2009 ARCA Re/Max Series

2009 ARCA Re/Max Series season
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Justin Lofton, the 2009 ARCA champion.
Parker Kligerman finished second behind Lofton in the championship by just 5 points.
Frank Kimmel, driving the No. 44 car for his family team, finished third in the championship.

The 2009 ARCA Re/MAX Series was the 57th season of the ARCA Racing Series. The season began on February 7 with the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 and ended on October 11 with the Rockingham ARCA 200. Justin Lofton of Eddie Sharp Racing won the season championship.

This season's championship result was the closest in ARCA history, as Lofton won the title over Kligerman by a mere five points. Although Kligerman won an astounding nine races that season, Lofton (who won six races) was able to barely beat him, mainly on the strength of earning bonus points for winning poles. Lofton won five poles that year while Kligerman won zero.[1]

ScheduleEdit

The series' 2009 schedule was announced by ARCA on October 30, 2008.[2]

Results and standingsEdit

RacesEdit

Date Track Event Name Pole Winner Race Winner
February 7 Daytona International Speedway Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 Justin Lofton James Buescher
April 5 Salem Speedway Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 Justin Lofton Patrick Sheltra
April 19 Rockingham Speedway ARCA RE/MAX Carolina 200 Ken Schrader Sean Caisse
April 24 Talladega Superspeedway Talladega ARCA 250 Tom Hessert III Justin Lofton
May 9 Kentucky Speedway Drive Smart Buckle-Up 150 James Buescher James Buescher
May 17 Toledo Speedway Toledo ARCA 200 Matt Merrell Parker Kligerman
June 6 Pocono Raceway Pocono ARCA 200 Justin Lofton Joey Logano
June 12 Michigan International Speedway Racing For Wildlife 200 Justin Lofton Parker Kligerman
June 20 Mansfield Motorsports Park Mansfield ARCA 200 Justin Lofton Parker Kligerman
July 11 Iowa Speedway Prairie Meadows 200 Joey Coulter Parker Kligerman
July 18 Kentucky Speedway Drive Smart Buckle-Up 150 Brian Ickler Parker Kligerman
July 25 Berlin Raceway Berlin ARCA 200 Justin Lofton Justin Lofton
August 1 Pocono Raceway Pennsylvania 200 Justin Lofton Justin Lofton
August 23 Illinois State Fairgrounds Allen Crowe 100 Justin Lofton Parker Kligerman
August 28 Chicagoland Speedway Chicagoland ARCA 150 Brian Ickler Justin Lofton
September 4 Toledo Speedway Toledo ARCA 200 Justin Lofton Justin Lofton
September 7 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Southern Illinois 100 A. J. Fike Parker Kligerman
September 13 New Jersey Motorsports Park ARCA 150 Patrick Long Patrick Long
September 19 Salem Speedway ARCA Fall Classic Chris Buescher Justin Lofton
October 1 Kansas Speedway Kansas Lottery 150 Grand Justin Lofton Parker Kligerman
October 11 Rockingham Speedway Rockingham ARCA 200 Chad Finley Parker Kligerman

Drivers' championshipEdit

No Driver Points Wins Top 5 Top 10
1st Justin Lofton 5465 6 15 19
2nd Parker Kligerman 5460 9 14 18
3rd Frank Kimmel 5010 0 8 14
4th Joey Coulter 4770 0 7 13
5th Craig Goess 4455 0 2 12
6th Bryan Silas 4375 0 1 10
7th Steve Arpin 4325 0 4 11
8th Tom Hessert III 4245 0 1 8
9th Patrick Sheltra 4235 1 4 8
10th Robb Brent 4065 0 1 6
11th Tim George Jr. 3985 0 1 2
12th Darrell Basham 3460 0 0 2
13th Jeremy Petty 3385 0 0 0
14th Brad Smith 3060 0 0 0
15th James Hylton 2930 0 0 0
16th Barry Fitzgerald 2670 0 0 0
17th Jason Basham 2585 0 0 0
18th Kory Rabenold 2180 0 0 0
19th Todd Antrican 2025 0 0 0
20th Matt Merrell 1865 0 5 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lofton wins ARCA title by 5 points". ESPN. October 11, 2009. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "2009 ARCA/REMAX Series Schedule Released". Speed51 Archives. Speed51.com. October 30, 2008. Retrieved July 3, 2020.