ARCA Update No. 2

David PhillipsAnalyst IMarch 14, 2009

Larry Hollenbeck was diagnosed with a fracture of the T-12 vertebrae, complicated by an unrelated and untimely visit from kidney stones while on his way home from the hospital.

"The kidney stones hurt more than anything. The nerve that responds from the kidney stones goes right through the back near the T-12. That made the back issue five times worse than it needed to be." Hollenback stated.




Newbees on the move

Pro Challenge Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Wilson has been named development driver for Capital City Motorsports.

Capital City Motorsports also announced that Wilson would compete in seven ARCA RE/MAX Series races in 2009 in Dodges prepared out its Columbus, Ohio-based shop.

Wilson has competed in Quarter Midgets from 2002-2006. He has 72 wins and 102 top-three finishes in addition to six regional championships.

In 2007, he competed in the NASCAR WhelenModified Series with10 starts including five top-five finishes witha career-best finish of second. In 2008, Wilson competed in the Pro Challenge Series where he earned Rookie of the Year honors.

Wilson is expected to make his career-first series attempt April 5 at Salem Speedway in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200.

Pelham, New Hampshire rookie Sean Caisse didn't win an ARCA RE/MAX Series race in 2008, but he came about as close as you can get.

Withnothing firmed up for the 2009 season, an opportunity with Venturini Motorsports will get Caisseback behind the wheel in this Saturday's open test at Rockingham Speedway.

In Toyotas fielded by Hattori Racing/Germain Racing, made five career ARCA RE/MAX Series starts in 2008. Finished career-best second at Kentucky Speedway. Also finished fifth at Salem Speedway, 16th at Nashville Superspeedway, 19th at Michigan Int'l Speedway and 28th at Kentucky.

Pole winner in career-first start at Kentucky. Has led 254 laps in five races. Veteran of NASCAR Camping World East Series (NCWES), NASCAR Whelen Modified tour, NASCAR-sanctioned late models, NEMA midgets, mini sprints and hobby stocks.

In cars fielded by Andy Santerre Motorsports, finished second in NASCAR Camping World East Series championship points in 2006 and 2007. Has seven career wins and 12 pole awards in NCWES 2005, 2006, 2007.

Youngest driver to ever win pole in NASCAR Whelen Modified Series 2004. 2003 NEMA (North American Midget Association) Rookie of the Year. Also finished seventh in NEMA points 2003.

Three-time NASCAR late model feature winner at Lee USA Speedway (NH) 2002. Six feature wins in hobby stocks 2001. Mini sprint champion at Sugar Hill Speedway (NH) 1999 & 2000.

Currently studying to be Mechanical Engineer.

Venturini Motorsports announced today that UARA Late Model star Alex Yontz has become the newest member of their team.

His first outing will be the ARCA RE/MAX Series open test at Rockingham Speedway on Saturday Mar. 14, 2009. Yontzwill then follow-up the test with the Carolina 200 at Rockingham Speedway on Apr. 19.

Yontz, who has three previous ARCARE/MAX Series starts, comes to the legendary team fresh off testing at the "Rock" with the UARA Series

Venturini Motorsports last raced at RockinghamSpeedway in 2008, where they dominated the race en-route to the win, with NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie phenom Joey Logano.

They look to dial in the cars this weekend and have added Sean Caisse to the line-up as a teammate to Yontz

Despite a disappointing debut at Daytona, 18-year-old Joey Coulter could not be more excited about the ARCA RE/MAX Series journey that awaits the Rookie of the Year contender

Coulter, a graduate of the USARPro Cup Series, teamed with Bobby Gerhart Racing at Daytona.

Officials from Robb Brent Racing (RBR) announced today that Shelby Township, Michigan native Robb Brent has joined forces with Justin Allgaier Motorsports (JAM) to run the full ARCARE/MAX Series schedule beginning with the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway Apr. 5.

Prior to joining Justin Allgaier Motorsports, Brent participated in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driving for NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski and Brad Keselowski Racing.

In addition to his pair of top-five finishes at Kansas andPocono, he qualified a career-best second at Kentucky Speedway last year. His best finish in the NCWTS was 21st in his debut at Nashville Superspeedway.

Team Finley Racing has announced that Chad Finley will compete in as many as five ARCA RE/MAX Series races in 2009.

Finley is the 16-year-old son of ARCA RE/MAX Series veteran driver Jeff Finley

Team Finley Racing also acquired the services of veteran crew chief Wayne Setterington to oversee the ARCA RE/MAX Series program. Setterington, who was a crew member on Finley's ARCA team, currently heads up Brad Keselowski's ARCA team.

Jeff Finley made 67 career ARCA RE/MAX Series starts between 1992 and 2001 earning 24 top-five finishes and 38 top-10s, including a victory at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in 1999. His career-best championship points finish was sixth in 1998.



Track News

Menards Home Improvment will sponsor race six of thee 22 scheduled races at the Toledo Speedway.

There is an open test session at Rockingham Speedway this weekend were many driver's will be testing.

Only 21 day's 'til the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway on Sunday Apr. 5 at 2:15 PM.

Point's leader James Buescher is running great in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Second place in points Joey Logano will not run the full ARCA schedule in third is Eddie Sharpe Racing's Justin Lofton it will be interesting to see the points battle.