Kyle Benjamin, Dalton Sargeant Lead The Way In NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Practice At Greenville-Pickens Speedwayby Hunter Thomas April 4, 2015 0 comments
Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas
By: Hunter Thomas
EASLEY, SC – Kyle Benjamin, an Easley native topped speed chart during the first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East practice session on Saturday at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, followed by Dalton Sargeant pacing final practice.
Coming off a fifth place finish at New Smyrna, Kyle Benjamin unloaded at Greenville-Pickens Speedway and topped first practice with a lap of 21.170 seconds at 85.026 mph.
Making only his second start in the series, Rico Abreu finished out the session in second. Abreu finished 17th in the season opener at New Smyrna.
William Byron was third fastest, followed by Austin Hill who’s going for his fourth NASCAR K&N Pro Series victory in a row. He’s also the defending winner of the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150.
Daniel Hemric rounded out the top-five. He’s making his first start in the series this weekend in the No. 20 California Clean Power Chevrolet.
First Practice Top-10 Results:
1.) #27 Kyle Benjamin | Benjamin Motorsports/Eibach Springs | Ford | 21.170 seconds | 85.026 mph
2.) #98 Rico Abreu | GoPro Motorplex/AccuDoc Solutions/Curb Rec | Chevy | 21.194 seconds | 84.930 mph
3.) #9 William Byron | Liberty University | Chevy | 21.199 seconds | 84.910 mph
4.) #22 Austin Hill | A&D Welding | Ford | 21.219 seconds | 84.830 mph
5.) #20 Daniel Hemric | California Clean Power | Chevy | 21.265 seconds | 84.646 mph
6.) #5 JJ Haley | Braun Auto | Chevy | 21.309 seconds | 84.471 mph
7.) #51 Dalton Sargeant | GALT | Chevy | 21.366 seconds | 84.246 mph
8.) #12 Gray Gaulding | Krispy Kreme Doughnuts | Toyota | 21.407 seconds | 84.085 mph
9.) #34 Scott Heckert | Project Lifesaver | Chevy | 21.415 seconds | 84.053 mph
10.) #4 Kenzie Ruston | Rev Racing | Toyota | 21.498 seconds | 83.729 mph
Dalton Sargeant paced final practice with a 21.199 second lap at 84.910 mph. Sargeant had a strong second place finish during the season opener at New Smyrna.
Gray Gaulding who’s coming off a third place finish at New Smyrna was second fastest, followed by rookie, JJ Haley. Scott Heckert was fourth, and Ben Kennedy Racing’s Kaz Grala rounded out the top-five.
Final Practice Top-10 Results:
1.) #51 Dalton Sargeant | GALT | Chevy | 21.199 seconds | 84.910 mph
2.) #12 Gray Gaulding | Krispy Kreme Doughnuts | Toyota | 21.263 seconds | 84.654 mph
3.) #5 JJ Haley | Braun Auto | Chevy | 21.306 seconds | 84.483 mph
4.) #34 Scott Heckert | Project Lifesaver | Chevy | 21.324 seconds | 84.412 mph
5.) #3 Kaz Grala | Kiklos Olive Oil | Toyota | 21.325 seconds | 84.408 mph
6.) #27 Kyle Benjamin | Benjamin Motorsports/Eibach Springs | Ford | 21.384 seconds | 84.175 mph
7.) #20 Daniel Hemric | California Clean Power | Chevy | 21.394 seconds | 84.134 mph
8.) #9 William Byron | Liberty University | Chevy | 21.413 seconds | 84.061 mph
9.) #04 Ronnie Bassett Jr. | Bassett Gutters | Ford | 21.431 seconds | 83.990 mph
10.) #81 Jeremy Burns | Nutrlite | Chevy | 21.448 seconds | 83.924 mph
The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 will start at 8 p.m. ET tonight at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. A tape delayed broadcast of the race will air on Tuesday, April 7 on NBCSN.