UNOH Hosts ARCA Officials for 2013 Training

UNOH Hosts ARCA Officials for 2013 Training

(TOLEDO, Ohio - January 14, 2013) - The University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) hosted the annual ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards officials training seminar Saturday afternoon at the Lima, Ohio-based state of the art facility.

A combination of ARCA department leaders and veteran race officials shared and taught procedural information with incoming officials who will be administering race week procedures at ARCA Racing Series events throughout 2013.

Technical Services Director Bobby Thomsen organized and administered the training session, which lasted from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Speakers included ARCA VP of Competition Joe Wells and UHOH VP of Corporate Development Steve Farmer.

Several procedural topics were discussed including race procedures taught by ARCA Series Race Control Director Mike Hewer. Hewer also discussed the Lucky Dog procedure, which allows the first car one lap down to return to the lead lap under caution. Hewer is a longtime ARCA Racing Series official dating back to the 1980s. He then moved into the Series Director role for the ARCA Truck Series for 12 years before returning to the ARCA Racing Series tour fulltime in 2011.unohtraining2013at400.jpg

Longtime ARCA Racing Series official Bill Schneider went over impound procedures with the new class while veteran ARCA Racing Series official Bob Martin discussed qualifying procedures. Veteran ARCA Racing Series official Tony Ortega discussed pit road procedures.

In addition, series officials and the class of 2013 were treated to a tour of UNOH's new High Performance Automotive Building where current UNOH students are building dirt modifieds for the 2013 season.

The next assignment for ARCA Racing Series officials will be at Daytona Int'l Speedway for the 50th running of the Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real Saturday, February 16, live on SPEED at 4:30 p.m. Eastern. The event will precede NASCAR's Sprint Unlimited.

The following ARCA Racing Series officials particpated in the annual training seminar........

ALDRIDGE, STEVE
ANDERSON, ROCKY
BUNGE, JULIE
BUNGE, STEVE
CAMERON, SCOTT
DELORENZO, BOB
DEWALT, TONY
DRAGER, JIM
FRANCIS, TERRY
GALVIN, LES
GENTIS, CASEY
HEWER, MIKE
HOEFFKEN, ED
KIBLER, TERRY
KOESTERER, STUART
MACK, ED
MARTIN, BOB
MILLER, ALAN
NEWBURY, GARRY
ORTEGA, TONY
PRZYBYLSKI, CHERYL
RAE, BOB
RICE, HARRY
RIDDLE, JOHN
ROSE, KEVIN
SAKOWSKI, DENNY
SANCRANT, JAMES
SCHNEIDER, BILL
SMITH, TERRY
STEPINSKI, KEVIN
STILWELL, WILLE
THOMSEN, BOBBY
VENTRESCA, MIKE
WELLS, JOE
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