ARCA Driver Brian Kaltreider Suffers Christmas Day Fire

ARCA Driver Brian Kaltreider Suffers Christmas Day Fire

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards team owner and driver Brian Kaltreider lost the majority of his racing equipment in a fire at his race shop on Christmas day.

Included in the loss were two race cars, one that had just returned from GMS Racing and was completely updated with a new composite body, and another car that was set to be sent down to the Carolinas to be updated for 2019.

Kaltreider also lost a considerable amount of construction equipment and materials in the fire.

"Right now the fire is under investigation," Kaltreider said. "The forensic team has been over and the half of the building that was damaged has been roped off so we can't even access it."

For now, it does not appear that the loss will be covered by insurance.

"I have tried and tried to make this work and I've taken out a lot of personal loans to try to make it happen," Kaltreider said. "My business insurance came to look at it and said it's not a covered loss and that I didn't have the right type of coverage. I have one racecar left, but right now I would have to sell it just to try to start to pay off the loans I've taken out. Right now we are just hoping for a miracle."

Kaltrieder has 29 career ARCA Racing Series starts, 26 of which are at Pocono Raceway in his native Pennsylvania. His best career finish, 14th, came at Pocono in 2008. He competed in both Pocono races in 2018 finishing 26th in June and 17th in July.


sorry to hear this happened...hope everybody is safe....things can be replace but us humans cannot...the important thing is everybody is safe and in good spirts.

Spencer Gogol

There is a GoFundMe available to help out Brian and his team.