Friesen leads final Truck Series practice at Eldora

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — Stewart Friesen is certainly one of the favorites to win the sixth-annual Eldora Dirt Derby Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway Wednesday night, and he solidified himself as a contender by turning the fastest lap in final practice Tuesday night at the half-mile Ohio dirt track.

Friesen turned a lap of 20.893 for an average speed of 86.153 mph to lead the field in final practice. He was second-fastest in the first practice Tuesday, running a lap of 19.693 for an average speed of 91.403 mph. Myatt Snider led the first practice session with a time of 19.661.

The Camping World Truck Series will next be on the track Wednesday for qualifying, with single-truck qualifying kicking off at 4:35 p.m. ET. Each truck will get two timed laps.

The only dirt race in the top three NASCAR series has a unique format, as qualifying only determines the lineup for the five heat races Wednesday night. The heats will begin at 7 p.m. A last chance race to determine the final qualifiers is scheduled for 8:40 p.m., with the 150-lap main event Eldora Dirt Derby beginning at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday night. The race will consist of three stages, 40 laps, 50 laps and 60 laps, for a total of 75 miles. There will be breaks between each stage where trucks will be allowed to pit and retain their positions. Unlike the rest of the season, caution laps during the stage breaks do not count.

Below are the top 10 fastest trucks in final practice, with a full rundown of final practice speeds below.

 

  1. Stewart Friesen #52 — 20.983
    Eldora Trucks Practice 2-9218

 

  1. Sheldon Creed #99 — 20.961
    Eldora Trucks Practice 2-9162

 

  1. Chase Briscoe #27 — 20.983
    Eldora Trucks Practice 2-9279

 

  1. Myatt Snider #13 — 20.989
    Eldora Trucks Practice 2-9108

 

  1. Todd Gilliland #4 — 20.997
    Eldora Trucks Practice 2-9184

 

  1. Logan Seavey #51 — 21.005
    Eldora Trucks Practice 2-8979

 

  1. Johnny Sauter #21 — 21.026
    Eldora Trucks Practice 2-9052

 

  1. Matt Crafton #88 — 21.073
    Eldora Trucks Practice 2-8884

 

  1. Tyler Dippel #17 — 21.143
    Eldora Trucks Practice 2-9046

 

  1. Justin Shipley #80 — 21.157
    Eldora Trucks Practice 2-8758

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