Piedmont Racing Expo Qualifying for the Myrtle Beach 400 featured many different drivers take turns on top of the charts, but Bahama, North Carolina native Layne Riggs managed to best everyone else with a pole-winning run of 20.230

Riggs was one of the fastest cars in the morning practice session, but he would have to wait a while along with several other notable drivers that included Peyton Sellers, Timothy Peters and defending Myrtle Beach 400 winner Josh Berry before they could turn a lap in qualifying. This allowed several Myrtle Beach regulars to post quick times early in the session, with Sam Yarborough occupying the provisional pole for several minutes.

As qualifying progressed, a mixture of veterans and rookies worked their way to the front of the field, with Ashton Higgins briefly holding the pole before he was knocked off by Wes Burton a few moments later. Tommy Lemons Jr. eventually surpassed Burton with a time of 20.351 before Riggs came out and obliterated his lap by over a tenth, which earned him the pole for the Myrtle Beach 400.

Corey Heim, who is making his fourth start in a Late Model with Lee Pulliam Performance, narrowly missed claiming the pole himself by a thousandth of a second, but he will lineup alongside Riggs in the second position. Justin Crider’s lap of 20.299 earned him the third starting position for tonight’s 250-lap feature, while Will Burns and Lemons rounded out the Top 5.

Berry was able to lock himself into the main event, but he will have to find a way to defend his Myrtle Beach 400 title from 14th. Notable drivers that will have to transfer their way into the feature from their respective heat races include Sam Yarborough as well as David Roberts, who led a good portion of the 2017 Myrtle Beach 400 until encountering issues late in the race.

 

Myrtle Beach 400 Late Model Qualifying Results (Bold transfer in)

1. 99r Layne Riggs- 20.230
2. 78 Corey Heim- 20.231
3. 7c Justin Crider- 20.299
4. 41 Will Burns- 20.302
5. 27 Tommy Lemons- 20.351
6. 26s Peyton Sellers- 20.390
7. 07 Bradley McCaskill- 20.419
8. 12p Timothy Peters- 20.432
9. 19b Wes Burton- 20.445
10. 9h Ashton Higgins- 20.445
11. 15 Ryan Millington- 20.457
12. 36m Neil Meredith- 20.457
13. 16m Chad McCumbee- 20.479
14. 88b Josh Berry- 20.479
15. 9s Luke Sorrow- 20.519
16. 24 Colin Garrett- 20.543
17. 1f Michael Faulk- 20.561
18. 11 Lucas Williams- 20.578
19. 95y Sam Yarborough- 20.621
20. 83 Jeremy McDowell- 20.628
21. 60 RA Brown- 20.639
22. 5c Dexter Canipe Jr.- 20.642
23. 51 Matt Cox- 20.659
24. 95h Jacob Heafner- 20.666
25. 44j Justin Johnson- 20.669
26. 44 TJ Barron- 20.688
27. 9m Sam Mayer- 20.698
28. 61 Justin Hicks- 20.706
29. 8h Tyler Hughes- 20.724
30. 18g Ty Gibbs- 20.738
31. 18r David Roberts- 20.740
32. 94 Jamie Weatherford- 20.765
33. 10 Ed Williams- 20.790
34. 2p Brandon Pierce- 20.790
35. 12b Blaise Brinkley- 20.829
36. 0s Justin Snow- 20.844
37. 32m Jerry Miracle- 20.856
38. 7h Michael Hardin- 20.858
39. 97 Greg Edwards- 20.858
40. 46 Thad Moffitt- 20.869
41. 19b Cameron Bowen- 20.899
42. 06 Davin Scites- 20.954
43. 26v Brian Vause- 20.997
44. 17b Bryant Barnhill- 21.043
45. 90 Terry Carroll- 21.065
46. 03 Brenden Queen- 21.083
47. 91 Justin Carroll- 21.090
48. 4 Craig Stallard- 21.143
49. 21 Jimmy Wallace- 21.166
50. 55 Howie DiSavino III- 21.167
51. 25L Kevin Leicht- 21.236
52. 07n Kevin Neal- 21.258
53. 13 Bobby June- 21.406
54. 88 Lee Tissot- 21.534
55. 8r Trevor Rizzo- no time.