Cory Heim Wins Mid-Ohio Truck Pole

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LEXINGTON, OH -RIS – As Has been the case for NASCAR this year, the rain poured at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during qualifying on Friday., but Cory Heim will sit on the pole for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  Heim’s speed of 69.181 was fastest in Round one.  With the rain continuing to pick up through the afternoon, NASCAR elected to cancel the final round of qualifying. Thus, Heim was awarded the pole for his speed in the first round.

Heim will be joined on the outside by Parker Kligerman, who will make his first front row start in the Truck Series since 2012. Behind them, Carson Hocevar clocked in third for his fourth consecutive top-three start.

John Hunter Nemechek was fourth quickest while Matt Crafton completed the top five. Justin Marks ended up in the eighth starting position.  The fastest truck in practice was point leader Zane Smith, who was fastest in practice runs.  With the rainy conditions, Heim’s fastest lap in qualifying was more than 20 miles per hour slower than Smith ‘s fastest lap in practice.

Trucks had a rough time finding grip in the driving rain, so spinouts were early and often.  A handful of drivers spun out multiple times in a single lap. The only incident in qualifying where a truck received damage was when Kris Wright backed his No. 44 truck into the pit wall while rounding the final turn of the track.

The race at Mid-Ohio will get the green flag at 1:30 PM on Saturday, July9th.

Starting Line Up: Inaugural O'Reilly Auto Parts 150 at Mid-Ohio, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Pos, Driver, Car, , Time, Speed

1) Corey Heim #, No. 51 JBL Toyota, 1:57.500, 69.181 mph

2) Parker Kligerman, No. 75 Food Country USA/Tide Chevrolet, 1:58.032, 68.869

3) Carson Hocevar, No. 42 Premier Security Solutions Chevrolet, 1:58.414, 68.647

4) John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota, 1:58.738, 68.460

5) Matt Crafton, No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, 1:59.165, 68.215

6) Matt DiBenedetto, No. 25 Rackley Roofing/WAR Shocks Chevrolet, 1:59.330, 68.120

7) Tyler Ankrum, No. 16 Weins Auto Group/LiUNA! Toyota, 1:59.995, 67.743

8) Justin Marks, No. 41 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:00.506, 67.456

9) Dylan Lupton, No. 7 Lupton Excavation Inc Chevrolet, 2:00.914, 67.228

10) Taylor Gray, No. 17 Ford Performance Ford, 2:02.227, 66.506

11) Connor Mosack, No. 32 Nic Tailor Chevrolet, 2:01.233, 67.051

12) Grant Enfinger, No. 23 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 2:03.654, 65.738

13) Zane Smith, No. 38 Boot Barn Ford, 2:03.780, 65.671

14) Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet, 2:03.821, 65.650

15) Ben Rhodes, No. 99 Tenda Toyota, 2:04.431, 65.328

16) Tanner Gray, No. 15 Ford Performance/ABC Ford, 2:05.409, 64.818

17) Kaz Grala, No. 02 Ruedebusch Development Chevrolet, 2:05.495, 64.774

18) Trey Burke III, No. 20 RANDCO Industries Chevrolet, 2:05.911, 64.560

19) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 2:06.057, 64.485

20) Christian Eckes, No. 98 TSPORT/Curb Records Toyota, 2:06.640, 64.188

21) Ty Majeski, No. 66 Cincinnati Toyota, 2:06.937, 64.038

22) Chase Purdy, No. 61 Bama Buggies Toyota, 2:07.058, 63.977

23) Derek Kraus, No. 19 NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet, 2:07.115, 63.948

24) Mason Filippi, No. 46 OpenFender.com Toyota, 2:07.614, 63.698

25) Blaine Perkins #, No. 9 RACELINE Chevrolet, 2:07.911, 63.550

26) Jack Wood #, No. 24 Chevyliners.com Chevrolet, 2:08.345, 63.336

27) Lawless Alan #, No. 45 AUTOChargit Chevrolet, 2:08.722, 63.150

28) Hailie Deegan, No. 1 Craftsman Ford, 2:08.932, 63.047

29) Dean Thompson #, No. 40 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:09.345, 62.846

30) Colby Howard, No. 91 Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet, 2:09.391, 62.824

31) Chandler Smith, No. 18 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota, 2:09.814, 62.619

32) Kenko Miura, No. 33 24 Needs 24 Toyota, 2:21.379, 57.497

33) Kris Wright, No. 44 F.N.B. Corporation Chevrolet, 2:22.732, 56.951

34) Timmy Hill, No. 56 Hill Motorsports Toyota, 2:23.234, 56.752

35) Spencer Boyd, No. 12 Crowe Equipment Chevrolet, 2:24.358, 56.310

36) Stephen Mallozzi, No. 43 COMPKART Toyota, 2:35.397, 52.310

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Practice Sppeds:

Final Practice: Inaugural O'Reilly Auto Parts 150 at Mid-Ohio - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Pos, Driver, Truck, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next

1) Zane Smith, No. 38 Boot Barn Ford, 1:27.605, 92.789 mph, 12, 12, ---.---, ---.---

2) Ben Rhodes, No. 99 Tenda Toyota, 1:27.735, 92.652, 14, 15, -0.130 sec, -0.130 sec

3) Parker Kligerman, No. 75 Food Country USA/Tide Chevrolet, 1:27.754, 92.632, 9, 11, -0.149, -0.019

4) Grant Enfinger, No. 23 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 1:27.855, 92.525, 11, 12, -0.250, -0.101

5) Tyler Ankrum, No. 16 Weins Auto Group/LiUNA! Toyota, 1:27.881, 92.498, 14, 15, -0.276, -0.026

6) Matt DiBenedetto, No. 25 Rackley Roofing/WAR Shocks Chevrolet, 1:27.956, 92.419, 11, 15, -0.351, -0.075

7) John Hunter , No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota, 1:27.972, 92.402, 12, 16, -0.367, -0.016

8) Ty Majeski, No. 66 Cincinnati Toyota, 1:28.008, 92.364, 9, 12, -0.403, -0.036

9) Christian Eckes, No. 98 TSPORT/Curb Records Toyota, 1:28.098, 92.270, 14, 14, -0.493, -0.090

10) Connor Mosack, No. 32 Nic Tailor Chevrolet, 1:28.148, 92.218, 10, 13, -0.543, -0.050

11) Derek Kraus, No. 19 NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet, 1:28.249, 92.112, 5, 11, -0.644, -0.101

12) Matt Crafton, No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, 1:28.265, 92.095, 5, 9, -0.660, -0.016

13) Corey Heim #, No. 51 JBL Toyota, 1:28.274, 92.086, 7, 9, -0.669, -0.009

14) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 1:28.338, 92.019, 11, 14, -0.733, -0.064

15) Hailie Deegan, No. 1 Craftsman Ford, 1:28.363, 91.993, 13, 17, -0.758, -0.025

16) Carson Hocevar, No. 42 Premier Security Solutions Chevrolet, 1:28.456, 91.897, 10, 10, -0.851, -0.093

17) Colby Howard, No. 91 Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet, 1:28.563, 91.786, 12, 13, -0.958, -0.107

18) Chandler Smith, No. 18 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota, 1:28.645, 91.701, 10, 10, -1.040, -0.082

19) Kaz Grala, No. 02 Ruedebusch Development Chevrolet, 1:28.675, 91.670, 8, 15, -1.070, -0.030

20) Timmy Hill, No. 56 Hill Motorsports Toyota, 1:28.681, 91.663, 8, 8, -1.076, -0.006

21) Taylor Gray, No. 17 Ford Performance Ford, 1:28.815, 91.525, 10, 12, -1.210, -0.134

22) Dylan Lupton, No. 7 Lupton Excavation Inc Chevrolet, 1:28.943, 91.393, 4, 7, -1.338, -0.128

23) Chase Purdy, No. 61 Bama Buggies Toyota, 1:28.956, 91.380, 12, 15, -1.351, -0.013

24) Blaine Perkins #, No. 9 RACELINE Chevrolet, 1:29.115, 91.217, 16, 18, -1.510, -0.159

25) Lawless Alan #, No. 45 AUTOChargit Chevrolet, 1:29.253, 91.076, 14, 15, -1.648, -0.138

26) Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet, 1:29.325, 91.003, 8, 9, -1.720, -0.072

27) Tanner Gray, No. 15 Ford Performance/ABC Ford, 1:29.548, 90.776, 11, 13, -1.943, -0.223

28) Kris Wright, No. 44 F.N.B. Corporation Chevrolet, 1:29.565, 90.759, 3, 5, -1.960, -0.017

29) Jack Wood #, No. 24 Chevyliners.com Chevrolet, 1:29.654, 90.669, 12, 15, -2.049, -0.089

30) Justin Marks, No. 41 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 1:29.750, 90.572, 7, 9, -2.145, -0.096

31) Trey Burke III, No. 20 RANDCO Industries Chevrolet, 1:30.028, 90.292, 8, 10, -2.423, -0.278

32) Spencer Boyd, No. 12 Crowe Equipment Chevrolet, 1:30.427, 89.894, 6, 6, -2.822, -0.399

33) Dean Thompson #, No. 40 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 1:31.086, 89.243, 11, 13, -3.481, -0.659

34) Kenko Miura, No. 33 24 Needs 24 Toyota, 1:31.416, 88.921, 11, 13, -3.811, -0.330

35) Stephen Mallozzi, No. 43 COMPKART Toyota, 1:34.218, 86.277, 14, 14, -6.613, -2.802

36) Mason Filippi, No. 46 OpenFender.com Toyota, 1:39.573, 81.637, 1, 1, -11.968, -5.355

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Qualifying Results: Inaugural O'Reilly Auto Parts 150 at Mid-Ohio, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Round 1A

Pos, Driver, Truck, Time, Speed, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next

1) Parker Kligerman, No. 75 Food Country USA/Tide Chevrolet, 1:58.032, 68.869 mph, 4, 0.000, 0.000

2) Carson Hocevar, No. 42 Premier Security Solutions Chevrolet, 1:58.414, 68.647, 4, 0.382, 0.382

3) John Hunter , No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota, 1:58.738, 68.460, 5, 0.706, 0.324

4) Matt Crafton, No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, 1:59.165, 68.215, 5, 1.133, 0.427

5) Dylan Lupton, No. 7 Lupton Excavation Inc Chevrolet, 2:00.914, 67.228, 6, 2.882, 1.749

6) Connor Mosack, No. 32 Nic Tailor Chevrolet, 2:01.233, 67.051, 6, 3.201, 0.319

7) Grant Enfinger, No. 23 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 2:03.654, 65.738, 6, 5.622, 2.421

8) Tanner Gray, No. 15 Ford Performance/ABC Ford, 2:05.409, 64.818, 5, 7.377, 1.755

9) Trey Burke III, No. 20 RANDCO Industries Chevrolet, 2:05.911, 64.560, 3, 7.879, 0.502

10) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 2:06.057, 64.485, 6, 8.025, 0.146

11) Chase Purdy, No. 61 Bama Buggies Toyota, 2:07.058, 63.977, 5, 9.026, 1.001

12) Blaine Perkins #, No. 9 RACELINE Chevrolet, 2:07.911, 63.550, 3, 9.879, 0.853

13) Hailie Deegan, No. 1 Craftsman Ford, 2:08.932, 63.047, 4, 10.900, 1.021

14) Dean Thompson #, No. 40 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:09.345, 62.846, 6, 11.313, 0.413

15) Chandler Smith, No. 18 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota, 2:09.814, 62.619, 5, 11.782, 0.469

16) Timmy Hill, No. 56 Hill Motorsports Toyota, 2:23.234, 56.752, 2, 25.202, 13.420

17) Spencer Boyd, No. 12 Crowe Equipment Chevrolet, 2:24.358, 56.310, 1, 26.326, 1.124

18) Stephen Mallozzi, No. 43 COMPKART Toyota, 2:35.397, 52.310, 1, 37.365, 11.039

Round 1B

Pos, Driver, Truck, Time, Speed, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next

1) Corey Heim #, No. 51 JBL Toyota, 1:57.500, 69.181 mph, 4, 0.000, 0.000

2) Matt DiBenedetto, No. 25 Rackley Roofing/WAR Shocks Chevrolet, 1:59.330, 68.120, 5, 1.830, 1.830

3) Tyler Ankrum, No. 16 Weins Auto Group/LiUNA! Toyota, 1:59.995, 67.743, 4, 2.495, 0.665

4) Justin Marks, No. 41 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:00.506, 67.456, 7, 3.006, 0.511

5) Taylor Gray, No. 17 Ford Performance Ford, 2:02.227, 66.506, 6, 4.727, 1.721

6) Zane Smith, No. 38 Boot Barn Ford, 2:03.780, 65.671, 6, 6.280, 1.553

7) Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet, 2:03.821, 65.650, 5, 6.321, 0.041

8) Ben Rhodes, No. 99 Tenda Toyota, 2:04.431, 65.328, 5, 6.931, 0.610

9) Kaz Grala, No. 02 Ruedebusch Development Chevrolet, 2:05.495, 64.774, 6, 7.995, 1.064

10) Christian Eckes, No. 98 TSPORT/Curb Records Toyota, 2:06.640, 64.188, 5, 9.140, 1.145

11) Ty Majeski, No. 66 Cincinnati Toyota, 2:06.937, 64.038, 5, 9.437, 0.297

12) Derek Kraus, No. 19 NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet, 2:07.115, 63.948, 4, 9.615, 0.178

13) Mason Filippi, No. 46 OpenFender.com Toyota, 2:07.614, 63.698, 5, 10.114, 0.499

14) Jack Wood #, No. 24 Chevyliners.com Chevrolet, 2:08.345, 63.336, 5, 10.845, 0.731

15) Lawless Alan #, No. 45 AUTOChargit Chevrolet, 2:08.722, 63.150, 5, 11.222, 0.377

16) Colby Howard, No. 91 Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet, 2:09.391, 62.824, 4, 11.891, 0.669

17) Kenko Miura, No. 33 24 Needs 24 Toyota, 2:21.379, 57.497, 3, 23.879, 11.988

18) Kris Wright, No. 44 F.N.B. Corporation Chevrolet, 2:22.732, 56.951, 3, 25.232, 1.353

Starting Line Up: Inaugural O'Reilly Auto Parts 150 at Mid-Ohio, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Pos, Driver, Car, , Time, Speed

1) Corey Heim #, No. 51 JBL Toyota, 1:57.500, 69.181 mph

2) Parker Kligerman, No. 75 Food Country USA/Tide Chevrolet, 1:58.032, 68.869

3) Carson Hocevar, No. 42 Premier Security Solutions Chevrolet, 1:58.414, 68.647

4) John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota, 1:58.738, 68.460

5) Matt Crafton, No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, 1:59.165, 68.215

6) Matt DiBenedetto, No. 25 Rackley Roofing/WAR Shocks Chevrolet, 1:59.330, 68.120

7) Tyler Ankrum, No. 16 Weins Auto Group/LiUNA! Toyota, 1:59.995, 67.743

8) Justin Marks, No. 41 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:00.506, 67.456

9) Dylan Lupton, No. 7 Lupton Excavation Inc Chevrolet, 2:00.914, 67.228

10) Taylor Gray, No. 17 Ford Performance Ford, 2:02.227, 66.506

11) Connor Mosack, No. 32 Nic Tailor Chevrolet, 2:01.233, 67.051

12) Grant Enfinger, No. 23 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 2:03.654, 65.738

13) Zane Smith, No. 38 Boot Barn Ford, 2:03.780, 65.671

14) Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet, 2:03.821, 65.650

15) Ben Rhodes, No. 99 Tenda Toyota, 2:04.431, 65.328

16) Tanner Gray, No. 15 Ford Performance/ABC Ford, 2:05.409, 64.818

17) Kaz Grala, No. 02 Ruedebusch Development Chevrolet, 2:05.495, 64.774

18) Trey Burke III, No. 20 RANDCO Industries Chevrolet, 2:05.911, 64.560

19) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 2:06.057, 64.485

20) Christian Eckes, No. 98 TSPORT/Curb Records Toyota, 2:06.640, 64.188

21) Ty Majeski, No. 66 Cincinnati Toyota, 2:06.937, 64.038

22) Chase Purdy, No. 61 Bama Buggies Toyota, 2:07.058, 63.977

23) Derek Kraus, No. 19 NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet, 2:07.115, 63.948

24) Mason Filippi, No. 46 OpenFender.com Toyota, 2:07.614, 63.698

25) Blaine Perkins #, No. 9 RACELINE Chevrolet, 2:07.911, 63.550

26) Jack Wood #, No. 24 Chevyliners.com Chevrolet, 2:08.345, 63.336

27) Lawless Alan #, No. 45 AUTOChargit Chevrolet, 2:08.722, 63.150

28) Hailie Deegan, No. 1 Craftsman Ford, 2:08.932, 63.047

29) Dean Thompson #, No. 40 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 2:09.345, 62.846

30) Colby Howard, No. 91 Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet, 2:09.391, 62.824

31) Chandler Smith, No. 18 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota, 2:09.814, 62.619

32) Kenko Miura, No. 33 24 Needs 24 Toyota, 2:21.379, 57.497

33) Kris Wright, No. 44 F.N.B. Corporation Chevrolet, 2:22.732, 56.951

34) Timmy Hill, No. 56 Hill Motorsports Toyota, 2:23.234, 56.752

35) Spencer Boyd, No. 12 Crowe Equipment Chevrolet, 2:24.358, 56.310

36) Stephen Mallozzi, No. 43 COMPKART Toyota, 2:35.397, 52.310

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

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