2015 ARCA Champion to be Crowned Under the Lights at Kansas Speedway

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The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will decide their 2015 champion in an exciting 99-lap season finale under the lights at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 16, 2015.

 

“I look forward to hosting the ARCA finale again in 2015,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “ARCA has put on a great race as they crown their champion after the ARCA 98.9 under the lights for the last several years. I expect the same great racing in 2015.”

 

ARCA helped christen Kansas Speedway on June 2, 2001. The inaugural ARCA race at Kansas was half of a doubleheader with the NASCAR Winston West Series. Jason Jarrett won the ARCA race, passing Frank Kimmel for the lead with just three laps remaining. Kimmel won the Winston West race.

 

ARCA was the first series to race under the lights at Kansas Speedway on October 7, 2011 and the first series to race on the newly-paved speedway on October 19, 2012.

 

Kimmel has won three ARCA races at the track, including the 2013 race after which he was in victory lane as the race winner and series champion. Alex Bowman has two victories at the track with nine other drivers winning once on the 1.5-mile paved, variable banking track. Bowman won back-to-back races in 2011 and 2012. All-time ARCA pole winners at Kansas include Max Gresham, Dylan Kwasniewski and Ryan Newman.

 

GMS Racing driver Spencer Gallagher won his first-ever ARCA race on October 3 when he captured the Kansas ARCA 98.9. Mason Mitchell clinched his first series championship the same night.

 

“It’s one of the fastest tracks we go to and definitely a lot of fun,” said ARCA driver Justin Allison, who has raced twice on the track.

 

The ARCA 98.9 will kick off the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend in October that includes the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 and the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. In May, the Sprint Cup Series will return under the lights on Saturday, May 9, 2015 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicking off the weekend Friday night, May 8, 2015.

 

Fans interested in 2015 season tickets to Kansas Speedway can contact the Kansas Speedway Ticket Office at 866.460.7223.

 

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