Touring Series

Cole Custer Claims NHMS K&N Pole

LOUDON, N.H. — On the biggest stages, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East rookie Cole Custer is at his best.

A 15-year-old from Ladera Ranch, Calif., Custer captured his second 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Friday afternoon in qualifying for the North American Power 100. The race is scheduled for Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at 2:30 p.m.

Following up on his performance in morning practice where he led the 30-car field, Custer once again stood alone in afternoon qualifying with a best lap of 29.659 seconds (128.420 mph) behind the wheel of the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet.

Custer will joined on the front row Saturday by K&N Pro Series East championship points leader Dylan Kwasniewski, who turned in a fast lap of 29.721 (128.152). Daniel Suárez qualified third-fastest at 29.932 (127.248).

Cale Conley, Mackena Bell, Jesse Little, Eddie MacDonald, Brett Moffitt, Gray Gaulding and Dylan Presnell rounded out Friday’s top 10.

1. (00) Cole Custer, Ladera Ranch, Calif., Chevrolet, 128.420

2. (98) Dylan Kwasniewski, Las Vegas, Nev., Chevrolet, 128.152

3. (6) Daniel Suarez, Monterrey, Mexico, Toyota, 127.248

4. (47) Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va., Toyota, 127.180

5. (21) Mackena Bell, Carson City, Nev., Toyota, 127.062

6. (97) Jesse Little, Sherrills Ford, N.C., Chevrolet, 126.985

7. (71) Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass., Toyota, 126.922

8. (11) Brett Moffitt, Grimes, Iowa, Toyota, 126.909

9. (20) Gray Gaulding, Colonial Heights, N.C., Toyota, 126.787

10. (26) Dylan Presnell, Sevierville, Tenn., Chevrolet, 126.631

11. (89) Matt Tifft, Hinckley, Ohio, Chevrolet, 126.077

12. (5) Brandon Watson, Stayner, Ontario, Canada, Chevrolet, 126.019

13. (41) Ben Rhodes, Louisville, Ky., Chevrolet, 125.982

14. (04) Ronnie Bassett, Jr., Winston Salem, N.C., Toyota, 125.703

15. (96) Ben Kennedy, Daytona Beach, Fla., Chevrolet, 125.691

16. (77) Austin Self, Austin, Texas, Dodge, 125.637

17. (99) Austin Dyne, Malibu, Calif., Chevrolet, 125.517

18. (33) Brandon Jones, Atlanta, Ga., Chevrolet, 125.450

19. (72) Scott Heckert, Ridgefield, Conn., Chevrolet, 124.515

20. (1) Johnny VanDoorn, Coopersville, Mich., Chevrolet, 124.511

21. (34) Kenzie Ruston, El Reno, Okla., Chevrolet, 124.401

22. (4) Bryan Ortiz, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Toyota, 124.134

23. (2) Ryan Gifford, Winchester, Tenn., Toyota, 124.017

24. (46) Brandon Gdovic, Yorktown, Va., Toyota, 123.791

25. (63) John Salemi, Nashua, N.H., Toyota, 123.526

26. (0) Rafael Vallina, Chihuahua, Mexico, Toyota, 123.438

27. (15) Trey Hutchens, Lexington, N.C., Chevrolet, 123.354

28. (37) Clay Campbell, Martinsville, Va., Chevrolet, 123.143

29. (39) Cory Joyce, Gilford, N.H., Chevrolet, 123.091

30. (44) Akinori Ogata, Kanagawa, Japan, Toyota, 122.104

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