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October 2013

  • New Jersey Motorsports Park back on schedule next season: New Jersey Motorsports Park has announced its 2014 ARCA Racing Series event date. The stock car series' seventh annual visit to southern New Jersey is set for May 31-June 1, 2014. "We're happy to continue with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards as one of our traditional race weekends at NJMP," said Brad Scott, general manager/COO of New Jersey Motorsports Park. "Each season, the racing during this event seems to get better and better, and we have some additional announcements, including this year's support series, that will further enhance the weekend." New Jersey Motorsports Park will again offer free admission to children under 12-years-old for its major spectator events, including the early-summer ARCA Racing Series date. (In part from (10-27-13)
  • ARCA confirms Mobile return in 2014:  The ARCA Racing Series will return to Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Alabama on March 22, 2014.  ARCA Week will begin on Saturday, March 15 with an open practice for ARCA teams and culminate with the third running of the ARCA Mobile 200 on Saturday, March 22. “The combined efforts of everyone associated with the ARCA Mobile 200 have clearly created a winning formula for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. "For the third consecutive year, we will bring the series directly from the season opener at Daytona in February to Mobile in March for the second race of the season. The ARCA Mobile 200 is now talked about all season long by the entire ARCA community - race teams, fans, media and officials. We’re pleased and proud our series has found a home on the Gulf Coast.” (In part from (10-27-13)
  • John Wes Townley fined after Kansas: Venturini Motorsports driver John Wes Townley, who participated in the Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA Racing Series event at Kansas Speedway Oct. 4, has been fined $250 for violation of ARCA Rulebook Page 7, Section 3, Item 6, and the event Official Entry Blank, each of which references proper display of designated sponsor logos on driver uniform. ( (10-10-13)
  • Engines impounded after Kansas: ARCA Racing Series officials impounded the engines of seven cars following the Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA Racing Series season finale event Friday night at Kansas Speedway. The power plants were removed under the supervision of ARCA Officials, for the purpose of compatibility testing. The engines will be analyzed to determine equivalence and relative parity across manufacturer and engine generation. ( (10-08-13)
  • Frank Kimmel breaks win record at Kansas; clinches 10th ARCA championship:  #44 Frank Kimmel won at Kansas Speedway after ARCA officials decided to shorten the event by 34 laps due to threatening weather in the area. Kimmel became the winningest driver in ARCA history. He clinched the 2013 ARCA Racing Series championship earlier in the day by completing a lap in practice, which is the 10th in his career. #82 Mason Mitchell finished second. #15 John Wes Townley, #55 Dylan Kwasniewski, and #25 Justin Boston completed the top five. #48 James Hylton crossed the finish line in 18th position after announcing that Kansas would be his last race in February. Full Results (10-06-13)
  • Dylan Kwasniewski to drive for Venturini at Kansas: Dylan Kwasniewski, the current points leader in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series, is rumored to drive the No. 55 Venturini Motorsports Toyota in the season ending race at Kansas Speedway. Sponsorship would come from Royal Purple Synthetic Oil and Rockstar Energy Drink. (09-27-13)
    OFFICIAL: Dylan Kwasniewski is set to make his ARCA Racing Series debut at Kansas Speedway with Venturini Motorsports Friday, October 4. Kwasniewski will be driving the No. 55 Royal Purple/Rockstar Energy Toyota in the Kansas Lottery 98.9. Joining Kwasniewski at Kansas will be his current K&N Series (Turner Motorsports No.98) crew chief, Mardy Lindley, calling the shots for the VMS entry.  "Kansas is going to be fast," said Kwasniewski. "I'm looking forward to running the bigger track and learning how the aero affects the race car at those speeds. I've driven an ARCA car at Michigan in a test, but a race at Kansas will be a great learning experience. Looking forward to connecting with the VMS team." (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (10-01-13