BROWNSBURG, Ind. — The first time Brandon Jones won an ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard race, he needed a turn-four pass on the last lap to get to victory lane.
This time, by the time he reached turn four, his win was secure.
Jones, 17, came alive late in the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care Friday, winning his second ARCA Racing Series race in as many starts, this time at Lucas Oil Raceway.
“Things definitely went our way tonight,” Jones said. “I’ll take it.”
Jones’ win was as much about survival as it was anything. ARCA point leader Mason Mitchell led the most laps, but exited the race with a gear problem. Justin Boston had a big lead, then got into an accident during a caution, ending his victory hope.
“I think the 98, 25 and us were definitely the three best cars out there,” Jones said. “I hated to have that happen to them, but we were fast there, especially late. We were saving our tires a little bit during the race.”
Austin Wayne Self finished second, Frank Kimmel third, Grant Enfinger fourth and Matt Tifft fifth in the 200-lap race at the .686-mile track.