Late Model Drivers Set Sights On East Carolina For 2nd Annual Ronnie Barnette Memorial 200

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All eyes within the Late Model Stock Car community should be focused in on just one track right now. That track is the high banked, D-shape oval known as East Carolina Motor Speedway located in Robersonville, North Carolina. For the second year in a row the speedway will host the Ronnie Barnette Memorial. Last year headlined by the IMCA style open wheeled modified’s. This year the race will be headlined by a $6,000 to win LMSC race!

Working strictly out of the NWAAS rulebook, this race will be a true “Late Model Stock” event. Not the hybrid rules (a mix of late model and limited late model) the speedway adopted this past year to try and attract a larger field of cars. This race will with out a doubt be the largest event the track has seen in its 25-year history. In addition to the Late Model’s, a 15-lap Bandolero race and a 50-lap, $500 to win UCAR race is also on the schedule.

With East Carolina Motor Speedway being our home away from home, The Weekly Racer will have updates from the Friday afternoon practice session as well as LIVE lap-by-lap coverage of the racing action the following day. If you haven’t already, I would suggest you hop on Twitter, search @theweeklyracer, and give us a follow so you don’t miss a thing! Coverage Friday, November 6th will run from 12 PM – 5 PM. Saturday’s coverage will begin at 2:30 PM picking up with LMSC qualifying where we will have both timed laps for you guys.

For more information and/or to register your car for next weekends race please visit the link provided –> 2nd Annual Ronnie Barnette Memorial 200 Registration. To keep up today with all things East Carolina visit them on the web at or on Twitter – @ecspeedway

Friday: November 6, 2015

10:00am – 11:30am: Sign-in and gates open LMSC’s only. All transporters will enter the pit area thru the back pit gate. Track officials will there to assist you.

  • Parking will start at the entrance to pit road in turn 4 and parking will be as you enter the track
  • If you would like to park beside another team you must be in line together.
  • Teams may start getting practice tires. No qualifying tire at this time.

11:30am – 11:45am: Crew chief meeting at the start finish line on pit road to cover the day’s events

12:00pm – 5:00pm: LMSC Open practice. We will start with and maintain 12 cars on the track at a time. There will be a 5-minute break, as needed, every hour to clear the gates.

5:00pm – 6:00pm: All teams must start clearing out of the infield to allow track crews to complete their work in preparation for the Ronnie Barnette Memorial 250.


Saturday: November 7, 2015
Race Order: Bando | UCAR |LMSC Heat Race | Late Model 200
*Schedule subject to change*

7:00am: Gates open. All teams will mount their qualifying tires first. These tires will remain in the tire impound area. Once all qualifying tires are mounted practice tire may be mounted

7:30am – 9:30am: LMSC inspection line opens (all cars will be inspected before practice begins). Notes for the inspection line: Carburetor completely disassembled + base plate, you will pull your qualifying position. Infractions will be covered at this time with each crew chief

9:30am – 10:30am: UCAR Open practice. Breaks as needed determined by the Race Director. (Emergency only)

10:40am – 11:40am: LMSC Open practice. Breaks as needed determined by the Race Director. (Emergency only)

11:45am – 12:15pm: Bando Open practice. Breaks as needed determined by the Race Director. (Emergency only)

12:30pm – 1:00pm: MANDATORY LMSC, U-Car driver and crew chief meeting on pit road at the flagpole.

1:10pm – 1:30pm: U-Car Qualifying (2 laps) = Scuff lap – Green Flag – Checkered Flag

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Release LMCS qualifying tires to each teams pit area. (Tires may be purged)

1:30pm – 2:30pm: ALL LMSC WORK IS COMPLETE AND CARS MUST BACK OUT OF THEIR PIT AREA at this time and proceed to the technical inspection building. All cars will qualify race ready. Maximum air pressure in the tech line is 20lbs in the left side tires and 30lbs in the right side tires. Air pressure can be adjusted on the qualifying line. (Air can be let out only)

2:30pm – 3:00pm: LMSC qualifying begins (three laps = 1 scuff lap then green-white-checkered). All cars will be impounded in your pit stall. No one is allowed to the car at this time. The top 15 will be locked in to the feature and 16 thru 28 will be set from the field for a 25 lap qualifying race. Then there are 4 promoters’ options setting the field at 32 entries (The Race Director has the option change qualifying procedures as needed).

Approx. 3:15pm: Green Flag For Support Divisions

Bando – 15
UCAR – 50
LMSC Qualifier – 25

Approx. 5:15pm – 5:30pm: 15-minute Tweak Session
After the 25 lap qualifying race when directed by the Competition Director we will have a final 15-minute work session. The allowable changes will be covered at the drivers meeting.

Approx. 5:30pm: Line Up feature event on the front stretch

6:00pm: Driver introduction on the front stretch.

Approx.6:15pm: Green Flag LMSC 200
Qualifying tires must be used for the first race segment. At Lap 125 there will be a 10-minute break. 2 Tires may be installed & air pressure, Jacking bolt may be adjusted. During the feature event a Pit Road Inspector must approve all tire changes. Tire procedures and tire change penalties will be covered at the drivers meeting. TOP 7 FINISHERS PLUS THE POLE POSITION TO THE TECHNICAL INSPECTION AREA FOR POST RACE INSPECTION

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