FONTANA, Calif. – Eric Norris nabbed his second Bud Pole Award in three events with a fast-lap in NASCAR Winston West Series qualifying at California Speedway on Thursday.
Norris, who circled the two-mile superspeedway at 181.333 mph, will lead the field to the green flag for Saturday’s Pontiac WideTrack Grand Prix 200.
The Dana Point, Calif., competitor felt he had the car to beat in this event a year ago – leading from lap 47 to 72. His chance for victory ended, however, when he had to make a green-flag pit stop for fuel late in the race.
Turning in the second fastest time in Thursday’s qualifying was series rookie Scott Lynch, while Austin Cameron was third-fastest. Qualifying for the fourth spot on the grid was Kevin Richards, with Greg Pursley fifth.
FONTANA, Calif. – Qualifying results for Saturday’s $244,020 NASCAR Winston West Series stock car race with car number, driver’s name, hometown, make and model of car and speed in mph.
1.(32)Eric Norris, Dana Point, Calif., Ford Taurus, 181.333
2.(08)Scott Lynch, Burley, Idaho, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 179.686
3.(16)Austin Cameron, El Cajon, Calif., Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 179.011
4.(85)Kevin Richards, Spokane, Wash., Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 178.099
5.(77)Greg Pursley, Newhall, Calif., Ford Taurus, 177.822
6.(8)Johnny Borneman, Ramona, Calif., Ford Taurus, 177.703
7.(9)Mike Duncan, Lamont, Calif., Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 175.992
8.(5)Mike David, Modesto, Calif., Ford Taurus, 175.229
9.(61)Brett Thompson, Jerome, Idaho, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 174.651
10.(54)Tim Woods III, Chino Hills, Calif., Ford Taurus, 174.461
11.(33)Jeff Jefferson, Naches, Wash., Ford Taurus, 174.220
12.(01)Butch Gilliland, Chino Hills, Calif., Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 174.085
13.(24)David Gilliland, Chino, Calif., Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 174.039
14.(09)G.J. Mennen Jr., Austin, Tex., Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 173.934
15.(00)Scott Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 171.641
16.(15)Jack Sellers, Sacramento, Calif., Pontiac Grand Prix, 171.445
17.(23)Brandon Ash, Umpqua, Ore., Ford Taurus, 170.997
18.(70)Rick Bogart, El Cajon, Calif., Dodge Intrepid, 168.543
19.(04)Hershel McGriff, Portland, Ore., Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 165.922
20.(29)Mike Hamby, Raleigh, N.C., Pontiac Grand Prix, 165.494
21.(1)Jeff Davis, Anaheim Hills, Calif., Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 129.898
22.(27)Bobby Hillis, Phoenix, Ariz., Chevrolet Monte Carlo, No speed