Ty Gibbs, grandson of Joe Gibbs, wins first career ARCA race with last-lap pass
Ty Gibbs, the 16-year-old grandson of NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs, won his first career ARCA Menards Series race Saturday with a last-lap pass at Sam Mayer at World Wide Technology Raceway.
Gibbs made contact with Mayer as he passed him for the lead and went on to beat Christian Eckes. Mayer finished third.
On the cool-down lap, Mayer showed his displeasure with Gibbs by bumping his car, but Gibbs was able to keep control of it.
The race ended in a six-lap shootout. During the final caution, Gibbs was among the drivers who pitted. Mayer and six others stayed out.
Gibbs restarted eighth and was in second within one lap.
The win comes in Gibbs’ sixth career ARCA start. He has finished in the top two in four of those races.
Gibbs told MAV TV his contact with Mayer was fair game after Mayer made contact with him in a race earlier this year at Salem Speedway.