2017 ARCA Racing Series

2017 ARCA Racing Series
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The 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards was the 65th season of the ARCA Racing Series. The season began on February 18 with the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire and ended on October 20 with the Kansas 150. Austin Theriault, driving for the Ken Schrader Racing team, won the drivers' championship on the strength of seven wins. Dalton Sargeant, winner of three races, was runner-up to Theriault.

Austin Theriault, the 2017 ARCA champion.
Dalton Sargeant finished second behind Theriault in the championship.
Shane Lee finished third in the championship.

Teams and driversEdit

Complete scheduleEdit

Manufacturer Team No. Driver
Chevrolet Bret Holmes Racing 23 Bret Holmes (R)
Mason Mitchell Motorsports 78 Kyle Weatherman 7
Tyler Roahrig 1
Cole Anderson 1
Ryan Repko 1
Trevor Noles 1
Justin Haley 2
Chase Purdy 2
Sheldon Creed 2
Myatt Snider 1
Blaine Perkins 1
Ford Cole Custer 1
Cunningham Motorsports 22 Shane Lee
77 Dalton Sargeant
James Hylton Motorsports 48 Brad Smith
Max Force Racing 9 Thomas Praytor
RFMS Racing 27 A. J. Fike 15
Travis Braden 4
P. J. Jones 1
Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Matt Tifft 1
Riley Herbst (R) 19
Venturini Motorsports 15 Leilani Münter 1
Christian Eckes 10
Spencer Davis 2
Kyle Benjamin 1
Noah Gragson 3
Tanner Thorson 1
Cole Rouse 2
25 Tom Hessert 5
Raphaël Lessard 3
Natalie Decker 6
Spencer Davis 4
Tanner Thorson 1
Christopher Bell 1
55 Noah Gragson 2
Zane Smith (R) 11
Frankie Kimmel 2
Bo LeMastus 2
Tom Berte 1
Natalie Decker 1
Spencer Davis 1
Win-Tron Racing 32 Gus Dean
33 Justin Fontaine (R) 13
Mason Mingus 2
Terry Jones 1 [N 1]
Tyler Dippel 3
Austin Wayne Self 1
Chevrolet 2
Ford 14
Toyota 4
Ken Schrader Racing 52 Austin Theriault (R)
Chevrolet 9
Ford 11
Hixson Motorsports 2 Eric Caudell (R)
Chevrolet 17
Ford 3
Hixson Motorsports 17
Ciccarelli Racing 1
Universe Racing 2
3 Mike Senica 5
Steve Fox 3 [N 2]
Ray Ciccarelli 1 [N 3]
Bobby Dale Earnhardt 3
Rick Tackman 3
Ron Cox 1
Joe Cooksey 2
Darrell Basham 1
Richard Hauck 1
Chevrolet 5
Dodge 12
Ford 3
Wayne Peterson Racing 0 Con Nicolopoulos 14
Don Thompson 2
Mark Meunier 3
James Swanson 1
Chevrolet 19 [N 4]
Ford 1
06 Scott Edwards 1
Mark Blasingim 1
Mark Meunier 11
Don Thompson 1
Dale Matchett 2
Con Nicolopoulos 4
Chevrolet 2
Toyota 9
Dodge 1
Ford 8
Fast Track Racing 19
Hillenburg-Schrader Racing 1
10 Ed Pompa 7
Rick Clifton 1
Tony Mrakovich 1
Austin Nemire 1
James Swanson 1
Morgen Baird 1
Dick Doheny 2
Zach Ralston 3
A. J. Fike 1
Tyler Speer 2
Ford 9
Chevrolet 1
Kimmel Racing 69 Ricky Sanders 2
Will Kimmel 8
Toyota Nick Higdon 9
Bo LeMastus 1
Ford 4
Chevrolet 16
Mullins Racing 4
Darrell Basham Racing 16
34 Willie Mullins 4
Mike Basham 16

Limited scheduleEdit

Manufacturer Team No. Driver Rounds
Chevrolet Allgaier Motorsports 16 Grant Enfinger 1
Ferrier Racing John Ferrier 1
Bayird Motorsports 45 Peyton Taylor 1
Brother-In-Law Racing 57 Bryan Dauzat 4
Frankie Kimmel 1
Chad Finley Racing 51 Chad Finley 6
Ebert Racing 19 David Sear 1
Finney Racing Enterprises 04 Scott Reeves 2
Hixson Motorsports 31 Mike Senica 1
Josh Williams Motorsports Josh Williams 1
MacZink Racing 65 Jeffery MacZink 1
Mason Mitchell Motorsports 28 Michael Self [N 5] 2
88 Kaz Grala 1
Brandon Lynn 1
Mason Mitchell 1
Michael Womack 1
Michael Self 1
Chase Purdy 1
98 Quin Houff 1
Leilani Münter [N 6] 1
Our Motorsports 02 Andy Seuss 3
Reese Motorsports 62 Chris Reese 1
Wayne Peterson Racing 88 Con Nicolopoulos [N 7] 2
Wayne Peterson 1
90 James Swanson 1
Dodge Derrick Lancaster Racing 83 Derrick Lancaster 1
ESP Motorsports 71 Gene Paul 1
Ford Ciccarelli Racing 38 Ray Ciccarelli 1
Clubb Racing 97 Alex Clubb 1
Cunningham Motorsports 99 Ty Majeski 5
Austin Cindric 2
Empire Racing 43 Sean Corr 1
46 2
Thad Moffitt 3
John Ferrier 2
Kimmel Racing 08 Ricky Sanders 1
Kevin Hinckle 3
Lira Motorsports 6 Michael Lira [N 8] 2
58 Clint King 1
MBM Motorsports 66 Mark Thompson 2
Mullins Racing 28 Robert Bruce [N 9] 1
Mystic Motorsports 07 Dan Bainey 1
Brian Kaltreider 1
96 Bobby Dale Earnhardt 1
Kevin Kromer 1
Norm Hutton Racing 37 David LeBeau 2
Platinum Motorsports 01 Travis Braden 1
Toyota Hendren Motorsports 24 Ryan Unzicker 2
Joe Gibbs Racing 81 Riley Herbst (R) 1
MDM Motorsports 12 Sheldon Creed 4
Venturini Motorsports 20 Zane Smith (R) 2
Tom Berte 1
Rette Jones Racing 30 Terry Jones 1
Chevrolet Brother-In-Law Racing 1
Hillenburg-Schrader Racing 2
Fast Track Racing 1
11 Bryan Dauzat [N 10] 1
Toyota Tony Mrakovich 2
Brandon Grosso 1
Chevrolet Bob Schacht Motorsports 75 Benny Chastain 1
Toyota A. J. Henriksen 1
Chevrolet 8
Ford 1
Bobby Gerhart Racing 5 Bobby Gerhart 9
Dodge 2
Toyota 3
Crosley Sports Group 42 Bo LeMastus 5
Ford 4
Chevrolet 1
Dale Shearer Racing 4 [N 11]
Karth Racing 1
94 Dale Shearer 3
Mark Meunier 1
Dick Karth [N 12] 1
Dodge 1
Chevrolet 2
Dream Team of Pasco 67 Cody Lane 3
Chevrolet 2
Dodge 1
Ford 1
Finney Racing Enterprises 80 Caesar Bacarella 2
Brian Finney 2
Dodge 2
Chevrolet 6
Grant County Mulch Racing 7 Codie Rohrbaugh 8
Toyota 2
Chevrolet 3
MDM Motorsports 8 Vinnie Miller 1
Brandon Jones 3
Zane Smith (R) 1
Toyota 11
Chevrolet 3
28 Michael Self 3
Sheldon Creed 5
Travis Miller 1
Justin Haley 1
Harrison Burton 1
Kyle Benjamin 1
Matt Tifft 1
Zane Smith (R) 1
Toyota 8
Chevrolet 1
41 Vinnie Miller 5
Kaz Grala 1
Brian Wong 1
Kyle Benjamin 1
Zane Smith (R) 1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Entry was fielded in a collaboration with Rette Jones Racing.
  2. ^ Fox drove for Hixson Motorsports at Salem in April and at both Pocono races for Universe Racing in a collaboration with Hixson.
  3. ^ It was a Ciccarelli Racing entry using Fast Track Racing's owner points.
  4. ^ Initially at Iowa, the No. 0 car was a Chevrolet and No. 06 was a Dodge. The Dodge suffered an engine failure, so the team ran the No. 06 as a Chevrolet in the race while the No. 0 withdrew.
  5. ^ It was a Mason Mitchell Motorsports entry using MDM Motorsports' owner points.
  6. ^ Entry was fielded in a collaboration with Venturini Motorsports.
  7. ^ It was a Wayne Peterson Racing entry using Mason Mitchell Motorsports' owner points.
  8. ^ Entries were fielded in a collaboration with Josh Williams Motorsports.
  9. ^ It was a Mullins Racing entry using MDM Motorsports' owner points.
  10. ^ It was a Brother-In-Law Racing entry using Fast Track Racing's owner points.
  11. ^ Entries were fielded in a collaboration with Darrell Basham Racing.
  12. ^ It was a Karth Racing entry using Darrell Basham Racing's owner points.

ChangesEdit

TeamsEdit

DriversEdit

ScheduleEdit

No. Race title Track Date TV
1 Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 18 FS1
2 Music City 200 Fairgrounds Speedway, Nashville April 8 MAVTV
3 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 Salem Speedway, Salem April 30 MAVTV
4 General Tire 200 Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln May 6 FS2
5 Menards 200 Toledo Speedway, Toledo May 21 FS1
6 Shore Lunch 250 Elko Speedway, Elko June 3 MAVTV
7 General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond June 9 FS1
8 Corrigan Oil 200 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn June 16 FS1
9 Montgomery Ward 200 Madison International Speedway, Oregon June 23 MAVTV
10 Fans With Benefits 150 Iowa Speedway, Newton July 8 MAVTV
11 Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Brownsburg July 21 FS1
12 ModSpace 150 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond July 28 FS1
13 Winchester ARCA 200 Winchester Speedway, Winchester August 6 MAVTV
14 Herr's Potato Chips 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Racetrack, Springfield August 20 MAVTV
15 Road America 100 Road America, Elkhart Lake August 27 MAVTV
16 General Tire Grabber 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Racetrack, Du Quoin September 4 MAVTV
17 Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic 200 Salem Speedway, Salem September 9 MAVTV
18 Scott 150 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet September 14 FS1
19 Crosley Brands 150 Kentucky Speedway, Sparta September 22 FS1
20 Kansas 150 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City October 20 FS2
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Results and standingsEdit

RacesEdit

No. Race Pole Position Most laps led Winning driver Manufacturer No. Winning team
1 Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Tom Hessert Terry Jones Austin Theriault Chevrolet 52 Ken Schrader Racing
2 Music City 200 Kyle Weatherman Kyle Weatherman Chad Finley Chevrolet 51 Chad Finley Racing
3 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 Travis Miller Christian Eckes Dalton Sargeant Ford 77 Cunningham Motorsports
4 General Tire 200 Dalton Sargeant Austin Theriault Justin Haley Toyota 28 MDM Motorsports
5 Menards 200 Dalton Sargeant Dalton Sargeant Harrison Burton Toyota 28 MDM Motorsports
6 Shore Lunch 250 Riley Herbst Riley Herbst Austin Theriault Toyota 52 Ken Schrader Racing
7 General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 Brandon Jones Riley Herbst Riley Herbst Toyota 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
8 Corrigan Oil 200 Brandon Jones Kyle Weatherman Brandon Jones Chevrolet 8 MDM Motorsports
9 Montgomery Ward 200 Dalton Sargeant Austin Theriault Austin Theriault Toyota 52 Ken Schrader Racing
10 Fans With Benefits 150 Shane Lee Shane Lee Dalton Sargeant Ford 77 Cunningham Motorsports
11 Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 Austin Cindric Chad Finley Dalton Sargeant Ford 77 Cunningham Motorsports
12 ModSpace 150 Kaz Grala Kaz Grala Justin Haley Chevrolet 78 Mason Mitchell Motorsports
13 Winchester ARCA 200 Kyle Benjamin Kyle Benjamin Kyle Benjamin Toyota 28 MDM Motorsports
14 Herr's Potato Chips 100 Austin Theriault Grant Enfinger Grant Enfinger Chevrolet 16 Allgaier Motorsports
15 Road America 100 Austin Cindric Austin Cindric Austin Theriault Ford 52 Ken Schrader Racing
16 General Tire Grabber 100 Will Kimmel Shane Lee Austin Theriault Toyota 52 Ken Schrader Racing
17 Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic 200 Zane Smith Austin Theriault Austin Theriault Ford 52 Ken Schrader Racing
18 Scott 150 Brandon Jones Ty Majeski Christopher Bell Toyota 25 Venturini Motorsports
19 Crosley Brands 150 Sheldon Creed Sheldon Creed Austin Theriault Ford 52 Ken Schrader Racing
20 Kansas 150 Zane Smith Sheldon Creed Michael Self Chevrolet 28 MDM Motorsports

Drivers' championshipEdit

(key) Bold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position set by final practice results or rainout. * – Most laps led.

Pos Driver DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH MAD IOW IRP POC WIN ISF ROA DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN Points
1 Austin Theriault 1 4 5 4* 6 1 9 2 1* 2 4 8 3 2 1 1 1* 2 1* 25 5330
2 Dalton Sargeant 4 9 1 27 2* 8 6 3 6 1 1 5 16 10 8 8 3 6 4 5 5030
3 Shane Lee 3 12 4 5 22 7 28 15 4 11* 9 13 6 5 4 6* 9 8 5 4 4735
4 Gus Dean 32 23 2 6 7 5 5 5 9 10 6 7 5 11 9 3 5 14 18 15 4595
5 Riley Herbst Wth 7 12 8 5 3* 1* 16 3 12 13 2 17 16 2 16 17 13 7 9 4555
6 Bret Holmes 6 13 7 22 24 4 14 4 7 9 8 14 8 20 10 12 7 10 21 10 4450
7 Thomas Praytor 29 28 14 12 14 15 24 19 13 18 17 22 14 13 19 11 16 30 14 20 3790
8 Brad Smith 17 21 17 17 17 17 31 20 16 17 24 24 19 17 24 21 21 26 26 22 3530
9 Zane Smith Wth 10 6 Wth 4 6 4 23 2 13 7 3 15 2 2 3 3305
10 Eric Caudell 36 22 20 35 27 18 26 18 18 19 28 30 21 26 28 17 20 20 24 23 3220
11 Con Nicolopolous 39 26 19 21 20 20 33 24 17 22 27 DNQ 20 25 22 DNS 18 27 20 DNQ 2985
12 A. J. Fike 34 15 15 11 16 9 18 13 12 15 15 20 12 8 22 8 2970
13 Mike Basham 16 15 23 27 14 16 16 25 13 15 20 15 13 18 23 18 2745
14 Justin Fontaine 13 11 21 26 11 23 22 26 9 11 15 10 14 2180
15 Sheldon Creed 6 8 17 3 5 4 2 31 3 19 2050
16 Christian Eckes 3 8* 8 2 5 8 10 2 6 19 1980
17 Mark Meunier 21 18 21 25 19 DNS 19 DNQ 19 23 20 22 25 27 26 1865
18 Bobby Gerhart 15 24 7 13 17 12 19 18 17 1360
19 Codie Rohrbaugh 14 14 12 8 11 29 16 8 1285
20 Spencer Davis 3 11 9 7 14 15 7 1280
21 Chad Finley 1 3 12 3* 5 11 1240
22 Bo LeMastus 25 10 12 11 22 13 12 25 1190
23 Natalie Decker 11 13 27 10 7 12 12 1150
24 Michael Self 27 3 4 2 17 1 1135
25 Nick Higdon 19 26 22 11 20 12 21 22 1100
26 Will Kimmel 18 33 22 20 26 9 7 10 1075
27 Kyle Weatherman 8 2* 3 32 16 14* 5 1040
28 Vinnie Miller 25 9 10 10 6 13 1020
29 Ty Majeski 7 6 7 6 2 1005
30 Tom Hessert 5 9 14 10 15 900
31 Travis Braden 22 4 11 9 17 845
32 Ed Pompa 30 24 19 16 26 14 24 845
33 Brandon Jones 2 1 3 695
34 Noah Gragson 26 30 9 25 4 685
35 Justin Haley 1 1 6 680
36 Kyle Benjamin 7 1 12 615
37 Bryan Dauzat 38 23 18 17 16 590
38 Mike Senica 23 29 20 29 DNQ 23 555
39 Chase Purdy 7 6 17 540
40 Tony Mrakovich 8 9 15 530
41 Willie Mullins 40 17 16 14 485
42 Sean Corr 11 15 17 475
43 Tyler Dippel 25 3 18 460
44 Andy Seuss 20 2 24 460
45 Thad Moffitt 16 23 11 440
46 Frankie Kimmel 13 24 13 440
47 Ricky Sanders 7 29 18 420
48 Kaz Grala 10 4 405
49 Bobby Dale Earnhardt 21 19 25 390
50 Mason Mingus 5 11 385
51 Raphaël Lessard 33 13 10 370
52 John Ferrier 18 20 22 360
53 Tyler Speer 7 14 355
54 Joe Cooksey 12 9 355
55 Cole Rouse 11 13 340
56 Ryan Unzicker 21 4 340
57 Rick Tackman 28 15 27 340
58 Matt Tifft 12 15 335
59 Kevin Hinckle 21 29 21 335
60 Dale Shearer 30 18 23 335
61 Zach Ralston 24 25 22 335
62 James Swanson 16 QL 28 28 330
63 Tanner Thorson 10 19 320
64 Tom Berte 15 16 305
65 Austin Cindric 23 12 305
66 Ray Ciccarelli 21 13 290
67 Terry Jones 2* 36 280
68 Steve Fox 22 DNS 21 270
69 Dick Doheny 21 19 260
70 Cody Lane DNQ 27 19 255
71 Grant Enfinger 1* 245
72 Christopher Bell 1 240
73 Harrison Burton 1 240
74 Leilani Münter 19 28 225
75 Don Thompson 20 32 DNQ 225
76 P. J. Jones 3 220
77 Josh Williams 4 210
78 Brandon Grosso 5 205
79 Michael Womack 5 205
80 Austin Wayne Self 6 200
81 Brian Finney 11 200
82 Michael Lira 37 18 185
83 Ryan Repko 8 185
84 Clint King 9 185
85 Blaine Perkins 9 185
86 Travis Miller 10 185
87 Scott Reeves 14 185
88 Myatt Snider 9 185
89 Cole Anderson 10 180
90 Tyler Roahrig 10 180
91 Cole Custer 11 175
92 Caesar Bacarella 33 25 170
93 Robert Bruce 12 170
94 Mason Mitchell 14 160
95 Brian Wong 14 155
96 A. J. Henriksen 16 150
97 Derrick Lancaster 16 150
98 Mark Thompson 31 31 145
99 Brandon Lynn 18 145
100 Alex Clubb 18 140
101 Austin Nemire 19 140
102 Rick Clifton 20 130
103 Morgen Baird 21 125
104 Dick Karth 21 125
105 Trevor Noles 21 125
106 David Sear 22 120
107 David LeBeau 35 34 115
108 Darrell Basham 23 115
109 Brian Kaltreider 23 115
110 Peyton Taylor 23 115
111 Scott Edwards 24 110
112 Ron Cox 25 105
113 Benny Chastain 26 105
114 Dale Matchett 30 DNQ 105
115 Kevin Kromer 27 95
116 Quin Houff 28 95
117 Dan Bainey 29 85
118 Wayne Peterson 29 85
119 Mark Blasingim 31 75
120 Chris Reese 32 70
Richard Hauck DNS 25
Gene Paul DNQ 25
Jeffery MacZink Wth 25

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rookie Riley Herbst joins Joe Gibbs Racing for ARCA ride in 2017". ARCA Racing. December 15, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Venturini Motorsports signs Zane Smith for 2017 season". ARCA Racing. November 18, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "Gus Dean, GREE join Win-Tron Racing for full '17 ARCA season". ARCA Racing. December 8, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ford Performance names Cunningham Mtrsprts driver development partner for '17". ARCA Racing. December 10, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  5. ^ "Rookie Quin Houff, Mason Mitchell Motorsports partner for Daytona". ARCA Racing. December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.arcaracing.com/articles/2004870-shane-lee-joins-cunningham-motorsports-for-17-season
  7. ^ "2017 ARCA Racing Series Schedule". The Pit Lane. Retrieved December 23, 2016.

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