VanDoorn Claims Big LM Combo Event
TOLEDO, Ohio – Johnny VanDoorn made history Saturday night at Toledo Speedway, winning the first ARCA/CRA Super Series and ARCA Midwest Tour combo event known as the Border Wars 7-Up 150.
“This is my favorite race track so this win is even more special with everything that is surrounding this event with the guys from the ARCA Midwest Tour coming over,” VanDoorn said in victory lane. “We broke the track record and my brother (Butch VanDoorn) is back as my Crew Chief. This whole crew was great and I really appreciate all of their hard work.”
After he broke the track record in EDCO Welding Qualifying by .173-second over the massive 43-car field, he drew a six for an inversion which placed ARCA Midwest Tour regulars Jacob Goede and Skylar Holzhausen on the front row for the Border Wars 7-Up 150.
The two traveling invaders brought 30 of the best super late models competitors in the country to Chief Starter, Brian Duncan’s green flag and it would be Goede beating Holzhausen and the rest of the field to the first corner to take the early advantage while the rest of the field jockeyed for position behind him.
On lap 19 after a restart Chris Wimmer, who started fifth, had worked his way up to second and would grab the lead away from Goede only to lose it three laps later. It wasn’t until lap 64 when Wimmer would work his way back by Goede to reclaim the top spot and lead the field into the 15 minute break at lap 76 of the 150-lap main over Goede, Defending ARCA Midwest Tour Champion, Jonathon Eilen, Dan Fredrickson and Nathan Haseleu who were the top five and lead a contingent of seven ARCA Midwest Tour competitors onto pit road for service.