Philip Morris enters the 2018 running of the Hampton Heat as the favorite to win and, on Friday, he showed why.

Morris ran the fastest lap in practice with a 15.816 on Friday during an afternoon practice for the 25 teams on hand for the Hampton Heat 200 at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway.  Peyton Sellers, who won the event in 2013, was second quickest with a 15.938 while defending winner Bobby McCarty was third with a 15.957.  Justin T. Carroll and Danny Edwards rounded out the top-five.

Former winners Matt Bowling and CE Falk timed inside the top-10.  The other two former winners in the field, Woody Howard and Nick Smith, were 11th and 12th respectively.

The fastest two drivers ran the Chevy “SPEC” upgrade motor while McCarty ran a Harrington Enforcer engine.

Third year driver Maddy Ryan Mulligan ran the most laps during the practice session, 56 laps total.  Her fastest time was a 19.509 on her 45th lap.

Friday’s practice times can be seen below:

  1. Philip Morris (CU) – 15.816
  2. Peyton Sellers (CU) – 15.938
  3. Bobby McCarty (HE) – 15.957
  4. Justin T. Carroll (CU) – 15.970
  5. Danny Edwards (HE) – 15.973
  6. Matt Bowling (CU) – 15.994
  7. Brandon Pierce (HE) – 16.000
  8. CE Falk (CU) – 16.038
  9. Garrett Bunch (HE) – 16.110
  10. Timmy Phipps (CU) – 16.132
  11. Woody Howard (CU) – 16.153
  12. Nick Smith (CU) – 16.154
  13. Justin S. Carroll (CU) – 16.207
  14. Tyler Hughes (FC) – 16.214
  15. Greg Edwards (HE) – 16.295
  16. Grayson Cullather (HE) 00 16.295
  17. Cameron Bowen (CU) – 16.344
  18. Austin Thaxton (CU) – 16.383
  19. Colin Garrett (HE) – 16.387
  20. Casey Wyatt (CU) – 16.398
  21. Terry Carroll (FC) – 16.497
  22. Maddy Ryan Mulligan (CU) – 16.509
  23. Duane Shreeves (CU) – 16.515
  24. Thomas Marks (CB) – 16.550
  25. Brenden Queen (CU) – 16.751

CU = Chevy “SPEC” Upgrade; HE = Harrington Enforcer; FC = Ford Crate