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Andrew Ranger paces field in Pinty's Series qualifying at GP3R

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Andrew Ranger paces field in Pinty's Series qualifying at GP3R
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Aug 12, 2017, 10:30 PM

Andrew Ranger emerges quickest in the sole qualifying session for Sunday's NASCAR Pinty's Series Le 50 Tours CanAm at Circuit Trois-Rivières.

Alex Tagliani
Kevin Lacroix
Marc-Antoine Camirand
Andrew Ranger
Louis-Philippe Dumoulin

After missing the most recent NASCAR Pinty's Series race due to falling ill during practice at Edmonton International Raceway two weeks ago, Andrew Ranger made sure everyone knew he was back Saturday afternoon at GP3R.

Ranger won his fourth career pole award for the prestigious event with a fast time of 1:06.958 nearly breaking the track record for the series.

Alex Tagliani, who was fastest in the morning practice session, setting a quick time of 1:07.742 around the 1.53-mile temporary street course, finished second in qualifying just .043 seconds behind Ranger with Marc-Antoine Camirand third. 

Two-time defending race winner Kevin Lacroix was fourth with L.-P. Dumoulin, who was second quickest in practice, rounding out the top five.

The field was divided into three groups for qualifying.

David Michaud set the fastest time in Group 1 with a time of 1:08.146. D.J. Kennington was quick out of the box in Group 2, setting a time of 1:07.823.

J.F. Dumoulin, L.-P. older brother, was second quickest ahead of the surprising Anthony Simone.

After three group's went out to qualify, in the end, it was Ranger that was quick enough for pole position. The two-time NASCAR Canadian champion was the only driver to smash the 1 minute 07 second barrier.

 The 50-lap race will go green Sunday afternoon at 2:18 p.m. ET.

Here are the complete qualifying results:

PosNo.NameSponsorBest TmBest SpeedIn LapLapsDiff
1 27 Andrew Ranger Mopar/Pennzoil 1:06.959 82.259 2 3  
2 18 Alex Tagliani EpiPen/Lowes/St. Hubert/Fast Wheels 1:07.003 82.205 3 5 0.044
3 22 Marc-Antoine Camirand GM Paillè 1:07.124 82.057 3 4 0.165
4 74 Kevin Lacroix Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates/Go Fast 1:07.242 81.913 3 5 0.283
5 47 L.P. Dumoulin WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare/Berier 1:07.294 81.850 3 4 0.335
6 32 Alex Labbe Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear/Lous BBQ 1:07.418 81.699 4 4 0.459
7 17 D.J. Kennington Castrol Edge 1:07.823 81.211 3 3 0.864
8 04 J.F. Dumoulin Spectra Premium/Bernier/Bellemare 1:07.849 81.180 3 3 0.890
9 95 Anthony Simone Innovative Plumbing/Ink Your Ride 1:08.046 80.945 4 5 1.087
10 56 David Michaud * Crackboom/Trailers by Jim Bray/Excavation Michaud 1:08.147 80.825 4 4 1.188
11 59 Gary Klutt PoolSuppliesCanada.ca 1:08.206 80.755 3 3 1.247
12 76 Cayden Lapcevich Fastline Motorsports 1:08.208 80.753 3 3 1.249
13 02 Robin Buck OMVIC/Leland/BDI 1:08.211 80.749 3 4 1.252
14 25 Simon Dion-Viens Castrol Canada/Bestbuy Pieces D'auto/WE Finances 1:08.239 80.716 5 5 1.280
15 9 Adam Martin * Johnsonville/Oliviers/Reser's 1:10.773 77.826 4 6 3.814
16 20 Raymond Guay * Classique Int. de Canot/Groupe Potvin 1:11.105 77.463 3 8 4.146
17 99 Brandon White Goodleaf's 1:11.553 76.978 4 4 4.594
18 77 Jocelyn Fecteau Cricket/Farnham AXL/EGB 1:12.266 76.218 4 5 5.307
19 11 Martin Cote * GO-VR.com 1:13.003 75.449 3 6 6.044
20 8 Larry Jackson Wonder/Dunright Foam/CBRT/B&B Decals 1:20.756 68.205 2 2 13.797

*Denotes Jostens Rookie of the Year candidate

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