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Performance Vehicle Works Hard Work Pays Off In ARCA Garage

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DAYTONA BEACH, February 10, 2011: If you toured the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards garage this week at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, it would be hard not to notice the hard-work and do diligence of Cornelius, North Carolina-based Performance Vehicle Works (PVW).


The professional racecar construction and fabrication company will have plenty of teams to cheer on when the green flag flies Saturday afternoon for the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200. Since the open-ARCA test at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, the PVW train led by owner Timmy McKichan has been burning the midnight oil to ensure their clients pieces were well intact and prepared to do battle in the first of two restrictor plate races of the season.

The teams of Allgaier Motorsports, CGH Motorsports, Jones Group International, Sheltra Motorsports, Steve Blackburn Motorsports and Tony Marks Racing all have utilized the experience and knowledge of the PVW team to massage their hotrods for the first of 19 ARCA events this season.

PVW will represent every manufacturer expect Ford and host two female drivers in a field of 43 Saturday afternoon.


“We are very proud of our work and excited to work with the caliber of teams that we are this weekend at Daytona,” said PVW owner Timmy McKichan. “We take a lot of pride in our superspeedway program and I know that when that green flag drops on Saturday afternoon, a PVW affiliated car will have a shot to win this year’s ARCA season-opener.”

McKichan, a former racer himself from Canada is hoping that their on-track performance could potentially generate additional cliental, but having been a competitor behind the wheel himself, the Mooresville, North Carolina resident is not dwelling on that factor but more of having a different approach in the garage.

“I see a lot of great talent in the ARCA garage,” added McKichan. “I’m here to help. I enjoy helping people and obviously it’s paid its dividends to me. You cannot describe the feeling when something you had sole control over or even just a thought turns into something positive for a team or driver. That is the acceleration that Performance Vehicle Works thrives on.”

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The Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona (80 laps / 200 miles) is the first of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The 48th ARCA race held at Daytona is a three-day show. Practice begins Thursday, February 10 with a four hour practice session planned from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell is set for Friday, February 11 slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. A forty-five minute final practice session is etched in on Saturday, February 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. The event will take the green flag later that day shortly after 4:30 p.m. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional race coverage including live timing and scoring and radio broadcast through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at All times are local.