RACE: Pork the Other White Meat 200, Saturday September 22 TRACK: Berlin Raceway, .5-mile paved oval LOCATION: Marne, Michigan DISTANCE: 100 Miles (200 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...
RACE: Pork the Other White Meat 200, Saturday September 22 TRACK: Berlin Raceway, .5-mile paved oval LOCATION: Marne, Michigan DISTANCE: 100 Miles (200 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event #22 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series
SCHEDULE: Sat, Sept 22: Practice 2:30 PM -- 4 PM; Old Milwaukee Pole Award Qualifying 5:30 PM; Start of Pork the Other White Meat 200 at 8:45 PM.
POSTED AWARDS: $92,573 in prize, point and contingency money
ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: RE/MAX International Inc, Damon RV, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, 76 Racing Gas.
ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amerex Fire Suppression Systems, Amkus Rescue Tools, Auto Value Parts Stores, Cloyes Gear & Products, Cornwell Quality Tools, Earl's Performance Products, Fastlane Footwear, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Hawk Brake, Holley HP Carbs, K&N Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Magnum Police Equipment, Motive Gear, National Pork Producers Council, Old Milwaukee Beer, QuicShine 99, RJS Uniforms, S-W Scales by Intercomp.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Bilstein Shocks, BSR Racing Products, Carrera Shocks, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Edelbrock, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Performance Tire, Hutcherson-Pagan, Jacobs Electronics, JE Pistons, Leading Edge Race Cars, Loctite Corporation, Lowe Lug Nuts, Maurtco Powder Coating, MSD Ignition, Nelson Specialties, Oceans Resorts, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Pro Cylinder Heads, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Racecollectables.com, Raceline Precision Products, Reed Cams & Carburetors, Rhyne Racing Engines, Ringers Resources, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Tilton Engineering, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering.
TELEVISION: Speedvision -- Air dates to be announced. RECORDS: Qualifying -- Bob Keselowski, 1986, 17.112 (105.189 mph) Race -- Bob Senneker, 1973, 67.416 mph
NOTES OF INTEREST: The Pork The Other White Meat 200 at Berlin Raceway will be the final short-track race of the season for the ARCA RE/MAX Series. From there, it's back to superspeedway business in conjunction with the NASCAR Winston Cup Series at Lowe's Motor Speedway (Oct 4), Talladega Superspeedway (Oct 20) and Atlanta Motor Speedway (11-17) to finish out the year. This year's Pork the Other White Meat 200 will be the 14th ARCA RE/MAX Series event at Berlin since the series first raced there in 1958. Past ARCA RE/MAX winners at Berlin include Bob James with 2 wins; and tied with 1 each: Andy Hampton, Iggy Katona, Bob Keselowski, Frank Kimmel, Bob Senneker, Harold Smith, Les Snow, Nelson Stacy, Tim Steele, Ramo Stott & Don White. This year's event marks the first appearance of 3rd-generation driver Jason Jarrett to Berlin. Jarrett, currently 2nd in points, leads a tight ARCA rookie battle over Todd Bowsher and Donny Morelock. In addition to Jarrett, this year's entry list includes an interesting mix of talent from 16-year-old rookie Shelby Howard, the youngest driver to ever compete in RE/MAX Series competition, to veteran, 2-time champ and current point leader Frank Kimmel. Kimmel, who won his career-33rd RE/MAX Series race last Sunday in Toledo, has led 1,415 laps in 19 races already this year. Tim Steele, the hometown favorite and defending race winner, hasn't raced since Sept 1 at Chicagoland Speedway where he finished 3rd behind winner Ed Berrier and Jarrett. Kimmel and Steele are the only past champions entered.
POINTS: 1) Frank Kimmel 5985; 2) Jason Jarrett 4905; 3) Andy Belmont 4770; 4) Ron Cox 4220; 5) Norm Benning 3975; 6) Donny Morelock 3900; 7) Chuck Weber 3895; 8) Todd Bowsher 3870; 9) Tim Steele 3610; 10) Mike Buckley 2775.