<pre> Pocono Factsheet Plus RACE: PEPSI ARCA 200, July 28 TRACK: Pocono Raceway, 2.5-mile paved triangle LOCATION: Long Pond, Pennsylvania DISTANCE: 200 Miles (80 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...
<pre> Pocono Factsheet Plus
RACE: PEPSI ARCA 200, July 28 TRACK: Pocono Raceway, 2.5-mile paved triangle LOCATION: Long Pond, Pennsylvania DISTANCE: 200 Miles (80 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event #15 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series PROMOTER: Pocono Raceway, Inc.
SCHEDULE: Thur. July 26: Practice Old Milwaukee Pole Award Qualifying at 3 PM, all positions 1 lap
Fri. July 27: Practice from 10 AM - 11:25 AM
Sat. July 28: 1:30 PM Pepsi ARCA 200
POSTED AWARDS: $185,913 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, Tilton Engineering, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering.
TELEVISION: TNT (LIVE) at 1 PM Eastern
Qualifying - Stuart Kirby, 2001, 169.329 mph (53.151 seconds)
Race - Mike Wallace, 1995, 142.668 mph (1:03:05)
NOTES OF INTEREST: The PEPSI ARCA 200 will be the 33rd ARCA RE/MAX Series event on the 2.5-mile Pocono triangle since 1983. However, the first ARCA race staged at Pocono was in 1969 on the ¾-mile oval won by Bobby Watson in a Dodge. The ARCA series did not return to Pocono until July of '83 when Bob Schacht won in a Pontiac with an average speed of 123.288 mph. This year's PEPSI ARCA 200 presents an interesting mix of rookies including rookie standout Stuart Kirby who broke the 1-lap track record back in June of this year at Pocono and finished 3rd in the race behind rookie and runner-up finisher Josh Richeson who is the nephew of Winston Cup driver Brett Bodine. In addition, rookie Richard Mitchell, coming off a career-best 5th place finish last Saturday at MIS, is entered as is leading ARCA Rookie of the Year contender Jason Jarrett who looks to break his recent string of bad luck. There are 3 former ARCA RE/MAX Series champions entered: Tim Steele (93, 96, 97), Frank Kimmel (98, 00) and Tracy Leslie (88). In addition, former Pocono winner Blaise Alexander of Montoursville PA has entered. Alexander won the Michigan ARCA 200 last Saturday afternoon at MIS. Tim Steele is the all-time winner at Pocono with 8 victories including five in a row ('96 through '98) followed by Schacht with 6 and Bob Keselowski with 5. Mike Wallace has 3; Jimmy Horton 2 and 1-time winners include Blaise Alexander, Kerry Earnhardt, Ben Hess, Bobby Jacks, Frank Kimmel, Ryan Newman, Jeff Purvis and Lee Raymond. Eleven ARCA RE/MAX Series races at Pocono have been won from the pole. <pre> CURRENT POINTS: 1) Frank Kimmel 3715 2) Tim Steele 3095 3) Andy Belmont 2955 4) Jason Jarrett 2775 5) Ron Cox 2725 6) Norm Benning 2450 6) Todd Bowsher 2450 8) Chuck Weber 2425 9) Donny Morelock 2335 10) Billy Venturini 1560.