WI (August 26, 2011) -- On Friday, the ARCA Racing Series visited Madison
International Speedway for the first time since 1973. When the Herr's Live
Life With Flavor! 200 was over, Arizona's Alex Bowman led the final 59 laps
to capture the win in his ARCA Series debut.
The day of excitement began in
qualifying when Clint King won the pole on his 16th birthday--the youngest a
driver can be to compete in the ARCA Series. King also became the youngest
driver to ever compete in the series.
Thirty-two cars posted times in
qualifying. King's time was 18.205 seconds (98.874 mph) around the 1/2-mile
oval. King was followed by Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon, Alex Bowman and Joey
Miller on the speed chart.
The 200-lap race saw five
different leaders including; Chris Buescher 1-90 (90 laps), Chad McCumbee
91-103 (13 laps), Clint King 104-107 (4 laps), Tim George, Jr. 108-141 (34
laps) and Alex Bowman 142-200 (59 laps).
The short track race saw its
share of cautions with 13 caution flags flown for a total of 73 laps.
Alex Bowman appeared to be well
on his way to the win when the final caution came out with less than 10 laps to
With the track cleared, the
green flag waved for the final time on lap 198 with Bowman clinging to the top
spot. Bowman was followed by Chris Buescher Clint King, Ty Dillon and Tom
Hessert in second through fifth, respectively.
The drivers battled it out
during the final two circuits and, despite several attempts to improve their
positions, there was no change in the final finishing order.
Alex Bowman captured the win in
his first ARCA Series start driving the Venturini Motorsports #55 Toyota.
Bowman was followed to the line
by Chris Buescher in second place.
Pole-sitter Clint King, also
driving for Venturini Motorsports, finished his ARCA debut a respectable third.
Current series points leader Ty
Dillon finished fourth followed by New Jersey's Tom Hessert in fifth.
With just four events remaining
on the 2011 schedule, Ty Dillon continues to dominate the driver standings
leading by 410 points over Chris Buescher. Frank Kimmel is in third place after
finishing 6th at Wisconsin.
The ARCA Series returns to dirt
track racing on Labor Day, September 5, at the DuQuoin (IL) State
Hoosier Racing Tire is proud to
be the exclusive tire provider for the ARCA Racing Series.
Trackside sales and service was
provided by Hoosier's David Wroblewski, Rick Tostevin, Kevin Wroblewski, Fred
Awald, Tyler Hartle and Jim Bartholomew.
For more information about the Herr's
Live Life With Flavor! 200 or the ARCA Racing Series visit www.arcaracing.com.