Daytona open testing on the way; entries mounting

Daytona open testing on the way; entries mounting

(TOLEDO, Ohio – December 9, 2014) - From black-tie tuxedos to their finest G-Force Racing Gear, it’s time to get busy in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

With the 62nd annual ARCA national championship awards banquet coming this Saturday night, December 13 in Indianapolis, many teams will turn right around and head south…to Daytona Beach, Florida…to the “World Center of Racing” for two days of ARCA open testing December 19 and 20 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

Pre-season entries, in preparation for the 52nd annual Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real February 14, 2015, are building nicely for the Friday-Saturday open test. Sunday, December 21 will be reserved as a weather day for the open test if necessary.

Currently, 46 drivers are penciled in already with more entries on the way. Eight-time Daytona winner Bobby Gerhart tops the list of notables entered, a list that also includes Will Kimmel, Brennan Poole, Leilani Munter, Cody Coughlin, Michael Lira and Hasselager, Denmark’s Thomas Serwin. Serwin is part of a contingent of international flavor, which also includes Christian Celaya (Caborca, Mexico), Raul Orlandini (Lima, Peru) and Amber Balcaen (Winnipeg, Manitoba).

Two drivers from ARCA’s “Road to Daytona” program are entered in Kimmel Racing Fords, including the ARCA CRA Super Series champ Travis Braden and the ARCA Midwest Tour champ Ty Majeski.

The open test from Daytona will feature live timing and scoring at ARCAracing.com of all on-track activities, scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5 daily, with an hour break for lunch at noon.

The open test entry list will be updated here at ARCAracing.com as more information becomes available.

@DonRadebaugh, dradebaugh@arcaracing.com

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Daytona Int'l Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
Tentative Open Test Entry List (12-19/20-14)
NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM MAKE
1 5 Bobby Gerhart/Lebanon PA Bobby Gerhart Racing Chevrolet
2 5 Scotty Hubler/Coplay PA Bobby Gerhart Racing Chevrolet
3 7 Brent Cross/Cortland NY Cross Racing Chevrolet
4 7 Willie Mullins/Fredericksburg VA Mullins Racing Ford
5 7 Kyle Lockrow/LaPlata MD Mullins Racing Ford
6 7 J.J. Pack/Bealeton WV Mullins Racing Ford
7 12 Tyler Audie/Orlando FL Audie Racing Chevrolet
8 40 Donnie Neuenberger/Edgewater MD Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
9 42 Bo LeMastus/Louisville KY Crosley Motorsports Dodge
10 46 Christian Celaya/Caborca Mexico Team Stange Racing Ford
11 54 Dan Kurzejewski/Mansfield PA Brian Keselowski Racing Dodge
12 55 Cody Coughlin/Delaware OH Venturini Motorsports Toyota
13 57 Robert French/Howell NJ Bryan Dauzat Racing Chevrolet
14 66 Leilani Munter/Rochester MN Venturini Motorsports Toyota
15 68 Michael Lira/Port Orange FL Kimmel Racing Ford
16 69 Will Kimmel/Sellersburg IN Kimmel Racing Ford
17 69 Ty Majeski/Seymour WI Kimmel Racing Ford
18 69 Travis Braden/Wheeling WV Kimmel Racing Ford
19 75 Benny Chastain/Tallahasse FL BS Motorsports Chevrolet
20 75 Ginny Quinones/Charlotte NC BS Motorsports Chevrolet
21 82 Cody Erickson/Ulen MN Empire Racing Ford
22 87 Derrick Lancaster/Christiansburg VA Lancaster Racing
23 88 John Lowinski-Loh/Milford MA Team BCR  Ford
24 90 Mario Clauser/Auburn IL Team BCR Ford
25 90 Brennan Poole/The Woodlands TX Team BCR Ford
26 95 Mark Meunier/Louisville KY Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
27 97 Josh Reeves/Bassett VA Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
28 97 Cassie Gannis/Phoenix AZ Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
29 97 Bobby Hamilton Jr./Nashville TN Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
30 97 Emerson Newton-John/Los Angeles CA Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
31 97 Jami Weimer/Cumming GA Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
32 97 Cody Lane/Port Richey FL Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
33 97 Roger Carter/Sunfield MI Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
34 97 Greg Hutto/Grand Bay AL Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
35 03 Gene Paul/Tarpon Springs FL Cushman Racing Chevrolet
36 Mike Affarano/Shorewood IL Affarano Racing Chevrolet
37 Robby Lyons/Seminole FL MacDonald Motorsports
38 Thomas Serwin/Hasselager Denmark MacDonald Motorsports
39 Daniel Graeff/Miami FL MacDonald Motorsports
40 Eric Caudell/Piedmont OK Jeremy Petty Racing
41 tba NTS Motorsports Chevrolet
42 David Levine/Highland Park IL Lira Motorsports Ford
43 Raul Orlandini/Lima Peru Lira Motorsports Ford
44 Kevin Hinckle/Mission KS Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
45 Galen Hassler/Columbia MO Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge
46 Amber Balcaen/Winnipeg Manitoba Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge

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