Pérez Earns Pole For Regia 240

Antonio Pérez captured his first pole at the Autódromo Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, on Sunday. He will look to earn his third career win on the one-mile paved oval.

Antonio Pérez captured his first pole at the Autódromo Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, on Sunday. He will look to earn his third career win on the one-mile paved oval.

Team Telmex seems to know something the other teams don’t when it comes to setting up fast cars at the Autódromo Monterrey.

Antonio Pérez topped the field in NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series qualifying ahead of Sunday’s Regia 240. The Guadalajara, Mexico, native posted a fast lap of 36.412 seconds (99.607 mph) to earn his first pole position of 2014.It was also Pérez’s 11th career pole and first at the one-mile paved oval track. Pérez topped the charts in Saturday’s final practice session.

Patrick Goeters was second quickest in the qualifying session with a fast-lap of 36.329 seconds (99.094 mph). José Luis Ramírez will start on the second row, behind Telmex teammate Pérez.Rubén Pardo qualified fourth, followed by Rubén Rovelo in fifth. The rest of the top 10 qualifiers included: Jorge Contreras Jr., Rodrigo Peralta, Daniel Suárez, Abraham Calderón and Mario Domínguez.

Jorge Goeters, who holds the record for the most NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series pole awards at the track with three, qualified 12th for the 15th series event in the northern mexican city.

The Regia 240 is scheduled to go green at approximately 1:45 p.m. ET.

NMTS Monterrey Qualifying:

Pos. Car # Driver Speed Time Behind
1 1 Antonio Pérez 99.607 36.142 Leader
2 14 Patrick Goeters 99.094 36.329 0.187
3 5 José Luis Ramírez 99.078 36.335 0.193
4 15 Rubén Pardo 98.839 36.423 0.281
5 28 Rubén Rovelo 98.814 36.432 0.290
6 58 Jorge Contreras, Jr. 98.711 36.470 0.328
7 24 Rodrigo Peralta 98.687 36.479 0.337
8 3 Daniel Suárez 98.202 36.659 0.517
9 2 Abraham Calderón 98.119 36.690 0.548
10 19 Mario Domínguez * 97.981 36.742 0.600
11 20 Homero Richards 97.925 36.763 0.621
12 4 Jorge Goeters 97.89 36.776 0.634
13 88 Rubén Garcia, Jr. 97.813 36.805 0.663
14 8 Freddy Tame, Jr. 97.548 36.905 0.763
15 18 Rafael Martínez 97.495 36.925 0.783
16 36 Pepe Montaño 97.282 37.006 0.864
17 05 Héctor Aguirre 97.234 37.024 0.882
18 6 Rogelio López 96.844 37.173 1.031
19 11 Hugo Oliveras 96.756 37.207 1.065
20 07 Héctor Félix 96.437 37.330 1.188
21 7 Carlos Peralta 96.375 37.354 1.212
22 51 Carlos Azcarate 96.146 37.443 1.301
23 83 Javier Razo 95.605 37.655 1.513
24 87 Luis Felipe Montaño 95.549 37.677 1.535
25 22 Santiago Tovar * 95.422 37.727 1.585
26 16 Mike Sanchez 95.344 37.758 1.616
27 30 Víctor Barrales 94.749 37.995 1.853
28 55 Jorge Contreras Sr. 93.858 38.356 2.214
29 77 Enrique Contreras, III 93.684 38.427 2.285
30 12 Jim Nides * 93.519 38.495 2.353
31 69 Javier Fernández 93.303 38.584 2.442
32 00 Rodrigo Marbán 92.879 38.760 2.618
33 01 Israel Jaitovich 91.624 39.291 3.149

* – Rookie

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