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march 2012

  • Jeremy Mayfield to drive for Carter 2 Motorsports at Pocono?: Carter 2 Motorsports is working on a deal to enter 5 time Sprint Cup winner Jeremy Mayfield  in the Pocono ARCA 200 in June. Mayfield, who is currently indefinitely suspended by NASCAR for testing positive for methamphetamine on May 9, 2009, has been mired in lawsuits and was indicted on multiple felony charges in February. Team owner Roger Carter II has always believed in innocence until proven guilty and constitutional rights. Carter has supported the Free Feds Foundation and has displayed “Save the U.S. Constitution” logos on his cars for years. Mayfield would drive the No. 40 Dodge if a deal can be reached. (03-27-12)
  • Brian Keselowski Motorsports seeking funded drivers for Talladega test: Brian Keselowski Motorsports (BKM) is seeking drivers who would like to attend the Open ARCA Test at Talladega Superspeedway on April 17th and 18th, 2012. The team only has 4 spots available. Interested drivers should contact Jennifer Calandrillo. (BKM PR) (03-22-11)
  • DGM Racing owner Mario Gosselin arrested: A race car driver and owner of the Lake Wales-based DGM Racing [that fielded a car for Fain Skinner in the 2012 Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona] was among those arrested last week during a sex sting, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. Mario Gosselin, 40, of Lake Wales, was arrested Saturday and charged with soliciting prostitution, deputies said. The Sheriff's Office conducted a sex sting and said Gosselin was among more than 40 people who responded to online advertisements for sex.  Once the people met with undercover detectives, they were arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail. Gosselin told deputies he was a self-employed mechanic. Gosselin bonded out of the Polk County Jail on $250 bail, according to jail records. (TheLedger.com) (03-14-12)
  • Chad Hackenbracht looking for sponsorship; may not run full season: Chad Hackenbracht is not certain that his team will have the funding to make the season's third event. Salem Speedway is the next stop on Sunday, April 29, meaning he has six weeks to find support. "We don't know what races we're going to, but anyone at Salem that wants to be there, we've run in the top five there every time we've been there and we want to go there," he said. "If anyone wants to jump on board for this year, we're here." (ARCARacing.com) (03-13-12)
  • Cale Gale wins the Mobile ARCA 200 at Mobile Int'l Speedway  Full Results
  • Carter 2 Motorsports to race using Fast Track's owner points: Carter 2 Motorsports has worked out a deal to race at Mobile using Fast Track Racing's owner points from the No. 10 entry. Tyler Speer was the original driver of the No. 10, but Daryl Eustace will now be in the No. 10 Carter 2 Motorsports prepared Dodge after failing to qualify for the event in the No. 40. (03-10-12)
  • Darrell Basham misses practice due to illness: Darrell Basham missed practice and qualifying on Friday due to an illness, but plans on racing today at Mobile International Speedway. Basham wrote on his fan page that "[he] was too sick to travel with the team last night" and that "[he] will be driving the car [on Saturday]." 21 year-old Brad Lloyd filled in for Basham while he was away. (03-10-12)
  • Brandon Davis to drive second car for Roulo Brothers at Mobile UPDATE: Brandon Davis will return to ARCA Racing Series competition at Mobile International Speedway driving a second entry for Roulo Brothers Racing. Davis competed at Daytona for Andy Belmont Racing and recorded a 19th place finish. The 26 year-old driver from Huntington Beach, California is entered in Roulo's No. 99, which has owner points from the No. 36 Allgaier Motorsports entry from last season. (03-08-12)
    UPDATE: Roulo Bros. Racing announced today that Brandon Davis will drive the No. 99 Roulo Bros. Racing Ford for a minimum of 10 ARCA Racing Series races beginning with Saturday’s Mobile ARCA 200. “We’re excited to add Brandon (Davis) to our roster,” said car owner Gary Roulo. “Brandon has proven himself as a driver no matter what series he competes in and we feel that he will be a welcomed addition to Roulo Bros. Racing family.” In addition to Mobile, Davis is set to compete at Salem, Talladega, both Pocono races, Michigan, New Jersey, Iowa, Chicagoland and Kansas. Additional races for Davis in the No. 99 entry are possible. Kelly Kovski is on-board as the team’s crew chief this weekend at MIS. (Roulo Bros. Racing PR) (03-09-12)
  • ARCA bans driver cell phone use during competition: The ARCA Racing Series has banned drivers from using cell phones during competition. A bulletin was sent out to teams yesterday stating that "Cars and/or drivers will not be permitted to carry cell phones during competition." This rule has been established after Brad Keselowski's cell phone use during a red flag in NASCAR Sprint Cup's Daytona 500. (03-06-12)
  • Austin Rettig to attempt 18 race schedule; no superspeedways in 2012 UPDATE:  17 year-old Austin Rettig will attempt 18 ARCA Racing Series races in 2012, two short of the full schedule. The team did not compete at Daytona and will not be at Talladega. Rettig made his ARCA debut last year at DuQuoin and attempted two other races at IRP and Toledo. He will drive his family owned No. 01 Dodge. (03-05-12)
    UPDATE: Rettig was not allowed to compete at superspeedway events due to ARCA's minimum age rule. Drivers are required to be at least 18 to compete at tracks overone mile in length. (03-06-12)
  • Darrell Basham loses car parts in tornado: Good news finally came from the small southern Indiana town of Henryville, Indiana. The massive tornado that took direct aim on the downtown area today spared the life of longtime ARCA competitor Darrell Basham and his family. However, much of what Basham didn't lose in a devastating garage/shop fire in November of 2010, was lost today in downtown Henryville. "My old building, which was my main big shop - it's gone, with everything in it. And we had a bunch of stuff in it that we use to go racing. We walked through earlier. There were headers over here, a piece of racecar over there. Lost all my parts. Maybe someone's trying to tell me something; I just don't know. This could be the end of the line for Darrell Basham Racing; we just don't know. We're okay though, but what a mess. "We had a bunch of motor parts; it's all gone. General parts we use all the time - headers, rims. A-frames, trailing arms. Destroyed everything I had down there - it's all gone. Fortunately I had my cars at the house shop, which the tornado missed. (ARCARacing.com) (03-02-12)
  • Grant Enfinger driving for BRG Motorsports at Mobile: Grant Enfinger is returning to his racing roots for next week's Mobile ARCA 200 at Mobile International Speedway. He will drive the No. 61 BRG Motorsports entry in his first ARCA start of 2012. The BRG Ford Fusion will carry sponsorship from Breland Homes, Triple K Construction, and Preble-Rish. (ARCARacing.com) (03-02-12)