TOLEDO, Ohio (Nov. 24, 2017) – The deadline for securing tickets to the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards post-season National Championship Awards Banquet is drawing near. The 65th annual black-tie affair will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 in downtown Indianapolis alongside the Performance Racing Industry’s annual convention and trade show.
The event is open to the public and tickets must be purchased no later than Friday, Dec. 1. Tickets are $100 each. ARCA Racing Series teams and sponsors may register online at arcaracing.com. Non-members may call Shalene Williams at (734) 847-6726 or by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Championship Awards Banquet will honor the 2017 ARCA Racing Series champions as well as other top series drivers and special award winners. Car owner Ken Schrader and driver Austin Theriault earned the 2017 ARCA National Championship and will be among those honored at this year's banquet. Attendees will also enjoy a very nice sit-down dinner to be served at their tables.
This marks the sixth consecutive year that the Championship Awards Banquet will be held in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center.
The festivities will kick off with a hosted reception from 4 to 5:15 p.m. with the awards program scheduled to start at 5:30. The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned more than 30 national champions in 64 seasons since 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 26 states since its inception. The 2017 season began in Daytona Int'l Speedway and ended at Kansas Speedway in October. Along the way, the series stopped at two dirt tracks, a road course and a wide variety of short tracks and speedways.
Banquet attendees are encouraged to reserve hotel rooms as quickly as possible as area hotels are expected to be full with all of the events planned in Indianapolis that weekend, including the Performance Racing Industry annual trade show and convention.
More than, 1,100 exhibitors will display the latest advances in racing products and race engineering. Thousands of racing professionals will scour the aisles to source the new technology that will be winning races next year.
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading and most versatile 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 Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.