Kimmel Closing In On Katona’s ARCA Record


“If that last caution hadn’t come out, I think I would have won the race,” he said. “The car I had was phenomenal.”

Boston ran in the top five for a long period of the race and led for 17 laps.

“We had a great car,” Boston said. “We were really good when we took two tires, but that last set, when we took four, we just didn’t have it. It was a good finish for us. I’m proud of our guys for preparing this car.”

Williams, from Port Charlotte, Fla., normally drives the No. 02 car, but didn’t have plans to come to Elko with that car. Instead, he started in the No. 17 Roulo Brothers Ford, qualified fourth and finished sixth. Unofficially, he leaves Elko No. 4 in the championship point standings.

“I had a great car, the best car I’ve ever driven,” Williams said. “The Roulo Brothers really know how to prepare a race car and are phenomenal in this series. I had a great time out there. The car was so good.”

Kimmel led 93 laps in all, Schrader 75 and Hessert 54.

Kimmel widened his point lead with the victory. He’s trying to win his 10th season series championship and is off to a great start in the first quarter of the year with two victories and six top 10 finishes.

“I feel very fortunate,” Kimmel said after the race. “This ThorSport Racing team was awesome tonight. They worked really hard this weekend.”

Kimmel said he is well aware that he is now just one win shy of Katona’s all-time mark.

“It’s only one more, but you never know when you are going to get another one.”