KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY FACTSHEET PLUS EVENT: BLUEGRASS QUALITY MEATS 200, July 13 TRACK: Kentucky Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval LOCATION: Sparta, Kentucky DISTANCE: 200 Miles (134 laps) RACE: Event ...
KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY FACTSHEET PLUS
EVENT: BLUEGRASS QUALITY MEATS 200, July 13
TRACK: Kentucky Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval
LOCATION: Sparta, Kentucky
DISTANCE: 200 Miles (134 laps)
RACE: Event #13 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series
PROMOTER: Jerry Carroll
Thurs, July 12: Old Milwaukee Pole Award Qualifying at 2:30 PM, 2 laps - all positions
Fri, July 13: 9 PM start-time Blue Grass Quality Meats 200
POSTED AWARDS: $203,875 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.
Qualifying - David Keith, 30.811 (175.262 mph) 2000
Race - Ryan Newman (115.720 mph) 2000.
TELEVISION: Speedvision, airs July 27 at 9 PM; July 28 at 1 AM; July 30 at 12 noon. All times Eastern.
NOTES OF INTEREST: The Friday night Blue Grass Quality Meats 200, which serves as a show-opener for the next-day NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Kroger 225, will be the first ARCA RE/MAX Series race held under the lights at Kentucky Speedway. In 3 ARCA RE/MAX Series races at Kentucky, there have been 3 different winners: Tim Steele (7-2-00), Ryan Newman (8-26-00) and most recently Frank Kimmel (5-12-01). At present, over 40 drivers representing 17 states are entered for this year^Òs 200-miler. Leading the way is defending champion and current point leader Frank Kimmel as well as 3-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Tim Steele (currently 2nd in points) ahead of Penndel, PA veteran Andy Belmont. Third-generation driver Jason Jarrett (won the inaugural event at the new Kansas Speedway on June 2) is also entered as is NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series regular Billy Bigley who won the ARCA RE/MAX race in Memphis in June of this year in his first series start. Local Walton KY favorite Willie Green is also entered. Green had a career-best finish of 5th with the RE/MAX Series in May of this year at Kentucky. Other notable entrants include 2nd-generation driver Todd Bowsher coming off a career-best finish of 7th last week on the Watkins Glen Int^Òl road course; former NFL head coach and current TV analyst Jerry Glanville entered in the Fricker^Òs Ford. Glanville is another driver coming off a career-best finish: 4th in June at Michigan Int^Òl Speedway. Additional RE/MAX Series regulars entered include Soddy Daisy, TN standout Ron Cox (5th in points), Mesquite TX driver Chuck Weber, Laurel MS driver Robert Burroughs coming off career-best finish of 4th at Watkins Glen; Largo FL driver Donny Morelock and Pittsburgh, PA veteran Norm Benning (top-10 point finisher in last 3 consecutive seasons). <pre> CURRENT POINTS: 1) Frank Kimmel 3205 2) Tim Steele 2875 3) Andy Belmont 2640 4) Jason Jarrett 2470 5) Ron Cox 2415 6) Todd Bowsher 2165 7) Norm Benning 2145 8) Chuck Weber 2120 9) Donny Morelock 2075 10) Mike Buckley 1440