(NEWTON, IA) Last week, the ASRS Xfinity Series raced at a big 2.5 mile triangle in the fog, this week they headed to the heartland to race on the 7/8 mile tri-oval known as Iowa Speedway.
Ty Hester led the field to the green flag with Sam Maxwell on his outside. Hester would dominate the race’s first 40 laps as the #36 Toyota sped away from the field, even dodging contact with Jared Mogard that send Mogard spinning and crashing on lap five.
Hester would lead 40 of the first 63 laps before he was involved in a crash that started off turn two and ended on the backstretch with Hester flipping wildly, Sam Maxwell suffered damage in the crash that took him out of contention for the win as well.
The incident handed the lead to Robby Baskins, with championship leader Jim Foose riding in second. Baskins held the lead for several laps before pitting with 19 laps to go, which turned the lead over to Jared Mogard. Mogard’s #10 would lead the field to the final restart, which came with two laps to go.
On the restart, Mogard and Baskins lined up on the front row and Foose lined up third, Mogard and Baskins battled for the top lane, while Foose dove under both drivers to pass in turns 1 and 2, Baskins would hold the lead on the backstretch before Foose took it exiting turn 4 just as the race’s final caution flag flew, allowing Foose to coast to victory.
The win was Foose’s first Xfinity Series win since the Xfinity Series made the move to iRacing in 2013. Robby Baskins was second followed by Mogard in third, Shawn Musick and Jason Stewart rounded out the top five.
Foose holds a 38 point lead over Robby Baskins heading into Chicagoland Speedway August 30th, with three races to go in the season.