When the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards came to the Pocono Raceway for the thirteenth round of the championship, the weather did not look like it was going to cooperate. Rain drenched the track just after NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying and just before the start time of the ModSpace 125. The event was delayed just over an hour as track drying efforts took place.
The field was lead to green by Menards pole sitter Mason Mitchell along side Brennan Poole. Mason Mitchell lead early before Brennan Poole took the top spot away on lap 4. The first caution of the race came out on lap 5 when 70-year-old Tom Bertie spins in turn 3. As he slid down the track, Brad Smith spun and hit the wall to avoid him. It was believed they spun in oil that was put down when Evan Pardo blew an engine. Under the caution, Tom Hessert, Will Kimmel, and Nick Igdalsky came down pit road to try some fuel strategy.
The race restarted on lap 13. As the field went into turn three, Frank Kimmel tried a late pass on Grant Enfinger that did not work. Enfinger and Kimmel got together spinning Enfinger around and head on into the wall. Kimmel slid up into Matt Tifft making it a three car pileup to bring out the second caution of the day. Frank Kimmel was able to continue but with substantial damage. Matt Tifft was able to run a few laps but was soon back in the garage. Points contender, Grant Enfinger was done for the day.
The race was dominated by Mason Mitchell, Brennan Poole, and Justin Boston. The three front running cars pulled far away from the rest of the field and battled amongst themselves. These three were the class of the field but they each still had to make a pit stop for fuel. As the leaders all made their fuel only stops, the lead fell into the hands of Justin Allison with 11 to go. Allison, the grandson of Donnie Allison, never looked back leading to the finish while holding off a hard charging Will Kimmel.
Justin Allison won his first ARCA race in just his ninth start. He did it at the track where his great-uncle, Bobby Allison, won three times. So it is safe to say there is a new member of the Alabama gang coming up through the ranks and he will be one to keep an eye on in the years to come.