Connor Mosack runs late to win ARCA Race in Kansas

In a race dominated by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Tanner Gray, it was Connor Mosack who stormed into the lead in the late stages to score his second consecutive ARCA victory in Kansas and the second victory in as many weeks for the Pinnacle Racing Group in the Tide 150. .

For most of the day it looked like Gray would cruise to an undisputed victory as he led every lap before the mid-race break and outpaced all but four cars in the field before lap 50.

Even after the midway break, when competitors had a chance to adjust their cars, the No. 18 Toyota held a commanding lead until a late restart of the race with twenty laps to go following a spin by Ryan Roulette.

On what turned out to be the final restart, Mosack rounded Gray on the outside to grab the lead. Gray quickly got around Mosack again, but the No. 18’s second stint at the front proved to be short-lived as Mosack passed Gray again and would not look back on his way to victory lane.

Dean Thompson finished his relatively quiet day in third, while fellow Venturini Motorsports drivers Kris Wright and Jake Finch rounded out the top five.

Andy Jankowiak scored another top-10 finish to finish sixth for his AJ Racing team in a very consistent campaign for the New York driver.

ARCA Menards Series points leader Andres Perez De-Lara finished seventh and extended his points lead over Greg Van Alst, who overcame early mechanical issues to finish 12th.

Amber Balcaen and Toni Breidinger achieved two more top-10 finishes for Venturini Motorsports, finishing eighth and tenth respectively.

Marco Andretti brought home his Pinnacle Racing Group Chevrolet in ninth place to start his month of May on a high note as he prepares for another run in the Indianapolis 500.

Championship contenders Lavar Scott and Christian Rose finished 13th and 14th respectively, after each suffered damage before the break in an incident where they made contact with each other before Scott suffered an apparent tire failure and made additional contact with the wall.

With Kansas trailing behind and five events on the ARCA Menards Series schedule, the championship is now starting to take shape, with Perez De-Lara widening his lead and his competitors trying to catch him.

After Kansas, the ARCA Menards Series will return to action in a few weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the General Tire 150 on May 24. Be sure to tune in to Fox Sports 1 at 6 p.m. to catch all the action from Charlotte.

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