General Tire is the proud Official Racing Tire and Exclusive Tire Supplier of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, and NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, as well as the longtime supplier of tires for the ARCA Menards Series. Throughout the 2019 racing season, we’ll check in on the stock car series that feature General Tire worldwide, with race notes, previews, and driver profiles:
Christian Eckes put himself back in the championship hunt, and Bret Holmes stole the CGS Imaging Four Crown title, as the ARCA Menards Series held its annual throwback weekend at Salem Speedway with the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200. But it was Ty Gibbs who scored his second victory of the season, ahead of Eckes and Corey Heim, in the Indiana-based staple of the ARCA schedule.
Salem proved to be a heartbreaker for Michael Self, the incoming points leader, whose mechanical-induced 14th place finish erased almost all of his 70-point lead over Eckes coming in. The Venturini Motorsports teammates are separated by five points, or just one finishing position, going into the final two rounds of the season.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway plays host to both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Pinty’s Series as part of the return of the Full Throttle Fall Weekend. The Friday and Saturday event was won by Brandon McReynolds and Kevin Lacroix, respectively, when it debuted in 2018. Coming off last weekend’s ARCA victory in Salem, Ty Gibbs will look for his second victory in two weekends as he rejoins the KNPSE grid.
In Germany, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series finally makes its return to action at the iconic Hockenheimring as it enters its Semifinal playoff round. Loris Hezemans and Alon Day are last year’s defending race winners in the premier ELITE 1 division.
Driver Profile: Myatt Snider
If Myatt Snider’s name sounds familiar to you, it should: not only is he the son of longtime NASCAR broadcaster Marty Snider, he’s also last year’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series Rookie of the Year. The 24-year-old ran his first full season for ThorSport Racing last year, scoring three top-five finishes including a runner-up result at Talladega Superspeedway on the way to ninth in series points.
Snider, who won his first-ever ARCA Menards Series start in 2016, took on a new challenge for this year by joining Racing Engineering in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series ELITE 2 division. Going into this weekend’s playoff Semifinal round at the Hockenheimring, Snider sits fourth in points, coming off a runner-up finish in his most recent round at Raceway Venray in the Netherlands.