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Jake Drew, driver of the No. 9 Sunrise Ford-Lucas Oil Ford, celebrates winning the General Tire Pole Award for the General Tire 200 for the ARCA Menards Series West at at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California, on June 5, 2021. (Matt Cohen/ARCA Racing)

QUALIFYING: Jake Drew Wins General Tire Pole Award At Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. — Bob Bruncati’s Sunrise Ford Racing team pinned Jake Drew to drive its No. 9 Ford in the ARCA Menards Series West this season. His first series start, at Phoenix Raceway in March, resulted in a disappointing 18th-place finish.

The 21-year-old’s second start, though, will come from P1.

Drew won the General Tire Pole Award for Saturday’s General Tire 200 at Sonoma Raceway with a lap time of 1:41.848 (89.074 mph) in an hour-long practice/qualifying session. His first General Tire Pole comes in just his second series start.

West Series regular Todd Souza qualified second with a lap time of 1:41.873 (89.052 mph).

Chase Briscoe qualified third with a lap time of 1:42.291 (88.688 mph). The NASCAR Cup Series regular is competing in Saturday’s General Tire 200 at Sonoma in part so he can practice for Sunday’s Toyota / Save Mart 350 at a track on which he has never raced.

Briscoe won the 2016 ARCA Menards Series championship driving for Cunningham Motorsports. Saturday’s General Tire 200 will mark Briscoe’s fourth West Series race. He also started three West races in 2013.

Zane Smith (1:42.381; 88.610 mph) and Joey Iest (1:42.622; 88.402 mph) qualified fourth and fifth, respectively.

Dylan Lupton, Eric Nascimento, Jesse Love, Bridget Burgess and Cole Moore rounded out the top 10.

The General Tire 200 at Sonoma is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET with a live stream available on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

General Tire 200 at Sonoma Qualifying Results / Starting Lineup

Pos. Car No.  Driver Sponsor, OWM Best Time Speed In Lap Laps Diff.
1 9 Jake Drew * Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil Ford 01:41.8 89.074 14 14  –
2 13 Todd Souza Central Coast Cabinets Ford 01:41.9 89.052 11 11 0.025
3 14 Chase Briscoe Huffy/Parker Boats Ford 01:42.3 88.688 3 11 0.443
4 17 Zane Smith MadoroM Wine/Best Western Sonoma Chevrolet 01:42.4 88.61 10 10 0.533
5 54 Joey Iest * AG Center 59 Ford 01:42.6 88.402 8 9 0.774
6 4 Dylan Lupton Lupton Excavation Toyota 01:42.7 88.37 9 9 0.811
7 19 Eric Nascimento * RJ’s Paintshop Toyota 01:43.1 88.024 1 12 1.215
8 16 Jesse Love NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 01:43.1 88.008 6 6 1.234
9 88 Bridget Burgess HMH Construction Chevrolet 01:43.9 87.335 3 12 2.028
10 99 Cole Moore * NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota 01:44.0 87.235 10 10 2.147
11 80 Brian Kamisky * SK Construction/Wards Concrete Chevrolet 01:44.1 87.156 11 11 2.241
12 6 Trevor Huddleston Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Haas Dev/Terra Clean Ford 01:44.3 87.019 9 10 2.405
13 51 Dean Thompson * Thompson Pipe Group Ford 01:44.4 86.912 12 12 2.533
14 33 P.J. Pedroncelli Pedroncelli Mobile Bottlers Chevrolet 01:44.6 86.715 10 11 2.771
15 77 Dave Smith * 181 Freemont Residences/Fikse Wheels/Peelz Toyota 01:45.0 86.385 1 3 3.17
16 42 Tony Toste Toste Construction/Seal Master Toyota 01:45.6 85.928 9 10 3.729
17 86 Tim Spurgeon Kleenblast/Davids Racing Products Chevrolet 01:45.7 85.802 8 9 3.884
18 7 Takuma Koga GR Garage Takatsuji Toyota 01:46.7 84.999 16 17 4.883
19 68 Rodd Kneeland Florian Ind/Rodd Fundraising/Hwy 12 Wrkg Chevrolet 01:48.8 83.355 6 9 6.988
20 52 Ryan Philpot * Hacienda Pools Chevrolet 01:50.7 81.927 6 8 8.885
21 27 Bobby Hillis Jr. First Impression Press Chevrolet 01:51.4 81.401 8 8 9.6
22 31 Paul Pedroncelli * Select Mobile Bottlers Chevrolet 01:52.5 80.66 17 17 10.624