McLaughlin on Top of ESW Weekend Modified Time Trials plus Full Results – DTD Exclusive

Billly Whittaker Cars 200 - NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVIII - Oswego Speedway - 6H Max McLaughlin

By MIKE MALLETT

Max McLaughlin had one of the top cars at Super DIRT Week XLVIII and looked to have a shot at Sunday glory at Oswego Speedway only to have an issue on pit road derail his efforts. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has moved on from that. He rebounded nicely on Friday afternoon at the Orange County Fair Speedway.  McLaughlin set quick time in time-trials for the big-block Modifieds with a lap of 23.147 to earn the pole for Saturday night’s pole dash event giving him a shot at the pole position in the Eastern States 200 on Sunday.

“It’s cool to come out here and be as fast as we are,” commented McLaughin. “I think this is my seventh dirt race this year. To be competitive every time out says a lot about our race cars and about the people we have at HBR (Heinke-Baldwin Racing). I’m very excited to be on the pole of tomorrow’s dash.”

McLaughlin indicated the team made some changes prior to the start of the feature at Super DIRT Week and since then the team has worked had in the shop to improve upon that. He thinks they’ve found something which he hopes will propel them to the front of the field on Sunday afternoon as well.

“We changed a lot going into the feature at DIRT Week and I feel like we hit on something,” mentioned McLaughlin. “We worked hard since DIRT Week, it’s been two weeks now, in the shop and just tried to perfect everything we are doing. The car is really good. I can’t ask for much more than that. I just have to do my part and hopefully we’ll be up front Sunday.”




Anthony Perrego, Mike Mahaney, Peter Britten and Larry Wight completed the top five.  Also lock into Saturday night’s pole dash are Jerry Higbie, Tim McCreadie, Mat Williamson, Matt Sheppard, Jimmy Phelps, Craig Mitchell and Tommy Meier.  Everyone else must run a heat race event later Friday night.

Eastern States Weekend
Eastern State 200
Big-Block Modifieds – Time Trials
Orange County Fair Speedway
Middletown, N.Y.
Friday October 25, 2019

Unofficial Time Trial Results:
Pos Car# Name Time
1 6H Max McLaughlin 23.147
2 44 Anthony Perrego 23.228
3 35m Mike Mahaney 23.291
4 21a Peter Britten 23.325
5 99L Larry Wight 23.359
6 51h Jerry Higbie 23.378
7 66m Tim McCreadie 23.401
8 3w Mat Williamson 23.463
9 9s Matt Sheppard 23.558
10 98H Jimmy Phelps 23.565
11 93x Craig Mitchell 23.570
12 33.3 Tommy Meier 23.607

Must Run Heat Races
13 69 Tyler Boniface 23.609
14 35mm Mike Mahaney 23.633
15 220 John Ferrier 23.683
16 27J Danny Johnson 23.687
17 6D Dillon Steuer 23.693
18 20H Brett Hearn 23.708
19 2A Mike Gular 23.722
20 35L LJ Lombardo 23.748
21 26 Ryan Godown 23.753
22 20 Brett Hearn 23.763
23 25R Erick Rudolph 23.764
24 7L Rick Laubach 23.791
25 4sl Bob Hentschel 23.791
26 1z Jessica Friesen 23.819
27 19 Tim Fuller 23.844
28 21m Bob McGannon 23.868
29 42p Pat Ward 23.872
30 43 Jimmy Horton 23.879
31 4S Michael Storms 23.919
32 17z Jeff Strunk 23.979
33 33h Matt Hitchcock 23.981
34 4v Billy VanInwegen 23.982
35 J17 Jeff Heotzler 23.987
36 74 JR Heffner 23.990
37 49D Billy Dunn 24.013
38 4B Andy Bachetti 24.041
39 51r Brad Rothaupt 24.045
40 3p Billy Pauch Jr 24.077
41 16x Danny Creeden 24.132
42 24s Chris Shutlz 24.165
43 28 Mike Trautschold 24.169
44 14m CG Morey 24.171
45 7k Kirk Horton 24.184
46 91 Billy Decker 24.190
47 21Jr Gary Edwards Jr. 24.232
48 2RJ Ronnie Johnson 24.262
49 0 Dan Humes 24.279
50 3m Sam Martz 24.285
51 33 Marc Johnson 24.286
52 2L Jack Lehner 24.323
53 98 Eddie Marshall 24.326
54 17J Matt Janiak 24.337
55 59 Yanick Mathieu 24.384
56 7s Michael Sabia 24.426
57 115 Kenny Tremont 24.460
58 10 Ricky Eurich 24.483
59 88t Tyler Jashembowski 24.535
60 716L Corey Lowitt 24.661
61 28H Ric Hill 24.710
62 28F Stan Frankenfield 24.786
63 28 Jimmy Spellmon 24.811
64 88d Steve Dodd 24.847
65 88G Randy Sherlock 24.952