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May 2019

  • Ty Majeski wins at Pocono Raceway: Ty Majeski (No. 22 Crestliner Ford) scored his second consecutive ARCA Menards Series victory in come-from-behind fashion in Friday’s General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway. Majeski trailed race leader Riley Herbst (No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota) by nearly twenty seconds prior to the only caution of the afternoon but was able to stay in contact with him after the race went back green. Majeski was able to get off pit road quicker than Herbst with 12 laps remaining and was able to lead the rest of the way for the win. "It’s all about being with the right people," Majeski said. "Being with Chad Bryant and Paul Andrews has been incredible. They have put together a great team and the guys all work hard to make days like today happen." Full Results (In part from (05-31-19)
  • Venturini Motorsports; No. 20 team fined after Charlotte: Based on post-race technical inspection at the General Tire 150 ARCA Menards Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway May 23, Venturini Motorsports #20 crew chief Billy Venturini has been fined $500 for violation of 2019 ARCA Rulebook page 88, #11 vi. which references ballast weight properly identified and painted white. (In part from (05-30-19)
  • Hailie Deegan making superspeedway debut with iK9 sponsorship: Hailie Deegan will make her superspeedway debut with Venturini Motorsports in Friday night’s General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway. Taking on Pocono’s daunting 2.5-mile triangular surface, Deegan, 17, will unveil a new car design when she takes the wheel of VMS’ No. 55 iK9 Toyota Camry. Coming up through the ranks on short tracks, the Temecula, CA native had her first big track experience on Wednesday during ARCA’s open test session. “I had a lot of fun getting acclimated with the car and track today,” said Deegan. “Honestly my first lap was a little scary. I’ve never gone that fast ever before. Being on that big of a track is hard. When you’re going down the backstretch you just feel the air on the nose of the car just twitching. That’s something I have to get use to and it’s going to take time. But I think where we’re at right now is a good start. I think we progressively keep getting better and we’ll be in a good place for the race.” (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (05-30-19)
  • Bret Holmes switches to Toyota for Pocono: Bret Holmes will pilot chassis No. 113 in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 150 at Pocono Raceway. This Bret Holmes Racing-prepared Toyota Camry was credited with the win at the track last season. (In part from Bret Holmes Racing PR) (05-30-19)
  • Raphael Lessard to drive for KBR Development at Pocono: Raphael Lessard will race in the "General Tire #Anywhere is possible 200" on May 31st at the Pocono Raceway. This is his second race of the 2019 season for Raphael Lessard in the ARCA Menards Series with the KBR Development team, which will field only one car for this race. In Pensacola (FL) on March 9th, Raphael Lessard impressed by leading 83 of the 200 laps in the race. Thanks to the support of the company Les cuisines Thermo-Bois, the young Beauce driver is looking to get back on the podium at the wheel of car #28. "I look forward to getting back at the wheel with the KBR team in Pocono. We want to maintain our highest performance level all the way to the checkered flag this time around," Raphael Lessard said with determination. As the only KBR driver for this event, Raphael Lessard will work with team owner Mike Bursley and Jeff Stankiewicz as crew chief. (In part from Raphael Lessard Racing PR) (05-26-19)
  • Mullins Racing repairs car before Charlotte race with help: Willie Mullins finished 17th in his Charlotte Motor Speedway ARCA debut on Thursday evening, but that isn’t what the driver from Virginia will remember most about the General Tire 150. For Mullins, what he’ll remember most is how his race team and the ARCA Menards Series garage rallied around him to make sure he made it out on track after an unfortunate incident during qualifying earlier in the day. “For me, it made us feel appreciated by everybody in ARCA, including the competitors,” Mullins said. “Bill Kimmel came over to us and told us what a hell of a job we did to put the thing back together and go out and turn laps. Dick Dohney came over while I was on the grid and couldn’t believe how good the car looked after we put it back together. “I just want to thank everybody that had a part in it,” Mullins said. “Johnny Davis, over in the Xfinity Series garage, was a huge part in getting the car back together because he runs the same radiators as we do. Josh Williams let us use the nose off of his superspeedway car that was sitting over at Greg Purkey’s shop.” (In part from Mullins Racing PR) (05-26-19)
  • Ty Majeski scores first ARCA victory at Charlotte: Ty Majeski (No. 22 Crestliner Ford) scored a surprise victory in Thursday night’s ARCA Menards Series General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, taking the lead on a late restart and holding off Sheldon Creed (No. 21 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet) and Gus Dean (No. 32 Icebox Helmet Coolers Chevrolet) in a two-lap dash to the checkered. Majeski benefitted when the race’s dominant driver Michael Self (No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota) tapped the outside wall on lap 85. ARCA officials displayed the caution, but Self stayed out as the rest of the lead lap cars came to pit road for tires. Self restarted as the leader but drifted back through the field as Bret Holmes (No. 23 Holmes II Excavation Chevrolet) took over the lead. Holmes led through lap 95 when Majeski took the lead. Full Results (In part from (05-24-19)
  • Cole Glasson and Win-Tron competing at Pocono instead of Charlotte: There has been a change of plans for Cole Glasson and Win-Tron Racing. Glasson was scheduled to take part in the ARCA open test last Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but things didn’t go as planned. Following a storm at the 1.5-mile track, a driver shaking down the car for Glasson hit the wall, damaging the No. 32 Chevrolet that Glasson was scheduled to drive. After lengthy repairs by the Win-Tron crew, Glasson still managed to turn the 11th fastest lap of the test. However, after the team got the car back to the Win-Tron Racing shop it was discovered that the test car was more damaged than they thought. Instead of thrashing to repair the car, collectively it was decided to move Glasson’s 2019 ARCA debut to the following week at Pocono Raceway. "The test at Charlotte was certainly frustrating, but that happens in racing," said Glasson. "We talked it over with Kevin Cywinski at Win-Tron and decided rather than rush and try to get the car fixed for Charlotte, it would be better for us to focus on another race so we can do things right." (In part from McCallister Precision Marketing) (05-15-19)
  • Christian Eckes wins at Nashville: Christian Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota) rebounded from two disastrous weeks to win Sunday’s rain-delayed General Tire Music City 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Eckes took the lead on a restart at lap 81 and led the final 120 laps to earn his first series victory of the season and the fourth of his career. "It’s been a really rough couple of weeks," Eckes said. "That was about the longest 80 laps of my life. We pitted early and I figured there would be a caution and there would be one guy with four tires in the pits. But that never happened. We still need to be a little better but we took some strides in the right direction for when we go to Toledo for our next short track race." Full Results (In part from (05-06-19)