ARCA Re/Max Kentucky 150: James Buescher Buckles Up, Wins Second Straight

David PhillipsAnalyst IMay 10, 2009

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 11:  James Buescher, driver of the #10 International MAXXFORCE Diesel Ford, poses for NASCAR Camping World Series headshots at Daytona International Speedway on February 11, 2009 in Daytona, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

As the ARCA Re/Max Series headed to Sparta Kentucky for the Drive Smart Buckle-Up Kentucky 150, James Buescher goes two for two after winning at Daytona.

Buescher battled Justin Lofton and his Eddie Sharpe Racing Team all night before finally pulling off the win.

"We got into each other a little bit but it was good racing," Buescher said. "This car was amazing on the restarts. It definitely has a good transmission in it. Every time I get in this car I know it has a chance to win."

Lofton did bring his No. 6 Toyota home in second after leading 45 of the 150 laps.

Finishing third in only his second ARCA Series start was Brian Ickler.

Coming home fifth was nine time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel.

Patrick Sheltra finished sixth in the Buffalo Wings and Rings Dodge.

Craig Goess battled back from some unscheduled pit stops to finish seventh in the Greenville Toyota of North Carolina Toyota.

Robb Brent charged from the 23rd starting position to finish eighth in the Orchard Chrysler Dodge Jeep Dodge.

Bryan Silas and Alex Yontz completed the top-10 finishers respectively.

Points leader coming in Parker Klingerman had a late race spin and finished out of the top-5 since his first ARCA start.

The next event for the ARCA RE/MAX Series will be the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care Sunday afternoon, May 17th at Toledo Speedway.

Points after KY

  1. Justin Lofton
  2. Parker Klingerman - 75
  3. Frank Kimmel - 80
  4. Patrick Sheltra- 150
  5. Bryan Silas- 165
  6. Craig Goess-235
  7. Tim George Jr.-255
  8. Tom Hessert-270
  9. Steve Arpin-350
  10. Ken Weaver-400