Last-lap pass puts Esqueda in victory lane at Arlington

His last-lap pass made R.J. Esqueda the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature winner Saturday at Arling­ton Raceway. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty)

ARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 29) – Last-lap drama played out in the Saturday night feature Mach-1 Sport Compacts at Arlington Raceway.

Matthew Spiess had taken the early lead and stayed in front until after the white flag was dis­played. R.J. Esqueda started 10th and worked his way up to second places with his sights on Spiess. 

Esqueda made the late pass for the checkers. Justin Dose followed Esqueda and ended in se­cond. 

Winner of the green-to-checkered IMCA Modified feature was Dan Menk while Justin Allen aced the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car headliner and Matt Speckman paced the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. 

Cory Probst raced from 11th starting to win the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature and Kris Zuhlsdorf made the most of back-to-back cautions early on to win the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main event.