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.
Sam Mayer is getting pretty comfortable in Victory Lane at Bristol Motor Speedway. Photo – Rusty Jarrett, NKP/NASCAR
BRISTOL, Tenn. — The end result was the same, but the race itself couldn’t have been more different.
Sam Mayer wound up in Victory Lane in Thursday’s Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway, sweeping the season at ‘The World’s Fastest Half-Mile’ and earning the third win of his career.