Brennan Poole created our third-best moment of 2014 by taking a bucket-list first ARCA Racing Series (ARS) on our challenging 1.5-mile tri-oval in his first series start at our track.

Venturini Motorsports tabbed Poole to fill in for regular No. 15 driver John Wes Townley on race week.

The 23-year-old Poole converted by leading the closing 27 race laps and racking up his sixth career ARCA Racing Series (ARS) victory and first of 2014 by holding off Matt Tifft by 1.301 of a second. 

Pit strategy vaulted Poole to the lead in the ZLOOP 150 on Friday, but the final stretch showed his car belonged up front.

The triumph tripped a memory from nine years ago when Poole won a Legend Car race on the speedway's quarter-mile track.

"I remember looking at the big track when I was a kid and it was overwhelming," he said. "I went to victory lane that day. To be there again after winning on the big track, it's just nuts."

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