MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 16, 2017) – In a race that came down to a green-white-checker finish, Cunningham Motorsports proved dominating and determined throughout the SCOTT 150 at Chicagoland Speedway Thursday night. Strapping in the No. 99 Treeo’s Ford Fusion, Ty Majeski nearly came away with his first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards win after leading 50 laps, but the final restart shuffled him back to finish seventh. Teammate Shane Lee surged from 15th-place to eighth for his 12th top-10 finish of the season. Dalton Sargeant, with Performance Plus sponsoring his No. 77 Ford, overcame starting from the back of the field to earn a sixth-place run.
Shane Lee, No. 22 Big Tine Ford Fusion
Start: 6th / Finish: 8th
After the initial start, Lee stayed in the top-10 but slid back into 12th when the second caution of the night came with 21 laps complete. He stopped for four General Tires, Sunoco race fuel and adjustments, restarting in the 12th position.
By the time the yellow fell on lap 50, Lee had moved back to 14th, but came down pit road for a shock adjustment. Losing just one spot on the stop, Lee chose to come down pit road a second time for the team to check all changes. He remained 15th after the second stop for the restart.
Moving back into the top-10 with 15 to go, Lee was sitting in the 10th position when a late-race caution came. He opted to stay off of pit road.
On the last restart with two laps left, Lee lined up fifth but was held up by cars in front, ending the night with an eighth-place finish.
Lee: “Overall, it was a great day for this Cunningham team and it was a really good points day. We were able to move back into third in the driver standings and I think we’ll be able to go into these last two races and secure that spot. I thought we were lined up to get a top-five finish on that last restart and we just ended up getting stuck in a bad spot. An eighth-place finish, though, isn’t bad and we’ll move on to Kentucky and look for some more strong runs.”