Kostecki wins his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series pole

Bn378wQCIAAIn1uThe teenage rookie from Down Under claimed the 21 Means 21 Pole Award in the Heartland.

Brodie Kostecki, 16, from Perth, Australia, won his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series pole in Saturday’s qualifying for Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway.

Kostecki posted a lap of 23.666 seconds in his No. 43 Acroplate Toyota around the .875-mile oval for an average speed of 133.102 mph. His previous best qualifying run in eight previous series starts was fourth in the season opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.

It will be an all-rookie front row for the Casey’s General Store 150, which is scheduled to go green at 8 p.m. CT Saturday night.

Ben Rhodes, who had three poles in the first five NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races, qualified second at 23.812 (132.286).

Scott Heckert qualified third at 23.831 (132.181), followed by rookie Austin Hill and Cameron Hayley.

Rookie Kaz Grala was sixth in qualifying, followed by Brandon Jones, Kenzie Ruston, rookie Jay Beasley and Cole Custer. Custer, winner of last August’s race, posted the fastest lap in Saturday afternoon’s practice.

It is the 10th meeting at Iowa between the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West. Rookie Patrick Staropoli was the fastest West qualifier in 15th overall.

Casey’s General Store 150 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind
1 43 Brodie Kostecki* 133.102 23.666 Leader
2 41 Ben Rhodes* 132.286 23.812 -0.146
3 34 Scott Heckert 132.181 23.831 -0.165
4 22 Austin Hill* 131.954 23.872 -0.206
5 98 Cameron Hayley 131.788 23.902 -0.236
6 31 Kaz Grala* 131.595 23.937 -0.271
7 33 Brandon Jones 131.590 23.938 -0.272
8 96 Kenzie Ruston 131.475 23.959 -0.293
9 44 Jay Beasley* 131.255 23.999 -0.333
10 00 Cole Custer 131.234 24.003 -0.337
11 15 Nick Drake* 131.097 24.028 -0.362
12 97 Jesse Little 131.021 24.042 -0.376
13 04 Ronnie Bassett Jr.* 131.004 24.045 -0.379
14 6 Daniel Suarez 131.004 24.045 -0.379
15 99 Patrick Staropoli* 130.825 24.078 -0.412
16 20 Gray Gaulding 130.789 24.083 -0.417
17 21 MacKenna Bell 130.613 24.117 -0.451
18 16 Brandon McReynolds 130.554 24.128 -0.462
19 24 Brennan Newberry 130.289 24.177 -0.511
20 66 James Bickford* 129.913 24.247 -0.581
21 12 Giles Thornton 129.897 24.250 -0.584
22 9 Dylan Lupton 129.870 24.255 -0.589
23 17 David Mayhew 129.731 24.281 -0.615
24 71 Eddie MacDonald 129.720 24.283 -0.617
25 23 Trey Hutchens* 129.651 24.296 -0.630
26 1 David Garbo Jr.* 129.608 24.304 -0.638
27 26 Greg Pursley 129.411 24.341 -0.675
28 42 Taylor Cuzick 129.411 24.341 -0.675
29 4 Sergio Peña 128.419 24.529 -0.863
30 11 Thomas Martin 126.598 24.882 -1.216
31 54 Anthony Giannone 125.799 25.040 -1.374
32 38 Phyl Zubizareta* 125.553 25.089 -1.423
33 30 Luis Tyrrell* 125.553 25.089 -1.423
34 5 Jack Sellers 124.153 25.372 -1.706
35 36 John Wood 120.810 26.074 -2.408
36 84 Rich Delong III* 115.579 27.254 -3.588

* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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