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May 18

Record run for Fitzpatrick at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (+photos, +results)

Defending race winner picks up 12th career pole

17-05-13_0109J.R. Fitzpatrick claimed the pole position in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 qualifying on Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Vortex Brake Pads 200.

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Fitzpatrick, out of Ayr, Ontario, established a track record with an 83.286-second lap on the 2.459-mile road course for an average speed of 106.289 mph. It is the 12th career pole for the defending race winner. The 25-year-old has won three straight poles dating back to last season and now holds the all-time series mark for career poles by breaking a three-way tie with Andrew Ranger and Don Thomson Jr. – the current crew chief for Fitzpatrick’s No. 84 Equipment Express Chevrolet.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, who was fastest in practice earlier in the day, earned a start from the outside pole position with a qualifying time of 83.503 seconds (106.013 mph).

The third-fastest time was posted by two-time series champion Scott Steckly at 83.828 seconds (105.602 mph). He owned the previous track mark established a season ago at 83.922 seconds (105.484 mph). Kerry Micks (105.098 mph) and defending series champion D.J. Kennington (104.848 mph) qualified fourth and fifth, respectively.

Alex Guennette, Robin Buck, Peter Klutt, Howie Scannell Jr. and Jeff Lapcevich rounded out the top-10 qualifiers.

The Pinty’s presents the Vortex Brake Pads 200 is scheduled to take the green flag at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Live coverage of the race on CTV begins at 1 p.m.

Qualifying Results

NASCAR CANDADIAN TIRE SERIES presented by MOBIL 1 – Pinty’s presents the Vortex 200

  • Race Sunday; Qualifying Saturday
  • at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Road Course)
  • Bowmanville, Ontario
  • Lap Length: 2.459 miles

1. (84) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Cambridge, Ont., Chevrolet, 106.289

2. (47) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 106.013

3. (22) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 105.602

4. (02) Kerry Micks, Mt. Albert, Ont., Ford, 105.098

5. (17) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 104.848

6. (39) Alex Guennette, Terrebonne, Que., Dodge, 104.802

7. (66) Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont., Dodge, 104.594

8. (42) Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 104.441

9. (56) Howie Scannell Jr., Milton, Ont., Dodge, 104.377

10. (76) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 104.348

11. (3) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Dodge, 104.329

12. (5) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 103.993

13. (90) Martin Roy, Napierville, Que., Dodge, 103.861

14. (4) Ty Dillon, Welcome, N.C., Chevrolet, 103.278

15. (21) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 103.103

16. (59) Ryan Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 102.904

17. (19) Brad Graham, Glencoe, Ont., Ford, 102.806

18. (69) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 102.417

19. (28) Daniel Bois, Bracebridge, Ont., Dodge, 102.342

20. (15) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 102.330

21. (09) Ryley Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 101.421

22. (60) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 101.254

23. (8) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 101.241

24. (97) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 100.768

25. (99) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 100.756

26. (98) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 98.705

27. (29) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 98.171

28. (67) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 97.828

* Rookie of the Year contender

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source: nascar.com



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