Pocono ARCA

OK - More cut and paste… but it keeps you guys from having to hunt around for stuff…
The ARCA race at Pocono usually draws a pretty good field but they came up almost 10 cars short for this race… Check out the qualifying laps… a huge difference of almost 32 mph! James Hylton was really rocking wasn’t he? LOL… Nice qualifying effort for Josh Williams (11th) but still 8.5 mph off the pole… he’s the only driver in the field from FL… Only 31 cars actually took time…

Starting Grid

2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Event #7
Pocono Raceway, Long Pond Pennsylvania, 6-9-12
Pocono ARCA 200

Official Starting Grid

1 25 Brennan Poole/The Woodlands TX Venturini Motorsports Toyota 51.857 173.554
2 55 Kevin Swindell/Germantown TN Curb Records-Venturini Motorsports Toyota 52.094 172.765
3 58 Chad Hackenbracht/New Philadelphia OH CGH Motorsports Chevrolet 52.469 171.530
4 16 Matt Lofton/Roxboro NC Strutmasters.com Chevrolet 52.715 170.729
5 44 Frank Kimmel/Clarksville IN Ansell-Menards Toyota 52.766 170.564
6 15 Ryan Reed/Bakersfield CA Accelerade Toyota 53.210 169.141
7 22 Alex Bowman/Tucson AZ Cunningham Motorsports Dodge 53.330 168.761
8 12 Jared Marks/Napoleon OH SRT Motorsports-UNOH Dodge 53.656 167.735
9 17 Chris Buescher/Prosper TX BeavEx-Reliance Tool-David Ragan Ford 54.282 165.801
10 35 Nelson Canache/Caracas Venezuela Venezuela Tourism Chevrolet 54.455 165.274
11 02 Josh Williams/Port Charlotte FL SW Florida Cable Constr.-Shinestar Consultg Ford 54.524 165.065
12 66 A.J. Henriksen/Elgin IL Engineered Components Co Toyota 54.683 164.585
13 23 Spencer Gallagher/Las Vegas NV Allegiant Air Chevrolet 54.740 164.414
14 82 Sean Corr/Goshen NY Empire Racing Ford 54.804 164.222
15 99 Brandon Davis/Huntington Beach CA Roulo Brothers Racing Ford 54.905 163.919
16 95 Michael Leavine/Bullard TX WRL General Contractors Ford 55.604 161.859
17 32 Aleks Gregory/Baton Rouge LA The Mosquito Patch Toyota 55.619 161.815
18 52 Tom Hessert/Cherry Hill NJ Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet 55.870 161.088
19 13 George Cushman/Waterville NY Cushman Truck Repair-AIP Chevrolet 56.491 159.317
20 88 Buster Graham/Lafayette LA Technip-Missing Mickey Shunick Ford 56.840 158.339
21 3 Steve Fox/Hazleton PA Universe Towing-InvisaRack Dodge 57.006 157.878
22 5 Bobby Gerhart/Lebanon PA Lucas Oil Slick Mist Chevrolet 57.061 157.726
23 7 Brent Cross/Cortland NY Bestdeck-Cummings Auto Machine Chevrolet 57.647 156.123
24 04 Larry Barford Jr./Denton MD First Mariner Bank-Trauma Doc Dodge 58.285 154.414
25 34 Darrell Basham/Henryville IN Darrell Basham Racing Chevrolet 59.727 150.686
26 07 Brian Kaltreider/Orangeville PA Independent Graphics-Lica Ford 59.768 150.582
27 06 Tommy O’Leary/Cygnet OH GreatRailing.com Ford 59.827 150.434
28 10 Ed Pompa/Ballston Spa NY Milwaukee Crusher Co.-Double H Ranch Chevrolet 60.833 147.946
29 69 Korbin Forrister/Cedartown GA Tilted Kilt Ford 60.862 147.876
30 0 Don Thompson/Carlisle PA JMPCO Ford 61.897 145.403
31 48 James Hylton/Inman SC Radon.com Ford 63.416 141.920
32 68 Will Kimmel/Sellersburg IN Clarksville Schwinn Cyclery & Fitness Ford Provisional
33 40 Roger Carter/Mooresville NC Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge Provisional
34 97 Nick Tucker/Bremerton WA Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge Provisional

For the first time in decades, over half of an ARCA field is completely unknown to me. What a terrible field, and a whole bunch of inexperienced racers. This will be either a snoozefest, or a crashfest… possibly both.

We haven,t heard of them because they do not have to have a driving history but they do have to have some form sponsorship or deep pockets. For ARCAs sake I hope Gerheart, Hessert Brasham were sand bagging. Even the ladies must be running out of sponsorship money.

Go Josh!!!

Would make me really happy to see Josh Williams wiin this.This kid has worked hard … he was raised in racing and had a great time in the Legends… Wishing you the best Josh. Be cool and be safe…But above all have fun!!! Luv ya
I know what you mean Jerry… ALOT of new faces…

Yep, a short and low quality field for sure. Truck race last night only started 35 . Obamanomics at work - How’s that “hope & change” working out? Not too good…

Couldn’t possibly be Nascars fault… must be Obamas.

I guess the dirt tracks that are doing very well must be on a completely different economic system than these guys…

[QUOTE=Frasson118;106852]Couldn’t possibly be Nascars fault… must be Obamas.

I guess the dirt tracks that are doing very well must be on a completely different economic system than these guys…[/QUOTE]

The reason the dirt tracks are doing well is a product offering multipe lanes for the drivers to use to pass coupled with rules that allow for some ingenuity and the fact most races are less than 50 laps thus requiring the driver to race rather than rely phantom yellows and lucky calls with the gas can to win a race.

Way back when, a 500 mile race was meant to be a test of endurance, as much as driver skill. Not mant cars could LAST that kind of distance. Now, they ALL can. With certain exceptions, I think it would produce much better racing at that level if the races were maybe half their distance now. I don’t want to see the Daytona 300, but something like Bristol would be much more intense as a 250 or 300.

Technology and reliability in these cars, plus the point system, created a situation that is much more reliant on finishing, that it is on racing n

Big money driver development teams have ruined ARCA.

Obama hasn’t helped anything, but I agree the big prblem with ARCA is letting all the cup teams use the division as a practice or playground. Not that long ago a working man and his family or friends could run competitively in the ARCA division, we did it. Just like was said earlier in the post, if you or your daddy got money Venturini will put you in a car to race against the cup development teams. Sad but true, racing as us old guys know it is gone and will never be back…