POND, PA (August 7, 2011) -- Even Mother Nature couldn't keep Ty Dillon from
winning his seventh ARCA Racing Series victory of the season at Pocono Raceway
Heavy rain pushed the Pennsylvania
ARCA 125 from its Saturday afternoon scheduled start to early Sunday
morning. But that didn't dampen the efforts of 19-year-old Ty
Dillon led 34 of 50 race laps en
route to capturing his third win in a row.
Forty-five cars were on hand
vying for a starting spot in Saturday's Pennsylvania ARCA 125 race at
Georgia's Max Gresham captured
the pole for the race after circling the 2.5-mile tri-oval in 53.535 seconds
(168.114 mph). Ty Dillon was second with a time of 53.546 seconds (168.080
With rain on Saturday postponing
both the NASCAR truck race and the ARCA race, the teams took to the track
shortly after 10:00 a.m. Sunday after the completion of the truck
The 50-lap race had just two
leaders including Max Gresham who led the race's first 16 circuits before he
gave way to outside polesitter Ty Dillon.
Dillon led the the final 34 laps
to capture his seventh win of the season and extend his lead in the driver
standings to 410 points over Grant Enfinger.
After the win, Dillon commented,
"Getting seven wins in any series is such an accomplishment and to win
three in a row is incredible."
The rookie driver has now won
nine of the 16 ARCA races he has competed in.
Tim George, Jr., winner of the
June race at Pocono, finished in second place--.833 seconds behind
Chris Buescher finished in third
place followed by Tom Hessert and Grant Enfinger in fourth and fifth,
The race had just two cautions,
but they lasted for a total of 24 of the 50 race laps.
The ARCA Racing Series will take
a week off before returning to action August 21, at the Illinois State
Fairgrounds for the Allen Crowe 100. Two of the next three ARCA races
will have the drivers competing on clay surfaces at 1-mile tracks.
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