March 22, 2014 — report by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — photo courtesy Getty Images for NASCAR — GREENVILLE, SC — There’s just no stopping Ben Rhodes in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East qualifying.
The 17-year-old Louisville, Kentucky native continued to lay siege to the 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Light, grabbing his third straight 21 Means 21 pole in Saturday evening’s qualifying for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150.
Rhodes paced the historic half-mile race track in 20.684 seconds (87.024 mph) to notch the pole for tonight’s 150 lap event.
The Kentucky native outpaced his Turner Scott Motorsports teammate Cameron Hayley for the top spot on the qualifying sheets, making it an all-TSM front row at Greenville. Hayley will start second after setting a fast lap of (86.776 mph).
Jesse Little will start the night’s action from the third position with a lap of 20.763 seconds (86.693 mph), with Austin Hill lining up fourth (20.782; 86.613 mph) and JR Motorsports late model driver Josh Berry completing the top five (20.845; 86.352 mph). Berry is making his K&N Pro Series East debut tonight at Greenville.
Kaz Grala, Lee Pulliam, Brodie Kostecki, Scott Heckert and Ryan Gifford rounded out the top 10.
The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 is scheduled for an 8 PM Eastern start tonight from Greenville-Pickens Speedway.