Record day for Ranger in NASCAR Canadian Tire qualifying

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Sets track record and takes sole possession of series' career mark.

One record wasn’t enough for Andrew Ranger Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, so he decided to make it three. 

Ranger, from Roxton Pond, Quebec, captured the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 race with a fast lap of 83.261 seconds (106.321 mph) in the No. 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge. The lap set the series’ track record – previously held by J.R. Fitzpatrick at 83.286 (106.289) – and also extended Ranger’s mark for the most poles at CTMP to five. To top things off, it was Ranger’s 15th career pole overall, which broke a tie for the series’ all-time record he previously shared with Fitzpatrick. 

He’s now earned the pole in five of his eight career Canadian Tire Series starts at the 2.459-mile road course. 

Fitzpatrick, who won the spring race at CTMP, will join Ranger on the front row for Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 thanks to a fast lap of 83.597 (105.894). Marc-Antoine Camirand was third-fastest at 83.771 (105.674). 

The rest of the top 10 qualifiers out of the 31-car field included defending race winner and season points leader L.P. Dumoulin, D.J. Kennington, Scott Steckly, Jeff Lapcevich, Robin Buck, Kerry Micks and Alex Tagliani. 

Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 is scheduled to take the green flag at 10 a.m. EDT.

Qualifying results

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1 - Pinty's presents the Clarington 200

Starting Lineup

Race Sunday; Qualifying Saturday

at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Bowmanville, Ont.

Lap Length: 2.459 miles

1. (27) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 106.321

2. (84) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 105.894

3. (88) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d'Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 105.674

4. (47) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 105.641

5. (17) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 105.471

6. (22) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 105.232

7. (76) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 104.916

8. (66) Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont., Dodge, 104.793

9. (02) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 104.641

10. (18) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Dodge, 104.440

11. (3) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 104.351

12. (59) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 104.342

13. (24) Luc Lesage, Trois-Rivières, Que., Dodge, 104.219

14. (5) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Chevrolet, 104.167

15. (61) Ryan Klutt, Milton, Ont., Dodge, 104.057

16. (42) Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 104.030

17. (28) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 102.855

18. (87) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 102.727

19. (19) Brad Graham, Glencoe, Ont., Ford, 102.621

20. (04) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 102.545

21. (56) Matthew Scannell, Milton. Ont., Dodge, 102.475

22. (14) James Van Domselaar, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Chevrolet, 102.091

23. (25) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 102.013

24. (37) Simon Dion-Viens, Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska, Que., Dodge, 101.585

25. (99) Matt Pritiko, London, Ont., Chevrolet, 101.537

26. (98) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 100.550

27. (67) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 100.051

28. (00) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 99.886

29. (9) Curtis Fielding, Minden, Ont., Ford, 98.411

30. (29) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 98.329

31. (77) Jocelyn Fecteau, Montreal, Que., Dodge, 97.997

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Tags bowmanville, canadian tire