SCHERERVILLE, Ind. – Rookie Ty Majeski led the final 46 laps en route to winning Monday’s combined ARCA Midwest Tour and ARCA/CRA Super Series Border Wars II late-model event at Illiana Motor Speedway.
Brian Campbell and Jason Weinkauf set the front row this afternoon for the second combined event between the ARCA Midwest Tour and the ARCA/CRA Super Series this year. Weinkauf took the lead on lap one and the front of field quickly settled in. Battles continued in the back of the field as they race side-by-side for several laps before all settling into position.
ARCA/CRA Super Series point leader Brian Campbell had no intentions of letting ARCA Midwest star Weinkauf out of his sights. The top five were nose to tail. Weinkauf and Campbell started to pull away from the rest of the field as Weinkauf continued to set the pace. However on lap 27 it looked as though Campbell was about to make his move, but before he could make it happen, the first caution came out. Brandon Watson was off the pace on the backstretch.
The double-file restart was set as Jason Weinkauf chose the inside followed by Majeski and James Swan. Campbell chose the outside lane with the No. 8 of Eddie Hoffman and fast qualifier Chris Weinkauf following suit.
Jason Weinkauf led at the line, but Campbell shot to the lead in the middle of the backstretch and started to pull away. Hoffman was on the outside of Majeski and dove to the bottom of Jason Weinkauf, but Weinkauf shut the door. Nathan Haseleu was smoothly moving through the field making the pass for sixth over Swan, as Campbell continued to set the pace putting a clear distance between himself and Jason Weinkauf.
On lap 42 Ali Kearn spun coming out of turn two bringing out the second caution of the day. At the restart, Campbell went to the inside followed by Majeski, Haseleu. Jason Weinkauf, Hoffman and Chris Weinkauf all went to the outside.
As the green flag dropped, Campbell maintained his lead, but it got really exciting as the top seven were three wide all fighting for the next spot. Once it all cleared out, Majeski was second followed by Jason Weinkauf. Campbell once again stretched out his lead. Hoffman was shuffled back to the sixth spot. Travis Braden had made his was up to the top five and was challenging Jason Weinkauf for the third spot, but Hoffman came back and was pressuring Braden.