Tyrrell & Noles Split Hickory CARS Tour Poles

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Tyrrell & Noles Split
Mini Tyrrell will lead the late model stock car field to green at Hickory Motor Speedway. (Jacob Seelman photo)

NEWTON, N.C. – Mini Tyrrell and Trevor Noles split the pole awards for the CARS Solid Rock Carriers Tour Cloer Construction 250 on Saturday afternoon at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Tyrrell earned his first career CARS Late Model Stock Tour pole with a lap of 15.277 seconds (85.540 mph) in the No. 81 Mini T’s Fastest Grease in the East Chevrolet. He was the second car to take time.

Two-time series champion Bobby McCarty, currently sixth in points, will flank Tyrrell on the front row after a lap of 15.286 seconds (85.490 mph) in the No. 22 AutosByNelson.com Toyota.

Brandon Pierce converted a late draw into the third-fastest lap (15.317/85.317), followed by rookie Jonathan Shafer in fourth (15.322/85.289) and Layne Riggs in fifth (15.332/85.233).

Connor Mosack, Corey Heim, Trevor Ward, Justin Johnson and Craig Moore filled out the first five rows of the grid after two-lap time trials on Saturday.

Noles collected the top starting spot in the super late model division over pre-race favorite Matt Craig, turning a lap of 14.932 seconds (87.517 mph) to Craig’s 14.958-second clip (87.365 mph).

Justin Crider, Jeff Batten and Jeff Fultz completed the top five qualifiers in the 13-car field.

Sammy Smith, driving the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 Toyota, will start a disappointing seventh after struggling on his qualifying run. Carson Kvapil didn’t turn a lap due to mechanical issues with his No. 35.

The Cloer Construction 250 will go green with the super late model feature at 7 p.m. ET, followed by late model stock car action. Every lap can be viewed live through SPEED SPORT Network affiliate Pit Row TV.

QUALIFYING RESULTS: CARS Solid Rock Carriers Tour; Hickory Motor Speedway; Aug. 1, 2020

Late Model Stock Car Qualifying: 1. #81 – Mini Tyrrell, 15.277; 2. #22 – Bobby McCarty, 15.286; 3. #2 – Brandon Pierce, 15.317; 4. #2s – Jonathan Shafer, 15.322; 5. #99 – Layne Riggs, 15.332; 6. #88 – Connor Mosack, 15.336; 7. #78 – Corey Heim, 15.344; 8. #77 – Trevor Ward, 15.347; 9. #44 – Justin Johnson, 15.357; 10. #1m – Craig Moore, 15.376; 11. #08 – Deac McCaskill, 15.377; 12. #19 – Blake Stallings, 15.379; 13. #14 – Jared Fryar, 15.396; 14. #16 – Chad McCumbee, 15.400; 15. #81 – Sam Butler, 15.402; 16. #51 – Matt Cox, 15.402; 17. #57 – Justin Carroll, 15.415; 18. #4 – Jonathan Findley, 15.422; 19. #3 – William Cox III, 15.447; 20. #12p – Gage Painter, 15.469; 21. #63 – Tyler Matthews, 15.474; 22. #1 – Nolan Pope, 15.482; 23. #74 – Ronald Hill, 15.576; 24. #19c – Jessica Cann, 15.755.

Super Late Model Qualifying: 1. #22 – Trevor Noles, 14.932; 2. #54 – Matt Craig, 14.958; 3. #7 – Justin Crider, 14.998; 4. #49 – Jeff Batten, 15.082; 5. #15f – Jeff Fultz, 15.083; 6. #28 – T.J. Duke, 15.089; 7. #51 – Sammy Smith, 15.102; 8. #7c – Tyler Church, 15.106; 9. #21 – Kris Wright, 15.126; 10. #45 – Kodie Conner, 15.222; 11. #11 – Michael Ritch, 15.314; 12. #21s – Dylan Smith, 15.337; 13. #35 – Carson Kvapil, NT.