Rookie Jesse Smith, in the no. 25 Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet, led the speed charts in ARCA RE/MAX Series open testing Tuesday at Kansas Speedway. Smith was among 11 drivers who tested in preparation for the upcoming October 1st Kansas Lottery 150 at the Kansas City, Kansas-based speedway.
The Wildwood, Missouri driver circled the 1.5-mile oval in 31.873 seconds, for an average speed of 169.902 mph. Smith, driving for Venturini Motorsports, finished seventh at Chicagoland Speedway last Friday.
Rookie Steve Arpin, of Fort Frances, Ontario, was second fastest overall at 32.146, averaging 167.984 mph in the no. 15 Venturini Motorsports Toyota.
Galliano, Louisiana rookie Hal Martin was third fastest overall (32.150/167.963 mph) in a Cunningham Motorsports Dodge. Martin, in only his second ARCA RE/MAX Series start, finished third at Chicagoland.
Series rookie Grant Enfinger, who finished second to series point leader Justin Lofton at Chicagoland, was fourth fastest in the test followed by rookie Joey Coulter.
The ARCA RE/MAX Series has a busy Labor Day weekend ahead beginning with the ARCA RE/MAX 200 presented by Federated and Belle Tire Friday night, September 4th at the Toledo Speedway half-mile short track followed up by the 57th annual Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile-dirt Monday, Labor Day, September 7th.
Both events will feature live streaming video and audio of all the on-track activities from Toledo and DuQuoin on the ARCA Racing Network as well as live timing and scoring, all available free of charge at ARCAracing.com.
2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series
Kansas Speedway, Kansas City KS, 9-1-09
Results, Open Testing
NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR TIME SPEED
25 Jesse Smith/Wildwood MO Chevrolet 31.783 169.902
15 Steve Arpin/Fort Frances ON Toyota 32.146 167.984
4 Hal Martin/Galliano LA Dodge 32.150 167.963
83 Grant Enfinger/Fairhope AL Ford 32.177 167.822
16 Joey Coulter/Miami Springs FL Chevrolet 32.437 166.477
47 Peyton Sellers/Danville PA Chevrolet 32.860 164.334
85 Lance Fenton Dodge 32.912 164.074
88 Dustin Delaney Chevrolet 32.924 164.014
58 Chad Hackenbracht Chevrolet 33.099 163.147
35 Nate Monteith Chevrolet 33.421 161.575
58 Tim McCreadie Chevrolet 33.762 159.943