Seuss Fastest in Final ARCA Practice

Bright and early under the clear blue Daytona Beach skies, ARCA ran its final practice of the weekend. Only 23 cars participated but topping the board was 2-time Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion Andy Seuss. The 31-year-old New Hampshire native has races part-time in ARCA at the restrictor plate races for the last several years. His best performance came in 2017 at Talladega when he came 2nd to Justin Haley by 0.128 seconds.

Andy Hillenburg’s team has been having some issues during the weekend. Their 3 cars have all experienced problems. The #1 car scraped the wall in Thursday’s practice as well as the #11 blowing an engine, and then today the #10 car stalled towards the end of the session. Still plenty of time before Qualifying at 3:30pm ET to sort out the setbacks, but be sure to watch how they might overcome it all by Saturday night’s race.

A notable absent car in practice was the #54 DGR-Crosley Toyota of Natalie Decker. According to the team’s Twitter, she was run up into the wall during Thursday’s practice and had some damage that needed to be fixed. Another car experiencing trouble was the #69 Ford of Scott Melton for Kimmel Racing. The car seemed to blow an engine about 30 minutes into the hour-long session.

Here are the qualifying groups and the final practice results:

Group 1: #10 Tommy Vigh Jr, #30 Grant Quinlan, #77 Joseph Graf Jr., #29 Derrick Lancaster, #1 Chuck Heirs, #63 Dave Mader III

Group 2: #52 Tyler Dippel, #09 CJ McLaughlin, #48 Brad Smith, #28 Brandon McReynolds, #61 J.J. Pack, #23 Bret Holmes

Group 3: #46 Thad Moffitt, #55 Leilani Munter, #20 Harrison Burton, #25 Michael Self, #2 Eric Caudell, #3 Willie Mullins

Group 4: #06 Con Nicolopolous, #22 Connor Hall, #02 Andy Seuss, #27 Travis Braden, #54 Natalie Decker, #15 Christian Eckes

Group 5: #5 Bobby Gerhart, #36 Paul Williamson, #43 Sean Corr, #11 Jason White, #4 Todd Gilliland, #44 John Ferrier

Group 6: #35 Brenden Queen, #7 Codie Rohrbaugh, #69 Scott Melton, #18 Riley Herbst, #32 Gus Dean

Pos#DriverMakeTimeSpeed
102Andy SeussChevy49.437182.050
243Sean CorrChevy49.522181.737
352Tyler DippelFord49.723181.003
44Todd GillilandToyota49.769180.835
518Riley HerbstToyota49.804180.708
627Travis BradenFord49.874180.455
744John FerrierChevy49.896180.375
83Willie MullinsFord49.915180.307
955Leilani MunterToyota49.919180.292
1046Thad MoffittChevy49.927180.263
1129Derrick LancasterToyota50.251179.101
127Codie RohrbaughChevy50.285178.980
1363Dave Mader IIIFord50.365178.696
1428Brandon McReynoldsToyota50.813177.120
155Bobby GerhartChevy50.860176.956
1636Paul WilliamsonToyota50.983176.529
1735Brenden QueenToyota50.988176.512
1861J.J. PackToyota51.083176.184
1977Joseph Graf Jr.Ford51.164175.905
2011Jason WhiteChevy51.688174.122
2148Brad SmithChevy51.774173.832
2269Scott MeltonFord52.010173.044
2310Tommy Vigh Jr.Ford52.918170.074

Author: Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey (@TomBaileyScoop) grew up in the backyard of Chicagoland Speedway, making a passion for all motorsports inevitable. Tom is entering his first full year of racing coverage in 2020 as the owner and founder of InfieldScoop.com. You can contact him at [email protected]

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