TOLEDO, Ohio (March 20, 2018) — Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) and Menards Inc. announced today that the Wisconsin-based home improvement retailer will again serve as the title sponsor of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at Toledo Speedway in 2018.
“Menards continues to be a great corporate partner for ARCA and a great, long-term, marketing partner for Toledo Speedway,” said Mark Gundrum, ARCA’s vice president for business development and corporate partnerships.
The Menards 200 will feature ARCA Racing Series practice and General Tire Pole Qualifying Saturday, May 19, along with an ARCA Late Model Sportsman feature event race. The Menards 200 will start at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon May 20, and is scheduled for live broadcast on MAVTV.“We appreciate the opportunity to once again sponsor the ARCA Racing Series and look forward to another highly competitive Menards 200 race at Toledo Speedway,” said Jeff Abbott, Menards promotions manager and spokesperson. “We’ll be selling discount tickets for this race in our stores and hope to see another full house at the track.”
Six northwest Ohio Menards stores will offer race fans the chance to “save big money” on advanced ticket purchases. Discounted tickets will go on sale April 10 at Menards locations in Defiance, Findlay, Holland, Oregon, Sandusky and Toledo. Menards will offer tickets for $15, a savings of $10 off the gate price. Children 6 and under are free.
The Menards 200 at Toledo marks the 77th ARCA race at the series’ home track. Six-time ARCA national champion Iggy Katona won the inaugural event at Toledo April, 21, 1963.
Other ARCA winners at Toledo include Jack Bowsher, Benny Parsons, Ramo Stott, Joy Fair, Bob Keselowski, Bill Venturini, Frank Kimmel, Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon, Ken Schrader and Harrison Burton.
The Menards 200 is the third of 11 races comprising the 2018 Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge championship.ABOUT MENARDS
Menards home improvement stores are well known throughout the Midwest for a complete selection of high-quality, name brand merchandise and all the tools, materials and supplies for any job. Whether just needing a light bulb, gallon of paint or household supplies, or building a deck, fence or new home, there is something for everyone at Menards whether a beginning do-it-yourselfer or more experienced contractor.
A family-owned and run company started in 1958; Menards currently operates 306 stores located in 14 Midwestern states. Menards is known throughout the home improvement industry as the low price leader; it’s no wonder their famous slogan – “SAVE BIG MONEY” – is so widely known and easy to remember. Menards does things right – the company’s strength and success can be seen in the well-stocked and maintained stores, the lowest prices in town, and the way Guests are always treated like family.
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading and most versatile auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers nearly 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.