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DAKODA ARMSTRONG CAPTURES WIN AT WINCHESTER

6-28-2011

Dakoda Armstrong (photo courtesy of www.arcaracing.com)WINCHESTER, IN (June 25, 2011) -- Indiana's Dakoda Armstrong had plenty of hometown support before more than 50 of his friends and family in ARCA Racing Series action at Winchester Speedway Saturday night. 

The 19-year-old driver from nearby New Castle, IN provided plenty of excitement in capturing his third career victory before a packed house.

The excitement began in qualifying when Ryan Blaney, son of famous racer Dave Blaney, set a new track record on the Winchester high banks. 

The young Blaney demolished the old record of 16.319 seconds set in 2007 by Michael McDowell on the half mile track. 

The old record was set using bias-ply tires while the series now competes on radial tires at all its short track events. 

Blaney's time was 15.837 seconds or 113.658 mph which narrowly topped previous race winner Ty Dillon who posted a 15.880 second lap.

The race was dominated by Blaney who was driving the Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet. Blaney led 154 of 200 race laps but fell victim to a flat tire late in the race.

The race featured six leaders among four different drivers including; Ty Dillon 1, 162-189 (29 laps), Ryan Blaney 2-94, 101-161 (154 laps), Chad Hackenbracht 95-100 (6 laps) and Dakoda Armstrong 190-200 (11 laps).

Armstrong, who started fifth, took the win by .900 seconds over Chris Buescher who started third.

Armstrong credited the win to his crew chief's decision to go with two fresh tires late in the race and just a splash of fuel en route to the win. 

Buescher was followed to the line by Chad Hackenbracht in third.

Ty Dillon finished fourth followed by Tom Hessert in fifth.

The 200-lap race had 6 cautions for a total of 34 laps.

Ty Dillon extends his lead in the driver standings to 245 points over Frank Kimmel as the series takes a week off before returning to action July 9, at Berlin Raceway.

For more information about the race at Winchester visit www.arcaracing.com

Sales and service was provided by Hoosier's track service team which included; David Wroblewski, Rick Tostevin, Kevin Wroblewski, Tyler Hartle and Mike "Moon Pie" Haenes.

Hoosier Racing Tire is proud to be in its 17th consecutive season as the exclusive tire supplier to the ARCA Racing Series.

      

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