ARCA Truck Winchester Results

Dave Reeb Winds up Winchester ARCA Trucks by Don Radebaugh Winchester, IN, August 20, 1999 - If rookie Dave Reeb’s first look at Winchester Speedway intimidated the Pataskala, Ohio driver, it didn’t show. In fact, Reeb appeared quite ...

Dave Reeb Winds up Winchester ARCA Trucks by Don Radebaugh

Winchester, IN, August 20, 1999 - If rookie Dave Reeb’s first look at Winchester Speedway intimidated the Pataskala, Ohio driver, it didn’t show. In fact, Reeb appeared quite comfortable on the legendary high-banked oval, which is exactly what he needed to be from his pole starting position when the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series rolled off for its first-ever Winchester Speedway appearance.

Reeb, aboard the Accurate Express-Accurate Logistics Ford Ranger, followed outside polesitter and veteran Johnny Witham, all the while honing his Winchester skills for 29 laps, before he made his winning move to the high side of Witham in turns three and four. In doing so, the first-year driver won his career-first feature event and became the sixth different winner in the new touring series after nine events. Witham, with a miss-firing motor, worked hard to hold off Jeff Speakman’s Pennzoil-National Auto Lube Ford for second. Speakman finished less than a length back in third with Bill Withers and Troy Marciniak following in a tight line to round out the top five. "This is incredible," said an elated Reeb in victory lane. "I absolutely love this place. I can’t believe we did it. We were fast right off the bat in practice, but it took me a few rounds to hold my line all the way around. Once I figured out where I needed to be on the track, and caught my breath, I knew we’d be good for the main event. It was tough for me to start up front, even though that’s the preferred place to start, but this is Winchester, and I had 19 great trucks behind me. I just didn’t want to mess anyone up. The handle on the truck was perfect. God I hope we get to come back."

1998 ARCA Pro-4 champion Witham controlled the event for most of the way but not without constant pressure from Reeb who never found himself more than 3 lengths away from Witham’s back bumper. With laps winding down, Reeb found an opening to the high side of Witham in turns three and four and hustled his Ford truck alongside. The two trucks traded paint most of the way down the frontstretch before Reeb emerged as the leader in turn one. Witham them marched right back to challenge mounting a couple of honest charges on Reeb before conceding to the new ARCA winner.

Hoosier Tire Pole award winner Aaron Hulings, who had led the points going in, made only one lap in the main event due to an earlier wreck in the first heat. Hulings was uninjured but his HRP Motorsports Ford Ranger received heavy front-end damage.

Witham was also honored with the Cloyes Gear and Product Halfway Leader award and Vic Tantarelli won the Ed & Company Hard Charger award for advancing the most positions, from 16th to seventh.

1999 ARCA LINCOLN WELDERS TRUCK SERIES EVENT #9                 
Winchester Speedway, Winchester IN, 8-20-99                     
Official Results                        
FIN     STR     CAR                             
POS     POS     NO      DRIVER/RESIDENCE        
                        TEAM & CAR      LAPS    STATUS
1       1       98      Dave Reeb/Pataskala OH  
                Accurate Express-Accurate Logistics Ford 35     Running
2       2       5       Johnny Witham/Hamilton OH       
                        Appco-Fab Shop Ford             35      Running
3       3       2       Jeff Speakman/Piqua OH  
                Pennzoil-Nat'l Auto Lube-Esslinger Ford 35      Running
4       5       57      Bill Withers/Columbus OH        
Withers Foreign Auto-Mannings USA-Driveline 1 Ford      35      Running
5       9       8       Troy Marciniak/Muskegon MI      
                        Marciniak Motorsports Chevrolet 35      Running
6       11      21      Scott Belknap/Toledo OH 
        Mississippi BBQ-M&M Heating-Schorling Chevrolet 35      Running
7       16      1       Vic Tantarelli/Columbus OH      
                        Target Expediting Ford          35      Running
8       6       33      David Clay/Carlisle OH  
                HVAC Systems-M&M Precision Chevrolet    35      Running
9       7       96      John Toth/Northfield OH 
                Perma Tech Spray On Bedliners Ford      35      Running
10      8       6       Robbin Slaughter/Columbus OH    
                Carmen's Vacuum Sales-Ed & Co Ford      35      Running
11      18      76      Bobby Marvin/Columbus OH        
                        Ed & Co-Prestige Delivery Ford  35      Running
12      10      55      Jack Weethee/Grove City OH      
                        Weethee Builders Ford           35      Running
13      15      10      Tully Esterline/Pettisville OH  
                        Spangler Candy Chevrolet        34      Running
14      17      77      Todd Braun/Winamac IN   
                        Braun Motorsports Chevrolet     34      Running
15      14      14      Gregg Vasko/McKeesport PA       
        Slack Overhead Doors-Esslinger-GoldStar Ford    33      Running
16      20      17      Bob Stoner/Portage MI   
        Woodham's Equip-Bogart Racing Wheels Ford       33      Running
17      12      4       Chad Guinn/Erie MI      
                        Sonic Expediting Ford           30      Timing Belt
18      19      36      Cligg Hodgkinson/Breslau Ont    
                        DBM Motorsports                 14      Accident
19      13      19      Jeff Wichmann/Mason OH  
                        Midwest Metals & Supply Ford    12      Distributor
20      4       51      Aaron Hulings/Rockford MI       
                        HRP Motorsports Ford            4       Handling
                9       Stan Maitlen/Greenville OH      
                        Maitlen Motorsports Ford        DNS     
HOOSIER TIRE POLE AWARD:  Aaron Hulings 17.316 seconds *NTR                     
HEAT WINNERS:  Jeff Wichamnn, Jack Weethee                      
LAP LEADERS:  Witham 1-29 (29); Reeb 30-35 (6)                  
                                                
SPECIAL AWARDS                  
Revenge Racing Bodies Pole-Win Award:  None                     
Cloyes Gears & Products Halfway Leader Award:  Johnny Witham                    
Ed & Company Racing Supplies Hard Charger Award:  Vic Tantarelli

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