MN (June 1, 2013) -- Frank Kimmel led 93 of 250 race laps, including the final
51, en route to his second win of the season in the ARCA Racing Series.
It was the 51-year-old driver's 78th career win
in the series and is now just one victory away from the series record held by
Only 22 cars made the trip
north to Minnesota's beautiful Elko Speedway for Saturday night's Akona 250.
Schrader, coming off his win at Toledo Speedway two weeks ago, won the pole for
the race when he posted a time of 14.449 seconds (93.432 mph) around the
3/8-mile oval in qualifying.
race featured nine leaders among five different drivers. They included; Ken
Schrader 1-64, 108-118 (75 laps), Tom Hessert 65-101, 136-152 (54 laps), Frank
Kimmel 102-107, 153-188, 200-250 (93 laps), Justin Boston 119-135 (17 laps) and
Kyle Benjamin 189-199 (11 laps).
late-race caution, sixth starting Frank Kimmel defended the top spot for the
win 1.358 seconds ahead of Tom Hessert who started tenth.
was followed to the finish line by Minnesota's Jonathan Eilen, Justin Boston
and Ken Schrader to round out the top five.
being slowed for eight times for cautions (44 laps), the race took just 1 hour
and 17 minutes to complete.
After the race
Kimmel, who currently leads the driver standings and is currently seeking his
10th series championship, was asked about tying the long-standing record of 79
ARCA Series win set by Iggy Katona.
said with a smile, "It's only one more, but you never know when you are
going to get another one."
just come this Saturday, June 8, when the series travels to Pennsylvania's Pocono
Speedway where Kimmel has three wins.
the next stop of the ARCA Racing Series' 21-race schedule and might be the spot
where history is made.
You may want to
consider attending the race or at least watching the event LIVE on SPEED
beginning at 1:00 PM (ET).
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