Tag Archives: Frank Kimmel

Kimmel II Joins Venturini Motorsports at Salem

Venturini Motorsports announced on Tuesday that two Kimmel’s will pilot rides at Salem Speedway on September 19 with the organization. Frank Kimmel, a 10-time ARCA champion, will pilot the No. 25 Toyota for the well-known ARCA Racing Series team. The other? If you had guessed Frank Kimmel II then you …

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Kyle Benjamin Joins Venturini Motorsports at Pocono

Kyle Benjamin will join Venturini Motorsports on Saturday at Pocono Raceway. The Menards ARCA 200 will mark his 16th career start in the ARCA Racing Series since making his debut back in 2013. Benjamin, a native from South Carolina, will pilot a No. 15 Toyota from the team with sponsorship …

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Patrick Staropoli Tops ARCA Charts in Final Practice at Daytona

Patrick Staropoli

The doctor has arrived. Patrick Staropoli, who won the inaugural Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge with Michael Waltrip Racing, paced the way during final practice for the ARCA Series season-opener at Daytona. After testing with Empire Racing, the University of Miami medical school student received an opportunity to race the Lucas …

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Driven to the Past: One of the Friendships I Treasure…

One of the oldest friends I have in racing is Bill Kimmel of Clarksville, Ind., and I’m proud to have the rest of the Kimmels as friends as well. Bill is the patriarch of a very proud racing family, and is of course the father of Frank Kimmel, the eight-time ARCA champion, and his big brother Bill Jr., the crew chief on that operation. I first came in contact with Bill Kimmel when he was racing what we called “hardtops” at the Jeffersonville (Ind.) Sportsdrome in 1949 and I was selling National Speed Sport News as a kid of not quite eleven years of age. Those were mostly 1939-41 Ford coupes and sedans, with a Hudson or two from the same time period thrown in. We had a real interesting introduction.

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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2008 Corona Mexico 200 at Mexico City

1. Now We're Talking... Real Fascists! - Formula 1 racing is embroiled in a nasty and controversial sex scandal and some within the organization are asking for the removal of its president, Max Mosley. Mosley has been accused (complete with video) of engaging in a kinky XXX Nazi-role playing session with five prostitutes. Mosley and the paid performers were play-acting, he as a Nazi soldier and the prostitutes as Jewish women in a Nazi concentration camp. The 68-year old Mosley's father was a well-known political figure in pre-war Britain and was a leader of the British Union of Fascists. In fact, Mosley's parents were married at Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels' home in Berlin, with Adolph Hitler in attendance as a guest of honor. During his University years attending Christ Church at Oxford University in the early-60s, Mosley, a physics student, was Secretary of the Oxford Union and his campaign slogan, in support of his father who wished to speak at the Union was, “Free speech for fascists.”

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