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Jul 06

Ranger on record hunt – Sets Circuit ICAR mark en route to 12th career Canadian Tire Pole (+photos)

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Circuit ICAR qualifying report

13-07-06_0048Andrew Ranger didn’t waste any time Saturday afternoon at Circuit ICAR. The Roxton Pond, Ontario, driver went out on his first lap of qualifying and smashed the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 track record to take the pole position for Sunday’s Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-On.

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Ranger had a lap of 1 minute, 35.938 seconds around the 2.113-mile airport road-course for an average speed of 79.289 mph.

It was the 12th career pole — and first since Aug. 2011 — for Ranger, tying him with JR Fitzpatrick for the series record. It also broke Alex Tagliani’s track mark of 1:36.499 (78.828) set in the inaugural event in 2011.

Jeff Lapcevich qualified second at 1:36.544 (78.791), followed by Scott Steckly at 1:36.894 (78.506). LP Dumoulin, who was fastest in practice, qualified fourth and rookie Alex Labbe rounded out the top five.

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JR Fitzpatrick qualified sixth, followed by Jason Hathaway, Kerry Micks, DJ Kennington and Elie Arseneau.

Kennington enters Sunday’s race with a one-point lead on Hathaway, three over Lapcevich and five over Dumoulin.

The Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-On is slated to take the green flag at 1:30 p.m..

Qualifying Results
NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES presented by MOBIL 1 – Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-On Lineup Race Sunday; Qualifying Sunday
at Circuit ICAR Mirabel, Que.
Lap Length: 2.113 miles
1. (27) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 79.289
2. (76) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 78.791
3. (22) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 78.506
4. (47) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que, Dodge, 78.346
5. (36) Alex Labbe, St. Albert, Que, Dodge, 77.999
6. (84) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 77.867
7. (3) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Dodge, 77.733
8. (02) Kerry Micks, Mt. Albert, Ont., Ford, 77.602
9. (17) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 77.590
10. (03) Elie Arseneau, Laval, Que., Dodge, 77.392
11. (09) Ryley Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 77.352
12. (90) Martin Roy, Napierville, Que, Dodge, 77.214
13. (39) Alex Guenette, Terrebonne, Que, Dodge, 77.179
14. (04) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que, Dodge, 77.064
15. (5) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 77.001
16. (21) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 76.912
17. (97) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 76.895
18. (56) Howie Scannell Jr., Milton, Ont, Dodge, 76.624
19. (69) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 76.294
20. (60) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 76.019
21. (99) Brandon White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 75.144
22. (29) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que, Dodge, 75.008
23. (28) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 74.744
24. (98) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 72.589

source: nascar.com