Lonesome Pine qualifying results 2002-10-05

Ronald Hill wins pole at Lonesome Pine. COEBURN, VA - "Too tight" was the key phrase buzzing around the pits on Saturday evening following time trials. But for Ronald Hill of Rougemont, NC, 'too tight' was a blessing as Hill won the Hobart...

Ronald Hill wins pole at Lonesome Pine.

COEBURN, VA - "Too tight" was the key phrase buzzing around the pits on Saturday evening following time trials. But for Ronald Hill of Rougemont, NC, 'too tight' was a blessing as Hill won the Hobart Sales and Service Pole Award for Sunday's Bailey's Autumn Classic 300 at Lonesome Pine International Raceway.

For Hill, it seemed he knew the 3/8-mile paved oval well. But in reality, it is his first trip to the Lonesome Pine facility.

"First time I saw this place was Friday morning," said Hill after qualifying. "It's a real nice facility. I'm pleased to get the pole. I'd just like to thank the folks here for having us and the opportunity to be here."

Hill's Puryear Tank Lines Chevrolet Monte Carlo blazed to a 16.370 lap on his way to the pole on Saturday night, but according to the NASCAR late model stock car driver, the car was too tight given the track conditions over the last two days.

"We were trying to get a top 10 but the way the track has been for the last two days it's been loose. We actually had our car too tight and I overrun it on my second lap. But I believe tomorrow's race is going to be a real tough and competitive race. It's been a long time since I have raced with some of these guys and some of 'em have got some hot rods."

The field was separated by two tenths of second from first thru tenth, but no driver got close to the track record of 16.258 previously set by Wade Day.

The top ten positions were determined through time trials with positions eleven thru thirty-two determined through heat races following qualifying.

The green flag on the Bailey's Autumn Classic will drop at 2:00 p.m at Lonesome Pine International Raceway.

<pre> Saturday's Qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Bailey's Autumn Classic 300 Lonesome Pine International Raceway - Coeburn, VA

Pos.    No.     Driver                  Manufacturer            Hometown                Lap Time
1       7       Ronald Hill             Chevrolet               Rougemont, NC           16.370
2       4       Frank Deiny Jr.         Chevrolet               Mechanicsville, VA      16.391
3       40      Eric Sartin             Chevrolet               Kermit, WV              16.400
4       96      Wade Day                Chevrolet               Whitesburg, KY          16.407
5       57      Ray Young               Chevrolet               Bassett, VA             16.457
6       18      Jason York              Chevrolet               Reidsville, NC          16.520
7       94      Mike Looney             Chevrolet               Catawba, VA             16.527
8       4       Eric McClure            Chevrolet               Abingdon, VA            16.531
9       75      Tink Reedy              Chevrolet               Roanoke, VA             16.538
10      23      Johnny Rumley           Chevrolet               Oak Ridge, NC           16.570
11      81      Randy Ratliff           Chevrolet               Abingdon, VA            Heat Race
12      1       Rodney Cook             Ford                    Reidsville, NC          Heat Race
13      01      Danny O'Quinn           Chevrolet               Coeburn, VA             Heat Race
14      22      Steve Blackburn         Chevrolet               Prestonsburg, KY        Heat Race
15      45      Chad Harris             Chevrolet               Stuarts Draft, VA       Heat Race
16      24      Jason Mitcham           Dodge                   Blacksburg, VA          Heat Race
17      10      Brandon Nichols         Chevrolet               Abingdon, VA            Heat Race
18      99      Matt Wolfe              Chevrolet               Johnson City, TN        Heat Race
19      3       Mike Porter             Chevrolet               Princeton, WV           Heat Race
20      26      Mark Ketron             Chevrolet               Kingsport, TN           Heat Race
21      49      Michael Kidd            Ford                    Tazewell, VA            Heat Race
22      19      Wayne Hale              Chevrolet               Piney Flats, TN         Heat Race
23      40      Brian Blevins           Chevrolet               Clintwood, VA           Heat Race
24      66      Rod Collins             Chevrolet               Limestone, TN           Heat Race
25      0       Clay Campbell           Chevrolet               Martinsville, VA        Heat Race
26      8       Anthony Barnes          Chevrolet               Draper, VA              Heat Race
27      17      Caleb Holman            Chevrolet               Abingdon, VA            Heat Race
28      47      Doug Mate               Chevrolet               Cuyanoga Falls, OH      Heat Race
29      77      Kirby Gobble            Chevrolet               Abingdon, VA            Heat Race
30      02      Barry Crum              Chevrolet               Pikeville, KY           Heat Race
31      5       Tommy Spangler          Pontiac                 Bristol, TN             Heat Race
32      48      Paul Shull              Chevrolet               Clintwood, VA           Heat Race

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Drivers Caleb Holman , Eric McClure , Danny O'Quinn , Steve Blackburn , Johnny R , Jason York , Clay Campbell