ARCA Teams Get Ready for Daytona Testing
Full Roster of Drivers To Take Part in Three Days of Sessions
Daytona testing is a winter tradition for ARCA teams.
Off-season is really a misnomer in the ARCA RE/MAX Series world. With the holiday shopping rush on, so is the mad-dash for Daytona Int'l Speedway where ARCA RE/MAX Series testing is scheduled for this weekend, December 14, 15 and 16. At present 60 drivers are signed up for the three-day test, in preparation for the 45th annual ARCA 200 at Daytona February 9, 2008.
The event will mark some big happenings within the ARCA Nation including the return of 5-time ARCA 200 at Daytona winner Bobby Gerhart, who is scheduled to make his return to the cockpit after recovering from injuries sustained in a crash at Pocono Raceway last July.
The Bobby Gerhart Racing stable is coming full-bore with five different drivers including 2004 Chicagoland winner Kyle Krisiloff, Kory Rabenold, Brian Smith, Trevor Sanborn and Brent Cross.
In addition, 9-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Frank Kimmel, teamed up with Cunningham Motorsports for the test, is expected to debut a Dodge after running Fords for 10 seasons. Cunningham Motorsports has also entered rookie Tayler Malsam in the #4 Dodge Development entry.