All Tied Up
September 14, 2009 | 4:32 P.M. EST
Both Lofton, a second-year veteran of the Series, and Kligerman, a 19-year-old rookie, ran in the top five throughout much of the race, with Kligerman finishing second after starting last and battling for the win with teammate Patrick Long throughout the last five circuits of the 67-lap race and Lofton finishing sixth despite running off course after contact with another competitor on the last lap.
Lofton and Kligerman have dominated the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series, combining to win 66 percent of the Series races this year. Each have taken turns at leading the Series' point standings, with point spreads ranging from 150 to zero points.
"We've been fighting real hard to come back from what I think was at one time 75 points which was a pretty large deficit with only five races left," said Kligerman. "But we knew we could gain a lot of points this weekend and we came into this weekend with the mentality to lead laps, lead a lot of laps and hopefully come out of here with the maximum amount of points and we got probably about ten shy of that so we're close and that's a good effort by the whole Cunningham Motorsports Crew."
Just three races remain in the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series-the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic 200 at Salem Speedway on Sept. 19, the Kansas Lottery 150 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 1, and the Rockingham ARCA 200 at Rockingham Speedway on Oct. 11.