DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Leilani Munter led the way during the first day of testing for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Driving the No. 55 What The Health Toyota, Munter turned a fast lap of 184.064 mph while leading a pack of cars around the 2.5-mile tri-oval. She will make her seventh ARCA Racing Series start at Daytona next month during the season-opening Lucas Oil 200.
Munter’s teammate Christian Eckes (No. 15 Venturini Motorsports Toyota) was second fastest in the draft at 184.023 miles per hour.
The two other Venturini teammates, Harrison Burton (No. 20 JP Racing Toyota) and Michael Self (No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota) were third and fourth respectively.
Todd Gilliland (No. 4 DGR-Crosley Racing Toyota) rounded out the top five.
Riley Herbst (No. 18H Monster Energy/ORCA Coolers Toyota) was sixth, Derrick Lancaster (No. 29 On Point Motorsports Toyota) was seventh, Bret Holmes (No. 23 Bret Holmes Racing Chevrolet) was eighth, Gus Dean (No. 32 Win-Tron Racing Toyota) was ninth, and Parker Kligerman (No. 22K Chad Bryant Racing Ford) rounded out the top 10.
Most of the teams worked on single car runs throughout the morning and afternoon sessions, but the Venturini team dedicated considerable time to working in the draft.
Empire Racing teammates Sean Corr (No. 43 Chevrolet) and Thad Moffitt (No. 46 Performance Plus Oil Chevrolet) also spent time drafting with each other during the morning session.
Codie Rohrbaugh (No. 7 Grant County Mulch Chevrolet) led the morning session with a single-car speed of 178.119 mph.
Gilliland was second, with Ty Gibbs (No. 18G Monster Energy/ORCA Coolers Toyota) third at 177.786 mph. Teammate Riley Herbst was fourth and Burton was fifth.
The only incidents of the day involved Lanacaster (oil leak) and Dave Mader III (No. 63 Chevrolet), who scuffed the outside wall and scraped the decals off the side of his car.
A total of 31 cars were registered and on site, and 38 drivers made at least one lap.