Lap By Lap: Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST

2:10 p.m. —Ted Christopher had earned his second Coors Light Pole Award in a row, the 20th of his career overall and his third at Stafford. His second lap of 18.150 seconds equates to 99.174 mph. Matt Hirschman maintains the Stafford qualifying record of 18.009 seconds (99.950 mph) set at the 2007 Spring Sizzler. 

2:07 p.m. —Both of Ted Chistopher’s laps are faster than any previously turned. His second, 18.150 seconds, puts him on the provisional pole. 

2:04 p.m. —Eric Berndtmoves to the top of the board with a time of 18.378, .001 seconds faster than Lia, who was gunning for his seventh career pole at Stafford. 

2:00 p.m. — Donny Lia’s first lap is now the fastest of the day at 18.379 seconds. Eleven drivers remain in qualifying. 

1:55 p.m. —Rowan Pennink, the 19th car to take time, moves Jimmy Blewettoff the pole with a lap of 18.420 seconds. 

1:48 p.m. —Ten cars have taken time and Jimmy Blewettis on the provisional pole with a time of 18.461 seconds. 

1:40 p.m. — The scuff session has concluded and time trials are underway. Glenn Tyler is the first car to take time. 

1:27 p.m. — The tire scuff session has begun in advance of time trials. 

11:30 a.m. —NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice has concluded. Jimmy Blewett was fastest in the 90-minute session at 18.058 seconds (99.679 mph) followed closely by Doug Coby at 18.066 (99.635). Rounding out the five fastest cars in morning practice were Reggie Ruggiero (18.109/99.388), Ted Christopher (18.109/99.388) and Chris Pasteryak (18.123/99.321).

11:05 a.m. — Ted Christopher and Reggie Ruggiero are tied for the fastest lap recorded so far at 18.109. Twenty five minutes remain in practice.  

10:30 a.m. —Thirty four cars have practiced. Doug Coby has turned the best lap so far at 18.213 seconds. 

10:03 a.m. —NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice is now open. Mike Stefanik, Reggie Ruggiero, Glenn Tyler and Eric Goodale are the first to take the track.

10 a.m. ET — There are 36 cars in the garage. Skies are sunny and clear and the temperature is 60 degrees.



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