Archive for April, 2010

SATURDAY’S RACING ACTION AT SALEM SPEEDWAY CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER FORECAST

SALEM, IN, April 23 – The Casey’s General Store Spring Speed Fest, presented by Salem True Value Hardware scheduled for Saturday at Salem Speedway has been cancelled due to the forecast of severe weather conditions throughout the area for the next 24 to 36 hours.

The ARCA Truck Series race has been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon, October 3rd, as part of the Scott County Visitors Commission Season Championship.  No decision has been made concerning a make up date for the Lucas Oil Super Stocks and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks at this time.

The next race on the Salem Speedway schedule is set for Saturday night, May 8th, as the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series visits the high banks for the much anticipated Winged Sprint Spectacular.  The Lucas Oil Super Stocks and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks will be sharing the high banks with the sprints on May 8th.  

The next race for the ARCA Truck Series will be Saturday May 22nd at Toledo OH Speedway in conjunction with the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards.  Watch for more details at the Truck Series website, www.ARCATruckRacing.com.

Bulletin 2010-01

 #2010-01  

To: All Drivers, Truck Owners and Crew Chiefs of the ARCA Truck Series 

Date: 04/19/2010 

In an effort to relieve financial hardship to many teams, effective for the remainder of the 2010 ARCA Truck Series race season, plastic noses and plastic tail pieces will be allowed to be used. As of the 2011 ARCA Truck Series, no plastic noses or plastic tails will be allowed on any race trucks. 

Impact Racing update: 

It has been determined that the Impact Racing products certified to SFI Quality Assurance Specifications 3.2A, 3.3, 16.1 and 16.5 manufactured in 2009 and 2010 are not part of the review of decertification. Products manufactured by Impact prior to 2009 may be decertified April 24, 2010. Individuals in possession of equipment in question contact Impact Racing, LLC. 

If there are any questions concerning the above information, please contact Tom Cumbow at  tcumbow@arcatruckracing.com 

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ARCA TRUCK SERIES HEADLINES SATURDAY’S CASEY’S GENERAL STORE SPRING SPEED FEST

SALEM, IN, April 17 – Three divisions are set to share the Salem Speedway high banks on Saturday night, April 24, as racing returns to the legendary oval for the Casey’s General Store Spring Speed Fest, presented by Salem True Value Hardware.

The ARCA Truck Series headlines the racing action, which also includes the season opening events for the Lucas Oil Super Stocks and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks.

“This is an exciting line-up and a great way to kick-off our first Saturday night program of the season,” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton.  “The ARCA Truck Series, Super Stocks and Street Stocks always provide some outstanding racing action.”

Defending series champion Paul Hahn of Canton, Mich., and defending race winner Danny Jackson of Loveland, Ohio, are set to lead a distinguished group of ARCA Truck Series drivers onto the famed high banks for the Casey’s General Store Spring Speed Fest.

In 10 previous ARCA Truck Series races at Salem Speedway, dating back to the 1999 season, 10 different winners have emerged.  Jackson, a second-generation driver, and Hahn, who won at Salem in 2003, are looking to end the string of no-repeat winners in ARCA Truck Series action at Salem.

Expected to join Hahn and Jackson for the season opening ARCA Truck Series event are series veterans Frank Wilson Jr. of Belmont, W.Va., who finished third at Salem last season, Brad Yunker of Maumee, Ohio, and Mike Young of Toledo, among others.

Add in a host of talented young rookies and you have yet another ARCA Truck Series event with several truck-driver combinations capable of visiting victory lane.

Defending series champions Frank Kimmel II of Borden, Ind., and Brian Bayer of Birdseye, Ind., top the list of drivers expected for the season opening Lucas Oil Super Stock and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stock events.

Kimmel, a third-generation driver who is finishing up his freshman year at UNC Charlotte, beat out two-time series champion (2004-2005) Todd Kempf of Huntingburg, Ind., for the 2009 Lucas Oil Super Stock title.  Kempf is expected to make a strong bid for the 2010 title, as is Chris French of Vine Grove, Ky., who won the 2007 Super Stock championship.

Another former Lucas Oil Super Stock champion, John Cozart (1998) of New Albany, is returning to the high banks for the first time in several years and is planning a full season with the Super Stock division.

Among the drivers hoping to deny Bayer back-to-back Street Stock championships is Casey Heavrin of Jeffersonville, who has finished runner-up in the standings the past two years.  Heavrin captured the 2001 Street Stock championship at Salem.

Other top Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stock drivers expected for the season opener include 2006 track champion David Bayens of Memphis, Ind., and 2009 Papa John’s Rookie of the Year Winston Wood of Bloomington, among others.

Spectator gates open on Saturday (April 24) at 3 p.m., with practice at 3:30 p.m., qualifications at 5:30 p.m. and the first race at 7 p.m. (EDT).

Advance general admission tickets are priced at $12 for adults and $3 for children (age 7-12).  Kids, age 6 and under, are admitted free.  Advance tickets are available at the Speedway office or by calling 812-883-6504 or toll free 1-888-246-7223.

ARCA Truck Series Launches New Website

Grove City, OH (4/17/10) Phoenix Management Group officials announced Friday that they have launched a new and improved website for the ARCA Truck Series. The new website domain is now www.ARCATruckRacing.com.

The new site has many new and exciting features such as random ARCA Truck Series pictures on every page. This new feature allows fans to see nine different ARCA Truck Series pictures on each of the pages in which they visit. Another improvement to the website is the schedule page which now will allow more information to given to the fans and the competitors such as the schedule of the events, entry list, qualifying results,  starting lineup, and race results of every event.

“After much discussion among the board members it was decided that we needed a .com web address that is both appealing and user friendly,” said Board Member and website coordinator Robbin Slaughter. “Our website is the face of our series. It is our first point of contact with many of our racers, tracks, sponsors and potential sponsors. It should be representative of the quality of the event we are putting on the track, a place where our sponsors and competitors alike can be showcased. We now have all of that and more, plus www.ARCATruckRacing.com follows right along with ARCA’s web address, www.ARCARacing.com

The website has been redesigned to show the excitement which the ARCA Truck Series exhibits with new graphics and bright colors. Some of the other improvements include an event schedule for the next event on the front page, a share tool on every page to allow information to share easily, a search tool for the website, and a section for the current point standings on every page.

All of the ARCATruckRacing.com design and development was done by Clint Doll, of Firethorn Marketing of Indianapolis, IN. For more information on Firethorn Marketing, please visit their website at www.firethornmarketing.com.

The next event on the ARCA Truck Series schedule is April 24, 2010 at Salem Speedway. Please visit www.salemspeedway.com for ticket information.

For more information on the ARCA Truck Series please visit www.arcatruckracing.com.

Contact:

Robbin Slaughter

rslaughter@arcatruckracing.com

614-306-4343

MWF Promotions to be Official T-shirt Supplier of the ARCA Truck Series

Millersport, OH (04/01/2010) Officials from the Phoenix Management Group announced today that MWF Promotions would be the “Official T-shirt Supplier” of the ARCA Truck Series for the 2010 racing season.

Mike Fridley, owner of MWF Promotions, and his staff will be traveling to every event with the series this year and setting up their mobile shop. Some items which they will be selling are the ARCA Truck Series schedule shirts, souvenirs, and team wear for the competitors. Furthermore, this is where fans can pick up a radio frequency guide to listen in to their favorite driver and their team.

“It is great to have the support of Mike at MWF Promotions,” said Tom Cumbow, the General Manager for the Phoenix Management Group. “Mike has an understanding of marketing and fully aware of how to get our brand name to the public.”

MWF Promotions can help the teams in the design, printing, and the distribution of all their t-shirt, and team wear needs. All packages MWF Promotions offer can be customized to each individual team. Another huge advantage to MWF Promotions is there are no minimum quantities to place an order. So every team can take advantage of the value team wear brings to their team and to the ARCA Truck Series.

Any team who wish to have their own team wear or interested in pricing, can contact Mike Fridley at 260-418-2562 or at arcatruckracer@yahoo.com.

The next event on the ARCA Truck Series schedule is Salem Speedway on April 24, 2010. Please visit us on the web at www.arcatruckracing.com for more information.