Harrison Burton won Sunday’s Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway in Ohio after giving a bump to Dalton Sargeant with eight laps to go. It was his first career ARCA win.
Sargeant had led most of the race in his No. 77 Big Tine Ford after starting from pole.
The first 45 laps were incident free until the No. 69 of Nick Higdon spun on the course.
Following Higdon’s spin, cautions bred cautions and the yellow had flown nine times by the drop of the checkered flag.
There was a lengthy red flag after Shane Lee got the worse of a three-wide situation gone wrong and got into the foam wall on Lap 129, leaving the track workers with a lot of cleaning up to do.
Talk about knocking the wall down! A lot of clean up work to do after this crash for @ShaneLeeRacing at Toledo. pic.twitter.com/Uh9IOoZMRY
All of these cautions gave the field multiple attempts to challenge Sargeant on the restarts, and Christian Eckes and Chad Finley found themselves out front for several laps.
However, Sargeant retook it on the final round of stops and was still leading with 10 laps to go.
With 8 laps to go, however, Harrison Burton got into the back of Sargeant in his Dex Imaging Toyota, moving Sargeant out of the way and allowing Burton to go into the lead. Sargeant repaid the favor the next turn but Burton held off the challenge and went on to take the checkered flag.
“This No. 28 Dex Imaging Camry was on point today…probably the best race car I’ve ever driven,” said Burton. “I really appreciate all my guys on this MDM team for not giving up on me. Dalton’s a great driver…the difference between us and him was our cars. We struggled on short runs, but on long runs, we just mowed him down.”
Unofficial race results:
1. Harrison Burton
2. Dalton Sargeant
3. Chad Finley
4. Zane Smith
5. Riley Herbst
6. Austin Theriault
7. Gus Dean
8. Christian Eckes
9. Vinnie Miller
10. Tyler Roahrig