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NASCAR reveals ARCA East and Showdown schedules | Get the latest car news, car reviews, auto show updates, and – autoweek.com
07 Nov
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The new-look ARCA Racing Series complexion is rounding into form.

With the ARCA Menards Series national schedule having been released last month, the wait was on for the East, West and Showdown races to be revealed.

NASCAR purchased the ARCA Racing Series in April 2018 and spent the next year-plus working on a model that would consolidate the rulebooks for both ARCA and its preexisting Pro Series East and West divisions — allowing organizations from both to compete together.

It also created a combined series that utilizes the best of the East and West to crown a national championship of sorts for what used to be the Pro Series.

The East season will kick off as part of the 54th World Series of Asphalt at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway on Monday, Feb. 10. The race moves from the Sunday night following The Cup Series Clash at Daytona and Daytona 500 to the Monday evening afterward, which is an off-day for track action at the World Center of Racing.

The East champion will be crowned on Saturday, Sept. 12 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s Full Throttle Fall Weekend, which also contains races for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and the most prestigious race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Sam Mayer captured the 2019 East title at 16 years of age to become the youngest national or regional series champion in NASCAR history. He will return to defend his championship and could target the ARCA Showdown national championship as well.

“I am looking forward to returning to the East series to defend my title in 2020,” Mayer said in a press release. “I had so much fun racing in that series this year and learned so much at every race. The competition was tough, and I’m sure it will be even better next year. With the series combining, it will give me the opportunity to race against some new drivers and become more competitive. Hopefully we can go out and win a bunch of races and take home another East series championship.”

Mayer will chase the championship with the same GMS Racing team he spearheaded in 2019.

“We are really looking forward to being a part of the new East series with Sam Mayer,” said Keith Barnwell, GMS Racing manager of driver development and special projects. “This will be a great series for young drivers to hone their skills and prepare for the next phase of their careers. We consider the East series like our home games, and when we travel for the Showdown, it will be like home and away. We are looking for the opportunity to defend our home races and our title.”

The complete ARCA National, ARCA East and ARCA Showdown races can be found below. The West schedule will be finalized at a later date

2020 ARCA East schedule

Mon Feb 10 | New Smyrna Speedway | New Smyrna FL
Sat, Mar 14 | 5 Flags Speedway | Pensacola FL
Sat, April 4 |
Bristol Motor Speedway | Bristol TN
Sat, May 16 | Toledo Speedway | Toledo OH
Sat, July 25 | Berlin Raceway | Marne MI
Fri, Aug 21 | Dover International Speedway | Dover DE
Sat, Sept 12 | New Hampshire Motor Speedway | Loudon NH

2020 ARCA Showdown schedule

Fri Mar 6 | ISM Raceway | Avondale, AZ
Sun Apr 19 | Salem Speedway | Salem IN
Fri May 29 | Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course | Lexington OH
Fri July 3 | Lucas Oil Raceway | Brownsburg IN
Sat July 11 | Elko Speedway | Elko MN
Fri July 17 | Iowa Speedway | Newton IA
Sat Aug 1 WWT Raceway at Gateway | Madison IL
Fri Aug 18 | Watkins Glen | Watkins Glen, NY
Thur Sept 17 | Bristol Motor Speedway | Bristol TN
Sat Sept 26 | Memphis International Raceway | Millington TN

2020 ARCA Menards National schedule

Sat Feb 8 | Daytona International Speedway | Daytona, FL
Fri Mar 6 | ISM Raceway | Avondale, AZ
Sun Apr 19 | Salem Speedway | Salem IN
Fri Apr 19 | Talladega Superspeedway | Talladega, AL
Thu May 21 | Charlotte Motor Speedway | Concord, NC
Fri May 29 | Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course | Lexington OH
Fri June 5 | Michigan International Speedway | Brooklyn MI
Thur June 18 | Chicagoland Speedway | Joliet IL
Thur June 25 | Pocono Raceway | Long Pond PA
Fri July 3 | Lucas Oil Raceway | Brownsburg IN
Sat July 11 | Elko Speedway | Elko MN
Fri July 17 | Iowa Speedway | Newton IA
Sat Aug 1 WWT Raceway at Gateway | Madison IL
Fri Aug 7 | Madison International Speedway | Madison WI
Fri Aug 18 | Watkins Glen | Watkins Glen, NY
Sun Aug 23 | Illinois State Fairgrounds | Springfield IL
Sat Sept 5 | Magic Mile at DuQuoin Fairgrounds | DuQuoin IL
Thur Sept 17 | Bristol Motor Speedway | Bristol TN
Sat Sept 26 | Memphis International Raceway | Millington TN
Fri Oct 16 | Kansas Speedway | Kansas City KS

Source: https://autoweek.com/article/nascar/nascar-reveals-arca-east-and-showdown-schedules

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