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September 2014

  • Justin Allison leaves Team BCR; creates own team: Justin Allison has left Team BCR Racing and has formed his own ARCA Racing Series team. The Pocono Raceway winner will drive the No. 08 HAVACO Sales Ford at Kansas Speedway in the season ending ARCA event. Allison was seeking assoicate sponsorship for the race last week. (09-30-14)
  • CJ Evans Jr. returns to Team BCR for Kansas: Charles (CJ) Evans Jr. will make his first ARCA Racing Series start since 2013 with Team BCR Racing this Friday at Kansas Speedway. Evans will be behind the wheel of the No. 88 Elevator Transportation Services Ford. “I’m really looking forward to going back to Kansas Speedway,” stated Evans. “Last time we were there, we had a really fast car. I’m very excited to work with Howard (Bixman) and the whole BCR team again. We've had top-ten runs together and with the amount of winning success the team has had in 2014, I feel that we will be very competitive.” Although Evans has not driven in the ARCA Racing Series since 2013, doesn’t mean he still isn’t actively involved in the racing community. Evans is the current points leader in the NASCAR BWFS Truck Series at Houston Motorsports Park in Texas with only two races left to go. (In part from Team BCR Racing PR) (09-30-14)
  • Galen Hassler forms Hassler and Associates Racing Enterprise; to debut at Kansas: Galen Hassler, who has competed part time in the past two seasons, has formed his own ARCA Racing Series team. Hassler and Associates Racing Enterprise will debut at Kansas Speedway with sponsorship from Miller Construction. The team will use Chevrolet cars and has gained approval to carry the No. 45. Hassler states that the team has eight (8) total cars and plans to compete in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series season. (09-27-14) 
  • Ross Kenseth to drive for RACE 101 at Kansas NOTE: Ross Kenseth will attempt to make his first ARCA Racing Series start of 2014 at Kansas Speedway. Piloting the No. 3 RACE 101 Chevrolet, Kenseth, son of 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, looks to make his first career start at a track more than one mile in distance. “First off, I’m grateful to Tony (Blanchard) for giving me this shot,” said Kenseth, from Little Chute, Wis. “I’ve worked with the team a little over the past couple months before we tested together at Kentucky. I thought the test went well and I’m excited to go to Kansas and see what we can do.” (In part from (09-26-14)
    NOTE: Karl Weber, the team's current driver, does not meet ARCA's minimum age requirements to compete at Kansas. (09-26-14)
  • Brennan Poole; Venturini Motorsports fined and penalized after Kentucky win: Based on post-race technical inspection after Friday’s race at Kentucky Speedway, the Venturini Motorsports #15 team has been fined $1,500 and team owner Bill Venturini and driver Brennan Poole have been penalized with the loss of 25 championship points. The penalty is for non-compliance of the 2014 ARCA Rulebook page 16, #4, which references the minimum roof height. (In part from (09-24-14)
  • Spencer Gallagher to race at Kansas: Spencer Gallagher will race at Kansas Speedway on October 3rd for GMS Racing. Gallagher reduced his ARCA schedule earlier this season to focus on NASCAR Camping World Truck series events. The 24 year-old driver from Las Vegas, NV is currently 11th in driver points. (09-24-14)
  • 34 entries on preliminary Kentucky entry list UPDATE: 34 cars are currently entered for Friday night's ZLOOP 150 at Kentucky Speedway. Entries include #6 Josh Williams, #10 Rick Clifton, #12 Tyler Audie, #15 Brennan Poole, #20 Tom Berte, #28 Mike Buckley, #41 Ben Rhodes, #42 Bo LeMastus, #52 Matt Tifft, #55 Cody Coughlin, #60 Kyle Weatherman, #66 Daniel Suarez, #68 Michael Lira, #72 Brandon Gdovic, and #88 Justin Allison. Full Entry List (09-17-14)
    UPDATE: #19 David Sear, #34 Darrell Basham, and #56 Devin Steele have been added. The #49, #95, #99 entries have been withdrawn. 34 cars remain on the entry list. (09-18-14)
  • ZLOOP sued for nearly $28 millon: ZLOOP, LLC has been sued for nearly $28 million by one of the company's investors for fraud, conversion, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, and detrimental reliance. ZLOOP was co-founded by Justin Boston's father Bob Boston, who is listed as a defendant in the lawsuit. It remains to be seen if this case will affect ZLOOP's racing sponsorships. The company has sponsored Venturini Motorsports and Justin Boston for the past two seasons. (Mosing v ZLOOP) (09-18-14)
  • John Wes Townley out at Kentucky; Poole in: Brennan Poole will once again be subbing for driver John Wes Townley due to a scheduling conflict surrounding Friday’s ARCA Kentucky event and Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series New Hampshire event. “I can’t thank Zaxby’s enough for the opportunities they’ve given me this year. I can’t wait to wheel it Friday night and hopefully bring home another strong finish for Venturini and Zaxby’s,” said Poole. Friday’s ZLOOP 150 from Kentucky will mark the third time this season Poole will sub for Townley. (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (09-17-14)
  • Venturini Motorsports selling equipment: Venturini Motorsports has posted a classified on advertising the complete assets of one of its teams. A semi truck, trailer, two short track cars, two intermediate cars, one roller chassis, and other parts are listed for sale. The team did not enter its No. 66 entry last weekend at Salem Speedway. (09-16-14)
  • Ross Kenseth testing for RACE 101 at Kentucky: Ross Kenseth, the son of NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth, will participate in the postponed Kentucky Speedway test tomorrow with RACE 101. RACE 101's current driver Karl Weber will take part in the test as well. (09-16-14)
  • Tom Hessert wins at Salem: #77 Tom Hessert won the Federated Car Care ARCA Fall Classic at Salem Speedway after passing #98 Mason Mitchell late in the event. Mitchell dominated the majority of the race, but Hessert prevailed with fresher tires after trapping the majority of the field at least one lap down by not pitting under green flag conditions. Mitchell crossed the finish line in second. #22 Austin Wayne Self, #90 Grant Enfinger, and #52 Ken Schrader completed the top five. #25 Justin Boston and #44 Frank Kimmel both suffered mechanical issues and finished outside of the top 15. Mason Mitchell extended his points lead over Grant Enfinger with two races remaining. Full Results (09-13-14)
  • 34 cars entered for Salem UPDATE:  Thirty-four cars are currently entered for Saturday's race at Salem Speedway. Notable entries include #1 Clayton Weatherman, #10 Ed Pompa, #11 Blake Hillard, #27 AJ Fike, #34 Darrell Basham, #37 Kyle Benjamin, #55 Cody Coughlin, #60 Kyle Weatherman, #72 Anderson Bowen, #80 Brian Finney, and #82 Cody Erickson. Full Entry List (09-11-14)
    UPDATE: #15 Brennan Poole has replaced John Wes Townley. Townley will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Chicagoland Speedway after it was delayed due to rain. #27 AJ Fike, #49 Hylton Motorsports, #91 Alex Malycke, and #99 Roulo Brothers Racing have all withdrawn. (09-13-14)
  • Daniel Suarez joins Venturini Motorsports for Kentucky: Venturini Motorsports announces today that Daniel Suarez will make his ARCA Racing Series debut at Kentucky Speedway during the ZLOOP 150 on Friday, September 19th, in the No. 66 ARRIS Toyota. Last month in a highly publicized announcement, Joe Gibbs Racing revealed the 22-year old Suarez would join the organization in 2015 to compete full time in the NASCAR Nationwide (XFINITY) Series with ARRIS as the primary sponsor. “I’m excited to race with Venturini Motorsports at Kentucky in the ARCA Series as I continue to prepare for next season and running full time with Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series, said Suarez. “I’m looking forward to representing my new sponsor ARRIS and I’m thankful to ARRIS and everyone involved for giving me this opportunity as I make the next step in my career.” (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (09-10-14)
  • Turner Scott Motorsports; Ben Rhodes attempting Kentucky: Turner Scott Motorsports is pleased to announce that Ben Rhodes will pilot the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevy in the upcoming ARCA Racing Series event at Kentucky Speedway on September 19, marking a homecoming for the Louisville, Kentucky native and the first time the 17-year-old will compete at his home track. Rhodes currently competes full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for TSM and this past weekend officially clinched the 2014 NKNPSE championship. (In part from Turner Scott Motorsports PR) (09-09-14)
  • Empire Racing to enter Salem with Cody Erickson: Empire Racing will field a car for Cody Erickson at Salem Speedway on September 13th. Erickson attempted the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway for the team earlier this year. The 25 year-old driver from Ulen, Minnesota is hoping to gain Daytona approval for 2015. (09-06-14)
  • Clayton Weatherman to debut at Salem: Clayton Weatherman, the younger brother of Kyle Weatherman, will make his ARCA Racing Series debut at Salem Speedway on September 13th. He is expected to drive an old Penske Racing car prepared by his family owned team. (09-01-14)
  • Brandon Gdovic joins Cunningham at Kentucky, Kansas: Brandon Gdovic will debut in the ARCA Racing Series at Kentucky Speedway driving the No. 72 American Messaging Dodge for Cunningham Motorsports. Gdovic is a veteran in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with 46 starts in the series over 4 seasons. Following his debut at Kentucky Speedway, Gdovic will return at Kansas Speedway on October 3rd, 2014. The No. 72 team will be led by veteran crew chief Paul Andrews. Gdovic will be sponsored by American Messaging. American Messaging provides critical messaging services throughout the US and is one of the largest critical messaging companies in the country. (In part from Precision Performance Motorsports PR) (09-01-14)