DuQUOIN, Ill. (Sept. 4, 2016) – It was a one lap shoot out for the ages, and when the dust settled in overtime, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran Tom Hessert emerged the winner of the 63rd General Tire GRABBER-Southern Illinois 100 Sunday night under the lights at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile dirt.
“This is so awesome,” Hessert said in victory lane. “We’ve been so close on the dirt so many times…to finally win one is just really, really cool. Very special.”
Hessert overcame an overheating issue early on in the No. 25 Detour Sunglasses Toyota to earn his sixth career ARCA Racing Series victory.
“Crazy night. We overheated so bad over that first run…we were just nursing this thing. We had a really good race car. I knew if we could just cool it down, we could win it.”
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