Open Race Thread: ARCA Series Pennsylvania 125 | Pocono International Raceway

Jun 9, 2012; Long Pond, PA, USA; ARCA Racing Series driver Brennan Poole (25) celebrates in victory lane after winning the Pocono 200 at Pocono Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

One week after Frank Kimmel's first win of the season at historic Lucas Oil Raceway, the ARCA Racing Series returns to speedway racing in the Pennsylvania 125 at Pocono Raceway.

After leading 77 of 80 laps to win at Pocono in June, Brennan Poole staked his claim on yet another victory at the Tricky Triangle. This is his fourth career pole, and third of the season. The pole cuts Poole’s championship deficit down to 10 points behind Chris Buescher.

ARCA pole winners are awarded 15 bonus points at the end of qualifying. Ten and five points go to the second and third place qualifiers respectively. A.J. Henriksen starts on the outside pole, with Buescher starting third.

Saturday's race won't be quite the barnburner that IRP was. However, the PA 125 will only be 50 laps, 30 less than what drivers faced in June. This promises to increase the intensity and decrease the drivers' patience. The combination should produce a much better race than the one seen in June.

[Read More: ARCA Points Payout Explained]

[Read More: Complete ARCA Championship Standings]

Fans of traditional ARCA short track racing can celebrate after Pocono as five of the last six events will be run on tracks less than a mile-and-a-half in length, including at September at DuQuoin Fairgrounds -- a dirt track. The season finale will be held on Oct. 19 at Kansas Speedway. This will also be the last televised race until Kansas, with the rest being broadcast by ARCA radio.

Saturday's race starts at approximately 3 p.m. EST and will be televised live on Speed. Use this post as the official race thread.

A starting lineup and post-qualifying notes can be found after the jump.

Starting Grid

2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Event #14
Pocono Raceway, Long Pond Pennsylvania, 8-4-12
Pennsylvania ARCA 125
August 3, 2012 / 6:18 PM
1 25 Brennan Poole/The Woodlands TX Cometic Gasket-Midas-Venturini Motorsports Toyota 52.220 172.348
2 55 AJ Henriksen/Elgin IL Engineered Components Company Toyota 52.807 170.432
3 17 Chris Buescher/Prosper TX Reliance Tool-BeavEx Ford 52.923 170.058
4 15 Ryan Reed/Bakersfield CA JDRF Ford 52.954 169.959
5 58 Chad Hackenbracht/New Philadephia OH CGH Motorsports Chevrolet 53.046 169.664
6 22 Alex Bowman/Tucson AZ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Dodge 53.134 169.383
7 44 Frank Kimmel/Clarksville IN Ansell-Menards Toyota 53.231 169.074
8 16 Matt Lofton/Roxboro NC Chevrolet 53.314 168.811
9 68 Will Kimmel/Clarksville IN Knuth Machine Tools Ford 53.797 167.296
10 95 Michael Leavine/Bullard TX WRL General Contractors Ford 53.997 166.676
11 32 Matt Merrell/Portland TX Toyota of Scranton-Red Line Oil Toyota 54.037 166.553
12 09 Grant Enfinger/Fairhope AL Casite-Roush Yates Performance Products Ford 54.145 166.220
13 66 Nelson Canache/Caracas Venezuela Venezuela Tourism Toyota 54.233 165.951
14 23 Spencer Gallagher/Las Vegas NV Allegiant Air Chevrolet 54.374 165.520
15 02 Josh Williams/Port Charlotte FL Southwest Florida Cable Construction Ford 54.709 164.507
16 35 Tom Berte/New Berlin WI CGS Premier Chevrolet 56.254 159.989
17 5 Bobby Gerhart/Lebanon PA Lucas Oil Chevrolet 56.291 159.883
18 99 Brandon Davis/Huntington Beach CA Roulo Brothers Racing Ford 56.426 159.501
19 61 Aleks Gregory/Baton Rouge LA The Mosquito Patch Chevrolet 56.628 158.932
20 3 Steve Fox/Hazleton PA Universe Towing & Auto Body-The Southside Dodge 57.226 157.271
21 88 Buster Graham/Lafayette LA Batter's Ford 57.314 157.030
22 94 Milka Duno/Caracas Venezuela Corazon Venezulano-Cantv-Milka Way Toyota 57.337 156.967
23 07 Brian Kaltreider/Reading PA Independent Graphics-Lica Ford 57.628 156.174
24 43 Kyle Martel/Lebanon PA The Breast Cancer Coalition Chevrolet 57.775 155.777
25 04 Larry Barford Jr./Denton MD First Mariner Bank-Trauma Doc Dodge 58.019 155.122
26 10 Ed Pompa/Ballston Spa NY Milwaukee Crusher Company-Double H Ranch Chevy 58.119 154.855
27 06 Tommy O'Leary/Cygnet OH Ford 59.679 150.807
28 40 Maryeve Dufault/Sorel Quebec M5 Sports Entertainment Dodge 59.807 150.484
29 34 Darrell Basham/Henryville IN Darrell Basham Racing Chevrolet 59.950 150.125
30 48 James Hylton/Inman SC Ford 60.447 148.891
31 0 Don Thompson/Carlisle PA JMPCO Ford 61.205 147.047
32 18 Rick Clifton/Circleville OH C&B Farm Supply-Liberty Link Chevrolet 61.912 145.368
33 69 Clair Zimmerman/Denver PA Tilted Kilt Ford Provisional
34 7 Brent Cross/Cortland NY Bestdeck-Cummings Auto Machine Chevrolet Provisional
35 13 George Cushman/Waterville NY Cushman Truck Repair Chevrolet Provisional

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