Venturini Motorsports driver Brennan Poole earned his second career victory in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in Saturday's Akona 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Minnesota's Elko Speedway.
Justin Allgaier will make his third start in the eighth annual Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway. In his previous two starts, Allgaier scored a 26th-place finish (2010) and a fifth-place effort in last year's event.
Frank Kimmel and the No. 44 Ansell/Menards Toyota Camry team, fielded by ThorSport Racing, came to the inaugural race at Elko Speedway with a healthy dose of short track momentum. With two second-place finishes under their belts in as many races (Salem and Toledo), they charged forward to the 3/8th-mile short track in a small corner of Minnesota.
Two-time series champion Andrew Ranger held off J.R. Fitzpatrick and Scott Steckly in a green-white-checkered finish to win the ICAR Lucas Oil Grand Prix presented by Budweiser Sunday at Circuit ICAR. It marked his first win of the season and 17th Canadian Tire Series win overall. It marks his 12th road course win.
Last year, Circuit ICAR hosted it's first ever NASCAR Canadian Tire (NCAT) Series event and the event was a success with lots of Quebec fans coming out to watch. This year, the NCAT cars return as they are ready to put on another show on the 2.113 mile road course that is set-up on the grounds of Mirabel Airport.
After a persistant rain throughout the day, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series made the choice to cancel qualifying for Sunday's ICAR Lucas Oil Grand Prix presented by Budweiser at Circuit ICAR. The decision was made as due to the wet, rainy conditions, there was a possibility for unequal track conditions throughout the season.
For NASCAR Canadian Tire (NCAT) Series driver Jason Hathaway, his roller coaster season began two weeks ago with the Vortex Brake Pads 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP). The driver of the No. 3 Snap on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink/Vortex Brake Pads Dodge started the race in sixth and came home with a sixth place finish.
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, Steve Arpin will re-join Venturini Motorsports for three ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events in 2012. Starting this weekend in the Akona 200 presented by Federated Car Care, Arpin will return to familiar territory as the ARCA series makes its first ever visit to Elko Speedway which is located outside Minneapolis, Minnesota.
For the third year in a row, the Ontario Honda Dealers Association (OHDA) will pay the cost of admission for fans to enjoy the speed and spectacle of the Honda Indy Toronto on Friday, July 6. With generous support from fans, Honda Canada and the OHDA have raised more than $200,000 for Make-A-Wish® during the previous two seasons, helping to make the wishes of children who are living with a life-threatening medical condition come true.