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november 2007

  • Tom Hessert III to test with ABR: Tom Hessert III will test for Andy Belmont Racing at Daytona.  The test will be held in mid-December with other teams. (11-26-07)
  • Cunningham/Gibson accepting resumes:  Cunningham Motorsports/Mark Gibson Racing is accepting driver resumes for the 2008 season.  A driver with financial backing is needed for the #59 entry. (11-26-07)
  • Mike Buckley looking for a ride: Mike Buckley is searching for sponsorship or a new team in 2008. (11-26-07)
  • Gerhart testing Austin Hopper: Bobby Gerhart Racing will have Austin Hopper testing the #7 at Daytona.  If funding is secured, Hopper might be in the car for the race.  (11-22-07)
  • Leslie Racing looking for sponsorship; may attempt full season: Billy Leslie and Leslie Racing may attempt the full 2008 ARCA schedule if adequate sponsorship is obtained. (11-19-07) 
  • Baker-Curb Racing seeking driver: Baker-Curb Racing (formally known as Brewco Motorsports) is looking for a well experienced driver with funds to pilot the #47 ARCA RE/MAX series car for the 2008 season. (11-19-07)    
  • 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Schedule Released: The ARCA RE/MAX Series has released its 2008 schedule to include 21 events in 13 states and Canada. A diverse combination of superspeedways, short tracks, dirt tracks and a return to road course racing for the first time since 2001 will help steer the tour into its 56th consecutive season of competition.

    2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series Schedule          

    DATE TRACK LOCATION TRACK
    2-9 Daytona Int'l Speedway Daytona Beach, FL 2.5 paved
    4-13 Salem Speedway Salem, IN .555 paved
    4-19 Iowa Speedway Newton, IA .875 paved
    4-26 Kansas Speedway Kansas City, KS 1.5 paved
    5-4 Rockingham Speedway Rockingham, NC 1 paved
    5-10 Kentucky Speedway Sparta, KY 1.5 paved
    5-18 Toledo Speedway Toledo, OH .5 paved
    6-7 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, PA 2.5 paved
    6-13 Michigan Int'l Speedway Brooklyn, MI 2 paved
    6-29 Cayuga Speedway Park Nelles Corners, ON .625 paved
    7-11 Kentucky Speedway Sparta, KY 1.5 paved
    7-26 Berlin Raceway Marne, MI .4 paved
    8-2 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, PA 2.5 paved
    8-9 Nashville Superspeedway Nashville, TN 1.33 concrete
    8-17 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL 1 clay
    9-1 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds DuQuoin, IL 1 clay
    9-6 Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, IL 1.5 paved
    9-13 Salem Speedway Salem, IN .555 paved
    9-28 New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ 2.3 roadcourse
    10-3 Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, AL 2.66 paved
    10-12 Toledo Speedway Toledo, OH .5 paved (
    ARCARacing.com) (11-09-07)
  • Dexter Bean joins Spraker Racing Enterprises in 2008: GLOCK, Inc. has announced that they have renewed their 2008 Team GLOCK Racing contract with veteran NASCAR driver and team owner Jeff Spraker of Spraker Racing Enterprises. Dexter Bean of Westby, Wisconsin will join the team as the #37 GLOCK Chevrolet driver in the ARCA RE/MAX 2008 Series. "As a driver, Dexter not only brings a stellar record of achievement, but also a respected reputation for consistency and determination.  All of his accomplishments to date have been achieved with his family-run operation.  With GLOCK Inc.'s sponsorship, Dexter on board and with my team, we have all the tools for a successful season," said Jeff Spraker. (ARCARacing.com) (11-08-07)
  • Bill Davis Racing Signs Annett: Michael Annett will join the team in 2008 to drive a BDR entry in the 10 ARCA RE/MAX Series races while also participating in the testing program, which will be overseen by competition director Tommy Baldwin. The 21-year-old Des Moines, Iowa native run in the ASA Late Model Series and has an impressive 60 percent top-10 completion rate. In 2007, Annett compiled one win, one pole, two top-five and four top-10 finishes in only four ARCA starts.  "Michael is a natural," said Bill Davis. "He is a young, but very talented driver and he showcased that at Talladega earlier this month. I am thrilled to give him the opportunity to join our program. I think he is a talent we will hear a lot about in the future." Annett made his first start for BDR at NASCAR's largest track, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Annett dominated the 250-mile race and became the first driver in the 55-year history of the ARCA RE/MAX Series to take Toyota to victory lane. Annett qualified in the second position and led all but 19 laps en route to not only his first, but BDR's first ARCA win as well. "I am really excited and fortunate to have this opportunity with Bill Davis Racing," said Annett. The people at BDR are first class and the equipment is top notch and well prepared. I am really looking forward to working with Tommy Baldwin, Joe Lax, Mike Brown, and all the great people that support and work at Bill Davis Racing. I can't wait to get down to Daytona and start testing! Our win from Talladega will help us carry a lot of momentum into Daytona. I cannot thank Bill and Gail Davis enough for this chance and look forward to a long and prosperous future with Bill Davis Racing."(AHN MotorSports) (11-04-07)
  • Tri-State Motorsports returning in 2008: After nine-time ARCA RE/MAX Series driving champion Frank Kimmel announced that he would be forming his own team for 2008, which effectively ended his longtime partnership with car owner Larry Clement's 46 car, Clement's phone is ringing off the hook. While Clement is working diligently to secure sponsor-partners for the 46 car for 2008, interest from drivers and crew chiefs has been overwhelming. "I've been amazed by the number of talented drivers from the ARCA RE/MAX Series as well as other series interested in driving the car," said Clement. "If we're able to continue our relationships with our key sponsor-partners we will definitely have a competitive team. We have always been able to achieve an excellent return on investment for all of our sponsor-partners, and I fully expect that to continue. Pork has been number one in sponsor value for the past several years. We think we represent the 70,000 Pork Producers in a first-class way, both on and off the track, along with our other sponsor-partners." (ARCARacing.com) (11-01-07)
  • Frank Kimmel parts ways with Tri-State Motorsports UPDATE: After winning their ninth ARCA RE/MAX Series championship, Frank Kimmel and Tri-State Motorsports have parted ways. Kimmel, along with his brother and long-time crew chief, Bill Kimmel, will compete in the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series under the Kimmel Racing banner as co-owners of the new race team. A car number and primary sponsor for the new team have not been determined. “This was a challenging decision to make,” said Kimmel. “Larry Clement (Tri-State Motorsports team owner) and I have enjoyed a lot of success in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and he has given me a lot of great opportunities to achieve success. We are excited about this new endeavor of Kimmel Racing for 2008 and beyond -- we wish Larry and Tri-State Motorsports the best as they also move forward.” After spending more than a decade together, Kimmel and Tri-State Motorsports have earned a record nine ARCA RE/MAX Series championships, including the 2007 championship. (FrankKimmel.com) (10-30-07)
    UPDATE: The car is rumored to be #44. (11-01-07)