ASRA: Spearman and Howell Make Up Front Row for Rocket Tire Services 300 at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — official event report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman —

Ty Spearman and Scott Howell will lead the field to the green flag in Saturday night’s ASRA-sanctioned Rocket Tire Services 300 for late model stock cars at the virtual Martinsville Speedway.

The duo set the two fastest times in Thursday night qualifying, with Spearman topping a field of more than 70 entries after posting a lap of 19.217 seconds around the 0.533-mile concrete bullring nicknamed ‘The Paper Clip.’

Howell was just seven one-thousandths (0.007) of a second behind in the session that only locked in the front row for Saturday night’s 200-lap main event.

Four 20-lap heat races set positions three to 34 on the grid, locking in the top eight finishers from each heat to the main event. Marvin Turnmire Jr., Windell Stratton, Bryan Fallen and Bentley Glaser took the wins in their respective heats and will fill out the second and third rows for Saturday’s race.

The final eight positions on the grid will be finalized through a 50-lap last chance qualifier, held just prior to the main event on Saturday evening.

The Rocket Tire Services 300 goes green at 9:30 p.m. ET Saturday night, with live broadcast coverage on LSRTV.


RESULTS: American Sim Racing Association; Martinsville Speedway; September 25, 2015

Heat #1 (20 laps):  1. Marvin Turnmire Jr.; 2. Mason White; 3. Andrew Dixon; 4. Zack Wroblewski; 5. Barry Hines; 6. Austin Coop; 7. Jordan Polley; 8. Adam Poff; 9. Wade Tschida; 10. Michael Waite; 11. Adam Rego; 12. Jeremy Letto; 13. Cameron Hobbs; 14. Nathan Hurlburt.

Heat #2 (20 laps):  1. Windell Stratton; 2. Austin J. Yarbrough; 3. David Richer; 4. Colby Vance; 5. Corey Wyatt; 6. Donny Moore; 7. Cam Brown; 8. Thomas Axsom; 9. Jeff Hoggard; 10. Eric Wood; 11. Nicholas Lemberger; 12. Brad Newman; 13. Jason Williams; 14. Seth Fouty; 15. Garret Strachota; 16. Kyle Sieg; 17. Mason Cain.

Heat #3 (20 laps):  1. Bryan S. Fallen; 2. Chris W. Watkins; 3. Austin M. Jones; 4. Zach Knowles; 5. Tom Hameka; 6. Jeff Mills; 7. Matt Shinoski; 8. Daniel Williamson; 9. Johnny Sykes; 10. Evan Black; 11. Mike Holtsclaw; 12. Richard Tillman; 13. Tanner Cook; 14. S. Michael Allen; 15. Ryan Repko; 16. Mickey Hardin.

Heat #4 (20 laps):  1. Bentley Glaser; 2. Adam Benefiel; 3. Tommy Rhyne; 4. Jack Pellicer; 5. Kyle Levreault; 6. Andy Southern; 7. Paul Fugate; 8. Scott L. Martin; 9. Shannon Jones; 10. Tim Bills; 11. Dalton J. Martin; 12. David Rocklein; 13. Taylor Hurst; 14. James Ray; 15. Kevin W. Hash; 16. Dwight Beverly.

Provisional Starting Grid

  1. Ty Spearman (19.217)
  2. Scott Howell (19.224)
  3. Marvin Turnmire Jr.
  4. Windell Stratton
  5. Bryan S. Fallen
  6. Bentley Glaser
  7. Mason White
  8. Austin J. Yarbrough
  9. Chris W. Watkins
  10. Adam Benefiel
  11. Andrew Dixon
  12. David Richer
  13. Austin M. Jones
  14. Tommy Rhyne
  15. Zack Wroblewski
  16. Colby Vance
  17. Zach Knowles
  18. Jack Pellicer
  19. Barry Hines
  20. Corey Wyatt
  21. Tom Hameka
  22. Kyle Levreault
  23. Austin Coop
  24. Donny Moore
  25. Jeff Mills
  26. Andy Southern
  27. Jordan Polley
  28. Cam Brown
  29. Matt Shinoski
  30. Paul Fugate
  31. Adam Poff
  32. Thomas Axsom
  33. Daniel Williamson
  34. Scott L. Martin
  35. LCQ winner
  36. LCQ runner-up
  37. LCQ transfer #3
  38. LCQ transfer #4
  39. LCQ transfer #5
  40. LCQ transfer #6
  41. LCQ transfer #7
  42. LCQ transfer #8


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.

The 21-year-old 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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