Winchester fact sheet

RACE: Astral Carrier ARCA 250, 8-12-00 TRACK: Winchester Speedway, .5-mile paved oval LOCATION: Winchester, Indiana DISTANCE: 250 laps (125 miles) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...

RACE:    Astral Carrier ARCA 250, 8-12-00

TRACK: Winchester Speedway, .5-mile paved oval
LOCATION: Winchester, Indiana
DISTANCE: 250 laps (125 miles)
SERIES: Event #13 of the 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series

Saturday, August 12, 2000
Registration - 11 AM
Practice 3 -- 4:30 PM
Talladega Pole Award Qualifying - 5:30 PM (2 laps)
Astral Carrier ARCA 250 - 8 PM

POSTED AWARDS: $87,721 in prize, point and contingency money.

ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: Bondo Body Filler, Mar-Hyde Paints, Auto Value Parts Stores, Coachmen RV, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, 76 Racing Gas.

ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amkus Rescue Tools, Cloyes Gear & Products, Cornwell Quality Tools, Earl's Performance Products, Fastlane Footwear, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Firefox Industries, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Hawk Brake, K&N Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Motive Gear, QuicShine 99, Racing Champions Diecast Cars, RJS Uniforms, Safe Trac, SpeedVue Racing Tearoffs, S-W Scales by Intercomp.

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: A&A Manufacturing, 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, Holley HP Carbs, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Hutcherson-Pagan, JE Pistons, Loctite Corporation, Maurtco Powder Coating, MSD Ignition, Nelson Specialties, Oceans Resorts, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Prestone Antifreeze, Pro Cylinder Heads, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Raceline Precision Products, Racing Radios, Reed Cams & Carburetors, Rhyne Racing Engines, Ringers Resources, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Sportec Helmet Mugs, Talladega Superspeedway, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering, Wiseco Pistons.

TELEVISION: SPEEDVISION to be aired Sep 1 @ 8 PM; Sep 2 @ 12 midnight & 2 PM; Sep 4 @ 2 PM. All times EST.

RECORDS: Qualifying - Tim Steele, 1997, 110.045 mph (16.357 seconds) Race - Bob Keselowski, 1990, 90.217 mph

NOTES OF INTEREST: This year's ARCA classic at Winchester will be the 15th ARCA race held at the historic half-mile high-banked speedplant since the series first raced there in 1964. Winchester Speedway is a sister track of Salem Speedway and the former Dayton Speedway built by Frank Funk in the 1920s. NASCAR legend and former ARCA winner Bobby Allison will help highlight the festivities as Grand Marshal for the event. The 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion will also be on hand to sign autographs. The event, sponsored by Astral Carrier, is unique in that it will be the first ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series race at Winchester to be run under the lights scheduled for an 8 PM local start time with practice at 3 PM and qualifying at 5:30. It's also the first ARCA race to go 250 laps instead of the typical 200. After 14 events, 7 have been won from the pole. 3-time ARCA champion Tim Steele is the only 3-time winner at Winchester and will make his first Winchester appearance since 1997 when he, not only won the race, but set a new ARCA 1-lap qualifying record at 16.357 seconds or 110.045 mph. Two-time winners at Winchester include former ARCA champions' Marvin Smith and Tracy Leslie. Additional winners at Winchester are Jack Bowsher, Gary Bradberry, Bob Keselowski, Frank Kimmel, Ralph Latham, Bob Strait and Bobby Watson.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Tim Steele , Gary Bradberry
Teams Team Penske , CIP