With 13 turns, the NASCAR Truck Series race in Mid Ohio, which is based after the O’Reilly Auto Parts 150, is expected to be challenging for all truck drivers. The first turn is the one immediately after the checkered line, therefore it requires driving all the way to The Keyhole at turn 2 before continuing on to turns 4 and 5, which are collectively referred to as the Beach. You don’t want to get stranded at the beach given that to the hefty turns and the hotspot for cautions, so avoid doing accordingly. The Esses are near to the Alternate S/F Line at turns 6 through 9, while Thunder Bay is at turns 10 and 11. The last two turns are the final two turns. Lastly for the final 2 turns is the Carousel which is the biggest risk for drivers to take the victory lap.
The race started off with a rain delay due to heavy downpours and the team had to wait for a while the race decided to line up the drivers to go around the lap just to test out the race track but it was too slippery to start the race. It took 20 minutes to drive around the track the official has the flag waved the green flag to start the race which was already a caution from Jake Garcia the #35. After the 1st caution at the 8th lap Tanney Gray the #15 was stuck in the mud. Short afterwards, Tanner Gray got into the beach at turn 4 but managed to drive through the dirt sand which didn’t have to release the caution flag. At the 15th Lap Carson Hocevar the #42 truck pushed Colby Howard the #9 truck into the mud at turn 5. More truck drivers has been getting caught at the beach and others had issues getting out of the mud. Zane Smith pushed Taylor Gray the 17 truck into the grass. In the meantime, Spencer Boyd the #12 truck blocked Conner Jones the #66 and got into the dirt which released the 4th caution with 2 laps to go and Ben Rhodes the #99 Truck and won the 1st stage.
When the 2nd Stage began, there was already a multi truck ruckus after the 2nd turn which the race continued while others drove to the grass. Eventually, Matt Crafton #88 pushed Lawless Alan the #45 truck at the Keyhole. Ben Rhodes and Ty Majeski and Zane Smith took over the Top 3 during most of the 2nd Stage. Corey Hiem decided to pass through Zane Smith with 5 laps to go. Hallie Deegan and Wayne Self were losing control and Self pushed Will Rodgers the #02 truck into the grass. Before the final lap, Hiem and Rhodes drove in the same speed and turned next to each others truck until Hiem gained speed to get extra boast to 2nd. Ty Majeski stayed in the lead and won the 2nd Stage. While battling for 6th Place, there was Steward Friesen #52, Tyler Ankrum #16, Matt DiBenedetto #25, and Rajah Caruth #24 which Friesen won the battle of the blue trucks.
At Stage 3, Daniel Dye #43 truck already got stuck in the dirt at turn 1. Ty Majeski pushed Ben Rhodes at turn 5 at the Beach but luckily neither of them were stuck and quickly went back into the race. Ty Majeski just had some tire problems after getting back on the race track. Moments later Jack Wood was stuck in the bit and demanded a forced caution and Rodgers was also stuck in the mud. After one back from the last caution, Brett Holmes #32 was stuck at the dirt on turn 1 and had trouble getting out which it’s the 6th accident and released the 8th caution. With 15 Laps left to go, Hiem and Smith took the front row to get the lead until Tanner Gray landed at the beach but survived to leave the dirt. Will Rodgers and Austin Wayne Self were stuck at the dirt at the Carousel for the 7th Accident. Within 10 Laps to go, there always another accident at the 1st turn and also debris on the race track which at first Taylor Gray #17 started traffic and caused a multi crash. Which means it’s the 8th accident for 10th caution. By the time there’s 5 laps to go, Corey Hiem was tight to Christian Eckes, Zane Smith, Matt Crafton and Tyler Ankrum in the Top 5 Drivers. Corey Heim stayed in the lead and Zane Smith stay a second behind during the final 3 laps and Corey Hiem has won the O’Reilly Auto Parts 150. Corey Hiem has got his 2nd win of the Season since Martinsville on the 14 of April. It was also Corey Hiem’s Birthday Weekend Victory which it worked out perfectly for his unforgettable performance for the win.