The ‘Stars and Cars’ of the ARCA Midwest Tour will return to Hawkeye Downs for the first time in six seasons on Saturday night August 21 for a 100 lap feature event plus preliminary races.Read more
By implementing the Pit Pay technology, the ARCA Midwest Tour will streamline the sign-in process for teams and attendees at the pit gate starting in 2021, helping get participants into the pits quickly and efficiently, even at its largest events.Read more
After a successful debut at last year’s Joe Shear Classic, the ‘Club LaMark/Dave’s White Rock Bar and Grill Last Call’ will once again be part of the Joe Shear Classic being held on Sunday afternoon May 2 at Madison International Speedway.Read more
The previous ticket limit is no longer in place. Tickets for the Sunday May 2 Joe Shear Classic will be available at the gate. Fans can save $5 by buying their tickets in advance online.Read more
Purse & Entry Form Released For Fly Over States 150
(April 2, 2021) – ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and ARCA Midwest Tour officials have released the entry form for the Fly Over States 150, a new event in 2021for Super Late Models that will be contested on the historic High Banks of Winchester Speedway on Tuesday, May 18th. The event will be the first for the ARCA Midwest Tour at Winchester (non-point race) and a championship point race for the ARCA/CRA Super Series. The event will be conducted per CRA rules, similar to how the ruled . The event will be a great tune-up for competitors looking to compete in the 50th Annual Winchester 400 in October.
The Fly Over States 150 will pay a minimum of $10,000 to win and could pay as high as $20,000 to win depending upon how many cars show up to compete in the event. If there are 30 or more cars it will pay $12,500 to win. If there are 40 or more cars it will pay $15,000 to win. If there are 50 or more cars competing it will pay $20,000 to win. The event will have a $50,000 guaranteed purse and up to $80,000 depending upon car count.
The Fly Over States 150 will be an eight-tire event and will feature cost savings of Controlled Caution Pit-Stops. There will be an optional open practice on Monday, May 17th from 4 to 7pm. Practice will begin at 2pm on Tuesday, May 18 with qualifying at 5:30. The racing action will begin at 6:30pm and will include the always exciting Vores Compact Touring Series.
Tickets for this event are currently available on the Winchester Speedway website (winchesterspeedway.com/tickets). Additional track and event information can be found at www.winchesterspeedway.com.
The entry form and schedule of events for the Fly Over States 150 can be found on the ARCA/CRA Super Series web site at www.cra-racing.com or on the ARCA Midwest Tour web site at www.midwesttour.racing.
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36 Days to Race Day, First Batch of Joe Shear Tickets On Sale Now
Oregon, WI- The first 500 tickets for the Sunday afternoon May 2nd Joe Shear Classic 200 at Madison International Speedway are now on sale. ***CLICK THIS LINK TO PURCHASE*** The annual event will feature the ‘Stars and Cars’ of the ARCA Midwest Tour, Midwest Truck Series and 602 Late Models on ‘Wisconsin’s Fastest Half Mile’. The $10,000 to Win, 200 lap feature event will headline a full racing slate.
Race fans will once again be able to sit in the grandstands at MIS, however local orders have restricted the event to just 500 spectators in the 10,000 seat facility at this time (5%). Once restrictions allow a greater capacity, additional tickets will then be available for purchase online, with any remaining tickets then being available at the main gate on race day.
“While we had alternate locations ready to go, we made the decision that the show must go on, and it must go on at Madison.” Stated MIS owner Gregg McKarns whose family proudly operates the 52 year old facility. “It is our belief and hope that the allowed attendance will increase with the next Emergency Order in early April. Our drivers, teams, fans, staff, sponsors; basically everyone involved with short track racing wants to see us open, so that’s what we are going to do.” McKarns noted that even if restrictions stay as they are, he and his wife Angie have made the decision to go ahead with the event. Exact guidelines will be released closer to the event but McKarns noted they currently aren’t anything he hasn’t already done to watch a race.
The 2021 MIS Season will begin on Sunday April 25th with the Super Sunday Spring Street Drags followed by the Joe Shear Classic on Sunday May 2nd. A full season at MIS with weekly Friday Night racing is slated to get underway on May 14. For additional information including a complete 2021 schedule visit www.misracing,com. Madison International Speedway is located at 1122 Sunrise Road in Oregon, WI.
WHAT: Joe Shear Classic 200
WHEN: Sunday afternoon May 2 at 2PM, Gates 11:30AM
WHERE: Madison International Speedway
TICKET PRICES: Adults $25, Seniors/Students $22, Kids (6-11) $10, Family Price (2 adults and up to 4 youths ages 17 and under) $60. Ages 5 and under admitted FREE, no online ticket needed.
ARCA Midwest Tour Enters Broadcast & Marketing Agreement With SPEED SPORT
ARCA Midwest Tour takes their broadcasting to the next level with expanded, easy-to-access live and on-demand events, as well as increased editorial coverage and exposure from SPEED SPORT’s massive audience.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — SPEED SPORT TV has entered into an exclusive three-year agreement to provide production, broadcast and marketing services for the ARCA Midwest Tour racing series.
Based in Wisconsin, the ARCA Midwest Tour is one of the premier regional super late model racing series in the country with 12 races scheduled throughout the Midwest. Owned by Gregg and Angie McKarns, the series is sanctioned by the Automobile Racing Club of America, which is owned by NASCAR.
A dedicated ARCA Midwest Tour branded streaming app and website will join more than 75 other affiliates as part of the rapidly growing SPEED SPORT Network, which is coming off a year of record growth in 2020.
The SPEED SPORT Network is a joint venture between Turn 3 Media, LLC and the streaming broadcast technology company Riivet, Inc. The network delivers SPEED SPORT’s legendary brand credibility, editorial might and massive audience with a proven, proprietary approach to motorsports broadcasting — creating just the kind of end-to-end media solution ARCA Midwest Tour officials were seeking.
“The SPEED SPORT brand has been very important to our family’s success over the years and we look forward to expanding their role moving forward,” said McKarns. “They understand short-track racing and I believe they will help continue the Tour’s growth.”
The SPEED SPORT Network will dedicate production services, technology, business services, equipment, support and marketing for the full ARCA Midwest schedule, beginning May 2 at Madison (Wis.) Int’l Speedway and concluding with the four-day Oktoberfest Race Weekend Oct. 7-10 at LaCrosse (Wis.) Fairgrounds Speedway.
Pricing and distribution details have not been set, but will be announced soon. Riivet founder and the SPEED SPORT Network’s driving force Chris Graner will be working closely with ARCA Midwest officials to assure a successful launch that delivers for the sanctioning body, its competitors and fans.
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Gregg McKarns to create ARCA Midwest TV and help execute his vision,” Graner said. “This deal represents a rapidly growing trend for promoters in grassroots motorsports. Promoters are now demanding better broadcasting strategies that work in a complementary fashion to promote the sport, promote the sponsors and deliver entertainment at the track.”
ARCA Midwest is an important addition to the SPEED SPORT Network, as co-founder and president Ralph Sheheen explained.
“Gregg McKarns is a chip off the old block when it comes to promoting short-track racing, as he continues the legacy his father, John, began with the creation of the ARTGO Challenge Series during the 1970s,” said SPEED SPORT President Ralph Sheheen. “We are proud that the edition of the ARCA Midwest Tour to the SPEED SPORT Network gives us coverage of races at historic racing venues throughout the Midwest.”
The Milwaukee Mile, located at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, WI, will host events on Sunday, June 20 and Sunday, August 29. Tickets for the two Track Enterprises promotions are set to go on sale Monday, January 11.Read more
Following an impressive 2020 season in which he recorded a career high fourteen feature victories and two track Championships, Gleason, Wisconsin’s Justin Mondeik will take part in the ARCA Menards Series Test at Daytona International Speedway next weekend, Friday and Saturday January 15-16, 2021.Read more