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Dean Thompson
Dean Thompson, driver of the No. 51 Thompson Pipegroud Ford, celebrates winning the General Tire Pole Award ahead of the NAPA AutoCare 150 presented by Berco Redwood for the ARCA Menards Series West at All American Speedway in Roseville, California, on Oct. 9, 2021. (Nina Riggio/ARCA Racing)

QUALIFYING: Dean Thompson wins General Tire Pole Award at All American Speedway

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Dean Thompson may not be in contention for the 2021 ARCA Menards Series West championship, but after multiple strong runs this season, he is aiming for his first series win.

He’ll have a strong chance to get it Saturday night in the NAPA AutoCare 150 presented by Berco Redwood at All American Speedway based on how fast he was in the afternoon’s 75-minute combined practice/qualifying session.

Dean Thompson
Dean Thompson (Photo: Nina Riggio/ARCA Racing)

Driving the No. 51 Thompson Pipegroup Ford, the 20-year-old from Anaheim, California, set a fast lap of 13.768 seconds around the third-mile paved oval in Roseville, California — just 0.001 seconds faster than second-place Jesse Love’s time of 13.769 seconds.

The achievement marks Thompson’s second General Tire Pole Award; he also started up front in the West Series race at Irwindale Speedway in July.

Taylor Gray, Cole Moore and Jake Drew rounded out the top five in qualifying.

The NAPA AutoCare 150 presented by Berco Redwood at All American Speedway, the eighth of nine races in the ARCA Menards Series West this season, is scheduled to take the green flag at 6:45 p.m. PT / 9:45 p.m. ET.

The race will be shown live on NBC Sports Gold’s TrackPass.

Qualifying results: NAPA AutoCare 150 presented by Berco Redwood at All American Speedway

Pos Car No. Driver Sponsor, OEM Best Time Best Speed In Lap Laps Diff.
1 51 Dean Thompson * Thompson Pipe Group Ford 13.768 87.071 29 66  –
2 16 Jesse Love NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 13.769 87.065 56 59 0.001
3 17E Taylor Gray * Ford Performance Ford 13.789 86.939 73 75 0.021
4 99 Cole Moore * NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota 13.819 86.75 41 41 0.051
5 9 Jake Drew * Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Stilo USA/Offset Ford 13.824 86.719 25 65 0.056
6 54 Joey Iest * AG Center 59/Basilla Ranch Ford 13.841 86.612 33 40 0.073
7 78 Travis Milburn Kart Idaho/Quick Quack Car Wash Toyota 13.852 86.543 56 56 0.084
8 6 Trevor Huddleston Sunrise Ford/Eibach/Haas/Terraclean Ford 13.857 86.512 59 73 0.089
9 33 Paul Pedroncelli Jr. Select Mobile Bottlers Toyota 13.875 86.4 60 62 0.107
10 13 Todd Souza Central Coast Cabinets Toyota 14.067 85.221 79 85 0.299
11 17 Amber Slagle * Sunwest Construction/MMI Chevrolet 14.103 85.003 62 73 0.335
12 1 Jolynn Wilkinson * Instacoat Premium Products Toyota 14.12 84.901 78 91 0.352
13 42 Christian Rose * Visit West Virginia Tourism Toyota 14.153 84.703 55 61 0.385
14 21 Josh Fanopoulos * Stoney’s Rockin Roadhouse/Certified Svcs Toyota 14.185 84.512 37 48 0.417
15 38 Stafford Smith Kart Idaho/Mitchell Industrial Park Ford 14.232 84.233 52 53 0.464
16 88 Bridget Burgess HMH Construction Chevrolet 14.246 84.15 86 87 0.478
17 7 Takuma Koga Yamada//Infra Technos Toyota 14.265 84.038 63 66 0.497
18 80 Brian Kamisky SK Construction/Ward’s Concrete Toyota 14.273 83.991 10 58 0.505
19 8 John Wood Kart Idaho/Mitchell Industrial Park Chevrolet 14.328 83.668 10 64 0.56
20 77 Caleb Costner * Jan’s/Thin Blue Wine Celllars Toyota 14.473 82.83 42 87 0.705
21 31 Paul Pedroncelli * Pedroncelli Mobile Bottling Chevrolet 15.354 78.077 11 12 1.586
22 27 Bobby Hillis Jr. First Impression Press/VD Projects Toyota 15.774 75.998 11 21 2.006
23 11 Andrew Tuttle Stoney’s Rockin’ Country Las Vegas Ford 15.919 75.306 6 8 2.151