Ross Bailes, Jared Hawkins set to lead Butterball Woolridge field to green


Ross Bailes will start the Woolridge Memorial from the pole

Kentucky’s Richmond Raceway will play host to the Ultimate Heart of America Series-sanctioned 34th annual Paul ‘Butterball’ Woolridge Memorial event on Saturday night. Preliminary action for the $20,059-to-win main event was held on Friday evening as drivers and teams vied for starting positions by taking part in qualifying and heat races.

Henry Hornsby III was fastest in qualifying as he toured the 3/8 mile clay oval in 14.586 seconds to beat out Derek Fisher, Zack Dohm, Ashton Winger, Ross Bailes, Jared Hawkins, Tyler Carpenter, Josh Rice, Scott James and Ricky Weiss.

Ross Bailes earned the pole for the feature by winning the first heat race ahead of Scott James, Henry Hornsby III and Tommy Bailey then Jared Hawkins topped Derek Fisher, Michael Chilton and Larry Martin Jr. in the second preliminary.

Zack Dohm won the third heat of the evening by besting Tyler Carpenter, Tristan Chamberlain and Logan Walls just before Josh Rice defeated Ashton Winger, David Webb and Justin Ratliff in the fourth and final heat race.

B-main races will be held on Saturday to set the remainder of the starting grid for the 59-lap feature.

Feature Lineup: 1. Ross Bailes, 2. Jared Hawkins, 3. Zack Dohm, 4. Josh Rice, 5. Scott James, 6. Derek Fisher, 7. Tyler Carpenter, 8. Ashton Winger, 9. Henry Hornsby III, 10. Michael Chilton, 11. Tristan Chamberlain, 12. David Webb, 13. Tommy Bailey, 14. Larry Martin Jr., 15. Logan Walls, 16. Justin Ratliff, 17. B-main transfer, 18. B-main transfer, 19. B-main transfer, 20. B-main transfer, 21. B-main transfer, 22. B-main transfer

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