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June 2014

  • Jami Weimer raising money for Winchester debut: 19 year-old Jami Weimer is raising money in hopes of making her ARCA Racing Series debut at Winchester Speedway. The Cumming, Georgia driver has experience in pro-trucks, legend cars, and has testing experience in ARCA. Weimer would drive for Carter 2 Motorsports if she can secure the necessary funds to race. (06-24-14)
  • Brandon Jones; Turner Scott Motorsports entered at Winchester: Brandon Jones will try once again to make his ARCA Racing Series debut. Jones was on the ARCA entry list for the April race at Salem Speedway. He later withdrew, however, after a scheduling conflict. Now, the 17-year-old Atlanta native is entered in a Turner Scott Motorsports car for the Herr’s Chase the Taste 200 at Winchester Speedway July 6. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (06-24-14)
  • Team Stange Racing announces new driver development program:  Team Stange Racing [has] announced the launch of “THE RACE TO THE CUP.” The Race to the Cup is a premiere driver development program developed around “Stock Car” racing for the serious race car driver that is passionate about a career in motorsports. “The Race to the Cup will cover everything that a driver needs to do to make it to the NASCAR level through this very personalized program” stated Ashley Stange, Team Stange Racing co-owner. “We will assist the driver in making themselves marketable and promotable to sponsors and fans as well as providing them with the right driver coach to help them sharpen their driving skills” [added] John Stange, Jr. [of] Team Stange Racing. (In part from Team Stange Racing PR) (06-17-14)
  • CBS Sports Network announces broadcast team: The first of three live ARCA Racing Series races on CBS Sports Network is coming soon, beginning with the Akona 250 at Elko Speedway Saturday, June 21. Veteran motorsports television anchor/analyst Rick Benjamin will serve as play-by-play announcer for all three telecasts alongside color analyst Andy Hillenburg, the 1995 ARCA driving champion. Longtime NASCAR pit road analyst Dr. Dick Berggren will cover pit road for two of the three events while Todd Lewis, veteran of NASCAR Canadian Tire, Champ Car, and IndyCar coverage, will handle the pit road duties at Elko. Benjamin’s production company, Carolinas Production Group, will produce the shows. In addition to the Akona 250 at Elko, CBS Sports Network’s coverage, part of its CBS Sports Spectacular programming, will include the Herr’s Chase The Taste 200 at Winchester Speedway on July 6 and the Herr’s Live Life With Flavor 200 at Madison Int’l Speedway August 24. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (06-15-14)
  • Mason Mitchell Motorsports adds associate sponsorship: Mason Mitchell and Mason Mitchell Motorsports welcomed Musselman’s as a marketing partner at Pocono Raceway. Musselman’s served as an associate sponsor on the No. 98 Thermal Technology Services Ford on June 8th and it will return at Pocono again on August 1st. A third race will be announced at a later date. “I’m very excited to welcome Musselman’s” Mitchell added. “I feel that we can we can introduce Musselman’s to our fans and enhance their current markets.” (In part from Mason Mitchell Motorsports PR) (06-15-14)
  • Austin Theriault to drive for Venturini at Michigan: 20 year-old Austin Theriault will drive the No. 66 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports at Michigan International Speedway on June 13th. Theriault has Super Late Model and Pro All Star Series (PASS) experience, along with one NASCAR Nationwide start for JR Motorsports. Billy Venturini will serve as his crew chief. (06-11-14)
  • Kyle Larson wins Pocono ARCA 200 pole: #4 Kyle Larson won the pole at Pocono Raceway, edging #15 Brennan Poole. Poole qualified John Wes Townley's car while Townley competes at Texas Motor Speedway in NASCAR Camping World truck series competition. #88 Justin Allison, #98 Mason Mitchell, and #22 Austin Wayne Self completed the top five. #25 Justin Boston, who was quick in practice, will start from the back of field after crashing on his qualifying attempt. Starting Lineup (06-06-14)
  • Roulo Brothers Racing withdraws from Pocono: Roulo Brothers Racing has withdrawn its cars from Saturday's race at Pocono Raceway. Both the No. 17 and No. 99 entries will lose Golden A owner status. The team will return at Elko Speedway on June 21. This will be the first race that Roulo Brothers Racing has missed since 2010. (06-06-14)
  • Turner Scott Motorsports enters Kyle Larson for Pocono: Turner Scott Motorsports has filed an entry for NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson at Pocono Raceway. Larson will drive the No. 4 Cartwheel by Target Chevrolet. Larson has two previous ARCA starts with a best finish of second in the 2013 Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona. (06-02-14)
  • John Wes Townley working with new crew chief: Billy Venturini, general manager and competition director at Venturini Motorsports, announced on Twitter that Brad Parrott has joined the team to work with John Wes Townley for the remainder of the season. Parrott replaces Rich Lushes. (06-02-14)
  • Andrew Ranger wins the Great Railing 150 at New Jersey: #53 Andrew Ranger won at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Sunday after suffering a flat tire early in the race. Ranger held of #55 Brian Wong who finished second, #52 Matt Tifft, #90 Grant Enfinger, and #44 Frank Kimmel. Enfigner extended his points lead to 55 heading to Pocono this weekend. Full Results (06-02-14)