General Tire is the proud Official Racing Tire and Exclusive Tire Supplier of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, and NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, as well as the longtime supplier of tires for the ARCA Menards Series. Throughout the 2019 racing season, we’ll check in on the stock car series that feature General Tire worldwide, with race notes, previews, and driver profiles:
For the second week in a row, it was Ty Majeski who led the ARCA Menards Series to the checkered flag with a victory in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 from Pocono Raceway. While Riley Herbst dominated the first 68 laps of the race, Majeski paced the field for the final 12 for his second win in just three races since joining Chad Bryant Racing. Michael Self retained the points lead despite an 11th place finish.
In NASCAR K&N Pro Series East action, Chase Cabre led the final 47 laps of the Memphis 150 presented by AutoZone to score his first career series victory. Andrew Ranger led 82 laps from the pole to win the NASCAR Pinty’s Series round from Jukasa Motor Speedway, while Alon Day and Frederic Gabillon split the Elite 1 victories in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series doubleheader from Brands Hatch’s iconic Indy circuit.
The busiest stretch of the ARCA Menards Series season continues with a visit to Michigan International Speedway for the VizCom 200. Host of 35 ARCA races since the 1990 season, last year’s Michigan race was the site of Sheldon Creed’s first career ARCA victory, as the two-time Stadium Super Trucks champion kicked off a stretch of three wins in five races that eventually led him to the title.
Meanwhile, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West heads to Colorado National Speedway for the NAPA Auto Parts 150. Two-time series champion Derek Thorn won last year’s race, leading 85 of 175 laps, while Ryan Partridge and Trevor Huddleston completed a podium sweep for the Sunrise Ford team. Huddleston will be the top returning finisher from 2018, while Derek Kraus enters as the points leader.
Driver Profile: Chase Cabre
Now in his third season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Chase Cabre scored his first career victory last weekend when he topped the field at Memphis International Raceway. The Tampa-based driver, one of NASCAR’s top Drive for Diversity racers, made his debut in KNPSE for Max Siegel in 2017, qualifying on pole in both legs of a South Boston Speedway doubleheader towards the start of the season. Cabre’s best finish as a rookie coincidentally came in Memphis, where he placed second.
After scoring eight top-10s in 2018, Cabre returned for his third season in full force, leading 17 laps in the opener from New Smyrna Speedway and scoring runner-up finishes in both Bristol and South Boston before taking the Memphis win. In addition to his real-world exploits, Cabre was also a winner in this year’s iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car World Championship, taking the victory at Kokomo Speedway for Swindell SpeedLab.