ARCA: Back-to-Back; Briscoe Scores Iowa Win With Championship-Caliber Performance

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NEWTON, Iowa —

Chase Briscoe celebrates after winning Saturday night's ABC Supply 150 at Iowa Speedway (ARCA photo).

Chase Briscoe celebrates after winning Saturday night’s ABC Supply 150 at Iowa Speedway (ARCA photo).

Chase Briscoe is getting used to victory lane in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

Not only did he score his first career win two weeks ago at Winchester, the Cunningham Motorsports driver followed it up with another victory Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, leading the final 63 laps in the ABC Supply 150.

Briscoe took the lead when Kyle Weatherman’s right-front tire went down and pulled away from Kyle Benjamin in the final 24 laps for back-to-back series victories.

“This place is awesome,” Briscoe said in victory lane. “Chad Bryant, everybody at Cunningham, just brought a great race car. Just can’t thank Briggs Cunningham and Kerry Scherer,  Big Tine enough. Just want to send a shout-out to Rocky, a guy in our shop. He lost his dad this week, so this one’s for him. This place is my favorite race track by far. It was really cool that you can get up by the wall. The General Tires had grip all day long, which is always nice too and we can really race too, so I hope the fans enjoyed that one.”

Briscoe’s No. 77 Big Tine Ford sputtered on the race’s initial start, but chopped an eight-second deficit to run down both Kyles and sniffed the lead around the race’s half-way point. Briscoe ran in the tire tracks of Weatherman’s No. 10 Ford before the Wentzville, Missouri native’s troubles started with the cut tire.

“The very initial start, I kind of jammed up a lot of guys,” Briscoe said. “When I got into third, it kind of popped back out and I raw-checked the motor a little bit. Overall, those last two restarts were really big and Chad Bryant had a heck of a car in this thing tonight.”

Pole-sitter Benjamin led the first 41 laps in his No. 28 Ranier Racing with MDM machine until Weatherman got by the 18-year-old to grab the lead for the first time on the night. Benjamin’s runner-up finish is also his best showing in three ARCA races this season.

“I just loosened the car too much in practice. I knew this place loosened up at night, I didn’t think it would do it that much, so we started off really loose. We had the lead for a second, but tires got hot and was sliding around a lot and we lost the lead. We came back in and we tightened it up all night long, just didn’t quite get it there, but it was my bad. Shouldn’t of gotten it that loose in practice, but congrats to the 77. He was rolling pretty good tonight.”

Benjamin will return to Iowa next month for the K&N Pro Series West-East combo race as is his one-time RRMDM teammate Harrison Burton, who also competes full-time on the East tour. Burton made his ARCA debut Saturday night and grabbed a few spots toward the end for a podium finish in his first-ever trip to the .875-mile track.

Dalton Sargeant ran as high as second in the closing laps before drifting back to fourth with Myatt Snider coming back from a lap down to complete the top-five. Matt Kurzejewski finished sixth, followed by super-sub Cole Custer in seventh filling in for John Wes Towley. Defending race-winner Mason Mitchell battled back from a battery issue while Weatherman and Josh Williams rounded out the top-10.

Weatherman ran his own equipment tonight and led 45 laps in the  No. 10 St. Charles Glass Ford. Leaving Saturday night’s ABC Supply 150 presented by Casey’s General Stores, the 18-year-old sits third in points and turned a lot of heads much like his Iowa performance back in 2013.

“We had a really good car,” Weatherman said. “Obviously, it’s kind of a family deal again and with Tony Furr and Greg Perkey and myself getting this ready in two weeks, it was pretty impressive. Hats off to all those guys putting together a great race car. It was unfortunate, I think we ran over something or something like that. It was unfortunate that happened, but all-in-all a really good day. They knew we were here, we just got to put this thing together and see where we’re at then.”

The series takes a two-week break before heading to the .686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for a 200-lap event. Travis Braden is the defending race winner

RESULTS: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards; ABC Supply 150 presented by Casey’s General Stores 150; Iowa Speedway; July 9, 2016

  1. Chase Briscoe
  2. Kyle Benjamin
  3. Harrison Burton
  4. Dalton Sargeant
  5. Myatt Snider
  6. Matt Kurzejewski
  7. Cole Custer
  8. Mason Mitchell
  9. Kyle Weatherman
  10. Josh Williams
  11. Christian Eckes
  12. A.J. Fike
  13. Brady Boswell
  14. Tom Berte
  15. Thomas Praytor
  16. Tom Hessert
  17. Sarah-Cornett Ching
  18. Will Kimmel
  19. Dustin Knowles
  20. David Sear
  21. Mike Basham
  22. Brad Smith
  23. Mike Senica
  24. Con Nicolopoulos
  25. Richard Hauck
  26. Josh Reeves
  27. Chris Bailey Jr.
  28. Wayne Peterson
  29. Kevin Hinckle

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