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November 2021

  • ARCA champion Marvin Smith passes away: Marvin Smith, the 1978 and 1979 ARCA Menards Series driving champion, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at Soin Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. He was 77. Smith, whose 21 career ARCA Menards Series victories places him 10th all-time over the series’ 70 seasons, was a champion late model driver in the 1970s at Columbus Motor Speedway, Kil-Kare Raceway and Shady Bowl Speedway prior to his first ARCA start in 1978. Driving orange No. 1 Riverside Auto Parts cars fielded by four-time ARCA car owner champion Jim Coyle, Smith won the championship in his rookie season of 1978 and repeated the following season. Smith drove for Coyle from 1979-83, then drove cars owned by his brother, Carl Smith. Marvin Smith returned to Coyle in 1993-96 to bookend his ARCA career. Private burial services will be at David’s Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. (In part from (11-18-21)
  • Clubb Racing signs Rita Thomason for partial ARCA schedule: Clubb Racing has signed Rita Thomason for a partial 2022 ARCA Menards Series schedule. The Alex Clubb owned team made the announcment on Facebook.
    Clubb Racing:
    "Rita Thomason has signed on to drive four races for Clubb Racing Inc. in 2022 Thomason a Police Sergeant from Tuscaloosa, Alabama with a background in road course racing will begin her ARCA Menards career in the CRI #03 Saturday June 18th at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan. Her second stop on the ARCA Menards schedule will be Friday July 8th at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Race number three will be Friday July 29th at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana. Rita will have her fourth ARCA Menards Series race of 2022 on Friday August 19th at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. Rita and the team are currently working on more races for the 2022 season pending sponsorship." (In part from Clubb Racing Inc. Facebook) (11-05-21)