Hearn Grabs Pole For Eastern States 200

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Brett Hearn is getting ready to kick start the 2014 Super DIRTcar Series season. (Dave Dalesandro/MSI Photo Photo)
Brett Hearn's Madsen Ovehead Doors No. 20 took the pole for Sunday's Eastern States 200. (Dave Dalesandro/MSI Photo Photo)
Brett Hearn’s Madsen Ovehead Doors No. 20 took the pole for Sunday’s Eastern States 200. (Dave Dalesandro/MSI Photo Photo)

MIDDLETOWN, N. Y.  – Big-Block Modified star Brett Hearn set the bar high last year, taking victory at Orange County Fair Speedway’s Super DIRTcar Series Eastern States 200 after wins during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week and Lebanon Valley Speedway’s Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A.

He’s ready to do one better this year, speeding into Eastern States Weekend with the Super DIRTcar Series point lead and claiming the pole starting position for Sunday’s Eastern States 200.

Hearn’s Madsen Ovehead Doors No. 20 was fastest overall Friday followed by Stewart Friesen, Tim Hindley, Billy VanInwegen, Tim McCreadie and Justin Haers. The top six in Friday’s time trials have locked in the top six starting positions in the Eastern States 200, which begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.

In Friday’s heat races, Tim Fuller, Danny Johnson, Mike Kolka, Billy Decker, 2012 DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Champion Dale Planck and three time defending Super DIRTcar Series Champion Matt Sheppard picked up wins to also claim strong starting positions in Sunday’s Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Eastern States 200.

The historic 200-lapper at Orange County Fair Speedway will start a 44-car field, with the final 12 positions in the lineup to be determined by B-Main last-chance qualifiers running Sunday before the feature event.

Eastern States 200 Feature Top 6 Starters

Brett Hearn, Stewart Friesen, Tim Hindley, Billy VanInwegen, Tim McCreadie, Justin Haers