Berlin: Series pre-event notes

Top ARCA Stars Appearing This Week Throughout West Michigan (TOLEDO, Ohio) - The drivers of the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards will perform their craft in Saturday's Berlin ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., but some...

Top ARCA Stars Appearing This Week Throughout West Michigan

(TOLEDO, Ohio) - The drivers of the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards will perform their craft in Saturday's Berlin ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., but some of the series' top stars will appear in West Michigan in the days leading up to the 12th race of the 2010 season.

Nine-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel will meet fans and sign autographs from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Menards store located at 4151 Alpine Avenue Northwest in Comstock Park. Kimmel is the driver of the No. 44 Ansell/Menards Ford in the ARCA Racing Series, and his appearance is designed to promote the Berlin ARCA 200 and the series' relationship with Menards, a presenting sponsor.

Kimmel's No. 44 Ansell/Menards show car will be present, as will the No. 44 Ansell/Menards transporter. Kimmel is the only three-time winner in the history of ARCA competition at Berlin Raceway.

Ed Buchanan of Classic Rock 97 WLAV (WLAV-FM 96.9, Grand Rapids) will be on site at Menards for a live radio remote from 6-8 p.m.

Also on Thursday, the Holland Police Department will host its annual Race Day at Family Fare, located at 1185 S. Washington in Holland. The event - scheduled from 5-7 p.m. - will promote traffic safety and educate the public on the importance of seatbelt and child restraint use, as well as other traffic safety issues.

ARCA drivers Patrick Sheltra, Mikey Kile, and Steve Arpin will join several local racers and teams to meet with the community and add to the discussion on the importance of traffic safety. Sheltra, Kile, and Arpin are all past winners in ARCA Racing Series competition, with Kile winning the series' event at Michigan International Speedway in June. Show cars from the ARCA Racing Series are scheduled to be on display.

Additionally, the Holland Fire Department will feature a smoke house simulator, and coupons and giveaways will be made available by several organizations participating in the event.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards visits Berlin (Mich.) Raceway, near Grand Rapids, on Saturday, August 7. The 200-lap, 88-mile Berlin ARCA 200 begins at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, with live timing and scoring on ARCARacing.com and live audio coverage presented by the BAS Racing Network available on ARCARacing.com. Frank Kimmel is the leading winner at the track, with three victories (1999, 2003, 2004).

The race is the first of four in pursuit of the Bill France Four Crown, the season-within-a-season contest which rewards drivers for success on a diverse slate of tracks. The Four Crown schedule is comprised completely of the ARCA Racing Series races scheduled for August, to be held at Berlin (short track), New Jersey Motorsports (road course; August 15), the (Springfield) Illinois State Fairgrounds (dirt track; August 22), and Chicagoland Speedway (1.5-mile speedway; August 27). Parker Kligerman won Four Crown honors last season before finishing second in the final series standings.

-source: arca

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Series ARCA
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Patrick Sheltra , Steve Arpin , Mikey Kile , Parker Kligerman