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september 2011

  • Chrissy Wallace joins Cunningham Motorsports for Toledo: Chrissy Wallace has been tabbed to run the ARCA season finale at Toledo Speedway next month for Cunningham Motorsports. “This is a great opportunity for me” Wallace said. “I know the team at Cunningham Motorsports fields great entries and I’m looking forward to driving for them at Toledo. We’re still looking for some sponsorship to help out in the effort. ARCA has some great competition in their series and the racing is pretty intense." (Cunningham Motorsports PR) (09-30-11)
  • Ryan Wilson returns to Win-Tron for final two races: Ryan Wilson will close out the 2011 ARCA Racing Series season driving the No. 32 Champion Brands Toyota Camry for Win-Tron Racing, beginning with next Friday night's Kansas Lottery 98.9 at Kansas Speedway. Nate Thiesse, co-car owner of Win-Tron Racing, is hyped about having the 19-year-old back at the team's controls. "We have really liked what we've seen in Ryan all year long," Thiesse said. "We're working hard on our 2012 plans and Ryan is definitely in the cards. We would love to see him run for the championship next year if we can put everything together. His devotion and talent are beyond his years and I feel he can really represent not only our team and marketing partners well but the series too. Hopefully we can make it a reality." (Win-Tron Racing PR) (09-29-11)
  • Bob Schacht Motorsports adds Ryan Heavner for Toledo: Ryan Heavner has partnered with Bob Schacht Motorsports for his ARCA series debut at Toledo Speedway. Schacht will not only serve as the car/team owner but also the crew chief for Heavner. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities with Ryan Heavner and Bob Schacht Motorsports, please visit the team's contact page. (Bob Schacht Motorsports PR) (09-27-11)
  • Levi Youster done running full races this season?:  Levi Youster is not expected to compete in full races at Kansas and Toledo due to financial issues. Youster has primarily been driving the No. 23 Hixson Motorsports entry this season, making 14 out of the 17 races this year. Rob Jones is now listed as the driver of Hixson's No. 23 on the Kansas entry list, while Youster is now entered in Hixson's No. 29. (09-27-11)
  • New crew chief for Tom Hessert?: John Monsam has been named the new crew chief for MacDonald Motorsports, a team competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. No word on if Monsam will continue his duties for Ken Schrader Racing and Tom Hessert. (09-23-11)
  • ARCA at Mobile International Speedway in 2012: The ARCA Racing Series will make its inaugural appearance at Mobile International Speedway in 2012, officials from ARCA and the track announced in a special news conference in Alabama. The ARCA Mobile 200 will see the national championship stock car tour contest a 200-lap race on the half-mile, semi-banked paved oval on Saturday, March 10. "The 2012 season is ARCA's 60th, and Mobile will be the first short track on the schedule following the season opener at Daytona in February," said ARCA president Ron Drager. ( (09-22-11)
  • Maryeve Dufault returning for Kansas and Toledo: Maryeve Dufault will return to the controls of the No. 12 Mad Croc Energy / Dodge Motorsports Dodge Charger for her 13th ARCA start of the season at Kansas Speedway. TMR will field a two-car entry at Toledo Speedway the following week for the season finale for both Dufault and Marks. (Tony Marks Racing PR) (09-19-11)
  • Kory Rabenold racing at Salem: Kory Rabenold and his family funded Kory Rabenold Racing team are excited about the upcoming Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic at Salem Speedway on Saturday, September 17. “This is a race that was circled on our calendar at the start of the year. With the way the budget was, we didn’t know if we would be able to get there, but it looks like we have that chance," said Rabenold. (Kory Rabenold Racing PR) (09-13-11)
  • Carter/Eminem Motorsports seeking development drivers: Carter/Eminem Motorsports has posted a classified on seeking development drivers. The team states that it has partial sponsorship and is looking for drivers to bring additional funds. (09-10-11)
  • Andrew Ranger considering full season in 2012: Andrew Ranger finished fifth in his third ARCA start of the year, finishing a run that saw him go first at New Jersey and fifth at Chicagoland in back to back races. A stretch of three top-fives in three races has Ranger thinking he can contend in 2012, the 60th season for the ARCA Racing Series. "This is probably our last race of this year within ARCA, but we probably want to do the full season next year," said Ranger, of Roxton Pond, Quebec. "We'll see how it goes. I think it's a great series. I don't know why, but in three races I did pretty well; I won and both (other) times I finished top-five. It's fantastic." ( (09-07-11)
  • Cunningham Motorsports returning at Salem?: Cunningham Motorsports currently has two entries listed on Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 entry list for the Salem Speedway event on September 17th. Ryan Lynch, who made his debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series this season, is currently scheduled to drive the No. 22 Dodge while Frank Kimmel II is expected to qualify the team's No. 77 entry. (09-07-11)
  • Chris Windom returns to Win-Tron Racing at DuQuoin: Win-Tron Racing announced that USAC star Chris Windom will return behind the wheel of the No. 32 Champion Brands/Win-Tron Racing Dodge Charger for Monday’s Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. “I’m really thankful for the opportunity to drive the No. 32 Champion Brands / Win-Tron Racing Dodge Charger again at DuQuoin,” said Windom, a native of Canton, Illinois. “I had an absolute blast at Springfield and I feel like we can go back to DuQuoin on Monday and duplicate if not better our finish.” (Win-Tron Racing PR) (09-04-11)
  • Darren Hagen to make debut with Venturini Motorsports: USAC Mopar National Midget points leader Darren Hagen will make his long-awaited stock car debut with Venturini Motorsports Monday at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Hagen will be the latest driver to pilot the No. 25 Lauren Briant/Manpower to Horsepower Chevrolet. "It's going to be an awesome experience," said Hagen, a native of Riverside, Calif. "I've tested a bunch over the years with numerous NASCAR organizations, but to finally get my first shot behind the wheel is going to be an awesome experience. Hooking up with Venturini is a great opportunity - they're serious about winning and fielding the best stuff week after week." (Venturini Motorsports PR) (09-04-11)