Venturini Motorsports may not own Chicagoland Speedway, but they have a lease with the option to buy after earning the pole for Thursday night’s ARCA Mendards Series Bounty 150. Michael Self will start at the top spot in his No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota Camry as he looks to earn back-to-back wins in the event. Teammate Harrison Burton in the No. 20 Venturini Motorsports car qualified fifth.
Self’s fast lap 30.436 seconds/177.421 miles per hour around the 1.5-mile tri-oval. Self edged Ty Majeski in his No. 22 Crestliner Ford with Chad Bryant Racing, who timed in at 30.498 seconds/177.061 miles per hour.
“I have upped my pole production over every previous year in my career by five hundred percent,” says Self after winning the pole at Chicagoland Speedway. “This goes to Shannon Rursch and my guys who work these Sinclair Lubricants Toyotas. They are the ones who’ve turned me into a good qualifier.
“It’s all about who can make the right adjustments tonight when the track changes,” continued Self about Thursday night’s ARCA Menards Series race. “This place changes from day to night so Shannon and the guys will have to be ready to make some big changes every time we come down pit road.”
Majeski may have something to say about Self winning again. Majeski won ARCA races at Charlotte, then Pocono, but the last time Majeski was in the car at Michigan, he came ever so close to winning his third consecutive race, but came in second to Self who won the event.
Third quick was the No. 18 of Riley Herbst with Joe Gibbs Racing, who also was top-five in practice. Picking up speed and a couple of spots from seventh in practice to fourth in qualifying was the Kevin Cywinski owned No. 32 Win Tron Chevrolet wheeled by Austin Wayne Self.
Stay tuned for the Bounty 150 ARCA Menards Series race from Chicagoland Speedway on FOX Sports 1 at 8 pm ET Thursday, June 27th with Live timing and scoring available for ARCA members at arcaracing.com