KANSAS SPEEDWAY FACTSHEET
RACE: Kansas Lottery $150 Grand, 4-25-08
TRACK: Kansas Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval
LOCATION: Kansas City, Kansas
DISTANCE: 100 laps, 150 miles
SERIES: Event #4 of the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series
TRACK PR/MEDIA: Kelly Hale, Julie Brown (913) 328-3311
Fri, April 25: Practice 8:30-10:50 am; Pole Qualifying at 12:40pm; Race at 4pm
POSTED AWARDS: $216,303 prize, point and contingency money.
ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: RE/MAX International Inc, Aaron's Sales & Leasing, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tire, Lincoln Welders, Mallory Ignition, Racing Electronics, Sunoco Race Fuels.
ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amkus Rescue Systems, Bilstein Shocks, Casite, Cometic Gasket, Dodge Motorsports, Exedy, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Flowmaster, Gatorade, G-Force Racing Gear, Holley HP Carbs, Intercomp, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Landrum Spring Service, Mo'sGold, Motive Gear, Stoner Car Care Products, University of Northwestern Ohio.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: Accel Wires, BSR Products, CV Products, Ford Motor Company, Hutcherson-Pagan, Ilmore Engineering, Impact Racing, JE Pistons, Joyce Julius & Associates, Mechanix Wear, Moroso, RaceSafe Systems, Rhyne Racing Engines, Tesar Engineering, Toyota Racing Development, Wallace Race Car Lettering.
Qualifying - Justin Marks, 31.323 (172.397 mph) 2007.
Race - Jason Jarrett (122.478 mph) 2001.
TV: SPEED - Saturday, April 26th at 8:30 pm ET.
NOTES OF INTEREST: The Kansas Lottery $150 Grand will be the 8th appearance of the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Kansas Speedway since the 2001 when the series made its Kansas debut. In 7 events at Kansas, there have been 6 different winners: Jason Jarrett in 2001, Frank Kimmel in 2002 & 2006, Shelby Howard in 2003, Ryan Hemphill in 2004, Chad Blount in 2005 and Scott Lagasse, Jr. in 2007. SIM Factory Pole Award winners at Kansas include Ryan Newman '01, Kimmel '02 and '03, Hemphill in '04, Joey Miller in '05, Brad Coleman in ‘06 and Justin Marks in '07. Kimmel, the only driver to win from the pole at Kansas, is the all-time lap-leader at Kansas with 295 laps-led in 4 races. Current point leader Justin Allgaier leads the parade of entrants into Kansas with a 45-point margin over Frank Kimmel. Allgaier won at Salem and finished second at Daytona and Iowa. Matt Carter, who drives the 46 Ford that Kimmel used to drive, is third in points 20 markers away from Kimmel. Carter is the son of longtime NASCAR team owner Travis Carter. Rookies' John Wes Townley and Tom Hessert III are fourth and fifth in points respectively. Michael Annett, who won back-to-back races at Talladega (07) and Daytona (08), leads the Hoosier Superspeedway Challenge points headed to Kansas. The Hoosier Superspeedway Challenge is a separate championship consisting of all the superspeedway events in any given season. Annett is entered in a Bill Davis Racing Toyota. Eddie Sharp Racing is coming to Kansas with four teams including Formula 1 veteran Scott Speed, who drives the Red Bull Toyota, Ken Butler III in the Aaron's Rent Toyota, Westmorland, California's Justin Lofton in the Lofton Cattle Dodge and Ottawa Ontario's Pierre Bourque in the ImpreMedia Dodge. To add more international flavor, Gent Belgium's Max Dumarey is entered in the BodyCoach.net Ford as is Surrey British Columbia's Ryan Fischer in the Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet. Bryan Silas, entered in the Nortrax-Shell Rotella T Chevrolet, is coming off back-to-back 8th place finishes at Salem and Iowa. Monroe, Washington rookie Tayler Malsam, an open-wheel grad, is entered in the Dodge Driver Development Dodge. Roush Fenway Racing is entered with open-wheel veteran Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. From the female ranks, Gabi DiCarlo of Phoenix, Arizona and Alli Owens of Daytona Beach, Florida are entered. Other notables include 5-time Daytona ARCA 200 winner Bobby Gerhart, Nashville winner (07) Jeremy Clements, Holmdel, New Jersey's Dominick Casola, Indiantown, Florida's Patrick Sheltra, Birmingport, Alabama's Mike Harmon, Wildwood, Missouri's Jesse Smith, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania's Norm Benning, Suwanee, Georgia's Michael Phelps and Westby, Wisconsin's Dexter Bean.