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Erik Jones has already enjoyed an eventful week after signing a full-time deal to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Furnitire Row Racing in 2017.

Despite having a Xfinity Series standalone event to prepare for this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car course, the reigning Truck Series champion and current NXS top seed has decided to run the CRA Super Late Model race at Kalamazoo Speedway …

And naturally, he set fast time.

Jones paced the 3/8-mile Michigan short track with a 12.723 lap with his No. 20 Toyota branded Super Late Model. It was enough to pace the 19-car field that also includes some of the most notable names in Midwestern Late Model racing.

Jones has won in both of his CRA starts this season — at the Battle at Berlin 251 and the Circle City 100 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. Cody Coughlin entered the event with a 15-point championship lead over Dalton Armstrong and they will start seventh and fifth respectively.

The 125-lap feature is the prelude to the Outlaw Late Model Kalamazoo Klash which will main event the night with a 125-lap feature. The complete qualifying results from the CRA race can be found below.

The event does have a live Pay-Per-View broadcast via Speed51’s 51TV service. It can be purchased via this link.

1    20    Erik Jones    12.732
2    10    Steve Dorer     12.820
3    71    Johnny   VanDoorn     12.845
4    28    Grant Quinlan     12.857
5    4    Dalton   Armstrong    12.874
6    47    Brian Campbell    12.884
7    1    Cody   Coughlin     12.961
8    37     Jordan Dahlke     12.962
9    131    Chris   Koslek     13.005
10    67    Ben Welch     13.025
11    7    Wes Griffith   Jr     13.104
12    04    Phil Bozell    13.147
13    9    Jason Timmerman    13.157
14    12    Tim DeVos    13.175
15    4H    Buddy Head    13.204
16    27    Ken Wobma    13.493
17    56    Jerry Andrews    13.503
18    21    David Simpson    13.508
19    72    Thomas Woodin    No Time

Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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