Joey Coulter Scores First ARCA Win, 10th First-Time Winner of the Year
Possibly the most competitive division in all of racing, the diversity of winners continues at Berlin.
Joey Coulter scored his first ARCA Series win at Berlin this past Saturday to become the 10th first-time winner this year and 11th different winner of the season.
Finishing second on the night was Patrick Sheltra, who led practice earlier in the day.
“That was a lot of fun,” Sheltra said in a team press release, after leading 25 laps and collecting his fifth top-five finish of the year. “Congratulations to Joey (Coulter) and his team. They are good people and if I had to lose to someone, I’m glad it was them.”
Finishing third was Steve Arpin, who returned to the ARCA Series after missing two races due to his Nationwide Series deal with JR Motorsports.
“(The) No. 55 Mike's Hard Lemonade Team was awesome yesterday,” Arpin wrote on facebook. “We were just a little too loose to make it to the front, but we had a great pit stop and the team did a great job all weekend. We are looking forward to the New Jersey Road Coarse next weekend.”
Rounding out the top five was Tom Hessert and Frank Kimmel.
Pole sitter and local Brian Campbell finished 23rd after being involved in an accident.
Points leader Justin Marks finished 21st as a result of transmission issues, allowing his points lead to decrease to only 30 over Craig Goess, who finished ninth. Kimmel sits third in the points (-70 points) followed by Hessert (-120) and Sheltra (-130).
Next up for the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menard's is their annual trip to New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) for the running of the third annual Garden State ARCA 150 presented by American Red Cross. The trip to 2.25-mile road course in Millville, New Jersey is the second and final road course event of the season.
Two practices will be held on Saturday August 14 at 11:15 a.m and 1:45 a.m. with qualifying at 4:30 p.m.
The race will be held on Sunday August 15 at 1:00 p.m. with an on-track autograph session happening at 11:45 a.m.
Live timing and scoring (plus radio coverage for the race) for practice, qualifying, and the race can be seen(/heard) on the ARCA Racing Network.
Photo Credit: ARCA Racing Network (http://www.arcaracing.com)
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