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.
- Stewart Friesen #52 — 20.983
- Sheldon Creed #99 — 20.961
- Chase Briscoe #27 — 20.983
- Myatt Snider #13 — 20.989
- Todd Gilliland #4 — 20.997
- Logan Seavey #51 — 21.005
- Johnny Sauter #21 — 21.026
- Matt Crafton #88 — 21.073
- Tyler Dippel #17 — 21.143
- Justin Shipley #80 — 21.157