Rob Summers captured the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season-opening Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen at Myrtle Beach Speedway.
The pole was the seventh career for the Manchester, Conn. driver and the first for him since 2001 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl. Summers put down a fast time of 20.028 seconds (96.705 mph) late in the session behind the wheel of his No. 64 Fastrock Electric Chevrolet for Mike Murphy. He will lead the field to the green flag later this evening.
Donny Lia, making his first start for Tommy Baldwin Racing, was second in the qualifying session. Lia posted a fast time of 20.044 seconds (96.627 mph) behind the wheel of the No. 7 Bardahl Chevrolet.
Rowan Pennink was third (20.050 seconds/96.599), while Max Zachem captured a fourth place starting spot. Shawn Solomito, who was fastest in Saturday’s lone practice session, rounded out the top five in qualifying.
Completing the top 10 in qualifying was David Sapienza, Timmy Solomito, Jeremy Gerstner, Matt Hirschman and Ryan Preece.
The season-opening Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen is scheduled to take the green flag at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday evening and can be seen live on Fanschoice.tv.
The complete qualifying order can be seen below.
|Pos||No.||Name||Sponsor||Best Tm||Best Speed|
|1||64||Rob Summers||Fastrock Electric||20.028||96.705|
|3||3||Rowan Pennink||Cape Cod Copper||20.050||96.599|
|4||20||Max Zachem||MPZ Motorsports/Lu-Macs||20.081||96.449|
|5||75||Shawn Solomito||Eastport Feeds||20.114||96.291|
|6||36||David Sapienza||Sapienza Enterprise||20.143||96.153|
|7||16||Timmy Solomito||Starret Racing||20.171||96.019|
|8||15||Jeremy Gerstner||The Carriage House Restaurant/GMR||20.215||95.810|
|9||60||Matt Hirschman||Pee Dee Motorsports||20.217||95.801|
|10||6||Ryan Preece||T.S. Haulers, Inc||20.227||95.753|
|11||22||Kyle Bonsignore||Snap-on Tools||20.238||95.701|
|12||58||Eric Goodale||GAF/Heritage Millworth||20.238||95.701|
|13||17||Kyle Ellwood||First Data||20.256||95.616|
|14||82||Ron Silk||Horton Avenue Materials||20.286||95.475|
|15||11||Andy Seuss||LFR Chassis||20.289||95.461|
|16||51||Justin Bonsignore||Phoenix Communications, Inc.||20.331||95.263|
|17||85||Todd Szegedy||Montanari Fuel/Stuarts Automotive||20.339||95.226|
|18||1||Burt Myers||Citrusafe Cleaners||20.376||95.053|
|19||56||Craig Lutz||Lutz Motorsports||20.412||94.885|
|20||40||Danny Bohn||Dunleavy Truck & Trailer Repair/WillIAm South Trucking||20.415||94.871|
|21||89||Matt Swanson||Starret Tools||20.452||94.700|
|22||2||Doug Coby||Mayhew Tools||20.533||94.326|
|23||39||Calvin Carroll*||Power with Prestige||20.589||94.070|
|24||99||Jamie Tomaino||Dunleavy’s Repair||20.600||94.019|
|25||77||Gary Putnam||Curb Records||20.649||93.796|
|26||46||Woody Pitkat||Riverhead Building Supply||20.661||93.742|
|27||33||Wade Cole||Performance Engines/Kendall Oil||20.686||93.629|
|28||00||Les Hinckley III*||Chad Freeman, Attorney at Law||20.729||93.434|
|29||01||Melissa Fifield||Eastern Propane & Oil||21.009||92.189|
*Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the year candidates