Pauch Jr., Radney, Spence, Buckwalter win Friday qualifiers in Trenton

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

TRENTON, NJ — The second night of the East Coast Dirt Nationals was held at the CURE Insurance Arena on Friday night. Like Thursday night’s show, the winners of the qualifiers advanced to the A-Main on Saturday night.

Billy Pauch Jr. won the first qualifier of the night. He held off Michael Carber, who finished second and was 0.675 seconds behind. Josh Conover finished third, who was 1.622 seconds behind the winner.

Micro Sprint driver Steve Buckwalter racing in the final qualifier
Steve Buckwalter racing in the final qualifier (Photo by Anthony Caruso III)

Pauch Jr.  and Caber — who is a crew member for Chase Elliott’s Monster Energy team — advanced to Saturday’s A-Main.

Jim Radney was the winner of the second qualifying session. He held off Tim Buckwalter, who finished second. Eddie Strada finished third and was 0.148 seconds behind.

Radney and Buckwalter join Pauch Jr. and Caber in the A-Main on Saturday.

Kyle Spence was the winner of the third qualifier. He held off Lee Nardelli, who finished second and was 0.468 behind. Kenny Miller III was the third-place finisher, as he finished 1.514 behind the winner.

Steve Buckwalter was the winner of the final qualifying session. He held off Sean Brierly, who finished second and was 1.615 seconds behind. Alex Bright was the third-place finisher and was 1.907 seconds behind.

Spence, Nardelli, Buckwalter, and Brierly join the other four to advance to the A-Main.

Matt Chavis won the Karts feature. Chavis ran away from the pack for much of the race, as he finished in 8.677. Todd Crenshaw finished second and was 2.858 seconds behind. Chance Hendershot was the third-place finisher as he was 3.734 seconds behind Chavis.

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