Thursday, January 7, 2016

John Wes Townley and Athenian Motorsports Will Run Partial Schedule in ARCA Racing Series

After coming off a very successful 2015 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Athenian Motorsports has revealed they are the first official entry into the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona next month.John Wes Townley will be behind the wheel of the car as he seeks his 2nd Daytona ARCA Win. John Wes won at Daytona for Venturini Motorsports in 2013. While announcing that they would race the Lucas Oil 200 they also revealed that they would be running a part time schedule in 2016. John Wes Townley is expected to return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series where he won at Las Vegas last season driving for Athenian Motorsports truck team and finished 8th in NCWTS points. Expect Townley to return to victory lane again in 2016 and be a contender for the Championship in the Truck Series! (Koelle, 2016)

ARCA announces point system change

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has adjusted its championship points system heading into the 2016 season.

The first change eliminates the 25 point bonus for pre-entering and competing. Those 25 points become part of the total race points a driver and owner now earn.  Teams who enter a race event but fail to qualify will still earn 25 owner and driver points. The maximum amount of points a single driver and car owner can earn during an event will be 250 points.

The second adjustment regarding 2016 championship points adds an additional five points to the race winner’s total for both owner and driver. The race winner will receive 235 points, which is an increase of five points from last year. Second place will receive 220 points (including the additional 25 which were previously “enter and compete bonus points), third place 215 points, fourth place 210 points,
and so on, in increments of five, from second place back.

Bonus points for qualifying and leading laps remain the same as 2015, with five bonus points awarded for winning the pole; five bonus points for leading a lap and another five bonus points for leading the most laps.

That means a driver who wins the pole, leads the most laps and wins the race will earn the maximum 250 total points. Under that same scenario, the second-place driver
who led at least one lap would be awarded 225 points, 220 points if he or she did not lead a lap.

“Under last year’s rules, a driver could finish in second-place, but by winning the pole and leading the most laps, he or she could earn the same amount of points as the race winner,” said Joe Wells, ARCA’s director of race operations and administration. “This change ensures the race winner will earn the most points.”

The 250 bonus points will continue to be awarded to each driver and/or car owner per established eligibility requirements who compete in a 5-race segment (#1-5 as run; Event #6-10 as run, etc.).

The starting fields for ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events will remain unchanged for
2016. ARCA will start up to 40 cars at Daytona, up to 36 at all tracks a mile or longer, plus Iowa Speedway, and 35 cars on all short tracks.

The 2016 Rule Book is available for ARCA members. Hard copies are available upon request, and the rulebook is also available on the Competitor’s site on

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways. (ARCA Racing)

Cody Lane Racing In Search of Advertising Partners

Cody Lane has been racing since he was four years old. Now 20 years old Cody is the youngest Owner Driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team is looking to make their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut April 2nd at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA. The race will be on Fox Sports 1 along with many other world wide TV Stations, They Would love to team up with you and help your business grow as will the Team. Your company has the opportunity to see your logo on a rolling billboard going more than 95 mph around the Paper Clip in Martinsville with over 10,000 fans in the grandstands plus more watching from their couch from Home on Television. If you or your company is interested in growing with this developing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team contact me at or contact Cody's Father Kevin at 727-236-0126 We would love to see your logo on a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Truck just as much as we want to see Cody be successful! (Koelle, 2016)

Tim Viens and Mike Harmon Racing Team Up For 2016!

In 2016 A familiar name will be behind the wheel of a familiar truck. Tim Viens and Mike Harmon Racing will team up for the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule. Viens will run a part time schedule in the #74 Chevrolet Truck and Xfinity Series entry with sponsorship from is a way for NASCAR Fans to help a driver get funding while having a good time with a NASCAR Hot Pass in the garage. They have numerous packages available at many different prices. Numerous VIP treatments are included with each sponsorship. Viens made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut last season driving the #74 with Mike Harmon Racing. He also made 3 attempts for Mike Affarano Racing but DNQ'ed all 3 attempts. In 2015 Jordan Anderson also drove the #74. Anderson is speculated to return to Trucks in 2016 along with Viens. Tim Viens and Mike Harmon Racing are also in search of a Crew Chief for 2016. If you are interested in Crew Chiefing for the #74 Email me at and I will help get you to Tim and his team! We here at the NASCAR News Source Wish Tim the Very Best in 2016! (Koelle, 2016)