William Sawalich Wins Zinsser SmartCoat 150 at Mid-Ohio

The ARCA Menards Series traveled to Mid-Ohio for Friday’s Zinsser SmartCoat 150 – a 2.258-mile road course facility. The event, making up 94.836 miles, featured 26 entries.

Connor Mosack paced the combined practice and qualifying session leading up to the race to earn the pole. William Sawalich, Brent Crews, Dale Quarterley, and Thomas Annunziata sat in the top five.

Looking to score his third ARCA victory, Mosack led the opening 10 laps before William Sawalich passed the No. 28 entry for the lead on the second restart. Not long after grabbing the lead, caution again flew for the stalled No. 22 of Amber Balcaen.

Two laps later following the Balcaen incident, the green waved with Sawalich as the leader.

Two laps after the restart, Crews took the lead and cruised to the scheduled halfway break at or near lap 21. Thomas Annunziata, Sawalich, Mosack, Gio Ruggiero, Kris Wright, Marco Andretti, Conor Daly, Andres Perez, and Lavar Scott sat top 10 at the break.

Crews continued to pace the field over the next few laps until Lavar Scott stalled on-track with six to go – drawing the fifth and final yellow of the race.

This placed Crews and Mosack at the front of the field for the restart with three to go.

Mosack took the lead from Crews on the restart and held the spot until ARCA declared that Mosack, running second at the time of the restart, had jumped the restart.

Mosack elected to not serve the pass-through penalty with two laps remaining and instead opted to stay on-track as the “leader.” This meant that the No. 28 team would have a 30-second timed penalty in ARCA’s finishing results post-race.

While that drama occurred, Sawalich took the checkered flag as the winner.

The top 10 of the Zinsser SmartCoat 150 consisted of Sawalich, Crews, Ruggiero, Annunziata, Andretti, Perez, Toni Breidinger, Daly, Perez, and Greg Van Alst.

Mosack finished 13th as the result of the penalty.

The series heads next to Berlin Raceway on June 29th with live coverage on FOX Sports App / FloRacing. FOX Sports 1 will have tape-delayed coverage starting at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Brett Winningham
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