Young 17-year-old Ben Rhodes has dominated the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season so far and on Thursday Rhodes took the pole for the Granite State 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It’s Rhodes’ fifth career pole and his fifth pole of the season and he set this pole in track record time. He has qualified in the top two in nine of the 10 races this season.
Rhodes and his #41 Turner Scott Motorsports team have won the last four races on the tour. He is trying to tie Ricky Craven's 23-year-old record of five straight wins in the series.
Starting in the second position will be Jesse Little, son of former NASCAR driver and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Director Chad Little. Starting in the third position is Chad Finley with Sergio Pena starting in the fourth position. Gray Gaulding will roll off from the fifth position with Langley pole sitter Scott Heckert starting in the sixth spot. Last weekend’s ARCA winner Brandon Jones will roll off from the seventh position with Cameron Hayley rolling off eighth. Eddie MacDonald will start ninth and Nick Drake rounds out the top ten.
Other notables in the field include Kyle Benjamin in 11th, Brennan Newberry in 12th, Austin Hill in 13th and Matt Tift in 14th. Daniel Suarez will start 15th and Ryan Gifford will start 18th. Mackena Bell will start 21st with Kenzie Ruston in 24th. Anderson Bowman will start 27th with Kaz Grala starting 28th and Cale Conley will round out the field in the 30th position.
The Granite State 100 will run on Friday, July 11th at 6 p.m. ET.Tags: Ben Rhodes, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR K&N East Series, New Hampshire Motor Speedway