IL (June 4, 2011) -- Ty Dillon won his third ARCA Racing Series event of the
season Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Dillon won the Messina Wildlife
Animal Stopper 150. It was the young driver's fifth win in just eight
While it was an impressive win
for the grandson of famous car owner Richard Childress, it was Chad
Hackenbracht who was the story of the day.
The Ohio driver, making just his
15th series start in his family owned CGH Motorsports Chevrolet, wowed the fans
driving from 30th to the race lead on lap 40.
Hackenbracht led for 45 laps
building as much as a nine second lead before disaster struck when he suffered
a flat right front tire. Although Hackenbracht's car was clearly the fastest
among the 33 starters, the flat tire relegated him to a disappointing 20th
Ty Dillon was there to take
advantage of Hackenbracht's misfortune assuming the race lead on lap 85 of the
100-lap race. Dillon led the final 16 laps to take the win.
Chris Buescher finished in
second place .307 seconds behind the winner.
Two-time World of Outlaws Late
Model Series champion Josh Richards finished in third place after capturing the
pole in qualifying with a time of 30.421 seconds (177.509 mph).
Chad McCumbee finished in fourth
followed by previous race winner Andrew Ranger of Canada.
The race had four leaders
including Josh Richards 1-11 (11 laps), Kyle Fowler 12-39 (28 laps), Chad
Hackenbracht 40-84 (45 laps) and Ty Dillon 85-100 (16 laps).
The event had six cautions for a
total of 36 laps.
The start of the race was
delayed for just over five hours for rain and then to accommodate other events
at the track. The green flag, however, finally waved at just after 10:00 pm.
The ARCA Racing Series returns
to action this Saturday, June 11, at Pocono Raceway's 2.5-mile tri-oval. It is
the first of two stops the series will make to the picturesque track.
For more information about the
race at Chicagoland Speedway or the ARCA Racing Series visit www.arcaracing.com.