This weekend the ARCA Re/Max Series rolls in to the Long Pond state for the ARCA Pocono 200.
Qualifing which was set for earlier was rained out according to the ARCA rule book the field is set by 2009 Owners points which will put points leader Justin Lofton and his No.6 Eddie Sharpe Recing Toyota on the pole followed by Matt Merrel, Frank Kimmel, Nascar regular Joey Logono, Brian Silas and rookie sensation and Penske devlopment driver Parker Klingerman.
Interesting enough Klingerman which is 18 years of age also has his high school prom the same night as the race his prom is 140 miles from the Pocono track and he is determined to be there, "I told myself a long time ago that I wasn't going to miss my senior prom," said Kligerman. "I made some promises to some people, and I intend to keep those promises. It's going to be an action-packed day; that's for sure."
Klingerman signed to run a limited schedule for Cunningham Motorsports as a Devlopment Driver for Penske Championship Racing, but after the great start his particle schedule turned in to a full schedule. Klingerman comes off his first career ARCA Re/Max win at Toledo Speedway two weeks ago and looks to make it two in a row at the tricky triangle.
Frank Kimmel will defiantly have a fan boost the nine time ARCA champion's sponsor Ansell that is located in near by Red Bank NJ is sending 150 employees to the Long Pond PA track to support the Menards/Ansell Ford and driver Kimmel as he goes for win number three at pocono
The team will unload chassis #340 for this weekend's event. It is a brand new car purchased from Roush Racing during the off season. It was once driven by NASCAR Champion Matt Kenseth. Chassis #340 was put to the track last week at the one day Michigan International Speedway test where Kimmel made laps in the new car.
Bobby Gerhart will also make start number 40 at Pocono as the five time Daytona winner will piolt his self owned No. 5 Lucas Oil Chevy, Gerhart shows guts as he has had two nearly Carrer ending injurys at Pocono back in 1984 he was in a violent wreck and was left unconsious then in 2007 he suffered a concussion and compression fracture in his vertebrae.
74 year old James Hylton will make start number 700 in a major motorsports series this weekend.
NASCAR regular and surprisingly the only one in the field Joey Logono will use the ARCA race as a testing session for Sundays Cup race he will be driving th No.25 Home Depot Toyota for Venturini Motorsports.
Race starts at 1pm est and will feature an 80 lap 200 mile battle to see who will be crowned the newest ARCA winner