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November 2015

  • Josh Williams to return in 2016 for limited schedule: Josh Williams, who finished third in 2015 ARCA driver points, will return to ARCA Racing Series competition for a limited schedule next year. His family owned team is selling and preparing new equipment for the upcoming season. (11-20-15)
  • Cole Custer to drive for Ken Schrader Racing at Daytona: [Cole Custer] will jumpstart his 2016 season by competing in the ARCA Racing Series season opener at Daytona in an entry fielded by Ken Schrader Racing. The ARCA [event] will help satisfy NASCAR’s superspeedway approval process for [Custer's truck] debut the following Friday. “I think since I haven’t ever run on a superspeedway it will really help me get used to the draft,” said Custer. “The ARCA Racing Series is a great place to get your feet wet and get comfortable with it.” Custer also said that Haas Automation will sponsor his ARCA superspeedway debut. A car number for the effort is pending. (In part from Catchfence.com) (11-20-15)
  • Travis Swaim to drive for Lira in 2016: Lira Motorsports and Travis Swaim have announced that they will team up for several ARCA Racing Series races in 2016. Swaim, the 2012 UARA-STARS Champion, is a veteran NASCAR Late Model racer who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Lira Motorsports. “Carlos Lira was instrumental in making my ARCA Series start in 2013 possible,” Swaim recently stated. “He is a first-class guy, and he’s building Lira Motorsports into a first class organization. I’m looking forward to the test next month at New Smyrna, and I’m excited to see what we can do in 2016.” Swaim’s ARCA Racing Series schedule with the team will be announced at a later date. (In part from Lira Motorsports PR) (11-14-15)
  • DuQuoin to be held under the lights: Officials from the ARCA Racing Series, Track Enterprises and the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds announced today that not only will stock car racing return to the mile-dirt of DuQuoin in 2016, the race has been moved under the lights. The race will be Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. "The fair installed the lights several years ago and we are pleased that it all worked out that ARCA could move their schedule to a night race so the fans and drivers will have a great event experience,” said Robert Sargent, from Track Enterprises. “We are very much looking forward to showcasing the ARCA stock cars under the lights at DuQuoin for the very first time in 2016." (In part from ARCARacing.com) (11-14-15)
  • Cunningham Motorsports seeking funded drivers: After a highly successful 2015 season for Cunningham Motorsports’ No. 22 team, the organization is looking for a sponsored driver capable of running up front. Opportunities are also available with the No. 72 car. Interested parties should contact Paul Andrews or Kerry Scherer. (In part from Cunningham Motorsports PR) (11-12-15)
  • Kyle and Clayton Weatherman join Lira Motorsports for 2016: Lira Motorsports is looking to build on their success in 2016. The team announced that Wentzville, Missouri brothers Clayton and Kyle Weatherman will both figure into the team’s 2016 driver roster. Clayton, 16, is slated for a partial schedule of ARCA Racing Series events in 2016. The ARCA Racing Series rules currently state that drivers age 16 are eligible to drive in competition on tracks one-mile and less, as well as on road courses. Once he turns 17 in early June, Clayton will be eligible to race in events at Pocono Raceway and Kentucky Speedway provided he attend and complete a test and gains approval of ARCA officials. Kyle will also be with Lira in 2016. His schedule is still to be determined. However, team officials say that a schedule of both ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events is likely, with Kyle and the team still working on developing marketing partnerships for both series. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (11-12-15)
  • Composite Body Allowed for Additional 2016 Races: Officials from the ARCA Racing Series announced that the composite material, flange-fit body which debuted in 2015 on tracks one mile and less in length will be approved to compete on all tracks except Talladega and Daytona in 2016. The Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Chevrolet SS configurations approved for competition closely resemble the body styles currently being run in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. Five Star RaceCar Bodies, NASCAR and ARCA cooperatively developed the body, which is also being run competitively in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (11-12-15)
  • General Tire to become official tire supplier in 2016: General Tire in conjunction with the ARCA Racing Series, announced that General Tire will become the official tire supplier to the ARCA Racing Series beginning in 2016. General Tire celebrated their 100th anniversary in September of this year and are kicking off 100 more years by announcing this multi-year sponsorship. The sponsorship marks General Tire’s entry into stock car racing. “The General Tire brand celebrated 100 years of innovating tire technology this year and we are proud to continue that tradition in the ARCA Racing Series in 2016,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing for General Tire. “ARCA produces some fantastic racing and allows us to expose the General brand to a whole new audience of motorsports fans. We’re eager to expand our portfolio and showcase our technologies to such a dedicated audience.” (In part from ARCARacing.com) (11-12-15)