UNION, Ky. — Chris Ferguson sits on top of points after the first round of heats at Florence Speedway for the Sunoco North South 100 before rain showers caused the postponement of round two heats.
The first heat in round one would see Shane Clanton charge from the third starting spot to take the win. Mike Marlar, winner of Thursday night’s North-South Shootout, came from the inside of row number three to take the runner-up spot behind Clanton as sixth starting Josh Richards was third.
The second heat in round one was a terrific battle for the lead as Chris Ferguson emerged from his seventh starting position to claim the victory. Kent Robinson started from the pole and ran second to Ferguson. First time Florence visitor, Ross Bailes charging from his 10th starting position to claim third at the finish.
The third heat in round one would see the first pole sitter claim a win as Tim McCreadie lead all the way for the win. Former Florence Speedway track champion, Jason Jameson ran second with eighth starting Billy Moyer Jr. passing several cars to finish in third.
The fourth heat in round one saw LOLMDS Rookie-of-the-Year contender Tyler Bruening take the victory after roaring to the lead on the opening lap. Bruening pulled away for a dominating victory over current LOLMDS Championship Points leader Jimmy Owens, who finished second after starting sixth. Devin Moran advanced two spots during the race to come home in third.
The fifth heat in round one would see four-time Series Champion Earl Pearson Jr. lead wire-to-wire to pick up the victory. With his Florence Speedway debut this week, Ricky Thornton Jr. finished second in the final heat of round one. Dale McDowell roared from the inside of row number five to take third spot at the checkers.