Arpin Tops Afternoon as Goess Takes Day at ARCA Chicagoland Test (JOLIET, Ill.) - Steve Arpin drove the No. 55 Mike's Hard Lemonade Toyota to the fastest lap in the afternoon session of ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards testing...
Arpin Tops Afternoon as Goess Takes Day at ARCA Chicagoland Test
(JOLIET, Ill.) - Steve Arpin drove the No. 55 Mike's Hard Lemonade Toyota to the fastest lap in the afternoon session of ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards testing at the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway, but Craig Goess's morning speed held up as the day's fastest. 19 drivers and 20 cars participated.
Arpin drove the Venturini Motorsports Toyota to his best of 21 afternoon laps in 30.829 seconds (175.160 mph), falling just short of Goess's 30.807-second (175.285 mph) morning effort in the No. 81 Greenville Toyota of N.C. Toyota for Eddie Sharp Racing.
Mikey Kile, who had finished second in the opening test session, posted the afternoon's second-fastest time, at 30.922 seconds (174.633 mph) - an improvement of 0.145 second from the morning. Kile's effort listed third on the day's overall chart.
Chad McCumbee and Grant Enfinger filled out the top five for the afternoon.
Justin Marks, who was working out two different cars for Win-Tron Racing, brushed the wall at the exit of Turn 2.
The ARCA Racing Series races at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, August 27, but will first run on the dirt of the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield in Sunday's Allen Crowe 100.
The 100-lap, 100-mile Allen Crowe 100 is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Central (2 Eastern) on Sunday, August 22, with live timing and scoring and live audio coverage presented by ARCA Nation at ARCARacing.com.
The lone practice is scheduled for 9 a.m. Central, with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell - which has produced 11 different pole winners in 12 qualifying sessions this season - taking place at 11 a.m. Live audio coverage and live timing and scoring of all events will be available on ARCARacing.com.