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Scott Heckert may hail from Connecticut, but he seems right at home in Ohio.
The polesitter in last year’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series Event at Columbus Motor Speedway has once again found the fast way around the .333-mile oval as he posted the quickest lap across two practice sessions Saturday in advance of the NAPA 150.
Heckert, from Ridgefield, Connecticut, turned a quick lap of 14.256 seconds (84.901 mph) in the 45-minute prep session to lead the 22-car field. It was a marked improvement from the first practice of the day when he ended up eighth-fastest at 14.610 (82.503).
Dillon Bassett paced first practice at 14.486 (82.756) followed by Rico Abreu at 14.506 (82.642). Making his K&N Pro Series East debut, Grant Quinlan was third-fastest at 14.550 (82.392).
Following Heckert on the speed chart in final practice was J.J. Haley at 14.354 (83.517) and Abreu at 14.364 (83.459).
Coors Light Pole Award qualifying is slated to begin at 6 p.m., and the NAPA 150 will go green at 8:45 p.m.
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