Series notebook 2009-06-29

Kligerman Leads Special Award Point Standings In addition to leading the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series Driver's Point Standings, 18-year-old Parker Kligerman leads several ARCA RE/MAX Series Special Award Point Standings nine races into the 21-race ...

Kligerman Leads Special Award Point Standings

In addition to leading the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series Driver's Point Standings, 18-year-old Parker Kligerman leads several ARCA RE/MAX Series Special Award Point Standings nine races into the 21-race Series. Kligerman, a development driver for Penske Racing who drives for Cunningham Motorsports in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, currently leads the standings in the CGS Imaging Hard Charger, RE Lightning Challenge and Fast Track year end awards.

Kligerman also leads the Rookie of the Year point standings over Joey Coulter, Craig Goess, Steve Arpin and Tim George Jr. Kligerman, a recent high school graduate, has won three of the last four races this season (Toledo, Michigan, Mansfield).

ARCA Testing at Iowa on Tuesday

Several ARCA RE/MAX Series teams will participate in a full day ARCA Open Test at Iowa Speedway on Tuesday, June 30, in preparation for the next race on the 2009 schedule--The Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway on July 11. In addition to full-time Series regulars participating in the test, 17-year-old Johnna Long is expected to test in a Venturini Motorsports entry.

Long has won two out of three Blizard Series Super Late Model Races at Five Flags Speedway in her hometown of Pensacola, Florida, the most recent of which was this weekend, where she won the pole and led the most laps en route to victory. Several drivers with ARCA RE/MAX Series experience raced against Long in the event, including Bubba Pollard (finished second), Stephan McCurley (seventh) and Eddie Mercer (eighth).

Happy 4th of July: Frank Kimmel Street Stocks at Rockingham this Weekend Nine-time ARCA RE/MAX Series Champion Frank Kimmel will spend the Fourth of July holiday at Rockingham Speedway in North Carolina for the Cheerwine Cherry Bomb 200 race event weekend. The Frank Kimmel Street Stock Series will race at the historic, one-mile oval on Saturday, July 4th as part of a double-header weekend with the ASA Late Model Series.

Tickets for the Cheerwine Cherry Bomb 200 are $10 for adults. Children under 12 will be admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket. For more information, call (910) 205-8800 or visit www.rockinghamspeedway.com.

The ARCA RE/MAX Series will contest their final event of 2009 at Rockingham Speedway during ARCA Championship Weekend on October 11.

Winning ARCA Engine Builder Nominated for Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Engine builder Ernie Elliott has been named a semi-finalist for the 2009 Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville, Georgia. Elliot's engines powered his brother Bill Elliott to dominating success on the super speedway's of NASCAR beginning in the 1980s. His engines have also recorded two NASCAR Nationwide Series wins, two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series wins and 40 ARCA RE/MAX Series wins. Among Elliott's clients in the ARCA RE/MAX Series; Tim Steele and Braun Racing.

Congratulations to Joey Logano

Joey Logano, a two-time winner in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. During his time in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, Logano was part of the Venturini Motorsports Driver Development Program, most recently piloting the No. 25 Home Depot Toyota Camry to Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway on June 6.

"To see these drivers come through our program and move up to the next level is truly the most satisfying thing for me and my team," said Billy Venturini. "We have drivers from the Truck Series all the way up to Sprint Cup, and they prove week in and week out that they deserve to be there. I want to congratulate Joey (Logano) and the whole Joe Gibbs Racing organization on their big win this Sunday. Joey ran a great race, and I know we will be seeing him in victory lane again before the end of this year."

With Logano's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win on Sunday, Venturini Motorsports Driver Development Program drivers have raced their way to victory lane in all three of NASCAR's top-tier national divisions in 2009. Brian Scott won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Dover earlier this year, and Joey Logano has two NASCAR Nationwide Series victories, coming at Nashville and Kentucky.

Venturini Motorsports recently debuted a new design to their website, www.venturinimotorsports.com/.

Upcoming ARCA RE/MAX Series Races Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway; Saturday, July 11 Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 at Kentucky Speedway; Saturday, July 18 Wolverine Power Systems 200 presented by Generac at Berlin Raceway; Saturday, July 25 Pennsylvania 200 at Pocono Raceway; Saturday, August 1

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Series ARCA
Drivers Bill Elliott , Frank Kimmel , Tim Steele , Joey Logano , Tim George Jr. , Eddie Mercer , Brian Scott , Steve Arpin , Parker Kligerman , Craig Goess , Stephan McCurley
Teams Team Penske