Justin Allgaier Takes Spectacular Win at RE/MAX 250
In a spectacular race that wowed fans with dangerous racing and incredible come-backs, Justin Allgaier managed to take the checkered flag at the inaugural Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 just a few days ago.
When Justin Allgaier rolled into the starting grid in a no. 16 Zoller & Bergfield Farming-AG Tech Chevrolet; no one guessed what would follow. However, not long into race Allgaier had pulled into the lead with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hot on his tail and things looked as though they would probably stay that way for most of the race. Things suddenly got exciting about halfway through the race when Stenhouse accidentally nudged Allgaier and sent him spinning off the fourth turn. Everyone thought Allgaier’s victory was a dead loss but Justin was determined to make up for lost time. He pulled into the pits, made two consecutive pit stops and got himself some new tires and a few good adjustments before finally rejoining the field from the tail-end. It was hard work but before long, Allgaier had worked his way all the way back to the front again where he enjoyed a short battle with Stenhouse before taking him on the inside just fifty laps from the finish line. The opening presented itself from the backstretch and Allgaier had to muscle his way inside of his opponent in order to regain his position at the front of the pack. From that point on it was clear that he was going to maintain his position and he kept a good lead until he eventually crossed the finish line in first place.
After the race Justin Allgaier admitted that he had no hard feelings about being nudged by Stenhouse and he said, “This racetrack was really cool and it means a lot to me to win here.” He also commented that the car he was racing in, his father’s Zoller & Bergfield, didn’t look as good after receiving a few donuts on both sides but it drove well. He said the 257-lap event was “tight racing and a lot of fun.” He was followed over the finish line by Frank Kimmel in second and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. came in third and managed to rack up a number of additional accolades including the Aaron’s Lap Leader Award, the Klotz Halfway Leader and the SunTrust Highest Finishing Rookie.