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<pre> CHICAGOLAND FACTSHEET PLUS RACE: Chicagoland ARCA 200, Saturday September 1 TRACK: Chicagoland Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval LOCATION: Joliet, Illinois DISTANCE: 200 Miles (134 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...



RACE:   Chicagoland ARCA 200, Saturday September 1
TRACK:    Chicagoland Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval
LOCATION:  Joliet, Illinois
DISTANCE:  200 Miles (134 laps)
SERIES:  Event #18 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series

SCHEDULE: Thurs, Aug 30: Practice 11 AM -- 1:30 PM; Old Milwaukee Pole Award Qualifying at 3 PM -- 2 laps

Fri, Aug 31:  Final practice 1 PM -- 2:15 PM
 Sat, Sept 1:  Start of Chicagoland ARCA 200 at 1:30 PM

POSTED AWARDS: $208,025 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,, 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 Sept 7 at 9 PM; Sept 8 at 1 AM; Sept 10 at 12 noon. All times Eastern.

RECORDS: None yet established.

NOTES OF INTEREST: Often recognized as the most versatile series in the world, the ARCA RE/MAX Series will live up to its reputation this Labor Day Weekend when the diverse tour heads back to Illinois for a superspeedway/dirt-track extravaganza. After racing on the new 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday Sept 1, the series steers for the DuQuoin dirt-mile less than 2 days later for the Federated Auto Parts Southern Illinois 100 on Monday Sept 3. The entry list for Chicagoland includes an interesting mix of veterans and rookies alike. From the veteran side, local favorite (Mokena IL) Bob Strait (16-time winner) is entered as are former series champions Tim Steele and Frank Kimmel. Kimmel, the current point leader, has posted 7 victories this year and has already led 996 laps in 15 races. Steele hasn't raced since winning the July 28 Pocono Pepsi ARCA 200. Third generation drivers Jason Jarrett and Justin Labonte are also entered. Jarrett, son of 99 Winston Cup champ Dale Jarrett, is currently 2nd in points and leads a tight Rookie of the Year battle over Todd Bowsher and Donny Morelock. Labonte, son of 2-time Cup champ Terry Labonte, will be campaigning a Dodge Intrepid for the Chicagoland event. Rookie sensation Stuart Kirby is also entered. In only 6 starts, Kirby has 4 top-5 finishes including a runner-up finish to Kimmel at Lowe's as well as a new 1-lap track record at Pocono. On Monday, the same ARCA RE/MAX Series teams will race on the 1-mile DuQuoin IL dirt oval. Winston Cup players Ken Schrader, Andy Petree and Tony Stewart have filed entries for the DuQuoin dirt classic.

POINTS: 1) Frank Kimmel 4755; 2) Jason Jarrett 3735; 3) Andy Belmont 3695; 4) Ron Cox 3365; 4) Tim Steele 3365; 6) Norm Benning 3145; 7) Chuck Weber 3130; 8) Donny Morelock 3110; 9) Todd Bowsher 3080; 10) Kevin Belmont 1990.


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Series ARCA
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Terry Labonte , Tony Stewart , Ken Schrader , Frank Kimmel , Andy Belmont , Stuart Kirby , Chuck Weber , Kevin Belmont , Jason Jarrett , Justin Labonte , Donny Morelock , Tim Steele , Ron Cox , Todd Bowsher , Norm Benning
Teams Team Penske , CIP