ARCA Menards West

QUALIFYING: Jake Drew wins General Tire Pole Award at Las Vegas Bullring

Tadd Haislop | ARCA Racing

LAS VEGAS — Jake Drew feels as though he should have won his first ARCA Menards Series West race the last time the series was on track a couple weeks ago at Portland International Raceway.

His redemption effort at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday got off to a good start in a 75-minute combined practice/qualifying session ahead of the evening’s Star Nursery 150.

Driving the No. 9 Sunrise Ford-Lucas Oil-Offset Sport-Stilo USA Ford for Sunrise Ford Racing, the 21-year-old Drew qualified on the General Tire Pole with a top lap time of 15.017 seconds (89.898 mph) on the 0.375-mile paved oval. It marked the rookie’s third pole this season.

Taylor Gray qualified second to join Drew on the front row to start Thursday evening’s race, the seventh of nine for the West Series in 2021.

Jesse Love, Trevor Huddleston and Jake Drew rounded out the top five in qualifying.

The Star Nursery 150 at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. The race will be shown live on NBC Sports Gold’s TrackPass.

Qualifying results: Star Nursery 150 at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Pos. Car No. Driver Sponsor, OEM Best Time Best Speed In Lap Laps Diff.
1 9 Jake Drew * Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Stilo USA/Offset Ford 15.017 89.898 34 49  –
2 17E Taylor Gray * Ford Performance Ford 15.033 89.802 52 56 0.016
3 16 Jesse Love NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 15.054 89.677 28 29 0.037
4 6 Trevor Huddleston Sunrise Ford/Eibach/Haas/Terraclean Ford 15.059 89.647 38 45 0.042
5 51 Dean Thompson * Thompson Pipe Group Ford 15.098 89.416 42 45 0.081
6 54 Joey Iest * AG Center 59/Basilla Ranch Ford 15.153 89.091 23 25 0.136
7 33 Paul Pedroncelli Jr. Select Mobile Bottlers Toyota 15.232 88.629 56 58 0.215
8 5 Kyle Keller * BBR/Eros Environmental/Mojave Const. Ford 15.308 88.189 24 33 0.291
9 13 Todd Souza Central Coast Cabinets Toyota 15.322 88.109 51 57 0.305
10 99 Cole Moore * NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota 15.348 87.959 31 36 0.331
11 4 Eric Nascimento * Custom Equip.Painting/Skipco Toyota 15.387 87.736 45 47 0.37
12 17 Amber Slagle * Sunwest Construction/MMI/CRT Chevrolet 15.389 87.725 53 54 0.372
13 88 Bridget Burgess HMH Construction Chevrolet 15.61 86.483 55 57 0.593
14 19 Amber Balcaen * Icon Technologies Limited Toyota 15.682 86.086 53 55 0.665
15 7 Takuma Koga GR Garage/Takatsuji Toyota 15.719 85.883 48 50 0.702
16 1 Jolynn Wilkinson * Instacoat Premium Products Toyota 15.766 85.627 61 62 0.749
17 8 John Wood Kart Idaho Chevrolet 15.78 85.551 41 60 0.763
18 42 Christian Rose * Visit West Virginia Tourism Chevrolet 15.95 84.639 37 45 0.933
19 38 Stafford Smith Kart Idaho Ford 16.025 84.243 37 39 1.008
20 27 Bobby Hillis Jr. First Impression Press/VD Projects Chevrolet 16.213 83.267 26 30 1.196
21 77 Mariah Boudrieau * Jan/Rex MD/All Phase Construction Toyota 16.228 83.19 72 82 1.211
22 21 Josh Fanopoulos * Stoney’s Rockin Country/Certified Svcs Toyota 16.262 83.016 30 61 1.245
23 31 Paul Pedroncelli * Pedroncelli Mobile Bottling Chevrolet 17.059 79.137 4 6 2.042

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