Jimmy Elliott Sets Fast Time in 2016 Icebowl Shootout Qualifying
EASTABOGA, AL – Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, TN out qualified 65 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series competitors to set fast time on Saturday for the 25th Annual Icebowl at Talladega Short Track. Elliott drove the Elliott’s Tire Center Special around the 1/3-mile clay oval in 14.149 seconds to set fast time in Group 6 and earn the pole position for the first heat race.
The six heat races that were scheduled for Saturday were rained out, and will be added to the Sunday race schedule of B-Main races and the $3,000-to-win main event. The top three finishers in each Heat Race will transfer to the main event in the first 18 starting spots. The winner of the first Heat Race earns the pole position for the main event.
Drivers that finish fourth on back in the six heat races will transfer into one of three B-Main Races. The top two finishers in each B-Main race will transfer into the main event in the 19ththrough 24th starting spots.
Ryan King of Seymour, TN was the fast qualifier in Group 4 with a time of 14.413 in the Brian King Roofing Stinger, which earned the 2015 Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year and the National Championship Runner-Up the pole position for the second heat race. William Thomas of Phenix City, AL was the fast qualifier in Group 5 with a time of 14.425 seconds to earn the pole for the third heat race.