FRANK KIMMEL REWRITES ARCA HISTORY AT
CITY, KANSAS (October 4, 2013) -- The ARCA Racing Series ended its 2013 season
in grand fashion at Kansas Speedway with Frank Kimmel having a night he will
The 51-year-old driver not only claimed his
record 10th series championship, but then capped off the night with his
record-setting 80th series win.
The Kansas Lottery 98.9 race was
scheduled as a 99-lap event but with rain bearing down on the track, officials
decided to call the race complete at 65 laps.
The mid-race decision to end the race early
played right into Kimmel's hand as race leader. The cagey veteran defended the
top spot for ten more laps to claim the win 1.405 seconds ahead of Mason Mingus.
COREY LAJOIE WINS THIRD ARCA RACE OF THE SEASON
AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY
KY (September 21, 2013) -- The ARCA Racing Series returned to Kentucky Speedway
after a 4-year hiatus to run the ZLOOP 150.
The 100-lap race was scheduled for Friday
afternoon but rain washed out both qualifying and the event which was pushed back to
As a result, the starting grid was set by owner points which
put 9-time ARCA Series champion Frank Kimmel on the pole.
Setting the starting grid by this method usually
sets the stage for quite a bit of passing since many good cars have to start
toward the back.
As it turns out, this is exactly what happened
with the race boasting nine leaders among six different drivers. More
15-YEAR-OLD KYLE BENJAMIN WINS AGAIN IN ARCA
IN (September 14, 2013) -- Kyle Benjamin won for the second time this year
winning the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic at Salem Speedway
Saturday night leading 70 of 200 race laps.
The 15-year-old South Carolina driver took the
lead on lap 192 from Kyle Weatherman who stayed out during a late-race caution
while Benjamin opted to pit for two fresh Hoosiers.
With the fresh rubber, Benjamin was able to
track down and pass Weatherman with nine laps remaining in the race.
Kyle Benjamin took the win .417 seconds ahead of
Weatherman was followed by Frank Kimmel still
searching for that elusive record 80th win. More
GRANT ENFINGER WINS ARCA RACE IN IOWA
IA (September 7, 2013) -- Grant Enfinger won his second ARCA Racing Series
event of the season Saturday at Iowa Speedway winning the Prairie Meadows
Late in the race, Enfinger saw the race leader,
Kyle Weatherman, having success using the high line on the 7/8-mile track.
Enfinger moved to the high side and tracked
Weatherman down in the race's closing laps.
It looked as though the race would end before
Enfinger would be able to pass Weatherman for the win. More
FROM YOUNGEST TO OLDEST WINNER, KENNY SCHRADER
WINS AT DUQUOIN
IL (September 2, 2013) -- On the heels of last week's win by 15-year-old Kyle
Benjamin at Madison, the ARCA Racing Series followed that up with a win by
58-year-old Kenny Schrader at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in Illinois.
Schrader, who became the series' oldest winner
earlier this year at Toledo, broke his own record Monday afternoon winning the Southern
Illinois 100 to bring a close to the Illinois State Fair.
After posting the fastest time in practice, the
veteran racer went on to win the pole for the event when he circled the 1-mile
clay oval in 34.351 seconds (104.800 mph). More
FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD KYLE BENJAMIN BECOMES ARCA
SERIES' YOUNGEST WINNER!
WI (August 25, 2013) -- History was made Sunday afternoon at Madison
International Speedway when 15-year-old Kyle Benjamin captured the Herr's
Live Life With Flavor 200.
Benjamin, who does not turn 16 until November,
dominated the second half of the event leading the final 131 laps of the
Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR's Matt Kenseth, won
the pole for the event with a new track record in qualifying.
Kenseth circled the famed "Wisconsin's
Fastest Half Mile" in 18.217 seconds (98.809 mph).
Justin Boston was second (18.238 seconds) and
Kyle Benjamin was third (18.306 seconds) in qualifying. More
BRENNAN POOLE WINS ALLEN CROWE MEMORIAL 100
IL (August 18, 2013) -- Brennan Poole notched his second ARCA Series win of the
season at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon.
The Texas driver led three times for 43 laps in
the annual Allen Crowe Memorial 100 race on the historic 1-mile clay
For the second event in a row, Mason Mitchell
set fast time in qualifying among the 28 cars posting times.
The 19-year-old driver circled the 1-mile oval
in 32.408 seconds (or 111.084 mph).
Kelly Kovski just missed the top spot with a
qualifying time of 32.478 seconds (110.844 mph).
Kovski was followed by Brennan Poole, Mason
Mingus and Taylor Ferns to round out the top five qualifiers. More
ERIK JONES CLAIMS FIRST CAREER ARCA WIN AT
MICHIGAN (August 10, 2013) -- While Erik Jones had been close a couple times,
he had yet to win an ARCA Racing Series event.
That is until Saturday's Primera Plastics 200
race at Berlin Raceway when the 17-year-old driver led 154 of 200 race laps en
route to his first ever series win.
Twenty-six cars were on hand for qualifying
prior to the start of the night's main event.
Mason Mitchell set a new track record in
qualifying circling the .4375-mile track in 16.781 seconds (93.963 mph). It was
the young driver's first career pole award.
Erik Jones was second in qualifying with a lap
of 16.828 seconds (93.701 mph) in the #15 Toyota. More
COREY LAJOIE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT
TIME AT POCONO
POND, PA (August 5, 2013) -- Corey LaJoie found himself in a familiar position
in Friday afternoon's ModSpace 125 at Pocono Raceway.
Just like at
Chicagoland Speedway a couple weeks earlier, LaJoie was in second place in the
closing laps of the race when the leader had issues handing the lead to the
Concord, NC driver.
LaJoie then led the final three laps to claim
his second win in less than two weeks in the ARCA Racing Series.
With rain washing out qualifying, the 35-car
field was set by owners points which placed Frank Kimmel on the pole for the
50-lap event. More
ANDREW RANGER WINS 3RD CONSECUTIVE ARCA RACE AT
NEW JERSEY MOTORSPORTS PARK
NJ (July 28, 2013) -- Andrew Ranger led 30 of 67 race laps en route to winning
the Barbera's Autoland 150 at New Jersey Motorsports Park on
Incredibly, the Canadian
driver has now won the last three ARCA events held at the 2.25-mile road
In qualifying, Ranger
crushed the old track record with a time of 79.896 seconds/101.382 mph in the
#53 Waste Management Bagster Dodge.
Elliott was second fastest among the 30-car field at 80.867 seconds/100.164
The race featured seven leaders
among three different drivers.
included; Chase Elliott 1-7, 27-30, 35-57 (34 laps), Andrew Ranger 8-26, 31,
58-67 (30 laps) and Will Kimmel 32-34 (3 laps).
race, which was completed in 1:27:48, had only three cautions for 10 laps.
the end, Ranger motored to a 7.893 second win over Tom Hessert who started
COREY LAJOIE WINS AT CHICAGOLAND
IL (July 21, 2013) -- Corey LaJoie had a strong car all day at Chicagoland
Speedway on Sunday, but needed a bit of luck to secure the win.
started on the outside pole and led 38 of 100 laps in the ARCA Racing Series Ansell
ActivArmr 150, but found himself third in the closing laps of the race
when he caught a couple of lucky breaks.
race leader Ryan Blaney, having nearly lapped the field, ran out of gas with
seven laps to go.
Blaney clearly had
the car to beat having won the pole while leading 41 laps before his tank went
Justin Boston took over the lead and
who looked to be in position to take the win when he also fell victim to a lack
of fuel with just two laps to go.
LaJoie was next in line to be handed the race lead.
would not be a problem for Corey LaJoie who opted to pit for fuel and tires
with 20 laps to go. More
FRANK KIMMEL TIES IGGY KATONA WITH 79 ARCA WINS!
IN (June 30, 2013) -- Frank Kimmel won the Herr’s Chase the Taste 200 race
at Winchester Speedway Sunday afternoon. It was his 3rd ARCA win of the
With the win, the veteran Indiana driver now
ties the legendary Iggy Katona with 79 career wins.
In the 10 ARCA races contested to date Kimmel is
the only repeat winner.
qualifying washed out by rain, owner points put Kimmel on the pole for the
Kimmel dominated the event
leading 158 of 200 race laps en route to the historic win. More
LAST-LAP PASS PROPELS CHRIS BUESCHER TO ARCA WIN
AT ROAD AMERICA
LAKE, WI (June 22, 2013) -- Chris Buescher patiently watched and waited as
Chase Elliott and Andrew Ranger battled it out for the race lead on the final
lap in the SCOTT® 160 race at Road America on Saturday.
Finally, when the two drivers made heavy contact
in turn five, Buescher saw his opportunity and drove around them for the
It was the first time the ARCA Racing Series
competed at the picturesque road course facility.
Buescher, making just his second start of the
2013 season, earned his 10th career win in the series and his first on a road
BRENNAN POOLE COLLECTS FOURTH CAREER ARCA SERIES
MI (June 14, 2013) -- Brennan Poole led the final 12 laps in the Patriot
Pumps 200 race at Michigan International Speedway to earn his fourth
career ARCA Racing Series victory Friday afternoon.
22, started on the outside pole alongside Ryan Blaney who earned the pole
position after posting the fastest time in qualifying.
circled the 2-mile track in 37.699 seconds or 190.986 mph.
100-lap race had seven leaders among five different drivers including; Ryan
Blaney 1-26, 31-68 (64 laps), Josh Williams 27-30 (4 laps), Justin Boston
69-74, 80-88 (15 laps), Grant Enfinger 75-79 (5 laps) and Brennan Poole 89-100
In the end, Brennan
Poole held off the polesitter for the win. Poole crossed the finish line .567
seconds ahead of Ryan Blaney. More
CHASE ELLIOTT BECOMES YOUNGEST ARCA
SUPERSPEEDWAY WINNER AT POCONO
POND, PA (June 8, 2013) -- Chase Elliott came from 32nd to win the Pocono
ARCA 200 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday.
son of NASCAR great Bill Elliott also became the ARCA Racing Series' youngest
superspeedway winner (17 years 6 months) eclipsing Shelby Howard for the honor. Howard
won at Kansas Speedway in 2003 at the age of 17 years and 11 months.
hard to tell who had the bigger smile after the race, the winner or the
winner's father who won five times in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the
famous 2.5-mile track.
lined up according to owner points for the 80-lap race after rain cancelled
The race featured five
different leaders including; Frank Kimmel 1-22 (22 laps), Erik Jones 23-42 (20
laps), Mason Mingus 43-44 (2 laps), Tom Hessert 45-59 (15 laps) and Chase
Elliott 60-80 (21 laps).
In the end,
Elliott was able to lead the final 21 laps en route to the record win. More
FRANK KIMMEL WINS AGAIN IN ARCA SERIES,
ONLY ONE WIN AWAY FROM IGGY KATONA'S ALL-TIME WIN RECORD (79)
MN (June 1, 2013) -- Frank Kimmel led 93 of 250 race laps, including the final
51, en route to his second win of the season in the ARCA Racing Series.
It was the 51-year-old driver's 78th career win
in the series and is now just one victory away from the series record held by
Only 22 cars made the trip
north to Minnesota's beautiful Elko Speedway for Saturday night's Akona 250.
Schrader, coming off his win at Toledo Speedway two weeks ago, won the pole for
the race when he posted a time of 14.449 seconds (93.432 mph) around the
3/8-mile oval in qualifying.
race featured nine leaders among five different drivers. They included; Ken
Schrader 1-64, 108-118 (75 laps), Tom Hessert 65-101, 136-152 (54 laps), Frank
Kimmel 102-107, 153-188, 200-250 (93 laps), Justin Boston 119-135 (17 laps) and
Kyle Benjamin 189-199 (11 laps). More
57-YEAR-OLD KEN SCHRADER BECOMES ARCA SERIES'
OLDEST WINNER AT TOLEDO
OH (May 19, 2013) -- Just ten days shy of his 58th birthday, Ken
Schrader became the oldest winner in the ARCA Racing Series on
Sunday at Toledo Speedway.
Schrader, who started on the outside pole,
dominated the Menards 200 race leading three times for 163
ARCA Series legend Iggy Katona
was previously the oldest winner until Schrader's win Sunday afternoon.
making his 61st series start, notched his 16th career win--including five wins
Thirty-one cars took the
green flag with 15-year-old Kyle Benjamin starting on the pole. More
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