DAYTONA BEACH, FL (February 11, 2021) – Rich Bickle and the No. 45 Chevrolet team of Empire Racing Group, LLC have added four associate partners for the ARCA Menards Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
FabForce Trade School, Lake Norman Patio & Game Rooms, Oktoberfest at LaCrosse Speedway and Pub Table Racers will be on the car for the series’ opener at the World Center of Racing scheduled for Saturday.
FabForceTradeSchool.com is owned by long-time NASCAR fabricator Robert Newling, who used to work for Rich Bickle Racing in the early parts of his career. He has launched a trade school portion of his business to teach others how to build race cars.
Lake Norman Patio & Game Rooms is located in Mooresville, NC and carries a vast line of outdoor patio furniture for home or business. Brad Doane has owned LknPatio.com for more than a decade. In addition to the furniture, the business carries pool tables, shuffleboards, air hockey, table top hockey and other games for sale.
Oktoberfest Race Weekend will be held for the 52nd time at LaCrosse (WI) Speedway Oct 7 to 10 with 17 divisions racing. Bickle, who’s dad raced at LaCrosse during his career, will take part in the Super Late Model portions of the event. Track Co-Promoter Gregg McKarns and the Bickle family have a racing history that goes back to their fathers.
Pub Table Racers is owned by long-time NASCAR members Warren Brosel and Tim Packman. It is an online show covering NASCAR and other forms of racing in a fun, informative and entertaining manner. PubTableRacers.com also has news stories and merchandise with past shows available on their You Tube channel.
“This is pretty funny how all these people I have known for decades are coming on board for this ARCA race,” Bickle said. “I’ve known Greg McKarns (co-promoter) from LaCrosse forever. My dad used to run the ARTGO Series when his dad, John, was involved.
“Bobby (Newling) worked for me when I had my own race team and its good he’s starting a school to teach people how to build race cars the right way. Warren (Brosel) is from Wisconsin like me and I’ve known Tim (Packman) for 20 years now.
“I watch their show and was even a guest for a recent episode, fun time. They brought Brad (Doane) along from Lake Norman Patios, so it’s kind of neat how all this got tied together for this race. We still have the hood open for any takers.
“Now it’s up to me and the Empire Racing Group to take them all to Victory Lane here at Daytona. I’m ready.”
Green flag for the Lucas Oil Driven 200 by General Tires is 1:30 p.m. ET and will be aired live on FS1-TV.
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