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September 2013

  • Carter 2 Motorsports purchases Toyota equipment: Carter 2 Motorsports has purchased Toyota equipment from David Leiner Racing. The team plans on fielding at least one Camry in February's Daytona race. (09-27-13)
  • ARCA community preparing special car for James Hylton's final race: The accolades have been pouring in for James Harvey Hylton in his final season of competition behind the wheel of a race car. At 79 years young Hylton’s career accomplishments are enough to fill 2 records books, 1966 NASCAR Rookie of the Year, 3 time runner up in Sprint Cup Series Championship standings, over 600 career Sprint Cup starts, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner, the oldest person to ever start a NASCAR Sprint Cup race plus 166 starts in the ARCA Series. Having logged laps over the last 50 years Hylton has built an army of followers, crew members, race fans and fans of the young at heart. For his final career start on October 4th in the Kansas Lottery 98.9 at Kansas Speedway a group of the Hylton faithful are preparing a special car for his final turn behind the wheel. “This has been a group effort from the ARCA family,” said one of the contributors. “Icons don’t come around every day and giving James a nice piece to end his career with is important to a lot of people. Plus we think with the right equipment he can still get the job done on the track.” Not only will Hylton have some serious horsepower under the hood and a car to go with it, he’ll be sporting a retro paint scheme from his first Daytona start in 1966 compliments of CGS Imaging. “It’s been overwhelming for me,” said Hylton. “Everyone has made this season so special, I’m looking forward to going out in style at Kansas.” (Max Force Racing PR) (09-27-13)
  • Mason Mingus; Win-Tron Racing to enter NASCAR events: Officials from Win-Tron Racing confirmed today that the team will compete in the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series [event at] Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, October 19 with development driver Mason Mingus. “I’m very excited about the opportunity to make my NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Talladega,” said Mingus, who will pilot the No. 35 Call 811 Before You Dig / Mark-It! Madness Chevrolet Silverado. "We've been working hard to make this opportunity possible and for it now to become a reality is really a dream come true. It’s very humbling for sure.”  In addition, Mingus and Win-Tron Racing will also compete in the final two NCWTS races of the year from Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. (In part from Win-Tron Racing PR) (09-27-13)
  • Justin Allison to drive for Team BCR Racing at Kansas: Team BCR Racing is proud to announce that Justin Allison, grandson of NASCAR legend and International Motorsports Hall of Fame driver Donnie Allison, and great nephew of NASCAR champion Bobby Allison, has been signed to drive the team's No. 88 Ford in the ARCA Racing Series. Allison, 21, is scheduled to make his ARCA Racing Series debut at Kansas Speedway in the Kansas Lottery 98.9 Friday, October 4. Further details will be released at a later date. Marketing opportunities with Justin Allison on the No. 88 Ford Fusion are available. (Team BCR Racing PR) (09-25-13)
  • Corey LaJoie wins at Kentucky: #17 Corey LaJoie won the rain-delayed ZLOOP 150 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday after taking the lead with 33 laps to go. This was LaJoie's third win this season. #82 Mason Mitchell finished second. #23 Spencer Gallagher, #90 Grant Enfinger, and #84 Chad Boat all finished in the top five. #44 Frank Kimmel leads #32 Mason Mingus by 340 points entering the last race of the season at Kansas Speedway. Kimmel will win the championship by starting the event. Full Results (09-22-13)
  • Attend ARCA's December Championship Awards Banquet: The Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center will once again be the site for the ARCA Racing Series post-season banquet. Race teams, fans and anyone interested in attending the Dec. 14 show in Indianapolis are encouraged now to get your tickets and sign up for a hotel room through the Performance Racing Industry’s preferred hotels. This year’s banquet will honor the 2013 series champion, as well as other top series drivers and special award winners from the 61st season in ARCA Racing Series history. The public is welcome to attend. The banquet reception will take place from 5 to 6:15 p.m., with the awards program scheduled to start about 6 p.m. The event is open to the public, which must buy tickets by December 2. Tickets are $100. ( (09-22-13)
  • Kyle Benjamin wins the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic at Salem: #15 Kyle Benjamin won the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic at Salem Speedway after passing #11 Kyle Weatherman with less than ten laps to go. Benjamin scored his second career ARCA Racing Series victory in his final start of the 2013 season. Weatherman finished second. #44 Frank Kimmel, #52 Ken Schrader, and #82 Mason Mitchell were the remaining cars that finished in the top five. Kimmel extended his championship lead to 330 points after #32 Mason Mingus lost several laps early in the event. Full Results (09-14-13)
  • Scott Lagasse Jr. to drive for Cunningham at Kansas: Scott Lagasse Jr. will drive the No. 22 Cunningham Motorsports Dodge at Kansas Speedway for the final ARCA event of the 2013 season. Cunningham Motorsports tested at Kansas on Monday, posting the quickest speed overall with 17-year-old rookie Tyler Reddick behind the wheel. Lagasse will be the 10th different driver to hop into the No. 22 Dodge this season. (In part from Cunningham Motorsports PR) (09-13-13)
  • Empire Racing; Mason Mitchell fined and penalized after Iowa: Based on post-race technical inspection after the September 7 Prairie Meadows 150 at Iowa Speedway, the Empire Racing #82 team has been fined $1,500 and car owner John Corr and driver Mason Mitchell have been penalized with the loss of 25 championship points for violating the minimum roof height rule per the 2013 ARCA Rulebook. ( (09-13-13)
  • Steven Mathews fined after Iowa: Steven Mathews, driver of the Roulo Brothers Racing #99, has been fined $250 for violating 2013 ARCA Rulebook page 7, Section 3, Item 6 and procedures detailed on the Event Entry Blank for the Prairie Meadows 150 at Iowa Speedway September 7, each of which references proper display of designated sponsor logos on driver uniform. ( (09-13-13)
  • Devin Steele; Danny Glad fined after DuQuoin: The Danny Glad #56 team has been fined $500 for violation of 2013 ARCA Rulebook page 25, Item 6 which references unsecured ballast weight, which occurred during practice at the Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Monday September 2. ( (09-13-13)
  • Team BEAR to debut at Salem with Trevor Edwards: Team BEAR (Brown Edwards Association Racing) will make its ARCA Racing Series debut at Salem Speedway this weekend with Trevor Edwards behind the wheel of its No. 29 Correct Temp Dodge. The team has competed in the Rolling Thunder Modified Touring Series and is expanding into ARCA competition, under the guidance of long time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor Wayne Edwards. Christopher Brown will attempt to make the team's second start at Kentucky Speedway on September 20th. (09-10-13) 
  • Ken Schrader files entry for Salem:  It's been more than four years since Ken Schrader has turned a lap at Salem Speedway, but that all changes when the Fenton, Missouri veteran comes to town for the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic presented by Federated Car Care under the lights Saturday night, September 14. Schrader, fresh off his victory in Monday's Southern Illinois ARCA 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile dirt, has filed an entry in his own No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet for ARCA's 94th appearance at Salem. (In part from (09-10-13)
  • Grant Enfinger wins at Iowa:  #90 Grant Enfinger won the Prairie Meadows 150 at Iowa Speedway after passing #11 Kyle Weatherman late in the race. Weatherman finished second. #84 Chad Boat, #17 Corey LaJoie, and #15 Kyle Benjamin rounded out the top five. #32 Mason Mingus finished 7th and cut #44 Frank Kimmel's points lead to 270. Kimmel finished 10th. Full Results (09-10-13)
  • 32 cars entered at Iowa:  32 cars are entered for today's race at Iowa Speedway. Entries include #3 Karl Weber, #5 Bobby Gerhart, #6 Will Gallaher, #7 Ryan Heavner, #10 Rick Clifton, #11 Kyle Weatherman, #13 George Cushman, #17 Corey LaJoie, #20 Caleb Armstrong, #22 Austin Self, #40 David Sear, #55 Taylor Ferns, #84 Chad Boat, #88 Darin Matthews, #90 Grant Enfinger, and #99 Steven Mathews. Entry List (09-07-13)
  • Ryan Heavner; team returning at Iowa after suspension: Ryan Heavner Racing has been scratching and clawing their way into the cockpit of an ARCA Racing Series machine. This Saturday, the hard work pays off as the North Carolina team will return after a two-year hiatus from the series with Wes Gonder as the crew chief. The Viking Steel Services #7 will unload in the small Newton, Iowa town for a big short track show hosted at Iowa Speedway. Ryan Heavner has made one ARCA Racing Series start in the past. In 2011, he made his series debut at Toledo Speedway.  Since 2011, the team has been following the Pro Cup tour and looks forward to their ARCA Racing Series return. [Ryan Heavner was suspended for one year in 2011 after violating minimum age rules at Toledo] (In part from Ryan Heavner Racing PR) (09-07-13)
  • David Sear to make ARCA debut for Carter 2 Motorsports:  David Sear will make his ARCA Racing Series debut at Iowa Speedway driving the No. 40 Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge. Sear, a managing director at Wells Fargo, has experience in pro late models and hails from La Jolla, California. (09-07-13)
  • Ken Schrader fined after DuQuoin win: Ken Schrader, winner of the Southern Illinois 100 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds September 2, has been fined $2,000 for violation of ARCA Rulebook Page 7, Section 3, Item 6, and the Official Entry Blank, which collectively reference proper display of designated sponsor logos on driver uniform by winning driver. ( (09-04-13)
  • Grant Enfinger secures sponsorship for Iowa: Grant Enfinger will make his 50th career start in the ARCA Racing Series this weekend at Iowa Speedway. Enfinger, who will be in the No. 90 Motor Honey-Casite-American Hammered Ford, has one win and two top five’s in his six ARCA starts this season. He will be driving for Team BCR Racing and crew chief/team manager Howard Bixman. Grant has proven to show excellent results at this track and I know he has the ability to get a win here,” Bixman said. “Team BCR is bringing the same winning car from Mobile International Speedway to Iowa this weekend. We're very grateful to have American Hammered and Casite's Motor Honey Brand for 2013 and moving forward into 2014. Our goal as a team is to run up front along with providing our Marketing Partners with maximum national exposure.” (In part from Team BCR Racing PR) (09-04-13)
  • Ken Schrader wins at DuQuoin: #52 Ken Schrader won the Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds after holding off #77 Tom Hessert on a green-white-checkered finish. Hessert finished second. #25 Justin Boston, #15 Brennan Poole, and #17 Chris Windom completed the top five. #44 Frank Kimmel was seventh and expanded his championship lead to 305 points over #32 Mason Mingus, who finished in 12th. Full Results (09-03-13)
  • 36 cars entered at DuQuoin: 36 cars are entered for Sunday's Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Entries include #01 Austin Rettig, #1 Michael Covington, #5 Mark Littleton, #10 Tyler Speer, #11 AJ Fike, #15 Brennan Poole, #16 Kelly Kovski, #22 Tyler Reddick, #24 Spencer Montgomery, #40 Dominick Casola, #52 Ken Schrader, #55 Taylor Ferns, #56 Devin Steele, #66 Ryan Unzicker, #71 Shane Cockrum, #89 Brad Dubil, and #99 Josh Williams. Full Entry List (09-01-13)
  • Will Kimmel secures sponsorship for remainder of season: Kimmel Racing has secured sponsorship with Messina Wildlife Management for the remainder of the 2013 ARCA Racing Series season. The official partnership starts this weekend in the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.  "We just can't thank James Messina enough," said Bill Kimmel, the patriarch of Kimmel Racing, father, and crew chief for his son Will Kimmel, a third-generation ARCA driver. "We've kept a very solid relationship with James over the last three or four years. James and Will really work well together. He (James) came up to us at the banquet last year and said he'd like to see us finish in the top-10 in points." Messinas is a nationally recognized brand of organic gardening repellent solutions for a variety of domestic and wildlife pests. (In part from Kimmel Racing PR) (09-01-13)