Edmonton: Series qualifying results

Ranger Makes It Three In A Row; Looking for first Edmonton Win EDMONTON, Alberta -- Andrew Ranger made it three-for-three at Rexall Speedway on Friday in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1qualifying. Once again he will start on the...

Ranger Makes It Three In A Row; Looking for first Edmonton Win

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Andrew Ranger made it three-for-three at Rexall Speedway on Friday in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1qualifying. Once again he will start on the pole for the Canadian Tire 100.

Ranger, at 22 years of age, navigated the 14-turn, 1.973-mile temporary road course in 80.941 seconds for an average lap speed of 87.753 mph. It is his second pole of the season and the fifth in his series career.

Despite the qualifying success in Edmonton, Ranger has yet to turn the pole position into the winning position. He was edged out on the final lap two years ago by JR Fitzpatrick and finished third to Alex Tagliani in last year's event.

Starting alongside Ranger, the championship points leader, in the front row is Scott Steckly, who timed in at 81.539 seconds (87.109 mph). The two drivers constitute the only two title winners in series history with Ranger taking the honors in 2007 followed by Steckly a year ago.

The third-fastest qualifier was Fitzpatrick with a time of 81.648 seconds (86.993 mph) followed by Ron Beauchamp Jr., who clocked in at 81.703 seconds (86.934 mph).

Rounding out the top five qualifiers was DJ Kennington with a time of 81.751 seconds and a speed of 86.883 mph.

The Canadian Tire 100 is set to get underway Saturday at 11 a.m. MT.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Alex Tagliani , Ron Beauchamp Jr. , Scott Steckly , Andrew Ranger