Dover, Del. – Coming into Dover International Speedway the whole K&N Pro Series garage knew that Harrison Burton was going to be one of the cars to beat come race time. Burton proved just that as he set the fast time in qualifying for the Crosley 125 on Friday afternoon.
The defending series champion took his No. 12 Rudd Toyota to the top of charts during the second of three qualifying groups with a time of 22.909 seconds (157.143 mph). The pole marks the fourth of his K&N Pro Series career.
Burton, a NASCAR Next alum has four K&N Pro Series starts in 2018 with results of third, second, second and ninth. He went to Victory Lane here at Dover a season ago en route to capturing the title.
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— NASCAR Regional & Local Series (@NASCARHomeTrack) October 5, 2018
Current NASCAR Next driver Anthony Alfredo was second fastest after a lap of 22.946 seconds. Alfredo has one career K&N Pro Series win which came earlier this season at South Boston and will look to end the season on a high note on the big stage tonight at Dover.
Tyler Ankrum went third fastest with a lap time of 23.039 seconds around the Monster Mile. With the 2018 championship already locked up, Ankrum has one goal in mind for tonight’s main event — win.
Two time K&N Pro West champion Todd Gilliland was fourth fastest followed by current K&N Pro West regular, Derek Kraus in fifth.
Dillon Bassett, Brandon McReynolds, Ruben Garcia Jr, Ronnie Bassett Jr and Chase Cabre round out the top 10.
The Crosley 125 is set to take the green flag at 5:00 p.m. ET.