ARCA Racing Series Enhances Summer Schedule with July Dates at Berlin Raceway, Iowa Speedway (TOLEDO, Ohio) - A Saturday night race is a favorite for many fans and competitors in the ARCA Racing Series. As such, July 2011 will provide...
ARCA Racing Series Enhances Summer Schedule with July Dates at Berlin Raceway, Iowa Speedway
(TOLEDO, Ohio) - A Saturday night race is a favorite for many fans and competitors in the ARCA Racing Series. As such, July 2011 will provide back-to-back showdowns under the lights, as race dates for Berlin (Mich.) Raceway and Iowa Speedway were announced today.
Twenty-three ARCA Racing Series races have been contested on Berlin Raceway's 0.4-mile oval since its first ARCA event in 1958, and the 24th will take place Saturday, July 9.
"Berlin Raceway is unlike any of the short tracks we go to in terms of its unique layout and pit road," said Ron Drager, president of ARCA. "It's been a staple of the tour for a number of years, and it seems that everyone from local guys like 2002 winner Fred Campbell to multi-time champions like three-time winner Frank Kimmel has a chance to be successful."
Joey Coulter won at the Marne, Mich. oval, near Grand Rapids, in August for his first victory in the ARCA Racing Series.
The 0.875-mile Iowa Speedway is scheduled as the next stop on the ARCA Racing Series tour, and will host its sixth ARCA event since 2006 just seven days later, on Saturday, July 16.
"Racing at Iowa Speedway is important from a market and venue perspective, as we reach a number of fans from several major areas there," Drager said. "Being new, Iowa Speedway is one of those tracks that has the luxury of incorporating so many amenities - sightlines and facilities among them - to be fan-friendly and competitor-friendly. Iowa Speedway fans have strongly supported ARCA."
Tom Hessert drove to his first ARCA Racing Series victory in July at the Newton track, located just east of Des Moines.
The following race dates for the 2011 ARCA Racing Series schedule have already been announced:
February 12 - Daytona International Speedway
April 15 - Talladega Superspeedway
May 1 - Salem Speedway
June 4 - Chicagoland Speedway
June 11 - Pocono Raceway
June 17 - Michigan International Speedway
June 25 - Winchester Speedway
August 6 - Pocono Raceway
August 21 - Illinois State Fairgrounds
September 5 - DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
September 17 - Salem Speedway
October 7 - Kansas Speedway
The remainder of the schedule will be released shortly. Meanwhile, the thrilling 2010 campaign will close Saturday, December 4, with the series' Championship Awards Banquet at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky., near Cincinnati.