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Corey Heim Holds Off Austin Hill to Capture Fifth ARCA Menards Series Victory of 2021 at Watkins Glen

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In one of the most heavily-stacked fields in recent memory for the ARCA Menards Series, 18-year-old Corey Heim held off a hard charge from NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Hill to capture his fifth victory of the season at Watkins Glen International and eat into some of the seven-point gap that championship rival Ty Gibbs had created after late-race contreversy at Winchester Speedway.

Heim was able to make the right adjustments during the race’s halfway break, while also capitalizing on the misfortune of NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of The Year Contender, Chase Briscoe, whose Chad Bryant Racing entry fell victim to a mechanical issue in the closing laps of the event.

Austin Hill was able to bring his Hattori Racing Enterprises entry home in the runner-up position, with Ty Gibbs, Carson Hocevar, and Brandon Jones rounded out the top-five finishers. Riley Herbst, Taylor Gray, Nick Sanchez, Austin Wayne Self and Jack Wood rounded out the top-10.

Both Kris Wright and Sam Mayer appeared to have vehicles fast enough to challenge for a top-five finish in Friday Night’s event, but were both involved in incidents throughout the event, which relegated them to finishes outside the top-10 in 13th and 14th, respectively.

After only getting a single lap in practice, Brad Perez – making his highly-anticipated ARCA Menards Series debut for Josh Williams Motorsports — had worked his way inside the top-15, before a mechanical issue forced the fan favorite to the garage for an extended period of time, ultimately recording a 24th-place finish.

Dale Quarterly – piloting the No. 3 Chevrolet SS — also made an anticipated return to the ARCA Menards Series at Watkins Glen, but would finish outside the top-25 after contact from Venturini Motorsports’ Drew Dollar, send the No. 3 Van Dyk Recycling Solutions entry into the outside wall in turn seven.

The ARCA Menards Series will now take a two-week break, before returning to action at Michigan International Speedway on August 20, where Ty Gibbs will look to defend his two-point advantage over Corey Heim as the series enters it’s final six-race stretch, which will include two speedways, two dirt tracks and three historic short tracks scattered throughout the United States.


2021 Clean Harbors 100 at Watkins Glen International – Full Race Results:

  1. No. 20 – Corey Heim
  2. No. 1 – Austin Hill (-2.254 seconds)
  3. No. 18 – Ty Gibbs (-4.110 seconds)
  4. No. 50 – Carson Hocevar (-12.613 seconds)
  5. No. 25 – Brandon Jones (-21.480 seconds)
  6. No. 54 – Riley Herbst (-22.584 seconds)
  7. No. 17 – Taylor Gray (-24.317 seconds)
  8. No. 2 – Nick Sanchez (-24.629 seconds)
  9. No. 32 – Austin Wayne Self (-25.126 seconds)
  10. No. 21 – Jack Wood (-37.945 seconds)
  11. No. 46 – Thad Moffitt (-57.621 seconds)
  12. No. 28 – Kyle Sieg (-67.413 seconds)
  13. No. 30 – Kris Wright (-72.135 seconds)
  14. No. 23 – Sam Mayer (-1 Lap)
  15. No. 15 – Drew Dollar (-1 Lap)
  16. No. 73 – Andy Jankowiak (-2 Laps)
  17. No. 27 – Tim Richmond (-2 Laps)
  18. No. 11 – Ed Pompa (-2 Laps)
  19. No. 10 – Arnout Kok (-2 Laps)
  20. No. 74 – Chris Werth (-2 Laps)
  21. No. 69 – Russ Lane (-4 Laps)
  22. No. 42 – Tyler Ankrum (-11 Laps)
  23. No. 14 – Chase Briscoe (OUT)
  24. No. 60 – Brad Perez (OUT)
  25. No. 3 – Dale Quarterly (OUT)
  26. No. 12 – Tony Cosentino (OUT)
  27. No. 01 – DL Wilson (OUT)
  28. No. 48 – Brad Smith (OUT)
  29. No. 77 – Dr. Ed Bull (DNS)

2021 ARCA Menards Series Point Standings – After Race 13 of 2020:

  1. Ty Gibbs
  2. Corey Heim (-2)
  3. Thad Moffitt (-97)
  4. Nick Sanchez (-120)
  5. Brad Smith (-318)
  6. Drew Dollar (-330)
  7. Kyle Sieg (-385)
  8. D.L. Wilson (-392)
  9. Taylor Gray (-439)
  10. Tim Richmond (-446)
  11. Jack Wood (-450)
  12. Owen Smith (-458)
  13. Jesse Love (-476)
  14. Tony Cosentino (-487)
  15. Gracie Trotter (-497)
  16. Andy Jankowiak (-499)
  17. Alex Clubb (-508)
  18. Toni Breidinger (-509)
  19. Daniel Dye (-513)
  20. Greg Van Alst (-527)

2021 ARCA Menards Seires Sioux Chief Showdown Point Standings – After Race 7 of 10:

  1. Ty Gibbs
  2. Corey Heim (-8)
  3. Nick Sanchez (-34)
  4. Thad Moffitt (-37)
  5. Taylor Gray (-99)
  6. Brad Smith (-105)
  7. Tony Cosentino (-132)
  8. Jesse Love (-137)
  9. Daniel Dye (-142)
  10. Owen Smith (-145)
  11. Alex Clubb (-165)
  12. Gracie Trotter (-181)
  13. D.L. Wilson (-186)
  14. Kris Wright (-192)
  15. Drew Dollar (-201)
  16. Tim Richmond (-206)
  17. Austin Hill (-211)
  18. Brandon Jones (-216)
  19. Kyle Sieg (-229)
  20. Zachary Tinkle (-231)

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