44 entries so far for the historic combined event at Toledo Speedway

44 entries so far for the historic combined event at Toledo Speedway

(SALEM, Ind. - April 5, 2013) – ARCA/CRA Super Series officials have released the first list of entries for the historic “Border Wars” 7-UP 150 at Toledo Speedway on Saturday, April 20.

The impressive list of drivers from throughout the United States will compete together when the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings and the ARCA/CRA Super Series meet in the first-ever combination race between the two template touring late model powers.

Both series will bring an extreme amount of talent together for the season opener at Toledo Speedway along with some southern flare including Georgia top gun Bubba Pollard and 15-year-old South Carolina native Kyle Benjamin who has been on a tear so far this year with four wins at New Smyrna Speedway during Speedweeks in February, a win at The Rattler at South Alabama Speedway on March 17 and a second place finish in his first ever ARCA Racing Series event on March at Mobile International Speedway.

Johnny VanDoorn, the 2012 ARCA/CRA champion who has been to victory lane at Toledo Speedway before, heads up the ARCA/CRA Super Series contingent, while 2012 ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings Champion Jonathon Eilen will make his first ever trip to Toledo Speedway leading the ARCA Midwest contingent. To date there are already 10 states represented in the 44 entries, the entry list is expected to grow to over 50 cars by race day.

An optional open practice session is set for Friday, April 19 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. All Friday pit pass purchasers will be treated to a bbq chicken dinner following the practice at the Speedway Bar and Grille, located adjacent to the track. The Drive Time Sports Talk Radio show, 106.5 FM, will be live from the Bar and Grille from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. that day with host Mike Miller.

Race day, Saturday, April 20 will see practice begin at 11 a.m., time trials are set for 3 and racing starts at 5 p.m. The schedule includes a last-chance race (if necessary), an on-track autograph session and the 7-Up 150 lap feature, which will be all green flag. A 10 minute break is planned at lap 76 of the contest. A rain date of Sunday, April 21 at 1 p.m. has been established if necessary.

Race fans can save $5 per ticket if purchased prior to race day by calling the Toledo track office at 419-727-1100 or downloading the 2013 ticket order form at www.toledospeedway.com. It is located under forms. The order can be electronically mailed to the track.

Toledo Speedway is located at the I-75/Alexis Road exit on Benore Road at the Michigan-Ohio border. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/toledoflatrock or follow us on Twitter @toledospeedway or @flatrockspeed.

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions, call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus at (630) 212-6022 or email Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the ARCA/CRA Super Series, go to www.cra-racing.com or contact the CRA office at 812-883-0455, or e-mail Glenn Luckett at luckett@cra-racing.com.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.


Car # Driver Hometown Sponsor Car Make
1 Jeep Pflum Cincinnati, OH Hacker Racing Chevrolet
1B Nick Barstad Prior Lake, MN Interstate Truck Driving School, Manders Diesel Chevrolet
01 Travis Braden  Wheeling, WV Braden's A-1 Towing & Collision/A-1 Service Center Chevrolet
2 Kenny Tweedy Greenfield, IN Muller Waste Equipment Sales Chevrolet
4 Thor Anderson Bondurant, IA August Sun/Rooster Graphics/Tesar Engineering Chevrolet
5 Jeremy Miller Rockton, IL RaceTeamGear.com/The Swiss Colony/Planet Earth Antifreeze Ford
6 Brandon Hermiller   Walker, MI H.S. Die/Visi-TST Software/NOVO Chevrolet
8 Eddie Hoffman Wheaton, IL Lisa Thomas Salon/Appleton Rack & Pinion Ford
08 Jake Griffin Quincy, IL Green Smart Buildings/Powder Coat Plus Ford
9 Mark Kraus Stratford, WI Kraus Motorsports Chevrolet
11 Bobby Kendall Montello, WI Interstate Sealent and Concrete Chevrolet
15 Damon Ecoff Greenfield, IN Lucas Oil/PGG Enterprises Chevrolet
20 Brian Campbell Wyoming, MI  KBR Development/Port City Racecars/Penske Shocks Ford
21 Joe Beaver Noblesville, IN Tim's Heating & Cooling/Ellis Race Cars/Modern Trailer Sales Chevrolet
24 JR Roahrig Plymouth, IN Lane Automotive/Penske Shocks/Senneker Performance Chevrolet
25 Jeff Storm Waterford, WI Great Lakes Components/Fiber Tech/Lynch Truck Center Chevrolet
26 Rick Turner Yorktown, IN Great Deals /MEP Ford
26P Bubba Pollard Senoia, GA JEGS/MEP/Hedman Heddars/Swift Springs Chevrolet
28 Ali Kern ® Fremont, OH Gorilla Glue/Crown Battery Ford
29 Anderson Bowen ®  Suwanee, GA Copper Creek Hardware Chevrolet
31 Jeff Ganus Constantine, MI Midnight Blue Towing and Recovery Chevrolet
36 Dan Fredrickson Lakeville, MN Timberwolf Promotional Products/SCC Custom Molding/National Polymers Ford
39 Andrew Morrissey DeForest, WI Spring Green Health Mart/DMJ Trucking/B&B Racing Engines Chevrolet
41 Brent Jack Butler, IN Butler NAPA Auto Parts/Krieger Racing Engines Chevrolet
42 Chad Finley DeWitt, MI G-Oil/Auto Value-Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores & Certified Service Centers  Ford
42P Dennis Prunty Allenton, WI Wiedmeyer Express/B&B Racing Engines/Serenity Now Chevrolet
45 Rich Bickle Edgerton, WI Muscle Up Performance and Rod Shop Ford
51 Brandon Oakley ® Beavercreek, OH Oakley Blacktop Chevrolet
52 Chris Wimmer Wausau, WI Wimmer Racing Chevrolet
53 Boris Jurkovic Joliet, IL Reliable Recovery Services Chevrolet
58 Cardell Potter Camp Douglas, WI Advanced Compressor Technology/Habelman Brothers Cranberries Chevrolet
61 Johnny VanDoorn Coopersville, MI Magic Transportation/MEP Chevrolet
71 Kyle Benjamin Easley, SC Benjamin Motorsports Ford
72 Scott Hantz Angola, IN Top Speed Fabrication Chevrolet
72G Jacob Goede Carver, MN Long Haul Trucking Ford
75 Chris Weinkauf Merrill, WI Van Der Geest Cattle/Hartlaben Custom Cropping/Michaels Super Club Chevrolet
76 Jason Weinkauf Merrill, WI Jay Van Der Geest Cattle/Professional Drywall/Hartleben Farms Chevrolet
77 Jonathon Eilen Hampton, MN Eilen and Sons Trucking/Graber Auto Body/Rollin Transport Ford
78 Skylar Holzhausen Bangor, WI Wegner Automotive Ford
84 Jay Niewiek  Cutlerville, MI Michigan CAT/T.A.A.G. Incorporated/Cordes Trucking Ford
87 Nathan Haseleu Pardeeville, WI RaceTeamGear.com/The Swiss Colony Ford
89 Matt Tifft Hinkley, OH Malco/JLP CPA's Ford
97 James Swan Lake Geneva, WI H2O Products, Hankscraft Mfg, Gear Driven Performance Chevrolet
131 Nick Gullatta N. Canton, OH R & D Racing/Hawk Performance Chevrolet
        44 Cars Entered as of April 4 At 1pm