Florida Favorite Fain Skinner Ready For ARCA Debut At Daytona International Speedway











“NASCAR driver looks to ARCA For Plate Racing Experience”


LIVE OAK, Florida (February 8, 2012) - - Fain Skinner Racing (FSR) announced today that in an agreement with DGM Racing led by former ARCA Racing Series winner Mario Gosselin, the two will unite and tackle the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards for their 2012 season-opener, the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway set for Saturday, February 18, 2012.



Skinner, a well-known Floridian noted for his skills on the short tracks has obtained backing from CarportEmpire.com while carrying associate sponsorship from American Steel Carports, Rimrock Flooring.com and CSBdirect.com. The team’s car number for the first of 20 events on the ARCA Racing Series tour will be announced next week.


“I’m very excited about the race,” said Skinner, who gained attention for his attentiveness in his limited NASCAR Nationwide Series starts last year. “We have a very competitive car and the very best I feel that horsepower has to offer. Our shots of winning the race are not out of the playing cards by any means, but the race will ultimately come down to patience, strategy and luck. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to working with Mario and his DGM Racing team.”


The 26-year old tested extremely well at the 2.5-mile superspeedway two months ago during the open ARCA Racing Series test continued, “I have always dreamed of racing at Daytona, ever since I was a little kid sitting in the stands. Now, thanks to everyone that’s come on board, I’m able to live that dream, I’m incredibly grateful.”


The team’s automobile was acquired from the potent Roush Fenway Racing stables and is being closing monitored by three time ARCA Racing Series winner Gosselin who himself has made five ARCA starts at the “World Center of Racing.”


The Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona (80 laps / 200 miles) is the first of 20 events on the 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The 49th ARCA race held at Daytona is a three-day show. Practice begins Thursday, February 16 with a four hour practice session planned from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell is set for Friday, February 17 slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. A forty-five minute final practice session is etched in on Saturday, February 18th from 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. The event will take the green flag later that day shortly after 4:30 p.m. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional race coverage including live timing and scoring and radio broadcast through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com.  All times are local. ARCA, celebrating its 60th season in 2012 is the preamble for the highly anticipated Budweiser Shootout for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) set to ignite under the lights later that night.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Fain Skinner, driver of the CarportEmpire.com / American Steel Carports / Rimrock Flooring.com / CSBdirect.com Ford Fusion in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards for DGM Racing.




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Québec, QC (6 février 2012) – Le vétéran pilote de stock-car, Réjean Blanchet de Lac St-Charles, fera à nouveau campagne dans les compétitions de stock-car de la Série Sportsman Québec.


Blanchet a terminé 8e au classement cumulatif de 2011, enregistrant une victoire d’étape, 5 top-5 et 6 top-10.  Il fera le calendrier 2012 au complet avec la ferme intention de terminer dans les cinq premiers.

« Je sais que je suis capable de me hisser dans les 5 premiers.  Je dois être régulier, finir mes courses et ramasser le plus de points à chaque sortie.  J'aimerais tout de même signer une ou des victoires pour le compte de Canadian Tire de la région de Québec, Rive-Sud et Montmagny qui m'ont toujours soutenu » déclara Blanchet.

Blanchet pilotera la Dodge Charger No. 7 Canadian Tire et sera à nouveau associé au constructeur de St-Jean-Chrysostome, Dany Gagnon (DGR).

Pour tout connaître sur Réjean Blanchet, visitez sa page de pilote au :

La levée de rideau pour la série se fera avec une journée d’essai et d’inspection à l’autodrome Montmagny le 12 mai et la première compétition, un manche de 75 tours, qui aura lieu le 19 mai à l’Autodrome St-Eustache dans le cadre du festival sportsman qui mettra aussi en vedette les Sportsmans ANCA et la classe Sportsman de la piste américaine Airborne Speedway.

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Pour de plus amples informations, contactez:


André Poulin, Président Série Sportsman Québec, courriel: andre.poulin@sportsman.ca, 581-998-7388


Préparé par M.P. Roy, courriel: mproy@roy-motorsports.com, 514-907-1773 poste 35



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