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August 2013

  • Tyler Reddick joins Cunningham Motorsports for DuQuoin: Tyler Reddick will join Cunningham Motorsports at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. The 17 year old, currently residing in DuQuoin, IL, will drive the No. 22 Dodge. Reddick has made two previous ARCA Racing Series starts in 2012, with a career best finish of 8th at Salem Speedway. (In part from Cunningham Motorsports PR) (08-27-13)
  • Kyle Benjamin wins at Madison; becomes youngest winner in ARCA history: #15 Kyle Benjamin won at Madison and became the youngest winner in ARCA Racing Series history. Benjamin dominated the race, leading 131 of the 200 laps. #25 Justin Boston finished second, while #44 Frank Kimmel, #23 Spencer Gallagher, and #32 Mason Mingus completed the top five. #52 Ross Kenseth started on pole and faded to sixth in the closing laps. Kimmel increases his points lead to 275 over Mingus with his third place finish. Full Results (08-25-13) 
  • Ross Kenseth wins Madison pole: #52 Ross Kenseth qualified on the pole for Sunday’s race at Madison with a fast qualifying time of 18.217 seconds. “Driving in a late model is not a good comparison to these ARCA cars,” he said. “The biggest thing is the horsepower and driving into the corners. The guys did a great job preparing the car. It’s been a good weekend so far.” #25 Justin Boston will start alongside, while #15 Kyle Benjamin, #32 Mason Mingus, and #44 Frank Kimmel rounded out the top five. Starting Lineup (In part from ARCARacing.com) (08-24-13)
  • Brennan Poole to replace injured Henriksen at Madison:  Earlier today Venturini Motorsport's driver A.J. Henriksen aggravated a previous injury during a pre-practice incident at Madison, giving Brennan Poole a chance to race at the high-banked half-mile. Although the injury is not serious Henriksen will be unable to compete in tomorrow's race. As a result the team will call upon last week's ARCA winner, Poole, to field the No.55 Engineered Components Company Toyota. With the driver change Poole will start from the back of the field tomorrow afternoon. Poole, who didn't travel to Wisconsin with the team will fly in from North Carolina tonight. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (08-24-13)
  • 26 cars entered at Madison: 26 cars are entered for Sunday's Herr’s Live Life With Flavor 200 at Madison International Speedway. Entries include #6 William Gallaher, #15 Kyle Benjamin, #34 Jason Basham, #40 Joseph Hughs, #52 Ross Kenseth, #55 A.J. Henriksen, #69 Michael Lira, #80 Brian Finney, and #99 Travis Sauter. Entry List (08-23-13)
  • Tom Hessert fined and penalized after Springfield: As a result of an on-track incident after the finish of Sunday's Allen Crowe Memorial 100 ARCA Racing Series race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds [turning and damaging Spencer Gallagher's car after the race], Cunningham Motorsports driver Tom Hessert has been fined $5,000 and placed on probation for the remainder of the 2013 season and Hessert and car owner Briggs Cunningham have each been penalized with the loss of 100 championship points. The penalties were issued for violation of 2013 ARCA Rulebook Section 3, Page 7, #10 which references conduct or actions detrimental to the sport and/or ARCA. (ARCARacing.com) (08-20-13)
  • Travis Sauter to make ARCA debut at Madison for Roulo Brothers: Roulo Brothers Racing has signed Travis Sauter to race their winning No. 99 Ford when the ARCA Racing Series visits Madison on Sunday, August 25th. Lester Building Systems LLC will sponsor Sauter and the Roulo Brothers Racing No. 99 as the local ace makes his ARCA debut. Lester Buildings has a long tradition of motorsports sponsorships including Tim Sauter, Chub Frank, National Tractor Pullers Association, The Milwaukee Mile, Road America and the ARCA Midwest Tour. Habelman Bros. Cranberries will provide associate sponsorship on the Lester Buildings No. 99. "I'm really looking forward to running the Lester Buildings Ford at Madison," Sauter said. "I believe my experience at MIS will pay dividends this weekend. I can't thank Lester Buildings, Habelman Bros. Cranberries and Roulo Brothers enough for the opportunity to race in front of the hometown crowd." (Roulo Bros. Racing PR) (08-20-13)
  • Brennan Poole wins Allen Crowe 100: #15 Brennan Poole won the Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds after #16 Kelly Kovski and #11 A.J. Fike were black-flagged for jumping the last restart. #23 Spencer Gallagher finished second. #77 Tom Hessert, #44 Frank Kimmel, and #25 Justin Boston rounded out the top five. Kimmel continues to lead the championship over #32 Mason Mingus and has a 245 point lead with six events left this season. Full Results (08-20-13)
  • 36 cars entered at Springfield:  36 cars are currently entered for Sunday's Allen Crowe Memorial 100. Entries include #01 Austin Rettig, #02 Joseph Hughs, #3 Josh White, #7 Mark Littleton, #10 Tyler Speer, #11 AJ Fike, #15 Brennan Poole, #16 Kelly Kovski, #17 Chris Windom, #18 Bill Catania, #22 Justin South, #24 Spencer Montgomery, #34 Jason Basham, #40 Justin Lloyd, #53 Andrew Ranger, #55 Taylor Ferns, #66 Ryan Unzicker, #71 Shane Cockrum, #73 Dale Shearer, #89 Brad Dubil, and #99 Josh Williams. Entry List (08-17-13)
  • Chris Windom to drive for Roulo Brothers at Springfield: Roulo Brothers Racing has announced that open-wheel veteran Chris Windom will drive the team's No. 17 Ford in Sunday's Allen Crowe Memorial 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds mile dirt. Windom will be in the same car that 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion Chris Buescher won in at DuQuoin in 2011. Windom finished third in the ARCA race at Springfield in 2011 driving for Win-Tron Racing. (ARCARacing.com) (08-17-13)
  • Hixson Motorsports fielding car for Josh White: West Virginia's Josh White is set to make is ARCA Racing Series debut this Sunday in the Allen Crowe Memorial 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The former ARCA Truck Series racer will have his work cut out for him with 37 entries officially signed in for the big show. White is entered in a second Wayne Hixson Motorsports Chevrolet, with sponsorship from Spur Chaser TV. "To have this opportunity with Wayne Hixson Motorsports is a true blessing, and right when things weren't going all that well, this miracle happened," White said. (In part from Josh White Racing PR) (08-17-13)
  • Ross Kenseth to make ARCA debut at Madison: Ross Kenseth, the 20-year-old son of NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth, will attempt to make his first ARCA Racing Series start at Madison driving the No. 52 Blain’s Farm & Fleet Chevrolet for Ken Schrader Racing. “Making my first ARCA start at Madison means a lot to me,” Kenseth said. “It’s a great opportunity to get in a Ken Schrader Racing car. They always have good stuff, especially at short tracks. It’s also a big deal to make this start with Blain’s Farm & Fleet, which is based nearby in Janesville (Wis.) and has been with me each step of the way. I’m thankful to both for this opportunity and I’m excited to make my first start in a heavier-style stock car at Madison.” (Ross Kenseth PR) (08-13-13)
  • Clint King returning at Berlin with Venturini: Seventeen-year old Clint King is back with Venturini Motorsports and ready for action under the lights this weekend at Berlin Raceway. King will be driving the No.55 Speedrack Products/Nashville Wire Toyota with crew chief Jeff McClure on-hand calling the shots. “I’m excited to get back behind the wheel this weekend.  It’s been a tough season with limited opportunities but thanks to my sponsors; SPEEDRACK and Nashville Wire I’m able to rejoin the team (Venturini Motorsports) this weekend at Berlin and hopefully pick up where we left off,” says King. Although relatively silent behind the wheel this season, King is focused on the future and plans to return to racing full time in 2014. (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (08-08-13)
  • Bill Catania to race at Berlin after forming own team:  37 year-old Bill Catania will compete this weekend at Berlin Raceway after forming Catania Racing. Catania will drive the No. 18 in his ARCA Racing debut. The Winston Salem, North Carolina driver attempted races in 2006 and 2007 for Andy Belmont Racing but failed to qualify in his two attempts. Catania plans on entering more events later this season. (08-05-13)
  • Justin South returning to Cunningham Motorsports for Springfield:  Six years after running a full season with Cunningham Motorsports, 25-year-old Justin South will return to the organization to race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds dirt mile in Springfield on August 18. In Dodges fielded by Cunningham Motorsports, the Hueytown, Alabama driver made 37 career ARCA Racing Series starts from 2004 through 2007, finishing eighth in championship points in 2007. South's career-best ARCA finish was second at Salem Speedway in his series debut at the end of 2004. "I have been looking forward to this chance to get back into a Cunningham Motorsports car since the end of the 2007 season," South said. "I'm super excited to have the opportunity to drive the 22 Cunningham Dodge and am so pleased to be able to work with some of the people that I worked with six years ago." (In part from Cunningham Motorsports PR) (08-04-13)
  • Corey LaJoie wins at Pocono:  #17 Corey LaJoie won at Pocono Raceway after #15 Erik Jones blew an engine leading with two laps to go. The race went caution free and only seven cars finished on the lead lap. #44 Frank Kimmel extended his points lead to 205 points by finishing second. #25 Justin Boston, #92 Brennan Newberry, and #23 Spencer Gallagher completed the top five. Full Results (08-03-13)