Yakima III: Qualifying notes

BAILEY SETS FAST TIME FOR AERO TURBINE MUFFLERS 200 YAKIMA, Wash. (Sept. 3, 2005) -- Jeff Bailey won the Bud Pole for the Aero Turbine Mufflers 200 in the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Northwest Series at Yakima (Wash.) Speedway.

BAILEY SETS FAST TIME FOR AERO TURBINE MUFFLERS 200

YAKIMA, Wash. (Sept. 3, 2005) -- Jeff Bailey won the Bud Pole for the Aero Turbine Mufflers 200 in the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Northwest Series at Yakima (Wash.) Speedway. He got around the 1/2-mile oval in 18.970 seconds (94.887 mph) in his S&P Construction/Craig Racing Engines Chevrolet.

It was the first pole of the season for the driver out of Kennewick, Wash. and the second of his career in the Northwest Series. His first pole came in 2003 at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Leading Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Jeff Barkshire logged the second-fastest time at 18.997 seconds (94.752 mph).

Those two drivers are locked into the front row for the main event tomorrow evening at approximately 7:30 p.m. PDT. The rest of the field was set by twin 25-lap qualifying races.

The first of the two heat races was won by Brandon Riehl, of Boring, Ore. in the Aero Turbine/Darrell's Economy Muffler Chevrolet. Bailey finished second followed by Travis Bennett. John Dillon and Wilbur Bruce rounded out the top five.

The second qualifying race was won by Garrett Evans of East Wenatchee, Wash. in his Leonard Evans Hyundai/Signature Finance/Pure Power Lubricants Chevy. Barkshire finished second followed series points leader Jeff Jefferson. Gary Lewis and John Bender rounded out the top five.

Jim McVey experienced motor problems during practice and is expected to make repairs overnight and join the back of the field for Sunday's race. John Wood also is expected to arrive on Sunday and compete.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jeff Jefferson , Jeff Bailey , John Bender , Gary Lewis , Jeff Barkshire