Will Kimmel tops ARCA practice session.

xlargeA two-hour practice session has separated the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards drivers into six groups for this afternoon’s Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell. Will Kimmel, Grant Enfinger, Mason Mitchell, Tom Hessert, Mark Thompson and Justin Boston were the six fastest cars in practice and, therefore, will be the first ‘group’ to go qualifying at 3:35 p.m. CT today.

Kimmel zoomed to the top of the charts in the No. 68 Ingersoll Rand Tools-Messina-Circle Track Ford with a lap of 184.954 and stayed there through the end of the session.

“I didn’t have too much to do with putting this car together because I have been busy mowing grass and working, but the guys gave me a fast car and they are really excited about it,” Kimmel said. “This qualifying is going to be fun. It gets us out of the mold a little bit and try something different.”

Hessert also put up his top time early on and remained there. Enfinger and Mitchell got into the fastest group late in the session and Boston pushed his car into sixth on his final run.

Enfinger said it was his goal to get his car into the top six for qualifying. That group will go out first for the group qualifying session.

“It adds a totally different element to it,” Enfinger said. “It’s more strategy than just going flat out and trying to go as fast as you can. We want to be up front. This is a fast car.”

For qualifying, there will be five, six-car groups that will qualify together and one seven-car group. Qualifying will last a maximum of 10 minutes per group, but could be less if all of the cars choose to end the session early.

International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 Practice Results
Pos  Car # Driver Speed Time Behind
1 68 Will Kimmel 184.954 51.775 Leader
2 90 Grant Enfinger 184.836 51.808 0.033
3 98 Mason Mitchell 184.797 51.819 0.044
4 77 Tom Hessert 184.751 51.832 0.057
5 4 Mark Thompson 184.487 51.906 0.131
6 25 Justin Boston 184.253 51.972 0.197
7 20 Scott Sheldon 183.473 52.193 0.418
8 5 Bobby Gerhart 183.382 52.219 0.444
9 56 Derrick Lancaster 183.364 52.224 0.449
10 17 Alex Guenette 183.346 52.229 0.454
11 99 Buster Graham 183.339 52.231 0.456
12 7 Scott Hubler 183.332 52.233 0.458
13 22 Austin Wayne 183.259 52.254 0.479
14 3 Karl Weber 182.961 52.339 0.564
15 66 Matt Kurzejewski 182.863 52.367 0.592
16 23 Spencer Gallagher 182.846 52.372 0.597
17 15 John Wes Townley 182.797 52.386 0.611
18 55 Leilani Munter 182.762 52.396 0.621
19 10 Ed Pompa 182.738 52.403 0.628
20 32 Terry Jones 182.518 52.466 0.691
21 44 Frank Kimmel 182.383 52.505 0.730
22 86 Bobby Grewohl 182.369 52.509 0.734
23 52 Clay Campbell 182.306 52.527 0.752
24 6 Josh Williams 182.22 52.552 0.777
25 11 Garrett Smithley 181.666 52.712 0.937
26 2 Thomas Praytor 181.556 52.744 0.969
27 88 Justin Allison 179.888 53.233 1.458
28 57 Bryan Dauzat 179.245 53.424 1.649
29 03 Brent Cross 178.494 53.649 1.874
30 46 Maryeve Dufault 177.722 53.882 2.107
31 40 Donnie Neuenberger 176.689 54.197 2.422
32 75 Benny Chastain 176.581 54.23 2.455
33 97 Tim Viens 175.984 54.414 2.639
34 0 Barry Fitzgerald 173.021 55.346 3.571
35 48 Rick Clifton 171.468 55.847 4.072
36 06 Joey Gattina 166.931 57.365 5.590
37 69 Mark Meunier 165.532 57.850 6.075

 

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