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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Five teams part of the ARCA Racing Series’s touring field were present at Talladega Superspeedway on Wednesday for an open test.
Present at the course for today’s open test were Sarah Cornett-Ching, Buster Graham, Bo LeMastus, Thomas Praytor and Mark Thompson.
Initially scheduled to be split up in two sessions – one in the morning and one in the afternoon – rain prevented the teams on hand at the 2.66-mile superspeedway from getting on track in the morning. In response to the weather, ARCA officials changed the day’s schedule to a single session from 1 p.m to 6 p.m CST.
LeMastus was the fastest of the five with a lap of 52.356 seconds set late in the session. Graham and Cornett-Ching were both able to post lap times within a tenth of a second of LeMastus’s circuit with respective times of 52.424 and 52.447 seconds.
Lucas Oil 200 pole winner Thompson was fourth-fastest with a time of 52.485 seconds while Praytor was last in the standings with a time of 55.028 seconds.
Cornett-Ching completed the most laps during the five-hour session with a total of 47 circuits while Mobile, Alabama’s Praytor completed the fewest laps with a tally of 14.
With only a handful of drivers entered for the test, teams focused on making single-car runs through the session.
The ARCA Racing Series will next visit Talladega on May 1st for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 – the fifth race of the still young ARCA season.
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