Chad Hackenbracht Wins Second Career Menards Pole Award At Berlin Raceway

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


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 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 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 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 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 Ford 19.081 82.637
26 48 James Hylton/Inman SC 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
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