Posted July 7, 2016
Briscoe out-duels Sargeant on final restart at Winchester for career-first ARCA win
WINCHESTER, Ind. (June 26, 2016) - Chase Briscoe got the best of Dalton Sargeant on the final restart inside of 30 laps to go, then drove away to win the Herr's Potato Chips 200 Sunday afternoon at Winchester Speedway.
It was Briscoe's career-first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory in his 12th series start.
"This feels so good...I've been so frustrated," Briscoe said. "To finally get my first win, and especially in my home state is just incredible," added the Mitchell, Indiana rookie.
Debris on the frontstretch brought out the final caution and set up the final restart coming to the 177th lap.
Briscoe, in the No. 77 Big Tine-Cunningham Motorsports Ford, went side-by-side with Sargeant for a full three laps before pushing his car ahead of Sargeant's No. 55 TRD-Windows 10 Toyota. Sargeant fell back 10 lengths at the checkered flag, finishing second.
"Car got really tight," Sargeant said. "I gave it my all...I just got beat. I just want to thank everyone at Venturini Motorsports. This team did everything it needed to win this race...we just came up one short. Those final restarts didn't help."
The heat probably didn't help either with temperatures reaching well into the 90s.
"This one was definitely harder than most," Briscoe said. "I was getting worn out...it was so hot. You have to be up on the wheel every lap here. We almost threw it away on those final restarts. This was our race to lose."
Briscoe nearly did just that, giving the lead up to Sargeant in the back half of the race before getting it back for the final 24 laps.
"I can't thank my car owners Briggs Cunningham and Kerry Scherer enough," Briscoe continued. "Last year, I was catching tires for Cunningham Motorsports. Now we're leading the points. I feel like the next win is going to come a little easier now."
Briscoe, who earned his fifth Menards Pole presented by Ansell Saturday, led the first 118 laps, pulling away by as much as a full straightaway before Sargeant reeled him in. Sargeant followed Briscoe's rear bumper for several laps before getting underneath the eventual winner coming off turn two. Sargeant finally cleared Briscoe off turn four to lead the 119th lap. From there, Sargeant pulled away by a near straightaway, leading up through the 176th lap. Sargeant looked like he was on his way to victory lane; however, three late-race restarts kept bringing the field back together, and kept Briscoe's hopes alive.
Sargeant managed to out-duel Briscoe during two of the three restarts, but lost the battle on the third and final restart in the closing laps.
Kyle Weatherman, who started at the back for unapproved adjustments, battled all day for a hard-fought third-place finish in the No. 98 St. Charles Glass Chevrolet.
"Long, hard race," Weatherman said. "Starting in the back made it a lot harder. I thought we had the best car on long runs but we were giving up too much in the beginning. Just something we need to work on. Thanks to Mason Mitchell Motorsports for the opportunity."
Matt Kurzejewski finished fourth in the No. 52 Ansell-Menards Toyota.
"We had an awesome car the first half of the race," Kurzejewski said. "But I think everyone else got a little better than us. We weren't as good on the long runs as we needed to be, but we'll take this finish and build on it for the next one."
Tom Hessert finished fifth in the No. 25 Cherry Hill Classic Cars Toyota. Josh Williams was sixth in the No. 6 Circle Track Warehouse Chevrolet, the last car on the lead lap. AJ Fike, Will Kimmel, Dakoda Armstrong and Josh Reeves completed the top 10 finishers, respectively.
Iowa Speedway will host the next event for the ARCA Racing Series with the ARCA 150 presented by Casey's General Stores July 9, live on FS2. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring, and live chat.
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Posted June 6th, 2016
ARCA invades Winchester June 25-26; joins King of Wing sprint cars, Top Speed Mods and more; Discounted Tickets on sale at area Menards stores
WINCHESTER, Ind. (June 1, 2016) - Discounted tickets for the June 26 Herr's Potato Chips 200 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Winchester Speedway remain available at nine Menards stores near the track.
In addition to roles as the presenting sponsor of the ARCA Racing Series and as a co-primary sponsor on Matt Kurzejewski's No. 52 Ansell/Menards Toyota, Menards is participating heavily in promotion of the race. As the ARCA Racing Series continues through its 64th season, race fans in Indiana and Ohio have the chance to "Save Big Money" on tickets to see the action live.
Until Saturday, June 25, fans can buy tickets for the June 26 race for $20 at stores in: Anderson, Ind.; Celina, Ohio; Muncie, Ind.; Richmond, Ind.; Sidney, Ohio; and Tipp City, Ohio. Three stores in Fort Wayne are also offering the discount.
King of the Wing sprint cars, Top Speed Mods, Thunder Roadsters join ARCA Racing Series
The Herr's Potato Chips 200 serves as the grand finale in a giant race weekend that includes the Davey Hamilton-promoted 'King of the Wing' sprint cars, the Top Speed Modified Tour and the Thunder Roadsters on Saturday, which accompanies ARCA Racing Series practice and Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell. The explosive and festive weekend culminates with the Herr's Potato Chips 200 ARCA grand finale Sunday afternoon. The Winchester Old Timers Club cars will also be on display all weekend.
ARCA Rookie/Point Leader Briscoe Big Story
Rookie and current point leader Chase Briscoe, who hails from Mitchell, Indiana, has been a big story in 2016. Briscoe, a dirt sprint car driver by trade, has very limited stock car experience, yet he leads the championship race in a tight battle over Port Charlotte, Florida's Josh Williams. Rookie sensation Dalton Sargeant, out of Boca Raton, Florida, is also entered. Series veterans Tom Hessert, Kyle Weatherman, Matt Kurzejewski, Thomas Praytor and Bo LeMastus are also entered. The show also marks the return of NASCAR/ARCA veteran Matt Tifft.
ARCA Winchester Winners
While Winchester's amazing history includes more than 100 years, the ARCA national tour also goes way back at Winchester - to 1957 when Don O'Dell won the inaugural event in a Chevrolet in just the fifth season of competition for what would become ARCA's national tour. Former ARCA winners at Winchester include Jack Bowsher, Bob Keselowski, Tim Steele, Frank Kimmel, Alex Bowman and Brandon Jones to name a few.
In addition to full on-track programs for the King of the Wing sprint cars, Top Speed Modifieds and Thunder Roadsters Saturday, June 25, the ARCA Racing Series has two practice sessions from 12 noon - 12:45 p.m. and from 2:20 - 3:05 Saturday. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell is at 6:00 followed by feature events for King of the Wings, Top Speed Mods and more Saturday night. Raceday Sunday begins with an on-track autograph session from 12 noon to 1 followed by pre-race ceremonies and driver introductions. The Herr's Potato Chips 200 gets the green flag shortly after 2 Sunday afternoon.
The Herr's Potato Chips 200 at Winchester Speedway is also live on the American Sports Network (ASN) at 2 p.m. ET., Sunday, June 26. Arcaracing.com will also feature live timing and scoring and live chat of all on-track activities Saturday and Sunday.
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Posted May 25th, 2016
2016 Winchester 400 Renewal Form
Posted April 22nd, 2016
Donald Davidson Visits Winchester Speedway
Donald Davidson – official Historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Mike Harmless - host committee member for the 100th Indianapolis 500 are both traveling to every county in Indiana promoting the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 this upcoming May.
For Randolph County on Wednesday- April 13th, we held a huge cookout at Winchester Speedway. Food and beverages were sponsored by the Randolph County Convention & Visitors Bureau (special thanks to Scottie Harvey!). Guests were treated to a Q&A session on the History of the Indianapolis 500 with Donald, plus he covered a bunch of history about the Winchester Speedway
Posted September 8th, 2015
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