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Michael Self will lead the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West field to the green flag for the first time in his career on Saturday night at All American Speedway. Photo by Austin Ginn/Getty Images

QUALIFYING: Self Earns First Career K&N Pole

Breaks Track Record with Quick Lap in Roseville


Roseville, Ca. — Michael Self has momentum on his side, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

The driver of the No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Braille Batteries/Sinclair Ford earned his first ever NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Coors Light pole award with a blazing fast lap of 89.383 mph (13.412 seconds) around All American Speedway, breaking the track record. He also was quickest in practice earlier on Saturday and won the previous K&N Pro Series West event at Meridian Speedway in Idaho.

The Park City, Utah native’s pole-winning lap came on his fourth of six circuits around the 0.333-mile oval in Roseville, Ca. His previous best start this season was second (Orange Show), where he went on to finish eighth.

The previous track record at All American was held by Jason Bowles, who laid down a lap of 88.218 mph (13.589 seconds) in 2009.

Self wasn’t the only driver to break that track record, though. The entire top five posted speeds fast enough to best that time. Chris Eggleston, curently trailing his Bill McAnally Racing teammate Todd Gilliland for the championship points lead by 11 points, qualified second in his No. 99 NAPA Filters Toyota with a lap of 89.230 mph (13.435 seconds).

Gilliland, Trevor Cristiani, who is making his fourth NKNPSW start of the season, and Will Rodgers rounded out the top five quaifiers.

Derek Kraus, Julia Landauer, Nicole Behar, Hollis Thackeray and Cole Moore completed the top 10.

The green flag for the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by TriCo Welding Supply is scheduled to go green at aproimately 7 p.m. P.T. from All American Speedway.