17-year-old Justin Haley wins ARCA race at Springfield
SRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Justin Haley became the youngest winner in more than 80 years of championship racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, winning the ARCA Racing Series event Sunday at 17.
Racing a stock car on dirt for the first time, Haley, from Winamac, Indiana, held off Illinois favorites A.J. Fike and Ryan Unzicker during a green-white-checker finish on the mile track.
Driving Mason Mitchell Motorsports' No. 98 Chevrolet, Haley surpassed Justin Allgaier - the 2006 champion in his hometown event at 20 - as the youngest major winner at the track that opened in 1934.
Fike was second, followed Unzicker, 61-year-old former NASCAR driver Ken Schrader and season points leader Chase Briscoe.