RACE: Gateway ARCA 150, 5-5-01 TRACK: Gateway Int'l Raceway, 1.25-mile paved oval LOCATION: Madison, IL DISTANCE: 120 laps, 150 miles SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...
RACE: Gateway ARCA 150, 5-5-01
TRACK: Gateway Int'l Raceway, 1.25-mile paved oval
LOCATION: Madison, IL
DISTANCE: 120 laps, 150 miles
SERIES: Event #5 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series
PROMOTER: Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc
Fri, May 4: Practice 11 AM -- 1 PM & 4 PM -- 5 PM Old Milwaukee Pole Qualifying 2:30 PM (2 laps) Sat, May 5: Gateway ARCA 150 at 5 PM
POSTED AWARDS: $170,733 in prize, point and contingency money.
ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: RE/MAX International Inc, Damon RV, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, 76 Racing Gas.
ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amerex Fire Suppression Systems, Amkus Rescue Tools, Auto Value Parts Stores, Cloyes Gear & Products, Cornwell Quality Tools, Earl's Performance Products, Fastlane Footwear, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Hawk Brake, Holley HP Carbs, K&N Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Magnum Police Equipment, Motive Gear, National Pork Producers Council, Old Milwaukee Beer, QuicShine 99, RJS Uniforms, S-W Scales by Intercomp.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Bilstein Shocks, BSR Racing Products, Carrera Shocks, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Edelbrock, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Performance Tire, Hutcherson-Pagan, Jacobs Electronics, JE Pistons, Leading Edge Race Cars, Loctite Corporation, Lowe Lug Nuts, Maurtco Powder Coating, MSD Ignition, Nelson Specialties, Oceans Resorts, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Pro Cylinder Heads, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Racecollectables.com, Raceline Precision Products, Reed Cams & Carburetors, Rhyne Racing Engines, Ringers Resources, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Tilton Engineering, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering.
Qualifying -- Tim Steele, 35.086 (128.256 mph) 1997.
Race -- Mark Gibson (95.097 mph) 1997.
TELEVISION: Speedvision, airs June 1 at 1 AM & 9 PM; June 4 at 12 noon. All times Eastern.
NOTES OF INTEREST: The Gateway ARCA 150 will be the second appearance of the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Gateway Int'l Raceway. Winder, Georgia veteran Mark Gibson won the inaugural RE/MAX Series race at Gateway back on Sept 14, 1997 with a thrilling last-lap pass on Tim Steele to notch his career-first RE/MAX Series victory. This year's Gateway ARCA 150 entry list includes former champions' Steele and Frank Kimmel as well as defending race winner Gibson. In addition, Jason Jarrett, son of '99 Winston Cup champion Dale Jarrett, has filed an entry as has Winston Cup/Busch Series veteran Ed Berrier. Berrier was leading the inaugural ARCA RE/MAX race at Gateway near the end of the event until a fuel pick-up problem forced an unscheduled pit stop relegating the Winston-Salem, NC veteran to 5th in the final running order. "This place owes me one," said Berrier, "and I plan to collect this Saturday." Other notable entrants include second-generation drivers' Todd Bowsher (son of 3-time ARCA RE/MAX champ Jack Bowsher); Billy Venturini (son of 2-time ARCA RE/MAX champ Bill Venturini); and former NASCAR Goody's Dash champion Mike Swaim, Jr (son of Goody's Dash veteran Mike Swaim, Sr) as well as NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veteran Rick Carelli who finished 4th in his inaugural ARCA RE/MAX Series start at Nashville Superspeedway back in April. ARCA RE/MAX veterans entered include Pennsylvania drivers' Andy Belmont and Norm Benning; Centralia, IL's Joe Cooksey; Soddy Daisy TN's Ron Cox; Mesquite, Texas driver Chuck Weber and Laurel, Mississippi driver Robert Burroughs. <pre> POINTS:
1. Frank Kimmel 945 2. Tim Steele 795 3. Andy Belmont 730 4. Jason Jarrett 725 5. Ron Cox 615 6. Todd Bowsher 595 7. Joe Cooksey 575 8. Chuck Weber 550 9. Billy Venturini 540 10. Norm Benning 510.