Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-06-09

Big ARCA Double-Header Invades Mansfield Motorsports Park Saturday, June 20; Inaugural Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200 on the Way; ARCA Trucks Too MANSFIELD OH (6-9-09) - On the heels of back-to-back superspeedway classics at Pocono and ...

Big ARCA Double-Header Invades Mansfield Motorsports Park Saturday, June 20; Inaugural Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200 on the Way; ARCA Trucks Too

MANSFIELD OH (6-9-09) - On the heels of back-to-back superspeedway classics at Pocono and Michigan, the ARCA RE/MAX Series is shifting gears for the short-tracks - to Mansfield Motorsports Park for the inaugural Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA 200 Saturday, June 20.

The event, named in honor of the late Tim Richmond, marks the first appearance of the 57-year-old ARCA RE/MAX Series tour at Mansfield, but not so for the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series, which will be joining the RE/MAX Series for an ARCA double-header at the Mansfield, Ohio paved oval.

Richmond, who was born and raised in nearby Ashland, Ohio, won the 1981 Daytona ARCA 200 prior to launching his very successful NASCAR career. Entries for the Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200 have already been received from current series point leader Justin Lofton and Penske Racing development driver Parker Kligerman, who just graduated from high school in Westport, Connecticut last week.

ARCA RE/MAX Series veterans entered include 9-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Frank Kimmel, Indiantown, Florida's Patrick Sheltra, Stuart, Florida's Bryan Silas and Cherry Hill, New Jersey's Tom Hessert. Several RE/MAX Series rookies are also entered including 16-year-old Chris Buescher of Prosper, Texas in the David Ragan Fan Club Ford, New York, New York's Tim George, Jr., Miami Springs, Florida's Joey Coulter and Greenville, North Carolina's Craig Goess.

Canadian drivers' Terry Jones (Amherstburg ON/Jones Group Racing), Steve Arpin (Fort Frances, ON/Eddie Sharp Racing) and Nice, France's Michel Disdier (Bowsher Racing) will add a good bit of international flavor to the overall mix.

The ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series made a pair of Mansfield appearances over the years in 2003 and 2005. Hahn, the defending series champion, won the last ARCA Truck race at Mansfield in July of 2005. Raceday features an action-packed day of activity with ARCA Truck practice from 1:30 to 2:30 followed by RE/MAX Series practice from 2:30 to 4:00. Qualifying for the Trucks is at 4:15 followed by RE/MAX Series qualifying (Menard Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell) at 5:00. The fan-friendly affair also features an on-track autograph session from 6:00 to 6:45. Racing gets underway at 7:00 with the 50-lap ARCA Lincoln Welders 100 Truck Series event followed by the grand finale - the Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200 mile race, set for 8:30 PM. ARCA Racing Network to Broadcast All Day at Mansfield

The ARCA Racing Network will be covering all the on-track activity for both the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series and the ARCA RE/MAX Series from Mansfield. Listen and watch live streaming audio and video of practice, qualifying and both races at ARCAracing.com inside the ARCA

-credit: arca

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Series ARCA
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Tom Hessert , David Ragan , Bryan Silas , Justin Lofton , Patrick Sheltra , Terry Jones , Parker Kligerman , Craig Goess , Joey Coulter , Tim Richmond