John Hunter Nemechek dominated the JEGS/CRA portion of ARCA Fest at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin Sunday afternoon. The Mooresville, NC driver led the final 91 laps en route to his second JEGS Tour win, with both coming in non-points events.
“Our car was so good today I almost wanted to run it in the ARCA Midwest Tour race,” said Nemechek after the win. “It was a very good car and that thing was on rails today.”
Nemechek made the pass for the lead on lap 10 when he got around Alabama driver Justin South and he never looked back. Only a handful of cautions and restarts were circumstances that allowed the other cars to close in on the leaders.
“We are two-for-two with that car this year,” added Nemechek, who also won the non-points JEGS Tour portion of SpeedFest weekend at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Georgia. “The rides our guys have prepared for me this year are awesome.”
At the lap-50 halfway break, Nemechek was concerned with dialing his car out with adjustments. His crew wanted to make the No. 8 better, but they could never pin point one area to improve on.
“I really didn’t know what to do to it, said Nemechek. “I was riding and not going hard. The car was good and I could not think how to make it better. In the second half it was just as good.”
Behind Bowen a family affair between big sister Dominique Van Wieringen beating out younger brother Tristan Van Wieringen in a near photo finish.
“It was very close at that finish, but we go it,” said Dominque Vab Wieringen. “Two and three that’s not bad for the family. The car was tight at the end, but we were able to keep the car in the high lane and not get passed.”
Younger brother Tristan was pleased with his best career finish of third.
“She had a lot on me in the corners and I did the best I could. It feels good to have a solid finish,” said Tristan. “We finished in front of Anderson Bowen and he’s a very good driver.”
Earlier in the day Anderson Bowen set the track record with a lap of 29.085. He started seventh and finished fourth. Jeff Cannon rounded out the top five.
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– By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Operations Manager – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
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