ARCA Announces Four 2015 Superspeedway Open Testsby Kyle Pokrefky March 20, 2015 0 comments
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TOLEDO, Ohio. — To become eligible to race on the superspeedways of the ARCA Racing Series circuit, a driver must first prove their worth on the big tracks through participation in various open tests organized by the sanctioning body.
Participation in the tracks that comprise ARCA’s Hoosier Superspeedway Challenge comes down to whether or not a driver can gain approval from ARCA officials based off of their respective performance in the open tests.
“We require any driver that has not competed on an intermediate track (or larger) in a stock car, to participate in the open test,” ARCA’s Director of Race Operations and Administration Joe Wells said. “Because of the limitations we have in place, this allows the driver to get comfortable with the track and the car without all of the on track traffic during the scheduled pre-event practice.
“These tests gives us an opportunity to evaluate an individuals’ on-track performance to either allow or deny the driver to compete at the larger track. In addition, the open tests are available to established drivers, provided they follow the open test procedures set forth by ARCA.”
To give young drivers an opportunity to gain approval to run the superspeedways, ARCA officials have scheduled four open tests to take place throughout the season.
The first test will take place on April 1st at Talladega Superspeedway ahead of May’s race date at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.
An open test at Pocono Raceway on June 3rd will provide opportunities for the youngsters of the series to gain approval ahead of Pocono’s respective races on June 6th and August 1st.
Open tests ahead of the final two races of the season at Kentucky Speedway and Kansas Speedway will respectively take place on September 22nd and September 30th.
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