Rarely does a new driver step up the ladder into a new racing series and thoroughly dominate.
April showers bring May flowers. April showers also brought Michael Self (No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota) a victory lane celebration as he was the beneficiary of a cloudburst just one lap past halfway in the ARCA Menards Series annual April visit to Salem Speedway.
The ARCA Menards Series returns to Salem Speedway for the 106th time in its 67-year history – and for the second time in 2019 – in Saturday night’s Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200.
Peyton Sellers of Danville, Virginia captured his fifth career South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division title in Saturday night’s GCR Presents LS Tractor USA Late Model Twin 75s.
It is championship week, the week that drivers in every division at South Boston Speedway have been racing toward since the season began back in the early spring.
Christian Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio/Illinois Truck & Equipment Toyota) scored his third ARCA Menards Series victory of the season with a dominant performance in the Southern Illinois 100 on the Magic Mile at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
Three-time DuQuoin winner Ken Schrader (No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Toyota) became the oldest pole winner in the history of the ARCA Menards Series with his 22nd career General Tire Pole Award in qualifying for this evening's Southern Illinois 100 on the Magic Mile at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
Four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner and 18-time ARCA Menards Series winner Ken Schrader will make his first appearance with the ARCA Menards Series since last June when he straps in for the Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin on Saturday night.
In the 1960s, a small group of upstart drivers from Alabama earned a deserved reputation whenever they would pull into the dark, dusty short tracks of the south. Bobby and Donnie Allison, Charles “Red” Farmer, and later on Neil Bonnett would travel throughout the big money races and take away the lion’s share of the purse from the local racers. Their dominance was so pervasive that eventually, whenever they pulled through the pit gates the competitors all knew they would likely lose to that “dang Alabama gang.”
Former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam of Alton, Virginia continued his recent domination of South Boston Speedway Saturday night, winning the 100-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division race that headlined the NASCAR Late Model 100 racing program.