Nazareth Qualifying

NAZARETH, PA - Results Friday (July 16) from qualifying for Saturday's USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet race at Nazareth Speedway, with starting position, car number in parentheses, driver, hometown and speed. Jimmy Sills of ...

NAZARETH, PA - Results Friday (July 16) from qualifying for Saturday's USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet race at Nazareth Speedway, with starting position, car number in parentheses, driver, hometown and speed.

Jimmy Sills of Placerville, Calif. captured the pole starting position for Saturday's 100-mile USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet race at Nazareth Speedway, posting a qualifying speed of 135.185 mph. in his True Value/Chevy/Beast. It marked the 20th time Sills had been the fastest qualifier in the series which dates back to 1971. Sills will be joined by defending series champion Jason Leffler of Long Beach, Calif. on the front row for Saturday's race. Leffler wualified at 134.907 mph., the second-fastest of 36 qualifiers on the 1-mile paved oval. The race is the first for the series at the Nazareth oval since it was paved in 1987, although the series' inaugural was held on a 1-1/8-mile dirt oval at the same site in 1971. Nazareth's a pretty challenging track and every corner you go into presentes a new challenge," said Sills after Friday's run. "It's going to be a hard place to run but there are some places to pass here. When I went out for hot laps I tried to follow Mike Bliss' line. He's then only one who has run here before, so that helped me a lot." A 15-mile "qualifying race" is scheduled at 11 am Saturday and the 100-mile feeatur egets the green flag at 5 pm.

        1        (11) Jimmy Sills, Placerville, Calif., 135.185 mph.
        2        (9) Jason Leffler, Long Beach, Calif., 134.907.
        3        (111) Mike Bliss, Milwaukie, Ore., 134.882.
        4        (69) Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 133.993.
        5        (66) Gary Hieber, Langhorne, Pa., 133.476.
        6        (30) Chuck Leary, Greenfield, Ind., 133.289.
        7        (99) John Heydenreich, Bloomsburg, Pa., 133.279.
        8        (110) Rebel Jackson, Jr., Buckley, Wash., 133.239.
        9        (6) Jay Drake, Val Verde, Calif., 132.714.
        10        (92) Dave Steele, Tampa, Fla., 132.709.
        11        (37) Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 132.494.
        12        (56) Dave Darland, Kokomo, Ind., 132.353.
        13         (14) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., 132.318.
        14         (67) J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 132.314.
        15         (40) Brad Noffsinger, Concord, N.C., 132.061.
        16        (22) Brian Paulus, Mechanicsburg, Pa., 131.444.
        17        (51) Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 131.420.
        18        (61) Robby Flock, Murietta, Calif., 131.343.
        19        (19) Kipp Beard, Tampa, Fla., 130.956.
        20        (777) Chet Fillip, Speedway, Ind., 130.918.
        21        (80) Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., Brownsburg, Ind., 130.837.
        22        (100) Paul White, Temple, Texas, 130.628.
        23        (4) Jason McCord, Anderson, Ind., 130.166.
        24        (29) Bentley Warren, Kennebunkport, Maine, 129.767.
        25        To Be Determined in Saturday "Qualifying race"
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        29        To Be Determined in Saturday "Qualifying race"
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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Mike Bliss , Jay Drake , John Heydenreich , Bentley Warren , Chet Fillip , Brad Noffsinger , Russ Gamester , Paul White , Jason McCord , Brian Paulus , Gary Hieber , Jimmy Sills , Robby Flock