Toledo Truck Results

Toledo, Ohio, 9-25-99 - Robbin Slaughter won the race but Bill Withers walked away with the crown. After 15 highly-competitive events on the inaugural ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series tour, Slaughter became the 10th different winner ...

Toledo, Ohio, 9-25-99 - Robbin Slaughter won the race but Bill Withers walked away with the crown.

After 15 highly-competitive events on the inaugural ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series tour, Slaughter became the 10th different winner Saturday night under the lights at Toledo Speedway holding off a late-race charge from Chad Guinn to capture the Target Expediting 50 lap main event while Withers, by virtue of his fourth place finish, went into the history books as the first-ever ARCA Truck champion without posting a single victory. From the eighth starting position, Slaughter, in his Carmen's Vacuum-Ed & Co Ford Ranger, chased Johnny Witham for 20 laps before the Columbus, Ohio veteran made his move down the main chute to take command, one that he never relinquished. "Our truck was really hooked good tonight," said Slaughter in victory lane. "It sure was nice to finally win one after coming so close so many times. Witham made it difficult though. He's hard to pass and I thought we were both gunna wreck when we touched but fortunately it all worked out. I want to congratulate Bill Withers on his championship. They worked hard for it and deserved it. And special thanks to Target Expediting for sponsoring the race." Guinn, in the Sonic Expediting Ford, recovered from an earlier practice crash resulting in a 19th place starting position to finish a close second. Dave Reeb rolled his Accurate Express-Accurate Logistics Ford home in third ahead of Withers and John Toth completing the top five. Outside polesitter Jack Weethee led from the onset before polesitter Scott Belknap raced his way into the top-spot on the second circuit. Belknap's lead was short-lived however as Weethee charged right back and reassumed command for another 3 laps until mechanical troubles slowed his advance. With Weethee backing up, Witham was there to seize the opportunity and led the next 20 laps with Slaughter glued to his rear bumper while David Clay, Reeb and Withers swapped spots for third, fourth and fifth. Slaughter finally found enough room to get alongside Witham coming off the fourth corner, and as the two trucks exchanged a significant amount of paint, Slaughter edged ahead in turn one and snatched the lead for good off the second corner. Witham eventually retired from competition with a blown engine while Slaughter opened up a straightaway advantage over the field. With less than five laps remaining, Guinn had maneuvered his way into second but had to look hard for Slaughter who by now had all but checked out. However, a caution with 3 laps remaining allowed the runnerup finisher to line up directly behind the leader setting up the three lap dash to the checkers. When the green flag was unfurled for the final time, Guinn worked his ill-handling chassis as hard as he could but in the end was no match for Slaughter who coasted under the checkers with a five length advantage. The race was red flagged on the 12th round when Greenville, Ohio driver Stan Maitlen tumbled off an inner tire barrier along the main straightaway and barrel-rolled his Ford to pieces through the grassy area beneath turn one. The truck was demolished but Maitlen crawled from his badly twisted Ford unscathed. Weethee finally solved his problems and charged back to finish sixth in front of Clay, Canadian driver Cliff Hodgkinson, Belknap and Tully Esterline who completed the top ten, the last car on the lead lap. Slaughter also picked up the Hoosier Tire Pole award for quick time and the Revenge Racing Bodies Pole-Win bonus for winning the race as well. Guinn, after his outstanding effort, garnered the Ed & Company Hard Charger honors for advancing the most positions.

                        1999 ARCA LINCOLN WELDERS TRUCK SERIES EVENT #16                        
                        Toledo Speedway, Toledo OH, 9-25-99                     
                        Target Expediting 50, Official Results                  
FIN STR CAR                             
1    8  6   Robbin Slaughter/Columbus OH  Carmen's Vacuum 
                                          Sales-Ed & Co  Ford 50  Running
2   19  4   Chad Guinn/Erie MI            Sonic 
                                          Expediting     Ford 50  Running
3    7  98  Dave Reeb/Pataskala OH        Accurate Express-Accurate 
                                          Logistics      Ford 50  Running
4    5  57  Bill Withers/Columbus OH      Withers Foreign Auto-Mannings
                                          USA-Driveline1 Ford 50  Running
5    3  96  John Toth/Northfield OH       Perma-Tech Sprayed 
                                          On Bedliners   Ford 50  Running
6    2  55  Jack Weethee/Grove City OH    Weethee 
                                          Builders       Ford 50  Running
7    6  33  David Clay/Carlisle OH        HVAC Systems-
                                          M&M Precision  Chev 50  Running
8   11  36  Cliff Hodgkinson/Breslau Ont  DBM Racing Products-
                                          KransTransport Ford 50  Running
9    1  21  Scott Belknap/Toledo OH       Z Graphics-Rozanne Auto
                                          MississippiBBQ Chev 50  Running
10  12  10  Tully Esterline/PettisvilleOH Spangler Candy Chev 50  Running
11  15  17  Bob Stoner/Portage MI         Woodham's Equip-Kalamazoo 
                                          Right to Life  Ford 48  Running
12  17  1   Tony Carillo/Toledo OH        Target 
                                          Expediting     Ford 44  Running
13  16  14  Gregg Vasko/McKeesport PA     Slack Overhead Doors-Esslinger
                                          Gold Star      Ford 44  Running
14   4   5  Johnny Witham/Hamilton OH     Appco-Fab Shop Ford 35  Engine
15  14  76  Bobby Marvin/Columbus OH      Ed & Co-Prestige 
                                          Delivery       Ford 31  Running
16  10  3   Bob Strait/Mokena IL          Target 
                                          Expediting     Ford 14  Transmiss
17   9  8   Troy Marciniak/Muskegon MI    A&A Manufacturing-Marciniak
                                          Motorsports    Chev 13  Engine
18  18  9   Stan Maitlen/Greenville OH    Maitlen 
                                          Motorsports    Ford  9  Accident
19  13  19  Jeff Wichmann/Mason OH        Midwest Metals & 
                                          Supply         Ford  8  Engine
HOOSIER TIRE POLE AWARD:  Robbin Slaughter                      
HEAT WINNERS: NA                        
LAP LEADERS:  Weethee 1, 3-5 (4); Belknap 2 (1); Witham 6-25 (20); 
              Slaughter 26-50 (25)                      
SPECIAL AWARDS                  
Revenge Racing Bodies Pole-Win Award:  Robbin Slaughter                 
Ed & Company Racing Supplies Hard Charger Award:  Chad Guinn

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