Top 3 in the Windy City
July 20, 2014
On July 19th, Matt Tifft and the Ken Schrader Racing team headed to the “Windy City” to race at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. After several strong runs in the previous ARCA Racing Series events, Tifft would head to a 1.5 mile track for the first time in his career.
After learning much about the track and air turbulence between the cars in practice on Friday, Tifft went on to qualify in the 6th position. Quickly in the race on Saturday evening, Tifft began charging his way forward in the #52 Federated Auto Parts Chevy, reaching as high as second throughout the Ansell ActivArmr 150. After a series of pit stops around halfway through the race, Tifft ran in second place with just 20 laps to go, before a caution fell for debris. Matt would end up finishing in the 3rd position, and also claimed the Scott Towels Rookie of the Race.
The team heads to Lucas Oil Raceway this Friday, July 25, for some short track ARCA Racing. You can watch the race live on Fox Sports 1 at 9pm Eastern.