Looking back at big ARCA race weekend

Looking back at big ARCA race weekend

It was a historic weekend for ARCA. Let’s look back at the weekend:

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards

Frank Kimmel won his 79th all-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race Sunday afternoon, leading 158 of 200 laps and walking away with a large trophy and a plaque from ARCA officials.

“Anytime you can come to Winchester and get a win, it’s a big deal,” Kimmel said. “It’s nice to do it with Charlie (track owner Charlie Shaw) here. … It’s a pretty special day for me and my family.”

ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS

Travis Braden won the ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Winchester Speedway Saturday night. Anderson Bowen, 15, sat on the pole for the Winchester 100 and finished sixth. Bowen, 15, has raced with Cunningham Motorsports twice this season in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Other ARCA Racing Series drivers – Kyle Benjamin (finished third), Mason Mingus (fifth) and Austin Wayne Self (14th) also raced in the Winchester 100.

ARCA Truck Series

Another part of the all-ARCA weekend at Winchester Speedway was the Landrum Springs 50 ARCA Truck Series race. Chad Poorman beat Kenny Kirsch Jr. to the finish line.

ARCA Midwest Tour

Vita Ice Touring Star Skylar Holzhausen had the dominant car all day at the Marshfield Motor Speedway and winning the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings Marshfield 100 on Saturday night. Holzhausen set fast time by being the only car to get into the 17-second bracket and then leading the final 44 laps for the victory.

ARCA Gold Cup

Steve Cronenwett Jr. took care of his car, charged into contention by the half-way mark and took the lead with 35 laps to go on his way to a huge victory in the Charlie Ryan Jr. Memorial 100 for the ARCA Glass City Gold Cup Late Model Series Sunday night at Spartan Speedway.

Dakota Carlson closed in on Cronenwett with 10 laps to go but came up just a bit short and took second, Eric Lee was third, Tim Ryan fourth and Craig Everage fifth. Scott Hantz, Scott Pemberton, Justin Claucherty, Brent Jack and Nick Bailey rounded out the top 10 in the 21-car field. Up next for the ARCA Glass City Gold Cup Series is round No. 3 at Flat Rock Speedway, Saturday, July 6.  The Diamond Racing Products Joy Fair Memorial 100 is set, which is the re-scheduled date from June 22.  The race is part of the track's 60th Anniversary celebration.

Short tracks

Both Toledo Speedway and Flat Rock Speedway were washed out due to rain in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio Friday and Saturday.