NASHVILLE FACTSHEET <pre> RACE: PFG Lester 150, April 13, 2001 TRACK: Nashville Superspeedway, 1.33-mile concrete oval LOCATION: Lebanon, Tennessee DISTANCE: 150 miles (113 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...
NASHVILLE FACTSHEET <pre> RACE: PFG Lester 150, April 13, 2001 TRACK: Nashville Superspeedway, 1.33-mile concrete oval LOCATION: Lebanon, Tennessee DISTANCE: 150 miles (113 laps)
SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event #2 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series PROMOTER: Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc
SCHEDULE: Wed, Apr 11: Practice 11 AM - 1 PM & 2 PM -- 5 PM Thur, Apr 12: Old Milwaukee Pole Award Qualifying (1-34, 2 laps) at 10:30 AM Fri, Apr 13: PFG Lester 150 at 4 PM
POSTED AWARDS: $170,712 in prize, point and contingency money. </pre> 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, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering.
TELEVISION: Speedvision, airs May 11 at 9 PM; May 11 at 1 AM; May 14 at 12 PM. All times Eastern.
NOTES OF INTEREST: With an entry list as diverse as the series itself, the ARCA RE/MAX Series will be first-up when the gates swing open at the new Nashville Superspeedway for the inaugural April 13 PFG Lester ARCA 150. The upcoming event, the first of two appearances for the RE/MAX Series on the new $125 million, 1.33-mile concrete superspeedway in 2001, will serve as a prelude to the next-day NASCAR Busch Series Pepsi 300 race. Entries have already been received from 7-time RE/MAX Series winner Ken Schrader and former RE/MAX Series champions' Frank Kimmel and Tim Steele as well as veterans' Andy Belmont, Norm Benning, Joe Cooksey, Mark Gibson, Shawna Robinson, Mike Swaim Jr, Ron Cox and Franklin, Tennessee driver Randal Ritter. Rookie entrants include 3rd-generation drivers' Steadman Marlin out of Columbia, Tennessee as well as Hickory, North Carolina driver Jason Jarrett. Marlin, son of NASCAR Winston Cup veteran Sterling Marlin, will be making his first attempt in RE/MAX Series competition while Jarrett, son of 1999 Winston Cup champion Dale Jarrett, will be making his third RE/MAX Series start. Jarrett is slated to run the complete season in the RE/MAX Series for ML Motorsports with an assist from team consultant Red Farmer. Additional rookies entered include Nashville driver Chase Montgomery; Clearwater, Florida driver Donny Morelock; Kansas City, Kansas driver Randy Briggs; Feasterville, Pennsylvania's Kevin Belmont and Mooresville, North Carolina driver Philip Kranefuss. Kranefuss, also attempting to make his career-first RE/MAX Series start, is the son of NASCAR/ARCA team owner Michael Kranefuss. Chesapeake, Virginia driver Jeffrey Falk, son of Winston Cup team owner Joe Falk, is another driver looking to make his first RE/MAX Series start at Nashville. Falk's car will be lettered with the familiar #91, the same number the senior Falk uses in Winston Cup competition. Bowling Green, Kentucky rookie Stuart Kirby is also entered in a Bob Schacht Motorsports Ford. Kirby made his first RE/MAX Series start back in February of this year at Daytona and finished a solid 5th. In addition, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veteran Rick Carelli has entered a RE/MAX-sponsored Chevrolet. Other notable entrants include 2nd-generation drivers' Billy Venturini and Todd Bowsher. Venturini's father Bill was a 2-time RE/MAX Series champion while Bowsher's father Jack earned three RE/MAX Series driving championships before capturing two car owner championship with son Bobby. Mooresville, North Carolina driver AJ Alsup, son of Indy 500 veteran Bill Alsup, is another second-generation driver entered for the inaugural event.