MARNE, Mich. (April 16, 2018) -- Berlin Raceway officials announced that Primera Plastics, a precision injection molding company based in Zeeland, Michigan, will be the race entitlement sponsor for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Berlin July 21—the Primera Plastics 200.
“We have been involved with Berlin Raceway for a number of years and are extremely excited to now be part of another prestigious event at this facility,” said Primera Plastics founder and CEO Noel Cuellar. “Big events like this typically bring in a lot of big names along with a number of talented drivers which makes for a great show, and that’s what we are looking forward to.”
The Primera Plastics 200 will be the 30th ARCA race at Berlin. ARCA's history at Berlin reaches way back through seven decades when on July 25, 1958 Les Snow won the inaugural 100-lap ARCA race on the old Berlin half-mile dirt oval. Six-time ARCA champion Iggy Katona won the final ARCA race on the Berlin dirt in 1964 before the track was paved over in time for Andy Hampton's ARCA victory in 1968.
From the beginning the ARCA winners list reads like a who's-who of racing legends, one that includes the only father-son ARCA winners at Berlin, Bob and Brian Keselowski, winning 20 years apart. Other ARCA winners at Berlin include ARCA champions Nelson Stacy, Harold Smith, Ramo Stott, Tim Steele, Frank Kimmel, Justin Lofton, Chris Buescher and Grant Enfinger. Michigan favorites Bob Senneker (1973) and Fred Campbell (2002) were also popular wins for the locals. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones was the ARCA winner at Berlin in 2013.
“We pride ourselves on bringing high profile, competitive racing events to Berlin Raceway and we appreciate Primera Plastics supporting our ARCA Racing Series event,” said Berlin Raceway President Mike Bursley. “Primera Plastics is a long-time sponsor here at Berlin, and together we feel the ARCA Racing Series event is high-profile with national media coverage and race teams and drivers from across the country coming to West Michigan. Our race fans appreciate the level of competition and the live pit stops and we look forward to an exciting Primera Plastics 200 on July 21.”
Practice for the Primera Plastics 200 is from 2:30 - 4 p.m., with General Tire Pole Qualifying following at 6:30. The race is live on MAVTV at 9 p.m. Look for live timing, scoring and chat of all on-track activities at arcaracing.com.