NCATS QUALIFYING: Ranger Sets CTMP Track Record; Breaks Own Canadian Tire Mark With Pole Run

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BOWMANVILLE, Ontario — official series release by Jason Christley, NASCAR — Matthew Manor/Getty Images for NASCAR photo —

Andrew Ranger broke his own track record as he collected his second pole of the season Saturday in qualifying for Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 2000 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

It is Ranger’s 17th career pole in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1. Ranger’s No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge posted a lap of 82.807 seconds (106.904 mph) around the 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course.

He will start on the front rown alongside rookie Kevin Lacroix.

Lacroix had a lap of 83.094 (106.535). Lacroix and Ranger have finished 1-2 in both of Lacroix’s wins this season, including Aug. 2 at Grand Prix Trois-Rivieres when Lacroix made the final lap, final turn pass for the victory.

Jeff Lapcevich qualified third with a lap of 63.101 (106.526). Alex Tagliani and Marc-Antoine Camirand were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Championship points leader Scott Steckly qualified sixth. Steckly enters the penultimate event on the schedule with a 12-point lead over Ranger and 19 over Jason Hathaway.

Labbe, Kennington, Scannell and Hathaway rounded out the top 10.

The green flag for the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 is slated for Sunday at 10:05 a.m.

CREDIT: NASCAR Home Tracks

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