Cindric, Weatherman unofficially under track record in morning test session at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2016) - The new pavement at Kentucky Speedway is showing up in a big way on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards speed charts Tuesday in open testing.

Both Austin Cindric and Kyle Weatherman - one/two on the board - are already unofficially under the one-lap track record set by Parker Kligerman back in 2009 (30.126 seconds/179.247 mph).

Cindric, in the No. 99 Cunningham Motorsports Ford, circled the 1.5-mile speedway in 29.932 seconds, an average speed of 180.409 mph. Weatherman, in his own No. 10 Ford, was just a tick away at 29.959 seconds (180.246 mph).

Myatt Snider, also in a Cunningham Ford, was third fastest overall at 30.223 (178.672 mph). Dalton Sargeant, in a Venturini Motorsports Toyota, was fourth at 30.256 (178.477 mph). Both Snider and Sargeant are taking their first laps at Kentucky today. John Wes Townley, in an Athenian Motorsports Chevrolet, was fifth at 30.542 (176.806 mph).

In all, 21 drivers took to the track this morning, all in preparation for this Friday night's Crosley 150. Josh Williams and rookie Josh Whipple are also on site, but made no laps in the morning session.

Championship leader Chase Briscoe brushed the wall in turn two without completing a full lap. With right-side damage, the team packed up and went home to fix it. Mark Thompson spun off turn four with no contact.

This afternoon's final test session runs from 1:00 p.m. to 5.

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Kentucky Speedway Open Test (Morning Session)
Sept. 20, 2016
99 Austin Cindric Ford Composite Ilmor 29.932 180.409
10 Kyle Weatherman Ford Composite Ilmor 29.959 180.246
22 Myatt Snider Ford Composite Ilmor 30.223 178.672
55 Dalton Sargeant Toyota Composite Ilmor 30.256 178.477
05 John Wes Townley Chevrolet Composite Ilmor 30.542 176.806
32 Shane Lee Toyota Composite Ilmor 30.543 176.800
28 Matt Tifft Chevrolet Composite Ilmor 30.569 176.650
23 Bret Holmes Chevrolet Composite Ilmor 30.593 176.511
15 Zane Smith Toyota Composite Ilmor 30.762 175.541
25 Tom Hessert Toyota Composite Ilmor 30.791 175.376
52 Matt Kurzejewski Toyota Composite Ilmor 31.040 173.969
2 Sarah Cornett-Ching Chevrolet Composite Ilmor 31.068 173.812
98 Gus Dean Chevrolet Composite Ilmor 31.141 173.405
7 Codie Rohrbaugh Chevrolet Composite Ilmor 31.392 172.018
27 A.J. Fike Ford Composite Ilmor 31.440 171.756
69 Will Kimmel Ford Composite Ilmor 31.444 171.734
166 Mark Thompson Toyota Composite Ilmor 32.625 165.517
08 Nick Higdon Chevrolet Steel Ilmor 33.491 161.237
11 Rick Clifton Ford Steel D3 34.536 156.359
64 Mike Senica Chevrolet Steel SB2 36.802 146.731
6 Josh Williams Chevrolet Composite Ilmor NT
14 Michael Whipple Ford Steel Ilmor NT
77 Chase Briscoe Ford Composite Ilmor NT