RE/MAX to Sponsor ARCA Racing Series Rookie Program in 2010 TOLEDO, Ohio (January 13, 2010)-Worldwide real estate leader RE/MAX, Int'l will expand its presence in the ARCA Racing Series in 2010 through sponsorship of the stock car tour's popular...
RE/MAX to Sponsor ARCA Racing Series Rookie Program in 2010
TOLEDO, Ohio (January 13, 2010)-Worldwide real estate leader RE/MAX, Int'l will expand its presence in the ARCA Racing Series in 2010 through sponsorship of the stock car tour's popular rookie of the year award. The 2010 RE/MAX Rookie program begins with the February 6 Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona Int'l Speedway and will include per-race and season-end cash awards.
RE/MAX will post a $10,000 bonus to the end-of-season Rookie of the Year Award winner. In addition, the company will post a $250 cash award to the highest finishing registered rookie at each ARCA Racing Series event.
ARCA has honored a top rookie each consecutive season since 1957. In 2009, Penske Development Driver Parker Kligerman drove the No. 77 Cunningham Motorsports Dodge to a series-leading nine race wins, a record for a rookie competitor in the ARCA Racing Series.
Long recognized as an established route to the highest levels of stock car racing, ARCA Rookies have gone on to earn championships and race wins in both ARCA and NASCAR. Five ROY Award Winners have gone on to capture the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards Championship later in their careers, including nine-time champion Frank Kimmel, Bill Baird, Bill Venturini, Dave Dayton and Benny Parsons. Parsons, in addition to earning two ARCA Championships (1968 and 1969), earned the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship in 1973.
1984 Rookie of the Year Davey Allison went on to claim the 1987 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year award.
The 2010 RE/MAX Rookie program is open to all ARCA Racing Series drivers who have not competed in more than seven ARCA Racing Series events in a season preceding 2010 and is contingent upon signing an Official Rookie Declaration Form prior to the first race of the season. All rookie challengers must attempt to compete in at least one superspeedway event and one short track event to be eligible for the Rookie of the Year Award and points are awarded and accumulated based on the best 15 finishes out of the 20-event ARCA Racing Series schedule, with the highest finishing rookie in each event earning 30 points and points decreasing in increments of two (example. 1st-30, 2nd-28, 3rd-26, 4th-24, 5th-22). Final determination of award winner is based on points earned and a vote of the award committee.