ARCA Menards East

QUALIFYING: Late Run Nets Ty Gibbs General Tire Pole At Dover

DOVER, Del. — Ty Gibbs and Sam Mayer enter Friday afternoon’s General Tire 125 at the top of the ARCA Menards Series East standings, separated by just one point. And they’ll take the green flag side-by-side on the front row.

Gibbs used a late run at the very end of the 1-hour qualifying session Friday to bump Mayer off the top of the board and nab the General Tire Pole Award. The 17-year-old North Carolina lapped the one-mile banked track in 23.709 seconds (151.841 mph) in the 21st and final lap he took in his No. 18 Monster/Horrible Herbst/ORCA Toyota.

RELATED: Qualifying Results

Gibbs has four General Tire Pole Awards in the ARCA Menards Series but this is his first in nine career starts in the East series.

Mayer, the championship points leader, was second fastest with a lap of 23.788 (151.337) on the 14th of his 15 laps.

Former NASCAR Cup Series driver David Gilliland qualified third at 23.683 (150.861). Gilliland’s DGR-Crosley driver Taylor Gray, 15, will start right behind him after qualifying fifth.

Corey Heim will start fourth.

Max McLaughlin, Drew Dollar, Mason Diaz, Chase Cabre and Nick Sanchez completed the top 10.

The General Tire 125 will air live on TrackPass on NBC Gold and can be heard on MRN Radio.

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