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august 2011

  • Tony Marks Racing forgoing DuQuoin: Tony Marks Racing will not compete at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds on September 5th. The team had skipped the earlier dirt track race at Springfield, citing logistical reasons as Maryeve Dufault competed in the NASCAR Nationwide event at Montréal. However, Jared Marks took "temporary reins" of the No. 12 Dodge at Madison. The future of the team remains unclear. (08-30-11)
  • Sean Caisse driving for Sheltra/Hattori at DuQuoin?: Sean Caisse is rumored to be competing in the No. 63 Toyota driving for Sheltra Motorsports and Hattori Racing Enterprises. Milka Duno was scheduled to skip both dirt races, leaving an open seat for Caisse to possibly fill. (08-29-11)
  • Joey Miller returns to Win-Tron for Madison: Joey Miller will return to the ARCA Racing series for the first time since 2007 when he takes the green flag in Friday’s night showdown in the No. 32 Champion Brands / Win-Tron Racing Dodge Charger. “I’m awfully excited about returning to the ARCA Racing Series with Win-Tron Racing,” said Miller, who last made his ARCA start at Chicagoland Speedway nearly four years ago. “The team has done very well with a mixture of drivers this year and we’re heading to one of my favorite tracks in the Midwest, so I’m just hoping for a good showdown for the team and everyone at Champion Brands.” (Win-Tron Racing PR) (08-26-11)
  • Clint King making ARCA debut with Venturini: Clint King will become the youngest competitor in ARCA Racing Series history when he makes his debut with Venturini Motorsports at Madison International Speedway. King is scheduled to run three of the remaining ARCA events (Madison, Salem, Toledo) and will be behind the wheel of the No. 25 Warehouse Design Inc. Chevrolet for Venturini Motorsports. “Making my ARCA debut on my 16th birthday is very cool,” King said. “Venturini is providing me with a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to them helping me adjust and get ready for the next level in my career.” (Venturini Motorsports PR) (08-26-11)
  • Brent Brevak adds sponsorship for Madison: Brent Brevak and his Brevak Racing team will return to ARCA Racing Series competition at Madison International Speedway armed with a new sponsor. The signing of Legendary Waters Resort and Casino, located in Red Cliff, Wis., gives Brevak high hopes for his fifth start of the 2011 season. "We are all proud to carry the signage of Legendary Waters Resort and Casino on our No. 3 Dodge Charger this week. It's important for us to go out there and give them a good finish, considering the race is literally in their backyard, not to mention we would like to bounce back from our misfortune at Pocono a few weeks ago." said Brevak. (Brevak Racing PR) (08-26-11)
  • Tony Marks Racing not racing at Springfield: Officials from Tony Marks Racing announced today that the team is forgoing its plans to compete at Springfield in order to allow its driver Maryeve Dufault to concentrate on her NASCAR Nationwide Series debut this weekend in Montreal. “Of course, this was not an easy decision,” said car owner Tony Marks. “But, we’re looking at the best interest of the team. While we’re not running for points in the ARCA Racing Series right now, skipping Springfield allows Maryeve to fully concentrate on her efforts for her inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in her home Country." Currently, the TMR team is strategically working on a plan that will satisfy ARCA Racing Series officials for the team’s No. 12 entry to be used by another competitor in order to keep the team’s current owner points active and in a competitive position. (Tony Marks Racing PR) (08-18-11)
  • Hendren Motorsports returns for dirt races: Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, IL has teamed up with Hendren Motorsports of Gridley, IL to run an ARCA car August 21st at the "Springfield Mile" in the Allen Crowe 100 and again on September 5th at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Auto Parts. Unzicker ran part time with the Hendren team in 2003 and '04 in ARCA. (RyanUnzicker.com) (08-13-11)
  • Physical altercation; on-track wreck sends Tom Berte to hospital: Venturini Motorsports driver Tom Berte was taken to a local hospital for observation after a physical altercation and an on track incident at Pocono involving Kyle Martel, Buster Graham, Brandon Kidd, and Brent Brevak. One of the drivers involved in the wreck allegedly punched the 67 year-old Berte after he climbed from his damaged car. The driver that was involved in the altercation was not named. (08-08-11)
  • Crew chief change for Chad Hackenbracht; CGH Motorsports: Rob "Bucket" Torrey left CGH Motorsports last week prior to the race weekend at Pocono Raceway. Torrey initially served as a consultant for the team before being named as the crew chief in April. Kevin Reed has taken over Torrey's role and will lead the team in future events. (08-08-11)
  • Jeremy Petty returning to Hixson Motorsports this season: Hixson Motorsports has posted on its Facebook page that 28 year-old Salina, KS native Jeremy Petty will return to ARCA competition with the team this year. Petty last raced full time with Hixson in 2009 before leaving to seek a ride in NASCAR in 2010. (08-05-11)
  • Future of Cunningham Motorsports uncertain:  Dakoda Armstrong completed his final scheduled race for Cunningham Motorsports this season after he finished in fourth place at Lucas Oil Raceway. Cunningham Motorsports has no concrete plans for the rest of the season, but is actively working on some possible options that hopefully will be announced soon. (In part from Cunningham Motorsports PR) (08-05-11)
  • Mike Senica gearing up for part-time schedule UPDATE 2 Carter/Eminem: Professional wrestler and ARCA Truck series driver Mike Senica is gearing up for another part time schedule this season.  The 45 year-old Doylestown, PA native will run approximately three races including Winchester, ORP, and the second Pocono event. Optimum Nutrition, Herr's Potato Chips, Sippin Syrup, and Doctor's-Select have signed on as sponsors. (06-15-11)
    UPDATE: Mike Senica will be driving for Carter/Eminem Motorsports at Madison International Speedway. Herr's Chips will sponsor the entry in addition to the race. Senica will continue to race for Wilson Motorsports in the ARCA Truck Series with Optimum Nutrition/ABB. He will also be running for Carter/Eminem at a few other venues in 2011. (Optimum Nutrition/ABB PR) (07-27-11)
    UPDATE 2: Carter/Eminem Motorsports is proud to announce that Herr’s Snack Foods has joined as a sponsor. The Herr’s Snack Food sponsorship begins with this weekend’s race [at Pocono Raceway]. The team will add a second car at select races with former professional wrestler Mike Senica as driver. (Carter/Eminem Motorsports PR) (08-05-11)
  • Clint King joining Venturini for three races: 15 year-old Denton, NC driver Clint King will join Venturini Motorsports for three races in 2011 at Madison, Salem, and the season ending race at Toledo Speedway. King turns 16 years-old on August 26, which is the day of the Madison Int'l Speedway event. This makes him eligible to compete at tracks under one mile in length. (08-04-11)