McCarter Stars In Ice Bowl Drills

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Pierce McCarter

EASTABOGA, Ala. — Pierce McCarter earned the pole position on Saturday for the Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series portion of the 29th annual Ice Bowl at Talladega Short Track on Sunday.

McCarter earned the pole position for the $3,000-to-win race after driving the Parkway Liquors Longhorn to victory in the first heat.

The Ice Bowl is also the first race of the third annual Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Winter Shootout Series.

Jimmy Elliott is the defending and two-time Winter Shootout Series Champion and the defending Ice Bowl champion. Elliott will start on the outside front row after winning the second 10-lap heat in the Car Smart Auto Sales Longhorn.

Oakley Johns drove the Johns Farms Pierce to victory in the third heat on Saturday and will start the Ice Bowl 40-lap event on the inside of row three. Three-time Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series National Champion Ronnie Johnson won the fourth 10-lap heat and will start the Ice Bowl from the outside of the second row.

The top four finishers in each heat race earned a spot in the first eight rows of the Ice Bowl.