JOLIET, Ill. (Sept. 15, 2016) – With his most significant challenger gone from the mix, Chase Briscoe checked out on the competition, handily winning the SCOTT 150 Thursday night at Chicagoland Speedway.
In the end, Briscoe, in the No. 77 Big Tine Ford, drove under the checkered flag a full seven seconds in front of second-place finisher John Wes Townley to earn his fifth career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory in his 20th series start.
“I’m so proud of these guys on this Cunningham Motorsports team,” Briscoe said. “It’s unbelievable where I was last year at this time, and now, to be here is beyond incredible. Just thanks to Briggs Cunningham and Kerry Scherer for this amazing opportunity. Chad (Bryant/crew chief) brings great race cars…it just makes it that much easier.”
After Austin Cindric put four fresh General Tires on and drove around Briscoe late in the race (to get back on the lead lap), Briscoe learned that he too needed new tires to ensure the victory. Briscoe got the caution flag he was looking for when his biggest rival, Shane Lee, hit the wall after he cut a right-front tire on lap 72.
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