For Immediate Release:
Friday, October 7, 2011
(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) - Charging with the will to maintain his perfect record in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Alex Bowman passed Chris Buescher with two laps remaining in the Kansas Lottery 98.9 and drove away to his second victory in as many starts.
Bowman defeated Buescher, Grant Enfinger, Max Gresham, and Cale Gale. Points leader Ty Dillon finished seventh after a late incident with a lapped car, but kept a 335-point lead over Buescher and will clinch the ARCA Racing Series title next week by entering and starting at Toledo Speedway.
Bowman also won at Madison International Speedway in August, his first career start.
Buescher's second-place finish was his seventh top-five run in seven starts on paved ovals over one mile in distance, giving him the Hoosier Tire Superspeedway Challenge Award over Dillon by 25 points.
More information on the 99-lap, 148.5-mile Kansas Lottery 98.9 at Kansas Speedway - the track's first race under the lights - will be available shortly.
Next weekend's Toledo ARCA 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway will close the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, completing a schedule of 19 races over speedways, short tracks, dirt tracks, and a road course.
Toledo Speedway will host two practices on Saturday, October 15, with one from noon to 12:45 p.m., and the second from 1:40 to 2:25. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell will decide the final ARCA pole winner of 2011 at 4 p.m., preceding a USAC Midget feature and a USAC Silver Crown feature to close the first day of the track's championship weekend.
On Sunday, October 16, an on-track autograph session for all fans from noon to 1 p.m. will precede the 200-lap, 100-mile Toledo ARCA 200, which will start at 2 p.m.
SPEED will air live television coverage of Sunday's race, and ARCARacing.com will carry live timing and scoring coverage of the weekend's entire ARCA schedule.
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards features 19 events at 16 tracks on its 2011 schedule. The series has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 28 states since its inception. The series tests the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, annually visiting tracks ranging from 0.4 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course.
Founded by John Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in two professional touring series and local weekly events.
Griffin Hickman, ARCA
Don Radebaugh, ARCA
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