Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ARCA Racing Series-Sioux Chief PowerPEX 250

The ARCA Racing Series - Sioux Chief PowerPEX 250

Creed leads the series standings by 200 points



The biggest and most prestigious stock car race in the state of Minnesota is up next for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards as the series visits the Twin Cities area for the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 250 at the three-eighths mile Elko Speedway. The race will be the fifth for the ARCA Racing Series at the tight Elko bullring since 2012.

#ARCA Racing Series - #2 Robert Bruce and #3 Willie Mullins
#2 Robert Bruce and #3 Willie Mullins


ARCA's visit to Elko Speedway will also offer one of the series' regulars an unlikely chance to race at the track where his racing career began ten years ago. Joe Graf, Jr. started racing Bandoleros at Elko when he was just nine years old. Graf is a resident of Mahwah, New Jersey, and prior to joining the ARCA Racing Series earlier in the season had figured he wouldn't have a chance to race at Elko again.

“I was a young kid running a Bandolero wide open around Elko back then,” said the driver of the Chad Bryant Racing No. 77 Big Tine Ford. “It was a lot of fun. My dad was working in the Twin Cities area back then, but we've been back in New Jersey and racing back where our family is from. There really wasn't a chance we'd have ever had the opportunity to go back to Elko if not for getting a ride in the ARCA series. I was pretty excited when we got the deal put together and saw we were heading to Elko again.”

Sheldon Creed leads the series standings by 200 points over his MDM Motorsports teammate Zane Smith heading into the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 250. 

Both drivers have won three ARCA races so far in 2018; Creed's wins have all come in the last five races,including last Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, while Smith's wins all came in the first five races of the year.

The Sioux Chief PowerPEX 250 is a one-day show, with practice scheduled at 3:15 pm ET/2:15 pm local; General Tire Pole Qualifying is set for 6:45 pm ET/5:45 pm local; and the green flag will wave over the race at 10 pm ET/9 pm local. The race is scheduled to be televised live on MAVTV; ARCARacing.com will have live timing and scoring and live track updates for all on-track sessions for registered users.

 

ARCA Schedule

Friday, July 13th
#ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards

  • 4:00 PM Safety Communication Meeting
  • 4:00 PM 5:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Hauler Parking (Parking Only, No Unloading)

Saturday, July 14th

  • 9:30 AM ARCA Racing Series Officials Meeting
  • 10:00 AM 8:30 PM ARCA Racing Series Credentials
  • 10:00 AM Remaining ARCA Racing Series Hauler Parking
  • 10:30 AM ARCA Racing Series Garage Opens
  • 10:30 AM 2:00 PM Approved Pit Support Vehicle Use in ARCA Garage
  • 12:00 PM Track Services Meeting
  • 12:45 PM Chapel Service
  • 1:15 PM ARCA Racing Series Driver, Crew Chief and Spotter Meeting, Draw for Qualifying Order (Required Attendance)
  • 1:15 PM 2:00 PM Local Divisions Practice (in rotation)
  • 2:15 PM 4:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Practice
  • 3:00 PM Local Divisions Driver Meeting (Champions Club)
  • 4:30 PM First Time ARS Driver Meeting in the ARCA Administration Trailer Office 5:00 PM Opening Ceremonies
  • 5:15 PM Local Divisions Qualifying (in rotation)
  • 5:45 PM General Tire Pole Qualifying (all positions / 2 laps); Post Qualifying Impound Procedure In Effect
  • 6:30 PM Pepsi Power Stock Feature (20 laps); Genz Ryan Thunder Car Feature (20 laps); HiWay CU Late Model Feature (30 laps)
  • 7:15 PM 8:15 PM ARCA Racing Series Driver Autograph Session (Mandatory)
  • 7:30 PM 8:30 PM Approved Pit Support Vehicle Use in ARCA Garage; Turn 2 track entrance must be used to take remaining equipment to infield
  • 8:40 PM ARCA Racing Series Driver Introduction
  • 9:00 PM Start of the Sioux Chief Power Pex 250; (250 laps / 94 miles)
  • 15 min. post-race Approved Pit Support Vehicle Use in ARCA Garage

ARCA Racing Series - #15 Christian Eckes with #77 Joe Graf, Jr.
#15 Christian Eckes with #77 Joe Graf, Jr.


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