ARCA

Charlie Krall, ARCA Communications Manager Logan Seavey (No. 20 Craftsman Toyota) took the lead on lap 66 and withstood four late-race restarts to claim his first career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory in Monday’s General Tire Grabber 100 at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Seavey’s win was the 50th for the Venturini Motorsports team dating back to team owner Bill Venturini’s first series win at Flat Rock Speedway in 1984. Seavey, the current USAC P1 Insurance National Midget Series point leader, started fourth but was 12th after two laps, theRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— The diversity of the ARCA Racing Series schedule can often frustrate drivers, especially those with little to no dirt experience, this time of the season when they head to the one-mile dirt tracks in Springfield and DuQuoin. That wasn’t the case for Travis Braden in Sunday afternoon’s Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The 24-year-old driver brought his No. 27 RFMS Racing Ford home with a fourth-place finish, tying his best finish of the 2018 season. It wasn’t so much where the Wheeling, WestRead More
Charlie Krall, ARCA Communications Manager Christian Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota) took over the lead when most of the other lead lap cars pitted late in the race and held off two furious charges, first from teammate Logan Seavey and then from eventual runner up Sheldon Creed, to score his second ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards win of 2018 in Sunday’s Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fair. Eckes nipped Creed at the line by 0.305 seconds on a two-lap overtime dash to the checkered flag. Eckes and crewRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer When the ARCA Racing Series takes the green flag on Sunday afternoon at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Logan Seavey will make his debut and take the next step up the ladder as part of the Toyota Racing development program. Seavey will pilot the No. 20 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports on the one-mile dirt track in Springfield as well as again on Labor Day weekend on the dirt at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Coming off a 2017 season in which he won POWRi Lucas Oil NationalRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Last year’s POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion Logan Seavey will make his ARCA Racing Series debut on the dirt at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL. The 21-year-old will pilot the No. 20 Craftsman Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports at both dirt tracks, Springfield and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Of the teams’ 48 victories, four have come on dirt, most recently with Tom Hessert III at DuQuoin in 2016. The Toyota Racing Development driver drove for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Eldora DirtRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer 2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship team Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) will cease operations effective immediately. The team captured the drivers and owners championship with the series in their first season of competition during the 2014 season. The team made 123 starts in the series with 32 different drivers during their five-year span racing with the circuit. “I would like to thank all of our fans, sponsors, drivers, past and present employees for your support and hard work over the years,” owner MasonRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Despite having one of the most dominant cars, Todd Gilliland ended up sixth after Mother Nature ended the ModSpace 150 early. Gilliland’s top-10 at Pocono Raceway was the third ARCA Racing Series event in which he appeared to have a race-winning car but failed to entered victory lane this season. Gilliland lost the lead on a lap-15 restart to eventual winner Zane Smith. The caution waved before he could reclaim the top position. His DGR-Crosley Group team elected to bring the No. 54 Frontline EnterprisesRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MARNE, Mich. — The forecast heading into Saturday’s ARCA Racing Series Primera Plastics 200 at Berlin Raceway was ominous and unfortunately it held true, as heavy and persistent rains forced the cancellation of the scheduled 200-lap event. With overcast skies throughout the afternoon, teams were able to get on track for practice. But after 45 minutes of the scheduled 90-minute session, the skies opened up and rain halted on-track activity. While the rain briefly subsided, it picked up again prior to qualifying and the fieldRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MARNE, Mich. — Heading in to Saturday’s ARCA Racing Series activity at Berlin Raceway, the forecast was less than ideal with a high percentage for rain throughout the day. With overcast skies throughout the afternoon, teams were able to get on track for practice. But after 45 minutes of the scheduled 90-minute session, the skies opened up and rain halted on-track activity. While the rain briefly subsided, it picked up again prior to qualifying and the field was set based upon practice speeds. Fifteen-year-old CarsonRead More