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ARCA Michigan-Bound: Marks 23rd Visit to Hometown Superspeedway BROOKLYN MI (7-22-05) The ARCA RE/MAX Series heads to Michigan International Speedway August 19 for event no. 17 of the season schedule, the Hantz Group 200. The event marks...

ARCA Michigan-Bound: Marks 23rd Visit to Hometown Superspeedway

BROOKLYN MI (7-22-05) The ARCA RE/MAX Series heads to Michigan International Speedway August 19 for event no. 17 of the season schedule, the Hantz Group 200.

The event marks the 23rd time that the series has visited the 2-mile superspeedway. Frank Kimmel won the June event at MIS, passing Rookie of the Year contender Ken Weaver with 13 laps remaining to drive away to his 59th career series victory.

In 2004, Reed Sorenson won the event over Matt Hagans, AJ Henriksen, Brent Sherman and Christi Passmore.

Joe Ruttman won the inaugural ARCA RE/MAX Series event in 1980. Other race winners at MIS include Tracy Leslie (1990), Bob Kesolowski (1992), Jeff Purvis (1993, 1994 and 1995), David Keith (1999), Tim Steele (1996, 1997 and 2000) and Kerry Earnhardt (2001).

Tim Steele is the all-time lap leader at MIS, with 359 laps led over the course of his ARCA RE/MAX Series driving career.

Come see a full field of ARCA RE/MAX Series competitors compete at the series' hometown superspeedway. The June race saw a stellar 55 entries compete for 41 starting positions. Expected entries for the August event include defending and six-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Frank Kimmel, NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader and Rookie of the Year contenders Joey Miller, Weaver, Chad McCumbee and Johnny Leonard.

The August race card at MIS is sure to be full, with the ARCA RE/MAX Series, NASCAR Busch Series, and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series all scheduled to compete.

From MIS, the ARCA RE/MAX Series will have a quick turn-around as it travels to Springfield, Illinois for a 100-lap race on the Illinois State Fairgrounds mile-dirt Sunday afternoon, August 21.

ARCA RE/MAX Series registration and technical inspection for the Hantz Group 200 at MIS is scheduled for Wednesday, with a practice session and Pork Pole Qualifying set for Thursday. The Hantz Group 200 at MIS is scheduled for 5:15 pm on Friday. The event will be telecast live on SPEED Channel.

For up-to-date information on the Hantz Group 200, check out the official ARCA website at www.arcaracing.com. Tickets to the ARCA RE/MAX Series event, as well as both NASCAR events and the entire MIS season are available at the MIS website at www.misspeedway.com/tickets.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Ken Schrader , Frank Kimmel , Jeff Purvis , Joe Ruttman , Kerry Earnhardt , Tim Steele , Brent Sherman , Ken Weaver , Johnny Leonard , Christi Passmore , Reed Sorenson , Joey Miller , Matt Hagan , Chad McCumbee