10-Race ARCA Sioux Chief Showdown on Tap

10-Race ARCA Sioux Chief Showdown on Tap

This coming year, the ARCA Menards Series has a new format that should attract car counts and fans. The ARCA Menards Series Showdown will be sponsored and presented by Sioux Chief Manufacturing, one of the USA’s leading rough plumbing components manufacturers, and will include the best teams from the ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Menards Series East and West.

Sioux Chief, which has been the entitlement sponsor of ARCA’s former Short Track Challenge from 2017 until this coming season, believes the Sioux Chief Showdown will “give racing fans a show they’ve never seen before. We’re honored to be a part of it,” said president Joe N. Ismert. “We have seen a lot of great drivers and great races in the Short Track Challenge over the past three seasons and we’re excited to see what 2020 will bring.”

This Showdown features an increased point fund, combined with race purses, an owner plan and contingency awards, now offering racers a chance to compete for their share of over $920,000 in posted awards throughout the ten-race Showdown.

The ten-race Sioux Chief Showdown will be held on a variety of circuits, including oval tracks of 1.25-miles in length or shorter and on road courses, thereby offering drivers who may not be able or eligible to run the full 20-race ARCA Menards Series the opportunity to run for a championship.

Combined with the overall ARCA Menards Series championship, as well as the East and West championships, teams and drivers will have four separate championships in which to compete this upcoming season.

The Sioux Chief Showdown begins on March 6 at ISM Raceway outside Phoenix and concludes on September 26 at Memphis International Raceway. The balance of these ten contests include stops at Salem Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lucas Oil Raceway, Elko Speedway, Iowa Speedway, WWT Raceway, Watkins Glen International and Bristol Motor Speedway.

The 2020 ARCA Sioux Chief Showdown schedule:
Friday, March 6 ISM Raceway, Avondale, AZ
Sunday, April 19 Salem Speedway, Salem, IN
Saturday, May 29 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH
Friday, July 3 Lucas Oil Raceway, Brownsburg, IN
Saturday, July 11 Elko Speedway, Elko, MN
Friday, July 17 Iowa Speedway, Newton, IA
Sunday, August 2 WWT Raceway at Gateway, Madison, IL
Friday, August 14 Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen,NY
Thursday, Sept. 17 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
Saturday, Sept. 26 Memphis International Raceway, Millington, TN

The complete Sioux Chief Showdown broadcast schedule, including race start times and broadcast networks, will be released in the coming weeks, the series said.

About Anne Proffit 1038 Articles
Anne Proffit traces her love of racing - in particular drag racing - to her childhood days in Philadelphia, where Atco Dragway, Englishtown and Maple Grove Raceway were destinations just made for her. As a diversion, she was the first editor of IMSA’s Arrow newsletter, and now writes about and photographs sports cars, Indy cars, Formula 1, MotoGP, NASCAR, Formula Drift, Red Bull Global Rallycross - in addition to her first love of NHRA drag racing. A specialty is a particular admiration for the people that build and tune drag racing engines.

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