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QUALIFYING: Solomito Right at Home

Earns Top Spot for Tonight's Miller Lite 200
By Jason Cunningham, special to NASCAR Home Tracks
September 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - Timmy Solomito kept his Riverhead Raceway roll going Saturday evening in qualifying for the Miller Lite 200.

Solomito piloted his No. 16 Starrett Racing Ford to a fast lap of 12.017 seconds around the Long Island quarter-mile for his sixth career Coors Light Pole Award. It marked his third at Riverhead, his home track.

Rookie Kyle Soper - who paced afternoon practice - laid down a lap of 12.154 and will start alongside Solomito in the front row for tonight's tussle, slated to go green at 8 p.m.

Another rookie, Dillon Steuer, qualified third at 12.172. Doug Coby and Dave Sapienza rounded out the top five.

The remainder of the top 10 on the board consisted of Kyle Ellwood, Shawn Solomito, Ronnie Williams, Roger Turbush and Rob Summers.

Points leader Ryan Preece qualified 13th.