Qualifying Results: Lutz Claims Pole for NWMT Opener at New Smyrna

Craig Lutz captured his third career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour pole and will lead the field to green for the New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau 200.

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Coming off a winless season in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Craig Lutz is starting this year off on a high note.

The 29-year-old captures his third career pole and will lead the field to green for the New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau 200. He powered the No. 46 Riverhead Building Supply car around the half-mile track with a lap time of 17.520 seconds.

Qualifying in the second position, with a lap time of 17.575, is the young gun, Austin Beers. Behind them is the 2023 series champion, Ron Silk and the championship runner-up, Justin Bonsignore with lap times of 17.545 and 17.669 respectively.

Partick Emerling, Ryan Preece, Tommy Catalano, Matt Hirschman, J.R. Bertuccio, and Ryan Newman round out the top-10.

-Story by: Taylor Kitchen
-Photo credit: Will Bellamy/Racing America

NEW SMYRNA BEACH AREA VISITORS BUREAU 200 QUALIFYING RESULTS
Pos.No.DriverTime
146Craig Lutz17.520
264Austin Beers17.575
316Ron Silk17.645
451Justin Bonsignore17.669
51Patrick Emerling17.678
640Ryan Preece17.684
754Tommy Catalano17.708
860Matt Hirschman17.716
92J.R. Bertuccio17.720
1014Ryan Newman17.738
1142Spencer Davis17.739
1223Carson Loftin*17.741
137Doug Coby17.768
143Jake Johnson17.771
1519Anthony Sesely17.790
1656Trevor Catalano*17.791
1732Tyler Rypkema17.806
1820Eddie McCarthy17.828
1925Brian Robie17.835
2058Eric Goodale17.844
2136Dave Sapienza17.860
2222Kyle Bonsignore17.869
2399Ronnie Williams17.880
240Brett Meservey*17.924
2534J.B. Fortin17.955
262Joey Coulter17.963
2724Andrew Krause17.976
284Tim Connolly18.080
2984Tyler Catalano*18.084
308John-Michael Shenette*18.178
3118Ken Heagy18.395
329Christopher Hatton, Jr.*18.605
331Melissa Fifield18.873
3426Gary McDonald18.979
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