Fresh off his first career victory at Pocono Raceway, Chad Hackenbracht picked up his second career Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell at Berlin Raceway.
He lapped the 0.438 mile oval in 16.908 seconds behind the wheel of his No. 58 CGH Motorsports Chevrolet. It marks his first on a oval and second pole of the season after winning a pole earlier this year on the New Jersey Motorsports Park road course.
“I didn’t know that we had a car to do it,” Hackenbracht says. “We were pretty quick in practice but (Erik Jones) was really fast, so it sort of surprised me a little bit. I didn’t feel like the lap was very fast but I can’t thank everybody enough for putting together a great car for me.”
Qualifying well is a surprise for Hackenbracht as he is not used to qualifying well.
“My whole career, I’ve never been able to qualify to save my life so getting the pole at Jersey really surprised me,” he says. “To get a pole here, I’m starting to think I’m getting the hang of qualifying. It’s putting the whole package together. We know we can race well and we can qualify well and I hope we can put them both together.”
Hackenbracht was the only drive to break the 17-second mark and is hoping to improve on his fifth-place finish that he scored last year after spinning across the start-finish line.
“We got some momentum off of last week and we’ll see how we do,” the 20-year-old says. “We’ve got a really good race car so hopefully we can get it done.”
Hackenbracht was second in practice earlier in the day. Erik Jones, who led both practices earlier in the day, qualified in the fifth position.
Mason Mitchell would qualify second in only his third ARCA start. He finished 10th and fifth in his first two starts. Chris Buescher and Frank Kimmel were third and fourth.
Brennan Poole, Clint King, Brian Campbell, Justin Lloyd, and Chase Elliott will fill the sixth through 10th starting positions in tonight’s race.
The Berlin ARCA 200 will begin at 8:30 p.m., with live timing and scoring and live audio coverage available at ARCARacing.com.
|POS||NO||DRIVER/HOMETOWN||TEAM & CAR||TIME||SPEED|
|1||58||Chad Hackenbracht/New Philadelphia OH||CGH Motorsports Chevrolet||16.908||93.258|
|2||6||Mason Mitchell/W. Des Moines IA||J&S Ag Services-Make A Wish Chevrolet||17.089||92.270|
|3||17||Chris Buescher/Prosper TX||Roulo Brothers Racing Ford||17.116||92.124|
|4||44||Frank Kimmel/Clarksville IN||Ansell-Menards Toyota||17.122||92.092|
|5||55||Erik Jones/Byron MI||Paragon Corvette Reproductions-CG Financial Chevy||17.153||91.926|
|6||25||Brennan Poole/The Woodlands TX||Adcetera.com-Midas-Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet||17.189||91.733|
|7||15||Clint King/Denton NC||Speedrack Products Group Toyota||17.226||91.536|
|8||68||Brian Campbell/Wyoming MI||Hantz Group Chevrolet||17.257||91.372|
|9||40||Justin Lloyd/Raleigh NC||Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge||17.277||91.266|
|10||9||Chase Elliott/Dawsonville GA||Aaron’s Dream Machine-Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet||17.283||91.234|
|11||32||Mason Mingus/Brentwood TN||811 Call Before You Dig Chevrolet||17.298||91.155|
|12||16||Matt Lofton/Roxboro NC||Strutmasters.com Chevrolet||17.299||91.150|
|13||35||Michael Simko/Clarkston MI||Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet||17.346||90.903|
|14||22||Alex Bowman/Tucson AZ||St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Dodge||17.347||90.898|
|15||23||Spencer Gallagher/Las Vegas NV||Allegiant Air Chevrolet||17.367||90.793|
|16||66||Nelson Canache/Caracas Venezuela||Venezuela Tourism Toyota||17.378||90.735|
|17||29||Brian Keselowski/Rochester Hills MI||Diversified Documents Dodge||17.405||90.595|
|18||10||Ricky Ehrgott/Brandon FL||Fast Track Driving School Blue Collar Chevrolet||17.663||89.271|
|19||02||Josh Williams/Port Charlotte FL||Southwest Florida Cable Construction Ford||17.763||88.769|
|20||04||Darren Hagen/Indianapolis IN||Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge||17.765||88.759|
|21||2||Ron Cox/Soddy Daisy TN||Hixson Construction Chevrolet||17.970||87.746|
|22||3||Tim Walter/Valparaiso IN||MPBToday.com/racersfoot Dodge||19.013||82.933|
|23||0||James Swanson/San Antonio TX||Wayne Peterson Racing Ford||18.299||86.169|
|24||34||Darrell Basham/Henryville IN||Darrell Basham Racing Chevrolet||18.914||83.367|
|25||06||Tommy O’Leary/Cygnet OH||GreatRailing.com Ford||19.081||82.637|
|26||48||James Hylton/Inman SC||Radon.com Ford||20.049||78.647|
|27||52||Tom Hessert/Cherry Hill NJ||Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet||Provisional|
|28||99||Mike Young/Toledo OH||Roulo Brothers Racing Ford||Provisional|
|29||69||Will Kimmel/Sellersburg IN||Tilted Kilt Ford||Provisional|