Sheldon Creed, Zane Smith, to Bask in Banquet Spotlight on Saturday

Sheldon Creed, Zane Smith, to Bask in Banquet Spotlight on Saturday

The 66th ARCA Championship Awards Banquet, held in the Sagamore Ballroom in the Indiana State Convention Center, is scheduled for Saturday night, December 8. The black tie-only festivities will commence with a cocktail hour starting at 4 pm ET sponsored by Sunoco and K&K Insurance.

The evening's program, honoring the top drivers and owners from the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards throughout the 2018 season, will start promptly at 5:30 pm ET with dinner served at 6:15.

The guests of honor, champion Sheldon Creed (No. 28 United Rentals Toyota) and his MDM Motorsports team led by crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz and owners Matthew Miller, Doug Fuller, and Mark McFarland, will close the evening by accepting the lion's share of the evening's awards. In addition to the series championship, Creed and his team earned the General Tire Superspeedway Challenge championship, the Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge championship, the General Tire Pole Award, and a slew of other special awards that will be presented on stage throughout the evening.

Zane Smith (No. 41 LaPaz Margarita Mix/ICON Vehicle Dynamics Toyota) will also be honored as the Scott Brand Rookie of the Year.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned more than 30 national champions in 66 consecutive seasons since 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 26 states since its inception. The 2018 season began in Daytona and ended at Kansas Speedway in October. Along the way, the series stopped at eighteen different race tracks in thirteen states.

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 Midwest Tour and the ARCA Truck Series plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.