Driver Highlights Continue…
by Kari Shear-Carlson
July 31, 2015 - Jonathan Eilen was the 2012 Midwest Tour Champion. He has five wins in the ARCA Midwest Tour including the inaugural Midwest Tour event held at Elko Speedway in 2007. He claimed the Rookie of the Year honors in that same year. Eilen had a hard wreck at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in 2013 that sidelined him for the remained of that season. He returned with a vengeance and claimed victory at the track in 2014.
In 2013, Paul Shafer, Jr was crowned the Illiana Motor Speedway track champion and carried his success into 2014, winning the very first event at the track against top names like Eddie Hoffman and Jeff Cannon. Shafer, Jr was the ARCA/CRA Super Series runner up for Rookie of the Year in 2014 and finished an impressive fourth in the final point standings. One of his most momentous events included a second place finish at the 2014 CRA Fall Brawl at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Mike Lichtfeld has found most of his success at Dells Raceway Park, winning championships in the Pure Stock and Super Stock divisions in 2007 and 2009. In 2008, he was the Super Stock Rookie of the Year. In 2010, Lichtfeld was crowned the Late Model Rookie of the Year at the track and finished second in the overall point standings. His success moved to Slinger Super Speedway where he was the Rookie of the Year in the late model division in 2013. In 2014, Lichtfeld was the Super Late Model Rookie of the Year at DRP.
The ARCA Midwest Tour will also be joined by the Big 8 Series on Tuesday night, August 4th. The grandstands will open at 4:00pm. Qualifying will begin at 5:00pm, opening ceremonies will be at 6:15 and racing at 7:00pm. See you there!
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To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedway.