RACE: Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati 150, 5-13-06
TRACK: Kentucky Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval
LOCATION: Sparta, KY
DISTANCE: 100 laps, 150 miles
SERIES: Event #5 of the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series
PR/MEDIA: Tim Bray, Mike Schmaltz (859) 647-4309
Fri, May 12: Practice 3 – 5 pm.
Sat, May 13: Pork Pole Qualifying 9:45 am; Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati 150 at 3pm.
POSTED AWARDS: $189,108 in prize, point and contingency money.
ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: RE/MAX International Inc, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tire, Racing Electronics, Sunoco Race Fuels.
ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amkus Rescue Tools, Casite, Cometic Gaskets, Cookies BarBQ Sauce, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Flowmaster Mufflers, Holley HP Carbs, K&N Air Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Mallory Ignitions, Motive Gear, National Pork Board, SK Hand Tool, Stewart Warner Gauges, S-W Scales by Intercomp, Tex Racing, University of Northwestern Ohio, Weld Wheel Industries.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: ATI Dampers, Bilstein Shocks, BSR Racing Products, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Dodge Motorsports, Ford Motor Company, Gatorade, G-Force Racing Gear, Hawk Brake, Hurst Shifters, Hutcherson-Pagan, Impact Racing, JE Pistons, Joyce Julius & Associates, LaCross Engine Development, Mechanix Wear, Nelson Specialties, Ohlins Shocks, Rhyne Racing Engines, Speed51.com, Wallace Race Car Lettering.
Qualifying – David Keith, 30.811 (175.262 mph) 2000.
Race – Chad Blount (121.348 mph) 2002.
NOTES OF INTEREST: The Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati 150 will be the 12th appearance of the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Kentucky Speedway since its KY debut in the spring of 2000. Frank Kimmel is the all-time Kentucky winner with 4 victories followed by Ryan Hemphill 2, Chad Blount 2, Ryan Newman 1, Tim Steele 1 and Kyle Busch 1. In addition to the 150-miler on the superspeedway, the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series will support the feature event with a 100-lap event on the adjoining quarter-mile just prior to the start of the RE/MAX Series race. The afternoon kicks off with a LIVE Cowboy Crush concert on the Turn 1 concourse at 12 noon. One ticket price includes all. The Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati 150 comes on the heels of back-to-back short-track thrillers at Salem and Winchester Speedway. Third-generation racer Billy Venturini held off Ken Schrader at Salem to earn his career-first series victory before Frank Kimmel made an exciting come-from-behind win at Winchester to earn his 65th career series victory. The points are especially tight headed to Kentucky with 4-time Daytona winner Bobby Gerhart leading with 830 over TJ Bell and Kimmel who are tied for second with 750. Damon Lusk (735) and Venturini (690) complete the top-5. Currently, drivers (years 18-71) representing 22 states and Canada help make up one of the most diverse entry lists ever assembled for Kentucky. On that entry list are 5 driver development teams including a pair from the Robert Yates Racing camp to include Denver, North Carolina’s Matt McCall and Davenport, Iowa’s Justin Diercks. McCall finished 2nd in the Daytona season opener. In addition, second-generation racer Scott Lagasse is entered in a Dodge Motorsports/Cunningham Motorsports Dodge, as is Steve Wallace in his father Rusty Wallace’s Dodge. Wallace was quickest in the ARCA RE/MAX Series open test at Kentucky in early May. 18-year-old Brad Coleman, who finished 2nd in his superspeedway debut at Nashville and won the Pork Pole on the Salem short-track, is also entered in a Brewco Motorsports Ford. Brewco fields NASCAR Busch Series cars for David Green and Greg Biffle. 18-year-old Josh Allison, who’s been racing in the RE/MAX Series since he was 16, is scheduled to make his superspeedway debut at Kentucky in his father Dave Allison’s Dodge.