Testing Starts This Week For ARCA Mobile 200

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Two of ARCA’s biggest and most storied teams in the series are going to Mobile this week to prepare for the Fastest Week in Alabama.

Venturini Motorsports will bring four drivers to test on Thursday.

2013 Daytona winner and fulltime NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor John Wes Townley.

2013 ARCA SCOTT Rookie of the Year Justin Boston.

K & N West Driver and Birmingham, Alabama born Michael Self.

Joe Gibbs will announce its latest developmental driver on Wednesday night on NASCAR’s Race HUB on Fox Sports 1 and he will be part of the group testing on Thursday.  

On Friday, Cunningham Motorsports, Penske’s driver development program, will have four teams dialing in their Dodges in Mobile.

ARCA veteran Tom Hessert is coming off a fourth place finish in the 2013 Championship standings and his best finish at Daytona. Hessert is one of only 10 drivers that have competed in both ARCA Mobile 200’s.

In just six ARCA starts in 2013 Austin Wayne Self tallied five top 10 finishes. After making an impact in limited starts in 2013 Self will be competing for a Championship in 2014.

Anderson Bowen finished third in the inaugural ARCA Mobile 200 and took the 2013 edition off, expect him to be strong in 2014.

Shannon McIntosh used open wheel as a launching platform for her first ARCA start. The short track test at Mobile International Speedway will be key to getting her off on the right foot.

Tickets are on sale at www.arcamobile200.com or by calling the ticket office at 251 343-2929.


Dalton State Hires Director Of Soccer

Dalton State Athletic Director Derek Waugh announced Monday that 20-year coaching veteran Kerem Daser has been hired as the Director of Soccer for the Roadrunners.  “I want to thank the hiring committee for the professional job that they did and for selecting me to lead the soccer program in an already prestigious athletic department at Dalton State,” Daser said. “I cannot ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: A Special Hall Of Fame Class

The 2014 class of inductees into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame was really something special. The group was headed by a pair of Atlanta Braves’ pitchers and their manager. It also included Former Braves’ and Yankees’ manager Joe Torre and White Sox slugger Frank Thomas, who played baseball at Auburn. In other words, it was a great day for the south. Braves’ pitchers Greg ... (click for more)

City Council Presents Potential Ordinance To Address Noise Level Downtown

Members of the Chattanooga City Council presented a potential ordinance to address concerns about the noise level downtown. If passed, the ordinance will put limits on both dB(A) and dB(C) levels of sound. It was noted, "When we compare our dB level, it is clear that Chattanooga is lower than Nashville and Knoxville." However, this comparison only takes dB(A) levels into consideration. ... (click for more)

Man Shot On Ohls Avenue While Working In His Yard

A Chattanooga man was shot Tuesday evening, while working in his yard. At approximately 8:55 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 4217 Ohls Ave. for a shooting. Officers located 34-year-old Daniel Marlowe suffering from a single gunshot wound to his hip.  Mr. Marlowe stated to investigators that while he was working in his yard, three black males approached him and ... (click for more)

Senator Bob Corker: An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Scottsboro’s Pat Trammell

I got a warm feeling Tuesday when it was announced Pat Trammell will be among those in the inaugural class of the Jackson County (Ala.) Sports Hall of Fame. When the august group is enshrined at Scottsboro’s Goose Pond Civic Center on Nov. 1, most folks won’t even know who Pat Trammell was but I knew all about him in my very first year as a fledgling sports writer back in 1967 and, ... (click for more)