ARCA: Midwest tour cancels Tomah Veterans Raceway Park event

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Kari Shear-Carlson
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Due to unforeseen circumstances and logistical problems with the planning of the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Lester Buildings and Scag Power Equipment Tomah 100 at Veterans Raceway Park on August 4th, the event has been canceled. Tomah Veterans Raceway Park has done an exceptional job in getting a track that was once closed, back on its feet for short track racing to continue around the Tomah area. The rebuilding process has been overwhelming and the projects that needed to be completed in order to hold a ARCAMT were delayed due to a very wet spring that set all construction back a few months. New pit stalls, entry roads, lights, and other items have been a challenge to get completed all while operating the race track on a weekly venue.

“We all have to look at this as a positive and not focus on the issues that delayed the possibility for this event. Short Track Racing has to survive and bringing a track back from the dead is a major undertaking and something all race fans should be happy about. They have done their best to provide a great facility for the Touring Stars of the ARCAMT and we all know that they will get the projects completed and take a run at things in 2014. It is in the best interest of both parties and the competitors to cancel the event and look towards the future at Veterans Raceway Park,” said series President Tim Olson. “We hope race fans will continue to support the track this year and see all of the great improvements going on all year long.”

We wish everyone at Veterans Raceway Park good luck as they continue to build the track back up and provide the fans of Central Wisconsin a great place to race.

Sincerely,

Tim Olson and Steve Einhaus

The ARCA Midwest Tour will resume competition on August 10th and 11th at Madison International Speedway as the ARCA CRA Super Series and ARCA Midwest Tour combine for Part 2 of the Border Wars 150. A practice day will open the weekend on Saturday August 10th from 12-5pm with racing scheduled to kick off on Sunday at 4pm.
Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (midwest tour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

Learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, by logging on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus at (262) 729-4111 or e-mail Tim Olson at [email protected] or Steve Einhaus at [email protected]

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned 30 ARCA national champions in 60 seasons since 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. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in four professional touring series and local weekly events.