Kimmel wins crash-plagued ARCA 200

Updated: July 1, 2006, 10:02 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Frank Kimmel became the first two-time ARCA winner at Kansas Speedway, capturing the caution-plagued Kansas Lottery $200 Grand on Saturday.

Kimmel, who won the ARCA race in 2002 at Kansas, worked his way steadily through the field most of the day, taking the lead after the 11th and final caution of the day. Before the caution, he had trailed Mario Gosselin by nearly two seconds.

However, Gosselin had trouble with his car and he was never a factor after the restart.

Erin Crocker took second, despite hitting the wall and damaging her right side in the first half of the race. Polesitter Brad Coleman was third, Brett Rowe fourth and Steve Wallace fifth.

Points-leader Bobby Gerhart finished sixth, but still maintained his points advantage over Kimmel.

Scott Lagasse dominate the field for much of the first 96 laps before having to pit for fuel. However, the car stalled on pit road and he never returned to the race. At one point his lead was more than five seconds as he worked through lapped traffic on the 1.5-mile tri-oval.

The race started after 5 p.m. CT after the NASCAR Craftsman Truck race concluded. Shadows from the grandstands covered much of the frontstretch and turns by the conclusion of the ARCA race.


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