Discount tickets on sale at Menards for ARCA Racing Series, ARCA/CRA Super Series double header
(TOLEDO, Ohio – July 14, 2015) – Discount tickets for the July 24 Sioux Chief PowerPEX® ARCA 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway (LOR) are selling at a brisk pace, and for good reason.
Not only will race fans enjoy a stock car double-header featuring the nationally touring ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the ARCA/CRA Super Series, they’ll also see some big stars in the line-up.
For starters, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Ken Schrader has filed an entry for the Sioux Chief PowerPEX® 200 grand finale Friday night.
“Really like the track,” Schrader said. “It’s pretty flat so you really have to get your car working. You can move around a little bit so at least you have options.”
Good news considering how much the Fenton, Missouri veteran likes to move around. By the time LOR gets here, he’ll already have close to 50 races in the books this year alone. In a mix of dirt modified, ARCA, late models and more, the 60-year-old driver has already been to Victory Lane in his modified at Macon (IL) Speedway, Plymouth (IN) Speedway and Kankakee (IL) Speedway. He also won the ARCA race at Salem Speedway back in April, becoming the oldest ARCA winner in history.
“LOR should be our 47th race of the season if we get ’em all in. We’ve had 24 rainouts this year too.”
In addition to more than 700 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts, Schrader has 77 ARCA starts overall with 18 wins and 19 poles. He’s also aUSAC Sprint & Silver Crown Series champion.
Other ARCA entrants include current ARCA point leader Grant Enfinger, third-generation racers Matt Wallace and Will Kimmel, brothers Kyle and Clayton Weatherman, Austin, Texas’ Austin Wayne Self, Cherry Hill, N.J.’s Tom Hessert, Silver Crown winner A.J. Fike and many more. Defending race winner Brandon Jones is also expected to enter.
On the ARCA/CRA Super Series side, entrants include John Hunter Nemechek, Delaware, Ohio’s Cody Coughlin, DeWitt, Michigan’s Chad Finley and Bremen, Kentucky’s Hunter Baize.
The 100-lap ARCA/CRA Super Series race will kick off the big night of stock car racing, culminating with the Sioux Chief PowerPEX® 200 under the lights.
Discount tickets for the double-header are on sale now at 20 Menards stores in Indiana. The tickets are being offered for $10 off the gate price. Indiana stores selling discount tickets include locations in Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Camby, Carmel, Columbus, Greenwood, Kokomo, Lafayette, Lebanon, Muncie, Richmond, Terre Haute, West Lafayette, three in Indianapolis and three in Fort Wayne.
The Sioux Chief PowerPEX® 200 is scheduled to get the green flag shortly after 9 p.m. Friday night. Gates will open at 12:45 p.m. on July 24 with Menards Pole Qualifying at 5:30, driver introductions at8:30 with the Sioux Chief PowerPEX® 200 following.
Allison, Stott, Schacht, Dillon, Kimmel, Jones former ARCA winners at LOR Two-time ARCA Racing Series champion Ramo Stott won the inaugural ARCA race at Lucas Oil Raceway in 1971. Ralph Latham followed as victor in 1972, and Bruce Gould was the winner in 1974. Nearly 10 years would go by before ARCA would return in 1983 when two-time series champ Marvin Smith was the race winner. Bob Schacht won in 1984. In 1985, two ARCA races were on the schedule with Schacht and Davey Allison claiming victories. It would be 26 years before the ARCA tour would return to Lucas Oil Raceway in 2011 when Ty Dillon, driving for Richard Childress Racing, won the 200-lap event. Frank Kimmel won in 2012. Brandon Jones is the most recent winner at Lucas Oil Raceway, taking the victory last year.