SCOTT 150 Tag

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  A top-10 finish in a patched and repaired car was the story of Will Rodgers’ Scott 150. The ARCA Racing Series driver overcame adversity to finish ninth at Chicagoland Speedway. In the final scramble to the checkered flag, Rodgers jumped from ninth to fifth. Just as it looked like the Ken Schrader Racing driver was about to score his first top-five finish, it nearly came to an end. Rodgers’ No. 52 Drydene Ford Fusion was loosened by Codie Rohrbaugh on the final lap. The NASCARRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer JOLIET, Ill. — Making just his fourth career start in the ARCA Racing Series, Todd Gilliland had another strong showing in the SCOTT 150 at Chicagoland Speedway, leading 28 laps in the second-half of the race. However, a late-race caution erased Gilliland’s large lead, sent the leaders to pit road for fresh tires and resulted in a frantic green-white-checkered finish. The end result was a third-place finish and the second straight frustrating ARCA race in the No. 54 DGR-Crosley Toyota. In May at Charlotte MotorRead More
Charles Krall, ARCA Racing Series Communications Manager After narrowly missing out on picking up the win at Chicagoland Speedway last year, Michael Self took advantage of a late-race restart and led the final two laps to score his second ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory of 2018 in Friday night’s SCOTT 150.   Self made a three-wide move to take the lead on the initial start of the race, and when Riley Herbst couldn’t get the power down coming to the final restart of the night, he made a carbon copyRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer JOLIET, Ill. — The month of June has been quite kind to Sheldon Creed and that continued on Thursday at Chicagoland Speedway where Creed took the top spot for the ARCA Racing Series SCOTT 150. It was the second consecutive General Tire Pole Award for the 20-year-old driver as he won from the top starting spot last weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park. Creed’s lap at 176.194 mph in the No. 28 United Rentals Toyota edged his MDM Motorsports teammate Zane Smith at 176.005 mph inRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The development for U.S. Navy Lt. Jesse Iwuji continues with a new team in the ARCA Racing Series. Lt. Iwuji will compete with Thomas Praytor’s Max Force Racing in the Scott 150 at Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday night. Lt. Iwuji, who started the season with Patriot Motorsports Group, will pilot the No. 9 BBMC Mortgage Ford Fusion at the 1.5-mile Oval. By doing so, he will become the first Naval Academy graduate to compete at Chicagoland Speedway. Max Force Racing has three starts at ChicagolandRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer At Chicagoland Speedway, Venturini Motorsports will become the first ARCA Racing Series team to enter three women as teammates. Earlier this season, at Daytona International Speedway, the team made history when it became the first ARCA team to have two women as teammates. Natalie Decker and Leilani Münter, who were the first two women to be teammates in ARCA earlier this season, will be joined by Toni Breidinger in the Scott 150 at Chicagoland on Thursday night. Decker will drive teams’ flagship No. 25 N29Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Toni Breidinger, an 18-year-old driver out of Hillsborough, California, has inked a deal with Venturini Motorsports to compete in three ARCA Racing Series events behind the wheel of one of the team’s Toyota Camrys. Breidinger will have a busy month of June as she will make her debut at the half-mile Madison International Speedway on June 15 before competing at Gateway Motorsports Park (June 22) and then Chicagoland Speedway (June 28). “I’m definitely expecting to learn a lot. It’s going to be a huge learningRead More