MADISON, Ill. — The lineup for Friday night’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series Monaco Gateway Classic at Gateway Motorsports Park will be set based on practice speeds.
Spencer Davis will lead the 28-car field to the green flag. This will be the second time Davis will roll off from the top spot this season and third time in his career. After winning the pole at Thompson, he went on to finish fourth, which is tied for his best finish of the season.
The Dawsonville, Ga., native has 13 top fives, 21 top 10’s and one win (Thornburg, 2016) in his NASCAR K&N Pro Series career. This season in the K&N Pro Series East, he has eight top 10’s and four top fives in nine starts.
Bill McAnally Racing’s Derek Kraus, a two-time winner this season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, will roll off second. This season, he has five top five’s and seven top 10’s to go along with his two checkered flags (Kern and Roseville). The Stratford, Wisc., native also has two top fives and one pole in five K&N Pro Series East starts this season.
Ryan Vargas will start third (his best start of his 11-race K&N Pro Series East career), K&N Pro Series West championship points leader Derek Thorn will start fourth and Tristan Van Wieringen round out the top five starters.
Chase Cabre, Ruben Garcia Jr., Sam Mayer, Anthony Alfredo and Ryan Partridge complete the top 10, with Trevor Huddleston, Cole Rouse, Tyler Dippel, Kody Vanderwal and Dillon Bassett rounding out the top 15.
K&N Pro Series East championship leader Tyler Ankrum will roll off 16th, while K&N Pro Series West Rookie of the Year contender Hailie Deegan will start the 120-lap event 19th. Will Rodgers, making his first start for Levin Racing, will take the green flag for the 150-mile event in 21st.
The green flag for the Monaco Gateway Classic at Gateway Motorsports Park is scheduled to fly at 9:30 p.m.