TOLEDO, Ohio (June 29, 2016) – The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is heading back to take on the Pocono Raceway “Tricky Triangle” for the 63rd time. The ModSpace 150 is coming Friday, July 29.
SCOTT Rookie drivers Dalton Sargeant and Myatt Snider got a 200-mile taste of the track back in June. Both are excited to get back.
“You can put me on the list of drivers who loves it,” Sargeant said. “If it’s not my favorite, it’s definitely in the top three, but closer to my favorite.”
Considering how well Sargeant’s done on all the ARCA tracks, most of which he’s never seen before, the Boca Raton, Florida driver can come back to Pocono with the knowledge of having already experienced one of the most challenging superspeedways on tour.
“I can’t wait to go back. I learned so much my first time. I’m looking forward to taking my experience back to Pocono and coming out with a better result.”
Sargeant finished fourth at Pocono in his track debut.
“Pocono teaches drivers a little bit of everything. It carries so much speed and you have to learn to take care of your car. It’s got three different corners so you have to learn three different entry points and three different exit strategies.”
Snider, the son of longtime NASCAR TV analyst Marty Snider, will also be making his second attempt at Pocono. Like Sargeant, Pocono will be the first track on ARCA’s national tour that Snider has previously raced at.
“At least I’ve raced at Pocono before,” said Snider, who finished 9th in his first attempt after leading 33 laps. “I thought I adapted pretty quickly overall in my first start there. With a full race under me, I can go back with a lot more confidence. It’s difficult going to all these tracks for the first time. You have to learn them so quick. It’s challenging, but I’ve never had so much fun.”
The ModSpace 150 marks the 63rd ARCA race on the Pocono triangle since 1983. The list of winners over the years is impressive. In addition to Bob Schacht, who won the inaugural event and five more thereafter, Pocono ARCA winners include Tim Steele, Mike Wallace, Blaise Alexander, Kerry Earnhardt, Ryan Newman, Casey Atwood, Casey Mears, Scott Riggs, Frank Kimmel, Travis Kvapil, Justin Allgaier, Joey Logano, Ty Dillon, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Trevor Bayne, and most recently Grant Enfinger, who won the Pocono ARCA 200 back in early June.
Practice for the ModSpace 150 is from 9:30 to 10:55 Friday morning July 29, with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell following at 2:00 p.m. The Friday late afternoon ModSpace 150 is live on FS1 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. All on-track activity will be featured in live Timing & Scoring and live Chat at arcaracing.com.
The ModSpace 150 is also part of a triple-header race card at Pocono, featuring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 150 Saturday and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 grand finale Sunday afternoon.