Sioux Chief Showdown

ARCA Menards Series

ARCA Menards Series 2020 TV schedule announced

Leave a comment

All 20 races of the 2020 ARCA Menards Series will be televised on Fox Sports and MAVTV, ARCA officials announced Friday.

The schedule also includes the 10-race Sioux Chief Showdown.

Eight races will air on Fox Sports networks, including FOX Sports, FS1 and FS2. The season-opening race will be the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 4:30 p.m. ET on FS1.

MAVTV will televise the other 12 races, including the inaugural Sioux Chief Showdown championship race on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Memphis International Raceway. The Sioux Chief Showdown is a 10-race super series that brings together the best drivers in the ARCA Menards Series, as well as the ARCA Menards East and West series (formerly the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Pro Series West Series).

The TV schedule for the ARCA Menards East and West series will be announced at a later date, the organization announced.

Here’s the 2020 ARCA Menards Series schedule:

 

DATE TRACK START TIME (ET) NETWORK
Sat, Feb 8 Daytona International Speedway 4:30 p.m. FS1
Fri, Mar 6 ISM Raceway * 7 p.m. FS1
Sun, Apr 19 Salem Speedway * 2 p.m. MAVTV
Fri, Apr 24 Talladega Superspeedway 6 p.m. FS1
Thu, May 21 Charlotte Motor Speedway 8 p.m. FS1
Fri, May 29 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course * 5:30 p.m. FS1
Fri, Jun 5 Michigan International Speedway 6 p.m. MAVTV
Thu, Jun 18 Chicagoland Speedway 8 p.m. FS1
Thu, Jun 25 Pocono Raceway 4 p.m. MAVTV
Fri, Jul 3 Lucas Oil Raceway * 8 p.m. MAVTV
Sat, Jul 11 Elko Speedway * 10 p.m. MAVTV
Fri, Jul 17 Iowa Speedway * 9 p.m. MAVTV
Sun, Aug 2 WWT Raceway at Gateway * 3 p.m. MAVTV
Fri, Aug 7 Madison International Speedway 9 p.m. MAVTV
Fri, Aug 14 Watkins Glen International * 5:30 p.m. MAVTV
Sun, Aug 23 Illinois State Fairgrounds 2:30 p.m. MAVTV
Sat, Sep 5 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds 9 p.m. MAVTV
Thu, Sep 17 Bristol Motor Speedway * 9:30 p.m. FS1
Sat, Sep 26 Memphis International Speedway * 7 p.m. MAVTV
Fri, Oct 16 Kansas Speedway 8:30 p.m. FS2

* Sioux Chief Showdown

Schedule subject to change.

Follow @JerryBonkowski

Sioux Chief to sponsor ARCA Showdown, East Series to race at Nashville Fairgrounds

ARCA Showdown
ARCA
Leave a comment

ARCA announced Saturday that Sioux Chief Manufacturing will be the entitlement sponsor of its 10-race ARCA Menards Series Showdown in 2020.

Sioux Chief Manufacturing is a Missouri company that designs and manufactures rough plumbing products, parts, and accessories for residential, commercial, industrial and government applications

Sioux Chief has been involved in ARCA since 2015 as a race event sponsor and special awards program sponsor and sponsored ARCA’s former Short Track Challenge.

As part of the deal, a newly increased point fund, combined with race purses, owner plan, and contingency awards, will offer teams a chance to compete for a share of over $920,000 in posted awards throughout the series.

The Sioux Chief Showdown will bring together the best drivers from the ARCA Menards Series, the ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West, formerly known as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Those events, held on oval tracks 1.25-miles in length and under and road courses, offer drivers who may not be able or eligible to run the full 20-race ARCA Menards Series schedule the opportunity to run for a championship. Combined with the overall ARCA Menards Series championship, and the East and West championships, drivers will have four separate championships to compete for in 2020.

The announcement was made at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis. Also present was promoter Bob Sargent of Track Enterprises, who announced that the ARCA Menards Series East would compete at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 2.

The Tennessean reported this week that the Nashville Fairgrounds was negotiating with Sargent to promote at least three races at the short track in 2020. Sargent’s involvement in the track comes after Nashville’s Fair Board voted to terminate its agreement with Formosa Productions to run the track over outstanding debt.

The ARCA Menards Series has competed at the Fairgrounds the last five seasons. The ARCA Menards Series East, formerly known as the K&N Pro Series East, competed there from 2007-08.