ARCA Jam is finally here at Madison International Speedway as 30 teams will be making their way to Wisconsin's Fastest Half-Mile, many for the first time.
Two days of exciting racing action that also includes our very own American Ethanol Super Trucks gets started at 1:00 PM this afternoon with a pair of practice sessions for both the cars and the trucks.
Qualifying is set for 4:30 PM with the ARCA cars on tap first. The ARCA track record of 18.039 could be in jeopardy today as some of the top drivers in the country wheel their way around the half-mile at Madison. Will it be last year's winner Kyle Benjamin or the legendary Frank Kimmel or one of the many young stars of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards who sets the fast pace.
Following qualifying the American Ethanol Super Trucks will be competing in Twin 30 lap races. This will be a points event for the trucks who race regularly at Madison. The overall finishing positions and points will be determined by the combined finish in the two races. Blake Brown is the current Madison point leader in the truck division.
After the truck races the pre-race party begins in the VIP area. The party includes live entertainment, the Bristol race on big screen televisions, and all you can eat and drink. A special ticket is required for the party. An all-inclusive $40.00 ticket is available that includes the party and two days of racing. Fans who purchased an $18.00 two day pass can pay $22.00 for the party while a ticket purchase at Menards can be upgraded for $20.00.
Here's the complete weekend schedule:
Sat, Aug 23
8:30 AM ARCA Racing Series Registration Opens
9:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Haulers Enter
9:30 AM ARCA Racing Series Garage Opens
10:00 AM Pit Gates open for American Ethanol Super Trucks
9:30-12:30 PM\ Approved Motorized Vehicle Use in ARCA Garage
11:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Driver and Spotter Meeting and Draw for Qualifying Order
1:00-1:45 PM ARCA Racing Series Practice
1:50-2:15 PM American Ethanol Super Truck Practice
2:15-3:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Final Practice
3:05-3:35 PM American Ethanol Super Truck Practice
3:45 PM Pre-Qualifying Tech In-Line Time
4:30 PM Menards Pole Qualifying Presented by Ansell (All Positions / 2 laps)
American Ethanol Super Truck Qualifying following ARCA
Following Qualifying: American Ethanol Super Truck Twin 30's
Pre-Race Party on Saturday Night...All you can eat / drink...special ticket required plus watch the Bristol race.
Sun, Aug 24
10:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Garage and Registration Opens
10:15- 12 Noon Approved Motorized Vehicle Use in ARCA Garage
10:30 AM Chapel Service
11:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Driver, Crew Chief and Spotter Meeting
11:30 AM Live Concert by Blake Rayne
11:45 AM All Cars Gridded on Frontstretch
12:00-1:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Autograph Session (Attendance Mandatory)
1:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Registration Closes
1:30 PM ARCA Racing Series Driver Introduction
2:00 PM Start of the Herr's Live Life With Flavor 200
(200 laps / 100 miles)
15 min. post race Approved Motorized Vehicle Use in ARCA Garage
Frank Kimmel Looking for First Win at Madison
Praytor Remembers Tom Mitchell
Baja Winner Comes to MIS
Blake Rayne Concert at MIS on Sunday
Here's the updated drivers' list for the Herr's Live Life with Flavor 200 on Sunday:
ARCA points battle tight coming into Madison...
Another young star is making his debut at MIS...Ben Rhodes
Newton John to Make First Visit to MIS
Kyle Benjamin, last year's winner, is back at MIS in 2014 for the Herr's Live Life with Flavor 200.