DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When open testing begins this morning for ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards teams at Daytona Int’l Speedway, drivers in ARCA’s “Road to Daytona” program will have Fast Track High Performance Driving School and Hoosier Racing Tire, among others, to thank.
The North Carolina-based Fast Track High Performance Driving School, ARCA’s Official Driving School, will provide the cars and support for three 2012 touring series champions: the ARCA CRA Super Series’ Johnny VanDoorn, the ARCA Midwest Tour’s Jonathan Eilen, and the ARCA Gold Cup Series’ Dakota Carlson.
School owner Andy Hillenburg, a two-time ARCA Daytona winner and the 1995 Series champion, will assist each Road to Daytona driver in the test session. The 2012 Daytona test is the second at which Hillenburg’s school has assisted the touring series competitors. Last year, the Super Series’ Derrick Griffin and the Gold Cup Series’ Dennis Strickland drove Fast Track cars in the Daytona test.
Hoosier Racing Tire will provide a set of tires for each driver at the test. The Indiana-based company has been active in the ARCA Racing Series since the 1950s and has acted as the series’ official tire supplier since 1995.
Yesterday, officials from Roush Yates Engines and ARCA announced that Roush Yates will supply an ARCA spec restrictor plate engine lease for the weekend’s test.
Testing will take place from 9-12 and 1-5 today, Saturday and Sunday.