ARCA Menards Series at Berlin Raceway: Berlin ARCA 200 Post-race Notes

  • William Sawalich (No. 18 Starkey Sound Gear Toyota) earned his seventh career ARCA Menards Series victory in Saturday’s Berlin ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway. Sawalich, the defending race winner who scored his first career series win at Berlin, led 195 of the race’s 200 laps from the pole.
  • Lavar Scott (No. 2 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet) scored his best career ARCA Menards Series finish in second. Scott matches Rajah Caruth’s record for best finish by an African-American driver in the ARCA Menards Series; Caruth finished second at Kansas Speedway in 2022. Scott has moved to third in the standings, just six points out of second.
  • Sean Hingorani (No. 20 Fidelity Capital Toyota) made his second ARCA Menards Series start of the season and first since he finished fifth at Phoenix Raceway in March; Hingorani finished third, his seventh career top-five finish and his sixth career third-place finish.
  • Kris Wright (No. 15 FNB Corporation Toyota) finished fourth, his third top-five finish of the season and first since he finished fourth at Kansas Speedway in May.
  • ARCA Menards Series championship points leader Andres Perez (No. 2 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet) finished fifth, his third top-five finish of the season and first since he finished third at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Perez, who led five laps after the restart following the first race break, extended his series points lead to 40 over seventh-place finisher Greg Van Alst (No. 35 CB Fabricating/Top Choice Fence Ford).
  • Toni Breidinger (No. 25 Ruedebusch Development/Raisin’ Canes Toyota) finished sixth, her third consecutive top-ten finish and her best finish of 2024. Breidinger’s 22nd career top-ten finish is the most ever by a female driver in the ARCA Menards Series; she had been tied with Christi Passmore and Hailie Deegan, both of whom finished among the top ten 21 times in their ARCA Menards Series careers. Breidinger is now fourth in the ARCA Menards Series standings, eleven points out of third.
  • Gavan Boschele (No. 55 JBL Audio Toyota) qualified second and finished eighth in his ARCA Menards Series debut.
  • Christian Rose (No. 32 West Virginia Department of Tourism Ford) finished ninth, his third top-ten finish of the season. It marks his first top-ten since he finished fifth at Talladega Superspeedway.
  • Amber Balcaen (No. 22 ICON Direct Toyota) finished tenth, her first top-ten since finishing eighth at Kansas Speedway.
  • Michael Maples (No. 99 Don Ray Petroleum Chevrolet) in eleventh and Nate Moeller (No. 06 Wayne Peterson Motorsports Toyota) in 14th both achieved their best career ARCA Menards Series finishes.
  • The next race for the ARCA Menards Series is the Circle City 200 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, a combination race with the ARCA Menards Series East and the opening race of a same-day double-header with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on Friday, July 19. The Circle City 200 will be televised live on FS1 starting at 5:30 pm ET.


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