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ARCA MAKING 4TH TRIP TO MOBILE, ALABAMA

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will return to Mobile, Alabama on March 14th, 2015.  

Defending Two Time ARCA Mobile 200 Champion and Fairhope, Alabama native Grant Enfinger, cranked up a packed house media event in Mobile, Alabama: “As the guy who has two ARCA Mobile 200 Jukeboxes, I’m planning on being the first to take home a third. I’m really happy to announce that the ARCA Series will be back at Mobile International Speedway in 2015.”

ARCA Week will begin on Saturday, March 7th with an open practice for ARCA teams and culminate with the 4th running of the ARCA Mobile 200 on Saturday March 14th.

“Mobile will again be the 2nd race on our schedule following the season opener in Daytona,“ said ARCA President Ron Drager. “Our teams and officials talk about the Mobile event all year long and it has become one of the most anticipated stops of the Series. The energy and community involvement we experience in Mobile is incredible.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to race all over the country but there is nothing like racing in front of the hometown fans at Mobile International Speedway,” said Thomas “Moose” Praytor who finished 7th in the 2014 ARCA Championship standings. “Grant has won the last two, I hope it’s time for another Mobile driver to win.”

Fairhope’s Grant Enfinger has stolen the crown to Mobile International Speedway winning the last two ARCA Mobile 200s. In it’s 60 plus year history the ARCA series has competed at over 200 different tracks, and the 2015 ARCA Mobile 200 marks the series 4th appearance at Mobile International Speedway.

“In just a few short years the drivers, teams, fans and the people of Mobile have made the ARCA Mobile 200 one of the crown jewels of the ARCA Series,” offered ARCA Mobile 200 Promoter, Tommy Praytor. “ARCA Week is a massive undertaking with a thousand moving parts that wouldn’t be possible without the Mobile Sports Authority and the Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau. I can’t wait until we rock the jukebox in March!.”  

Opened in 1964 Mobile International Speedway is Alabama’s fastest half mile and is currently host to the Sunoco Southern Super Series and Miller Lite Super Late Model Series along with a regular schedule of Saturday night racing. Lee and Ida Fields purchased the Speedway in 1972 and for almost 40 years the duo produced “The Fastest Fun Around”.  The track is currently managed and promoted by Tim Bryant who is also the owner/promoter of Pensacola’s 5 Flags Speedway, the home of the Snowball Derby.

Mobile International Speedway is part of a long tradition of Alabama tracks ARCA has competed on. The ARCA Racing Series history in Alabama reaches back to 1961 when, on November 5, Ernie Derr won a 250-lap race at Birmingham. ARCA race events at the Fairgrounds in Montgomery in 1962, at Huntsville Speedway in 1963 and 1965, followed by a long tenure at Talladega Superspeedway (1969-present) has maintained ARCA’s presence in Alabama over the decades.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 26 states since its inception. The series has tested the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, visiting tracks ranging from 0.375 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course in its most recent season.

Founded by John and Mildred Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. In its seventh decade of competition having completed hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in three professional touring series and local weekly events.

The ARCA-Mobile 200 Fast Facts

Ø  5,700,000- In its first 3 years, the ARCA-Mobile 200 has had an estimated $5.7 million impact on the Mobile area.

Ø  2,795,636- https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT06mGM9YNDvhTYLMshTvyNOFtlIkpzoKZfdZO2qRziaAj3qHhMdAOsigThe ARCA Mobile 200 Twitter Feed reached 2,705,636 people the week of the race.

Ø  299,417- https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS4OtAfHH3zcv65XHN4s7gIDtA73Q1E2xZQ2XhWE-VdAjsVkNZceq37zQ Our Facebook page had 299,417 views the week of the race with 81,000 engaged users.

Ø  192,377- The ARCA-Mobile 200 has produced 82 on air mentions with 15:33 minutes of air time creating 124 on air sightings garnering $192,377 worth of TV time for Mobile during the 2013/2014 ARCA Series broadcast on SPEED, Fox Sports, NBC Sports Network and CBS Sports.

Ø  21,988- Attendance for the 3 ARCA-Mobile 200 events was 21,988.

Ø  4,900- ARCA teams, officials and race fans have occupied over 4,900 hotel nights.

Ø  78- The age of the oldest competitor in the ARCA-Mobile 200, James Hylton 2013.

Ø  25-Fans have come from 25 states and Canada for the ARCA Mobile 200.

Ø  15- The age of the youngest driver in the ARCA-Mobile 200, Kyle Benjamin, 2013-he finished 2nd.

Ø  10- Jersey number of National Champion Alabama Quarterback and ARCA-Mobile 200 Grand Marshall AJ McCarron.

Ø  7- Mobile’s Thomas “Moose” Praytor finished 7th in the 2014 ARCA Championship standings.

Ø  4- Cale Gale, Grant Enfinger, Darren Mathews and Thomas “Moose” Praytor are the 4 Mobile International Speedway drivers that have competed in the ARCA-Mobile 200.

Ø  2- Fairhope’s Grant Enfinger finished 2nd in the 2014 ARCA Championship standings.

Ø  1- There has only been one winner of the Crosley Radio Juke Box Trophy, Grant Enfinger, he now has 2!

     

 

RENEWALS
We are now renewing previous ticket holders tickets and camping
for the 2015 ARCA Mobile 200, March 13-14th.
Please call the ticket office 251-343-2929

 

Grant Enfinger wins second straight ARCA Mobile 200 right from the restart

 


IRVINGTON, Alabama - Restart after restart after restart - 11 of them - during the ARCA Mobile 200, the result was the same: Grant Enfinger took the No. 90 Motor Honey/Casite Ford to the lead. Because of that repetition on Saturday, the Fairhope driver repeated as the winner of the Mobile International Speedway race and repeated as a winner on the ARCA Racing Series.
Enfinger had a 38-race stretch in his ARCA career in which he finished second or third 14 times without a victory before he broke through for his first win at last year's ARCA Mobile 200. Saturday's victory was his fourth in his past nine ARCA races, and Enfinger is two-for-two this season after also winning the series opener at Daytona International Speedway.

"This is pretty special," Enfinger said. "It all got started here last year. We had to get the monkey off our back. Once we were able to do that, we can click them off better. It's just one of those deals. It took so long to get there, I feel like the close ones that we lost, we're getting a few of them back now.

"What an awesome way to start the year. Daytona's kind of a crap shoot, and it worked out in our favor. Here, we just had one heck of a car."

While the race had no major mayhem, the curve between Turns 3 and 4 proved problematic for many of the drivers on Saturday, and the spins up and down the banking kept the yellow flags flying.

 

"I didn't like them," Enfinger said of the restarts, "but fortunately, we had a really good transmission this week, and I feel like that was a big advantage for us. ... We had a really good car with really good forward bite, which helps on restarts.

"As a driver, I've hurt us in the past on restarts. Today, that was a good part of our program. I feel like we've learned something from some of the mistakes we've made in the past, and we're maximizing everything we've got right now."

Enfinger led 185 laps, including the final 64. The race was scheduled for 200 laps, but went four over, thanks to a dustup on the backstretch with Enfinger less than two laps away from winning the race.

ARCA adopted the double-file restarts of NASCAR this season, and the drivers got plenty of practice with the new system on Saturday. On the last restart, Enfinger had Mason Mitchell beside him in the No. 98 Ford with much newer tires.

"Every time we were out there, I was trying to get whatever advantage we could and stay within the rules," Enfinger said of his restart strategy.

With 64 laps to go, Mitchell had stayed on the track when the rest of the top 10 pitted under caution. His lead didn't last long: Within two laps, he had slid back to 14th after restarting directly in front of Enfinger. Frank Kimmel had beaten Enfinger out of the pits, relegating the No. 90 to the second row on the restart, but Enfinger blew by the 10-time ARCA champ on the backstretch half a lap into the green flag.

Mitchell waited two more cautions before he came to the pits, and although he restarted almost at the back of the field, he knived toward the front even while Enfinger was maintaining a two-second advantage on the No. 17 Ford of Kyle Benjamin between restarts.

When the slicing and dicing among the cars trying to catch Enfinger left Michael Self's No. 66 Toyota with his left rear in ribbons at the bottom of Turn 4, Mitchell was able to restart third with just five laps left in the regulation race. By the time of the final caution -- a whole three laps later -- Mitchell was up to second.

On the final restart, Benjamin and Kimmel were all over Enfinger and Mitchell when it was time to go. But again, the No. 90 got away and won by 1.125 seconds.Benjamin got past Mitchell to finish second for the second straight year at Mobile. Last year's ARCA Mobile 200 was his series debut as a 15-year-old. Mitchell held on to finish third.

"Fortunately, we were able to hold them off there at the end," Enfinger said. "I feel like the 98 did a perfect strategy call with having newer tires at the end. I knew if we didn't beat them to the line, we were going to have issues. We were able to do that, and it worked out again."

Justin Boston had the fastest car in Friday's practice and won the pole position for the race. He led the first 13 laps on Saturday before having to limp into the pits with a broken gear. A long stay there got the No. 25 Toyota back on the track, but the repairs didn't last, and he made just 55 laps.

Enfinger's victory kept Coastal Alabama's ARCA race in the Coastal Alabama family. Mobilian Cale Gale, like Enfinger a former MIS driver on his way up the racing ladder, won the first ARCA Mobile 200 in 2012.

 

Records Fall, Boston on Pole for ARCA Mobile 200

A warm breezy day in South Alabama is normally more conducive to attracting mosquitos than setting records at the apply named Mosquito Patch Pole night but records fell in all 3 divisions.

ARCA Mobile 200

In Menards Pole Qualifying for the ARCA Mobile 200 Justin Boston not only set the fast time with his ZLoop Toyota but broke the track record.

“We came here for one reason, and that’s to win the race,” Boston said.

Leading the field to the green flag from outside the front row will be Mason Mitchell in the Thermal Technology Services Ford.

10 time Champion Frank Kimmel will roll off 13th, defending Champion Grant Enfinger will start 4th, Mobile’s Thomas “Moose” Praytor will start 17th and Mississippi’s Darin Mathews will start 16th.

The green flag will fly for the 2014 ARCA Mobile 200 at 2:00 PM on Saturday afternoon. An hour long autograph session at noon will be followed by a prerace ceremony that includes American Idols Megan Miller and Alabama’s AJ McCarron. Tickets are still available at the track.

Island Motor II Bombers

Just like Boston, BJ Leytham didn’t just sit on the pole, he established a new track record!

A dice roll invert would give Donnie Phillips the pole and the drop of the green flag led to a side by side battle between Latham and Phillips. Kollin Kraft joined the fray making it 3 wide at times before the new track record holder Leythem took the point for good and collecting his first coveted Juke Box trophy.

Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsman

Multi time track Champion Brannon Fowler would make it a hat trick on Friday night by setting the 3rd track record while setting the fast time in the Bob’s Speed Shop
Sportsman.

Fowler led every lap holding off a hard charging Steve Buttrick as the pair crossed the line door handle to door handle with Fowler holding on for the win.

While fowler led every lap the 50 lap cautioned filled feature was not without excitement.

Calvin Martin hit the turn 4 grandstand head on causing a red flag delay in the action while track crews attempted to repair the destroyed barrier.

After several attempts at a fix, the fans in the turn 4 grandstands were asked to move over a section for safety so the race could continue.

Track workers will be working overnight to have the section ready for tomorrows fan filled stands.

Back under green Fowler was in control while the cagey 4 time Snowball Derby Sportsman Champion and last year’s ARCA Mobile 200 winner, Buttrick stalked his prey.

Buttrick made his move on the last lap but Fowler held serve tonight taking home his first ARCA Mobile 200 Juke Box.

Picture: Justin Boston is pictured with Kerry Allen, territory manager

 

***SPECIAL NOTE-Bomber-Sportsman Procedures Friday Mosquito Patch Pole Night March 21stth

 For those that raced with us last year this is the same procedure with no changes.

 Pit gate will open from Noon-2 to allow local teams to pull into pits, unload cars and equipment. Because of ARCA practice, teams that miss the Noon-2 slot will park their rig outside and drive their car into the pit area. Rigs will stage and park outside by pit gate after unloading, race cars and gear only will park in normal slots with no trailers. This is the same procedure the ARCA teams will follow earlier in the day. There will be no rigs or trailers in the infield during the ARCA-Mobile 200 weekend. Security will be supplied at rigs in parking lot. We realize this is a little different and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation. Preliminary schedule and prize money posted below. We are continually updating this program so please check back with us. This will be the first point’s race of the 2014 season.

 Schedule for Friday

 Mosquito Patch Pole night

Infield camping move in on Friday 10:30-1:00 and 5:00-7:00 and after Local Racing

8:30 AM                        ARCA Racing Series Reg Opens
9:00 AM                        ARCA Racing Series Garage
                                    Opens ARCA Haulers Enter

9:00 AM                        MIS Main Ticket Office-Will Call 
Opens at Track

10:00 AM                      MIS Pit Gate Opens

NOON-2:00                   Gates Open for Local Teams to unload cars in pit area. Rig parking outside track by pit gate.                        

                                    After 2:00 no more car drop off cars must drive in from pit gate.

Noon                            MIS Grandstands Open-MUST HAVE TICKET

1:30 PM                        ARCA Racing Series Driver and
                                    Spotter Meeting and Draw for

                                    Qualifying Order

2:30 PM-3:15 PM           ARCA Racing Series Practice

3:30 PM-4:00 PM           Local Practice

4:15 PM-5:00 PM           ARCA Racing Series Practice

5:00 PM                        Local Practice followed by Local Qualifying

6:00 PM                        Pre-Qualifying Tech In-Line Time

7:00 PM                        Menards Pole Qualifying Presented by Ansell (All Positions/2laps)

POST QUALIFYING IMPOUND PROCEDURE IN EFFECT FOR ARCA CARS

8:00 PM app                 Island Motor II Bombers 25 laps
Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsman 50 Laps

8:00 PM                        ARCA Racing Series
Registration Closes

9:00 PM,                       ARCA Racing Series Garage Closes

 Sportsman 50 laps $100 Qualifying bonus Bombers 25 laps $100 Qualifying bonus

 Payout Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsman

 1.         $1,000.00

2.         $500.00

3.         $250.00

4.         $150.00

5.         $100.00

6.         $75.00

7.         $60.00

8.         $50.00

9.         $40.00

10.       $35.00

11.       $30.00

12.       $25.00

13.       $25.00

 Payout Island Motors II Bombers

 1.         $500.00

2.         $250.00

3.         $175.00

4.         $100.00

5.         $75.00

6.         $50.00

7.         $40.00

8.         $35.00

9.         $30.00

10.       $25.00

  

Mosquito Patch Title Sponsor of ARCA Mobile 200 Pole Night

Louisiana based Mosquito Patch is expanding its motorsports marketing effort by becoming the title sponsor of the ARCA Mobile 200 Pole Night on March 21st.  The Mosquito Patch Pole Night is the latest in the company’s consumer marketing effort that already encompasses sponsorship with Venturini Motorsports competing in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

“The ARCA Mobile 200 offers The Mosquito Patch a terrific opportunity to reach fans who enjoy the outdoors,” offered Jacob Fa-Kouri, principal and owner of THIO, LLC and The Mosquito Patch USA brand. “Having the ARCA Series compete so close to our home base in Baton Rouge gives us an opportunity to bring a large Louisiana contingent to the track”.

The Mosquito Patch is an insect bite prevention product that families, sportsmen, athletes, children will add to their list of ‘must-haves’ in the glove box, tackle box, lunch box, gun case, and backpack! The Mosquito Patch can safely protect the whole body, without touching the whole body. It is safe for all ages and can prevent mosquito and bug-borne life-threatening illnesses. The Mosquito Patch is effective in all climates where biting bugs live - mountains, woods, swamps, beaches, and tropical areas.

“Friday night’s Mosquito Patch Pole night with ARCA qualifying and local racing has become one of the Speedways biggest nights of the year,” said ARCA Mobile 200 promoter Tommy Praytor. “The Mosquito Patch offers ground breaking technology allowing everyone to enjoy the outdoors mosquito free. Having another national brand join the ARCA Mobile 200 is a testament to the power of the ARCA brand.”

The Mosquito Patch: Headquartered in Baton Rouge is owned and distributed by THIO, LLC. Swamp tested, mother approved! The Mosquito Patch is the Easy, Natural and Effective Alternative to Chemical Bug Repellants. Developed in 2009 for people with an active ‘outdoor’ lifestyle, the Mosquito Patch offers a safe solution to preventing bug bites and diseases by transmitting a steady safe dosage of Thiamin, the active component in vitamin B1. The Mosquito Patch formula creates reliable bug repellant safe for all ages and skin types. Made in the U.S.A. the Mosquito Patch is gentle on your skin and the environment. The patch is non-aerosol, DEET-free, odor-free, water proof and provides protection for up to 36 hours. The Mosquito Patch is effective in all climates where biting bugs live. This pliable, easy to use patch is ideal for any outdoor activity including hunting, fishing, camping, picnics, sporting events, swimming, hiking and more. For more information, or to inquire about purchasing/wholesale opportunities call (855) 278-8486 or visit www.MosquitoPatchUS.com.

 

American Idol’s Megan Miller To ARCA Mobile 200

American Idol’s Megan Miller will perform the National Anthem at the ARCA Mobile 200 plus she and her band will highlight the Home Mortgage of America Green Flag Party at Grand Central on Thursday night.

“I’ve had a chance to perform on some pretty big stages but the ARCA Mobile 200 will definitely be the fastest,” offered Miller. “American Idol has really given me a great platform to perform and I hope we can bring a little of the Idol magic to Mobile.”

Miller has competed twice in the star studded Fox American Idol and Series and has just wrapped the 2013 series finishing in the top 48 contestants. In addition to competing in American Idol, Miller has been a 5 time Miss America talent preliminary winner and runner up to Miss Louisiana.

“We’ve been very fortunate with our relationship with Venturini Motorsports to attract top talent to perform at the ARCA Mobile 200, Megan continues in that grand tradition,” said ARCA Mobile 200 promoter Tommy Praytor. “I’m really looking forward to her and the Megan Miller band rocking the house at the Home Mortgage of America Green Flag Party.”

ARCA Mobile 200: The fastest week in Alabama begins on March 15th with a day-long test session for all ARCA teams and culminates with the drop of the green flag of the ARCA Mobile 200 at 2:00 PM on Saturday March 22nd 2014 at Mobile International Speedway. The ARCA Series is the most versatile racing series in the world competing on Superspeedways, Speedway, Short-tracks, Road Courses and Dirt. Mobilian’s, Cale Gale & Grant Enfinger won the first 2 ARCA-Mobile 200s. In just 2 years the ARCA Mobile 200s has drawn fans from 22 states including 2 provinces in Canada. Race fans have occupied over 2,900 hotel nights generating a 3.6 million dollar impact to the areas economy.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 251-343-2929 or online at www.arcamobile200.com or at the ARCA-Mobile 200 ticket office at 4742-C Airport Blvd in Mobile.

Testing Starts This Week for ARCA Mobile 200

It may be Mardi Gras in Mobile but for teams trying to win the ARCA Mobile 200 Juke Box it’s time to get down to business on the race track. Two of ARCA’s biggest and most storied teams in the series are coming to Mobile this week to prepare for the Fastest Week in Alabama.

Venturini Motorsports will bring 4 drivers to test on Weather has moved this to Monday March 10th-Thursday March 6th.

2013 Daytona winner and fulltime NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor John Wes Townley.

2013 ARCA SCOTT Rookie of the Year Justin Boston.

K & N West Driver and Birmingham, Alabama born Michael Self.

Joe Gibbs will announce their latest developmental driver on Wednesday night on NASCAR’s Race HUB on Fox Sports 1 and he will be part of the group testing on Thursday. 

On Friday, March 7th, Cunningham Motorsports, Penske’s driver development program, will have 4 teams dialing in their Dodges in Mobile.

ARCA veteran Tom Hessert is coming off a 4th place finish in the 2013 Championship standings and his best finish at Daytona. Hessert is one of only 10 drivers that have competed in both ARCA Mobile 200’s.

In just 6 ARCA starts in 2013 Austin Wayne Self tallied 5 top 10 finishes. After making an impact in limited starts in 2013 Self will be competing for a Championship in 2014.

Anderson Bowen finished 3rd in the inaugural ARCA Mobile 200 and took the 2013 edition off, expect him to be strong in 2014.

Shannon McIntosh used open wheel as a launching platform for her first ARCA start. The short track test at Mobile International Speedway will be key to getting her off on the right foot.

Tickets are on sale at www.arcamobile200.com or by calling the ticket office at 251-343-2929.

Media opportunities are available during both test sessions. Please contact Tommy Praytor for availability.

 

ARCA Mobile 200 ALL Camping SOLD OUT!

ALL camping for the ARCA Mobile 200 on March 22nd is now SOLD OUT! “Daytona not only kicks off the season it is everyone’s warning shot that the ARCA Mobile 200 is just around the corner,” said ARCA Mobile 200 promoter Tommy Praytor. “Cars on the track at Daytona spur ticket sales and with our defending Champion, Grant Enfinger, winning at Daytona, the phones have been extra busy during Speedweeks.” Camping is sold out but there are a limited number of reserved infield parking spots available, which can be purchased separately or with the popular Infield Party Pass that includes a reserved parking spot and 2 infield armbands for the weekend. Tickets can be purchased by calling 251-343-2929 or online at www.arcamobile200.com.

 

95 KSJ St. Jude’s Golf Tournament Part of ARCA Mobile 200

The 95 KSJ St. Jude’s Putt Putt Golf Tournament is now part of the Fastest Week in Alabama. Race fans young and old are invited to Funntasia Fun Center on Wednesday night March 19th to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“Everyone knows St. Jude is near and dear to our heart at 95 KSJ and we are happy to be involved with the ARCA Mobile 200 in this unique event”, offered Dan Brennan co host of 95KSJ Breakfast Club with Dan & Shelby. “Everybody can play Putt Putt and it will be a fun time supporting one of most important facilities in the world.”

Funntasia will play host to 36, 4 person teams on Wednesday night March 19th at 6:00 PM. Teams will compete in a 4 person scramble format with all the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Teams can sign up by calling the ticket office 251-343-2929 or going online to www.arcamobile200.com

“Each year we have given hundreds of tickets to charities for local children to enjoy the race. As the ARCA Mobile 200 continues to grow it is important that we continue give back and the 95 KSJ St. Jude Putt Putt Golf Tournament is going to be a fun way to make that happen,” added Tommy Praytor, ARCA-Mobile 200 Promoter. “Ward Murphy of C-Spire has agreed to be our Chairman and we’re looking forward to a fun night for a great cause.”

St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital: St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. www.stjude.org

ARCA Mobile 200: The fastest week in Alabama begins on March 15th with a day-long test session for all ARCA teams and culminates with the drop of the green flag of the ARCA Mobile 200 at 2:00 PM on Saturday March 22nd 2014 at Mobile International Speedway. The ARCA Series is the most versatile racing series in the world competing on Superspeedways, Speedway, Short-tracks, Road Courses and Dirt (www.arcaracing.com). Mobilian’s Cale Gale & Grant Enfinger won the first 2 ARCA-Mobile 200s. The first 2 ARCA Mobile 200s have drawn fans from 22 states including 2 provinces in Canada. Race fans have occupied over 2,900 hotel nights generating a 3.6 million dollar impact to the area economy.  Tickets and camping can be purchased online at www.arcamobile200.com or by calling 251-343-2929 or at the ARCA Mobile 200 ticket office at 4742-C Airport Blvd in Mobile.

 Picture (L-R) Ward Muprhy, Dan Brennan & Tommy Praytor. Picture courtesy of Ashley Rowe, the official photographer of the ARCA Mobile 200. 

Fausak Tires Media Center Host Newest Platinum Partner

Media Center host, Fausak Tires and Service, adds to their ARCA Mobile 200 commitment by becoming the latest Platinum Corporate Partner.    

“We sell tires all week and on the weekends we’re race fans,” offered Chris Fausak of Fausak Tires and Service. “Not only are we race fans, our customers are race fans and the ARCA Mobile 200 is a unique opportunity to connect with our customers. Our customer response has been so big we are expanding our role in this year’s race.”

The Fausak Tire and Service Media Center will serve as home base for media and team Public Relations Representatives during the Fastest Week In Alabama, March 15-22nd at Mobile International Speedway.

“Last year, the Fausak Media Center was the Hub for our media partners and team PR reps becoming the focal point of race weekend,” said ARCA-Mobile 200 Promoter, Tommy Praytor. “Having Fausak not only continue their sponsorship but expand their involvement is a huge testament to all of the people who make the ARCA Mobile 200 possible.”

Fausak Tires: With locations in Mobile and Daphne, Fausak Tires and Service has been providing quality tires and excellent service for over 50 years. Selling tires for Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Vans, Crossovers, Trailers and Golf Carts, they go out of the way to give those “extras” with a purchase, at no-charge: Mounting, Balancing, Flat Repair, Rotation and Rebalancing. Fausak's Auto Service Menu includes - Alignment / Brakes / Chassis / Auto Air Conditioning / Suspension / Cooling System (including Radiator) and many more. They carry many of the major tire brands including Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Uniroyal, BF Goodrich, Cooper, Continental and Pirelli. Serving Mobile, Semmes, Saraland, Chickasaw, Prichard, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fairhope, Robertsdale, Bay Minette and surrounding Mobile and Baldwin County areas. For more information on what they have to offer, visit their website at www.Fausaktire.com.

ARCA Mobile 200: The fastest week in Alabama begins on March 15th with a day-long test session for all ARCA teams and culminates with the drop of the green flag of the ARCA Mobile 200 at 2:00 PM on Saturday March 22nd 2014 at Mobile International Speedway. The ARCA Series is the most versatile racing series in the world competing on Superspeedways, Speedway, Short-tracks, Road Courses and Dirt (www.arcaracing.com). Mobilian’s Cale Gale & Grant Enfinger won the first 2 ARCA-Mobile 200s. The first 2 ARCA Mobile 200s have drawn fans from 22 states including 2 provinces in Canada. Race fans have occupied over 2,900 hotel nights generating a 3.6 million dollar impact to the area economy.  Tickets and camping can be purchased online at www.arcamobile200.com or by calling 251-343-2929 or at the ARCA Mobile 200 ticket office at 4742-C Airport Blvd in Mobile.

 


HOME MORTGAGE OF AMERICA RETURNS FOR GREEN FLAG PARTY

 
The party that has become the ARCA-Mobile 200 weekend has kicked off every year in grand style with the Home Mortgage of America Green Flag Party at Mobile’s premiere downtown hot spot Grand Central and the tradition will continue in 2014.
 “It’s been a real honor and a heck of a lot of fun for us to welcome teams and fans to Mobile’s downtown,” offered Lola Connert, Mobile Manager. “Grand Central is the perfect venue for the racers to have a good time before they get down to business at the track on Friday.”


American Idol Finalist Jaclyn North performs at Grand Central
during the Home Mortgage of America Green Flag Party

The Home Mortgage of America Green Flag Party wraps up an action packed Thursday away from the race track. It all begins at the USS Alabama where fans will get an opportunity to see the ARCA cars and drivers up close and personal from 4:00-6:00. Fans will then get an opportunity to enjoy the finest seafood in the world at the Causeway Seafood Jubilee. At 8:00 it will be time to get down downtown at Grand Central!

“Three years ago Home Mortgage America signed on as one of our first Corporate Partners and we are really happy they are still part of our team,” said ARCA Mobile 200 promoter Tommy Praytor. “The Thursday night party keeps getting bigger every year and harder for us old guys to get going on Friday morning. What a great way to get the party started!”
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About Home Mortgage of America: Home Mortgage of America, Inc. is a mortgage banking firm engaged in the origination and servicing of residential real estate loans. The company's exclusive business is single-family residential mortgages originated for sale into the secondary mortgage market. www.homemortgageofamerica.com

 

Team BCR, Enfinger announce Motor Honey/Casite returning as sponsors for 2014 ARCA season
enfingercandiddaytona2013.jpg(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - December 28, 2013) - Following an outstanding season with Team BCR Racing and driver Grant Enfinger, Motor Honey/Casite announced that they would be returning as the team and driver's primary marketing partner for the 2014 season in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.
Enfinger made eight ARCA starts in 2013, winning twice at his hometown Mobile Int'l Speedway in March and at Iowa Speedway in September.
"I couldn't have earned my first two career wins in the ARCA Racing Series without Motor Honey/Casite," Enfinger said.

"John (Antakli/President and CEO of the Casite Company) has been working hard to put this together for us. I'd like to thank him and the rest of the staff at Casite for joining Team BCR and me as we continue into the 2014 season."  

 

ARCA Mobile 200 gets pace truck

mobile_truck.jpg(MOBILE, Ala. – Dec. 26, 2013) – The ARCA Mobile 200 is a couple of months away, but plans are already taking shape for when the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards makes it third stop in three years on the Gulf Coast.

McConnell Automotive will supply a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Pace Truck for the 2014 ARCA Mobile 200, race officials have announced.

“The ARCA Mobile 200 is a great opportunity for us to show off our brand new line of GMC Sierra Trucks,” said Louie Arata manager for McConnell Automotive. “Race fans are truck owners and being out in front of a field of ARCA cars thundering to a green flag is where we want to be.”

McConnell Automotive currently carries a full line of Buicks and GMC cars and trucks.

“McConnell has been the Home of the best deal in Mobile since 1954! To have their iconic brand join the ARCA Mobile 200 is just another sign of how quickly the race is gaining local and national attention,” said ARCA Mobile 200 Promoter, Tommy Praytor. “From the GMCs Thomas and I drive every day to our race hauler that traveled all 42,000 plus miles this year all came from McConnell.”

The fastest week in Alabama begins on March 15 with a day-long test session for all ARCA teams and culminates with the drop of the green flag of the ARCA Mobile 200 at 2:00 p.m. March 22 at Mobile International Speedway. Mobile natives Cale Gale and Grant Enfinger won the first two ARCA Mobile 200, which have drawn

Just being myself: Thomas 'Moose' Praytor wins ARCA sportsmanship awardpraytor sportsmanship award.jpg

Mark Inabinett | minabinett@al.com By Mark Inabinett | minabinett@al.com AL.com
ARCA Racing Series driver Thomas “Moose” Praytor, center, of Mobile accepts the 2013 H.G. Adcox Sportsmanship Award from ARCA President Ron Drager, right, and ARCA Technical Services Director Bobby Thomsen during ARCA’s postseason banquet on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Indianapolis, Ind. (Courtesy of ARCA)
As Bobby Thomsen, the director of technical services for the ARCA Racing Series, was building up to the presentation of the 2013 H.G. Adcox Sportsmanship Award at the series' postseason banquet in Indianapolis on Saturday night, it dawned on Mobile's Thomas "Moose" Praytor who the winner was. Him.