WHEATLAND, Mo. – The stage is set for Saturday night’s finale to the sixth annual Big Buck 50 presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt at Lucas Oil Speedway.
David Hendrix and Peyton Taylor will start on the front row of the 50-lap main event, which will pay $10,000 to the winner plus a free entry, valued at $3,000, into this fall’s prestigious Whitetail Trophy Hunt in central Missouri.
Hendrix and Taylor won their qualifying heat races and then finished 1-2 in the “dash” involving the eight heat-race winners on Friday night. Hendrix started on the pole and wound up .358 seconds ahead of Taylor, of Batesville, Arkansas, who started fifth.
Earlier in the evening, Hendrix received the $500 Fast Time Bonus courtesy of Tony Jackson Racecars.
Kris Lloyd of Peach Orchard, Arkansas, wound up third and Derek Brown of Stoutland was fourth.
The second dash, involving second-place finishers in the heats, saw Richie Tosh of Salado, Arkansas, advance from a fourth-starting spot to win by 3.37 seconds over Dale Richardson. Those two will start ninth and 10th in the Big Buck 50 feature.
Tony Anglin, winner of the last Big Buck 50 in 2017, will start 12th in the feature after his fourth-place finish in Dash 2.
Big Buck 50 Feature lineup (top 16 locked in)
Row 1 – David Hendrix, Peyton Taylor
Row 2 – Kris Lloyd, Derek Brown
Row 3 – Tim Brown, Kevin Salter
Row 4 – Mark Simon, Chuck Knight
Row 5 – Richie Tosh, Dale Richardson
Row 6 – Dylan Davlin, Tony Anglin
Row 7 – Johnny Coats, Ted Welschmeyer
Row 8 – Heath Philpot, Marc Carter