IL (September 2, 2013) -- On the heels of last week's win by 15-year-old Kyle
Benjamin at Madison, the ARCA Racing Series followed that up with a win by
58-year-old Kenny Schrader at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in Illinois.
Schrader, who became the series' oldest winner
earlier this year at Toledo, broke his own record Monday afternoon winning the Southern
Illinois 100 to bring a close to the Illinois State Fair.
After posting the fastest time in practice, the
veteran racer went on to win the pole for the event when he circled the 1-mile
clay oval in 34.351 seconds (104.800 mph).
Schrader narrowly beat out Illinois driver Kelly
Kovski for the pole by a slim 6/1000th of a second. Kovski's time was 34.357
seconds (104.782 mph).
The race had five leaders among four different
drivers including; Kenny Schrader 1-41, 97-102 (47 laps), Chris Windom 42-60
(19 laps), Frank Kimmel 61-63 (3 laps) and Tom Hessert 64-96 (33 laps).
The race came down to a green-white-checker
finish after a late-race caution.
In the end, Schrader defended the top spot
finishing .565 seconds ahead of Tom Hessert who started ninth.
Hessert was followed to the line by Justin
Boston, Brennan Poole and Chris Windom to round out the top five.
The race had eight cautions for a total of 34
laps. The 100-lap race was extended two additional laps due to the race's last
It was Kenny Schrader's 17th career win in the
ARCA Racing Series. Schrader last won at DuQuoin back in 2007.
Frank Kimmel finished in seventh place extending
his already sizable lead (305 points) in the driver standings over Mason Mingus
who finished 12th.
Hoosier is proud to be the official tire
supplier to the ARCA Racing Series.
Trackside tire sales and service was provided by
Hoosier's track service team which included; David Wroblewski, Tyler Hartle and
With just four events remaining in the 2013
season, the ARCA Racing Series is back in action this Saturday night, September
7, at Iowa Speedway.
To learn more about the series visit www.arcaracing.com.