TOELLE, Utah — Blaine Perkins will lead the way for the first time.
The 20-year-old from Bakersfield, California, drove to the General Tire Pole Award Saturday at Utah Motorsports Campus for the first of two races in the ENEOS/Sunrise Ford Twins presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame doubleheader.
Perkins put together a lap of 1 minute, 36.706 seconds (81.898 mph) around the 2.2-mile course in his No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Four Star Fruit Ford for his first career pole.
Perkins has made 35 career starts across the ARCA Menards, East and West series, but is in his first full season with two-time West champion car owner Bob Bruncati.
Bill McAnally Racing rookies Lawless Alan (1:37.508/81.224) and Jesse Love (1:37.609/81.140) qualified second and third, respectively.
Will Rodgers was fourth and Kris Wright was fifth.
Perkins’ teammate Trevor Huddleston qualified sixth, followed by Gio Scelzi, former Utah race winner Todd Souza, Taylor Gray and Brian Kaminsky.
The first race of the ENEOS/Sunrise Ford Twins presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame doubleheader is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET, live on TrackPass on NBC Gold. The second race will follow, with that field set by the driver’s fastest lap in race 1.