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Jake Drew, driver of the No. 9 Sunrise Ford-Lucas Oil-Stilo USA-Offset Sport Ford, celebrates winning the General Tire Pole Award ahead of the Portland 112 for the ARCA Menards Series West at Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon, on Sept. 11, 2021. (Alisha Jucevic/ARCA Racing)

Qualifying: Jake Drew takes General Tire Pole Award at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — The driver who was fastest in both of the two Friday practice sessions at Portland International Raceway showed the same speed Saturday in qualifying ahead of the evening’s Portland 112, the sixth race of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series West Season.

Rookie Jake Drew qualified on the General Tire Pole with a lap time of 76.042 seconds (93.122 mph). It marks the 21-year-old’s second career pole award; he also qualified up front ahead of the West Series’ June event at Sonoma Raceway.

P.J. Pedroncelli will join Drew on the front row to start Saturday’s Portland 112 after qualifying second.

Taylor Gray, Eric Nascimento and Cole Moore rounded out the top five in qualifying.

The Portland 112 is scheduled to start at 4:25 p.m. PT / 7:25 p.m. ET. It will be shown live on NBC Sports Gold’s TrackPass with a live audio feed available on ARCARacing.com.

Portland 112: Qualifying results / starting lineup

Pos. Car No. Driver Sponsor, OEM Best Time Best Speed In Lap Laps Diff.
1 9 Jake Drew * Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Stilo USA/Offset Sport Ford 01:16.0 93.122 3 4  –
2 33 Paul Pedroncelli Jr. Select Mobile Bottlers Toyota 01:17.3 91.621 2 2 1.246
3 17 Taylor Gray * Ripper Coffee Ford 01:17.3 91.596 4 4 1.267
4 4 Eric Nascimento * Nascimento/Joiner/Velocity Racing/Stockton 99 Toyota 01:17.5 91.393 2 2 1.439
5 99 Cole Moore * NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota 01:17.8 91.025 3 3 1.752
6 13 Todd Souza Central Coast Cabinets Toyota 01:18.0 90.83 2 5 1.919
7 16 Jesse Love NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 01:18.3 90.458 2 2 2.24
8 6 Trevor Huddleston Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Haas Dev/Terra Clean Ford 01:18.3 90.429 2 2 2.265
9 7 Takuma Koga Loop Connect Toyota 01:19.5 89.038 2 2 3.488
10 88 Bridget Burgess HMH Construction Chevrolet 01:19.6 88.911 1 4 3.602
11 86 Tim Spurgeon Kleenblast/Davids Racing Products Chevrolet 01:19.9 88.644 4 4 3.842
12 8 Stafford Smith * Kart Idaho Ford 01:20.2 88.285 3 5 4.166
13 68 Rodd Kneeland Florian Ind/Rodd Rennovations Chevrolet 01:21.3 87.123 3 3 5.236
14 27 Bobby Hillis Jr. First Impression Press/VD Projects Chevrolet 01:21.3 87.099 3 5 5.259
15 31 Paul Pedroncelli * Pedroncelli Mobile Bottling Chevrolet 01:27.9 80.553 2 3 11.865
16 54 Joey Iest * AG Center 59/Basila Ranch Ford  –  –
17 77 Caleb Costner * Jan’s/Thin Blue Wine Cellars Toyota  –  –
18 38 Dave Smith * Holleran Performance Ford  –  –