LONG POND, Pa. — Friday’s practice session ahead of the evening’s General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway was the second in two days for ARCA Menards Series drivers. In both the five-hour open session Thursday and the 45-minute practice Friday, only one driver record sub-53 second lap times.
That driver, of course, is Ty Gibbs.
The 18-year-old driver of the No. 18 Pristine Auction Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing topped the speed chart for the afternoon session with a time of 52.625 seconds on his final lap. His best lap in Thursday’s session was 52.967 seconds.
Corey Heim, who also posted the second best time Thursday, was second fastest in Friday afternoon’s session with a lap time of 53.307 seconds. Heim leads Gibbs by one point in the ARCA Menards Series championship standings entering the Pocono race.
Sam Mayer, the two-time reigning ARCA Menards Series East champion who is making his ARCA Menards Series debut for Bret Holmes Racing on Friday at Pocono, was third fastest with a lap time of 53.601 seconds.
Chandler Smith and Drew Dollar were fourth and fifth fastest, respectively. Jack Wood, Kyle Sieg, Nick Sanchez, Andy Jankowiak and Thad Moffitt rounded out the top 10.
Qualifying for Friday night’s race at Pocono is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET. The General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET and broadcast live on FS1. A radio broadcast will be available on MRN and SiriusXM.
Final practice: General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway
|Pos.||Car No.||Driver||Sponsor||Best Time||Best Speed||In Lap||Laps||Diff.|
|1||18||Ty Gibbs*||Pristine Auction||52.625||171.021||7||7|
|3||23||Sam Mayer||Bret Holmes Racing||53.601||167.907||11||11||0.976|
|5||15||Drew Dollar||Sunbelt Rentals||54.761||164.351||10||10||2.136|
|6||21||Jack Wood||GMS Racing||54.814||164.192||3||4||2.189|
|7||28||Kyle Sieg*||RSS Racing||54.862||164.048||9||9||2.237|
|9||73||Andy Jankowiak*||V1 Fiber/Thermal Foams||55.639||161.757||6||7||3.014|
|10||46||Thad Moffitt||Clean Pacs||55.791||161.316||3||9||3.166|
|11||11||Jade Buford*||Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers||55.831||161.201||2||10||3.206|
|13||50||Jett Noland||Hype Motorsports||55.972||160.795||2||10||3.347|
|14||69||Scott Melton||Melton McFadden Insurance Agency||56.48||159.348||6||8||3.855|
|15||36||Ryan Huff||South Estrn Svc – H&H Excavation Outback||57.153||157.472||8||10||4.528|
|17||57||Bryan Dauzat||Brother in Law||57.293||157.087||2||7||4.668|
|18||97||Jason Kitzmiller||A.L.L Construction||57.447||156.666||1||17||4.822|
|19||27||Tim Richmond||Immigration Law||57.614||156.212||9||11||4.989|
|20||10||Ed Pompa||Burt Crane & Rigging Cen Pe Co||57.954||155.296||2||4||5.329|
|21||12||Nick Igdalsky||Pocono Reg Police Foundation||58.578||153.641||11||11||5.953|
|22||1||Stephanie Moyer*||EvergreenRacewayPark/Council Cup Campground||58.615||153.544||1||4||5.99|
|23||48||Brad Smith||Henshaw Automation||01:02.7||143.639||7||7||10.032|
|25||35||Greg Van Alst||CB Fabricating||–||–||–||–||–|