In damp track conditions, Rhodes, of Louisville, Ky., clinched his fifth career NCWTS pole – and third of the season – with a lap time of 1.30.465 seconds while on rain tires. Starting in the second position will be Noah Gragson of Las Vegas, Nev. in the No. 18 Safelite Autoglass Toyota Tundra. Friesen, in the No. 52 We Build America Chevrolet Silverado is the lone Canadian among eight drivers, along with Johnny Sauter (Necedah, Wis.), Brett Moffitt (Grimes, Ia.), Gragson, Rhodes, Grant Enfinger (Fairhope, Ala.), Justin Haley (Winamac, Ind.) and Matt Crafton (Tulare, Cal.), that have qualified to begin the playoff quest for the 2018 Driver’s Championship starting with Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250.
Other notable Canadians in tomorrow’s feature race are Alex Tagliani (Montreal, Que.) in the No. 12 RONA Chevrolet Silverado, starting from the 10th spot, and DJ Kennington (St. Thomas, Ont.) in the No. 49 APC Auto Parts Chevrolet Silverado, who will start 13th.
L.P. Dumoulin, of Trois-Rivieres, Que., in the No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge will start on pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Pinty’s Series TOTAL Quartz 200. The grid for Sunday’s race was set on the fastest times from the series’ final practice session earlier in the day as inclement weather led to the cancellation of the qualifying session.
In other action from Saturday, Ottawa’s Zacharie Robichon won the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama race in the No. 98 Mark Motors Racing Porsche 991, clinching the 2018 series driver’s championship.
Race Day Sunday tickets are available at CTMP gates. Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. VIP Hospitality packages (for those who would like to be closer to the action in style) are also still available. For more information, please visit canadiantiremotorsportpark.com or call 1-800-866-1072.
About Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Since 1961, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada, hosting series’ ranging from international sports cars to NASCAR on the renowned 3.957-kilometre Grand Prix track. The state-of-the-art facility provides an engaging space suitable for any event; whether you’re here for the on-track racing action or a personal celebration, CTMP offers the flexibility and capacity to accommodate any event