June 17, 2007 on TNT
Quickest in ARCA Re/Max Series Test at Michigan
Mich. -- IRL Champ Sam Hornish made his first
laps around Michigan Int’l Speedway in a full bodied
ARCA RE/MAX Series stock car on Tuesday afternoon, unofficially
posting the fastest time out of 18 drivers.
"This is my first time in anything other than an
Indy Car here at Michigan," said Hornish. "It's
definitely different in a stock car. They run a different
line here; it’s a little more bumpy, but it’s
fun. We ran the California Busch race and the tracks are
very similar. I'd love to run the ARCA race in June, sponsorship
dependent. It just works out that my two off weekends
in the IRL are the two Cup weekends here at Michigan."
The full day open test was in preparation for the June
15 ARCA RE/MAX 200 at Michigan. Erik Darnell, in the No.
99 Simply Wow Cleaner and Degreaser Ford, was unofficially
clocked at second fastest.
“We’re going to run both the ARCA race and
the truck race at Michigan,” said Darnell. “It
worked pretty good at Kansas. We finished second in the
ARCA race and we won the truck race. I love Michigan.
It’s fun from a driving standpoint. It’s big
and wide so you can run anywhere on the track.”
Matt Hagans, Phillip McGilton and Justin Marks unofficially
rounded out the top-five.
From the Michigan test, the ARCA RE/MAX Series heads to
Iowa Speedway for the Prairie Meadows 250, event No. nine
of the 23-race ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The Saturday
night, June 2 thriller will be broadcast LIVE on SPEED
beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern. Tickets are available by
contacting Iowa Speedway (641) 791-8100.
The series returns to Michigan for the ARCA RE/MAX 200
on Friday, evening June 15, 2007. The race marks the series’
26th appearance to Michigan Int’l Speedway since
the inaugural race at the 2-mile oval in 1980. Former
ARCA RE/MAX Series winners at Michigan include Jeff Purvis,
Tim Steele, Chad Blount, Kerry Earnhardt, Casey Mears,
Joe Ruttman, Reed Sorenson, David Stremme and Steve Wallace,
among others. This year’s edition of the race marks
the 11th of 23 events on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule
and will be aired LIVE on SPEED beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern
on Friday, June 15, 2007. Tickets are available by calling
to our Citizens
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