Josh Brock brought home a top-ten finish in his ARCA Midwest Tour debut Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile. It was also the Corbin, KY driver’s first trip to the historic one-mile oval and he made a late race charge to earn the eighth-place result.
“It was an extremely fun place to race,” said Brock. “You can race side by side and not wreck each other. It’s such a historic place too, so it was neat to race there. Hopefully they continue bringing this race back every year.”
After practice on Saturday, Brock had an issue with his No. 17 Stream Restoration Specialists machine. The team discovered and fixed the problem during Sunday morning’s practice, but without additional laps, Brock qualified in the 21st position. He then went on to win the last chance race to lock himself into the Father’s Day 100 and a 21st place starting position.
“The issue we had really set us back,” said Brock. “We wasted half of our practice sessions trying to work on the car. I felt like we had a third-place car if nothing would have happened to us.”
Brock raced around the 15th position for the first part of the race, but made a charge over the final 35 laps. He was just outside of the top-ten by ap 80 and then used a late-race restart to pick up even more spots to cross the line in eighth.
“After our setback with the trailing arm moving, we had to completely change our strategy and pit early to make adjustments on the car to avoid going a lap down,” said Brock. “I needed better drive off at the end and needed to be on the same strategy to pit later in the race, but it was a solid finish for us.”
Next-up for Brock is a trip to Flat Rock Speedway on Saturday, June 22nd with the ARCA CRA Super Series.