Ronnie Barnette Memorial 250 – Friday Practice
Robersonville, NC – The day before the 2nd annual Ronnie Barnette Memorial 250 13 drivers chose to get in some practice time. With the weather being questionable for Saturday’s race, conditions could drastically change from today to Sunday. That did not stop East Carolina Motor Speedway 2015 track champion Jeff Shiflett and runner up Louis White from running some laps. Quite a few drivers battled loose conditions with Dylan Ward bringing out the caution at one point from a spin. The Weekly Racer’s home track was well represented with four regulars making the early trip, including NASCAR Xfinity driver, Brandon Gdovic fielding a car. The late models will run a 200 lap race with a break at lap 125. Before that race the bandoleros will have a 15 lap race, the UCARs with Robbie Allison will run for 50 laps, and there will be a 25 lap late model heat race. A full race day schedule will be posted at the bottom but is subject to change.
The track had trouble with timing throughout the session until about an hour left in the day but it looks like everything is in order for race day!
The disclaimer for unofficial times is needed here, they were recorded on a stop watch and do not represent official times.
Unofficial Practice Times:
- 03 – Brenden Queen – 15.47
- 63 – Tyler Matthews – 15.48
- 3 – Thomas Burbage – 15.55
- 08 – Deac McCaskill – 15.57
- 46 – Brandon Gdovic – 15.61
- 7 – Louis White – 15.64
- 92 – Casey Wyatt – 15.65
- 7 – Michael Hardin – 15.68
- 90 – Terry Carroll – 15.70
- M3 – Brian Whithurst – 15.76
- 01 – Jeff Shiflett – 15.88
- 22 – Eric Winslow – 15.88
- 7 – Dylan Ward – 15.88
November 7, 2015
Race Order LMSC Heat Race – U-Car 50 – Late Model 200
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: U-Car 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: MANDITORY LMSC – U-Car driver and crew chief meeting on pit road at the flag pole
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 – 3:45pm: Racing begins for the Bando’s – 15 laps POST RACE TOP 5 TO THE TECHNICAL INSPECTION AREA
Approx. 4:00pm – 4:30pm: Racing begins for the U-Cars – 50 laps TOP 7 FINISHERS TO THE TECHNICAL INSPECTION AREA
Approx. 4:40pm – 5:15pm: Racing begins for the 25 lap LMSC qualifying race this will set positions 16 thru 28.
Approx. 5:15pm – 5:30pm: 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 – 5:50pm: Line Up feature event on the front stretch
6:00pm: Driver introduction the front stretch.
Approx.6:15pm APPROXIMATELY: The LMSC 200 will begin. 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.