After winning the most recent ARCA Menards Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sammy Smith won the pole award for the ARCA event at Salem Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 1).
It’s Smith’s eighth career pole ahead of his his first career start at the 0.555-mile short track. He also tied for the fastest time in the practice session earlier on Saturday.
Smith will lead the 20 drivers to the green flag in the Herr’s Snacks 200 later on Saturday. Because only 20 drivers were entered, all successfully made the 200-lap race.
Sanchez leads GMS Racing driver Daniel Dye by five points in the championship standings with only two races – Salem and Toledo Speedway – left in the 2022 ARCA season. Dye will start sixth.
During the practice session, Tim Richmond backed his No. 06 into the wall, sustaining serious damage to the racecar.
— Charles Krall (@ChasKrall) October 1, 2022
Richmond did not participate in qualifying and it appears unlikely he will compete in the race later on Saturday.
The ARCA competitors will begin their race at Salem at 4 p.m. ET, with TV coverage provided by MAVTV Motorsports Network and available on FloRacing.
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Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.