ANDERSON, Ind. — Report and photo by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman —
Jimmy McCune continues to roll in Must See Racing Sprint Car Series action.
One week after claiming the series points lead and just hours after sweeping both series practice sessions at Anderson Speedway, McCune backed up his recent hot streak by claiming the Engine Pro Fast Time Award during two-lap time trials at the quarter-mile, high-banked bullring.
McCune’s one and only lap of 10.614 seconds (84,794 mph) wasn’t enough to break the three-year old track record of 10.168 seconds, but it was enough to give him his second fast time of the 2015 MSRSCS season — three tenths of a second clear of the chasing pack.
Just as he did in practice, Fort Wayne, Ind. veteran Chris Neuenschwander slotted in second-quick on the overall speed charts, clocking a best lap of 10.928 seconds (82.357 mph) at the wheel of the No. 10 Spirit of America Special for Koehler Motorsports. He was followed by 21-year-old young gun Grant Galloway, who drove the Powell Racing/Curtis Motor Sales No. 12 to a clip of 10.984 seconds (81.937 mph).
Brad Wyatt (10.995/81.855) and Derek Bischak (11.130/80.862) rounded out the fast five, with the top four drivers all under the 11-second bracket.
After setting the quick lap, McCune rolled a six on the ARP Inversion Die, meaning sixth-fastest qualifier Jeff Bloom will start on the Engine Pro Pole Position, providing he finishes his assigned heat race later in the program.
Racing action begins at Anderson Speedway at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Engine Pro Time Trials; Anderson Speedway; August 15, 2015
- #88 – Jimmy McCune, 10.614 (84.794 mph)
- #10 – Chris Neuenschwander, 10.928 (82.357)
- #12 – Grant Galloway, 10.984 (81.937)
- #0 – Brad Wyatt, 10.995 (81.855)
- #35 – Derek Bischak, 11.130 (80.862)
- #26 – Jeff Bloom, 11.158 (80.660)
- #44 – Anthony McCune, 11.342 (79.4)
- #71 – Brian Vaughn, 793 (76.3)
- #0K Christian Koehler, 11.829 (76.1)
- #6 – Kevin Blue, 11.895 (75.7)
- #1X – Ron Koehler, 14.050 (64.1)
- #43 – Sam Davis, No Time (No Speed)
About the Writer
Jacob Seelman is the Managing Editor of Race Chaser Online and creator of the Motorsports Madness radio show, airing at 7 p.m. Eastern every Monday on the Performance Motorsports Network. Seelman grew up in the sport, watching his grandparents co-own the RaDiUs Motorsports NASCAR Cup Series team in the 1990s. He is currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., and is also serving as the full-time tour announcer for both the United Sprint Car Series and the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series.
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