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november 2011

  • ThorSport Racing switching to Toyota: ThorSport Racing announced today their 2012 expansion plans - to include a partnership with TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development). After a successful 2011 season in the NCWTS; the organization is hiring in its state of the art facility in Sandusky, Ohio for the No. 44 ARCA Racing Series team of Frank Kimmel. (ThorSport Racing PR) (11-29-11)
  • Berlin Raceway under new management:  Berlin Raceway’s 2012 season will have a various number of changes, starting with new management. A group of investors led by Mr. Don Dewitt [owner of D&B Motorsports] has purchased the lease from previous owner / promoter Mike Blackmer. The new ownership has recently begun assembling a new leadership team led by Mike Bursley, Kurt Dietrich and Brian Dewitt who have been working hard in establishing a new staff, new traditions and to continue the legacy of Berlin Raceway. “Our goal is continue the legacy of Berlin Raceway that was built by Chet Mysliwiec and his family. We have one of the premier short track facilities in the nation and our job is to bring it back to where it once was”, stated Bursley. (Berlin Raceway PR) (11-28-11)
  • Andy Belmont Racing returning in 2012:  Andy Belmont Racing will return to the ARCA Racing Series next season. Andy Belmont was on RaceTalkRadio's ARCA Thunder radio show on November 8th and stated that he was 99% sure that the team would have ModSpace and Ford back. Belmont was unsure of his driver lineup, as McCumbee is expected to "graduate" next season from ARCA. ( (11-23-11)
  • 2012 ARCA Schedule slowly being released UPDATE RELEASED: Thrilling short track action will dot the summer schedule for the ARCA Racing Series in 2012. Adding to 11 races previously announced for next year's schedule, ARCA officials released four more event dates as the unveiling of 2012's entire race slate approaches. Those dates include Winchester, Iowa, Berlin, and Madison. (In part from (11-22-11)
    RELEASED:  The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) has released the 2012 schedule for the ARCA Racing Series. Twenty events - up from 19 in 2011 - will comprise the diverse combination of speedways, short tracks, dirt tracks, and a road course in the series' 60th Anniversary Season. "Each of the venues on the 2012 schedule is very important to the identity and industry position of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards," said ARCA president Ron Drager. "The geographic coverage represented by the markets we'll be racing in and the overall number of races are good fits for the series." Full Schedule ( (11-23-11)
  • Team BCR Racing to announce plans UPDATE Part-time; races on SPEED: Team BCR Racing will announce its 2012 season plans within the next two weeks.  The team fielded entries for Charlie Evans Jr. and J.R. Heffner in select events this year. (10-25-11)
    UPDATE: Officials from Team BCR announced today that Charles Evans Jr. will return with the organization in 2012 with an increased schedule in the ARCA Racing Series. The combination will pair-up for all the anticipated races aired on SPEED with the exception of the season-opener at Daytona.  Also, Evans Jr. himself is vigorously working with potential marketing partners to further increase his on-track presence next year. (Team BCR Racing) (11-23-11)
  • Sean Corr NOT returning next year DENIED UPDATE 2:  We are hearing that Sean Corr will not return to the ARCA Racing Series next year.  The 27 year-old Goshen, NY driver is likely headed to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for a partial or a full schedule in 2012. No word on whether Empire Racing will continue. (10-20-11)
    DENIED:  Empire Racing has denied claims that Sean Corr will move to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2012.  The team has stated that it "is currently in negotiations with potential sponsors for 2012 and plans on racing next season." (Empire Racing PR) (10-27-11)
    UPDATE 2: Sean Corr was a guest on RaceTalkRadio's Thunder Crew last night. Corr stated that they "plan on doing another full season of ARCA" and there is "maybe even a chance, a slight chance [that they] might be in a couple of Camping World Truck Series races depending on what happens with sponsors." ( (11-23-11)
  • Maryeve Dufault returning to Tony Marks Racing?: Maryeve Dufault and Tony Marks Racing are working diligently on securing sponsorship for the 2012 season. Announcements will be forthcoming soon in regards to the driver lineup and their racing schedules. (Maryeve Dufault PR) (11-18-11)
  • Mike Senica driving for Hixson Motorsports in 2012: Mike Senica will compete in the 2012 ARCA Series for Hixson Motorsports. Senica, who is also a pro-wrestler, will be welcoming back returning corporate partners: Optimum Nutrition, American Bodybuilding Products, Sippin Syrup, Doctors-Select, Half Baked Brownzzz and Herr's Foods. Although Sencia's ARCA Racing Series schedule is dependent on sponsorship, he will run select ARCA Truck venues for Wilson Motorsports and two NASCAR K&N series races for Carson Racing. (In part from Mike Senica PR) (11-18-11)
  • Carter/Eminem Motorsports secures 2012 sponsorship; UPDATE 3:  Carter/Eminem Motorsports has secured sponsorship from Ron Paul 2012 for the upcoming ARCA Racing Series season. The team will field Roger Carter II full time in the No. 40, while Nick Tucker will run half of the season in the No. 04. (Carter/Eminem Motorsports Facebook) (10-20-11)
    UPDATE:  Carter/Eminem Motorsports will announce its 2012 plans on the Wally Bell Show at 8:00 PM EST on November 16th. The team plans to field three cars full time and a fourth for Daytona. Russell Henderson, a 43 year-old ARCA Truck Series competitor from Texarkana, Texas, is one of the drivers scheduled to test for the team at Daytona with hopes of running the full season. (11-15-11)
    UPDATE 2: Carter/Eminem Motorsports announced on the Wally Bell Show Wednesday night that the team will field four full time teams in the ARCA Racing Series in 2012. The team's driver lineup includes Roger Carter in the No. 40, Danny Espiseto Jr. in the No. 04, Michael Bockler in the No. 67, and Cardell Lawrence in the No. 70. The team will use Dodge as its manufacturer. (11-17-11)
    UPDATE 3: Michael Bockler is actively searching for sponsorship to run the full season in the No. 67 entry. No sponsorship is currently in place. (11-18-11)
  • Frank Kimmel joins ThorSport Racing for 2012: ThorSport Racing, the longest tenured team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with over 500 active entries since 1996, announced today its plans to continue its growth model by fielding a 2012 full-season ARCA Racing Series team. 9-time ARCA Racing Series Champion Frank Kimmel will pilot the No. 44 Ansell/Menards Chevrolet under the ThorSport Racing banner in 2012. "I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to work with ThorSport Racing in 2012," said Kimmel. "It's a great opportunity to work with the best in class - from a world-class shop and staff to resources of such a strong organization. These guys know how to run for championships, and I think I've shown a few times that I can do the same. I'm ready to get back into the seat in Daytona and charge for the 2012 ARCA Racing Series championship together! (ThorSport Racing PR) (11-11-11)
  • ARCA returns to Pocono for two race in 2012: The ARCA Racing Series will visit Pennsylvania's Pocono Raceway for two event dates in 2012. Both races on the 2.5-mile triangular track will take place as companion events, one day before NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. The first, an 80-lap, 200-mile event, is scheduled for Saturday, June 9. The second, at 50 laps or 125 miles, will take place Saturday, August 4. 2012 will be the 26th consecutive year that ARCA has contested two annual races at Pocono Raceway. ( (11-10-11)
  • Opportunities available at Bobby Gerhart Racing: Opportunities are available to funded drivers at Bobby Gerhart Racing for the ARCA test and race at Daytona International Speedway. The team won last year's event with Bobby Gerhart driving. (11-10-11)
  • Spraker Racing Enterprises searching for funded drivers: Spraker Racing Enterprises is searching for funded drivers for the upcoming Daytona test and race. The team guided Scott Stenzel to a 23rd place finish last year. (11-10-11)
  • Drew Charlson Racing to leave ARCA?: Drew Charlson Racing is looking at its options for the 2012 season and selling its ARCA equipment is one of them. The team was very disappointed with ARCA officials at Toledo when it was penalized five laps for "intentionally bringing out a caution" after cutting a right front tire. It also felt that ARCA officials were not enforcing minimum speed rules during the event. The future of the team is unclear, but it previously had hoped to run the televised races at Daytona, Talladega, Iowa, Chicago, and Kansas in 2012. (In part from Drew Charlson Racing PR) (11-08-11)
  • K-Automotive Motorsports looking for drivers: K-Automotive Motorsports is seeking drivers with funding for the 2012 racing season. The team will test at Daytona in December, which will cost drivers $5,000 per day with a $5,000 crash clause. Drivers must have a 2012 ARCA License.  Additionally, they have to pass a drug screen and physical. (11-08-11)
  • Ryan Lynch joins Cunningham Motorsports UPDATE: Ryan Lynch and Cunningham Motorsports announced today a new partnership in the ARCA Racing Series that will make Lynch a part of the organization's 2012 driver development team. The 25-year-old from New Boston, Texas [made his first ARCA start at Salem Speedway for the team this year, finishing 13th.] "To finish 13th in my first ARCA start is pretty unbelievable," said Lynch. "That just says so much about the Cunningham Motorsports organization. They are committed to helping you do your best, and they believe in you whether you are a rookie or a seasoned veteran. I can't thank Cunningham Motorsports and MPM Marketing enough for giving me this opportunity." (Cunningham Motorsports PR) (11-08-11)
    UPDATE: Ryan Lynch's intention is to run the full season, contingent upon securing sponsorship. (Cunningham Motorsports PR) (11-08-11)
  • Allgaier Motorsports seeking funded driver: Allgaier Motorsports is seeking a funded driver for the 2012 ARCA Racing Series as part of their driver developmental program. Interested parties may contact the team through their website at (Allgaier Motorsports PR) (11-08-11)