ARCA Midwest Tour: Fest moves to a weekend, entry now available

ARCAMT Media Contact // Kari Shear-Carlson // [email protected]


Early Entry and Additional Series Provisionals Key to Howie Lettow Memorial at Milwaukee

by Kari Shear-Carlson

Mar 20, 2014 – The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment entry form for the June 8th “Swiss Colony Howie Lettow Memorial 150 presented by” is available today, Thursday, March 20th. This year’s ARCA Fest weekend headliner event will be bigger and better than ever before.

“ARCA Fest has continued to grow each year and its been a very important event for many super late model racers around the US. The Mile is a historic place to race and drivers get that “ooh ahh” feeling when they race on the track. We are excited about the move to a weekend and we feel it will draw the biggest names in racing up to the Midwest to join us in remembering one of the all time greatest crew chiefs in racing today,” said Steve Einhaus, ARCAMT VP.

The 40 car field will be filled with the top 26 in qualifying, top six in the ARCAMT last chance race, and eight provisionals, including series Touring Stars and/or drivers who are highest in ARCAMT points, highest in the ARCA CRA Super Series point standings, the highest finisher from the 2013 Snowball Derby, the highest in Southern Super Series points and a provisional based on post marked entries. New for this year is the online entry form. Post mark for online entries will be based on the electronic time stamp.

In addition to $1000 to start, the winner of the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 will take home $5000. The top finishing non-NASCAR© regular will also take home a bonus of $5000. The full payout is listed on the entry form.

Drivers are encouraged to enter early to be eligible for the additional post mark provisional and to secure their spot in the tire selection line based on their entry. More information will be released on the pit stop procedure and other event plans in the near future.

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Sunday afternoon will top off a full weekend of family entertainment. The day will include over 250 laps of pure excitement including the added bonus of the CRA Jegs All Stars Tour “Jegs 100.” NASCAR© stars, non competitive live pit stops, and more will provide an unforgettable afternoon of racing action.

Fans can kick off their weekend on Friday, June 6th with free admission to open practice of all racing divisions. Budweiser will be hosting a special Pole Qualifying Party at the Bud Pavilion on Friday night, which will also be open to the public. Drivers will draw for qualifying and the night will also include special prizes and the musical entertainment of the band The Cheap Shots.

In addition to the racing action, the weekend will also include the Monster Truck Summer Nationals on Saturday night, June 7th and the ARCA Fest Hot Rod Show & Shine on Saturday from 8am-8pm.

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 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.