KNPSW QUALIFYING: Havens Earns First Career Pole; Tops K&N Pro Series West Time Trials At State Line

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POST FALLS, Idaho – By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR — William Mancebo/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Braeden Havens, one of the hometown favorites in the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150, was a surprise pole winner in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West action Saturday at State Line Speedway.

Havens, from nearby Spokane, Washington, was the last car to go out in two-lap time trials and laid down a fast lap of 13.804 seconds (65.198 mph) to knock David Mayhew from the pole. It was the first 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Company of Havens career. The 20-year-old will make just his 13th career start later tonight.

Mayhew’s lap of 13.842 (65.020) will have him on the outside pole. A two-time race winner already this year, Mayhew was fastest in practice earlier today at State Line.

James Bickford qualified third-fastest at 13.887 (64.809) while points leader Greg Pursley was fourth at 13.922 (64.646) and Dylan Lupton fifth at 13.928 (64.618).

Making her K&N Pro Series West debut, Spokane 16-year-old Nicole Behar qualified seventh, right behind Brandon McReynolds.

The NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 is slated for green flag at the banked quarter-mile at 9 p.m. PT.

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