Sam Mayer has once again defeated Miles the Monster and the Dover International Speedway, earning his second consecutive victory at the one-mile concrete race track that is often described as one of the hardest on the NASCAR circuit.
The 18-year old claimed his sixth career ARCA Menards Series East victory and his seventh career victory in NASCAR/ARCA’s regional divisions this afternoon at Dover, after a hard fought battle with the race’s dominant car, driven by Ty Gibbs.
David Gilliland, Mason Diaz, Max McLaughlin and Drew Dollar rounded out the top-five finishers.
Running second-place with 16 laps to go, Gibbs – who led 104 of the event’s 125 laps — blew a right front tire, sending the No. 18 Toyota Camry hard into the outside wall. Gibbs would go on to finish in 12th-place.
DGR-Crosley Racing’s Taylor Gray ran inside the top-five for the majority of the event, until the 15-year old made heavy contact with the turn four wall, resulting in a ninth-place finish.
Joe Graf, Jr. – who was using this race as an attempt to try and gain some experience for Saturday and Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series races — finished 17th of 17 cars, after a mechanical issue sidelined him on lap twelve.
ARCA Menards Series East Point Standings (After 3 / TBD Races):
- No. 21 – Sam Mayer – 138 pts
- No. 18 – Ty Gibbs -13pts
- No. 4 – Chase Cabre -27pts
- No. 42 – Parker Retzlaff -28pts
- No. 6 – Nick Sanchez -31pts
- No. 1 – Max McLaughlin -32pts
- No. 25 – Mason Diaz -40pts
- No. 91 – Justin S. Carroll -47pts
- No. 20 – Corey Heim -63pts
- No. 74 – Giovanni Bromante -66pts