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Ty Gibbs Destroys ARCA Field, Extends Championship Points Lead with Ninth Victory of 2021

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Ty Gibbs and Joe Gibbs Racing have again shown the rest of the ARCA Menards Series field who is boss, dominating Saturday Afternoon’s Sprecher 150 at The Milwaukee Mile, leading all 150 laps en-route to his ninth victory of the season, and the 17th of his ARCA Menards Series career.

Ty Gibbs smokes the tires after winning his ninth ARCA Menards Series race of 2021 at The Milwaukee Mile.

The 18-year-old showed no signs of slowing down throughout the entire event, never even having a challenge for the race lead that lasted more than two corners after a restart, allowing the championship contender to cruise to a reasonably easy win.

NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Sam Mayer brought his Bret Holmes Racing entry home in second-place, after fighting hard for positions in the back half of the top-10 throughout the race’s first and second of three segments, divided by five minute race breaks.

Daniel Dye brought his GMS Racing Chevrolet home in third-place, which allowed him to gain a pair of points on ARCA Menards Series East points leader Sammy Smith, who brought home a fifth-place finish after running inside the top-three throughout most of the race. David Gilliland Racing’s Taylor Gray finished in fourth.

Corey Heim, Jesse Love, Joey Iest, Thad Moffitt and Gracie Trotter rounded out the top-10 in the series’ first trip to The Milwaukee Mile since 2007.

With Milwaukee serving as a combination race between the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA East Series, as well as the eighth of 10 Sioux Chief Showdown events, Saturday’s 150-lap event served as an important turning point in each of the series’ title battles.

In the ARCA Menards Series, Ty Gibbs – by virtue of bonus points for a pole position and leading the most laps, along with the victory — was able to extend his championship lead to 11 points over Corey Heim, as the series heads to DuQuoin for the second of two dirt races next weekend.

Similarly, Gibbs was able to extend his points lead in the Sioux Chief Showdown standings, placing him 13 points ahead of Corey Heim with only two races left in the 10-race short track championship.

Finally, Sammy Smith continues to hold his impressive points lead over Daniel Dye heading into the series-finale at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading by a nearly insurmountable 24 points over the GMS Racing driver. While unlikely, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver could officially clinch the ARCA Menards Series East championship if less than 19 cars were to enter the series finale at Bristol.


Sprecher 150 at The Milwaukee Mile Race Results:

  1. No. 18 – Ty Gibbs
  2. No. 23 – Sam Mayer (-1.804 seconds)
  3. No. 21 – Daniel Dye (-2.006 seconds)
  4. No. 17 – Taylor Gray (-6.904 seconds)
  5. No. 81 – Sammy Smith (-10.740 seconds)
  6. No. 20 – Corey Heim (-15.294 seconds)
  7. No. 15 – Jesse Love (-15.925 seconds)
  8. No. 54 – Joey Iest (-17.583 seconds)
  9. No. 46 – Thad Moffitt (-18.056 seconds)
  10. No. 25 – Gracie Trotter (-20.803 seconds)
  11. No. 42 – Parker Retzlaff (-21.148 seconds)
  12. No. 2 – Nick Sanchez (-23.110 seconds)
  13. No. 6 – Rajah Caruth (-27.917 seconds)
  14. No. 66 – Ron Vandermeir Jr (-1 Lap)
  15. No. 30 – Max Gutierrez (-2 Laps)
  16. No. 02 – Connor Mosack (-3 Laps)
  17. No. 27 – Alex Clubb (-7 Laps)
  18. No. 01 – Jason Miles (-9 Laps)
  19. No. 74 – Mason Diaz (-10 Laps)
  20. No. 12 – Stephanie Moyer (-11 Laps)
  21. No. 7 – Eric Caudell (OUT)
  22. No. 48 – Brad Smith (OUT)
  23. No. 11 – Tony Cosentino (OUT)
  24. No. 10 – Arnout Kok (DNS)

2021 ARCA Menards Series Point Standings After 16 of 20 Races:

  1. Ty Gibbs
  2. Corey Heim (-11)
  3. Thad Moffitt (-215)
  4. Nick Sanchez (-236)
  5. Brad Smith (-372)
  6. D.L. Wilson (-472)
  7. Drew Dollar (-493)
  8. Kyle Sieg (-535)
  9. Taylor Gray (-546)
  10. Jesse Love (-588)
  11. Tim Richmond (-608)
  12. Owen Smith (-619)
  13. Gracie Trotter (-621)
  14. Jack Wood (-639)
  15. Alex Clubb (-641)
  16. Tony Cosentino (-652)
  17. Daniel Dye (-661)
  18. Toni Breidinger (-663)
  19. Greg Van Alst (-678)
  20. Andy Jankowiak (-688)

2021 ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Showdown Point Standings After 8 of 10 Races:

  1. Ty Gibbs
  2. Corey Heim (-13)
  3. Nick Sanchez (-45)
  4. Thad Moffitt (-45)
  5. Taylor Gray (-102)
  6. Brad Smith (-126)
  7. Jesse Love (-143)
  8. Daniel Dye (-144)
  9. Tony Cosentino (-154)
  10. Alex Clubb (-181)
  11. Owen Smith (-188)
  12. Gracie Trotter (-190)
  13. D.L. Wilson (-229)
  14. Kris Wright (-235)
  15. Drew Dollar (-244)
  16. Tim Richmond (-249)
  17. Austin Hill (-254)
  18. Brandon Jones (-259)
  19. Sam Mayer (-266)
  20. Kyle Sieg (-272)

2021 ARCA Menards Series East Point Standings After 7 of 8 Races:

  1. Sammy Smith
  2. Daniel Dye (-24)
  3. Mason Diaz (-33)
  4. Joey Iest (-38)
  5. Max Gutierrez (-40)
  6. Rajah Caruth (-45)
  7. Parker Retzlaff (-77)
  8. Taylor Gray (-127)
  9. Ty Gibbs (-146)
  10. Stephanie Moyer (-147)
  11. Dick Doheny (-171)
  12. Jesse Love (-193)
  13. Carson Kvapil (-197)
  14. Wayne Peterson (-203)
  15. Mason Mingus (-214)
  16. Corey Heim (-215)
  17. Brad Smith (-217)
  18. Thad Moffitt (-220)
  19. Nick Sanchez (-222)
  20. Richard Garvie (-227)

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