TOLEDO, Ohio – The Automobile Racing Club of America and Sioux Chief Manufacturing have jointly announced that the rough plumbing components manufacturer will become the title sponsor of the May 19 ARCA Menards Series event at Toledo Speedway.
The green flag will wave for the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at 2 pm E.T. Sunday, May 19, and is scheduled for live coverage on MAVTV.
Sioux Chief Manufacturing first partnered with ARCA and then the series’ presenting sponsor, Menards, in 2015. The business-to-business relationship between Menards, the country’s third-largest home improvement retail chain, and Sioux Chief, a leading rough plumbing manufacturer and supplier of cutting-edge products for plumbing and mechanical contractors, brings opportunities for Sioux Chief to promote its products to the Menards contractor and customer base. The Northwest Ohio retail market for Menards is a growth market for Sioux Chief, which is based in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area.
“We’re excited to move our sponsorship to Toledo and the Northwest Ohio area,” said Joe Ismert, president of Sioux Chief. “Northwest Ohio, in fact the entire state of Ohio, is an emerging market for our products and the ability to sponsor the ARCA race there is a fantastic opportunity.”
“We’ve enjoyed sponsoring the ARCA races at Lucas Oil Raceway and Elko Speedway the past couple years,” Ismert continued. “We enjoy our relationship with ARCA and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the ARCA Menards Series.”
Sioux Chief is also the title sponsor of ARCA’s Short Track Challenge, a series within the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in which drivers earn points toward a championship contested on tracks one mile or less in length. The eleven events that will make up the Short Track Challenge kicked off with the March 9 Pensacola 200 from Five Flags Speedway in Florida and will conclude at Lucas Oil Raceway Oct. 5. Teams and drivers will race for the Short Track Challenge championship under a special race-only points system, and officials will count a team’s ten best finishes toward the championship, throwing out each team’s worst finish.
The Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Toledo Speedway will be the fourth race of the Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge Series.