QUALIFYING: Pursley Stays Fast At Kern
Earns Coors Pole Award; Eyes 3rd K&N Pro West Win There
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Greg Pursley continued his mastery of Kern County Raceway Park Saturday afternoon.
Pursley won the Coors Light Pole Award for Saturday evening’s Bakersfield 150 presented by GPS. Pursley has won the previous two NASCAR K&N Pro Series West races at the two-year-old track, including May’s event in which he won from the pole.
Pursley, the championship points leader, put down a lap of 18.255 seconds (98.603 mph) around the half-mile to earn his 19th career Coors Light Pole Award in the K&N Pro West.
Brandon McReynolds qualified second at 18.325 (98.457), and David Mayhew was third at 18.325 (98.226).
K&N Pro East regular Jesse Little qualified fourth, followed by Kelly Admiraal.
Rookie James Bickford, Taylor Cuzick, rookie Jeremy Doss, Dylan Lupton and Thomas Martin rounded out the top 10.
The Bakersfield 150 is slated to go green at 8:35 p.m. PT.