Rockingham Speedway news 2009-09-15

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (September 15, 2009) -- "The Rock" is a hard place. Any driver who has ever encountered the venerable Rockingham Speedway can attest to that. The one-mile ribbon of 20-grit asphalt has been wreaking havoc on tires and drivers and...

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (September 15, 2009) -- "The Rock" is a hard place. Any driver who has ever encountered the venerable Rockingham Speedway can attest to that. The one-mile ribbon of 20-grit asphalt has been wreaking havoc on tires and drivers and has battered uncountable race cars over the last 40-plus years.

It is with all this in mind that the teams of the ARCA RE/MAX Series take to the Rockingham Speedway on Wednesday, Sept. 23 for an all-day test session, hoping to glean what bits of information they can to make their cars get around the track faster in the season-ending Carolina 200 on October 11. With an intense points battle for this year's ARCA championship, getting around Rockingham fast is going to be crucial. Currently, Justin Lofton and Parker Kligerman are tied for the points lead with nine-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel lurking with two races to go before the series comes to Rockingham.

Drivers will be on track Wednesday from 9 AM until 12 noon. The track and garage area will go hot again at 1 PM with practice concluding at 5 PM. Admission is free for grandstand seating for the test session.

For more information about the ARCA/REMAX American 200 or the accompanying USARacing Aaron's 150 October 9-11 or to order tickets, please contact the Rockingham Speedway at (910) 205-8800 or visit our website at www.rockinghamspeedway.com. Tickets begin at $20 for single-day reserved seating with $5 back-to-school special pricing for students. Weekend and pit passes are also available.

-credit: rs

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Series ARCA
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Justin Lofton , Parker Kligerman