BERLIN FACTSHEET PLUS RACE: Pork the Other White Meat 200, Saturday August 25 TRACK: Berlin Raceway, .5-mile paved oval LOCATION: Marne, Michigan DISTANCE: 100 Miles (200 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...
BERLIN FACTSHEET PLUS
RACE: Pork the Other White Meat 200, Saturday August 25 TRACK: Berlin Raceway, .5-mile paved oval LOCATION: Marne, Michigan DISTANCE: 100 Miles (200 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event #18 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series PROMOTER: Scott Lane (616) 677-5000 SCHEDULE: Sat, Aug 25: 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 -- Airs Aug 31 at 9 PM; Sept 1 at 1 AM; Sept 3 at 12 noon. All times Eastern. RECORDS: Qualifying -- Bob Keselowski, 1986, 17.112 (105.189 mph) Race -- Bob Senneker, 1973, 67.416 mph
NOTES OF INTEREST: Fresh from the 1-mile dirt in Springfield IL, the world's most versatile racing tour is headed back to Berlin for race #18 of 25 events in 01. 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, who makes his career-first start at Berlin, to veteran & 2-time champ Frank Kimmel. Kimmel, who won his career-30th RE/MAX Series race last Sunday in Springfield, has led 996 laps in 15 races already this year. Tim Steele, the hometown favorite and defending race winner, hasn't raced since his victory at Pocono on July 28. Kimmel, Steele and Mt Clemens MI driver Tracy Leslie are the only past champions entered. In addition to Howard, Ed Wettlaufer, Brent Sherman, John Sadinsky, Mike Burg and Jimmy Hollenbeck will all make their career-first start at Berlin. From Berlin, the ultra-diverse ARCA RE/MAX Series travels to the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway Sat, Sept 1 for the inaugural Chicagoland ARCA 200 before a quick turn-around for the DuQuoin IL dirt mile on Mon, Sept 3. NASCAR Winston Cup players Ken Schrader, Andy Petree and Tony Stewart have filed entries for the DuQuoin dirt classic.
POINTS: 1) Frank Kimmel 4730; 2) Jason Jarrett 3710; 3) Andy Belmont 3670; 4) Ron Cox 3340; 4) Tim Steele 3340; 6) Norm Benning 3120; 7) Chuck Weber 3105; 8) Donny Morelock 3085; 9) Todd Bowsher 3055; 10) Kevin Belmont 1965.