It took some time, but the 2020 ARCA Menards Series East schedule has now been released, and the picture of the first season under the merging of ARCA Menards Series and the K&N Pro Series East and West is getting clearer.
Defending K&N Pro Series East champion Sam Mayer will look to defend his title on the seven-race slate.
“With the series combining, it will give me the opportunity to race against some new drivers and become more competitive,” Mayer said in a release from ARCA. “Hopefully we can go out and win a bunch of races and take home another East Series championship.”
The East season will begin for the seventh consecutive year in Florida at New Smyrna Speedway on Monday, Feb. 10.
The second race of the season will also be in Florida at Pensacola’s Five Flags Speedway.
The high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway will await on Saturday, April 4, while Toledo Speedway will be the site on Saturday, May 16.
A lengthy break is then taken before returning at Michigan’s Berlin Raceway on Saturday, July 25, before the series returns to Dover International Speedway on Friday, Aug. 21.
The East champion will be crowned at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 12.
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— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) November 6, 2019
The 2020 ARCA Menards Series West schedule has not yet been announced, nor has a TV broadcast schedule.