Beers, a two-time Coors Light Pole Award winner at the track, will try and repeat his efforts when qualifying for the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 gets underway at 6 p.m. Practice was cut short by roughly 15 minutes when a heavy, albeit quick, rain shower pelted the speedway just before 3:30 p.m.
“Hopefully, we'll get a good time trial run and get a good race tonight,” said Beers, of Northampton, Pa. “We've got a pretty good race car underneath us... We'll make a couple minor adjustments (for qualifying). The whole team's really excited.
“We're going to go out and get them tonight.”
It won't be an easy task for Beers. Ryan Preece has won all three poles this year and four straight dating back to last season's finale at Thompson International Speedway. If Preece makes it five straight tonight, he'll become only the second driver in the Tour's history to win five in a row.
It's interesting to note that the last two winners of the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 have gone on to capture the Whelen Modified Tour championship – including current point leader Ron Silk just last year. Bobby Santos also turned that feat back in 2010.
Currently, Silk has a one-point advantage over Doug Coby atop the standings after the first three races of the season. Coby was the most recent Modified Tour winner at Stafford, having done so in the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler 200 earlier this month.
Nobody, though, has more career victories at Stafford than Mike Stefanik with 20. Ted Christopher is the track's most accomplished driver with 115 total race wins across the Whelen Modified Tour, SK Modified and Late Model ranks.
The TSI Harley-Davidson is scheduled for a green flag at approximately 9:15 p.m.