William Sawalich took a defiant trip to victory lane in the ARCA Menards Series on Saturday (June 17). The win came in the Berlin ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway over Jesse Love, who dominated the majority of the race.
The defending points leader was held up by lapped cars with two laps to go, allowing Sawalich to get under him as the white flag came out. Sawalich ran away with the lead get his first ever victory in the series in only his second start.
“It was a little bit more dirty than I wanted to, but it was the last lap and had that happen to me before,” Sawalich said after the race. “He totally had a lap to get me back. I had a really fast Soundgood Toyota Camry, and can’t thank these guys enough. I didn’t think we were able to get him but lapped cars helped for sure. I’m speechless.”
Love thought differently however.
Meanwhile, Frankie Muniz hung on for a sixth place to continue his hunt for the championship.
Both Love and Sawalich went into the ARCA hauler post-race. Both will also be racing in the series next event, though tonight at Berlin, Sawalich came out on top.
Next week the stars of ARCA will journey to Elko Speedway in Minnesota for the Menards 250. The race will be broadcast on June 24 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
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