The Battle Will Begin at Battleship for ARCA-Mobile 200 Title
The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park will welcome aboard ARCA drivers, teams and fans on Thursday March 7th from 3:00 to 6:00PM to begin the battle for the 2013 ARCA-Mobile 200 Title. Kids of all ages will get an opportunity to see ARCA cars and haulers up close along with live pit stop demonstrations, plus a driver autograph session. The Driver Autograph session will be inside the Aircraft Pavilion and fans will have access to the Aircraft Pavilion at no charge! “We are excited about having the horsepower of the ARCA teams and fans at Battleship Park ,” offered Bill Tunnel, Executive Director of USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. “Starting the ARCA-Mobile 200 weekend here, is another example of the Parks ability to be a multifaceted entertainment and tourist destination.“ ARCA teams and fans were drawn to Mobile for a race and found much more. “At the inaugural ARCA-Mobile 200 in March of 2012, our fans, teams and officials were highly impressed with everything the Mobile area has to offer,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “Bringing our race cars, transporters and drivers to USS Alabama Battleship Park to kick off the 2nd annual race weekend is a great opportunity to grow the stature of the event, as well as to pay tribute to the highly respected veterans of our US Armed Forces.”
The ARCA haulers will cast off from the Battleship in a Hauler Parade to Mobile International Speedway to prepare for Friday’s on track activities. The Hauler Parade will mark the beginning of the “Causeway Seafood Jubilee” as ARCA teams, drivers and fans enjoy the great seafood offered by restaurants on the Causeway. For the late night crowd the Home Mortgage of America Green Flag Party will be wide open from 8:00 PM until at Grand Central on Dauphin Street Downtown, Mobile ’s place to party. “We wanted to bring out the big guns to kick off the ARCA-Mobile 200 weekend and they don’t get any bigger than the Battleships,” said Tommy Praytor, ARCA-Mobile 200. “The ARCA-Mobile 200 has become a race fan’s destination but we want to show off the Mobile area. The Battleship, our great restaurants on the Causeway and Dauphin Street are a good primer for the ARCA-Mobile 200.”
The ARCA-Mobile 200 is slated for March 7-9th 2013 with the green flag flying at 2:00PM on March the 9th at Mobile International Speedway. The ARCA Series is the most versatile racing series in the world competing on Superspeedways, Short-tracks (Like Mobile) Mile and a halfs, Road Courses and Dirt. Mobile ’s Cale Gale won the inaugural ARCA-Mobile 200 in 2012 with race fans occupying over 1,800 hotel nights and generating a 1.4 million dollar impact to the areas economy. Tickets are on sale now by calling 251-957-2063, www.mobilespeedway.net or at the ARCA-Mobile ticket office at 4742-C Airport Blvd in Mobile .