Dillon Brothers Looking to Repeat Success at Iowa
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Series presented by Menards will make their way to Iowa this weekend. The ARCA Series will kick start the weekend on Friday, and the tough trucks will take to the track Saturday.
The Dillon brothers, Austin and Ty, have both been successful at Iowa and look forward to returning to the track.
The ARCA event marks Ty Dillon’s first return to a track where he has previously raced. The younger Dillon, who made his ARCA debut at Iowa last year, won the pole and led eight laps before finishing second. He currently maintains the point lead by 230 points over ARCA veteran Frank Kimmel, who has two ARCA wins at Kansas Speedway.
“I’m pumped to go to Iowa,” said Ty. “I’m really excited. It’s the best I’ve felt so far going to a race. I know we’re going to be really fast there. I just can’t wait to get away from these short tracks and get somewhere I know we’ll be real fast and do real well at. I’m really excited for Iowa, and it’s going to be on for the rest of the year.”
The 200-lap ARCA race at Iowa will be round 11 of 19 in the 2011 season.
Austin Dillon one upped his little brother last year by winning his first Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa. The 2011 O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway pole winner is falling behind his younger brother in wins this season; Ty has won four races in the ARCA series and Austin is yet to pull into victory lane in 2011.
“Iowa is just a great track that I’ve been able to run a lot at and run a bunch of races at and have some experience,” said Austin. “And the fans are great there. They always pack the place out. I really enjoy it and can’t wait to get back. Any place you run well you love going to and love racing there.”
Who will win this round of sibling rivalry at Iowa? One thing is certain, both brothers thrive to beat each other any chance they get. Fans will see explosive competition with these brothers at the same track this weekend.