Corey Heim
Corey Heim, driver of the No. 20 Craftsman Toyota, celebrates winning the General Tire Pole Award ahead of the Dawn 150 for the ARCA Menards Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on June 4, 2021. (Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing)

QUALIFYING: Corey Heim Tops Chart At Mid-Ohio For First General Tire Pole Of Career

LEXINGTON, Ohio — For the majority of Friday afternoon’s practice/qualifying session at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, Ty Gibbs appeared to be on his way to starting his sixth consecutive ARCA Menards Series race on the pole.

Then, on his last lap of the 45-minute session, Corey Heim stole the General Tire Pole Award from his rival in the series championship chase.

Driving the No. 20 Craftsman Toyota, Heim logged a top lap time of 87.877 seconds to earn the first General Tire Pole Award of his career ahead of the evening’s Dawn 150, the seventh ARCA Menards Series race of the season and Round 2 of the 2021 Sioux Chief Showdown.

Gibbs, who is second to Heim in championship points despite leading the series with four wins this season, qualified second with a lap time of 88.504 seconds at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile road course.

Brandon Jones, the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular who is running Friday’s Dawn 150 for Venturini Motorsports, qualified third with a lap time of 88.648 seconds.

Both Gibbs and Jones are entered in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio.

Kris Wright (88.702 seconds) and Nick Sanchez (89.336 seconds) rounded out the top five in qualifying.

Drew Dollar, Austin Hill, Stanton Barret, Thad Moffitt and Russ Lane rounded out the top 10.

Friday evening’s Dawn 150 is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET and broadcast live on FS1 with live streaming available on Fox Sports Go.

A radio broadcast of Friday’s race at Mid-Ohio will be available on MRN and SiriusXM (XM channel 391, online channel 981).

Dawn 150 at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course Qualifying Results / Starting Lineup

Pos. Car No. Driver Hometown Sponsor OEM Best Lap Speed
1 20 Corey Heim * Marietta, GA Craftsman Toyota 87.877 92.502
2 18 Ty Gibbs * Huntersville, NC Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 88.504 91.847
3 25 Brandon Jones Atlanta, GA Tide-Bounty Toyota 88.648 91.698
4 30 Kris Wright * Wexford, PA America Auto Auction Ford 88.702 91.642
5 2 Nick Sanchez * Miami, FL UTI-NTI Chevrolet 89.336 90.991
6 15 Drew Dollar Atlanta, GA Sunbelt Rentals Toyota 89.827 90.494
7 1 Austin Hill Catawba, NC Arco National Construction Toyota 91.023 89.305
8 12 Stanton Barrett Bishop, CA Fast Track High Performance Driving Toyota 91.366 88.970
9 46 Thad Moffitt Trinity, NC Dirteeze Ford 91.592 88.750
10 69 Russ Lane * Overland Park, KS NASA Central Region Ford 92.631 87.755
11 10 Arnout Kok * Durban, South Africa Brand South Africa Toyota 97.208 83.623
12 27 Tim Richmond Ottawa, IL Immigration Legal Center Toyota 99.506 81.692
13 28 Kyle Sieg * Tucker, GA Night Owl Contractors Chevrolet 99.739 81.501
14 11 Tony Cosentino * Mansfield, OH Fast Track High Performance Driving Ford 100.585 80.815
15 02 Mark Green Owensboro, KY Youngs Motorsports Chevrolet 115.613 70.310
16 01 Owen Smith * Louisa, VA Academy Mortgage Ford 133.701 60.798
17 48 Brad Smith Shelby Township, MI Henshaw Custom Automation Chevrolet Provisional