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Rain Cuts Kansas Practice Short, Cancels Qualifying

Rain Cuts Kansas Practice Short, Cancels Qualifying

by October 3, 2014 0 comments

Photo Credit: arcaracing.com

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The lone 100-minute practice session for tonight’s ARCA 98.9 at Kansas Speedway came to an early halt this morning due to rain washing out the track.

With teams getting just a little under 30 minutes of track time, only 16 of the 34 drivers entered for tonight’s race would manage to get a lap in.

Spencer Gallagher would top the speed chart in his return to the ARCA Racing Series with a lap of 31.647 seconds in his No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet.

Following Gallagher in the top-10 in first practice would be Justin Boston, Matt Tifft, Brandon Gdovic, Will Kimmel, Mason Mitchell, Tom Hessert, Cody Coughlin, Thomas Praytor, and Frank Kimmel.

Gallagher would run a quick pace early in the session and would run quicker than Boston by 123-thousandths of a second by the time that practice was called.

The six other drivers to turn a lap in practice were Tom Berte, Ross Kenseth, Ed Pompa, Bo LeMastus, Charles Evans Jr., and Grant Enfinger.

With less than a third of practice being completed, ARCA announced that qualifying would be cancelled for tonight’s race and instead, another practice session will take qualifying’s place at 1:35 p.m CST (2:35 p.m EST.)

The rainout of qualifying will hand points leader Mitchell his eighth first-place starting position of the year and his ninth consecutive front row starting position.

Joining Mitchell in the top-10 on the grid will be Enfinger, Hessert, Frank Kimmel, Tifft, John Wes Townley, Austin Wayne Self, Boston, Coughlin, and Chris Bailey Jr.

Top-10 First Practice Speeds for the ARCA 98.9

  1. 23 – Spencer Gallagher – Chevrolet – GMS Racing – 31.647 | Leader
  2. 25 – Justin Boston – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports – 31.770 | -0.123
  3. 52 – Matt Tifft – Chevrolet – Ken Schrader Racing – 31.792 | -0.145
  4. 72 – Brandon Gdovic – Dodge – Cunningham Motorsports – 31.903 | -0.256
  5. 68 – Will Kimmel – Ford – Kimmel Racing – 32.076 | -0.429
  6. 98 – Mason Mitchell – Ford – Mason Mitchell Motorsports – 32.227 | -0.580
  7. 77 – Tom Hessert – Dodge – Cunningham Motorsports – 32.532 | -0.885
  8. 55 – Cody Coughlin – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports – 32.795 | -1.148
  9. 2 – Thomas Praytor – Ford – Wayne Hixson – 32.966 | -1.319
  10. 44 – Frank Kimmel – Toyota – Win-Tron Racing – 33.038 | -1.391

Top-10 Starting Positions for the ARCA 98.9

  1. 98 – Mason Mitchell – Ford – Mason Mitchell Motorsports
  2. 90 – Grant Enfinger – Chevrolet – GMS Racing
  3. 77 – Tom Hessert – Dodge – Cunningham Motorsports
  4. 44 – Frank Kimmel – Toyota – Win-Tron Racing
  5. 52 – Ken Schrader – Chevrolet – Ken Schrader Racing
  6. 15 – John Wes Townley – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports
  7. 22 – Austin Wayne Self – Dodge – Cunningham Motorsports
  8. 25 – Justin Boston – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports
  9. 55 – Cody Coughlin – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports
  10. 69 – Chris Bailey Jr. – Ford – Kimmel Racing
Kyle Pokrefky
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