TOLEDO, Ohio (March 27, 2018) — Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) and Sioux Chief Manufacturing have jointly announced that the rough plumbing components manufacturer will become the race entitlement sponsor of the July 14 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Elko Speedway in Minnesota.
The Sioux Chief PowerPex 250 will take the green flag at 9 p.m. local time Saturday night, July 14, and is scheduled for live, flag-to-flag coverage on MAVTV.
Sioux Chief Manufacturing first partnered with ARCA and series presenting sponsor Menards in 2015. The business-to-business relationship between Menards, the country’s third largest home improvement retail chain, and Sioux Chief, a leading rough plumbing manufacturer and supplier of cutting-edge products for plumbing and mechanical contractors, brings opportunities for Sioux Chief to promote its products to the Menards contractor customer base.
“We’re excited to move our sponsorship to Elko and the Twin Cities area,” said Joe Ismert, President of Sioux Chief.
“Minneapolis – St. Paul represents Menards second largest retail market, and the ability to sponsor the ARCA race there is a fantastic opportunity.
“We’ve enjoyed sponsoring the ARCA races at Lucas Oil Raceway the past couple years, and enjoy our relationship with Track Enterprises and ARCA.”
The Sioux Chief PowerPex 250 marks the fifth ARCA event at Elko Speedway. Brennan Poole won the inaugural race in 2012. Other ARCA winners at Elko include ARCA national champions Frank Kimmel (2013), Grant Enfinger (2014) and Austin Theriault (2017).
Sioux Chief is also the title sponsor of ARCA’s Short Track Challenge, a series within the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in which drivers earn points toward a championship contested on tracks 1 mile or less in length. The 11 events that will make up the Short Track Challenge kick off with the April 7 Music City 200 from Nashville, and will conclude with ARCA’s 104th race event at Salem Speedway in September. Teams and drivers will race for the Short Track Challenge championship under a special race-only points system, and officials will count a team’s 10 best finishes toward the championship, throwing out each team’s worst finish.
The Sioux Chief PowerPex 250 at Elko Speedway will be race No. 6 of the Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge Series. Race fans will have the opportunity to “Save Big Money” at any of the 36 Twin Cities area Menards store by purchasing advanced tickets on or before July 13.
Sioux Chief Manufacturing is a family-owned American corporation based in Peculiar, Mo that designs and manufactures rough plumbing products, parts, and accessories for residential, commercial, industrial and government applications. Sioux Chief’s product line is divided into three core groups: Supply, Drainage and Support. Sioux Chief designs, builds, and maintains its own machines, tools and dies, and equipment. Sioux Chief manufactures more than 90% of the products it sells and takes great pride knowing industry professionals rely on them for their intense focus on crafting tomorrow’s better rough plumbing tools and equipment.
Menards home improvement stores are well known throughout the Midwest for a complete selection of high-quality, name brand merchandise and all the tools, materials and supplies for any job. Whether just needing a light bulb, gallon of paint or household supplies, or building a deck, fence or new home, there is something for everyone at Menards whether a beginning do-it-yourselfer or more experienced contractor.
A family-owned and run company started in 1958; Menards currently operates 306 stores located in 14 Midwestern states. Menards is known throughout the home improvement industry as the low price leader; it’s no wonder their famous slogan – “SAVE BIG MONEY” – is so widely known and easy to remember. Menards does things right – the company’s strength and success can be seen in the well-stocked and maintained stores, the lowest prices in town, and the way Guests are always treated like family.
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading and most versatile auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers nearly 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.