Notebook 2008-06-23

ARCA RE/MAX 250 at Cayuga Motor Speedway This Sunday, June 29th The ARCA RE/MAX Series heads to Nelles Corner, Ontario, Canada this weekend for the ARCA RE/MAX 250 at Cayuga Motor Speedway, race 10 of the 21 race season schedule. Roush Fenway's...

ARCA RE/MAX 250 at Cayuga Motor Speedway This Sunday, June 29th

The ARCA RE/MAX Series heads to Nelles Corner, Ontario, Canada this weekend for the ARCA RE/MAX 250 at Cayuga Motor Speedway, race 10 of the 21 race season schedule. Roush Fenway's Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. leads the series point standings by 95 points over former Formula One driver Scott Speed and is the only repeat winner this season. In all, eight different drivers have found victory lane, including Michael Annett (Daytona), Justin Allgaier (Salem), Matt Hawkins (Iowa), Speed (Kansas), Joey Logano (Rockingham), Matt Carter (Toledo), Justin Lofton (Michigan) and Stenhouse (Kentucky, Pocono).

The ARCA RE/MAX Series record for most different race winners in a single season of competition is 17, set in 2006.

ARCA RE/MAX Series No Stranger to Canada

Although the Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 marks the series' inaugural appearance to Cayuga Motor Speedway and first Canadian race in more than 15 years, the touring stock car series has enjoyed a friendly relationship with tracks north of the US border dating back to 1967, when Bill Clemens won a 100 lap race at Capital City Speedway in Ottawa, Canada.

Two Canadian drivers--Amhertsburg, Ontario's Terry Jones and Surrey, British Columbia's Ryan Fischer--are entered for this weekend's Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX Series 250.

ARCA RE/MAX Series to Test at Kentucky Speedway July 1st

Following the Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250, several teams will participate in an open test session at Kentucky Speedway on Tuesday, July 1st in preparation for the Friday night, July 18th ARCA RE/MAX 150 at Kentucky Speedway. The full day test session will help teams prepare for ARCA's 17th appearance to the 1.5-mile speedway. In May, Roush Fenway Racing's Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., the current series point leader, took advantage of a late-race restart to pull away from the 41-car field and earn his career first series victory.

Other ARCA RE/MAX Series drivers who have found victory lane at Kentucky Speedway include Frank Kimmel, Chad Blount, Ryan Hemphill, Kyle Busch, Brad Coleman, Erik Darnell, Michael McDowell, Ryan Newman, Tim Steele and Steve Wallace.

Toledo Speedway Jam Free to ARCA Members July 13th

Come listen to country stars James Otto, Heidi Newfield, the Hunter Brucks Band and Toledo's own Buck 69 LIVE at the Toledo Speedway Jam on Sunday, July 13th, 2008. ARCA Members who present their ARCA License at the Toledo Speedway Box Office will enjoy FREE admission to summer's hottest mix of live music, food and fun!

Gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. For more detailed information about the Toledo Speedway Jam call Toledo Speedway at (419) 727-1100 or log on to the official website at toledospeedwayjam.com.

Townley Posts Runner-up Finish in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Feature at Lanier

Less than 24 hours after making his second career start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, ARCA RE/MAX Series SunTrust Rookie contender John Wes Townley returned to his racing roots Saturday night in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model feature at Lanier National Speedway.

Townley's racing weekend began Friday evening when he piloted the No. 09 Roush Fenway Racing Zaxby's Ford F-150 to an 18th-place finish at the Milwaukee Mile in the Camping World RV Sales 200. After boarding a plane early Saturday morning in Milwaukee bound for Georgia, the Watkinsville, Ga. resident immediately turned his attention to mastering the legendary .375-mile Lanier National Speedway Oval, where he finished second after starting third.

Townley was not the only ARCA RE/MAX Series driver who raced this weekend. ARCA 200 at Daytona winner Michael Annett finished sixth in a Bill Davis Racing Toyota in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Camping World RV Sales 200 at the Milwaukee Mile and Tayler Malsam finished 11th in the Skagit Speedway Dirt Cup 410 Sprint feature in his home state of Washington. In addition, several ARCA RE/MAX Series drivers competed in the Greased Lightning 250 Hooter's Pro Cup race at Myrtle Beach Speedway, including Iowa race winner Matt Hawkins (finished third), Clay Rogers (finished fourth), Tom Hessert, Jr. (finished 12th) and Bryan Silas (finished 20th).

Roush Fenway's Stenhouse, Jr. Continues to Lead Point Standings

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., leads the ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings heading into the Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250. The 20-year-old Olive Branch, Mississippi, native is one of four SunTrust Rookies currently in the top-5 in the championship point standings.

Top Ten Unofficial Points After the Racing for Wildlife 200 at Michigan Int'l Speedway (6-14-08): 1) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 2015; 2) Scott Speed, 1920, 3) Matt Carter, 1890; 4) Frank Kimmel, 1845; 5) John Wes Townley, 1765; 6) Justin Allgaier, 1680; 7) Patrick Sheltra, 1675; 8) Tom Hessert, III, 1670; 9) Tayler Malsam, 1660; 10) Ken Butler, III, 1640.

GLOCK to Power Live Timing and Scoring on Arcaracing.com

In addition to marking the ARCA RE/MAX Series' first appearance to Canada in more than 15 years, this weekend's Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 also marks the first weekend in which GLOCK will serve as the official sponsor of arcaracing.com's live timing and scoring feature.

GLOCK live timing and scoring is available to arcaracing.com website visitors free of charge for all on track sessions for the ARCA RE/MAX Series. For more information, visit arcaracing.com.

-credit: arcaracing

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Series ARCA
Drivers Ryan Newman , Frank Kimmel , Chad Blount , Tim Steele , Michael McDowell , Scott Speed , Ryan Hemphill , Tom Hessert , Brad Coleman , Justin Allgaier , Erik Darnell , Justin Lofton , Joey Logano , Michael Annett , Patrick Sheltra , Tayler Malsam , Terry Jones , Ryan Fischer , Steve Wallace , Ken Butler , Kyle Busch
Teams Roush Fenway Racing , Bill Davis Racing