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May 2014

  • Andrew Ranger wins New Jersey pole: #53 Andrew Ranger won the pole for Sunday's race at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Ranger completed his best lap in 79.426 seconds, which is a new track record. #25 Justin Boston will start alongside. #52 Matt Tifft, #77 Tom Hessert, and #23 Spencer Gallagher completed the top five. The Great Railing 150 will begin at 1:30 PM EST. Starting Lineup (05-31-14)
  • Spencer Gallagher suffering back issues; Joey Coulter to take over at New Jersey?: It has been reported that Spencer Gallagher will be replaced by Joey Coulter soon after the start of the Great Railing 150 at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Gallagher is suffering back issues and will start the race to earn driver points. GMS Racing teammate Joey Coluter will complete the race after taking over the No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet. (05-31-14)
  • Carter 2 Motorsports equipment stolen after Toldeo UPDATE 2 Arrest Made: Carter 2 Motorsports has released the following message about stolen equipment: "Anyone know who drives a red dual wheel with a big black fifth wheel trailer in the Mooresville area, please contact Roger Carter Racing by private message. Unfortunately, someone that Carter 2 Motorsports trusted with their equipment at the Toledo race decided that it was ok to steal, and hide, the #40 car and both the #40 and #97 pit boxes along with some other items out of our hauler... Where ever the #40 Dodge is being hidden, whoever is hiding it for the person who stole it will also be prosecuted. Put yourself in our position. Any ARCA owner out there should appreciate the fact that without their equipment, their company can fold. We hope that there are more good in people that we race with than bad. Please - if you have any information regarding this theft, contact us. Your name will be kept confidential. Thank you." (Carter 2 Motorsports) (05-24-14)
    UPDATE: The race car that was stolen from Carter 2 Motorsports earlier this week has been recovered in a farm field in Pittsylvania County. Roger Carter Racing confirms that the race car and pit boxes were dumped  in a tobacco field near Ringgold, Virginia and were located by a “somewhat confused farmer” Tuesday morning. The car was reportedly being transported from the ARCA race track in Toledo, Ohio to Mooresville, NC when it was taken. The race team had appealed to fans for help in finding the car following the theft. The car, pit boxes, tools and radios were all taken. The racer and equipment were removed from the hauler at or near the Toledo racetrack. A spokesperson with Carter Racing told this newsroom that “we think we know who we are dealing with here.” A posting by the racing team said the person was entrusted with the car and equipment and will be prosecuted. Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s spokesman Devin Taylor says additional details will be released later today. It is not known if any arrests have been made. (In part from (05-28-14)
    UPDATE 2: William "Billy" Keyes has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of Carter 2 Motorsports racing equipment. Keyes had been serving as the team's crew chief and truck driver. The 39 year-old from Waynesboro, VA will appear in North Carolina court on June 11, 2014 facing a felony charge. (05-31-14)
  • Venturini Motorsports enters Wong, Self for New Jersey: Venturini Motorsports has entered Brian Wong and Michael Self to drive the team's No. 55 and No. 66 Toyotas at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Wong returns after finishing 7th in the race last year, while Self will compete in his second race this season after finishing 18th at Mobile. (05-24-14)
  • Tim Viens leaves Carter 2 Motorsports UPDATE Peterson Motorsports: Tim Viens has reportedly left Carter 2 Motorsports after the team was unable to prepare his car for this past weekend's race at Toledo Speedway. Carter 2 did not finish work on his No. 97 Dodge before it arrived late to the track. Mechanical issues further hampered the effort, which prevented Viens from practicing, qualifying, or meeting the minimum speed to make the race. Viens allegedly purchased a seat in Wayne Peterson's No. 06 Ford to earn driver points. He is rumored to be seeking another team. (05-19-14)
    UPDATE: Tim Viens has posted on Facebook that he will start and park for Peterson Motorsports at New Jersey Motorsports Park to collect driver points. Viens is still working on his future ARCA plans. (05-25-14)
  • Justin Boston wins at Toledo: #25 Justin Boston won the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway after passing #90 Grant Enfinger late in the race. #98 Mason Mitchell finished second, while #10 Matt Tifft, #52 Ken Schrader, #15 John Wes Townley, #55 Cody Coughlin, #88 Justin Allison, #22 Austin Wayne Self, #68 Michael Lira, and #3 Karl Weber completed the top ten. Points leader #90 Grant Enfinger finished 12th after cutting a right front tire. Defending series champion #44 Frank Kimmel finished 14th after suffering the same issue. Enfinger has a 25 point lead over Mason Mitchell heading to New Jersey Motorsports Park. Full Results (05-19-14)
  • Team Stange Racing to miss Toledo and New Jersey; sponsorship issues: Team Stange Racing will not race at Toledo Speedway or New Jersey Motorsports Park due to sponsorship issues. The team had planned a full season with Maryeve Dufault, but her main sponsor has delayed payment. Team Stange has been seeking funded drivers for a second car and plans to return to competition at Pocono, Michigan, Chicago, and other select events. Driver development announcements are expected to be made next week. (05-15-14)
  • Team BEAR enters two cars at Toledo: Team BEAR announced on Facebook that it will field two cars at Toledo Speedway on May 18th for Wayne Edwards and Chris Brown. Edwards will drive the No. 29 Correct Temp Dodge, while Brown is entered in the No. 92 Dodge. The team competed at Salem and Kentucky late last year. (05-13-14)
  • Derrick Lancaster; Danny Glad fined and penalized after Talladega: Based on post-race technical inspection following the May 3 International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega Superspeedway, the Glad Precision No. 56 team has been penalized for violating 2014 ARCA Rulebook Page 19, #4F which states in part “all openings, hoses and blowers installed in the interior area of car must be securely connected to window vent.” Team owner Danny Glad has been fined $1,500 and he and driver Derrick Lancaster have been penalized with the loss of 25 championship points as a result of the violation. ( (05-07-14)
  • Grant Enfinger; Team BCR Racing to run full season: Grant Enfinger will run the entire 2014 season, Team BCR owner Howard Bixman announced at Talladega Superspeedway. Enfinger had planned a limited schedule, just as he did last year with Team BCR. However, after becoming just the second driver in series history to win the first three races in a year, his primary sponsor, Casite Motor Honey, has agreed to back the No. 90 Ford for the entire season. “We’re just so excited, so pleased,” Bixman said. “We’ve been working on this. Grant has had a great start to the season and we’re happy to get to keep this going, especially considering where we are in the points.” (In part from (05-05-14)
  • J.J. Haley to make ARCA debut at Toledo with Venturini:  15 year-old J.J. Haley will make his ARCA Racing Series debut at Toledo Speedway on May 18th. Haley will drive the No. 66 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports. The driver from Winamec, Indiana has experience in the CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and is currently competing in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour this season. (05-05-14)
  • Tom Hessert wins at Talladega: #77 Tom Hessert won the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega after receiving a late race push by his teammate #22 Austin Wayne Self. #15 John Wes Townley finished second while Self, #98 Mason Mitchell, and #23 Spencer Gallagher completed the top five. #5 Bobby Gerhart finished seventh after leading in the closing stages of the race. #44 Frank Kimmel and points leader #90 Grant Enfinger finished eighth and ninth respectively. The race was slowed by one caution, which was caused when #88 Justin Allison blew a right front tire and sent #52 Clay Campbell spinning. Full Results (05-05-14)