SPARTA, Ky. (September 26,
2015) – Ryan Reed took the checkered flag on Saturday aft ernoon at
Kentucky Speedway in the ARCA
Racing Series Crosley 150 to capture his second career ARCA Racing
“It’s amazing when you drive
as good of race cars as this one, how fun it can be,” said Reed. “We started
the day off in maybe an
eighth-place car, but my crew chief, Teddy Brown, and everyone at Lira
Motorsports did a great job
tuning up our hot rod. We just never gave up. We got out front and got
Reed started the 100-lap
event from the seventh position after qualifying ninth on Friday afternoon.
With the race post posted
from last night’s scheduled start due to weather, some teams decided to
make adjustments, sending
them to the back and bumping up Reed’s starting position.
After taking the green flag
on the 1.5-mile track, the field was slowed by caution before they could
complete a lap. Reed had
moved up to the fifth position , where he would restart on Lap nine.
On the impending restart,
Reed missed a shift, dropping him back to the 12th positon. He quickly
rebounded and was up to ninth
by Lap 13.
A brief rain shower slowed
the field on Lap 40. Reed had made his way up to the seventh position and
reported that the car was
tight. Under caution, crew chief Teddy Brown brought Reed down pit road for
four tires and a track bar
adjustment. Reed’s NASCAR XFINITY Series pit crew got the job down on pit
road, putting Reed in the
fourth position for the Lap 58 restart.
He made his way up to the
second position on the impending restart and held his line through the Lap
69 caution period. After
restarting second on Lap 76, Reed briefly took the lead in Turn 1 before settling
into the second position.
The 22-year-old Bakersfield,
Calif. native took the lead on Lap 81 after the then-race- leader blew a tire.
He would lead for the
remainder of the event to capture his second ARCA Racing Series win of his career
and the season.
Reed’s victory is his second
in 16 starts in the ARCA Racing Series. He brought home his first ARCA
Racing Series victory in June
at Chicagoland Speedway. The win was also the first for Lira Motorsports.
Reed will be back behind the
wheel in the ARCA Racing Series for Lira Motorsports on October 16 at
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