ARCA Returns To Dirt At Historic Springfield Mile

Aug 14, 2018

Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA)

Airs Sunday, August 19 at 2:30pm ET.

Corona,CA (August 14, 2018) - The 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will run the first of its two dirt track races in this year's championship schedule on Sunday, August 19.

The MAVTV telecast will air "live" from the iconic Springfield Mile at Illinois State Fairgrounds. MAVTV/ARCA programming will start at 2:30pm ET with the re-air at 5:30pm ET.

It will be the 36th time the series has visited the 1-mile oval for the annual Allen Crowe 100 and the 15th in this year's schedule. The change from pavement to dirt at Springfield will be an interesting challenge for the drivers and teams after 14 races on a variety of paved ovals.

The list of past race winners includes Dean Roper, Bob Kesolowski, Ken Schrader and ARCA legend Frank Kimmel, and there hasn’t been a repeat winner since 2008.

Southern California drivers Sheldon Creed and Zane Smith continue to lead the championship point standings, which got a little tighter after Smith won the series’ most recent event at Pocono, Pa., July 27. Currently point standings have Creed at 3540 points, Smith at 3375 and Riley Herbst at 3125

The series will return to MAVTV for three races in a row starting with the 2nd dirt track of the season at DuQuoin, Illinois, September 3.

Visit the ARCA Live show page for more information.