Fan Zone Roshambo

Fan Zone Roshambo

The gloves came off for another roshambo session in the fan zone this afternoon and Jerry Gifford got the best of 2014 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey'sJay Schmidt to gain the pole start in Saturday’s Stock car main event.

“I checked with my fiancée Danielle Walters and went with paper first, then winged it,” Gifford said.

“Starting on the pole at Super Nationals is probably at the top of my career highlight list,” he stated. “I’m coming off a track championship here this season and that’s probably second.

Gifford led all 30 laps in winning the first qualifying feature on Wednesday.

“I focused on hitting my marks and not messing up,” he said. “I thought I had a fast enough car to make it to the end.”

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Gifford’s roshambo acumen netted him some neat contingencies.

He will line up on the inside row ahead of 2nd qualifying feature winner Jay Schmidt, defending Super Nationals champion Brandon Czarapata, Travis VanStraten, Trent Murphy, Brian Blessington, Abe Huls and Kyle Vanover.

Blessington noted that he’d “been practicing night and day,” but still lost his rock, paper, scissors rematch from a year ago with Murphy.