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September 2018

  • Zane Smith fined and penalized after Salem: ARCA driver Zane Smith (No. 41 LaPaz Margarita Mix / ICON Vehicle Dynamics Toyota) and team owner Doug Fuller have been penalized as a result of Smith's actions while driving in Saturday's Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200 at Salem Speedway. Zane Smith has been fined $5,000, and he and team owner Doug Fuller have been penalized with the loss of 100 championship points (Driver, Owner, Short Track Challenge) as well as corresponding special awards points. The penalty was issued for violation of 2018 ARCA Rulebook Section 4, items 5 and 10, which reference unsportsmanlike conduct and conduct detrimental to the sport of auto racing, specifically retaliation for an on-track altercation earlier in the event. (In part from (09-20-18)
  • Chandler Smith wins at Salem in dominating performance: Sixteen-year-old Chandler Smith chalked up a dominating win in Saturday night’s ARCA Racing Series event at Salem Speedway. After qualifying second, the Talking Rock, GA native drove his Craftsman Tools backed Toyota to the point of leading 199 of 200 laps enroute to earning his second career series victory of the season. "This car was absolutely on rails tonight," Smith said. "The guys on this team are the reason why. They busted their butts on pit road and got us out of the pits first every time. All the action was behind us. In a perfect world, they would all be like this. I can’t thank everyone enough for this opportunity - Toyota, Venturini Motorsports and Craftsman. It’s a total team effort." Full Results (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (09-20-18)
  • Kaden Honeycutt to make ARCA debut at Salem with Empire Racing: Kaden Honeycutt (No. 43 C&S Trailers Ford) will make his ARCA Racing Series debut in Saturday's Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200 at Salem Speedway. Honeycutt is a protege of 2012 ARCA champion Chris Buscher [and has followed] the same path that put Buescher on the national stage, starting in Legends cars before making the leap into full-bodied stock cars in the ARCA Racing Series. "I've been racing since I was 8," Honeycutt said. "I've raced Legends cars all over the country. We've been out in Vegas, done the Summer Shootout at Charlotte, and raced with Ken Ragan's series in Atlanta. "I've been working with the same people Chris worked with when he was coming up. It's almost like the same series of events that happened for him are happening for us. Chris has been a whole lot of help getting to this point. He's the one who said we needed to come race at Salem once we got rained out at Indianapolis." (In part from (09-13-18)
  • Zane Smith; MDM Motorsports fined & penalized after DuQuoin: Based on post-race technical inspection following the ARCA Racing Series General Tire Grabber 100 at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, the MDM Motorsports No. 41 team has been determined to be in violation of 2018 ARCA Rulebook page 31, item 3 which references minimum roof height. Due to the infraction, crew chief Mardy Lindley has been fined $750 and team owner Doug Fuller and driver Zane Smith have been penalized with the loss of 25 championship points (Driver, Car Owner, and Short Track Challenge). (In part from (09-09-18)
  • Rain postpones Lucas Oil Raceway event: The ARCA Racing Series Shore Lunch 200 has been postponed due to inclement weather. A front moved in this morning associated with Tropical Storm Gordon, and persistent rains throughout the day have series and track officials to postpone the race to Saturday, October 6. "It's always our goal to race on the originally scheduled date, but Mother Nature just didn't allow it tonight," said ARCA president Ron Drager. "Not only was the weather not favorable tonight, the forecast for tomorrow for calls for a 100 percent chance of rain all day, so in conjunction with our partners at Track Enterprises, our Menards vendor partner and race entitlement sponsor Shore Lunch, our television partner for this weekend MAVTV, and the people here at Lucas Oil Raceway, we decided it was best to let everyone head home rather than spend another day here in the rain. We'll look forward to coming back here on October 6 with much better weather, and in the mean time we turn our attention to the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic at Salem Speedway next Saturday night." Since no on track activity has taken place at Lucas Oil Raceway, the event will still include a full round of practice, General Tire Pole Qualifying, and the Shore Lunch 200 feature event. A complete schedule will be released in the near future. (In part from (09-07-18)
  • Logan Seavey wins at DuQuoin; scores Venturini's 50th ARCA victory: Logan Seavey (No. 20 Craftsman Toyota) took the lead on lap 66 and withstood four late-race restarts to claim his first career ARCA Racing Series victory in Monday's General Tire Grabber 100 at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Seavey's win was the 50th for the Venturini Motorsports team dating back to team owner Bill Venturini's first series win at Flat Rock Speedway in 1984. "To get number 50 for them is really cool," Seavey said. "Another win on dirt is really cool. They won at Springfield too. We had the best car here and I have the best team. Pit stops are key here. Pit road is more conventional. We beat the 28 on pit road. We needed him to get jumbled up in traffic and he did." Full Results (In part from (09-05-18)
  • Ken Schrader Racing not competing at DuQuoin: Ken Schrader Racing, which fields the No. 52 Ford entry, will not participate in this weekend's race at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. The team missed events at Madison and Elko earlier this year after Brandon Grosso left the organization in May, and it may not return until Salem Speedway on September 15th. It is still unknown if the organization will compete in the season ending Kansas ARCA 150 on October 19th. (09-01-18)
  • Chase Briscoe to drive for Chad Bryant Racing at Lucas Oil: Chase Briscoe is scheduled to the drive the No. 22 Ford for Chad Bryant Racing in the Shore Lunch 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway on September 7th. Briscoe, who is currently competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, will be making his first start since winning the ARCA championship in 2016. Briscoe has participated in test sessions with the team throughout the year. (09-01-18)