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Kimmel wins crash-plagued ARCA 200

7/1/2006

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.