ARCA will return to Iowa Speedway in 2015

ARCA will return to Iowa Speedway in 2015

(NEWTON, Iowa – October 31, 2014) – The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will return to Iowa Speedway in 2015, officials from the track and ARCA announced today. The ARCA Racing Series will join the IndyCar Series race weekend on July 17-18, 2015. Start times will be announced at a later date.

“We are thrilled to again host the ARCA Racing Series. Some of the greatest names in our sport got their start in ARCA like Benny Parsons, Fred Lorenzen, Darrell Waltrip and Frank Kimmel.” said Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small. “With ARCA and the Verizon IndyCar Series competing back-to-back, this will be a cool way to introduce two contrasting forms of motorsports to our diehard racing fan base while also enjoying live entertainment and many other fan-friendly activities.”

The ARCA Racing Series race will be a night race on July 17 followed by the IndyCar Series race on Saturday, July 18.

“The return of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards to Iowa Speedway is really important to everyone involved in the series, and we’re pleased and proud to be racing on the same weekend as the Verizon IndyCar Series,” said ARCA President Ron Drager.

“The Iowa Speedway track design produces great, side-by-side, competitive racing, evidenced by the fact that in the nine ARCA races at Iowa Speedway no driver has been able to repeat as a winner. The race fans are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and have been very supportive of our series since our debut in the track’s inaugural season in 2006. It’s a great region of the country for us to be racing in, and we appreciate the opportunity to return to Iowa Speedway.”

The Iowa Speedway ARCA race is unique in that there have been no repeat winners. Previous ARCA winners at Iowa Speedway include Steven Wallace, who won the inaugural race in 2006, Frank Kimmel, Matt Hawkins, Parker Kligerman, Tom Hessert III, Ty Dillon, Alex Bowman and Grant Enfinger. In addition to no repeat winners, Ty Dillon is the only repeat pole winner.

West Des Moines native, Mason Mitchell, will look to defend his 2014 ARCA championship against some of the best young stock car racing talent in 2015. Mitchell became the first Iowa native to win the ARCA Racing Series championship presented by Menards in 40 years. Mitchell also became the first owner and driver to win an ARCA championship since 1993 when Tim Steele won the title with his own race team.

The ARCA season will open at Daytona International Speedway on February 14. The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards last ran as a companion event to the Verizon IndyCar Series at Chicagoland Speedway in 2006.

As soon as the 2015 Iowa Speedway schedule is completed, more details, including on-sale dates and season ticket holder renewal information, will be announced. Iowa Speedway will continue to focus on enhancing the fan experience as its top priority, and will build upon successful improvements made in 2014.

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.

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