Ford Racing Joins the ARCA Truck Series in 2011 !

Millersport, OH (03/05/11) Phoenix Management Group officials announced today that they have reached a multi-year agreement with Ford Motor Company to use the Ford S347JR V8 Sealed Race Engine as an additional option under the hood beginning in 2011 season for the ARCA Truck Series .

“We are very happy to be on board with the ARCA Truck Series”, Mike Delahanty, Program Manager of Ford’s Sportsman Circle Track Racing. “This is a superior race engine which will allow the competitors years of success at an economical price.”

Ford racing’s involvement continues at the track as well. Any team which uses the Ford S347JR engine and scores a victory will receive a bonus of $200 from Ford Racing. If no Ford S347JR wins, then the highest finishing S347JR will receive $100. In addition to the bonus, at the 2011 ARCA Truck Series Championship Banquet, Ford Racing will recognize the top three Ford S347JR powered teams with bonuses of $200, $100, and $50 respectively. Ford racing has also guaranteed pricing on rebuilds, from cylinder head service, short block service, to a complete rebuild thru the 2013 race season.

“Having the support of Ford Racing in the ARCA Truck Series, will not only allow the competitors to have more choices for under the hood of their trucks, but shows the racing community the strength and the stability of the series,” said Tom Cumbow, General Manager of the ARCA Truck Series.

The S347JR Ford engines which are legal to run in the ARCA Truck Series will be sold exclusively thru a designated warehouse. All engines purchased in the program will be delivered to the competitor’s race shops, which is included in the purchase price. Any competitor, who purchases a Ford S347JR engine that is not from the designated warehouse, will have to have it recertified before it can be run in the ARCA Truck Series. Phoenix Management Officials will announce the designated warehouse and the only approved engine rebuilder/certifier at the 2011 Winter Competitor Meeting on March 12, 2011, at the Park Inn Hotel in Toledo, Ohio. Ford officials will also be available at the meeting to answer any question from the competitors.

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The next event for the ARCA Truck Series is the 2nd Annual Winter Competitor Meeting on March 12, 2011 at 1 pm at the Park Inn Hotel, located at 101 N Summit St, Toledo, OH 43604.


Tom Cumbow


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