VanDoorn Wins K-zoo Klash 125 to Open ARCA/CRA Super Series Chase to the Championship

John VanDoorn won Wednesday night's ARCA/CRA Super Series 125-lapper at Kalamazoo Speedway, part of the annual Kalamazoo Klash. VanDoorn outdueled Portage, Michigan's Carson Hocevar to take home the $5,000 top prize.

It took VanDoorn 64 laps to work his way to the front of the field, taking the lead from early race leader Harold Fair, Jr. Once out front, VanDoorn would face serious pressure from Hocevar, who snuck past in heavy race traffic to take the lead at lap 86. Hocevar was only able to hold onto the lead for four laps before he too was slowed in traffic allowing VanDoorn to sneak back by and reassume the lead. He would lead the final 35 laps en route to the victory.

The race ran caution-free from green to checkered and only took 28 minutes, 28 seconds to complete.

Hocevar, who will start from the pole when the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards returns to Berlin Raceway for the Primera Plastics 200 on August 25, finished second. Josh Brock was third, Travis Braden, who is currently fifth in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship standings, was fourth and Fair, Jr. rounded out the top five.