POND, PA (August 5, 2013) -- Corey LaJoie found himself in a familiar position
in Friday afternoon's ModSpace 125 at Pocono Raceway.
Just like at
Chicagoland Speedway a couple weeks earlier, LaJoie was in second place in the
closing laps of the race when the leader had issues handing the lead to the
Concord, NC driver.
LaJoie then led the final three laps to claim
his second win in less than two weeks in the ARCA Racing Series.
With rain washing out qualifying, the 35-car
field was set by owners points which placed Frank Kimmel on the pole for the
The race was run caution free and took just over
46 minutes to complete. The lack of cautions also resulted in a record average
race speed of 162.221 mph.
race featured nine leaders among five different drivers.
Leaders during the event included; Frank Kimmel
1, 8-15 (9 laps), Erik Jones 2-7, 22-29, 37-47 (25 laps), Chase Elliott 16-21
(6 laps), Corey LaJoie 30-34, 48-50 (8 laps) and Justin Boston 35-36 (2
With just a three laps remaining in the event,
Erik Jones looked to be well on his way to the win with a healthy 5 second lead
over Corey LaJoie when he brushed the outside wall.
LaJoie, who started 18th, was once again in the
right place at the right time to take advantage of the leader's misfortune and
motor by Jones for the win.
LaJoie to the finish line was Frank Kimmel who is seeking a record 80th series
Justin Boston finished in third place
followed by Brennan Newberry and Spencer Gallagher.
Mingus was sixth followed by Will Kimmel in seventh to round out the list of
In search of his
10th series title, Frank Kimmel remains atop the driver standings (3310)
followed by Mason Mingus (3105).
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