(TOLEDO, Ohio – April 5, 2014) – Brian Campbell hopes to start the 2014 ARCA/CRA Super Series the same way he started the 2012 season – in victory lane.
Campbell spent part of Saturday afternoon testing at Toledo Speedway in preparation for the 7UP 150, the second annual Border Wars, a combination race between the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour. More than 40 cars are expected to be entered for the race on the half-mile Toledo Speedway oval.
“I won the opener two years ago but last year it wasn’t a good showing,” Campbell said. “I’m looking forward to this race.”
Campbell, from Wyoming, Michigan, is a Toledo Speedway veteran. But, that didn’t prevent him from spending several hours at the track Saturday, making adjustments and trying new things on the No. 47 Boyne Machine/Port City Racecars/MEP/Sweet Manufacturing/Driven Oil machine.
“I usually run a few races down south during the winter, but this year we weren’t able to do that,” he said. “We were here working on different adjustments and packages. We’ll go back to the shop, compare notes and make an educated guess and come back here next week ready to race.”
Campbell said he likes Toledo Speedway.
“It’s going to be a good race,” he said. “I am all signed up to do the full ARCA/CRA Super Series season, so we’ll see how that goes. I like running against the Midwest Tour guys, too.”
The entry list includes cars from both ARCA Midwest Tour and ARCA/CRA Super Series. Drivers from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Canada already dot the list. Thirty cars will start the race.
The annual 7-UP 150 will kick off Friday, April 11 with an open practice from 3:00 p.m. to 7. Pits will open at 11:00 with hauler parking and tech following at 1. At 7:30, there will be a dinner at the Toledo Speedway Bar/Grille for all pit pass purchasers. Additional dinners will be available for $10 per plate.
Pit Gates open Saturday, April 12 at 8 a.m. with practice from 10 to 11. Qualifying will begin at 1. The race program begins at 3 with 15-lap last chance races, followed by an on track autograph session. The 7-UP 150 will follow, featuring 150 laps of green flag racing with a 10 minute break at lap 76 for teams to add fuel and make adjustments.