Toledo Saturday practice report

Wallace Wheels in Toledo Practice; Bell, Kimmel Quick Too TOLEDO, OH (5-21-05) Steven Wallace posted the quickest time in practice at Toledo Speedway Saturday in preparation for Sunday's ARCA RE/MAX Series Hantz Group 200 presented by Federated...

Wallace Wheels in Toledo Practice; Bell, Kimmel Quick Too

TOLEDO, OH (5-21-05) Steven Wallace posted the quickest time in practice at Toledo Speedway Saturday in preparation for Sunday's ARCA RE/MAX Series Hantz Group 200 presented by Federated Car Care.

Wallace, the son of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver Rusty Wallace, posted speeds of 106.145mph (16.958 seconds) in the Hantz Group-Dodge Motorsports #4. This is the first ARCA RE/MAX Series race that the Mooresville, NC driver has entered.

"The car is really good," Wallace said after practice. "It's pretty much perfect in turns three and four; it's just a tad tight in one and two."

Sparks, Nevada, driver T.J. Bell posted the second quickest practice time, running around the half-mile short track in 16.977 seconds (106.026 mph).

"It makes my job easier when the racecar is this good," Bell said after practice on Saturday.

Frank Kimmel, in his Advance Auto Parts-Pork Ford, posted the third quickest time, with speeds of 105.640 mph (17.039 seconds) during practice.

"It was a great practice session; the car is really, really good," said Kimmel. "It's going to be a very competitive, hard short track race."

Walkerton, Indiana, driver Chad Blount, in his Foretravel Motorhomes Chevrolet, was fourth quickest (17.041 seconds: 105.628 mph). Brian Tyler, of Parma, Michigan, rounded out the top five (17.139 seconds: 105.024 mph). This marks Tyler's first attempt at driving ARCA RE/MAX Series stock cars at Toledo Speedway, although he has driven open-wheel type cars at the speedway in the past.

Also entered in Sunday's Hantz Group 200 presented by Federated Car Care is NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver Kenny Schrader, who will be competing in his own Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet. Josh Richeson practiced the car for Schrader on Saturday, since Schrader had to be in Charlotte for the NASCAR NEXTEL Open event.

"It's a fun little short track," said Richeson. "I ran the fall race here last year so it's the 2nd time I've been here. Schrader wants to come here and win, so the better I can get it to run the happier he will be."

The Hantz Group 200 presented by Federated Car Care kicks off at 2pm on Sunday, May 22 at Toledo Speedway. The race is LIVE on SPEED Channel. Tickets to the event are available at the Toledo Speedway ticket office, or by calling the track at 419.727.1100.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Frank Kimmel , Chad Blount , T.J. Bell , Josh Richeson