After crashing in qualifying, Ryan Reed rebounded at Chicagoland Speedway to capture the win in the ARCA SCOTT 150 in dominating fashion. Reed started at the rear but quickly worked his way to the front of the field and from there he never looked back.
Reed looped his no. 58 Lira Motorsports Ford around in turn four and made contact with the rear of the machine. His crew changed the rear decklid and the rear bumper cover on his car, so he was able to keep his primary car for the race.
“Since we unloaded I had a car that really it was my job to mess up,” Reed said after the win. “I almost did that in qualifying, but we overcame that, thankfully.”
Reed battled much of the race near the front of the field with Will and Frank Kimmel before Frank Kimmel’s car started to fade. Reed had to deal with a few restarts, but he handled those well and drove away from Will Kimmel over the final long run.
Grant Enfinger made his way by Will Kimmel with just a few laps remaining, but he was too far back to be able to chase down Reed. Enfinger followed Reed underneath the checkered flag 6.29 seconds after Reed crossed the line.
Will Kimmel, Matt Tifft, and Frank Kimmel completed the top five.
Reed, a winner in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Daytona International Speedway (FL) earlier this year, praised car owner Carlos Lira for the car that he gave Reed.
“My job was easy in this thing from the moment I hopped in it,” Reed said. “We added some wedge and just kind of cruised. It was a lot of fun. It’s not often you get to just hope in a car that is that good.”
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor -Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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ARCA Racing Series SCOTT 150
Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois
|12||98||Austin Wayne Self|
|15||97||Bobby Hamilton Jr.|