RACE: Winchester ARCA 250, 4-22-01 TRACK: Winchester Speedway, .5-mile paved oval LOCATION: Winchester, Indiana DISTANCE: 125 miles (250 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...
RACE: Winchester ARCA 250, 4-22-01
TRACK: Winchester Speedway, .5-mile paved oval
LOCATION: Winchester, Indiana
DISTANCE: 125 miles (250 laps)
SERIES: Event #3 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series
PROMOTER: Tom Bigelow (765) 584-9701
SCHEDULE: Sat, Apr 21: Old Milwaukee Pole Award Qualifying (1-28, 2 laps) at 3 PM
Sun, Apr 22: Winchester ARCA 250 at 1 PM
POSTED AWARDS: $94,223 in prize, point and contingency money.
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, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering.
Qualifying - Tim Steele, 16.357 (110.045 mph), 1997.
Race - Bob Keselowski, 90.217 mph, 1990.
TELEVISION: Speedvision, airs May 18 at 9 PM; May 18 at 1 AM; May 21 at 12 PM. All times eastern.
NOTES OF INTEREST: The Winchester ARCA 250 marks the 16th appearance of the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Winchester since the series first raced on the renowned, legendary oval in 1964. Three-time RE/MAX Series champion Tim Steele is the all-time Winchester winner with three victories while defending race winner and defending RE/MAX Series champion Frank Kimmel, Tracy Leslie and former champion Marvin Smith are tied with two wins each. Drivers with one victory each at Winchester include three-time RE/MAX Series driving champion Jack Bowsher, Gary Bradberry, former champ Bob Keselowski, Ralph Latham, Bob Strait and Bobby Watson. In addition, Steele owns the one-lap track record with a speed of 110.045 mph established in 1997.
Expected entrants include former champions' Kimmel, Steele and Leslie as well as RE/MAX Series veterans' Andy Belmont, Joe Cooksey, Ron Cox, Chuck Weber, Blaise Alexander and Norm Benning. The event will also mark the first appearance of third-generation driver Jason Jarrett who is running full-time on the 2001 RE/MAX Series tour for Winona Lake, Indiana-based ML Motorsports. Jarrett is the son of '99 NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Jarrett. In addition, second-generation driver Todd Bowsher, son of Jack Bowsher, has filed an entry. Bowsher recorded his career-best RE/MAX Series finish of 10th last year at Winchester.
The Winchester ARCA 250, spread out in a two-day format, will include Saturday, day-before practice sessions as well as Old Milwaukee Pole Award qualifying at 3 PM local time. Sunday's race, slated for a 1 PM start-time, will also feature an on-track autograph session at noon accompanied by pre-race festivities and driver introductions.