NASCARARCA SeriesCorey Heim Earns First Career General Tire Pole Award at Mid-Ohio

Corey Heim Earns First Career General Tire Pole Award at Mid-Ohio

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer

Current ARCA Menards Series points leader Corey Heim earned his first career General Tire Pole Award Friday. 

In his 23rd career ARCA Menards Series start, Heim was able to knock Ty Gibbs off the top of the speed charts on his last lap of the session. Heim turned an 87.877-second lap around the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to earn the pole award. Heim’s previous best start was second three times (Toledo and Phoenix ’21 and IRP ’19).

Gibbs will start from the second position, turning a lap .627-seconds off of the pole. By starting second, it snaps a five-pole streak that dates back to Phoenix. The last time Gibbs started from the second position was at Springfield last season. It will be the seventh second-place start of his ARCA career. 

Xfinity Series regular Brandon Jones qualified third while Kris Wright and Nick Sanchez rounded out the top-five in speeds.

Starting Lineup for the Dawn 150 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

The Dawn 150 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 6 p.m. ET. The race will also be broadcasted live on MRN and Sirius XM channel 3916.

Photo: Stephen Conley

Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle
Christian returns to Kickin' the Tires again in 2023 for his third straight season. He will mainly serve as a photographer for the organization while also being the main ARCA Menards Series writer. He currently plans to do at least 40 races across the three NASCAR National Series, ARCA Menards Series, IndyCar, and make his NHRA debut at Bristol in June. Christian's favorite race tracks include Nashville Superspeedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Martinsville Speedway, and Iowa Speedway among other tracks. One of Christian's dreams is for NASCAR or ARCA to return to Memphis International Raceway.


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