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2 Dodge top tens in ARCA Southern Illinois 100

by Bill Cawthon on

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Tom Hessert and Austin Wayne Self finished in the top ten in the ARCA Presented By Menard’s Southern Illinois 100 that ran Sunday at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin Illinois.

Hessert was eighth across the finish line while Self was tenth. Both finished on the lead lap.

The race was won by Grant Enfinger in the No. 90 Motor Honey-Casite-Allegiant Travel Chevrolet.

Hessert is currently fourth in the driver standings; Self is sixth.

There were five Dodges in the race; three were among the 12 that encountered problems or mishaps. Out of the 30-car field, 18 were still running at the end of the race.

2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards: Southern Illinois 100
Finish Driver No. Team/Sponsor & Car Laps Status
8 Tom Hessert 77 Caregard-AxiomWarranty.com Dodge 100 Running
10 Austin Wayne Self 22 AM Technical Solutions Dodge 100 Running
18 James Swanson 6 Wayne Peterson Racing Dodge 90 Fuel
23 Katlynn Leer 97 Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge 64 Accident
25 Roger Carter 40 Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge 20 Overheating

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for just-auto.com, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.


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