Chase Briscoe races to fourth straight ARCA victory
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Chase Briscoe ran his ARCA Racing Series winning streak to four Friday, pulling away on a late start at Pocono Raceway.
The 21-year-old Briscoe, from Mitchell, Indiana, dominated the 60-lap race on the 2.5-mile triangle in Cunningham Motorsports' No. 77 Ford. He also won at Winchester, Iowa and Clermont.
''Winning four in a row is really special,'' Briscoe said. ''It hasn't really sunk in yet. Maybe it'll sink in later, but right now I'm focused on five in a row.''
Briscoe is the first ARCA driver to win four straight races since Parker Kligerman in 2009. Jack Bowsher set the series record in 1965 with six wins in a row in a 25-victory season. Harold Smith (1961), Bruce Gould (1973) and Tim Steele (1997) each won five straight.
Briscoe ran the final 45 laps without pitting.
''As far as the race goes, we got the yellows when we needed them,'' Briscoe said. ''We had track position all day to be able to stay out front. This place is so aero-dependent, but once you're out front, it's hard to pass and you can save fuel.''
Briscoe leads the season standings, 400 points ahead of Josh Williams.
John Wes Townley was second, followed by Dalton Sargeant, Shane Lee, Kyle Weatherman, Myatt Snider, Christopher Bell, Tom Hessert, Sarah Cornett-Ching and Will Kimmel. Williams was 26th.