Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 19

Big Ten late models, Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race, Driver Reunion highlight program

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MACON, Ill. – Who will be the faster pastor? Can Ryan Little take a commanding lead in the Big Ten Series late model standings? Is Bobby Beiler going to extend his recent winning streak at Macon Speedway? How many former Macon Speedway greats will you remember during the Hall of Fame Driver Reunion?

Let’s find out during Kid’s Castle Night at legendary Macon Speedway Saturday, when Big Ten Series late models road around the fifth-mile high-banked oval. The race pays $1,200 to win, and the top five finishers also receive two pit passes to the SuperChevyStores.com 100, as ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards stock cars hit the dirt at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Aug. 17.

Tonight also features the B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race, renamed in honor of B.G. Nevitt, the race’s defending champion and the senior pastor at gtChurch in Decatur before he passed away last summer.  Pastor Rick Spangler of gtChurch will attempt to defend Nevitt’s title. He will be joined in the race by Pastor Doug Lowery of Maranatha Assembly of God in Decatur, Pastor J.J. Hairston of Galillee Baptist Church in Decatur, Pastor Richard Chappell of Body of Christ Ministries of Macon, Pastor Rod Hite of Destiny Fellowship in Moweaqua and Pastor Mark Amenda of Mazon United Methodist Church, who returns to his adopted hometown.

Macon Speedway invites all former drivers to return to the track for a reunion and a program to recognize its Hall of Fame drivers. Last year’s turnout was great, and Macon Speedway plans to make it bigger and better this year. Former greats such as Roger Drake and Butch Garner will attend.

CEFCU Kid’s Club also meets in the pavilion for games and fun. It gives moms and dads a chance to relax for a minute while watching the racing.

Kid’s Castle Learning Center has locations in Decatur, Mount Zion and Springfield. The Kid’s Castle philosophy is that children are miracles. We believe that children need to feel safe:  safe to explore their world and try new things. Second, they need to feel nurtured. They need to know they are special and unique. CEFCU Kid’s Club will also meet to entertain the kids while moms and dads can concentrate on the racing for a moment.

Besides Big Ten late models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook  (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles.

 

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Jul 18

Go online to register for tickets to rare Kyle Busch VIP experience on July 25

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INDIANAPOLIS – Great news. There’s another way to register for the exclusive Kyle Busch VIP experience at Lucas Oil Raceway during the ARCA doubleheader Friday, July 25. You can also send your contact information online, so you get a jump on the race to pick up some of the limited number of tickets for this rare chance opportunity to get face to face with an sports celebrity.

Tickets still remain for a meet and greet with the NASCAR superstar, which includes autographs, the Q&A session with Busch at the microphone, dinner, drinks, VIP parking and a general admission ticket to the Scott Get Geared up 200. The VIP package is just $100 per person. Busch will race in the 100-lap CRA Super Series race prior to the 200-lapper in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. A limited number of tickets are available. They include free VIP parking. Please call 217-764-3200 for more information.

Go online to track1985@gmail.com. Give us some easy contact information, and we will contact you to complete the transaction. We just need:

Name

Phone number

Email address

How many tickets you want to purchase.

It’s an easy way to get to know one of NASCAR’s biggest names. For more information, go to Maconracing.com or trackenterprises.com. Don’t be afraid to call 217-764-3200. We will also take your information over the phone.The Kyle Busch VIP experience is just the start of an incredible night of racing.

NASCAR/ARCA veteran Ken Schrader, 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, ARCA point leader Grant Enfinger and red-hot Mason Mitchell highlight the ARCA Racing Series entries. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan is also entered in the CRA Super Series event.

The ARCA Racing Series last ran at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2012, with Kimmel taking the checkered flag. The 2014 race will be the 10th ARCA Racing Series race at the track since 1971.The return to the Indianapolis area by the series is important for the series presenting sponsor, Menards. Indianapolis is the fifth-largest market for Menards, which has 287 stores in 14 Midwestern states.

ARCA Racing Series Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell begins at 5:30 p.m. with the ARCA CRA Super Series 100-lap race following at 7. The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 is scheduled for a 9 p.m. start, and is live on FOX Sports 1. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activities, starting with the first of two practice sessions at 1:35. All times listed are Eastern. For more ticket information, visit Trackenterprises.com and LucasOilRaceway.com. (NOTE: All times listed are Eastern time.)

 

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Jul 17

Attend rare VIP experience with superstar Kyle Busch at ARCA doubleheader July 25

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INDIANAPOLIS – Fresh off winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway over the weekend, Kyle Busch has announced he will compete in the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 ARCA doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway on Friday, July 25. Race fans get a chance to attend a meet and greet reception with Busch prior to the racing action.

This rare opportunity for an up close and personal VIP experience with a NASCAR superstar includes autographs, the Q&A session with Busch at the microphone, dinner, drinks and a general admission ticket to the Scott Get Geared up 200. The VIP package is just $100 per person. Busch will race in the 100-lap CRA Super Series race prior to the 200-lapper in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. A limited number of tickets are available. They include free VIP parking. Please call 217-764-3200 for more information.

NASCAR/ARCA veteran Ken Schrader, 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, ARCA point leader Grant Enfinger and red-hot Mason Mitchell highlight the ARCA Racing Series entries. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan is also entered in the CRA Super Series event.

Tickets, for $20 – which is $10 off the gate price – are now on sale at Menards stores in Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Camby, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers, Fort Wayne East, Fort Wayne South, Fort Wayne West, Greenwood, Indy East, Indy South, Kokomo, Lafayette South, Lebanon, Muncie, Richmond, Terre Haute and West Lafayette. Tickets for anyone 11 and under will be $10 at the gate.

The ARCA Racing Series last ran at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2012, with Kimmel taking the checkered flag. The 2014 race will be the 10th ARCA Racing Series race at the track since 1971.The return to the Indianapolis area by the series is important for the series presenting sponsor, Menards. Indianapolis is the fifth-largest market for Menards, which has 287 stores in 14 Midwestern states.

On Thursday, July 24, show cars for the Menards-sponsored No. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup and No. 88 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series cars will be at the Indy South Menards from noon to 8 p.m. Drivers Paul Menard and Matt Crafton will appear at the store from 7 to 8 p.m. Kimmel and the ARCA No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota will be at the Camby Menards from 4 to 5:30 p.m. that same day plus at the Avon Menards from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The No. 27 and No. 88 show cars will be at Lucas Oil Raceway from noon to 9 p.m. on race day, Friday, July 25.

ARCA Racing Series Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell begins at 5:30 p.m. with the ARCA CRA Super Series 100-lap race following at 7. The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 is scheduled for a 9 p.m. start, and is live on FOX Sports 1. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activities, starting with the first of two practice sessions at 1:35. All times listed are Eastern. For more ticket information, visit Trackenterprises.com and LucasOilRaceway.com. (NOTE: All times listed are Eastern time.)

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Jul 17

Schrader hops into vintage midget at Winchester Speedway for a classic ride

MACON, Ill. – Macon Speedway co-owner Ken Schrader likes to keep his hands on the wheel, whether it’s driving his ARCA stock car, a dirt modified or even a USAC open-wheeler. Recently, Schrader hopped into a vintage midget for a ride that took him back a few decades.

Schrader will race in the USAC Silver Crown race at Lucas Oil Raceway on July 24, the night before he drives in the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 at LOR. NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch and NASCAR driver David Ragan will also race in the 100-lap CRA Super Series race in the ARCA doubleheader.

Here’s the link to the vintage midget ride, including some video.

http://www.arcaracing.com/articles/1990224-schrader-reconnects-with-open-wheel-roots-at-winchester-looking-ahead-to-usac-arca-double-duty-at-lor

 

 

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Jul 16

Top 5 finishers in Big Ten late models Saturday also receive pit passes to ARCA race

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MACON, Ill. – There’s another prize for the top five finishers for the Big Ten Series Late Model race during Kid’s Castle Night at Macon Speedway Saturday.

Each of the top five finishers in the Big Ten Series Late Model feature at Macon Speedway Saturday receive two free pit passes to the SuperChevyStores.com 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Aug. 17. It’s a great chance to see how crews in the ARCA Racing Series by Menards set up their stock cars for one of two dirt track events on the national tour.

The pit passes are good for the Late Model driver and a guest. They are not transferrable. Macon Speedway wants to provide local racers with the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at a national series right here in our own backyard, thanks to Track Enterprises, Inc.

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The Big Ten Series Late Model race is just one of the big activities Saturday at Macon Speedway on Kid’s Castle Night.

The B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race brings together area ministers in a race of four-cylinder Hornets as we honor Nevitt, the race’s defending champion and a Decatur civic leader who passed away last summer.The senior pastor at gtChurch not only touched his congregation through powerful messages but also preached to a large group on the radio, television and Internet. Nevitt’s work with the Decatur Police Auxiliary, Macon County Sheriff’s Department and the coroner’s office also made a difference.

Pastor Rick Spangler of gtChurch will attempt to defend Nevitt’s title. He will be joined in the race by Pastor Doug Lowery of Maranatha Assembly of God in Decatur, Pastor J.J. Hairston of Galillee Baptist Church in Decatur, Pastor Richard Chappell of Body of Christ Ministries of Macon, Pastor Rod Hite of Destiny Fellowship in Moweaqua and Pastor Mark Amenda of Mazon United Methodist Church, who returns to his adopted hometown.

Macon Speedway invites all former drivers to return to the track for a reunion and a program to recognize its Hall of Fame drivers. Last year’s turnout was great, and Macon Speedway plans to make it bigger and better this year.

CEFCU Kid’s Club will also meet to entertain the kids while moms and dads can concentrate on the racing for a moment.

Besides Big Ten late models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7. Also, stock cars return to Taylorville (Ill.) for the first time in decades with the Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s at the Christian County Fair on July 24. Street Stocks, Sportsman and Hornets compete on the quarter-mile oval.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles.

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Jul 15

Indiana Sprint Week hits Terre Haute Action Track Wednesday with tight battle ongoing

    	     Wednesday May 22nd     Tony Hulman Classic     USAC Sprint Cars and UMP Modifieds     General Admission Gates Open: 5PM     Pit Gates Open: 4PM     Hot Laps: 6PM     Racing: 7PM     General Admission: $25     Infield: $15     Kids 10 & Under: FREE     Pit Pass: $35 - USAC Members: $30     (All times Eastern)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana Sprint Week concludes this week with four straight races Wednesday through Saturday. If the points race remains as tight as it is now, the finale at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt Saturday should be memorable.

Drivers Dave Darland, Chris Windom and Justin Grant are separated by just four points in the Indiana Sprint Week standings, following races last Friday and Saturday and Sunday night’s abbreviated event at Lawrenceburg Speedway which succumbed to rain after three heat races had been conducted.

Similarly, Darland has closed Brady Bacon’s AMSOIL USAC National Sprint lead to just three points going into the Don Smith Classic at the Terre Haute Action Track Wednesday. Tickets are $25 for the grandstands and $15 for the infield. Pit passes are $30. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7. Subsequent races are Thursday at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Friday at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday at Haubstadt.

Jon Standbrough earned his 16th career Indiana Sprint Week victory in Friday night’s 30-lap opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway. He led all 30 laps in the MP Environmental Services/Indiana Underground Maxim/Fisher to beat Grant, Windom, Tracy Hines and Chase Stockton.

Darland responded with his all-time leading 18th career ISW victory Saturday at Kokomo Speedway, passing Kevin Thomas, Jr., on lap six, then leading the rest of the way to beat Grant, Windom, Hunter Schuerenberg and Bryan Clauson.  Darland slipped behind Grant in turns one and two on the final lap but was able to regain the lead entering turn three and scored the narrow victory at the checkered flag.

Darland’s win also was his 51st in USAC National Sprint Car competition, now just one shy of Tom Bigelow’s all-time mark of 52.

Rain fell at Lawrenceburg Speedway Sunday after the third heat race and that was race subsequently cancelled. Stockton was the fast qualifier before weather interrupted the event.

 

 

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Jul 15

Kid’s Castle presents Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Night, Big Ten Late Models

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MACON, Ill. – Kid’s Castle Learning Center drops the green flag on an amazing night of racing when the faster pastor race is renamed the B.G. Nevitt Memorial, Big Ten Series late models rev up the crowd and legendary Macon Speedway holds a Hall of Fame driver’s reunion to honor the racers who made the fifth-mile high banked oval famous, and CEFCU Kid’s Club keeps out youngest fans happy.
The defending race champion and one of Decatur’s civic leaders, Nevitt passed away last summer, but not before leaving us with a lasting impression. The senior pastor at gtChurch not only touched his congregation through powerful messages but also preached to a large group on the radio, television and Internet. Nevitt’s work with the Decatur Police Auxiliary, Macon County Sheriff’s Department and the coroner’s office also made a difference.
Pastor Rick Spangler of gtChurch will attempt to defend Nevitt’s title. He will be joined in the race by Pastor Doug Lowery of Maranatha Assembly of God in Decatur, Pastor J.J. Hairston of Galillee Baptist Church in Decatur, Pastor Richard Chappell of Body of Christ Ministries of Macon, Pastor Rod Hite of Destiny Fellowship in Moweaqua and Pastor Mark Amenda of Mazon United Methodist Church, who returns to his adopted hometown.
Macon Speedway invites all former drivers to return to the track for a reunion and a program to recognize its Hall of Fame drivers. Last year’s turnout was great, and Macon Speedway plans to make it bigger and better this year.
BigTencarMidwest Big Ten Series Late Models roar into Macon Speedway for the eighth race in the 10-event campaign spread over four tracks, after the series hits Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway Friday. In earlier Big Ten Series races at Macon Speedway, Ryan Little of Pleasant Plains, Brian Diveley of Springfield and Kyle Logue of Cisco earned the wins. Little leads the Big Ten standings with 316 points, followed by Greg Kimmons of Pleasant Plains (296), Matt Taylor of Springfield (280), Diveley (258) and John Beck of Springfield (254).
kidslogoKid’s Castle Learning Center has locations in Decatur, Mount Zion and Springfield. The Kid’s Castle philosophy is that children are miracles. We believe that children need to feel safe: safe to explore their world and try new things. Second, they need to feel nurtured. They need to know they are special and unique. CEFCU Kid’s Club will also meet to entertain the kids while moms and dads can concentrate on the racing for a moment.
Besides Big Ten late models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7. Also, stock cars return to Taylorville (Ill.) for the first time in decades with the Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s at the Christian County Fair on July 24. Street Stocks, Sportsman and Hornets compete on the quarter-mile oval.
For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles.

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Jul 15

Racing returns to Christian County Fair with Larry’s Service Center Triple 25′s on July 24

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                 MACON, Ill. – Stock car racing will rev up the Christian County Fair for the first time in decades when the Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s hit the quarter-mile fairgrounds dirt track in Taylorville on Thursday, July 24 during the Christian County Fair. Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks, Sportsman and Hornets will each hold 25-lap features as the racers chase after big prize money in racing presented by Track Enterprises, Inc.

The three competitive divisions are excited to headline the show, so the drivers won’t hold anything back while racing for the victory in front of the big fair crowd in a pair of 25-lappers. Sportsman race for $800 to win while the Street Stocks go for a $500 first-place prize and the Hornets pay $200 to win.

“I’m excited to bring the Big Ten Street Stocks, Sportsman and Hornets to the Christian County Fair,’’ said Bob Sargent, the Macon Speedway promoter and Track Enterprises president. “The Street Stocks will be in the midst of the intense Big Ten Series for a huge prize fund. The Hornets and Sportsman drivers are also anxious to race on a different track, so we expect the pits to overflow with fast cars and talented drivers.’’

Dennis Vandermeersch of Springfield held off Macon Speedway points leader Nick Macklin of Argenta to win the Sportsman Topless 40 at the high-banked fifth-mile oval on July 12 in one of the season’s premier races for the class. In Big Ten Street Stocks, Bobby Beiler of Blue Mound carries a slim lead over Terry Reed of Decatur. John Bright Jr. of Decatur leads the Outlaw Hornets points at Macon Speedway, but Jeremy Reed of Decatur is back from a broken arm and already back in victory lane. With the races held on a Thursday night, drivers from several tracks are expected to compete.

The Street Stocks race is part of the Big Ten Series, a 10-event campaign with races also at Macon (Ill.) Speedway, Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway and Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway as drivers battle for a $3,000 prize fund. The Street Stock loyalty promotion includes larger payouts to the feature winner. At the end of the 10-race series, driver points accumulated will determine the Midwest Big Ten Series champion. The overall champ earns $1,000, and the payouts continue through the top 10.

Tickets to Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s are $10 for reserved seating and $8 for general admission. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $15 for children 11-under. Pits open at 4 p.m. Grandstands open at 5 with racing at 7. For more information, call 217-764-3200 or go online to maconracing.com.

 

 

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Jul 14

MOWA Sprint Week arrives on July 26 for DynaGraphics/ILMO Night

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DynaGraphics has a vehicle wrap for just about any occasion.

 

MACON, Ill. – DynaGraphics and ILMO combine to sponsor one of the special nights of the season when MOWA sprint cars invade Macon Speedway for an open-wheel extravaganza of power and speed on the famous fifth-mile high banked dirt oval on Saturday, July 26. The racing isn’t the only attraction, because DynaGraphics will hold a drawing for a voucher worth $500 toward any product in its line, including a vehicle wrap.

The best winged sprint car drivers in the Midwest will try to tame the Macon bullring as the Midwest Open Wheel Association holds MOWA Sprint Week. Macon Speedway is the fourth and final stop in the four-day run as MOWA crowns a sprint week champion. MOWA Sprint Week begins at Highland (Ill.) Speedway on July 23, followed by Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach on July 24 and Jacksonville Speedway on July 25. Heading into a busy July race season, Jerrod Hull of Sikeston, Mo., led the MOWA standings, followed closely by Joey Moughan of Springfield, A.J. Bruns of Lincoln, Chris Urish of Elkhart, Jeremy Standridge of Springfield and Korey Weyant of Springfield.

A Decatur-based company, DynaGraphics specializes in signs, printing and wraps, and it will show off its products before a lucky contestant wins a prize package valued at $500 from a giveaway during the racing program. The voucher will be good toward any wrap, sign, graphics project or printing by DynaGraphics, 3220 N. Woodford St., Decatur.  The staff at DynaGraphics can take it from there. Full vehicle wraps are a good way to decorate cars, ATVs, boats and trailers.

ILMO Products Co. is a single-source provider of industrial, medical and laboratory gases in bulk, micro-bulk, cryogenic and cylinder solutions. Additionally, ILMO offers bulk and residential propane, welding and safety equipment, industrial supplies and accessories, and welder rental and repair services. Based in Jacksonville, ILMO also has locations in Decatur, Springfield, Granite City, Litchfield, Mattoon, Mount Vernon, Peoria, Quincy and St. Louis.

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Besides the MOWA sprint cars, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Pits open at 3 p.m. while grandstands open at 5 with racing at 7.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook  (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway Text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may apply.

 

 

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Jul 13

Kyle Busch plans to get Rowdy during ARCA doubleheader on July 25

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INDIANAPOLIS — It’s time to get rowdy during the all-ARCA doubleheader Friday night, July 25 at Lucas Oil Raceway, because NASCAR star Kyle “Rowdy’’ Busch will race in the 100-lap CRA Super Series race before the SCOTT Get Geared up 200 presented by Federated Car Care.

 

Busch, the polesitter for the Sprint Cup Race in New Hampshire this weekend, already has a total of 135 NASCAR wins, and he will drive his CRA stock car on the 0.686-mile oval before the ARCA cars take over for the 200-lapper in prime time.

 

NASCAR/ARCA veteran Ken Schrader, 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, ARCA point leader Grant Enfinger and red-hot Mason Mitchell highlight the ARCA Racing Series entries. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan is also entered in the ARCA CRA Super Series event.

 
Tickets, for $20 – which is $10 off the gate price – are now on sale at Menards stores in Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Camby, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers, Fort Wayne East, Fort Wayne South, Fort Wayne West, Greenwood, Indy East, Indy South, Kokomo, Lafayette South, Lebanon, Muncie, Richmond, Terre Haute and West Lafayette. Tickets for anyone 11 and under will be $10 at the gate.

 
The ARCA Racing Series last ran at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2012, with Kimmel taking the checkered flag. The 2014 race will be the 10th ARCA Racing Series race at the track since 1971.The return to the Indianapolis area by the series is important for the series presenting sponsor, Menards. Indianapolis is the fifth-largest market for Menards, which has 287 stores in 14 Midwestern states.

 
There are several events taking place in the Indianapolis area to coincide with the ARCA race.
On Thursday, July 24, show cars for the Menards-sponsored No. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup and No. 88 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series cars will be at the Indy South Menards from noon to 8 p.m. Drivers Paul Menard and Matt Crafton will appear at the store from 7 to 8 p.m.

 
Kimmel and the ARCA No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota will be at the Camby Menards from 4 to 5:30 p.m. that same day plus at the Avon Menards from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The No. 27 and No. 88 show cars will be at Lucas Oil Raceway from noon to 9 p.m. on race day, Friday, July 25.

 
ARCA Racing Series Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell begins at 5:30 p.m. with the ARCA CRA Super Series 100-lap race following at 7. The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 is scheduled for a 9 p.m. start, and is live on FOX Sports1. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activities, starting with the first of two practice sessions at 1:35. All times listed are Eastern.
For more ticket information, visit Trackenterprises.com and LucasOilRaceway.com.
(NOTE: All times listed are Eastern time.)

 

 

 

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