SRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Justin Haley became the youngest winner in more than 80 years of championship racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, winning the ARCA Racing Series event Sunday at 17.
Racing a stock car on dirt for the first time, Haley, from Winamac, Indiana, held off Illinois favorites A.J. Fike and Ryan Unzicker during a green-white-checker finish on the mile track.
Driving Mason Mitchell Motorsports' No. 98 Chevrolet, Haley surpassed Justin Allgaier - the 2006 champion in his hometown event at 20 - as the youngest major winner at the track that opened in 1934.
Fike was second, followed Unzicker, 61-year-old former NASCAR driver Ken Schrader and season points leader Chase Briscoe.