Kimmel Signs with Circle Track

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by WKR in Labels: , , , ,


Kimmel Signs with Circle Track

Circle Track Magazine, the #1 Source for Advanced Racing Technology, announced today that it has signed a personal services agreement with ARCA Racing Series driver Will Kimmel. Kimmel, the third generation racer from Sellersburg, Indiana will represent the Tampa, Florida based publication for the 2013 season.

Kimmel will be featured in both promotional videos and technical articles as well as acting as a spokesman for the 30 year old publication. The signing is a break from traditional magazine marketing programs but is part of a much larger program.

“We have designed an aggressive promotional program for 2013 that is geared toward building Circle Track’s reach far beyond the 200,000+ loyal racers we have following us both in print and online,” explained Publisher Rob Fisher. “In order to accomplish our goals one of the key elements we needed was a young up and coming but well known racer that still maintains a strong connection with their roots. Will Kimmel is that racer.”

Fisher says that Kimmel bridges that gap between the national touring series racer and the grassroots guy who runs his local track week in and week out. “One of the things that we liked about Will was the fact that when he is not mixing it up at Daytona or Talladega, you can usually find him running his street stock at one of the local tracks in and around his Indiana home. And those are our people, our readers, our customers…the Saturday night racer.”

For Kimmel the deal represents the type of exposure most up and coming racers can only dream about. “I’m so excited to be working with Circle Track. Everyone in our family has been reading the magazine for years, so we all know how big and how influential they are.” said Kimmel. “They cater to real racers with real hardcore technical articles that teach something every time you open an issue. I’m proud to now be a part of their team.”

Kimmel also thinks that the deal will help his team land a major sponsor. “We’ve been working hard to bring sponsorship to this team and having the largest media outlet in racing as a partner brings a dimension to Will Kimmel Racing that no other team has.”

Circle Track is in the process of shooting the first video this weekend and it will debut shortly on as well as the magazine’s various social media outlets. Those outlets include:

Twitter: @circletrackmag

Will Kimmel is also active online you can follow him on the following outlets:

Twitter: @willkimmel

About Circle Track:
For the last thirty years, Circle Track magazine has taken the most complex technical subjects and theories and put them in practical terms for racers of all levels. It is the proven source for dirt and asphalt Saturday-night racers to obtain the latest in racing technology and how to apply it. If it has an engine and somebody races it, Circle Track speaks to that consumer, with an emphasis on expert-level car construction, engine building and tuning, safety equipment use, chassis tuning, and racing technique. Reaching more than 200,000 racers through its print publication and comprehensive website, Circle Track is the largest motorsports publication in the country.

About Will Kimmel:
Will Kimmel, the son Bill Kimmel and nephew of 9-time ARCA Champ Frank Kimmel, has earned an impressive 13 track championships and over 90 career wins. He became the first rookie driver to ever win a feature event in his first Super Late Model start at the notoriously difficult Salem Speedway. That same year he became the youngest driver to ever win the Salem Speedway Super Late Model Championship at only 19 years old. Last year he started 21st and finished 3rd in his debut run in the ARCA 200 at Daytona International Speedway

Unfortunate Circumstances Hinder Kimmel Racing’s Effort at Daytona

Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 by WKR in Labels: , , ,

Daytona Beach, FL (February 16, 2013) Discouraging is the key word for the conclusion of the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona presented by MAVTV American Real, for Kimmel Racing. “It’s just upsetting when you go into an event  as a low budget team, and perform equal, if not better as the teams with more resource’s and end the race tore up in the garage,” says Will Kimmel.  Will is the driver of the #68 Ford Fusion for Kimmel Racing. He started the race in the 20th spot and quickly found his way into the top 15 within a couple laps.  Wills ability to put himself in the right position allowed him to put the Gary Yeomans Ford into the top 5 when the uncontrollable happened. As he entered turn 3, his left rear Hoosier tire exploded, ripping out the left rear window and C-post, sending debris into the cockpit.  “I thought the driveshaft was coming at me, with all that was flying around in the car,” declares Will.  “It was just an unfortunate situation that I had no control over. “

Will Kimmel’s bad luck was not the only low for Kimmel Racing. The other Ford Fusion driven by Steve Kemp was involved in a wreck that he too, had no control over. “I came down pit road to avoid the wreck that was occurring, as I was exiting, a car came down across the track and collected me,” says Kemp.  Steve was settling in, drafting mid-pack, when the caution came out.

Although, Kimmel Racing produced two strong cars that were exceptional in the draft, they wound up finishing 33rd and 37th. “There’s nothing you can do when things like this happen, we’ll just pack up and head home and work on the next race,” says Crew Chief and Owner Bill Kimmel. 

Kimmel Racing will enter the next ARCA series race at Mobile International Speedway on March 9th.  

ARCA Practice Update

Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 by WKR in

It's currently pouring at Daytona International Speedway putting a damper on ARCA RACING SERIES practice. A satisfied driver hopped out of his race car "The car is running really good in the draft" says Will. "Saturday's race should be a lot of fun!" — atDaytona International Speedway.

Rain started coming down about 2 hours ago, halting practice for the ARCA Series. Will is currently 8th on the practice charts. 

Daytona Car and Special Thanks

Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by WKR in

Clarksville Schwinn
Gary Yoeman's Ford
Circle Track Magazine
Messina Wildlife

Heineman Upholstery
Bremm Vinyl Graphics
Brad Shields
Hawk Brakes
Klotz Lubricant
Ken Towery Jeffersonville
    Rowdy Lewis 

3 Generations of Kimmels

Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2013 by WKR in

Countdown to Daytona 2013

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Only 6 days, 19 hours and 30 minutes until the drop of the green flag for the 2013 Daytona ARCA race. Can't wait??? Here's a link to the 2012 Daytona ARCA race!

Will Kimmel Has High Hopes for return to Daytona International Speedway

Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013 by WKR in

CLARKSVILLE, IN (February 8, 2013) - In the wake of Daytona Speed Weeks,
the Kimmel clan is gearing up in chilly Indiana. Will Kimmel, the driver of the
Kimmel Racing #68 Ford Fusion, will be making only his 2nd start at the Daytona
International Speedway. He’ll be one of two Ford Fusion’s entered under the
Kimmel Racing banner. The other entry will be the #69 driven by Texas native,
Steve Kemp.

Kimmel will pilot the same car he raced to a third place finish in his debut last year.
“I’m really excited to get back to Daytona, “ says Kimmel. “We made some really
good improvements to our car throughout the winter.”

With a strong Roush Yates engine under the hood and the support from his
sponsors: Gary Yeomans Ford a leading Ford dealer in Florida - with a convenient
location right near the track in Daytona Beach, Circle Track Magazine the #1
source for advanced racing technology and Messina Wildlife Management the best
performing organic animal repellant brand; Kimmel is confident they have a great

Father, Bill Kimmel, will be on the pit box making calls during the Lucas Oil 200
presented by MAVTV American Real. “Will listens really well and we work great as
a team,” says Bill. “ With the finish we had last year, I’m hoping Will can bring the car
to victory lane, something no Kimmel has done before at Daytona.”

Kimmel admits he’s “anxious and has some nerves” but nonetheless he’s looking
forward to getting to Daytona and laying some laps.

Kimmel has finished no worse than 6th at a Super Speedway, thus far, in his racing
career; making him a favorite this weekend at Daytona.

In just 9 short days, the ARCA Racing Series, presented by Menards, will take the
green flag for the Lucas Oil 200, presented by MAVTV American Real. Tune in on
SPEED for live coverage and for behind the scenes info, follow along on Twitter
@WillKimmel or on Facebook Will Kimmel Racing.

      White is back

      Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2013 by WKR in

      The white is back, wheel are not mounted yet. Decals by Bremm Vinyl Graphics

      Looking back and looking ahead to Daytona

      Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 by WKR in

      will_kimmel_2012.jpgBetween today and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards’ Lucas Oil 200 Presented by MAVTV America Real at Daytona International Speedway, is looking back at last year’s season and ahead to this year. Today, we look at Will Kimmel:
      Will Kimmel used six top 10 finishes in the 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards series to place 12th in the final series point standings.
      Kimmel got his season off to a great start with a third-place finish at Daytona International Speedway, the first of his 17 starts on the season. He also was a top-5 finisher on the road course in New Jersey.
      Kimmel has made 42 career ARCA starts since 2008.
      Hometown: Sellersburg, Ind.
      2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards points finish: 12th place
      2012 stat line: 17 starts, 2 top 5s, 6 top 10s
      Best 2012 ARCA Racing Series finish: 3rd at Daytona
      2012 Menards Poles by Ansel: None
      Daytona plans: At this time, Will Kimmel is not entered in the ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona.
      Countdown to Daytona Fact No. 12: The first Daytona ARCA 200 winner was Nelson Stacy on Feb. 8, 1964.
      For updated entry list, click here: