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1  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / Ft. Myers, FL April 26th & 27th Event Details on: April 01, 2014, 06:06:48 PM
For all you snow hating racers- this event is not to be missed!  Super clay track and some fun southern hospitality are two great reasons to make the trip to sunny Florida!  Below are the details for the weekend's racing.  Feel free to email any questions you might have.  Look forward to seeing everyone for the first official event of the 2014 season!!

April 26th & 27th
Grasscar Track
Victory Christian Center
11431 Palm Beach Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Registration/tech- 1:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday
                          11:00-12:30 Sunday

Heat races- 6:00 p.m.- Saturday
                 1:30 p.m.- Sunday

2  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / ARMA Board of Directors Annual Meeting on: November 30, 2013, 06:40:11 PM
Every year the ARMA Board of Directors meets to review the season, receive updates on events for the following year, and discuss rule and procedure changes.  Every effort is made to solicit suggestions from ARMA racers since we believe that our racers are the driving force behind the success of this organization.  A preliminary agenda has been compiled utilizing the input provided by racers at the season ending finals.  ARMA racers who were unable to attend finals and wish to submit suggestions or items for the agenda should email me at the address below.   Feel free to email any questions as well.  Any submissions need to be received prior to the December 14th meeting. 

If you emailed me at any point over the past month or so and did not receive a response, feel free to send it to me again.  A glitch with my phone streaming resulted in some emails getting "misdirected".  I believe I have responded to all of those messages, but I want to be sure I did not miss any.

Stacey Crowl
ARMA Executive Director
3  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / Points, Shelby NC Info and Updates on: September 27, 2013, 05:51:22 AM
There were slight changes to some points as errors were brought to my attention.  The spreadsheets have been adjusted, so please look them over.  There will be NO changes made to the points once they are finalized after this weekend's event in Shelby, NC.  I will post a cut off date for correction once I update the points following Shelby.

We have been in contact with Shelby several times, as their fair management has changed and there have been some issues getting correct information concerning race times.  Below is the most up-to-date information we have.  I will be unable to attend due to a county level evaluation team visit on Monday.  I hope everyone races safe and has fun!  I know many are traveling to try to make some last minute advances to their points!  Wink

Cleveland County Fair
1751 Marion St.
Shelby, NC

12:00- Registration/tech open
3:00- Racing begins
4  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / ARMA Finals Schedule!!! on: September 22, 2013, 08:51:31 AM
Three weeks from today we will honor the 2013 ARMA National Point Series winners.  It has been great to watch so many drivers across the United States compete and showcase their driving skills as they worked to earn those coveted awards.  There have been many communications with our venue hosts in North Carolina and they are working hard to prepare a weekend that thrills racers and spectators alike!  In addition to two nights of racing action we will be provided with an area close to the center of the fair for our banquet and awards presentations.  Below is a tentative listing of events and times.  Feel free to email me with any questions you might have.

Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair
3750 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Lumberton, NC

Friday, October 11th- Last Chance Points Race for 2013
This event will be scored just like any other points race held this year.  Points will count towards regional titles

4:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.- Registration and tech open
6:15 p.m.- Registration and Tech CLOSE
                Driver’s meeting
6:30 p.m.- Practice
7:00 p.m.- Mowers and drivers on track for National Anthem with racing action to follow

Saturday, October 12th-Race for the Championships
The results from this race, combined with the regional rankings will determine National Point Series Champions.

4:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.- Registration and tech open
6:15 p.m.- Registration and Tech CLOSE
                Driver’s meeting
6:30 p.m.- Practice
7:00 p.m.- Mowers and drivers on track for National Anthem with racing action to follow

Sunday, October 13th- Banquet and Award Presentation
10:00 a.m.- Brunch and award presentations

A variety of hotels are available in the area.  If you Mapquest the above address, you will find several.  A limited number of rv camping spots are available but they are not full service spots.  Racers will be able to pit and rough camp near the track.

See you soon!!

5  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / Double Header Pennsylvania Weekend on: August 29, 2013, 07:52:51 PM
Next weekend will be here before we know it!!  Another great double header weekend!!   woo woo woo Camping is available at Middle Road Speedway.  Or, if you prefer, you can add your name to the Chez ARMA VIP list.  This is a great set up that Tim has arranged for us.  A house with PLENTY of room for everyone to sleep and hang out together!  Give Aaron a holler if you are interested.

September 7th
Middle Road Speedway
1904 Middle Rd.
Lewistown, PA 17044
Registration 10:30
Tech at noon
Racing at 2:00

September 8th
Wiconisco Speedway
Arch St./Main St.
Wiconisco, PA 17097
Registration 10:30
Tech at noon
Racing at 2:00

See you at the track!!!
6  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / Double Header New England Weekend on: August 20, 2013, 08:00:29 PM
We are excited to announce finalized details for a double header weekend in New England this Labor Day weekend!  If you were rained out of some potential points Sunday, or if you want to try to gather some more up in your quest for a regional title, this weekend is for you!!!  A.J. Coats is hosting one of the two days at his track and the other will be held at the Champlain Valley Fair.  From the info I have heard so far it looks like this weekend is shaping up to be a blast!!!  Details are below!!

August 31st
318 Seven Bridge Rd.
Lancaster, MA
9:30-11:30 Registration/tech
11:45- Driver's meeting with practice to follow dependent upon track availability
1:00- Race time

September 2nd
105 Pearl St.
Essex Junction, VT
9:30-11:30 Registration/tech
11:45- Driver's meeting with practice to follow dependent upon track availability
1:00- Race time
7  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / Sympathy and Thoughts on: August 20, 2013, 06:18:25 AM
We would like to extend our sympathy to the Deeter family over the loss of Brian's grandfather.  We know he will be greatly missed!  Hopefully the love of family and friends will help them to work through this difficult time.  Our thoughts are with you!

8  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / Triple Header VA Weekend Aug 16th, 17th, 18th on: August 13, 2013, 05:29:58 AM
Sounds like everyone is getting pumped up and ready to go for the TRIPLE header weekend!!! I have included details below for all three events. Feel free to contact me with any questions! See you at the track!!!


August 16th
Prince William County Fair
10624 Dumfries Rd.
Manassas, VA 20112
These times are approximate, we try to be as flexible as we can since this is a work day.
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.- Registration/Tech
6:00 p.m.-Driver's Meeting
7:00 p.m.- Race time
Use gate 6 (tentative)

August 17th
Rockingham County Fair
4808 South Valley Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.-Registration/Tech
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.-Driver's Meeting
11:00 a.m.-Race Time
Use main entrance off Rt 11
Bear to left at first left
Drive past grandstand area up the hill to horse ring
Rough camping is available

August 18th
Page County Fair
15 Fairlane Dr.
Luray, VA 22835
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.-Registration/Tech
12:00 p.m.-12:30 pm.-Driver's Meeting
2:00 p.m.- Race Time
Take Collins Ave. to 1st entrance to the fairgrounds
Pits will be at first entrance
Rough camping is available
9  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / Montgomery County Fair August 9th Details on: August 06, 2013, 08:29:17 AM
Things at the fair are up and running and they are busily preparing for a great event on Friday evening.  Understanding that many people will try to work part of a day on Friday prior to coming to the race, we will be as flexible as possible with our registration and tech times.  We do ask that you try to be at the fair by 6:45 so we can get you registered, teched and dialed in for the track prior to the drop of the green flag at 7:30.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me or call Aaron directly.

10  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / Ohio Race Double Header on: August 02, 2013, 08:53:29 AM
We are excited to announce the creation of a double header weekend around the August 25th race at Lorain County Fair in Wellington, OH.  Joey Chambers and the racers at Limestone Valley Speedway will be hosting a national point series race on August 24th, making that weekend a double header!!!!  woo woo  Come check out all the new updates and have a super weekend full of racing!!! Info is below.

August 24th
7042 State Route 345
New Lexington, OH 43764

11  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / New River Valley Fair and Wash Co Ag Expo on: July 29, 2013, 06:33:58 PM
Thank you to all of the racers who came out to support our double header weekend.  We know the spectators at both events enjoyed what they saw!  Inspired by your performance they stepped up to help us assist two worthwhile charities.  The fair board in Dublin informed us that with the proceeds raised during their event over 125 people would be fed at Daily Bread.  That’s awesome!  And, as a result of the donations gathered at the Washington Ag Expo about the same number of children will receive weekend meals to hold them over until they return to school where they qualify for the school lunch program.  As sad a part of our current economy it is that so many people are doing without, it is wonderful to know that because of something we do for fun we are benefiting others.  What a great beginning the Power of Positive Tour has had!

On another note, I would like to thank all of the racers who commented and emailed about some issues we experienced this weekend.  I appreciate feedback and I especially welcome suggestions about how to make improvements.  In the interest of keeping races moving and respecting everyone’s time I often move forward too quickly without gathering information first.  This has led to confusion and frustration.  I want to issue a “mea culpa” and promise to do better in the future, even if it means learning some flag communication from Danny or running some laps! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next event at the Montgomery County Fair on August 9th!!!

12  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / Points Update on: July 22, 2013, 03:56:21 PM
We have had an unusual start to our racing season this year.  At times it has felt like an uphill battle just to move forward one small step.  But, much to our delight, racers greeted us at each event with positive attitudes and a willingness to help in any way possible.  Your dedication, enthusiasm and love of the sport shone through on the track and in the pits.  We appreciate your efforts, support and assistance.  This sport is continuing to grow due to YOUR efforts.  We have heard nothing but complementary comments from each venue we have visited this year!  And, in the recent weeks we have had discussions with these venues about ways to make these events even better next year!  Some of these ways will be “creative”, as the majority of our fairs and venues have already taken economic hits themselves.  With limited or even non-existent budgets these locales actively worked with our national staff this year to create situations where we were able to ensure racers would have events to participate in and the fairs/venue hosts were able to have quality entertainment that matched their funding.

Points earned by racers through the most recent event in Indiana have been posted on the ARMA website.  Please take a look and email me any errors that you see.  Email is the best way to have a mistake corrected as I can best monitor them from there.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have as well.

The racing season is getting ready to get into full swing!  We look forward to visiting with ARMA racers throughout the United States as we complete our visits to all four regions of the country.  Nothing makes us happier than watching racers do what they love best and spread the power of positive at the same time!!

13  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / Gibson County Fair, Princeton, Indiana July 13 Details on: July 11, 2013, 03:01:28 PM
I am still awaiting some additional details for Saturday's National Point Series Race, but below is the information I have so far.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.  I am looking forward to another fun filled weekend in the Mid-West!  See everyone soon!!

Times below are approximate

Registration/tech- 4:00-5:30
Driver's Meeting- 5:30
Practice- 6:00
Racing action- 7:00

14  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / Fifield, WI National Point Series Race on: July 10, 2013, 05:12:31 PM
Wow!  What a great weekend in Fifield last weekend!  A huge THANK YOU to all of the racers, family and friends for their assistance, professionalism and fun loving attitude!!  I cannot think of one need that arose that was not handled quickly.  The crowd was wonderful and enthusiastic!!  I heard so many comments from the spectators about the great racing action and how terrific they thought the drivers were.   I am especially proud of the money that was raised for the fire department!  We enjoyed hanging out with everyone and hope to do it again soon.  Thanks to all involved for a SUPER event and a GREAT weekend!!!

P.S.- No bovines were harmed in the production of this event!!  Wink

15  Race and Event Announcements / ARMA Races / National Point Series Update on: July 02, 2013, 06:12:44 PM
As many of you are aware, the past two and a half weeks have been very challenging ones for us.  While we are not “back up to full speed” yet, we are working to correct some delays and get everything back on track.  Below are some of the comments about the past two National Point Series races that deserved to be brought to everyone’s attention.  Updated points will be uploaded to the ARMA site shortly showing the current standings.  Feel free to contact me directly with any questions.  Thank you to all who have helped us through these past weeks.

Smith Scholarship Memorial Race:
We were honored to be part of the races held on June 15th and 16th at Savannah Valley Speedway that raised funds for a scholarship account started on behalf of Brian Smith’s children.  Racers travelled from a variety of regions to attend and support this event.  We would like to acknowledge the exceptional efforts of Joey Chambers and the Limestone Valley racers for their personal gifts for Brian’s children.  We were able to meet Brian’s family and share with them stories of his “racing side”.  An impromptu auction was held using some items donated by his family and Aaron got to try his hand as auctioneer.  We would like to sincerely thank all the racers and their families for helping to put on such a wonderful event.  It was truly touching to see how we can work together as a racing community to help others in need.

Shapleigh, ME/Chesapeake City, MD:
Racers from the north and south worked to make this event happen.  As soon as we notified drivers that the race was going to be moved they quickly moved into action.  We appreciate the speedy travel and work arrangements our racers from the north made in order to attend this event.  A special thank you goes out to our “track prep crew” of Howard, Chris, and Richard.  It was a very LONG week and a half of hard labor to bring the track close to its former glory.  We would not have been close to being able to have this race without your help!  This event was exceptional in its race day help as well.  There was not a single racer who did not help in some way on race weekend!  Every person in attendance jumped in and assisted with every need that arose.  We cannot thank you enough for all of your efforts!!!  They were greatly appreciated!!  We only wish that the “gremlins” didn’t work so hard against this event.  It was a shame to watch all of the hard work wash away when Mother Nature’s second hit totally destroyed the track (and pits) beyond use.  We hope to have the opportunity to bring all of our northern and southern racers together again in the future for some great on track action!

Now……..on to Fifield!!!!!!!!!!!!!  woo woo woo
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