Christian Eckes took home the checkered flag at Kansas Speedway on Friday and the 2019 ARCA Menards Series championship. Eckes, piloting the No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota for Venturini Motorsports, started 11th and led the field for 43 of the 100 laps.
The series points battle coming into the 1.5-mile oval was between Michael Self and Eckes. Self, piloting the No. 25 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports, finished second and led the most circuits of any driver in the Kansas ARCA 150.
Eckes will finish the championship season with four victories, 13 top five and 17 top 10 finishes in the 20-race season. As for Michael Self, he’ll finish the year with four victories, 14 top five and 15 top 10 finishes.
2020 plans for Christian Eckes and Michael Self have not been officially announced. It is expected that Eckes will move up into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2020.
Ty Majeski will leave the Kansas oval with a third-place finish in the No. 22 Ford. Majeski, starting the night in third, came into the evening with three victories in 19 starts in 2019.
Bret Holmes and Travis Braden rounded out the top five finishers.
Taking home top 10 finishes were Tanner Gray, Drew Dollar, Hailie Deegan, Joe Graf Jr. and Gus Dean.
The next race for the ARCA Menards Series will be at Daytona International Speedway on February 8th.