From Michigan to Daytona, Here's Where They'll Prep
With the new season just around the corner, ARCA RE/MAX Series officials have released the 2007 superspeedway open test schedule.
RE/MAX Series open testing starts at Nashville Superspeedway on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 and concludes with a three-day test at Daytona Int'l Speedway December 14 through 16.
In between are test session at a variety of track shapes and sizes including Kentucky Speedway, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Gateway Int’l Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.
"The ARCA RE/MAX Series has, since the early 1960s, been one of the few places where less experienced drivers and race teams are provided an opportunity to get
acclimated to stock car racing on superspeedways," said ARCA President Ron Drager. "Recognizing our responsibility to provide that opportunity in a structured atmosphere, we have been fortunate that our host superspeedway tracks are willing to provide open test days for teams to get track time prior to arriving for the race event weekend. Joe Wells, our VP of Competition and RE/MAX Series director, heads up our driver approval committee, and administrates all the open tests. Hoosier Racing Tire engineers and personnel service each test, and we've found that even our more experienced teams appreciate the opportunity to practice with less time constraints and pressure than exists on a typical race event weekend."
The ARCA RE/MAX Series just came off a very successful open test at Daytona where a record 77 drivers took part in the 3-day test December 15-17. Josh Wise, in a 2007 Toyota Camry, officially posted the top speed of 181.925 mph in an Eddie Sharp Racing-Michael Waltrip Racing entry.
The annual Daytona test was in preparation for the series’ biggest event – the Saturday afternoon, February 10, 2007 Daytona ARCA 200, the 44th annual, which is LIVE on SPEED. The 200-miler also serves as the preamble to the Bud Shootout, NASCAR’s same-night All-Star event.
Test session primer will be a popular color in ARCA this year. (51 Photos)
For more, or if planning to test, contact ARCA VP of Competition Joe Wells at the ARCA home office (734) 847-6726.
2007 OPEN PRACTICE DATES FOR ARCA RE/MAX SERIES TEAMS
Nashville Superspeedway - Wednesday, March 14
Kansas Speedway - Wednesday, April 11
Kentucky Speedway - Monday, April 30
Michigan Int'l Speedway - Tuesday, May 29
Kentucky Speedway - Thursday, June 28
Nashville Superspeedway - Tuesday, July 24
Gateway Int'l Raceway - Tuesday, August 14
Chicagoland Speedway - Tuesday, August 21
Talladega Superspeedway - Tuesday, September 25
Daytona Int'l Speedway - Fri Dec 14, Sat Dec 15, Sun Dec 16
All Drivers must be pre-approved by ARCA Competition Committee.
All Drivers must have a current year physical on file with ARCA.
No car will go on track unless Owner and Driver is registered and licensed by ARCA.
Team must have a paid entry for the event prior to going on track.
There will be a $100 test fee per driver and or car that participates in the open test.
Car must conform to 2007 ARCA Rule Book.
Must have spotter with 2-way radio communication whenever car is on track.
Only licensed members allowed in garage area and garage rules (age, attire, etc.) will apply.
Hoosier tires will be available for purchase at the open tests.
Sunoco fuel will be available for purchase at the open tests.
Contact Joe Wells at the ARCA office if planning on attending open tests.
Unless otherwise informed, garage area opens at 7:00 am, on track activity starts at 9:00 am.
Ends at 5:00 pm. Tracks will shut down for a one hour lunch break.