ARCA Notes: Fenhaus Captures First Career Win with OT Pass
Luke Fenhaus took the lead from William Sawalich on a one-lap overtime restart to score his first career ARCA Menards Series East win. Fenhaus led the final two laps, the first laps he’s ever led in AMSE competition to take the victory.
Sawalich led 202 of the race’s 205 laps and was forced to settle for second. Sawalich maintains the ARCA Menards Series East championship points lead with an unofficial five-point advantage over Fenhaus who moves into second with his win.
Sean Hingorani notched his best career ARCA Menards Series East finish in third. Hiongorani, a two-time ARCA Menards Series West winner so far in 2023, also led one lap on the night, the first time he’s led a lap in the East series.
Giovanni Ruggiero made his ARCA Menards Series East debut on short notice, getting the call early in the week to substitute for Isabella Rubosto who is recovering from injuries sustained in a late model crash earlier in the season. Ruggiero made the most of his opportunity, finishing fourth after running as high as second in the middle stages of the race.
Jake Finch finished fifth after electrical problems in practice and qualifying forced him to start at the tail of the field at the start.
Lavar Scott finished sixth, the first time in his ARCA Menards Series East career he finished outside the top five.
Zachary Tinkle finished seventh, his third straight top-ten finish.
Tanner Arms matched his best career ARCA Menards Series East finish in eighth.
Tim Monroe scored his first career ARCA Menards Series East top-ten finish in ninth.
Dale Shearer finished tenth, his first career ARCA Menards Series East top-ten finish.
Fenhaus leads the ARCA Menards Series East drivers with a 2.0 average finish. Sawalich is next at 2.33 and Finch is third at 3.0.
Fenhaus, Sawalich, and Finch are also the only three drivers to have completed 100 percent of the 532 possible laps so far in 2023.
The next race for the ARCA Menards Series East is the Dutch Boy 150 at Flat Rock Speedway set for Saturday night, May 20. The race will be streamed live on FloRacing starting at 7:30 pm ET.