The UMP DirtCar Open-Wheel Modifieds and the V-8 Thunderstocks kicked off the first of 16 nights of SpeedWeeks action at Bubba Raceway Park with a practice for the drivers. Modified drivers such as Buzzie Reutimann, 4-time defending champion Jeff Mathews, Ivedent Lloyd Jr., and David Reutimann took to the track and put some quick laps down while many others got a feel for the 3/8 mile. The V-8 Thunderstocks saw some excitement with many 2-car teams hitting the clay and actually switching drivers mid-session. Defending champion Brian Shea put his new #19 on the clay while Jason Blackmer and Jason Gamble flung clay everywhere. Gamble, along with team-mate Brandon Tillander, continued to switch cars to see which they liked better. No major accidents occurred.
The action starts at 7 tomorrow night and no one will want to miss it.