ARCA Menards Series/NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekend in Mid-Ohio to kick off with Menards Fan Fest

Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, during the Dawn 150 for the ARCA Menards Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on June 4, 2021. (Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing)

(Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing)

LEXINGTON, Ohio — The upcoming ARCA Menards Series Dawn 150 race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will herald a major race weekend at the twisty 2,258-mile road course in scenic Lexington, Ohio.

The weekend opener scheduled for Friday, July 8 will be followed on Saturday by the weekend’s closing act, the O’Reilly Auto Parts 150, the inaugural race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Mid-Ohio.

Fans are invited to the Menards Fan Fest on Thursday, July 7th to kick off the weekend at the Menards Store on Walker Lake Road 1999 in Ontario, Ohio to get up close and personal with the team’s vans, racecars and drivers at the beginning of the activities on the route. The Fan Fest will be held in the Menards parking lot on July 7th from 3pm-6pm ET, with drivers available for autographs and photos from 4pm-6pm. with the parade started by Ontario Mayor Randy Hutchinson and led by Police Commissioner Tommy Hill.

“This is a great way to kick off the debut of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event and second annual Dawn 150 ARCA Menards Series race in Mid-Ohio, and we appreciate the team at ARCA at the Awesome compilation,” said Craig Rust, President of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “Thursday’s Menards Fan Fest and Mid-Ohio Van Parade are a fun, interactive way for fans to welcome both series to Mid-Ohio and help us make it a great weekend. We are very happy!”

“We are excited to kick off our race weekend in Mid-Ohio with the Menards Fan Fest and the Trackside Van Parade,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “It’s a big deal for communities like Ontario and Lexington to host these events, and we’re doing our part to ensure the entire community can participate. We look forward to spending some time with the fans in Menards on Thursday afternoon and again at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Friday.”

In addition to meeting some of the riders competing in the Dawn 150, fans attending the Menards Fan Fest can also spin and win product from multiple ARCA Menards Series partners. Discounted pre-purchase tickets for the Dawn 150 are also available for just $20 per ticket, a savings of $10 off the admission price. Discounted pre-purchase tickets for the Dawn 150 are also available for just $20 per ticket, a savings of $10 off the admission price.

For more information on the Dawn 150, including a full weekend schedule and ticket information, visit For complete information on the ARCA Menards series, including a full 2022 broadcast schedule, visit

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