MIRABEL, Que. – Airports are traditionally used for leaving home, but Andrew Ranger is right at home at Circuit ICAR in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 competition.
Ranger, from Roxton Pond, Quebec, nabbed his second pole in a row qualifying at the 2.113-mile road course on the grounds of the old Montreal-Mirabel International Airport. He is also the two-time defending winner of the Jiffy Lube 100 presented by La Petite Bretonne.
After he led the 29-car field in both practice sessions earlier in the day, the two-time series titlist posted a fast lap of 95.956 seconds (79.274 mph) during qualifying for his 14th career pole, which now has him tied with J.R. Fitzpatrick for the Canadian Tire Series all-time record.
Marc-Antoine Camirand qualified second at 96.029 (79.214) and will join Ranger on the front row for Sunday’s third race of the season. Alex Guenette was third-fastest at 96.576 (78.765).
L.P. Dumoulin and Alex Labbe completed the top five while Kerry Micks, Elie Arseneau, Alex Tagliani, Gary Klutt and Jason Hathaway rounded out the top 10
Defending series champion Scott Steckly qualified 11th followed by J.R. Fitzpatrick and D.J. Kennington.
Sunday’s Jiffy Lube 100 presented by La Petite Bretonne is scheduled to take the green flag at 2:35 p.m.