After coming off the high banks at Talladega, and Jesse Love taking Venturini Motorsports to their first ARCA Menards Series win for 2023, the series heads to the heartland of America for the Dawn 150 at Kansas Speedway.
The ARCA Menards Series has raced at the 1.5-mile oval since 2001. Former winners include Frank Kimmel, Scott Speed, Parker Kligerman, Alex Bowman, Sheldon Creed, Bret Holmes, Ty Gibbs, Corey Heim, and Nick Sanchez.
Since 2021, the series has raced at the speedway twice. the last two spring winners are Ty Gibbs in 2021, and Nick Sanchez in 2022. This marked the second win in the season for the reigning ARCA champion after a heated incident between Corey Heim and Drew Dollar took both contenders out of the race.
Previewing The Weekend
Heading into the fourth race of the 2023 season, rookie Frankie Muniz and Rette Jones Racing lead the points heading into Kansas. Talladega winner Jesse Love sits just 11 points back in second.
After a tough wreck at Talladega, the newly announced driver for Alpha Prime Racing and Daytona winner, Greg Van Alst sits third. Two points back from Love. Jack Wood and Tony Cosentino round out the rest of the top five in points.
Andres Perez de Lara sits sixth in points, 22 back from Muniz. He and Rev Racing are looking to go back-to-back this weekend after last year’s win. The Mexico City driver looks to also continue his momentum after finishing four in his superspeedway debut at Talladega.
After making his superspeedway debut in a stock car, Taylor Gray looks to build off his seventh-place finish at Kansas. The Denver NC, driver will be with TRICON Garage who make their debut in the ARCA Menards Series (if you don’t count that they were formerly DGR last season). Connor Mosack will return to the cockpit of the 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing.
While all drivers hope to find a home in victory lane, a few are hoping to rebound after a tough weekend at Talladega. Mandy Chick and her family team are hoping to right the ship after getting caught up in a wreck. Van Alst also looks to have a clean race after an early wreck took him out of the race.
Full Entry List for the Dawn 150 at Kansas Speedway
|1||0||Kevin Hinkle||Wayne Peterson Racing|
|2||01||TBA||Fast Track Racing|
|3||03||Alex Clubb||Clubb Racing Inc.|
Yavapi Bottle Gas
|4||06||AJ Moyer||Wayne Peterson Racing|
River’s Edge Cottages & RV Park
|5||2||Andres Perez De Lara||Rev Racing|
Max Siegel Inc
|6||6||Jack Wood||Rev Racing|
|7||7||Matt Wilson||CCM Racing|
7 Brew Coffee
|8||8||Sean Corr||Empire Racing|
|9||10||Tim Monroe||Fast Track Racing|
|10||11||Josh Reaume||Fast Track Racing|
|11||12||Gage Rogers||Fast Track Racing|
|12||15||Amber Balcean||Venturini Motorsports|
|13||17||Taylor Gray||TRICON Garage|
Dead On Tools
|14||18||Connor Mosack||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|15||20||Jesse Love||Venturini Motorsports|
|16||25||Dean Thompson||Venturini Motorsports|
Thompson Pipe Group
|Kevin Reed, Jr.|
|17||30||Frankie Muniz||Rette Jones Racing|
Built Ford Tough
|18||32||Christian Rose||AM Racing|
West Virginia Department of Tourism
|19||35||Greg Van Alst||Greg Van Alst Racing|
|20||45||Tony Cosentino||Tamayo Cosentino Racing|
Tamayo Sports Florida
|21||48||Brad Smith||Brad Smith Racing|
|22||55||Toni Breidinger||Venturini Motorsports|
|23||66||Jon Garrett||Veer Motorsports|
Lick ‘Em Stick ‘Em
|24||69||Scott Melton||Kimmel Racing|
Melton McFadin Insurance
|25||72||Cody Coughlin||JEGS Racing|
JEGS-Cody Coughlin Co
|Kevin Reed, Sr.|
|26||73||Andy Jankowiak||KLAS Motorsports|
|27||74||Mandy Chick||Chick Racing Inc.|
|28||97||Jason Kitzmiller||CR7 Motorsports|
You can watch the Dawn 150 live on Fox Sports 1 at 2 P.M. ET/1 P.M. CT and listen live on MRN.