MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2017) – All three Cunningham Motorsports drivers saw two sides to the ‘Tricky Triangle’ this weekend in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway. Fielding three cars in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards for the first time this season, Dalton Sargeant and Ty Majeski both scored top-10s while teammate Shane Lee battled mechanical issues throughout the race.
Sargeant, seeking his second win of the season, got loose out of turn one in qualifying, sending him into the wall and into the backup car that was last used at Toledo. Starting from the tail, the 19-year-old drove his way to the top of the field, leading a total of 15 laps and earning his fourth top-10 of the year with a sixth-place finish.
“All weekend I thought we had the car to beat,” said Sargeant. “We had it figured out by the end of practice and then we ended up having to go to our backup car from Toledo. I can’t begin to describe how great this team did over the weekend. They took a backup car, set it up for Pocono, and got me into first-place within 25 laps. I think that just goes to show how strong this Cunningham team is and how hard they work. Overall with everything that happened, I’m happy with a sixth-place finish and we’ll take the No. 77 Big Tine Ford Fusion to Michigan and chase a win there.”
Right behind Sargeant, making his debut with Cunningham Motorsports, was Ty Majeski. The Seymour, Wisc. driver turned heads early in the week notching the third-fastest overall time in the open test and then finishing seventh in practice times. Majeski stayed within contention for the duration of the race, breaking into the top-five multiple times and ultimately earning seventh-place finish.
“It was my first time working with my crew chief Matt (Weber) and everyone at Cunningham Motorsports and Ken Schrader Racing and I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity from those two team as well as Roush Fenway Racing,” said Majeski. “It’s good that we’re disappointed with seventh…it shows the potential of this team and our expectations. I’m excited for the rest of the races we have lined up this season and I think we’re in good shape to hopefully get a win in this No. 99 Cunningham car.”
Shane Lee, after a solid test day and even stronger practice session, started from the 10th position, but on the first lap came in to pit with mechanical issues. After a few more trips to pit road to diagnose and fix the issue, Lee made it back out to complete the race and finished 28th.
“It’s definitely a bit of a heartbreaker to end the day like we did,” said Lee. “I know we had a great No. 22 Big Tine Ford Fusion and the guys worked hard on it all day. I’m proud of the team for not giving up and continuing to work hard on the car so I could get back out on the track as quickly as possible. It wasn’t what we’d hoped for, but we’ll rebound at Michigan and get back on track from there.”
With a quick turnaround ahead, all three drivers turn their attention now to Michigan International Speedway for the Corrigan Oil 200. Practice for the race is set from 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 15, with General Tire Pole Qualifying on Friday, June 16, at 1:40 p.m. ET. The 100-lap race will start that same day at 6:00 p.m. ET and will air live on FS1.
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You can follow Shane and Dalton on social media as well. Follow Shane on Facebook and Twitter (@ShaneLeeRacing) and on Instagram (@Shane_Lee00). Follow Dalton on Facebook (@DaltonSargeantRacing) and Twitter and Instagram (@DaltonSargeant). You can also keep up with Ty Majeski on social media through Facebook (@TyMajeskiRacing), Twitter (@TyMajeski) and Instagram (@TyMajeski_).