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We’re full speed ahead into the holiday season filling December with delicious baked goods, family feasts, gift giving and - UH-OH! You forgot Great-Uncle Jack! What are you going to do?

Picture of A.J. Foyt, Edsel Ford, Jack Bowsher, Bobby Unser

The ARCA Menards Series returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2020 for some road racing action the last weekend in May. It hasn't happened since 1965. Take a look at what else is notable from that year in history as we rewind the clock:

Regular Gas Per Gallon - 31 cents

Loaf of Bread - 21 cents

Gallon of Milk – 95 cents

Cost of New Home - $21,500

Average Income per year - $6,450

Significant Events:

Film “Doctor Zhivago” premieres

St. Louis Gateway Arch completed

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads civic rights march in Alabama

Maple leaf becomes Canada’s new national flag symbol

The Grateful Dead play their first concert in San Francisco

U.S. President – Lyndon B. Johnson

Indianapolis 500 winner – Jim Clark

Mid-Ohio ARCA winner - Jack Bowsher

 

That’s right. In July 1965, Jack Bowsher from Springfield, Ohio, won the 250-mile ARCA race by a half lap around Mid-Ohio in his No. 21 1965 Ford. The purse was $10,000, and the race encompassed 105 laps (click for the race results). Read all about Jack’s victory from this archive clip penned by Mansfield writer Phil Linne.

Bowsher had a great racing career amassing 55 career wins as an ARCA driver while earning three series championships.  He also made his mark as a long-time car owner including even fielding an USAC entry with Ford factory backing for racing legend A.J. Foyt in 1968! That year was one of five championships he notched as a car owner. He is also the father of two-time ARCA Champion Bobby Bowsher. 

Learn more about Jack’s dominance in this tribute story from the ARCA Menards Series (Remembering the amazing Jack Bowsher...3-time Nashville winner...3-time ARCA champ).  A Wikipedia search uncovers even more of the legendary status and fantastic success he had in ARCA and stock car racing.  Jack Bowsher passed away in 2006, but his brilliance will be remembered when the ARCA Menard Series makes its return to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the Mid-Ohio 170 NASCAR Xfinity Series weekend, May 29-30.

Stadium Super Trucks on track at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Charlotte, NC (November 21, 2019)- SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks has announced its schedule for the 2020 season. It will feature a total of 20 rounds of action next year, visiting ten different tracks in three different countries.

For the fourth time in series history, the SuperLoop 500 in Adelaide, SA, Australia, will be included on the schedule in conjunction with the Virgin Australia Supercars opening round early in the SST season.

After a year absence, the trucks will be back in South Australia, and will feature drivers from both the United States and Australia in the first of three co-sanctioned events with the newly formed Boost Mobile Super Trucks.

The longest-running event on the Stadium SUPER Trucks schedule will also be back for the eighth consecutive year as the trucks take to the streets of Long Beach, Calif., April 17-19, for the 47th running of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.

After a successful return to the Honda Indy Toronto in 2019, Canadian motorsports fans will revel in the thrills of STT being featured again on the NTT IndyCar Series weekend.  On July 10-12, the streets of Toronto will showcase the excitement of SST racing for the sixth time.

Starting the stretch of four race weekends in a month, the trucks will the make a stop for a third time at Wisconsin’s Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., August 7-8, in conjunction with the NASCAR Xfinity Series Henry 180.

After making two visits to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2019 with all kinds of wild racing action, the loyal fans of Ohio will be treated to a return trip of Stadium SUPER Trucks as part of The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio weekend, August 14-16.

The second of three events co-sanctioned with the Boost Mobile Super Trucks will see the American drivers head back to Australia, August 29-30, for a return to the Sydney Motorsport Park in Sydney, New South Wales, for a race under the lights. This will be the first time SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks will compete on a road course at night.  The first appearance of SST at Sydney Motorsport Park was back in 2018 at an event with AMRS.

Returning to the Pacific Northwest for the second straight year, Portland International Raceway will be host to SST again along with the NTT IndyCar Series, September 4-6.

To close out the 2020 campaign, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks will return to the Gold Coast to compete on the Streets of Surfers Paradise for the fourth time. A venue favorite of the series boasting large crowds and a picture perfect beachfront track provides the perfect scenario to crown the 2020 champion.  Gold Coast will be the last of three events co-sanctioned with Boost Mobile Super Trucks.

Stay tuned to StadiumSuperTrucks.com and Facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks for additional event dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

2020 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Schedule

February 1; Southern California Stadium*

February 20-23; SuperLoop 500; Adelaide, SA, Australia **

April 17-19; Long Beach Grand Prix, Long Beach, California

July 10-12; Honda Indy Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

August 7-8; Road America; Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

August 14-16; Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course; Lexington, Ohio

August 28-30; Sydney Motorsport Park; Sydney, NSW, Australia**

September 4-6; Portland International Raceway; Portland, Oregon

October 30-November 1; Surfers Paradise Street Circuit; Gold Coast, QLD, Australia**

TBA*

 

*Look for an announcement with additional dates in the coming weeks

** Co-Sanctioned with Boost Mobile Super Trucks