Sam Mayer picks up where he left off in 2019, winning the 2020 season-opening ARCA Menards Series East event. Photo – Matt Stamey
New year, new series, same Sam.
In his first race as defending ARCA Menards Series East champion, Sam Mayer used a late pass on Ty Gibbs to win the Skip’s Western Outfitters 175 at New Smyrna Speedway.
It’s Mayer’s fifth career series win and comes one year after his fourth-place finish in the 2019 season opener.
Photo – Matthew T. Thacker, NKP/NASCAR
DOVER, Del. — Friday was
his day, and 2019 was his season.
All Sam Mayer had to do to clinch the 2019 K&N Pro Series East championship was take the green flag. But after being quickest in practice and qualifying on the pole, he led all but two laps to close the season with a win and celebrate in style.
BOWMANVILLE, ON – AUGUST 25: Brett Moffitt #24 driving the CMR Construction & Roofing Chevrolet receives the race winner sticker after the Chevrolet Silverado 250 Gander Nascar Outdoor Truck Series event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on August 25, 2019, in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
Past NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the historical and scenic Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course have ended in hot tempers and dramatic last-lap passes.