Wallace Holds Off Kinser For Big Iowa Win

Wallace Holds Off Kinser For Big Iowa Win

NEWTON IA (10-15-06)--Steve Wallace recovered from an early race close call and withstood late race pressure from Kraig Kinser to win the inaugural Prairie Meadows 250 ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Iowa Speedway Sunday afternoon. 

“They went from five to go. to four to go and (Kinser) kept getting closer and closer,” Wallace said of the closing laps. “I was expecting to get the old bump and run but he didn’t do that. Overall it was a pretty good day for us.” 

In all, the 19-year-old driver led 177 of 250 laps in his No. 61 Hantz Group-TransAmerica Idex Mutual Funds Dodge en route to his third victory of 2006 and fourth overall. Bloomington, Indiana’s Kinser, making his first ARCA RE/MAX Series appearance since 2005, crossed the checkers .208 seconds behind to settle for second. ...
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ARCA/CRA Super Series releases 2014 schedule

ARCA/CRA Super Series releases 2014 schedule

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Friday, December 13, 2013) -- Champion Racing Association (CRA) Powered by JEGS has officially released the 2014 Schedules for the two premier tours within CRA; the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. The ARCA/CRA Super Series will feature 16 total events with 14 of those shows counting towards the 2014 Championship while the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will boast 15 total races with 13 counting towards the 2014 Title.

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Tom Hessert Ready For Irish Hills Debut

BROOKLYN, Michigan (June 10, 2008) - - SunTrust Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Tom Hessert approaches the ninth installment on the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule with high hopes as the series invades Michigan International Speedway for Friday's Racing for Wildlife 200.

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Two-time ARCA champion Lee Raymond passes

Two-time ARCA champion Lee Raymond passes

(TOLEDO, Ohio, December 13, 2013) - Lee Raymond, a two-time ARCA Racing Series national driving champion, died Thursday, December 12. He was 59.

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ARCA RE/MAX Series Releases 2006 Schedule

TALLADEGA AL (10-1-05)  The ARCA RE/MAX Series, headed toward its 54th consecutive season of competition, has released its 2006 schedule to include 23 events in 12 states. ...
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Kraig Kinser Takes Pork Pole at Talladega

Kraig Kinser Takes Pork Pole at Talladega

TALLADEGA AL (9-29-05) - Kraig Kinser, in only his second ARCA RE/MAX Series start and first-ever at Talladega Superspeedway, won the Pork Pole Award Thursday afternoon for Saturday’s Food World 300. 

Kinser, in the #10 MB2 Motorsports Rally’s-US Army-Centrix Financial Chevrolet, knocked Bobby Gerhart off the pole with a time of 51.751, a speed of 185.040 mph around the 2.66-mile superspeedway. 

“This is huge for me,” said Kinser. “It’s a real big step toward my stock car career. I never thought we’d get the pole. We only knew we had a good car; I had no idea it would be good enough for the pole. I know the team was ready to be there, but I wasn’t so sure about me. ...
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Veteran Landis Grabs Glass City Glory

Veteran Landis Grabs Glass City Glory

TOLEDO OH (9-24-06) - Veteran Jack Landis scored the victory in the unpredictable 18th running of the Great Lakes Chevy Dealers/Budweiser Glass City 200 presented by Qualite Sports Lighting and WNWO TV 24 Sunday afternoon at Toledo Speedway. The event was rained out Saturday, pushing the race to Sunday. John Ogren, representing the Great Lakes Chevy Dealers, presented the Gold Cup to Landis in victory lane ceremonies, along with the most sought-after award in pavement short track Late Model racing, the Budweiser Eagle trophy. Robert Michon photos ...
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Marks Takes SIM Factory Pole at Daytona

Marks Takes SIM Factory Pole at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH FL (2-8-08)-ARCA RE/MAX Series veteran Justin Marks, in the No. 65 Voodoo Ride Toyota, earned the SIM Factory Pole Award at Daytona Int'l Speedway on Friday afternoon, circling the 2.5-mile speedway in 49.632 seconds for a speed of 181.334 mph in his Germain Racing prepared entry. Marks' time was good enough to eclipse the 49.637 second lap (181.316 mph) of series rookie and former Formula One driver Scott Speed, who starts on the outside front row in the No. 2 Red Bull Toyota.

"It's any racer's dream to sit on the pole at Daytona," said Marks.

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Sim Factory LLC, to Provide ARCA RE/MAX Series Software

Sim Factory LLC, to Provide ARCA RE/MAX Series Software

TOLEDO OH (8-29-06)---The Sim Factory LLC, an Indiana based software development company, has signed a three-year contract with ARCA to produce ARCA RE/MAX Series software and an online simulation series.

The ARCA RE/MAX Series computer software is scheduled to be released in late November or early December, while a sanctioned online series is scheduled to begin alongside the real-life ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule starting in February 2007 at Daytona Int’l Speedway....
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Pre-Qualifying Notes

DAYTONA BEACH FL (2-10-06) - A record number of entries will attempt to qualify today for Saturday’s Daytona ARCA 200....
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NJMP announces three companion events with ARCA for May 31-June 1, 2014

NJMP announces three companion events with ARCA for May 31-June 1, 2014

(MILLVILLE, N.J. – Nov. 12, 2013) – The ARCA Racing Series will be part of a four-race weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park May 31-June 1, 2014. The series announced its return to the Thunderbolt Raceway for that weekend earlier. Now, officials from New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J. have announced the companion races with ARCA. ...
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Business man, ex-football player Viens to race in selected ARCA races in '14 for Hixson Motorsports

Business man, ex-football player Viens to race in selected ARCA races in '14 for Hixson Motorsports

(SODDY DAISY, Tenn. - January 16, 2014) - Florida's Tim Viens has partnered with longtime ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards car owner Wayne Hixson for a limited schedule of races in 2014. ...
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Wallace Takes Top Spot at Iowa; Earns '06 PorkPole Title

Wallace Takes Top Spot at Iowa; Earns '06 PorkPole Title

NEWTON IA (10-14-06) – ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie Steve Wallace earned his fourth career Pork Pole award Saturday afternoon at Iowa Speedway, circling the newly constructed track in 22.933 seconds (137.357 mph) in his Hantz Group-TransAmerica Idex Mutual Funds Dodge.  

Wallace nudged out Joey Miller and Juan Pablo Montoya for the top spot; as a result, Wallace will sit on the pole for Sunday’s Prairie Meadows 250 ARCA RE/MAX Series race. 

“The car was really good,” said Wallace. ...
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Rookie Chase Miller Rolls to Victory Lane at Pocono

Rookie Chase Miller Rolls to Victory Lane at Pocono

LONG POND PA (6-10-06)—Chase Miller had never even seen Pocono Raceway before this weekend, but you couldn’t tell by his performance in the Pocono 200 on Saturday.  

Miller, who is competing in the ARCA RE/MAX Series on a part-time basis this season as part of a driver development program for Dodge, earned his career first victory in only his fifth series start, capturing the Pocono 200 by 1.695 seconds over runner-up finisher Mario Gosselin. 

“It wasn’t too bad,” Miller said of Gosselin, the biggest threat to his lead. “You know I thought maybe they could get me through the first turn there but I was killing them all once I got to the tunnel turn.” ...
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Record 59 Drivers Test Saturday at Daytona; Toyota on Top

Record 59 Drivers Test Saturday at Daytona; Toyota on Top

DAYTONA BEACH FL (12-16-06) – Ken Schrader opened the open test session Friday morning at Daytona Int’l Speedway in the Wood Brothers-prepared Ford driven for the remainder of the test by Keven Wood. Eddie Wood and Gary Cogswell, as well as many of the Wood Brothers’ NASCAR Busch Series team crew members, also were on hand to support Keven’s effort. Schrader, who is scheduled to drive in three 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series races with sponsorship from Federated Auto Parts, was off to East Bay Raceway near Tampa for a late model race.  Plus Official Test Speeds......
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Kimmels Turn up Wick in Final Practice

Kimmels Turn up Wick in Final Practice

DAYTONA BEACH FL (2-9-06) - Seven-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Frank Kimmel and crew, sporting their new Pork colors, turned up the wick in the final practice session here Thursday at Daytona Int'l Speedway. Kimmel, in the draft with a tandem of Robert Yates Racing entries, posted a top speed of 185.739 mph over RYR development drivers' Stephen Leicht and Matt McCall. Walt Brannen, in Brack Maggard's SPS Dodge, was fourth quickest over Damon Lusk, Matt Hagans, Mario Gosselin, Erin Crocker, Greg Barnhart and Justin Diercks. 

At left: Brothers Bill and Frank Kimmel...
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51 Drivers in 42 Cars Test Saturday at Daytona

51 Drivers in 42 Cars Test Saturday at Daytona

ARCA Truck Champ Brett Rowe Takes First Laps at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH FL (12-17-05) - Bright sunshine and warm temperatures greeted ARCA RE/MAX Series teams at the annual December open test in preparation of February’s Daytona ARCA 200, but good weather Friday and Saturday morning gave way to overcast and showers by 1 p.m. Saturday, cancelling the remainder of Saturday’s scheduled on-track activities. 

2005 ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series champion Brett Rowe made his first laps at Daytona Int’l Speedway in a Chevrolet fielded by Tennessee-based car owner Wayne Day. West Virginian Rowe posted a best speed of 179.806 mph in Saturday’s rain-abbreviated practice session. ...
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Sherman Shows the Way at MIS; Earns Career-1st Victory

Sherman Shows the Way at MIS; Earns Career-1st Victory

BROOKLYN MI (8-18-06)—ARCA RE/MAX Series veteran Brent Sherman, in the Serta Mattress-Adobe Ford, survived an action-packed Hantz Group 200 at Michigan Int’l Speedway Friday afternoon, earning his career-first victory. 

The Barrington, Illinois driver also survived a few gremlins of his own.  

“We have had some unfortunate problems the last few weeks and had a spark plug come loose today,” said Sherman, who made two unscheduled pit stops to correct the problem. 

“I just put my head down and drove hard because I did not have much for the two guys in front of me."...
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ARCAracing.com Asks, 'Where Are They Now?'; Like Dad, Like Daughter, a Steele Family Tradition

ARCAracing.com Asks, 'Where Are They Now?'; Like Dad, Like Daughter, a Steele Family Tradition

TOLEDO OH (11-24-09) - In 1997, Coopersville, Michigan's Tim Steele was on top of the world. He had just wrapped up his third ARCA RE/MAX Series championship, and was on the verge of signing a contract to race fulltime in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Then a crash at Atlanta Motor Speedway on November 5th, 1997 left him with a closed head injury and changed his world forever.

"I was 10 days away from signing a Winston Cup contract when I crashed; and we were going to run for the 1998 Cup Rookie of the Year," Steele said. Image by Randy Ellen Photography 

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Rookie Dawayne Bryan Conquers Chicagoland in 2nd Series Start

Rookie Dawayne Bryan Conquers Chicagoland in 2nd Series Start

JOLIET IL (9-10-05) – It was only his second career ARCA RE/MAX Series start, but Dawayne Bryan showed serious strength, never faltering Saturday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway. The rookie driver led the final 35 circuits en route to winning the SK Hand Tool 200 while the field scrambled behind him.

“It was real nerve racking,” said Bryan from victory lane. “I saw a lot of scary stuff back there.”

Bryan, in the no. 65 Bryan Racing Dodge, held steady through a late caution period which left his fellow competitors in a heated battle for the remaining top five positions.

A tumultuous restart with six laps left brought out the caution flag for the ninth time of the day, forcing a green/white/checker finish to the 200-mile event.
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