ARCA RE/MAX Series teams wrap up test session.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Dec. 21, 2003) - The three-day ARCA RE/MAX Series test session in preparation for the Feb. 7 Advance Discount Auto Parts 200 wrapped up on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.
A.J. Henriksen, driving the No. 17 Ford, posted the top speed of the day with a lap of 182.637 mph. Bobby Gerhart, a two-time winner of the Advance Discount Auto Parts 200, posted the second fastest speed of the day with a lap of 181.496.
Rounding out the top five were Ed Kennedy (180.155), Johnny Leonard (179.426) and David Ragan (179.290).
The majority of the ARCA RE/MAX Series teams left after Saturday's second day of testing.
The Advance Discount Auto Parts 200 on Saturday, Feb. 7 is the season opener to the ARCA RE/MAX Series and will precede the Budweiser Shootout, an non-points no-holds barred All-Star race featuring last year's NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Bud Pole winners and past Budweiser Shootout champions.
Next up on the Speedway calendar is Daytona KartWeek on Dec. 26-30. The historic motorsports facility will be transformed into a big playground as hundreds of go-karts will be camped out throughout the infield of the Speedway and at nearby Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium for five days of racing.
In January, 2004, Daytona International Speedway will be hosting numerous test sessions beginning with the Rolex Sports Car Series on Jan. 3-5 and followed by the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup (odd owner's points) on Jan. 6-8, NASCAR Craftsman Truck on Jan. 10-12, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup (even owner's points) on Jan. 13-15, NASCAR Busch Series (odd owner's points) on Jan. 17-18 and NASCAR Busch Series (even owner's points) on Jan. 20-21.
Tickets for all Speedweeks 2004 events, including the Advance Discount Auto Parts 200, are available online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway ticket office at (386) 253-7223. <pre> Day 3 ARCA RE/MAX Series test speeds (Top 10) 1. A.J. Henriksen 182.637 mph 2. Bobby Gerhart 181.496 3. Ed Kennedy 180.155 4. Johnny Leonard 179.426 5. David Ragan 179.290 6. Larry Hollenbeck 178.490 7. Jeff Kendall 178.084 8. Shane Hmiel 177.876 9. Johnny Leonard 177.760 10. Blake Feese 177.158