Connor Okrzesik Wins ARCA/CRA SpeedFest in Cordele; ARCA Racing Series Debut Set for Five Flags

Connor Okrzesik Wins ARCA/CRA SpeedFest in Cordele; ARCA Racing Series Debut Set for Five Flags

Seventeen-year-old Connor Okrzesik outdueled Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Busch to win the ARCA/CRA Super Series SpeedFest 200 feature last Saturday afternoon at Watermelon Capital Speedway at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Georgia.

Okrzeski held Busch off on a restart with five laps remaining to pick up his first ARCA/CRA Super Series win. Okrzesik is planning on making his ARCA Racing Series debut on March 9 when the series visits Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. His team has acquired a car and other equipment from Chad Finley Racing and tested at Five Flags on January 14. An official announcement from the team on the extent of its ARCA Racing Series schedule is expected in the coming weeks.

Behind Okrzesik and Busch at the finish were part-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards drivers Harrison Burton and Chandler Smith. Pole winner Stephen Nasse rounded out the top five.

The first official track activity of the season will come on Thursday, February 7 when the teams receive two hours of practice starting at 4 pm ET. There will be another hour of practice on Friday, February 8 starting at 9:30 am ET followed by General Tire Pole Qualifying at 3:30 pm ET. The green flag will wave over the expected 40-car field in the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at 4:30 pm ET on Saturday, February 9. ARCA for Memembers can access live timing & scoring, live chat, and live track updates from Daytona exclusively at ARCARacing.com; new members can register for free at ARCARacing.com/login.

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RobbyG83

Congrats on SLM win at speedfest.... Goodluck on your ARCA debut at Five Flags Speedway.