Steckly Earns Record Pole
Breaks Gibbons' track mark at Riverside
ANTIGONISH, N.S., Canada -- Scott Steckly set the track record in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 qualifying at Riverside International Speedway for Saturday's Komatsu 300 presented by Wilson Equipment.
Steckly went out last in the qualifying order and put down a lap of 14.484 seconds (82.767 mph). He broke the record of 14.883 set by Peter Gibbons in September of 2007. It was Steckly's first pole of the season and third of his career.
DJ Kennington qualified second at 14.616 (82.020), followed by points leader JR Fitzpatrick at 14.737 (81.346). Jeff Lapcevich and Donald Chisholm rounded out the top five.
Fitzpatrick carries a slim 21-point lead over Kennington in the second-to-last event of the season. The green flag for the Komatsu 300 is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Anthony Simone qualified sixth, with Kerry Micks, Don Thomson Jr., Jason Hathaway and Ron Beauchamp Jr. completing the top 10.