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Posted by Marc Patrick Roy at 8.6.13
First West Driver To Take Overall Victory In Combo Race
NEWTON, Iowa (June 7, 2013) – Michael Self continued his winning ways Friday night at Iowa Speedway.
The 22-year-old from Park City, Utah, pulled away from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series field en route to the win in the Casey's General Store 150. It was Self's second straight win, his fifth in his last 14 races, and he became the first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver to win the annual combination race with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
"This is just unbelievable," said Self. "To be the first K&N West driver to win this race here is just out of this world. I really can't describe what was going through my head those last couple laps."
Self also became the eighth different overall winner in eight NASCAR K&N Pro Series combination races at Iowa. He led twice for a race-high 83 laps, including the final 73.
A late caution pushed the scheduled 150-lap event to 159 laps. On each restart, however, Self was able to power away, leaving Dylan Kwasniewski and early race-leader Brett Moffitt to battle for second. Kwasniewski wound up claiming the runner-up spot over Moffitt. As the top finishing East driver, Kwasniewski was credited with a win in the series standings.
"It was such a good car," said Self, "And such a big thanks to (crew chief) Steve Portenga and the Golden Gate Racing team for putting that car together."
Greg Pursley was fourth and Ben Rhodes fifth.
"We just rallied back," said Kwasniewski. "We were trying hard to beat Michael out there, but he was really good. ... It was fun running with Brett. It was a great race."
It was an eventful day for Kwasniewski, who skipped his high school graduation in Las Vegas to race in Iowa. He was presented his diploma by NASCAR K&N Pro Series East series director Kip Childress during driver introductions. Kwasniewski then recovered from a solo spin early in the event.
"That was my first time I had done that in, I don't know how long," said Kwasniewski, the defending West Series champion who is running full-time in the East this year. "I got into the flat down there and ended up spinning the thing out."
Moffitt, on the other hand, was left disappointed after he was in contention for the win all day. He led twice for 48 laps - the third time the Grimes, Iowa, native has led 45 or more laps the season. He has four top fives in six races but has yet to get to Victory Lane.
"I should feel really good about it, but we really start needing to get wins here," said Moffitt. "It's just really frustrating when we had a decent race car here the first half. We just got really tight and didn't adjust enough. We need to get on our game there."
Self, Kwasniewski, Moffitt and Rhodes were among a group of 13 up-and-coming drivers named to the NASCAR Next program, an industry initiative designed to spotlight the rising stars in the sport. Led by Self's dominating performance, the group certainly didn't disappoint Friday night.
Cole Custer, Cale Conley, Cameron Hayley, Gray Gaulding and Matt Tifft rounded out the top 10.
Derek Thorn finished 18th overall and was able to maintain a six-point lead in the K&N Pro Series West over Self, Pursley and Hayley. All three have the same point total, with Self in second in the standings with two wins and Pursley third with one win.
In the K&N Pro Series East, Moffitt leads Kwasniewski by five points and Ben Kennedy by 17.
Earlier in the day, 15-year-old Anderson Bowen won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Co. in his first career start. He wound up 14th overall.
Kwasniewski picked up a win as the top finishing West finisher (eighth overall) in the K&N Pro Series combination race at Iowa last spring, while Self was the top West driver (ninth overall) at Iowa last fall. Kwasniewski has switched series, and it was Self who was finally able to break through for the West.
"To come to Iowa Speedway and perform like this in front of these fans ..." said Self. "The West win last year for us was big. To win overall, I couldn't believe it. I haven't been this excited over any win."
The race had 11 cautions for 59 laps.
The Casey's General Store 150 is scheduled to air on SPEED on Thursday, June 13, at 3 p.m. ET.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will head down the highway and compete in the Toyota/G-Oil 150 at I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Mo. on Sunday. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will next race Saturday, June 22 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va.
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NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West Combination Event-Casey's General Stores 150
At Iowa Speedway
Lap length: 0.875 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (13) Michael Self, Park City, UT, Chevrolet, 159 laps, 63.519 mph.
2. (9) Dylan Kwasniewski, Las Vegas, NV, Chevrolet, 159.
3. (5) Brett Moffitt, Grimes, IA, Toyota, 159.
4. (7) Greg Pursley, Newhall, CA, Ford, 159.
5. (23) Ben Rhodes, Louisville, KY, Chevrolet, 159.
6. (2) Cole Custer, Ladera Ranch, CA, Chevrolet, 159.
7. (3) Cale Conley, Vienna, WV, Toyota, 159.
8. (17) Cameron Hayley, Calgary, Alberta, Ford, 159.
9. (10) Gray Gaulding, Statesville, NC, Toyota, 159.
10. (28) Matt Tifft, Hinkley, OH, Chevrolet, 159.
11. (12) Brandon Jones, Atlanta, GA, Chevrolet, 159.
12. (15) Ben Kennedy, Daytona Beach, FL, Chevrolet, 159.
13. (19) Bryan Ortiz, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Toyota, 159.
14. (1) Anderson Bowen, Suwanee, GA, Dodge, 159.
15. (20) Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA, Toyota, 159.
16. (33) Daniel Suarez, Monterrey, Mexico, Toyota, 159.
17. (31) Daryl Harr, Edmonton, Alberta, Chevrolet, 159.
18. (21) Derek Thorn, Lakeport, CA, Ford, 159.
19. (6) Jesse Little, Sherrils Ford, NC, Chevrolet, 159.
20. (14) Johnny Van Doorn, Coopersville, MI, Chevrolet, 159.
21. (39) Jamie Krzysik, Grand Prairie, Alberta Canada, Toyota, 159.
22. (4) MacKenna Bell, Carson City, NV, Toyota, 159.
23. (36) Anthony Giannone, Colorado Springs, CO, Chevrolet, 159.
24. (38) Scott Heckert, Ridgefield, CT, Chevrolet, 159.
25. (40) Giles Thornton, Whitefish, MT, Toyota, 159.
26. (30) Dylan Lupton, Wilton, CA, Ford, 159.
27. (37) Dylan Hutchison, Fair Oaks, CA, Chevrolet, 159.
28. (27) Austin Dyne, Malibu, CA, Chevrolet, 159.
29. (41) Carl Harr, Edmonton, Alberta, Chevrolet, 159.
30. (34) Taylor Cuzick, Tolleson, AZ, Chevrolet, 159.
31. (35) John Wood, Eagle, ID, Dodge, 157.
32. (32) Akinori Ogata, Kanagawa, Japan, Toyota, 152.
33. (11) Ryan Gifford, Winchester, TN, Toyota, 151.
34. (42) Jack Sellers, Sacramento, CA, Chevrolet, 146.
35. (22) Eric Holmes, Escalon, CA, Toyota, 143.
36. (18) Brandon McReynolds, Mooresville, NC, Chevrolet, 120, electrical.
37. (16) Austin Hill, Winston, GA, Toyota, 108, engine.
38. (29) Brandon Gdovic, Yorktown, VA, Toyota, 94, engine.
39. (25) Brett Thompson, Jerome, ID, Chevrolet, 56, accident.
40. (24) Jimmy Weller, Hubbard, OH, Chevrolet, 54, accident.
41. (26) Kenzie Ruston, El Reno, OK, Chevrolet, 48, accident.
42. (8) Brodie Kostecki, Perth, Western Australia, Chevrolet, 21, accident.
Time of Race: 2 hours 11 minutes 25 seconds
Margin of Victory: .737 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: A.Bowen * (132.042 mph, 23.856 seconds)
Caution Flags: 11 for 59 laps.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Standings: 1. B. Moffitt, 238; 2. D. Kwasniewski, 233; 3. B. Kennedy, 221; 4. B. Gdovic, 210; 5. G. Gaulding, 210; 6. R. Gifford, 206; 7. E. MacDonald, 206; 8. K. Ruston, 196; 9. C. Custer, 184; 10. B. Ortiz, 181.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Standings: 1. D. Thorn, 171; 2. M. Self, 165; 3. G. Pursley, 165; 4. C. Hayley, 165; 5. D. Lupton, 141; 6. C. Harr, 130; 7. T. Cuzick, 128; 8. B. Thompson, 127; 9. J. Wood, 120; 10. S. Pena, 116.
Posted by Marc Patrick Roy at 8.6.13
Speedway avec 2x40 tours Modifié 358
Lundi 3 juin 2013 – Dave Paryzo – Directeur des communications
Après un programme d’ouverture fracassant le 18 mai dernier, la table est mise pour une excellente saison sur la « Short Track » spectaculaire.
À nouveau, les Modifiés 358 seront en vedette avec deux confrontations de 40 tours. Vainqueurs dans le cadre du 1er programme, Alan Therrien #39A et la recrue Daniel Nadeau #64 voudront certainement poursuivre sur leur lancée victorieuse. Cependant, l’opposition sera forte avec plusieurs coureurs aptes à visiter le cercle des vainqueurs. Malchanceux à l’ouverture, David Hébert #1 et Mario Clair #22, champion et vice-champion 2012, mettront assurément les bouchées doubles pour revenir au plus fort de la lutte. L’Ontarien Chris Raabe #01 est actuellement en tête du classement des pilotes suite à sa régularité, terminant les deux épreuves en deuxième position.
Classement Modifié 358
1 Chris Raabe #01 117 pts.
2 Alan Therrien #39A 113
3 Gino Clair #22J 104
4 Daniel Nadeau #64 (R) 98
5 Claude Brouillard #3 97
Aussi à l’horaire les Speed STR seront en piste pour une finale de 25 tours. Encore une fois dans cette classe, nombreux coureurs sont en mesure de rivaliser pour la victoire. C’est notamment le cas de la famille Plante, Maxime #79 et Josianne #97 qui connaissent un excellent début de saison. Il ne faudra surtout pas oublier Éric Boisvert #44 et Yanick Mathieu #59 qui avaient offert tout un spectacle lors du dernier programme au RPM Speedway.
Pour une première fois cette saison, les Sportsmans seront en piste eux aussi pour une finale de 25 tours. Le champion en titre, Mathieu Desjardins #1M compte bien conserver sa couronne à nouveau. Mais, Steve Bernier #25 et Martin Pelletier #92 voudront sans aucun doute lui mettre des bâtons dans les roues.
Puis, la catégorie Semi-Pro complètera la soirée avec une épreuve qui devrait donner beaucoup d’action.
C’est un rendez-vous à ne pas manquer à compter de 18 h 30. Ouverture des puits 16:00. N’oublier pas c’est gratuit pour les adolescents de 13 à 17 ans.
Le RPM Speedway, « Short Track » spectaculaire!
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Le JIFFY LUBE 100, les 6 et 7 juillet 2013
Mirabel, Québec le 3 juin 2013 - C’est les 6 et 7 juillet prochain que se déroulera le Jiffy Lube 100 propulsé par Snap-On au Circuit ICAR de Mirabel. À bord de leur voiture NASCAR de plus de 550 chevaux, deux pilotes québécois, Andrew Ranger et Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, se disputeront la tête de la série NASCAR Canadian Tire, un affrontement spectaculaire à ne pas manquer!
En plus de la série NASCAR Canadian Tire, le Jiffy Lube 100 présentera les séries: CTCC, Canadian Supercar, Formula Tour 1600, Pro-Cam, Super Production Challenge, Sportsman ICAR Challenge et Cup Lites.
Un spectacle impressionnant et divertissant pour tous!
Assurément, 2 jours de sport motorisé impressionnants et divertissants qui s’adressent à tous les types d’amateurs et de passionnés. Du fan qui veut un accès au paddock et une place en bord de piste, à la famille qui souhaite une expérience plus confortable et tout incluse, jusqu’au loges VIP climatisés, le Circuit ICAR vous permet de choisir votre expérience NASCAR.
Forfaits et billets en vente au Circuit ICAR et sur le CircuitICAR.com.
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Pour tous les détails sur le Jiffy Lube 100, vous pouvez communiquer le Circuit ICAR au 514.955.4227 ou au firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pour plus d’informations sur les séries et pilotes qui compétitionneront au Jiffy Lube 100:
NASCAR Canadian Tire: http://hometracks.nascar.com/series/canadian_tire_series
Canadian Supercar: http://supercar.ca/
Formula Tour 1600: http://www.siteformulatour1600.com/fr/
Super Production Challenge: http://www.superproductionchallenge.com/
Source: Jean-François Ménard-Boissonneault
Relations publiques // Circuit ICAR
LE 22 JUIN
St-Eustache, 3 juin 2013. La table était pourtant bien mise pour un excellent programme de courses avec en vedette les pilotes de la Série canado-américaine ACT, ceux de la série provinciale de monoplaces Revstar ainsi que les divisions locales de l’ANCA de l’Autodrome St-Eustache avant que Dame nature s’en mêle et mette un terme à l’événement alors que les 24 pilotes de l’ACT prenaient le départ de la course principale de cent tours un peu dépassé les 20 heures.
Lors des qualifications ACT, ce sont trois pilotes de notre région, qui ont débuté leurs carrières respectives à l’Autodrome St-Eustache, qui les ont remportées. Ils s’agit de Daniel Bergeron, de St-Benoit de Mirabel avec la voiture #7, Sylvain Lacombe de Terrebonne avec la voiture #3jr et finalement Jonathan Bouvrette de Blainville, avec son bolide #41. Ce dernier avait terminé 2e lors du 300 tours de fin de saison 2012.
En Sportsman Lucas Oil ASE, ce sont Martin Lacombe, le 03 de Terrebonne et le gagnant de la première finale de la saison le 18 mai dernier, Jean-François Bouvrette, le 38 de St-Jérôme, qui les ont remportées, s’assurant par le fait même une position de départ en première ligne lors de la reprise.
Stéphane Aubin, le 26 de Boisbriand, et Stéphane Caron, le 99 de Laval, ont été les vainqueurs des qualifications en Légendes Modifiées, tandis que Maxime Tardif, le #24 de Deux-Montagnes et Yannick Miron, le 90 de Ste-Marthe en ont fait de même en Sport-Compactes.
Dans les 3 divisions qui ont réussi à compléter leur programme, Mentionnons la victoire en qualification et en finale de Louis-A. Dupuis, le 66 de Laval en Challenge 4. Pierre Duguay, le 31 de Deux-Montagnes, est celui qui a remporté l’autre finale.
En ce qui concerne la spectaculaire Série Revstar qui étaient également de la partie, Patrick Manny a remporté l’épreuve principale, suivi de Maxime Plante et André Manny.
En Grand Régional, une autre journée parfaite pour David Joseph, de Blainville avec sa voiture #13 qui a remporté la qualification et la finale.
Pour de la tenue des finales non complétées en ACT (100 tours), Sportman Lucas Oil (50 tours), Sport-Compactes (30 tours) et Légendes-Modifiées (30 tours), celles-ci auront lieu le 22 juin prochain.
Pour l’occasion, les puits ouvriront à 17h30. Les détenteurs de leurs billets du 1er juin pourront accéder au site sans autres frais, tandis que pour les non-détenteurs de billet, le prix d’entrée a été fixé à 30$ pour les adultes, 15$ pour les 13 à 17 ans, tandis que les enfants de 12 ans et moins seront accueillis gratuitement, comme à l’accoutumée. Pour ce qui est des puits, le prix sera de 35$ pour les adultes et les 0-17 ans (une nouveauté) seront admis dans les puits pour la somme de 20$.
Pour plus de renseignements sur le calendrier des événements de stock car de la prochaine saison au l’horaire du programme qui vient, on peut visiter les sites web www.autodrome.ca et www.anca-qc.com ou appeler au 450-472-6222.
Source : Yves Ladouceur
Directeur des opérations courses
COURSE XTRÊME NON-VOYANTS
Bur: (450) 472-6222
By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
It may be early in the year, but if things continue the way they’ve started, the 2013 Late Model track championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park won’t be decided until the final lap of the last race during the closing night of the season.
With a pair of shows in the record books, the top 4 runners in the field are separated by just 2 points. Mark Gordon and Darren Kearnan have each recorded feature race wins, but in each 25 lapper, the rest of the pack crossed the line tightly glued to their rear bumpers. Speedway manager Glenn Butt says that based on what the division has shown in just 2 starts, fans at the half-mile oval have an exciting season of action to look forward to.
“Opening night, nearly the entire pack was fighting for the win and just one slip-up could’ve taken out the whole field,” said Butt. “A week later, the #55 scored a commanding win, but the rest of the top 5 positions were still up for grabs coming to the checkered flag. These drivers are treating our fans to some exciting, edge of your seat racing performances.”
Although he has yet to claim a feature race win, Linc Brown enjoys a slim lead in the point chase after a pair of events. The Colborne, Ontario veteran’s consistency has paved the way to his strong start. 2012 track champion Kyle ‘Wheely’ Donaldson is just a point behind Brown and although he is also still waiting for a first trip to victory lane, the Queensville, Ontario speedster has been typically quick out of the box. Ironically, the year’s first main event winners – Mark Gordon of Richmond Hill and Stouffville’s Darren Kearnan – are tied for 3rd in the standings, with 85 points each.
Saturday at the Park: Action resumes Saturday, June 8th at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Speedway. After inclement weather cancelled the scheduled event June 1st, the Late Models will be back in action and joined by the Lucas Oil Pure Stocks. The Bob’s Towing Thunder Cars will get a week off, while fans are treated to the first of this year’s 2 appearances by the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. The night’s first green flag is scheduled for 6:00...Saturday, June 22nd all regular divisions get a much deserved night off as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series takes over the track for a 200 lap extravaganza. It will be the tour’s second of 3 stops at the venue for 2013. The final visit will be during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Weekend, August 30th to September 1st on the road course.
For tickets and race information, call 905.983.9141 or look for schedule details at www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com. Fans can also follow the track on Facebook or Twitter.
Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
2012 Late Model track champion Kyle ‘Wheely’ Donaldson is still looking for his first main event win, but the Queensville, Ontario resident is locked in a tight, early season point battle at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Speedway.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
Attached Photo: Riverside.jpg - Serie ACT title favorites Jean-Francois Dery (21QC) and Dany Trepanier (19QC) battle at Circuit Riverside Speedway in St Croix, QC in 2012. Serie ACT will begin the 2013 season this Saturday, June 8 at Circuit Riverside Speedway. (Photo Credit: Stephane Lazare)
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Waterbury, VT – Following two rained out events, the 2013 Série ACT season is set to open this Saturday, June 8 at Circuit Riverside Speedway in St. Croix, QC.
Série ACT has never held a season-opening event at Circuit Riverside, but will make a third attempt at kicking off their eleven race schedule on Saturday after rainouts at Autodrome Montmagny and Autodrome St Eustache.
Série ACT underwent major offseason changes, and in 2013 is offering unprecedented purse money with over $400,000 on the line, including an $80,000 point fund and $70,000 in tire bonus money for competitors who participate in all Série ACT events.
Up and comer Jonathan Bouvrette came out of the gate fast at St Eustache before the rains came, topping the charts in every practice session and winning his qualifying heat handily. Title favorites Jean-Francois Dery and Dany Trepanier looked strong in their first time on the track in 2013 as well, as they head to the track where both drivers had podium finishes in 2012.
The 2013 Série ACT season begins this Saturday, June 8 at Circuit Riverside Speedway in St. Croix, QC. Post time is 6pm.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Saturday's Pocono ARCA 200 Live on SPEED
(LONG POND, Pa.) - Rookies Erik Jones and Chase Elliott were among the fastest in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards open testing at Pocono Raceway Wednesday. Both 17-year-old drivers will be making their superspeedway debuts in Saturday's Pocono ARCA 200, live on SPEED at 1:00 p.m.
"Our day really improved throughout the test," Jones said.
"The car got better and I improved a lot too. This place is a little intimidating at first, but once you get a little used to it, your confidence goes up, and you get more comfortable. The tunnel turn is so fast and so much fun. Each corner is so different; it's like being at three different tracks. I think we have a shot at it on Saturday. This place is new to me, but I never go into a race thinking we don't, at least have a shot to win."
Jones posted the fastest lap of the day at 170.736 mph.
Elliott also commented on his first laps at Pocono.
"This is really a whole new experience for me; I've never been on a place this big," Elliott said.
"The car felt really good, as best as I can tell. I know the car's fast. If we're not completely up to speed, it's just me not carrying enough speed through the corners. I'm still getting used to what this place is all about, and what it needs from a driver.
"This track is so much fun to drive with the corners being so different. There's so much to learn about this place, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to be here, and learn what this place is about. It's a lot of fun just to be here and understand the sport just that much more. I'm really excited about the ARCA race on Saturday. It's going to be a big day."
Elliott was also asked about his father Bill Elliott's input on Pocono.
"He really hasn't said a lot to me about Pocono. He never raced on the new pavement, so I think he wants to be careful about sharing information. I've got a great team with Hendrick Motorsports. He knows I'm surrounded by great people, and he's comfortable with what they can teach me."
Elliott was third quickest overall at 169.252 mph.
Brennan Poole, assisting the Venturini Motorsports drivers with the open test, was second fastest overall. However, The Woodlands, Texas former Pocono ARCA winner is not scheduled to race at Pocono this Saturday.
Cunningham Motorsports' Tom Hessert was fourth fastest overall.
"I'm really pleased with the car," Hessert said.
"We unloaded pretty good, made a few changes and made it better. This is the best I've been here in a long time. Big thing here is getting into the corners, obviously, being that they're all different. The back end works so good here; the trick is getting the front end to work just as well."
A.J. Henriksen, one of six drivers testing for Venturini Motorsports, was fifth on the speed charts.
"When the car's this good, it's sort of like riding a bike. You feel like you never forgot how. I'm pretty familiar with this track, but we don't race as much as we used to, so it really helps when you're able to get in a car that handles so well. Makes it fun. Since they repaved this place, I'd have to say it's a little less forgiving though. You get out of the groove, and you're done."
Will Kimmel, in a second Cunningham Motorsports Dodge, was sixth.
"It's been great," Kimmel said. "Cunningham's got a pretty fast car here. I think we're going to be really good on long runs, which I think will play into Saturday's race. This place keeps you guessing all the time though. The way you have to run these cars now, you've got to find different ways to get into the corners so you're coming off them with enough speed to get down the straightaways. We have a really good car. All good."
Roulo Brothers Racing's Mason Mitchell was next up on the charts. Mitchell, like Jones and Elliott, took his first laps today at Pocono.
"It's big; it's smooth; it's fast; I absolutely love it," Mitchell said.
"It's one of those tracks you've heard so much about. It's so cool to watch it on TV, so to be here and be part of it is really amazing. It's a triangle. How cool is that?"
Justin Boston, another first-timer at Pocono, was eighth.
"I've never been to a track like this," Boston said.
"I can definitely see where getting a good balance in the car between the different corners is critical to overall success here. Every corner here is like going to a different track. When you get through the tunnel turn good, it's the best feeling. After coming down that long straightaway, and then getting into turn one - it's really an amazing feeling. It's really cool."
Mason Mingus and Spencer Gallagher rounded out the top-10.
Mingus got an assist today from the 2009 ARCA Racing Series champion and Pocono ARCA winner Justin Lofton, who served Mingus in an advisory role.
"Justin (Lofton) has been very successful here, so he's really been able to help me out," Mingus said. "He went out and baselined the car, so I'm just kind of taking mental notes from there. I'm picking his brain every chance I get, and I'm getting more comfortable with the track. I'm listening to everything he says, and I'll just take it from there.
"This track is amazing," Mingus added. "It's got so much grip. I have no idea what it was like before they repaved it, but I'm getting a good feel for it now. It's so much fun to drive. I've got a lot to learn, so this test day is really critical."
Mingus is currently second in championship points, 60 points away from nine-time champ Frank Kimmel. While Mingus will be making his career-first start at Pocono in this Saturday's Pocono ARCA 200, Kimmel will be making his 41st start on the Long Pong, Pa. superspeedway. Kimmel is also a three-time Pocono winner. Kimmel was not, however, among the drivers testing at Pocono.
In all, 20 drivers among 13 ARCA teams tested Wednesday.
There were two on-track incidents, both in turn one where 17-year-old Taylor Ferns and George Cushman backed into the wall. Neither driver was injured, but both cars were damaged such that each could not be prepared in time for more testing.
Saturday's Pocono ARCA 200, the 56th ARCA race on the Pocono triangle since 1983, is live on SPEED at 1:00 p.m.
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.
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