OH (October 16, 2011) -- Chris Buescher capped off the 2011 ARCA Racing Series
season with yet another win at Toledo Speedway.
Buescher, who has won three of the last four
races at Toledo, won the rain-delayed Federated Car Care 200 leading 53
of 206 race laps. It was also his third win in the last four ARCA Series
The season-ending race at Toledo Speedway
attracted 42 drivers to battle it out on the 1/2-mile track.
In qualifying, Tom Hessert captured the pole for
the race with a top time of 16.080 seconds (111.940 mph). Ty Dillon was second
followed by Grant Enfinger, Chris Buescher and Chrissy Wallace.
The race was delayed nearly 2 1/2 hours before
the green flag waved. The race started under caution to allow the heat from the
cars to further dry the track.
After 40 laps, the race went green.
The final race of the season featured nine
leaders among five different drivers. Leaders included; Tom Hessert 1-42,
62-105 (86 laps), Ty Dillon 43-61, 165-197 (52 laps), Chris Buescher 106-121,
135-164, 200-206 (53 laps), Clint King 122-134 (13 laps) and Brennan Poole
In the end, it looked like Ty Dillon was going
to capture his eighth win of the season as he was leading through lap 197 when
he made contact with Brennan Poole on lap 200.
The contact caused the pair to slow which handed
the lead to a hard-charging Chris Buescher who held on to the lead for the
Dillon ended up finishing in second place .379
seconds behind Buescher. Dillon was followed to the line by Chad McCumbee who
had started tenth.
Tom Hessert finished fourth followed by Grant
Enfinger in fifth.
The short track race had 13 cautions for a total
of 108 laps which may have included some "payback" from previous
Dillon, in his rookie campaign, was crowned the 2011 ARCA Series champion,
while Chris Buescher was named the series' Rookie of the Year. (Note: ARCA
rules do not allow a driver to win both the series championship and the Rookie
of the Year award in the same year.)
The top ten in driver points are as follows:
1. Ty Dillon
2. Chris Buescher
3. Frank Kimmel
4. Grant Enfinger
5. Chad McCumbee
6. Tom Hessert
7. Tim George
8. Chad Hackenbracht 4145
9. Sean Corr
10. Darrell Basham 3310
Hoosier is proud to have been the
exclusive tire supplier for the ARCA Racing Series for the 2011 racing season.
Hoosier would like to thank Dave Wroblewski and
his entire crew for providing outstanding trackside service at the 19 ARCA
events this season.
For more information about the race at Toledo
Speedway or the ARCA Racing Series visit www.arcaracing.com.