Conway Masters the Dark
Lawson Aschenbach claimed a convincing pole for race one ahead of Kevin Conway, making it an-all Change Racing front row. But the Maryland driver nearly forfeited his chances by sitting out the early stages of the session and banking on improving track conditions as qualifying progressed. Without a time on the board, a red flag at almost the half way point might have scuppered his chances. However, the session resumed 5 minutes later and the hard-charging Conway and Aschenbach traded times almost to the end of the 40 minutes.
Aschenbach won out in the end and with 44 seconds remaining on the clock, broke the 1 min 15 barrier to deliver a thrilling climax to the grid shoot-out. Roger Miller managed to make it a clean sweep for Change Racing finishing as the fastest amateur driver in P6.