Several ARCA teams have already pre-entered the open test including NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers Ryan Reed (LiraMotorsports) and Daniel Suarez in a Venturini Motorsports Toyota. Venturini Motorsports also expects to be testing Brandon Jones and William Byron. Jones is already a two-time ARCA winner (2014) and Byron finished second in his series debut at Lucas Oil Raceway back in late July.
Lira Motorsports is expected to bring four cars to the open test, one of which will be occupied by Reed, who started the season with a win in the Xfinity Series at Daytona. Reed also won his first ARCA race back in June at Chicagoland Speedway. Other entrants for Lira Motorsports include ARCA’s leading SCOTT Rookie of the Year contender David Levine, Sevierville, Tennessee’s Blake Jones (ARCA winner at Talladega) and Easley, South Carolina’s Kyle Benjamin, a two-time ARCA winner at Madison and Salem.
Austin Cindric, son of Penske Racing headman Tim Cindric, is also entered, as is ARCA Pocono winner Cole Custer in a Haas Automation Chevrolet.
ARCA Racing Series point leader Grant Enfinger is also expected along with Cunningham Motorsports’ Tom Hessert and Kyle Weatherman. Weatherman has already clinched the Calypso Lemonades Short Track Challenge championship for 2015. Will Kimmel, from nearby Sellersburg, Indiana, has also filed an entry for the open test.
Louisville, Kentucky’s Bo LeMastus is entered. LeMastus’ company Crosley Brands is the title sponsor for this year’s ARCA race at Kentucky. Austin Wayne Self is also entered for the defending ARCA championship team Mason Mitchell Motorsports. Wheeling West, Virginia’s Travis Braden, who won earlier this year in his series debut at Lucas Oil Raceway, is also expected to test with a plan to make his superspeedway debut in the Crosley Brands 150.
Tuesday’s ARCA open test at Kentucky will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run up to 5:00 p.m., with an hour break for lunch from noon to 1. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all on-track activity.
Tickets for the Sept. 25 Crosley Brands 150 at Kentucky Speedway are on sale, along with Fan Zone passes that provide close-up views of driver introductions and more. Ticket packages and campsites are on sale now at KentuckySpeedway.com, (859) 578-2300 and the speedway ticket offices at 1 Speedway Drive in Sparta, Ky., just off Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Kentucky Hwy. 35 North.
Crosley Brands is Kentucky Speedway’s newest long-term corporate partner. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company will be the title sponsor for the Sept. 25 ARCA Racing Series 150-mile event. In addition to the titlesponsor, Crosley will award its signature jukebox to the Kentucky Speedway race winner.
Practice for the Crosley Brands 150 is Friday afternoon, September 25 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00, followed by Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell at 4:40. The Crosley Brands 150 is scheduled to get the green flag just after 8:00.
In addition to Live Timing and Scoring at arcaracing.com of all on-track activities, the Crosley Brands 150 is live on FOX Sports 1 Friday night at 8:00 p.m. eastern.
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Tentative Open Test Entry List (9-22-15)
NO DRIVER / HOMETOWN MAKE
10 Rick Clifton/Circleville OH Ford
15 Daniel Suarez/Monterrey Mexico Toyota
22 Kyle Weatherman/Wentzville MO Dodge
23 Grant Enfinger/Fairhope AL Chevrolet
25 Brandon Jones/Atlanta GA Toyota
36 Kyle Benjamin/Easley SC Ford
38 Ryan Reed/Bakersfield CA Ford
40 Alx Danielson Dodge
42 Bo LeMastus/Louisville KY Toyota
43 Scott Heckert Chevrolet
55 William Byron/Charlotte NC Toyota
58 Blake Jones/Sevierville TN Ford
59 David Levine/Highland Park IL Ford
69 Will Kimmel/Sellersburg IN Ford
77 Tom Hessert/Cherry Hill NJ Dodge
98 Austin Wayne Self/Austin TX Ford
99 Austin Cindric/Mooresville NC Ford
00 Cole Custer/Ladera Ranch CA Chevrolet
01 Travis Braden/Wheeling WV Chevrolet
About ARCA Racing:
For more than 60 years the ARCA Racing Series presented Menards has offered race fans a diverse brand of stock car racing on short tracks, dirt tracks, road courses and superspeedways. Founded by John and Mildred Marcum, the ARCA Racing Series is a destination for professional race drivers and a developmental series which transitions and prepares drivers for the advancement of their careers into the highest levels of the sport.
Source: Automobile Racing Club of America