CITY, KS (October 19, 2012) -- The ARCA Series concluded its 60th Anniversary
Season Friday at Kansas Speedway in grand fashion.
Alex Bowman (right) dominated the season
finale leading three times for 67 laps in the ARCA Kansas Lottery 98.9
race, but it was Chris Buescher finishing eighth claiming the 2012 ARCA Series
Alex Bowman left no doubt in qualifying he would
be a force in the night's 99-lap race. The 19-year-old driver set a new track
record in qualifying circling the 1.5-mile oval in 29.259 seconds (184.559
The new pavement resulted in lap times more than
two seconds faster than last year's event or more than 12 mph faster than last
year's top qualifying speed (172.133 mph).
In fact, 23 of the 37 cars posting times in
qualifying posted times better than last year's top qualifying time at Kansas
The race had six leaders among four different
drivers. Leaders during the event included; Alex Bowman 1-29, 38-60, 85-99 (67
laps), John Wes Townley 30-37 (8 laps), Grant Enfinger 61-83 (23 laps) and
Brennan Poole 84 (1 lap).
The race had five cautions for a total of 38
laps on the new, higher-banked track surface.
the end, Alex Bowman finished the race 2.017 seconds ahead of a hard-charging
Swindell was followed to the finish line by
Grant Enfinger, Brennan Poole and Brennan Newberry to round out the top five.
Poole also won the 7-race Hoosier Tire
Superspeedway Challenge Award by 105 points over Frank Kimmel.
In addition to his fourth win of the season,
Bowman also won the top rookie honors for the series.
Frank Kimmel finished the race in sixth and was
denied his 10th series crown when Chris Buescher finished eighth to claim the
2012 ARCA Series championship.
The 19-year-old Buescher, who like Bowman also
had four wins this season, captured the title over the veteran Kimmel by just
The top ten in (driver) points are:
1. Chris Buescher
2. Frank Kimmel
3. Brennan Poole
4. Alex Bowman
5. Chad Hackenbracht 4310
6. Matt Lofton
7. Spencer Gallagher 3720
8. Nelson Canache
9. Josh Williams
10. Tom Hessert
Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is
extremely proud to have been selected as the
exclusive tire supplier for the ARCA Racing Series for its 60th Anniversary
Hoosier would like to thank Dave Wroblewski and
his entire crew for providing outstanding trackside service at all the ARCA
events this season.
Members of the service team for the final race
of the season included; Rick Tostevin, John Reynolds and Steve Partridge from
the engineering department and five members of track service including; Dave
Wroblewski, Chad Wright, Ryan Craft, Mike Haenes and Mike Walsh.
For more information about the race at Kansas
Speedway the ARCA Racing Series please visit www.arcaracing.com.