Even though the ARCA Menards Series crowned their 2023 driver’s champion last weekend, there’s still one race and one title to settle for the 2023 season as the series travels to its home base of Toledo Speedway for the Shore Lunch 200.
The half-mile paved oval in northern Ohio has been a staple for the series since the fall of 1984 with Howard Rose winning the inaugural race for the ARCA Menards Series at the speedway. It also holds a special place for the series as Toledo is the home base for the ARCA Headquarters.
Other former winners at the track include Bill Venturini, Bob Strait, Bob Keselowski, Bobby Bowsher (pays to have your name start in B), Frank Kimmel, Ken Schrader, Justin Allgaier, Parker Kligerman, Myatt Snider, Zane Smith, Ty Gibbs, and last year’s winner Sammy Smith.
Heading into this weekend’s show, Jesse Love has already taken away the driver’s title for the year, however, he and the Venturini Motorsports No. 20 are still fighting. They look to solidify and take their first owner’s title since 2019 and their fourth in total. Heading into the weekend, they sit 14 points ahead of second. Love will also be looking for his 11th win of the year.
Looking to play a spoiler at the end of their season are William Sawalich and the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18. They are the ones sitting those 14 points back, and after contact between the two left the 18 car damaged and with a sixth-place finish, they’ll be looking to end the series on a high note.
Andres Perez de Lara and Christian Rose, second and third in the driver’s standings, are separated by 23 points. Just behind them is rookie Frankie Muniz, 19 points back of third and looking to get the back luck out with one race left in the 2023 season.
Other notables include ARCA Menards Series West points leader Sean Hingorani, Dylan Smith, Tony Cosentino, Andy Jankowiak, and others.
You can catch the Shore Lunch 200 live at 4 P.M. ET on Saturday on FS2 and FloRacing.
Official Entry List for the Shore Lunch 200
|1||03||Alex Clubb||Clubb Racing Inc|
|2||06||Nate Moeller||Wayne Peterson Racing|
|3||2||Andres Perez||Rev Racing|
Max Siegel Inc
|4||10||Tim Monroe||Fast Track Racing|
|5||11||Darrell Basham||Fast Track Racing|
Double H Ranch / Vampire State LLC
|6||12||Stephanie Moyer||Fast Track Racing|
Women's Boutique & Consignment
|7||15||Dylan Smith||Venturini Motorsports|
|8||18||William Sawalich||Joe Gibbs Racing|
Starkey / Sound Gear
|9||20||Jesse Love||Venturini Motorsports|
|10||25||Sean Hingorani||Venturini Motorsports|
|Kevin Reed, Jr.|
|11||30||Frankie Muniz||Rette Jones Racing|
|12||31||Rita Goulet||Rise Motorsports|
|13||32||Christian Rose||AM Racing|
West Virginia Department of Tourism
|14||45||Tony Cosentino||Tamayo Cosentino Racing|
|15||48||Brad Smith||Brad Smith Motorsports|
|16||63||Mason Ludwig||Spraker Racing|
Bell Wire / Speednut
|17||66||Jon Garrett||Fort Worth Screen Printing|
|18||73||Andy Jankowiak||KLAS Motorsports|