Mason Mingus Captures Career-First Pole at Mobile

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(Winner1MOBILE, Ala.) – Mason Mingus captured his first-ever Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell Friday and will start up front for Saturday’s ARCA Mobile 200.


The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race will go green at 2 p.m.


Mingus, 18, driving the Diamond Equipment-811 Call Before You Dig Toyota, turned his qualifying lap at Mobile International Speedway in 17.634 seconds, just ahead of Grant Enfinger, who came in at 17.656. Those two will start up front.


“This is outstanding,” Mingus said of taking the pole. “We were strong all day long.”


Behind the Brentwood, Tenn. driver in the second row will be a pair of 15-year-olds in Anderson Bowen and Kyle Benjamin, who qualified third and fourth.


“I wasn’t quite sure we had the first place (qualifying) car,” Mingus said. “I was sweating it a little with Kyle still out there.”


Benjamin was one of the last to qualify, but came up a little short.


Enfinger, from nearby Fairhope, Ala., was happy with his qualifying laps.


“I thought we had a shot, but we didn’t come here to win the pole, we came here to win the race,” Enfinger said.


Qualifying mostly resembled Friday’s two practice sessions. Enfinger was fastest in the first session with Benjamin and Bowen topping the charts in the second.


Others that were solid all day included Taylor Ferns and Frank Kimmel. Those two will start in the third row. Ferns will be making her first-ever ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start.


Josh Williams, Tom Hessert, Justin Boston and Spencer Gallagher round out the top 10 starters. A total of 27 cars will be in the field.


Only a few incidents occurred during Friday practice and qualifying sessions. Bo Lemastus crashed during his qualifying lap.


On Saturday, pre-race festivities begin at noon with an on-the-track autograph session. Driver introductions will be around 1:30 with the race scheduled to go green at 2 p.m.


For those not at the track, live timing and scoring and the radio call of the race is available on



2013 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Event #2
Mobile International Speedway, Mobile Alabama, 3-9-13
Mobile-ARCA 200
Starting Grid
1 32 Mason Mingus/Brentwood TN 17.634 102.076
2 90 Grant Enfinger/Fairhope AL 17.656 101.948
3 22 Anderson Bowen/Suwanee GA 17.718 101.592
4 15 Kyle Benjamin/Easley SC 17.764 101.329
5 55 Taylor Ferns/Shelby Township MI 17.801 101.118
6 44 Frank Kimmel/Clarksville IN 17.938 100.346
7 02 Josh Williams/Port Charlotte FL 17.955 100.251
8 77 Tom Hessert/Cherry Hill NJ 17.986 100.078
9 25 Justin Boston/Hickory NC 18.014 99.922
10 23 Spencer Gallagher/Las Vegas NV 18.079 99.563
11 09 Charles Evans Jr./Pasadena TX 18.125 99.310
12 68 Will Kimmel/Sellersburg IN 18.174 99.043
13 40 Nick Tucker/Bremerton WA 18.240 98.684
14 99 Mason Mitchell/W. Des Moines IA 18.264 98.555
15 80 Brian Finney/Merritt Island FL 18.379 97.938
16 91 Robert Bujdoso/Canfield OH 18.524 97.171
17 35 Milka Duno/Caracas Venezuela 18.565 96.957
18 3 Cody Lane/Port Richey FL 18.569 96.936
19 34 Tyler Speer/Woodstock GA 18.609 96.727
20 97 Roger Carter/Sunfield MI 18.714 96.185
21 06 James Swanson/Clarksboro NJ 18.841 95.536
22 10 Darin Matthews/Pascagoula MS 18.898 95.248
23 2 Thomas Praytor/Mobile AL 19.165 93.921
24 69 Korbin Forrister/Cedartown GA 24.135 74.580
25 48 James Hylton/Inman SC 21.385 84.171
26 17 Zach Ralston/Springville IA 0.000 0.000
27 42 Bo Lemastus/Louisville KY 0.000 0.000

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