Iowa Speedway Jet Instrumental in ARCA Finale

Iowa Speedway Jet Instrumental in ARCA Finale

Gale Nungesser, director of operations at Iowa Speedway, and Scott Patton drove the truck to Toledo Speedway for Sunday's Federated Car Care 200, and the equipment came in handy. Originally set to start at 2:09 p.m., the 200-lap race did not begin until the green and yellow flags flew together just after 4:30.

Light rain throughout northwest Ohio was known to be a threat throughout the week, and the Iowa Speedway team came through to allow the race to start in enough time for a SPEED television broadcast to take place. The race's first 42 laps were run under caution as a safety measure, and even that would have been impossible without the Iowa Speedway truck drying the half-mile's racing groove for competition.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the ARCA Safety Initiative thank Nungesser, Patton, and Iowa Speedway for their contribution to Sunday's event and the safety of 35 on-track competitors.

October 18, 2011