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ARCA Midwest Tour & CRA To Co-Sanction Fly Over States 150

November 13, 2020
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Working together is a theme for success in short track racing and Winchester Speedway is no stranger to that. In an effort to further that process, Winchester Speedway is announcing that the Fly Over States 150 on Tuesday, May 18 is now a co-sanctioned event with the ARCA Midwest Tour and the ARCA / CRA Super Series.

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Majeski Shoots for Two in a Row in the Calypso Chicagoland Showdown

May 19, 2015
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ARCA Midwest Tour and ARCA/CRA Super Series Face-Off on Monday, May 25th at Illiana Motor Speedway

by Kari Shear-Carlson
May 19, 2015 – When the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment heads to Illiana Motor Speedway this Monday, May 25th for the Calypso Chicagoland Showdown, Ty Majeski will be setting his sights on making it two in a row. With $5000 and a Tommy Gun Trophy on the line, Majeski will no doubt be gunning for a victory.

But for this hot-shoe and current ARCAMT point leader, it will not only be back-to-back wins in 2015, but back-to-back wins at Illiana Motor Speedway.

Last Saturday night, Ty Majeski captured possibly one of his most fought for victories in his ARCA Midwest Tour career. He isn’t known for a laid-back style of racing. He is aggressive and intense, but just as much as he is patient and respectful.

Last year’s win at Illiana was more than just a win for the young driver. It was his first ever ARCA Midwest Tour victory, and at a track he had never seen before that weekend.

“It was a really, really big win. I didn’t expect to go down there and have that kind of success. I’m really looking forward to going back. It’s a really cool race track, flat with a little bit of character coming out of four. It’s right up my wheel house,” Majeski said.

Majeski not only had to beat the usual Midwest Tour suspects like, Jonathan Eilen, Chris Weinkauf, James Swan and the rest of the stars, but he was also up against the drivers in the ARCA/CRA Super Series, which made it even that much more special. This Monday will be no different.

“I know it’s a Tour race, but it’s kind of their (CRA) house. Some of those guys run there weekly and when you have to race against guys like Eddie Hoffman and Brian Campbell…they’re tough to beat. They will definitely be our biggest competitors,” he added.

Last year’s win didn’t necessarily come easy, however. When the team rolled in on Sunday for an open practice day, they had ignition problems from the get-go and never made it out on the track. So they weren’t quite sure what they were going to encounter on Monday.

“We were struggling a bit in practice on Monday. I think we qualified like 10th. We took a decent swing at it for the heat race and hit it right on the spot,” said Majeski.

Come Monday, Majeski hopes that they will roll off the trailer and once again be spot on. He will be heading into the event with the momentum that he needs to hopefully once again be in victory lane, taking home $5k and the Tommy Gun Trophy.

Racing will begin at 2:30pm this Monday, May 25th at Illiana Motor Speedway. For complete event details, log on to arcamidwesttour.com.

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (/midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedway.

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Calypso Brands Lemonade Border Wars II Wrap-Up Notes

May 27, 2014
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ARCA Fest Coming Up June 6th-8th at the Milwaukee Mile

by Kari Shear-Carlson
May 27, 2014 – The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment was joined by the ARCA/CRA Super Series on Monday, May 26th for the Calypso Brands Lemonade Border Wars II 150 lap event. Border Wars I was held in Toledo, OH in April where Brian Campbell took home the victory.

TY MAJESKI EARNS THE BIGGEST WIN OF HIS CAREER

After a rough start to the weekend with several mechanical issues, Rookie of the Year Contender, Ty Majeski and his team never gave up, and it paid off when he crossed the finish line on Monday. Early in the race, it looked like it was going to be a Border Wars sweep for Michigan’s, Brian Campbell. While Campbell appeared to be on cruise control, Majeski admitted he was taking it easy as well. It never appeared as though Majeski didn’t have anything for Campbell, and he had planned to make his challenge late in the running of the 150 lap event. When Campbell had a tire go down, Majeski was able to take the top spot without a challenge. He easily cruised to his first ever ARCA Midwest Tour victory.

Second place driver Eddie Hoffmann, who has run thousands of laps at the track, was more than impressed with Majeski’s first race at the 1/2 mile.

“He did a really good job. He didn’t make any mistakes, knew where to go in lapped traffic and he definitely beat us. I was expecting him to make some mistakes his first ever time here, but he didn’t,” said Hoffmann.

Majeski was joined in the Hedman Husler Hedders Husler Zone by local driver, Eddie Hoffman, and Touring Star, Jonathan Eilen.

CHRIS WEINKAUF MAKES IT TO THE TOP OF THE CHART

After qualifying second in the past two events, Touring Star, Chris Weinkauf of Merrill, WI finally made it to the top taking home the VDL Fuel Systems fast qualifier award with a 19.263. He was followed by ARCA/CRA Super Series driver, Travis Braden who turned a 19.334, and Touring Star, Cardell Potter with a 19.351.

MIDWEST TOUR AND ARCA/CRA DRIVERS EVENED OUT THE FIELD

The two series combined made for a competitive event on Monday. There was no dominance in either series, proving that the talent in the Midwest is widespread. Five Touring Stars finished in the top ten; Majeski (1st), Jonathan Eilen (3rd), Nathan Haseleu (4th), Paul Shafer, Jr (7th), and Andrew Morrissey (8th). Cardell Potter was the next highest finishing Touring Star in 12th, followed by Jason Weinkauf in 15th. After hard luck for each of them, Chris Weinkauf finished in 19th and James Swan in 24th.

HASELEU CONTINUES TO HOLD ON TO HIS POINT LEAD

Nathan maintains his point lead after a fourth place finish on Monday. Rookie of the Year contender and winner, Ty Majeski is in a close second only 39 points behind Haseleu. Jonathan Eilen is third, 46 points out of the lead. Chris Weinkauf and Andrew Morrissey round out the top five. The gap between first and fifth is only 58 points, so it is still anybody’s game.

Ty Majeski leads the rookie points battle, followed by Casey Johnson and Paul Shafer.

ARCA FEST UP NEXT

The next event for the ARCA Midwest Tour is the 3rd Annual ARCA Fest at the historic Milwaukee Mile. This is the most looked forward to event on the schedule. It will be an entire event for the whole family beginning on Friday, June 6th with the headline ARCA Midwest Tour event on Sunday, June 8th. For all the details of this exciting weekend, log on to www.arcafest.com

For more information on the upcoming event log on to arcamidwesttour.com

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

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ARCA Midwest Tour Getting Set for Calypso Lemonade Border Wars II

May 21, 2014
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Touring Stars, Local Heroes, and ARCA/CRA Super Series Drivers will All be Going for the Win

by Kari Shear-Carlson
May 20, 2014 – The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment will host the Calypso Lemonade Border Wars II welcoming the ARCA/CRA Super Series to Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, IN on Sunday & Monday, May 25th & 26th. There are currently over 30 drivers entered for the 150 lap event.

In the first round of the Border Wars, the ARCA Midwest Tour headed to Toledo, OH to battle it out on the ARCA/CRA Super Series turf. Brian Campbell showed the way taking home the victory. ARCA Midwest Touring Star, Nathan Haseleu was the top finishing Tour driver, finishing in 6th.

This weekend, local drivers such as, Paul Shafer Jr., Midwest Touring Star, Boris Jurkovic, Eddie Hoffman, and more will all be looking to claim victory in front of their hometown crowd. ARCA/CRA Super Series driver, Brian Campbell is no stranger to victory lane at the historic track either, his last victory coming in September of 2013.

This will be the fourth time the Midwest Tour will visit the track. Three different drivers found victory lane in the last three events; Jacob Goede, Steve Carlson, and Ross Kenseth. Kenseth will be the only returning driver to have previously won an ARCA Midwest Tour event at the track.

Both the ARCA Midwest Tour and the ARCA/CRA Super Series have some of the most talented drivers in the country. To watch them go head-to-head at a track that many of them have found success at will be an event to remember.

On Saturday from 11:00am-2:00pm at Menards on Hwy 41 in Schererville, IN, fans can sample some great tasting Calypso Lemonade and have a chance to win tickets to Monday’s event. Illiana Speedway Champion, Paul Shafer Jr. will have his car on display and 103.9 X Rock will be hosting a live remote from 11:00am-1:00pm.

Teams will have a chance to prepare for Monday’s event with a full day of practice on Sunday. Practice will begin at 2:00pm and end at 6:00pm.

On race day, qualifying will begin at 12:30pm followed by an on-track autograph session at 1:30pm. Racing begins at 2:30pm!

Stay tuned for more details of this exciting upcoming event!

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212