Ty Gibbs Finishes The Job To Earn Toledo Win

Ty Gibbs celebrates winning the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 presented by Federated Car Care
Ty Gibbs celebrates winning the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 presented by Federated Car Care
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Ty Gibbs wasn’t going to settle for anything less than a win.

The 17-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, held off Sam Mayer in a two-lap overtime sprint to win Saturday’s Herr’s Potato Chips 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway. It was his first ARCA Menards Series East win and fifth in the last two years between the ARCA Menards, East and West series.

The victory came in the first race back for ARCA Racing since Phoenix Raceway in February due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Gibbs didn’t forget, during the layoff, that he led 122 laps at Phoenix only to end up third after a series of late cautions. Nor did he forget about his runner-up finish at Toledo last year, one of eight career runner-up finishes across the three series.

"It’s really good to come back out here and get a win," said Gibbs. "I was able to move up a spot, which is always a fun time."

Gibbs qualified third but quickly put the No. 18 Monster/Terrible Herbst/ORCA Toyota in front. He lost the lead to Mayer in a three-wide battle with a lapped car as they came to the first of two scheduled breaks on Lap 75, but held off Mayer in a fierce battle before the final break on Lap 150. A late caution set up a third round, which went to Gibbs again.

"I had a fun time out there racing; I learned a lot," said Gibbs. "A little bit of drive off, I thought I was pretty loose there and that’s what hurt me and where (Mayer) was a little bit faster. Once my guys fixed that, it was still a little loose and I had to work for it which is always good. I had a good learning experience today."

Mayer settled for second, followed by Bret Holmes. Rev Racing teammates Chase Cabre and Nick Sanchez finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Mayer, the defending East champion, holds a two-point lead over Gibbs in the championship race. Sanchez is 13 points back in third.

Justin Carroll, Parker Retzlaff, Taylor Gray, Ryan Repko and Bob Pawlowski rounded out the top 10.

The Herr’s Potato Chips 200 presented by Federated Car Care will air on NBCSN on Thursday, June 18 at 3 p.m.

Results

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Status
1 3 18 Ty Gibbs * Monster / Terrible Herbst (Coy Gibbs) Toyota 204 running
2 1 21 Sam Mayer Chevy Accessories (Maury Gallagher) Chevrolet 204 running
3 7 23 Bret Holmes Holmes Excavation (Stacey Holmes) Chevrolet 204 running
4 2 4 Chase Cabre Max Seigel / Eibach (Max Siegel) Toyota 204 running
5 8 6 Nick Sanchez * UTI / NTI (Max Siegel) Toyota 204 running
6 12 91 Justin S. Carroll * Carroll Automotive (Terry Carroll) Toyota 204 running
7 10 42 Parker Retzlaff * Ponsse (Bruce Cook) Toyota 204 running
8 4 17 Taylor Gray Ford Performance (David Gilliland) Ford 197 crash
9 11 20 Ryan Repko Craftsman (Billy Venturini) Toyota 187 running
10 14 11 Bob Pawlowski Channel / Daily Clips (Andy Hillenburg) Chevrolet 186 crash
11 5 74 Giovanni Bromante * Bromante / Reichert Group (Marie Visconti) Chevrolet 175 crash
12 6 1 Max McLaughlin Mohawk Northeast (Shige Hattori) Toyota 126 suspension
13 13 11 Mike Basham Fast Track Racing School (Andy Hillenburg) Toyota 44 vibration
14 9 25 Mason Diaz * Solid Rock Carriers (Cathy Venturini) Toyota 29 transmission
15 15 48 Brad Smith BradSmithMotorsports.com (Brad Smith) Chevrolet 3 oil pressure

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