Mason Mitchell’s momentum continued after winning the pole for the Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway Friday morning.
Mitchell laid down a lap of 38.393 seconds (187.534 mph) for his second pole of 2014.
“I wasn’t real confident about my qualifying lap because we spent so much time in race trim yesterday,” Mitchell said. “But I went out there, gave it my all and it stuck. I’m happy with it. This is only my second time here, so I’m still learning the track. It’s fast.”
Out of his four career ARCA poles, his run today was his first not to be a track record, as Joey Coulter still holds the Michigan mark at 192.149 mph set in 2012.
Austin Theriault qualified second in his ARCA debut for Venturini Motorsports piloting the No. 66 Toyota. Theriault ran the Nationwide Series race at Iowa in May and scored a top-15 finish for JR Motorsports.
His teammate John Wes Townley was third but will have to start in the rear for the second straight week after backing it into the fence on his second lap
Townley started in the rear last week at Pocono after missing qualifying to run the Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Austin Wayne Self qualified fourth and Justin Boston rounded out the top five. Venturini Motorsports took four of the top six positions in qualifying.
Today’s Corrigan Oil 200 will air live at 5 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.