Trackin’ Trucks: Parker Kligerman Wins at Mid-Ohio


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On Saturday afternoon, Parker Kligerman wheeled his way to a win in the Camping World Truck Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, snapping a winless streak that spanned five years.

Kligerman led 56 of the 67 laps during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 on the way to his third career Truck Series win. He held off series points leader Zane Smith by a 0.119-second margin of victory.

“It’s hard to put into words,” Kligerman told FS1. “This whole team is like a team of second chances. Two years ago, I thought my driving days were done. This team gave me a call and wanted to get back racing, and it’s just been steady improvement since. … It’s unbelievable when you put a talented group of people together what they can achieve.”

Kligerman collected an extra $50,000 paycheck bonus during the series final race of the Triple Truck Challenge. This year’s initiative challenge began at Gateway, where Corey Heim took the winnings. Ryan Preece collected in Nashville.

Smith finished second at Mid-Ohio, which helped the young start add to his lead in the points standings. Carson Hocevar brought it home strong in third, while Stewart Friesen and Christian Eckes rounded out the top-five finishers.

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Chandler Smith finished sixth, Kaz Grala seventh, while Derek Kraus, Colby Howard, and Hailie Deegan finished eighth through 10th, respectively.

Justin Marks finished in the 31st position after crashing due to failing brakes.

A Look Ahead

The Camping World Truck Series heads to Pocono Raceway in two weeks for the last race of the regular season.

Matt Crafton is on the bubble for the last spot of the playoffs, while Derek Kraus and Tyler Ankrum remain outside by 19 points and 46 points, respectively.

Ty Majeski, Eckes, and Hocevar clinched their ticket to compete for the 2022 championship with their finishes at Mid-Ohio.

Don’t miss the Trucks at Pocono on Saturday, July 23rd at 12 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

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