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March 2013

  • Korbin Forrister joining Cunningham Motorsports at Talladega: Cunningham Motorsports has announced that 20 year-old Korbin Forrister will drive the No. 22 Dodge at Talladega Superspeedway in May. Cunningham co-owner, Kerry Scherer, commented on the team's announcement. "We are excited to have Korbin join us at Talladega. We look forward to he and Tom (Hessert) working together to stay out front." Forrister finished a career-best 14th at Mobile Int'l Speedway back in early March. "I'm very excited to be racing for a team like Cunningham at Talladega," Forrister said. "I hope to continue with their proven success rate they've had with all their drivers over the years. With the help of a great sponsor like Fuzzy Vodka and a team like Cunningham, I feel we can have a successful run at Talladega in May." (In part from Cunningham Motorsports PR) (03-25-13)
  • Ken Schrader returning for partial schedule:  Ken Schrader is preparing for what will be his 61st career ARCA Racing Series start in the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway Sunday, May 19. Federated, which sponsors most of Schrader's racing endeavors, will also be the title sponsor on his No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet. "We haven't raced Toledo in a few years, and I'm really looking forward to it. It's always been one of my favorite ARCA tracks. Tom (Hessert) put our Federated car on the pole there a couple years ago, and won the race at Salem last year, so we've got some good momentum. We'd like to be running the Federated ARCA car everywhere, like we did with Tom; but our situation changed. Even though we can't run the entire ARCA schedule, what the change did do was allow me to come back and play more, and that's just fine with me. I'm really looking forward to it." Schrader is slated to race in four ARCA Racing Series events in 2013 to also include the Akona 250 at Elko Speedway on June 1, the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds (mile-dirt) on Labor Day, September 2, and the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway on September 14. ( (03-20-13)
  • Josh Williams penalized after Mobile UPDATE:  Josh Williams, driver of the No. 02 Ford, has been penalized by ARCA for allegedly using too many tires in Saturday's ARCA Mobile 200. Williams had unofficially finished 8th on track, but is now scored as the last driver that started the event (26th position). The ARCA Racing Series uses a tire limit to help contain costs. (03-11-13)
    UPDATE: The Williams Motorsports #02 team was penalized for a procedural rules infraction and will be credited with the last place finish position (26th) and the corresponding reduction in prize money and championship points. The team was also placed on probation through June 30. The violation of 2013 ARCA Rulebook page 30, #18, which references Tires, occurred when the team exceeded the maximum number of tires allowed for use during the race event. ( (03-12-13)
  • Bo LeMastus and Crosley Sports Group fined and placed on probabtion: The Bo LeMastus #42 team has been fined $250 and placed on indefinite probation for violating the ARCA Rulebook page 4, Section 2, Item A-9 which defines the ARCA policy relating to electronic image/video capture during an ARCA Racing Series race event. ( (03-12-13)
  • Team BCR and Grant Enfinger win ARCA Mobile 200:  Team BCR Racing driver #90 Grant Enfinger won the ARCA Mobile 200 after passing #15 Kyle Benjamin on lap 172. Enfinger held off Benjamin on a late restart and earned his first ARCA victory in his 45th start. Benjamin finished second, followed by #22 Anderson Bowen,  #32 Mason Mingus, and #44 Frank Kimmel.  #32 Mason Mingus and #44 Frank Kimmel are now tied for the ARCA Racing Series point lead after two events. View Unofficial Race Results (03-09-13)
  • Grant Enfinger will run full ARCA schedule:  Grant Enfinger will be running the #90 Ford for the remainder of the 2013 ARCA Racing Series season in celebration of Casite's 90th Anniversary. "I'm really excited to be driving the #90 Triple K Construction Ford Fusion starting in Mobile to celebrate Casite's 90th Anniversary," says Grant Enfinger. "We made lots of improvements throughout the day yesterday. We were a little free on the long runs but Team BCR brought a great short track car [for Mobile] and I know we'll have a lot of success here today." (In part from Team BCR Racing PR) (03-09-13)
  • Mason Mingus wins ARCA Mobile 200 Pole UPDATE:  #32 Mason Mingus won the pole for the ARCA Mobile 200 after setting the fastest lap in Friday qualifying. #90 Grant Enfinger will start second. #22 Anderson Bowen,  #15 Kyle Benjamin, and #55 Taylor Ferns complete the top five. Rookie #42 Bo LeMastus crashed on his qualifying attempt and will likely go to backup car. #68 Will Kimmel and teammate #69 Korbin Forrister both ran off the track, but completed qualifying laps. #17 Zach Ralston did not take time. Full Mobile ARCA 200 Starting Lineup (03-08-13)
    UPDATE: Will Kimmel, driving the 68 Circle Track Magazine Ford, has withdrawn following a mishap during qualifying, leaving the field at 26 cars. Kimmel did get in a qualifying lap, however, and will be listed on the starting grid. ( (03-09-13)
  • ARCA Mobile 200 - 27 Cars on Entry List:  The ARCA Mobile 200 entry list features 27 entries.  Notable drivers include #15 Kyle Benjamin, #22 Anderson Bowen, #55 Taylor Ferns, and #90 Grant Enfinger. All drivers will qualify Friday night at 7:00 PM EST and each will race on Saturday afternoon.  See the full ARCA Mobile 200 Entry List on ARCA Racing's website. (03-07-13)
  • Chris Bailey Jr. to drive for Hylton Motorsports? UPDATE Salem?:  ARCA Truck Series driver Chris Bailey Jr. is hoping to secure sponsorship to drive for Hylton Motorsports in the 2014 ARCA Racing Series season. James Hylton, who will be retiring at season's end, is seeking a young driver for his entry. “We’ve been searching for a young driver of Chris’s caliber and the only thing holding us back is sponsorship" explained Hylton. "We’re both looking to find some funds so we can go racing together. I'm excited about the future. I feel we have an honest-to-goodness chance to build the team to where we can be competitive. Next time we come to Daytona, we will have a car and driver capable of winning the race.” Bailey has one made one previous start for Venturini Motorsports at Winchester in 2011, where he started 30th and finished 31st. (In part from Chris Bailey Jr. PR) (03-03-13)
    UPDATE: Chris Bailey Jr. and his father Chris Bailey, Sr. are making the long trek to Mobile this weekend to assist James Hylton with his No. 48 Ford. "Chris and his father are coming to Mobile to assist with our effort, which I thought was very becoming of them" explained Hylton.  "It'll give us a chance to work together. If we can find some sponsorship, I'd be glad to put him under the wheel, maybe as early as Salem (April 28)." (In part from (03-04-13)
  • Hixson Motorsports returning at Mobile UPDATE Withdrawn:  Hixson Motorsports has filed an entry to compete in the Mobile ARCA 200. The team will have veteran driver Ron Cox behind the wheel of its No. 3 Chevrolet for the event. (02-22-13)
    UPDATE: Hixson Motorsports has withdrawn its entry for the Mobile ARCA 200. Cody Lane and his family owned team will use Hixson's owner points instead. (03-01-13)