IL (July 21, 2013) -- Corey LaJoie had a strong car all day at Chicagoland
Speedway on Sunday, but needed a bit of luck to secure the win.
started on the outside pole and led 38 of 100 laps in the ARCA Racing Series Ansell
ActivArmr 150, but found himself third in the closing laps of the race
when he caught a couple of lucky breaks.
race leader Ryan Blaney, having nearly lapped the field, ran out of gas with
seven laps to go.
Blaney clearly had
the car to beat having won the pole while leading 41 laps before his tank went
Justin Boston took over the lead and
who looked to be in position to take the win when he also fell victim to a lack
of fuel with just two laps to go.
LaJoie was next in line to be handed the race lead.
would not be a problem for Corey LaJoie who opted to pit for fuel and tires
with 20 laps to go.
LaJoie led the
final two circuits to capture his first career ARCA Series win in only his
second career start.
LaJoie, the son of
two-time Nationwide (Busch) Series champion Randy LaJoie, is the series' eighth
different winner this year in the 11 races contested to date.
Kimmel is the only series driver to win more than once this season. The
nine-time series champion has three race wins this year bringing his career
total to 79 ARCA wins.
Williams, who started ninth, finished in second place followed by a
disappointed Ryan Blaney in third.
Kimmel crossed the finish line in fourth followed by Chad Boat in fifth.
race had just three cautions for a total of 17 laps.
included; Corey LaJoie 1-21, 23-24, 40-52, 99-100 (38 laps), Frank Kimmel 22 (1
lap), Will Kimmel 25-39 (15 laps), Ryan Blaney 53-93 (41 laps) and Justin
Boston 94-98 (5 laps).
Frank Kimmel, who
finished ninth, remains atop the driver standings 165 points ahead of Mason
Hoosier is proud to be the
official tire of the ARCA Racing Series.
David Wroblewski, Chad Wright, Fred Awald, Tyler Hartle and Mike Haenes along
with engineers Rick
Tostevin and Ken Kolter provided trackside service and support for the
Next up on the ARCA
Racing Series schedule is a stop at New Jersey Motorsports Park this Sunday,
July 28, for another 150-mile race.
more information about the ARCA Racing Series please visit www.arcaracing.com.