Michael Moyers and Rory Smith are the provisional polesitters for the semi-finals of the Walter Hayes Trophy.
Last year’s WHT victor Moyers’ dominant heat four win was the fastest race time of the day on Saturday at Silverstone, putting him on pole for semi-final one.
Heat one and two winners Chris Middlehurst and Felix Fisher line up behind Moyers.
Moyers’ Kevin Mills Racing team-mate Jordan Dempsey is among the potential event winners further down the grid in that semi – set for 12th on the grid after his tangle with Matt Cowley in their heat.
B-M Racing Medina driver Smith set the second fastest heat-winning time, despite his race being a huge dice with Team USA scholar Jake Craig and three-time WHT winner Joey Foster.
A pair of KMR Spectrum drivers will provisionally start on Smith’s tail – heat six and three winners Roger Orgee and Julian van der Watt.
Festival winner Josh Smith is set to start 11th in that semi, having lost engine performance in his heat after a fluffed gearchange.
Peter Daly and Westie Mitchell provisionally share the Last Chance Race front row, but the driver to watch there will be Cowley.
The top 18 Last Chance finishers will all get into the semis, so Cowley needn’t progress from his 11th on the grid but will inevitably want to.
Twelve months ago Josh Fisher only narrowly missed out on outright WHT victory, but this year he has a mountain to climb on Sunday.
His error at the end of his heat means he is provisionally set to start the Progression Race 14th. The top 12 from that go into the Last Chance.
Peter Hannam and Hayden Hardyman are due to start the Progression from the front row.
|Semi Final 1||Semi Final 2|
|1. Michael Moyers||1. Rory Smith|
|2. Chris Middlehurst||2. Roger Orgee|
|3. Felix Fisher||3. Julian van der Watt|
|4. Ivor McCullough||4. Jake Craig|
|5. Michael Eastwell||5. Oliver White|
|6. Luke Cooper||6. Tom McArthur|
|7. Stuart Gough||7. Joey Foster|
|8. David McCullough||8. Nico Gruber|
|9. James Clarke||9. Ross Martin|
|10. Ed Thurston||10. David McArthur|
|11. Richard Tarling||11. Josh Smith|
|12. Jordan Dempsey||12. Carter Williams|
|13. Neil Tofts||13. Callum Grant|
|14. Dougie Crosbie||14. Colin Mullan|
|15. Tom Hawkins||15. Henry Chart|
|16. Nigel Dolan||16. Jason Down|
|17. Klaus-Dieter Hackel||17. Cameron Fenton|
|18. Peter Daly||18. Thomas Cappezzone|
|19. Adam Fathers||19. Neil Broome|
|20. Max Marzorati||20. Lewis Fox|
|21. Arnaud Tsamere||21. John Svensson|
|22. George McDonald||22. Logan Hannah|
|23. Vincent Jay||23. Stephane Lemeret|
|24. Paul Mason||24. Jaap Blijleven|
|25. Dan Fox||25. Maxime Lebreton|
|26. Daniel O’Beirne||26. Mark de Rozarieux|
|27. Steve Deeks||27. Adam Quartermaine|
|Last chance qualifiers||Last chance qualifiers|
|1. Peter Hannam||1. Peter Daly|
|2. Graham Woodin||2. Westie Mitchell|
|3. Liam McShane||3. Jack Kemp|
|4. Pascal Monbaron||4. Andrew Higginbottom|
|5. David Billington||5. Neil Hunt|
|6. Patrick Sauzedde||6. Peter Gillespie|
|7. Flashman Finneran||7. Andrew Schofield|
|8. Hayden Hardyman||8. Sam Street|
|9. Lorna Vickers||9. Nicolas Beloou|
|10. Thomas Johansson||10. Paul Barnes|
|11. Tom Brown||11. Matt Cowley|
|12. Ross Howe||12. Conor Murphy|
|13. Clare Greig||13. Gaius Ghinn|
|14. Josh Fisher||14. Chris Davison|
|15. Sebastian Job||15. Joe Porter|
|16. Damian Ditchfield||16. James Harvey|
|17. Rick Morris||17. Martin Friedl|
|18. Mark Armstrong|
|19. Fergus Paton|
|20. Eric Moulinet|
|21. Lloyd Hopes|
|22. Matthew Gillbanks|
|23. Andy Clark|
|24. Dave Porter|
|Progression race qualifiers|
Note: The grids shown above are provisional only and are not officially confirmed by the organisers