ST. LOUIS, MO (SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2012) Seventeen haulers packed into the pit lane at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Virginia. Ryan Heavner sporting the Bob Schacht Motorsports badge was set for his first 2012 appearance in the Rev-Oil Pro Cup championship series.
The entire team, suffering from a loss, wanted nothing more than to return to the track. A few weeks prior to this event sixteen-year-old Dillon Schacht, a relative of team own Bob Schacht was killed during a motorcross practice. The number 77 machine wore a sticker in his honor.
Heavner entered the racing surface for practice. Driver and crew worked on the car all day fighting a tight in the center condition. Despite, the handling issues Heavner still had the car floating inside the top ten on the practice sheets. However, they felt the race set-up would excel the qualifying trim.
The number 77 team crossed the line to begin the qualifying run. An entire field of Pro Cup drivers found themselves separated by three tenths of a second. Post qualifying, as the complex settled back into tranquility from the lack of 700+ hp engines, Heavner found himself placed eleventh of the starting grid.