57-YEAR-OLD KEN SCHRADER BECOMES ARCA SERIES'
OLDEST WINNER AT TOLEDO
OH (May 19, 2013) -- Just ten days shy of his 58th birthday, Ken
Schrader became the oldest winner in the ARCA Racing Series on
Sunday at Toledo Speedway.
Schrader, who started on the outside pole,
dominated the Menards 200 race leading three times for 163
ARCA Series legend Iggy Katona
was previously the oldest winner until Schrader's win Sunday afternoon.
making his 61st series start, notched his 16th career win--including five wins
Thirty-one cars took the
green flag with 15-year-old Kyle Benjamin starting on the pole. More
FRANK KIMMEL WINS RAIN-SHORTENED ARCA RACE AT
AL (MAY 3, 2013) -- Nine-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel won his
77th career race on Friday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway.
The veteran racer started 11th en route to
winning the 73-lap rain-shortened event.
The International Motorsports Hall of Fame
250 race served as a lead-in to the weekend's NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint
In qualifying, Venezuela's
Milka Duno was awarded the pole for the race after John Wes Townley's top time
was disallowed after a post-qualifying inspection.
time was 53.652 seconds for an average speed of 178.484 mph. More
TOM HESSERT LEADS JUST ONE LAP EN ROUTE TO
SECOND STRAIGHT SALEM WIN
IN (April 28, 2013) -- Veteran ARCA driver Tom Hessert came from 16th place to
lead the final lap of the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway
to win his first race of the season on Sunday afternoon.
26-year-old driver "worked" his way through the field before taking
the lead from 15th starting Spencer Gallagher on the race's final
Gallagher finished in
second place followed by Will Kimmel in third.
his ARCA Series debut was 15-year-old Kyle Weatherman. Weatherman, a
high-school freshman, came home in fourth with Travis Swaim rounding out the
list of top five finishers.
marked the first time three 15-year-old drivers started an ARCA Series event.
Joining Weatherman (4th) was Kyle Benjamin (11th) and Anderson Bowen (20th). More
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GRANT ENFINGER CAPTURES FIRST CAREER ARCA WIN
AL (March 9, 2013) -- Grant Enfinger scored his first-ever ARCA Racing Series
win Saturday leading 165 of 200 race laps in the ARCA Mobile 200.
From the outside pole, the 28-year-old driver
from Fairhope, Alabama dominated the ARCA Series' second event of the season at
Mobile International Speedway.
drivers took the green flag with Mason Mingus on the pole. The 18-year-old
driver captured his first pole award after circling the half-mile track in
17.634 seconds (102.076 mph).
A pair of
drivers (unable to legally drive alone on public roads) qualified third and fourth for
Fifteen-year-olds Anderson Bowen and Kyle Benjamin earned second row starting positions
for the race as the series continues to develop another crop of young and talented
JOHN WES TOWNLEY WINS ARCA OPENER AT
BEACH, FL (February 16, 2013) -- The ARCA Racing Series ran its 50th
anniversary race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday to
kick off the 2013 season.
In the end, John Wes Townley passed eight-time
and defending race winner Bobby Gerhart with just eight laps to go in the Lucas
Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real.
The 80-lap race had an international flavor to
it. Forty-four cars were on hand for qualifying including three drivers from
Canada, two from France and one from Venezuela hoping for one of the 40
John Wes Townley earned
the pole for the race circling the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 49.638
seconds (181.313 mph) using Hoosier's 12" wide radial slicks. Venezuelan
driver Milka Duno was second (49.860) followed by Bobby Gerhart
(50.044) in third.
began with Milka Duno jumping into the lead at the drop of the green
flag. Duno led the first 11 laps before giving way to John Wes Townley
for his first turn out front. More
ALEX BOWMAN CLAIMS FOURTH WIN OF THE SEASON,
CHRIS BUESCHER WINS THE 2012 ARCA SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
CITY, KS (October 19, 2012) -- The ARCA Series concluded its 60th Anniversary
Season Friday at Kansas Speedway in grand fashion.
Alex Bowman (right) dominated the season
finale leading three times for 67 laps in the ARCA Kansas Lottery 98.9
race, but it was Chris Buescher finishing eighth claiming the 2012 ARCA Series
Alex Bowman left no doubt in qualifying he would
be a force in the night's 99-lap race. The 19-year-old driver set a new track
record in qualifying circling the 1.5-mile oval in 29.259 seconds (184.559
The new pavement resulted in lap times more than
two seconds faster than last year's event or more than 12 mph faster than last
year's top qualifying speed (172.133 mph).
In fact, 23 of the 37 cars posting times in
qualifying posted times better than last year's top qualifying time at Kansas
TOM HESSERT WINS ARCA RACE AT SALEM SPEEDWAY
IN (September 15, 2012) -- Tom Hessert, driving the Federated Auto Parts
Chevrolet, captured his second career ARCA Series win Saturday night at Salem
The Cherry Hill, New
Jersey driver led the final 78 laps in the 200-lap Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic
presented by Federated Car Care.
cars were on hand at the .555-mile oval with 35 cars posting times in
Chase Elliott, from
Dawsonville, GA, set fast time for the event. The young driver posted a time of
17.112 seconds (116.760 mph).
race winner Chris Buescher was second in qualifying with a lap of 17.204
seconds (116.136 mph). More
CHRIS BUESCHER NABS FOURTH ARCA WIN OF THE
SEASON AT MADISON
WI (August 26, 2012) -- Nineteen-year-old Chris Buescher was just 15 points
ahead of veteran Frank Kimmel entering Sunday's contest at Madison
When the race was over, the young driver had
notched his fourth win of the year and stretched his lead in the driver
standings to 60 points with just three races remaining in the 2012 season.
rains throughout southern Wisconsin delayed the start of the Herr's Live
Life with Flavor 200 by more than three hours.
But when the skies finally cleared and the track
was dry, the fans who waited it out were treated to an exciting race that
featured 10 race leaders. More
FRANK KIMMEL RETURNS TO SPRINGFIELD WINNER'S
IL (August 19, 2012) -- Frank Kimmel went nearly four years without a win
before finally tasting victory at Lucas Oil Raceway in late July.
After that long drought, the 9-time ARCA Series
champion made it two wins in less than a month leading 51 of 100 laps in the Allen
Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon.
More importantly for the veteran driver, he
vaults into second place in the points chase. Kimmel is now just 15 points out
of first place with four races remaining in the 2012 season.
Thirty-five cars were entered in qualifying with
32 cars posting times. Alex Bowman, who has three wins this year, won the pole
for the race with the fastest time in qualifying.
Bowman circled the 1-mile clay oval in 33.183
seconds (108.489 mph). Bowman was followed by Kevin Swindell who posted a time
of 33.356 seconds (107.927 mph). More
CHRIS BUESCHER WINS AT BERLIN, TAKES THE LEAD IN
THE DRIVER STANDINGS
MI (August 11, 2012) -- Chris Buescher led the final 17 laps in the Berlin
ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway Saturday night en route to claiming his third
win of the season.
With just five events remaining on the ARCA
Series schedule, the 19-year-old Texas driver also takes the lead in the
standings over Brennan Poole who finished ninth in the 200-lap event.
Twenty-nine cars were entered in qualifying with
26 of them posting times around the .4375-mile oval.
Last week's winner at Pocono, Chad Hackenbracht,
posted the top time among the eager qualifiers. Hackenbracht's time was 16.908
seconds (93.258 mph).
Mason Mitchell was second with a time of 17.089
seconds (92.270 mph) followed by Chris Buescher, Frank Kimmel and Erik Jones to
round out the top five qualifiers. More
CHAD HACKENBRACHT CLAIMS FIRST WIN IN ARCA
SERIES AT POCONO
POND, PA (August 4, 2012) -- The stars finally aligned for young Chad
Hackenbracht on Saturday at Pocono Raceway. The 20-year-old driver from Ohio
used an early pit strategy, coming in on lap 8, to stop for service on the
race's only caution flag.
Once the race went green, Hackenbracht watched
as the other drivers who stayed out on the track during the early caution fall
out of contention when they were forced to pit later on in the event under
The ARCA Series requires all drivers to pit once
before the 10-to-go mark which played a crucial role in the race's
Brennan Poole looked to be on his way to
repeating as a winner at Pocono when he captured the pole for the Pennsylvania
Poole, who won at Pocono in June, topped the
speed chart for Saturday's race when he circled the 2.5-mile tri-oval in 52.220
seconds (172.348 mph). More
FRANK KIMMEL RETURNS TO ARCA SERIES WINNER'S
IN (July 27, 2012) -- Some fans were wondering whether Frank Kimmel would ever
return to victory lane in the ARCA Series.
Kimmel erased all doubts Friday night at Lucas
Oil Raceway when he fought his way to the lead on lap 158 in the Messina
Wildlife Animal Stopper 200.
Kimmel led the final 43 laps en route to
collecting his 75th ARCA Series win.
The 9-time series champion had suffered the
longest winless drought of his career having not won since September 13, 2008
at Salem Speedway--a span of 76 races.
Thirty-nine cars were on hand for qualifying
with 36 drivers posting times. Matt Crafton was the fastest around the
.555-mile bullring with a time of 22.204 seconds or 111.223 mph. More
KEVIN SWINDELL LEADS WIRE TO WIRE TO CLAIM FIRST
CAREER ARCA WIN!
IL (July 21, 2012) -- Kevin Swindell won the Ansell ActivArmr® 150 at
Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday leading all 100 laps en route to his
first-ever ARCA Series win.
It had been more than eight years since a driver
led every lap in ARCA competition. That came in a rain-shortened event won by
Ryan Hemphill at Kentucky Speedway on July 9, 2004.
While it may sound as though Swindell had the
field covered, the 23-year-old driver truly had a battle on his hands.
Swindell won the pole for the race but not after
a bit of controversy.
Brennan Poole actually posted the fastest time
in qualifying but had his time disqualified after a post-qualifying
ALEX BOWMAN WINS THIRD ARCA RACE OF THE SEASON
AT IOWA SPEEDWAY
IA (July 13, 2012) -- Alex Bowman captured his third ARCA Series win of the
season at Iowa Speedway Friday night as the series began the second half of its
2012 race schedule.
The Arizona driver led 93 of 202 race laps in
the Prairie Meadows 200 en route to his fifth win in just 13 career
Forty cars were on hand for qualifying with
Brennan Poole setting fast time for the event. Poole circled the .875-mile
paved oval in 23.799 seconds (132.359 mph).
Alex Bowman was second on the speed charts with
a time of 23.827 seconds (132.203 mph), while Ryan Reed, Chad Boat and Clay
Rogers rounded out the top five in qualifying.
The race featured seven leaders among five
different drivers including; Brennan Poole 1-74 (74 laps), Clay Rogers 75-76,
83-86 (6 laps), Grant Enfinger 77-82 (6 laps), Alex Bowman 87-128, 152-202 (93
laps), Frank Kimmel 129-151 (23 laps). More
ALEX BOWMAN CLAIMS SECOND ARCA SHORT TRACK WIN
IN (June 24, 2012) -- Alex Bowman led three times for 33 laps in the Herr's
Chase The Taste 200 en route to capturing his second victory of the year in
the ARCA Racing Series.
It was the Tucson, AZ driver's second win of the
year and fourth of his career. Bowman's earlier win this year was also on
another short track--Salem Speedway.
There were 32 cars on hand for qualifying with
25 of them posting times.
Chris Buescher captured the pole for the event
circling the 1/2-mile oval in 15.903 seconds or 113.186 mph.
Chad Hackenbracht was second in qualifying
followed by Brennan Poole and Erik Jones.
In fact, the top four qualifiers were separated
by just 44/100ths of a second. More
CHRIS BUESCHER CONQUERS NEW TRACK SURFACE IN
MICHIGAN ARCA RACE
MI (June 15, 2012) -- The ARCA Series RainEater Wiper Blades 200 might
have been better named the TireEater 200 Friday afternoon.
The recently paved track surface added an extra
dimension to the race which had Chris Buescher finishing first for his second
win of the season.
The new surface combined with unusually hot
temperatures saw several teams dealing with tire temperature in excess of 300
The Michigan races had their share of blistered tires
both in the ARCA race and in the NASCAR races.
So much so, that new left side tires had to be trucked in
for the Sprint Cup race to replace the original tires due to speeds exceeding
200 mph and the extreme track conditions. More
BRENNAN POOLE WINS AGAIN IN ARCA COMPETITION AT
POND, PA (June 9, 2012) -- Brennan Poole dominated the racing at newly repaved
Pocono Raceway leading an astounding 77 of 80 race laps en route to becoming
the ARCA Series first repeat winner of the season.
The Texas driver set a new track record in
qualifying of 51.857 seconds (173.554 mph) around the 2.5-mile tri-oval. The
time smashed the old mark set by Kyle Busch in 2003.
Kevin Swindell was second in qualifying with a
time of 52.094 seconds or 172.765 mph.
Pocono is one of three tracks on the ARCA Series
2012 schedule that are being repaved before this year's race.
The other two tracks are Michigan International
Speedway and Kansas Speedway.
The Michigan race is this Friday while the final
race of the year is at Kansas Speedway. More
BRENNAN POOLE WINS INAUGURAL ARCA RACE AT ELKO
MN (June 2, 2012) -- Brennan Poole was the latest ARCA Series driver to add his
name to the growing list of winners in 2012.
The Texas driver became the sixth different
winner in the six races contested this season in the series.
Poole led twice for a total of 148 of 200 laps
in the Akona 200 at Elko Speedway Saturday night.
It was the second ARCA win of his career. His
first series win was last year at Salem when he made his ARCA Series
Twenty-eight cars were on hand in qualifying
with Alex Bowman capturing his third pole of the season with a time of 14.316
seconds (94.300 mph). The time set a new track record at the 3/8-mile facility.
TONY STEWART IN TOWN REMEMBERING HIS HUMBLE
Angelo Di Carlo - WNDU News
Nascar Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart made his yearly venture to Michiana on
Wednesday. Stewart participated in a "Question and Answer" and
autograph session with fans at the Newton Center.
It was to
promote the Little Hoosier 100, a quarter-midget race for kids, coming up on
August 11th and 12th. The event will take place at at Newton Park--which is
owned by Bob and Joyce Newton of Hoosier Racing Tire. More
CHRIS BUESCHER WINS ARCA RACE AT TOLEDO SPEEDWAY
OH (May 20, 2012) -- Texan Chris Buescher is no stranger to the winner's circle
at Toledo Speedway. Buescher dominated the Menards 200 leading 106 of
200 laps in collecting his first win of the season.
The 19-year-old driver has six career wins with
four of them now coming at the famous 1/2-mile oval. Buescher's other victories
came at DuQuoin and Salem.
In qualifying, 37 cars posted times with Alex
Bowman capturing the pole with a time of 16.046 seconds (112.177 mph).
Bowman followed by Brennan Poole, Chris Buescher
and Joey Coulter atop the time charts to fill the first two rows in the
starting grid. More
OFFICIAL TIRE OF THE U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP & WORLD FIGURE 8® TOUR
We are less than two weeks away from the launch of the 2012 World Figure 8® Tour season. The crossover campaign begins Saturday May 26th with a 100-lap main event. Then it is the big one on Sunday May 27th, the 1st Annual United States Figure 8 ChampionshipTM 90-minute endurance race presented by UAW. The Bryant Heating and Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome® is the host of these exciting events. The WF8T is proud to announce that Hoosier has been named the official tire. The 2012 World Figure 8® Tour Hoosier tire will become available starting Thursday afternoon May 17th.
MCREYNOLDS WINS FIRST CAREER ARCA RACE AT
AL (May 4, 2012) -- Brandon McReynolds only led once (for about 20 feet) but it
was enough to earn the young driver his first-ever ARCA Series win.
McReynolds, the son of legendary NASCAR crew chief
Larry McReynolds, used a last-lap charge to pass Matt Lofton coming out of the
final turn to capture the International Motorpsorts Hall of Fame 250
before a cheering crowd of onlookers.
Rain washed out qualifying so the field was set
by car owners points. This put Matt Lofton on the pole with Chris Buescher
completing the front row of the 43-car field.
The 94-lap race featured four leaders among
three different drivers. Matt Lofton led the race's first 52 laps before giving
way to Chad Hackenbracht. More
ASA CARS SPEED DURING MADISON PRACTICE
Wis. — The ASA Midwest Tour’s decision to compete on a different compound
of Hoosier tires were catching everyone’s attention at Saturday’s practice
for Sunday’s season opening event, the 4th Annual Joe Shear Classic at
Madison Int’l Speedway.
fast, many are asking if the eight-year-old track record could be in jeopardy.
Weinkauf’s fast time in the final practice session of 17.452 came within
0.039 seconds of an eight-year Super Late Model track record by Andrew
Morrissey who set the mark of 17.413 seconds in 2004. What is interesting is
that Morrissey set the track record using a 4-bbl carburetor, and the ASA
Midwest Tour competes on2-bbl carburetors. More
ALEX BOWMAN DOMINATES ARCA RACE AT SALEM
IN (April 29, 2012) -- Arizona's Alex Bowman led 146 of 200 laps en route to
winning the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway Sunday afternoon.
was Bowman's third win in the ARCA Series which has enjoyed three different
winners in its first three races of the 2012 season.
A total of 34 cars were on hand for qualifying
at the .555-mile oval. Chris Buescher, who has yet to visit victory lane this
season, won the pole for the event driving the #17 Roulo Brothers Racing Ford.
Buescher posted a time of 17.060 seconds for an
average speed of 117.116 mph. Alex Bowman was second with a time of 17.142
seconds (116.556 mph).
The 200-lap race featured six leaders among four
different drivers. Chris Buescher led the race's first 39 laps before giving
way to Alex Bowman for the first of his three turns out front. More
HOOSIER RACING TIRE, OSWEGO SPEEDWAY
OSWEGO, NY (March
9, 2012) – For over 20 years Hoosier Racing Tire has played an integral role in the
racing action at Oswego Speedway, and that will continue in 2012.
Hoosier’s Irish Saunders and Oswego Speedway co-owner John Torrese
announced today their continued partnership which will see Hoosier Racing Tires
on every entrant in the Novelis Supermodified division and Pathfinder Bank SBS
Series at the Speedway.
ALABAMA'S CALE GALE WINS ARCA RACE AT HOMETOWN
AL (March 10, 2012) -- Cale Gale captured the Mobile ARCA 200 to notch
his second ARCA Series win Saturday at his hometown track. Gale led the final
28 laps en route to the win in front of a packed house.
While the ARCA Series is celebrating its 60th
anniversary season, it was the series' first trip to the 1/2-mile
There were a total of 41 cars posting times in
qualifying with Arizona's Alex Bowman setting fast time. Bowman circled the
track in 17.547 seconds (102.582 mph) to earn the pole.
Chase Elliott, son of racing great Bill Elliott,
narrowly missed winning the pole with a time of 17.555 seconds (102.535 mph). More
GERHART COMES FROM 42ND TO CAPTURE HIS
8TH DAYTONA VICTORY
BEACH, FL (February 18, 2012) -- Hopefully, ARCA fans had their DVR's set on
extended record on Saturday.
The season-opening Lucas Oil Slick
Mist 200 race at Daytona went into overtime with Bobby Gerhart
coming from 42nd place to claim his eighth Daytona win in a climactic
Gerhart's uncharacteristic poor
starting position was a result of a post-qualifying inspection which relegated
him to the rear of the field after setting fast time in qualifying on
Gerhart's qualifying engine had a
vacuum leak and forced the Pennsylvania driver to go to a back-up
engine and, worse yet, a 42nd place starting spot in the
season-opening race which he has dominated over the years. More
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