:
1. 8s Michael Stalnaker – 17.390
2. 37 Robby Metts – 17.532
3. 121 Michael Blount – 17.596
4. 02t Tyler Turvin – 17.678
5. 75 Andy Stewart – 17.803
6. 01 Coby Giddens – 17.966
7. 00p Kip Poole – 18.301
8. 72 Bruce Griffin – 18.357
9. 1 Chris Cape – 18.462
10. 8m Mike Lane – NT

HEAT RACES (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer To Main Event):

1ST HEAT: 1. Whitener; 2. Herrington; 3. Christian; 4. Durden; 5. Nelms; 6. Alexander; 7. Bailey; 8. Keith; 9. Linville; 10. Miller.

2ND HEAT: 1. Moran; 2. Strength; 3. Collins; 4. Powers; 5. J. Stalnaker; 6. Brillhart; 7. McRee; 8. Flowers; 9. Sturkie; 10. Frakes.

3RD HEAT: 1. Love; 2. Greene; 3. Washam; 4. Trentham; 5. Keller; 6. Livingood; 7. Kilgore; 8. Cook; 9. Hamm; 10. Watson.

4TH HEAT: 1. M. Stalnaker; 2. Metts; 3. Blount; 4. Turvin; 5. Stewart; 6. Giddens; 7. Poole; 8. Cape; 9. Griffin.

“SWEET 16” MAIN EVENT STARTING LINE-UP:
ROW 1:
514 Mark Whitener – 41m Hayden Moran
ROW 2:
92 Tyler Love – 8s Michael Stalnaker
ROW 3:
7 Wil Herrington – 444 Brooks Strength
ROW 4:
18 Ricky Greene – 37 Robby Metts
ROW 5:
04 Charles Christian – 4 Chase Collins
ROW 6:
12 Shawn Washam – 121 Michael Blount
ROW 7:
56 Kevin Durden – 44 Tim Powers
ROW 8:
54 Tuck Trentham – 02 Tyler Turvin

B-MAIN RACE LINE-UPS (Top 4 Transfer To Main Event):
1st B-Main:
77 Josh Nelms – 9 Jeff Stalnaker
0 Clay Alexander – 77b Robert Brillhart
30 Noel Bailey – 7m Justin McRee
14 Ben Keith – 2f Jamie Flowers
27 Joe Linville – 40a Alex Sturkie
15 Dustin Miller – 51 Bradley Frakes

2nd B-Main:
8 Chris Keller – 75 Andy Stewart
22 Kyle Livingood – 01 Coby Giddens
999 Carl Kilgore – 00p Kip Poole
6 Calvin Cook – 1 Chris Cape
J3 Joe Hamm – 72 Bruce Griffin
46d Dean Watson

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