Rhodes makes it two poles in a row in K&N Pro Series East

(Bristol, TN) – March 13, 2014 – K&N Pro Series – East drivers took to the famed half mile Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday in preparation for Saturdays running of the Pitt Lite 125. K&N Pro Series-East rookie contender Ben Rhodes, driving the Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet, led the way turning in a fast lap of 16.162 seconds. Brandon Jones, Daniel Suarez, Gray Gaulding, and Austin Hill rounded out the top five. Hatori Racing drivers, David Garbo Jr and Lee Pulliam, found trouble in session one. Garbo had a right front tire go down sending his Big Machine Records/ Garbo Lobster Chevrolet into the outside wall. Due to extensive damage to Garbo’s machine, the team elected to go to the backup car. Pulliam also experienced right front tire issues sending his Don Valley North Toyota in the wall. The team was able to repair the car for the second practice session. In practice session number two, Scott Heckert, driving the Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet, topped the speed charts with a lap of 16.093 seconds, followed by Ben Rhodes, Gray Gaulding, Austin Hill, and Brennan Newberry. Ben Rhodes grabbed the pole for Saturday’s PittLite 125, turning in a fast lap of 16.036 seconds. Friday’s pole win was Ben’s second consecutive pole after qualifying P1 at Daytona International Speedway. Brandon Gdovic will start on the outside of the front row followed by Austin Hill and Cale Conley in row two, with Gray Gaulding and Kenzie Ruston starting in row three. The K&N Pro Series-East drivers are set to take the green flag for the Pitt Lite 125 following the Nationwide Series race Saturday March 15.

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