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Twelve Big Races Set for ARCA Midwest Tour Stars in 2017

December 7, 2016

The ‘Stars and Cars’ of the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment will invade twelve of the region’s finest facilities for twelve races during their 2017 campaign. A first ever visit to Golden Sands Speedway in Plover, WI and a long overdue return to Jefferson Speedway, are sure to catch Midwest Short Track Auto Racing Fans’ attention heading into the new year.

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The ARCA Midwest Tour Announces the 2015 Schedule

December 23, 2014
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by Kari Shear-Carlson
Dec 23, 2014-The ARCA Midwest Tour is excited to announce the 2015 series schedule. The 2015 season will be one of the best seasons yet, returning to some of the best tracks in the Midwest and highlighted by historic events.

The Stars of the ARCA Midwest Tour will kick off the 2015 season with the 7th Annual Joe Shear Classic at Madison International Speedway on Sunday, May 3rd. The series will return to tracks such as State Park Speedway, Illiana Motor Speedway and Dells Raceway Park, including a return to Rockford Speedway on Saturday, June 27th. After a few weeks off, they will return to Illinois for a 100 lap event at Grundy County Speedway.

One of the most highlighted events in Midwest Stock Car racing history will return Tuesday, August 4th. The ARCA Midwest Tour is proud to bring back the historic Dixieland 250 at Wisconsin International Raceway. This will be one event fans will not want to miss.

Norway Speedway, Hawkeye Downs Speedway, and Elko Speedway will also return to the circuit and the season will close out 2015 with the famed 46th Annual Oktoberfest on October 10th and 11th.

“I am looking forward to the traditional events on the schedule as well as establishing new traditions in Midwest Super Late Model racing,” said Tour President Gregg McKarns. “Further details for each event will be released in the coming weeks. We felt it was important to get the dates and locations of each of these shows out so our fans and teams could plan for an exciting 2015.”

ARCA Midwest Tour 2015 Schedule

Sunday, May 3  Madison International Speedway* Oregon, WI Joe Shear Classic 100

Saturday, May 16  State Park Speedway  Wausau, WI  Cabin Fever 100

Monday, May 25 Illiana Motor Speedway Schereville, IN Chicagoland Showdown 150 (In conjunction with ARCA/CRA Super Series)

Saturday, June 13  Dells Raceway Park  Wisc. Dells, WI Bill Meiller Memorial 101 presented by Assembly Products

Saturday, June 27  Rockford Speedway  Loves Park, IL  All-Star 100

Friday, July 17  Grundy County Speedway  Morris, IL  Wayne Carter Classic 100

Tuesday, August 4  Wisconsin Int’l Raceway  Kaukauna, WI  Dixieland 250

Friday, August 14  Norway Speedway  Norway, MI  Duel for Diabetes 100

Saturday, September 5  Hawkeye Downs  Cedar Rapids, IA  Summer Shootout 100

Saturday, September 26  Elko Speedway  Elko, MN  Thunderstruck 125

Sat/Sun, October 10-11  LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway  West Salem, WI  Oktoberfest 200

*subject to change
(One additional event to be announced)

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 about the ARCA Midwest tour, contact Gregg McKarns at (815) 703-0285. 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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SCAG Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour Announces 2013 Schedule

January 7, 2013
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Jan 7, 2013-The SCAG Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour is proud to announce its schedule for the 2013 season. This year’s season adds a new track to the series, offering competitors and fans new and exciting racing experiences.

“We were able to finalize a pretty aggressive Truck schedule for this year as the series continues to grow,” commented ARCA Midwest Tour Vice President Steve Einhaus. “We have a half dozen completely new race teams expected to be with the series this season which will increase the competition level. While it’s always difficult to plan a schedule that is racer friendly, we certainly appreciate the support from the tracks and thank them for believing in this division.”

The series will launch its season at the newest track to be added to the Midwest Truck Tour Schedule. The trucks will roar into Veterans Raceway Park, a 3/8 mile oval located in the hills of Tomah, WI on Friday, May 17th. The trucks will return to tackle the track in Tomah for the second event of their season on Friday, June 21st. A special Friday night event at Madison International Speedway will be the third stop on the circuit and will include a holiday fireworks extravaganza.

Returning for the 2013 season will be the 30-lap event at The Milwaukee Mile. The second annual Howie Lettow Memorial 30 will be ran in conjunction with the ARCA Midwest Tour’s 150-lap feature event. Dan Barber was the inaugural race winner.

The SCAG Power Equipment Midwest Trucks will again meet up with the ARCA Midwest Tour drivers at Grundy County Speedway for events on Friday July 19th.

Veteran Raceway Park will be the place to be to see the best truck racing action as the trucks return to the asphalt oval for events on August 2nd and August 30th.

The competitors of the Midwest Truck Tour will make their return to Marshfield Motor Speedway on August 24th. James Swan, who went on to win the 2012 championship, won last year’s race at Marshfield.

Elko Speedway welcomes the competitors of the Midwest Truck Tour on Saturday, September 21st. Jerry Wood won this event in 2012 on his way to a 2nd place finish in the 2012 point standings. This will also be a combined event with the ARCA Midwest Tour.

The 2013 season will once again come to an end during the Oktoberfest race weekend at the LaCrosse Fairgrouds Speedway. A whole season’s worth of anticipation comes to the surface as the Midwest Truck Tour competitors battle for the championship title. James Swan was not only crowned 2012 champion at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, but he also won the season ending race. The 2013 Midwest Truck Tour Champion will be crowned on Friday of the historic four-day Oktoberfest weekend. The Midwest Truck Tour will be one of 19 divisions competing throughout the Oktoberfest race weekend.

Details are still being finalized for the two tentative races on the 2013 schedule. Midwest Truck Tour competitors are expected to make additional stops at Marshfield Motor Speedway on July 13th and at Madison International Speedway on August 11th. Details will be released as they become available.

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 (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus at (262) 729-4111 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned 30 ARCA national champions in 60 seasons since 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 26 states since its inception. The series has tested the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, visiting tracks ranging from 0.375 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course in its most recent season.

Founded by John and Mildred Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in four professional touring series and local weekly events.

2013 Midwest Truck Tour Schedule

May 17th Friday- Tomah Veterans Raceway Park

June 21st Friday- Tomah Veterans Raceway Park

June 28th Friday- Madison International Speedway

July 8/9th Monday/Tuesday- Milwaukee Mile

July 13th Saturday- Marshfield Motor Speedway (Tentative)

July 19th Friday – Grundy County Speedway

Aug 2nd Friday- Tomah Veterans Raceway Park

Aug 11th Sunday- Madison International Speedway (Tentative)

Aug 24th Saturday- Marshfield Motor Speedway

Aug 30th Friday- Tomah Veterans Raceway Park

Sept 21st Saturday- Elko Speedway “Thunderstruck”

October 4th Friday- Lacrosse Fairgrounds “Championship”

Possible Dates: State Park Speedway/Dells Raceway Park