BLAST FROM THE PAST: September 2000

 

As the 2010 ARCA Truck Series Season draws to a close we will soon be crowning a new Champion for only the sixth time in the twelve year history of the Series. The five previous Champions are led by three time Champs Paul Hahn & Chad Guinn, two time Champions Bill Withers & Myself and Brett Rowe with one title.

Thinking about what an exciting time this is for the Teams that still have a shot at the Championship reminded me what it was like ten years ago this month when Tom Cumbow and I along with our team won our first Championship. I ran across the following internet article this week that still shows up on the web. We were 20 points behind going in but knew if we won the pole, led every lap and won the race we would at least tie for the Championship. In a dream day we were able to go one better and win it all!
 I hope you enjoy the article.
Robbin Slaughter

ARCA: Slaughter wins Salem, takes ARCA Truck title

11 September 2000

Salem, IN–Robbin Slaughter, in his own Carmen’s Vacuum-NAPA Auto Parts Ford Ranger, capped off an incredible season Saturday afternoon at Salem Speedway with a convincing victory in the Uhl Truck Sales 100, and more importantly, the veteran Columbus, Ohio driver was crowned 2000 champion of the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series.

Slaughter, who went in trailing Chad Guinn by 20 markers, had every angle covered including winning the Hoosier Tire Pole Award, leading every lap and winning the race. And while second place finisher David Clay, with the aid of lapped traffic, got close enough to challenge a couple of times, he, nor anyone else, was no match for Slaughter who pulled away by 15 lengths in the end to take his fourth victory of the season as well as his first series title. Slaughter’s payday exceeded $2,000 for the afternoon to include the Revenge Pole-Win Bonus as well as the Cloyes Gear Halfway Leader Award.

“This is absolutely incredible,” said the new champ in victory lane. “To win the race and the championship all in the same day makes it all that more special. We were definitely prepared today and I think it showed. The truck handled perfect right out of the trailer so we didn’t have to chase it all afternoon. If I could, I’d like to thank all the players that made it all happen – My sponsors Carmen’s Vacuum and NAPA Auto Parts, my crew chief Tom Cumbow, our engine builder Tom Hooker, Ed & Company for the chassis, my crew, Mike Jose, Don Porter, Niki Slaughter and Marsha James. I wouldn’t be here without them, and they’re all important. The way this point battle went back and forth all year, and right down to the last race, we’re sure glad it’s finally over. Now we can relax and enjoy it.”

Throughout the year, the point lead changed hands seven times before Slaughter wrestled it back for good in the Salem season finale. Guinn, who went in with high hopes, finished third, and although the Erie, Michigan stand-out didn’t take home the ultimate prize, Guinn finished off an ultra-successful year as the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series Rookie of the Year after posting 4 wins in 2000. Pete Wormcastle, in the Ossian NAPA-Kelley Automotive Chevy, raced with the leaders all afternoon and out-dueled Troy Marciniak for fourth while Marciniak, in the A&A Manufacturing Chevy, trailed by a length in fifth, the last truck on the lead lap. Johnny Witham, in AJ Pate’s Fab Shop Ford, was also in the thick of the points battle until an early-race trip down pit road to cure overheating trouble put the Hamilton, Ohio driver one lap down. Witham still finished sixth ahead of Jack Weethee who steered his Weethee Builders-Amerihost Inns Ford home in seventh. Tully Esterline finished eighth in the Spangler Candy Co-Rupp Seeds Chevy while ’99 champ Bill Withers finished ninth in the Mannings USA-Hall Electronics Ford and was credited with the Ed & Company Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions. Randy Kopka, in the Braun Auto Group Ford, completed the top-10.

Slaughter will be formally crowned king of the trucks November 11th, 2000 at the ARCA Truck and Midget championship awards banquet at the Radisson Hotel in Toledo, Ohio.

FINAL TOP-20 ARCA LINCOLN WELDERS TRUCK SERIES 2000 POINTS: Robbin Slaughter 3870, Chad Guinn 3845, Johnny Witham 3810, Troy Marciniak 3680, Bill Withers 3600, Dave Reeb 3245, Bobby Marvin 3195, Todd Braun 3185, Tully Esterline 3095, Michael Carter 3045, Jack Weethee 3005, Joe Wormcastle 2770, Stan Maitlen 2710, Kyle Witwer 2405, Jeff Speakman 2325, Paul Hahn 2315, Randy Kopka 2085, David Clay 2070, Pete Wormcastle 1705, John Kasmierski 1480.

   2000 ARCA LINCOLN WELDERS TRUCK SERIES EVENT #16

   Salem Speedway, Salem IN, 9-9-00

   Official Results, UHL Truck Sales 100

FIN STR NO DRIVER/RESIDENCE TEAM & CAR LAPS STATUS

1     1      6 Robbin Slaughter/Columbus OH Carmen’s Vacuum-Napa Auto Parts Ford 100 Running

2     2    33 David Clay/Carlisle OH Carlisle Electric-Community Nat’l Bank-Select Const Chevy 100 Running

3     7      4 Chad Guinn/Erie MI Racing Benefits Association-Sonic Expediting Ford 100 Running

4     4    12 Pete Wormcastle/New Haven IN Ossian Napa-Kelly Automotive Chevrolet 100 Running

5     8      8 Troy Marciniak/Spring Lake MI A&A Manufacturing-Bob’s Asphalt Chevrolet 100 Running

6     3      5 Johnny Witham/Hamilton OH Pate Manufacturing-Fab Shop Ford 99 Running

7    14    55 Jack Weethee/Grove City OH Weethee Builders-Amerihost Inns-Den’s Auto Ford 99 Running

8    13    10 Tully Esterline/Pettisville OH Spangler Candy Co-Rupp Seed Chevrolet 99 Running

9    18    57 Bill Withers/Columbus OH Mannings USA-Hall Electronics Ford 99 Running

10   15   17 Randy Kopka/Francesville IN Braun Auto Group-Braun Seating Ford 99 Running

11    5    77 Todd Braun/Winamac IN Braun Auto Group-Two Guy Mechanical Ford 98 Running

12   12   98 Dave Reeb/Pataskala OH Accurate Logistics Ford 98 Running

13   20   18 Kyle Witwer/Fort Wayne IN Kelley Automotive Group-Witwer Racing Chevrolet 98 Running

14     9   44 Michael Carter Jr/Highland MI Michigan Cat-Amzoil Chevrolet 85 Running

15   19   00 Mark Otting/Plainwell MI Posilac One Step-Westfalia-Surge Ford 69 Accident

16   21    9 Stan Maitlen/Greenville OH ARC Abrasives-GSI-Scoreboards-Meredith Ford 69 Running

17   11   19 Jeff Wichmann/Mason OH Midwest Metals & Supply Ford 65 Running

18   16   24 Paul Hahn/Canton MI Hahn’s Collision-Fox Auto Parts-Nat’l Auto Glass Ford 50 Suspnsn

19     6   16 Joe Wormcastle/Fort Wayne IN Witwer Racing-Votaw Electric Chevrolet 49 Bearing

20   10   76 Bobby Marvin/Columbus OH Ed & Company-Stat Express Delivery Ford 47 Suspnsn

21   17   51 Frank Kimmel/Jeffersonville IN Pate Manufacturing-Fab Shop Ford 5 Engine

 HOOSIER TIRE POLE AWARD: Robbin Slaughter 18.562 (107.639 mph)

 LAP LEADERS:  Slaughter 1-100 (100)

RACING POSTPONED AT NEWPORT SPEEDWAY

RACING POSTPONED AT NEWPORT SPEEDWAY

Promoter Ed Surrett postponed Saturday’s ARCA Truck Racing action at Newport Speedway because of severe weather forecast for the entire weekend. Ed and Phoenix Management Group Officials are working on a date to hold the event yet this season.

Check ARCATruckRacing.com for updates.

Sauble Speedway Event Canceled

Due to unforeseeable complications, the race at Sauble Speedway on August 28th has been cancelled. Officials from the ARCA Truck Series and the Sauble Speedway are working on plans to bring the ARCA Truck Series back to the 1/4 mile facility in 2011.
The next event will be September 11 at Newport (TN) Speedway

Saturday’s Action Canceled at Midvale Due To Severe Weather

 

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Midvale Qualifying Results

POS NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR TIME
1 51 Danny Jackson/Cincinnati OH Redbank Transport-Lykins Co Chevy-Hart Machine 14.652
2 13 Frank Wilson Jr/Belmont WV Drug Testing Centers of America-Perkins Supply Chevy 14.855
3 17 Chris Bailey Jr/South Park PA C.A. Bailey Excavating Chevy 15.027
4 16 Ash Hawkins/Canfield OH A & K Racing Chevy 15.043
5 52 Kenny Kirsch Jr/Hamilton OH Napa Legend Battery-Kirsch’s Automotive Chevy 15.257
6 22 Tim Schafer/Canfield OH G’s Pizza World-Double “S” Racing Chevy 15.420
7 65 Cornel Mentler/Elyria OH Speciality Fitters Inc. Chevy 15.618
8 46 Paul Vanderhoff/Morenci MI Fountain Valley Transport Chevy 16.225
9 78 Craig Meyers/Belleville,MI Classic Racing Coupes-Regency Kennels Dodge 16.859
10 44 Leo Vanderhoff/Battlecreek MI Vanderhoff Bros. Dairy LLC Chevy 18.422
11 11 Corey Wilson/Belmont WV Life Disco Dinner Club-Perkins Supply Chevy 19.233
12 30 Brad Yunker/Maumee OH Owens Community College-Champion Credit Union Chevy  

Midvale 2nd Practice

POS NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR TIME
1 51 Danny Jackson/Cincinnati OH Redbank Transport-Lykins Co Chevy-Hart Machine 14.781
2 16 Ash Hawkins/Canfield OH A & K Racing Chevy 15.005
3 17 Chris Bailey Jr/South Park PA C.A. Bailey Excavating Chevy 15.104
4 52 Kenny Kirsch Jr/Hamilton OH Napa Legend Battery-Kirsch’s Automotive Chevy 15.116
5 65 Cornel Mentler/Elyria OH Speciality Fitters Inc. Chevy 15.484
6 22 Tim Schafer/Canfield OH G’s Pizza World-Double “S” Racing Chevy 15.582
7 46 Paul Vanderhoff/Morenci MI Fountain Valley Transport Chevy 16.127
8 44 Leo Vanderhoff/Battlecreek MI Vanderhoff Bros. Dairy LLC Chevy 18.018
9 11 Corey Wilson/Belmont WV Life Disco Dinner Club-Perkins Supply Chevy  
10 13 Frank Wilson Jr/Belmont WV Drug Testing Centers of America-Perkins Supply Chevy  
11 30 Brad Yunker/Maumee OH Owens Community College-Champion Credit Union Chevy  
12 78 Craig Meyers/Belleville,MI Classic Racing Coupes-Regency Kennels Dodge  

Midvale 1st Practice

POS NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR TIME
1 13 Frank Wilson Jr/Belmont WV Drug Testing Centers of America-Perkins Supply Chevy 15.068
2 17 Chris Bailey Jr/South Park PA C.A. Bailey Excavating Chevy 15.189
3 16 Ash Hawkins/Canfield OH A & K Racing Chevy 15.195
4 51 Danny Jackson/Cincinnati OH Redbank Transport-Lykins Co Chevy-Hart Machine 15.229
5 52 Kenny Kirsch Jr/Hamilton OH Napa Legend Battery-Kirsch’s Automotive Chevy 15.344
6 65 Cornel Mentler/Elyria OH Speciality Fitters Inc. Chevy 15.435
7 22 Tim Schafer/Canfield OH G’s Pizza World-Double “S” Racing Chevy 15.507
8 30 Brad Yunker/Maumee OH Owens Community College-Champion Credit Union Chevy 15.768
9 46 Paul Vanderhoff/Morenci MI Fountain Valley Transport Chevy 16.118
10 78 Craig Meyers/Belleville,MI Classic Racing Coupes-Regency Kennels Dodge 16.454
11 11 Corey Wilson/Belmont WV Life Disco Dinner Club-Perkins Supply Chevy 18.639
12 44 Leo Vanderhoff/Battlecreek MI Vanderhoff Bros. Dairy LLC Chevy  

Wilson Wins at Motordrome!

Frank Wilson Jr. Wins at Motordrome! (Photo by Howie Balis)

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Wilson Is Strong at Motordrome

7/30/10 – Smithton, PA – Frank Wilson of Belmont, WV broke through to the winner’s circle in strong fashion in the DJ Safety 50 presented by City of McKeesport Mayor James R. Brewster at the Motordrome Speedway.  Hometown favorite Chris Bailey, Jr. of South Park, PA was the event’s fast qualifier, with a lap of 18.516 and rolled a “6” for the inversion placing Ash Hawkins of Canfield, OH and Kenny Kirsch Jr. of Hamilton, OH on the front row.

On the start, Hawkins was able to jump out front and lead the first 3 laps before a caution for the slowing Paul Hahn of Canton, MI.  Two-time winner Danny Jackson of Cincinnati, OH was able to muscle his way to the point on the restart.  Jackson was able to lead the next 20 laps while Wilson and point leader Bailey, Jr. worked their way to the front.  During a lap 23 caution for debris, Bailey, Jr went pit side to change a flat left rear tire forcing him to restart on the tail of the field.  The double-file restarts used in the ARCA Truck Series put Wilson on the outside of Jackson for the lap 24 restart.  Jackson and Wilson battled up high off of turn 4 causing Wilson to scrape the wall.  Undeterred, Wilson stuck his Drug Testing Centers of America/Perkins Supply/Team Wilson Driver Development Chevrolet on the high side entering turn 1 and worked the high side around Jackson for the lead.  He went on to lead the next 25 laps for the win while point leader Bailey battled from the tail up to 5th position.

Wilson was the winner with Danny Jackson in his Redbank Transport/Lykins Company/Doug Miller Performance Chevrolet in second.  Third went to Ash Hawkins in his A & K Racing Chevrolet.  Taking the checkers fourth in his NAPA Legend Battery/Kirsch’s Automotive Chevrolet was Kenny Kirsch Jr., of Hamilton, OH and rounding out the top 5 was point leader Chris Bailey, Jr., of South Park, PA in his C.A. Bailey Excavating/Will’s Warriors Chevrolet.

The series’ next stop will be at the Midvale Speedway in Midvale, OH on August 14, 2010. For more information on the ARCA Truck Series, please visit www.arcatruckracing.com.

Motordrome Results

FIN STR NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR LAPS STATUS
1 5 13 Frank Wilson Jr/Belmont WV Drug Testing Centers of America-Perkins Supply Chevy 50 RUNNING
2 4 51 Danny Jackson/Cincinnati OH Redbank Transport-Lykins Co Chevy-Hart Machine 50 RUNNING
3 1 16 Ash Hawkins/Canfield OH A & K Racing Chevy 50 RUNNING
4 2 52 Kenny Kirsch Jr/Hamilton OH Napa Legend Battery-Kirsch’s Automotive Chevy 50 RUNNING
5 6 17 Chris Bailey Jr/South Park PA C.A. Bailey Excavating Chevy 50 RUNNING
6 8 22 Tim Schafer/Canfield OH G’s Pizza World-Double “S” Racing Chevy 50 RUNNING
7 7 30 Brad Yunker/Maumee OH Owens Community College-Champion Credit Union Chevy 50 RUNNING
8 11 55 Marcus Jones/Wheatland IN Best One Tire-Jones & Sons Chevy 50 RUNNING
9 9 46 Paul Vanderhoff/Morenci MI Fountain Valley Transport Chevy 48 RUNNING
10 10 78 Craig Meyers/Belleville,MI Classic Racing Coupes-Regency Kennels Dodge 48 RUNNING
11 3 7 Paul Hahn/Canton MI Hahn’s Marketing-Turbo Air Dry System Chevy 3 OUT
  POLE AWARD : Chris Bailey Jr                                        
  LAP LEADERS: Hawkins 1-4 (4) Jackson 5-25 (21) Wilson 26-50 ( 25)    

Motordrome Starting Lineup

POS NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR
1 16 Ash Hawkins/Canfield OH A & K Racing Chevy
2 52 Kenny Kirsch Jr/Hamilton OH Napa Legend Battery-Kirsch’s Automotive Chevy
3 7 Paul Hahn/Canton MI Hahn’s Marketing-Turbo Air Dry system Chevy
4 51 Danny Jackson/Cincinnati OH Redbank Transport-Lykins Co Chevy-Hart Machine
5 13 Frank Wilson Jr/Belmont WV Drug Testing Centers of America-Perkins Supply Chevy
6 17 Chris Bailey Jr/South Park PA C.A. Bailey Excavating Chevy
7 30 Brad Yunker/Maumee OH Owens Community College-Champion Credit Union Chevy
8 22 Tim Schafer/Canfield OH G’s Pizza World-Double “S” Racing Chevy
9 46 Paul Vanderhoff/Morenci MI Fountain Valley Transport Chevy
10 78 Craig Meyers/Belleville,MI Classic Racing Coupes-Regency Kennels Dodge
11 55 Marcus Jones/Wheatland IN Best One Tire-Jones & Sons Chevy

Motordrome Qualifying Results

POS NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR TIME
1 17 Chris Bailey Jr/South Park PA C.A. Bailey Excavating Chevy 18.516
2 13 Frank Wilson Jr/Belmont WV Drug Testing Centers of America-Perkins Supply Chevy 18.588
3 51 Danny Jackson/Cincinnati OH Redbank Transport-Lykins Co Chevy-Hart Machine 18.674
4 7 Paul Hahn/Canton MI Hahn’s Marketing-Turbo Air Dry system Chevy 18.761
5 52 Kenny Kirsch Jr/Hamilton OH Napa Legend Battery-Kirsch’s Automotive Chevy 18.892
6 16 Ash Hawkins/Canfield OH A & K Racing Chevy 19.327
7 30 Brad Yunker/Maumee OH Owens Community College-Champion Credit Union Chevy 19.518
8 22 Tim Schafer/Canfield OH G’s Pizza World-Double “S” Racing Chevy 19.554
9 46 Paul Vanderhoff/Morenci MI Fountain Valley Transport Chevy 20.004
10 78 Craig Meyers/Belleville,MI Classic Racing Coupes-Regency Kennels Dodge 20.286
11 55 Marcus Jones/Wheatland IN Best One Tire-Jones & Sons Chevy 20.930

Saturday’s Action Canceled at Angola Due To Severe Weather

July 24– The Phoenix Management Group 100 at Angola Speedway was canceled only seven laps into the main event Saturday night due to severe weather conditions throughout the area. Frank Wilson was leading at the time.

The Phoenix Management Group Officials plan to work with the Angola Promotor to re-schedule  the ARCA Truck Series event for later this season. Details will be on the website as they become available. 

The next race for the ARCA Truck Series will be the DJ Safety 50 this Friday July 30th at Motordrome Speedway in Smithton Pa.  Look for more details at the ARCA Truck Series website, www.ARCATruckRacing.com.

Motordrome Schedule of Events

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FRIDAY JULY 30, 2010

11:00 AM              ARCA Truck Series Registration Opens                                                                                                                                                                

12:00 PM.              ARCA Truck Series Garage Opens

1:15 PM.                ARCA Truck Series Rookie Meeting

1:30 PM                 ARCA Truck Series Driver/Crew Chief/Spotter Meeting

2-3:30 PM              ARCA Truck Series Practice

7:00 PM                  ARCA Truck Series Pole Qualifying (2 laps)

9:00 PM                  Racing Begins

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Angola Starting Lineup

POS NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR
1 78 Craig Meyers/Belleville,MI Classic Racing Coupes-Regency Kennels Dodge
2 13 Frank Wilson Jr/Belmont WV Drug Testing Centers of America-Perkins Supply Chevy
3 98 Bret Moyer/Polk City IA Karl Chevrolet Chevy
4 30 Brad Yunker/Maumee OH Owens Community College-Champion Credit Union Chevy
5 22 Tim Schafer/Canfield OH G’s Pizza World-Double “S” Racing Chevy
6 41 Nathan Trepkowski/Ubly MI B & J Auto Center-Ubly Auto Supply Chevy
7 52 Kenny Kirsch Jr/Hamilton OH Napa Legend Battery-Kirsch’s Automotive Chevy
8 16 Ash Hawkins/Canfield OH A & K Racing Chevy
9 23 Mike Young/Toledo OH Dave White Chevrolet & Auto Credit Chevy
10 17 Chris Bailey Jr/South Park PA C.A. Bailey Excavating Chevy
11 25 Michael Risley/Springfield OH Risley Racing Chevy
12 6 Brandon Oakley/Bevercreek OH Oakley Blacktop Chevy
13 51 Danny Jackson/Cincinnati OH Redbank Transport-Lykins Co-Hart Machine Chevy
14 46 Paul Vanderhoff/Morenci MI Fountain Valley Transport Chevy

Angola Qualifying Results

POS NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR TIME
1 17 Chris Bailey Jr/South Park PA C.A. Bailey Excavating Chevy 15.318
2 23 Mike Young/Toledo OH Dave White Chevrolet & Auto Credit Chevy 15.368
3 16 Ash Hawkins/Canfield OH A & K Racing Chevy 15.622
4 52 Kenny Kirsch Jr/Hamilton OH Napa Legend Battery-Kirsch’s Automotive Chevy 15.702
5 41 Nathan Trepkowski/Ubly MI B & J Auto Center-Ubly Auto Supply Chevy 15.791
6 22 Tim Schafer/Canfield OH G’s Pizza World-Double “S” Racing Chevy 15.986
7 30 Brad Yunker/Maumee OH Owens Community College-Champion Credit Union Chevy 15.995
8 98 Bret Moyer/Polk City IA Karl Chevrolet Chevy 16.177
9 13 Frank Wilson Jr/Belmont WV Drug Testing Centers of America-Perkins Supply Chevy 16.770
10 78 Craig Meyers/Belleville,MI Classic Racing Coupes-Regency Kennels Dodge 16.816
11 46 Paul Vanderhoff/Morenci MI Fountain Valley Transport Chevy 17.296
12 25 Michael Risley/Springfield OH Risley Racing Chevy 17.720
13 6 Brandon Oakley/Bevercreek OH Oakley Blacktop Chevy 36.398
14 51 Danny Jackson/Cincinnati OH Redbank Transport-Lykins Co-Hart Machine Chevy NO TIME