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Cody Coughlin to the Top in Practice at Chicagoland

Cody Coughlin to the Top in Practice at Chicagoland

by July 18, 2014 0 comments

Photo Kyle Pokrefky

JOLIET, Ill. — Cody Coughlin (Venturini Motorsports) posted the fastest lap in the lone practice session for the ARCA Racing Series’ Ansell ActivArmr 150 at the Chicagoland Speedway with a lap of 31.525 seconds

The pace set by the ARCA cars was not too far off of the pace set by the NASCAR Nationwide Series cars during their first practice at the track. Coughlin’s lap would have been quick enough for eighth-fastest on the speed chart had his car ran in the Nationwide Series practice. The ARCA cars had the benefit of running on a partially-shaded track whereas the Nationwide cars ran on a fully sunlit surface. With lower temperatures comes higher speeds and less wear on the tires.

Coughlin posted the quickest lap of of the session in the middle of a flurry of drivers making mock qualifying runs at the end of the session. ARCA, unlike NASCAR, still utilizes the classic single-car, two-lap qualifying system. Prior to Coughlin taking the top spot on the scoring pylon, John Wes Townley (Venturini Motorsports) held a stranglehold on the rest of the field, holding the top spot in the 110-minute practice until 10 minutes were left remaining in the session.

Townley would slide to ninth on the speed chart while Coughlin, Austin Wayne Self (Cunningham Motorsports), Grant Enfinger (Team BCR), Will Kimmel (Kimmel Racing), Matt Tifft (Ken Schrader Racing), Justin Boston (Venturini Motorsports), Spencer Gallagher (GMS Racing), and Mason Mitchell (Mason Mitchell Motorsports) would scoot past the only drive attempting double-duty this weekend in the standings. Former Chicagoland winner Frank Kimmel (Win-Tron Racing) rounded out the top-10.

Top-10 Speeds in Practice for the Ansell ActivArmr 150 

  1. 55 – Cody Coughlin – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports – 31.525 | Leader
  2. 22 – Austin Wayne Self – Dodge – Cunningham Motorsports – 31.603 | -0.078
  3. 90 – Grant Enfinger – Ford – Team BCR – 31.754 | -0.229
  4. 69 – Will Kimmel – Ford – Kimmel Racing – 31.784 | -0.259
  5. 52 – Matt Tifft – Chevrolet – Ken Schrader Racing – 31.803 | -0.278
  6. 25 – Justin Boston – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports – 31.874 | -0.349
  7. 23 – Spencer Gallagher – Chevrolet – GMS Racing – 31.878 | -0.353
  8. 98 – Mason Mitchell – Ford – Mason Mitchell Motorsports – 31.991 | -0.466
  9. 15 – John Wes Townley – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports – 32.020 | -0.495
  10. 44 – Frank Kimmel – Toyota – Win-Tron Racing – 32.403 | -0.878
Kyle Pokrefky
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