Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2008 by WKR in

Yesterday was Day 2 of the ARCA test, and it was the first time for drafting. It was a good opportunity for Will to get experience drafting with other cars. Today, day 3 of testing, went great thanks to the team and Roush-Yates engines. We were the fastest at 180.977 mph. A special thanks to Bob Peters of Clarksville Schwinn and Andy Pennington for making this test possible. Will and the team are now headed home.

Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2008 by WKR in

The morning practice session went good, Will and the team have been trying different gears. Will was 13th fastest during this first session. The afternoon session will allow drafting. Pictures are being posted periodically from the track, use the link on the home page. Live timing and scoring available on ARCA's website.

Posted: Friday, December 19, 2008 by WKR in

The practice sessions went good today, we only turned about 16-18 laps. All of the track time Friday was limited to single car runs, with no drafting permitted. Session 1, the car was a little tight but we posted the 16th quickest time at 178.674mph. We only ran about 5 laps in the first session. Session 2, we posted the 9th fastest time at 179.777. Eric, Lee, Davey, Larry, Bill and Andy worked hard today. Open testing will resume Saturday morning with more single car runs, and the first drafting set to take place after lunch. We will bring you periodic updates throughout the day tomorrow and hope to have some more pictures posted from the track.

Posted: by WKR in

Will and the race team arrived at the track around noon today. Will is going to be on the track any minute for the ARCA testing at Daytona Speedway. Practice was delayed this morning due to heavy fog. To follow live timing and scoring, go to ARCA's website at To view pictures from the track, use the link on the home page. News will be updated periodically throughout the weekend. Connect with Will on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter using the links on the home page. Thanks for your support!

Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 by WKR in

Exciting news for Will as he prepares for Open ARCA test at Daytona International Speedway this weekend. Will will be testing in a Ford Fusion that was prepared at Kimmel Racing's Clarksville race shop, in preparation for Speed Weeks 2009. Will would like to thank everyone for their support in making his dream a reality! Test speeds can be viewed live on starting Friday at 9 a.m..

Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008 by WKR in

As of today I am in Orlando, FL at the PRI show visiting product sponsors at all the various booths. Weather is really nice compared to back home. Getting some great responses from a number of potential sponsors. Will bring you update in the next few days as I am here thru Saturday.

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2008 by WKR in

I would like to thank those sponsors that made it possible for me to compete in the Kings Ransom 300 at Memphis. Without their support, I would not be able to do what I have this year. They are Clarksville Schwinn, GlobalTech, Riteway Industries, Dawn Durbin, DDS and Newlons. The guys that were able to go and help me were Larry Meadors, Eric Beyl, Lee Riddle, John Bell, Andy Pennington and my dad.

Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 by WKR in

Tough weekend at Memphis, after qualifying 14th, raced up to 11th after the first 100 laps, but noticed a slight miss in the motor. Changed 4 tires during the first break, noticed a couple of plug wire boots cracked. We repaired the boots, and thought that would take care of the problem only to have the engine miss return and become worse after the half way point of the race. Really struggled throughout the rest of the second 100 segment. After the start of the final 100 lap leg of the race, the engine shut off at 207 laps, regulating to a 22nd place finish.

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008 by WKR in

Race just over, Will completed 210 of the 300 laps due to motor problems. Thanks for everyone's support! We will have some pictures and video posted in the next few days.

Posted: by WKR in

11/15 - Early practice went well, qualified 14th, then there was a brief rain shower. They have dried the track and the race is getting ready to start. Eric, Larry, Lee, John and everyone one else - thanks for your hard work.Updates are being posted on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter...along with pictures from the track. See link on home page of website. ---11/14--- Practice went good, crew made some gear changes and the car got better as Will got more comfortable with the track. Thanks to the crew and sponsors, without their help this would not be possible. Scott - we wish you were down here with us in Memphis, but we have are keeping your Mom and family in our thoughts and prayers...we wish here a speedy recovery.

Posted: Saturday, August 9, 2008 by WKR in

Friday recap from Nashville SuperSpeedway: The Kimmel Racing team had planned on bring the same car to Nashville that was raced at Pocono, but unfornuately it is not fixable from the accident. Therefore the team quickly started working on the same car they race at Salem Speedway in April. Not knowing how the car was going to handle or perform, Frank took the #44 Ford out for 5 laps to check everything out. He then came in for the driver change and Will went out to run about 5 laps before coming back in to make adjustments. Will, Frank, Bill and the entire team worked throughout the 3 hour practice session to get the car ready for the race. Will was able to get a feel for the car and race track, turning approximately 38 laps during the practice session. Qualifying is scheduled for 11:30am EST. The race is scheduled to start at 4:30pm EST and will be LIVE on the SPEED Channel. There will also be live timing and scoring of qualifications and the race on ARCA's website. Live updates from the track will be posted when available on Will's website (there is a link on the "Home" page). Also, look for a complete race recap Saturday night to be posted here on Will's news. Thanks again for all your support of Will and the entire Kimmel Racing team.

Posted: Friday, August 8, 2008 by WKR in

Will just climbed in the #44 Ford for Uncle Frank at Nashville SuperSpeedway for practice. Frank took the first 5 laps in practice, then came in for driver change. Live Timing & Scoring is available on ARCA's website. Complete details will be posted after practice. Thanks for your support of Will, Frank and Bill and the entire Kimmel Racing team.

Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 by WKR in

Just a quick note, at this time plans are being finalized for Will to sub for his Uncle Frank in the Saturday's ARCA race at Nashville SuperSpeedway. Frank is scheduled to start the ARCA race on Saturday and then climb out of the car during the first caution. As many know, Frank was involved in an accident at Pocono last Saturday and was held at a local hospital overnight for observation. Frank has been released but has been advised by his personal physican to take it easy. More details on this will be posted as they become available. Saturday's race is live on SPEED at 4:30pm

Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2008 by WKR in

Over the past couple weeks I have been busy with my lawn service and the ARCA team, but I thought that it was very important to take the time to thank everyone who helped me during the ASA weekend at Salem. As many of you know it was my first ASA race, my first 200 lap event, and I was very nervous going in. Not being able to race much this year did not help matters. First and foremost I could not have done it without my crew, they worked many long hours preparing the car for the race. Thanks guys.I really appreciate all of the ARCA guys coming up Saturday after a long night in Kentucky to help out during the race.Finally, what made everything come together was all of the great sponsors that made this possible. The weekend could not have happened without their support.

MEP Engines
D&M Converters
Olymco of Clarksville
Green Oak Farms
Community First Bank
Eddie Gilstrap Motors
Leadwell CNC
Dawn Durbin DDS
MC Concrete
Nick & Hoppy
G&G Radiator
Bremm’s Vinyl Graphics
Wallace Racecar Lettering
A special thanks goes out to Bob & Susie Peters for keeping all of this going for me and my crew.Will

Posted: Saturday, July 19, 2008 by WKR in

All update from the track will be posted in the "Live Race Updates", the link is located on the home page of Will's site. Today's schedule is 2pm - practice 1, 3:30pm - practice 2, 6pm - Qualifying, 7:45pm - Autograph Session, 8:30pm - Race. Thanks again for everyone's support!

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008 by WKR in

Will had a great time at the ACL Fan Fest on Thursday evening, where he met fans, signed autographs and much more. The team got back to the garage around 9pm from the event, where they worked to go over final checklists and make last minute preparations. The team will head to Salem Speedway tomorrow morning, practiced is scheduled to start at 2pm. There will be live updates posted from the track on both Friday and Saturday, just click on the link located on the home page of Will's site. Thanks to all the fans who turned out tonight to support stock car racing.

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008 by WKR in

Final preparations were made on the car tonight for this Saturday's 200 lap ASA race. Come out to the 2nd Annual Fan Fest at Jeff Boat from 5pm-8pm on Thursday, July 17th. There will be live music, entertainment, food, autograph session and much more. Will and the team will be headed to Salem Speedway Friday morning, as practice for the ASA Late Models is Friday afternoon. Once practice is over, Will is headed straight to Kentucky Speedway where he will meet up with the Kimmel Racing team for Frank's ARCA race that starts at 8pm and is live on SPEED Channel. Will Kimmel Racing would like to thank all of the local sponsors who stepped up to make Saturday's race possible: Clarksville Schwinn, GlobalTECH, Rite-Way Industries, Community First Bank, Eddie Gilstrap Motors, Green Oak Farms, Leadwell, Dawn Durbin DDS, Newlons, MC Concrete, Olymco - Clarksville, G & G Radiators, D & M Converters, and everyone that has helped Will Kimmel Racing. A special thanks to Will's team: Scott, Eric, Davey and Bob...without their hardwork the past week, Will would not be racing on Saturday. There will be live updates from the track on Friday and Saturday on Will's website. Thanks again for everyone's continued support.

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 by WKR in

Exciting news…Will is going to be back in action at his hometown track, Salem Speedway…and soon. Over the weekend, Will has entered the ASA Challenge race this Saturday, July 19th. Although this is a last minute deal, Will is very excited to return to the high banks of Salem Speedway. Last year, Will became the youngest driver ever to win a Super Late Model Championship at the famous race track. For those who do not know, it has been a very busy 2008. Will is the jackman for his uncle, Frank Kimmel’s ARCA team for the 2008 season. Although Will has not been in the driver’s seat as much as he would have liked to so far in 2008, he has been very active in the racing world. Helping out Uncle Frank is not new to Will, as he has been part of the ARCA team the past few years, just not as a full time over-the-wall team member. A few weeks ago, Will helped out Wayne Hixson by starting his ARCA car at Cayuga Motor Speedway in Nelles Corners Ontario. Will was able to get in some practice laps and qualified 26th . After the drop of the green flag, Will made 2 laps then pulled in, where he quickly got ready for his position back on the Kimmel Racing team. It seems like never a weekend goes by without Will being at a race track, whether driving, working or as a spectator! The schedule for this weekend’s ASA race has been posted, just click on the schedule button. Will is going to be practicing Friday afternoon at Salem Speedway, then he will be headed to Kentucky Speedway for the ARCA Re/Max race, which is scheduled to start at 8pm. The ASA Challenge Race, which is 200 laps, is scheduled to start Saturday at 8:30pm at Salem Speedway. Will is also going to be at the 2nd Annual ACL Fan Fest this Thursday, July 17th at American Commercial Lines (Jeff Boat) with his car and team. Come out and bring the family to this local event that will take place from 5pm-8pm with an autograph session to also include some Nascar Craftsman Truck drivers and ARCA drivers. More information will be posted regarding the car, team, etc as the week progresses. Thanks to everyone for their continued support of Will Kimmel Racing.

Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2008 by WKR in

Welcome to the new Will Kimmel Racing site. Look for the new photo gallery in the next couple days and a complete update on 2008 including Will's first ARCA start at Cayuga Motor Speedway in Canada. Please keep the Heavrin family in your thoughts and prayers. Will's Godfather, Tony Heavrin's mother, Annette passed away on Tuesday, July 1st. Please also keep Scott Heinemann in your thoughts as he recovers from surgery. As many of your know, Scott is part of the Will Kimmel Racing family. Thanks to everyone for your continued support of Will Kimmel Racing.

Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2008 by WKR in

Will's day was cut short, as he was out of the race on lap 70. For detailed race information, click on "Live Race Updates" on the home page. Thanks for everyone's support of Will Kimmel Racing and a special thanks the the #44 team (Scott, Eric, Davey) for all their hardwork. There will be more pictures and video posted in the next week. Happy Easter to everyone.

Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008 by WKR in

The 2008 racing season is here for Will Kimmel Racing. Things have been busy for Will, preparing his car for the 2008 season, working on the ARCA team, and getting ready for the Frank Kimmel Street Stock Nationals. For those of you who missed this on the front page, Will was on ESPN Radio, Inside Alabama Racing live on Wednesday evening. You can listen to Will's recorded interview on the home page of his website. The #44 team rolled out Thursday for the first race of the 2008 season, which is the ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour at Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Alabama. There is practice Friday evening, then qualifications and race on Saturday. The race is scheduled for 100 laps and set to start at approximately 8pm. There will be LIVE Race updates posted on Will's site, just click on the link at the home page. There will be updates posted for practice, qualifications and the race. Thanks for all your support!

Posted: Friday, February 15, 2008 by WKR in

Will was down in Daytona helping Frank and the #44 Kimmel Racing ARCA team, where they got a 5th place finish in the Daytona ARCA 200 on Saturday, February 9th. Will and his team are working to finalize a schedule for the 2008 racing season, which will include select ASA and CRA races. At this time, WKR is looking to secure addtional sponsorship for the 2008 season, which will include races in the Southern Indiana area and beyond. Pam, Will's mother was a guest on Kentuckiana Motorsports today on WBKI, the CW Louisville with Craig Hoffman and Scott Douglas. The program will air again this Saturday, February 16th at 12pm on Insight Channel 7.

Posted: Friday, February 1, 2008 by WKR in

Good luck to Frank, who will be participating in a local "Dancing with the Stars" competition for charity on Tuesday, September 11th.

From "Kimmel's Dancing With The StarsIn a format similar to "Dancing With The Stars", Frank Kimmel will be competing in a dance contest Tuesday night at Huber's restaurant in Starlight, Indiana. Kimmel, who will be dancing the Tango with his dance instructor, has been practicing for the big night. The event, designed to raise money for charity, is orchestrated by Ann Bennett, who can be reached at (812) 989-6244. Huber's restaurant is located at 19816 Huber Rd. in Starlight, Indiana 19816.

Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 by WKR in

We just got car back from Port City with new 2008 Ford Fusion body, pictures on the main page. We are currently planning on select ASA and CRA races for 2008. The team is ready to get the car prepared for the 2008 season. The Kimmel family has been very busy with the preparation and set up of the new shop for Kimmel Racing in Clarksville, Indiana. Bill and Frank along with Eric, Frank II and Will are getting the Dodges prepared for Daytona along with organizing the new shop. Once we have our schedule finalized for this season, we will post it.