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Ben Rhodes Leads The Way At Greenville-Pickens Speedway

Ben Rhodes Leads The Way At Greenville-Pickens Speedway

by September 6, 2014 0 comments

Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas

EASLEY, S.C. – Ben Rhodes was quickest in both practice sessions leading up to the Greenville 140 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

He was the only driver out of the 22 that clocked lap times to reach the 20-second mark. Rhodes is looking to win his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship later tonight. All he has to do is finish 13th or better or beat Cameron Hayley who was fifth quickest in first practice and third in final practice. Rhodes’ first career win in the series came at Greenville-Pickens Speedway back in March.

Qualifying for the Greenville 140 is set to begin at 6 p.m. EST this afternoon, with the race starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Greenville 140 First Practice Top-10 Results:
1.) #41 Ben Rhodes 20.900 | 86.124 mph
2.) #22 Austin Hill 21.202 | 84.898 mph
3.) #20 Gray Gaulding 21.224 | 84.810 mph
4.) #04 Ronnie Bassett Jr. 21.266 | 84.642 mph
5.) #98 Cameron Hayley 21.281 | 84.582 mph
6.) #15 Nick Drake 21.302 | 84.499 mph
7.) #4 Sergio Pena 21.359 | 84.274 mph
8.) #31 Kaz Grala 21.374 | 84.214 mph
9.) #34 Scott Heckert 21.552 | 83.519 mph
10.) #18 Sam Hunt 21.558 | 83.496 mph

Greenville 140 Final Practice Top-10 Results:
1.) #41 Ben Rhodes 21.379 | 84.195 mph
2.) #20 Gray Gaulding 21.455 | 83.897 mph
3.) #98 Cameron Hayley 21.515 | 83.663 mph
4.) #15 Nick Drake 21.585 | 83.391 mph
5.) #97 Jesse Little 21.613 | 83.283 mph
6.) #34 Scott Heckert 21.642 | 83.172 mph
7.) #4 Sergio Pena 21.645 | 83.160 mph
8.) #04 Ronnie Bassett Jr. 21.646 | 83.156 mph
9.) #43 Brodi Kostecki 21.674 | 83.049 mph
10.) #22 Austin Hill 21.707 | 82.907 mph

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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