Nashville Test Tuesday
July 23, 2007 | 1:33 P.M. EST
With the 45th Pennsylvania 200 coming soon from Pocono Raceway, the series will, in the meantime, squeeze in an open test session at Nashville Superspeedway Tuesday afternoon, July 24.
The Nashville open test is in preparation for the August 11th Toyota ARCA 150 on the 1.33-mile concrete Nashville oval.
From the Nashville test, it's all nose to the grindstone as the RE/MAX Series tour embarks on a very busy year-end push that showcases the series in back-to-back events through mid-September.
The late-summer surge also includes the Bill France Triple Crown, a title within a title that features the series on three very diverse venues. This year's Bill France Triple Crown includes the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile-dirt, the Salem Speedway half-mile paved short-track and the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.
Following Tuesday's open test at Nashville, the ARCA RE/MAX Series sets off on a non-stop over-the-road adventure that will see the tour compete at eight tracks in six weeks.
It begins with a trip back to the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway triangle on Saturday, August 4th before heading to Nashville Superspeedway for the Toyota ARCA 150 on Saturday, August 11th, the 14th series appearance at Nashville since 2001.
From there, the series returns to its dirt-track roots with the Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds mile-dirt in Springfield, Illinois on Sunday, August 18th. Since the series inception in 1953, nearly 30% of all the races ever sanctioned have been run on dirt-tracks.
The legendary Milwaukee Mile follows Springfield with the Governor's Cup 200 Sunday afternoon, August 26th.
The next swing features three consecutive races all in the space of nine days starting with the ARCA 150 Friday night, August 31st at Gateway Int'l Raceway before heading back to the fairgrounds dirt with the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, a Labor Day Classic Monday, September 3rd. The three-race trick concludes with the ARCA 200 at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday afternoon, September 8th.
Salem Speedway concludes this particular eight-race stretch with a high-banked, short-track thriller under the lights Saturday, September 15th.
The Food World 250 from Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, October 5th followed by the Hantz Group 200 presented by Belle Tire on Sunday afternoon, October 14th at Toledo Speedway will wrap up the ARCA RE/MAX Series 55th consecutive season of competition.