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Venturini Motorsports New Smyrna Speedway Pre-Race Fast Facts

February 5, 2020

Series: ARCA Menards Series East

Track: New Smyrna Speedway

Race: Skips Western Outfitters 175

Duration: 175 laps / 84 miles

Date: 2/10/2020 – 7:40PM ET 

Live Broadcast: NBC TrackPass on NBC Sports – 7:40PM ET

Tape Delayed Broadcast: NBCSN – Friday, February 14 – 1:00PM ET

 

·     LAST TIME OUT: Monday’s (2/10/2020) ARCA East opener at New Smyrna Speedway will mark the first time since 2013 that the team has competed in the Series. The last outing was at the “Monster Mile” of Dover Int’l Speedway where Justin Boston earned a second-place finish.

·     FULL TIME: Mason Diaz will be competing full-time for VMS in the ARCA East Series piloting the No. 25 Toyota Camry.

·     MIXED SCHEDULE: Corey Heim will compete in three (3) ARCA East, two (2) ARCA West and two (2) ARCA events throughout the 2020 season for VMS.

·     CREW CHIEFS: VMS will utilize Shannon Rursch (No. 20) and Kevin Reed (No. 25) as their crew chiefs for the 2020 ARCA Menards East season.

·     POWERING CHAMPIONS: After winning the 2019 ARCA championship, Champion Power Equipment announced that keeping with their slogan #PoweringChampions they would become a major associate partner for the VMS team, starting at Daytona and New Smyrna.

·     SOCIAL: Fans can interact with VMS and their drivers on social media utilizing the different outlets:

o  Facebook: VenturiniMotorsports

o  Twitter: @VenturiniMotor

o  Instagram: VenturiniMotorsports

o  Hashtags: #FlyTheV #TeamToyota #PoweringChampions 

 

QUOTES:

 

Corey Heim – No. 20 Craftsman, Champion Power Equipment Toyota Camry

 

Regarding joining Venturini Motorsports

“With Venturini Motorsports racing in the ARCA East and West Series this season, it’s going to set a new bar for the series. The competition will be better, and teams will have to work harder for wins this year, which will only help both series. Venturini (Motorsports) and Toyota have been dominant in recent years, including in the Showdown Series and I know it will carry over and I am excited to get to compete in all three ARCA Menards Series this season.”

 

Regarding racing at New Smyrna Speedway

“I’m really excited to get started with my Venturini (Motorsports) team this weekend at New Smyrna (Speedway). I know I’m going to have a fast Toyota Camry and I’m looking forward to working with crew chief Shannon Rursch and the entire team. With the limited schedule I have this season, I have to make the best of it, and I plan on starting big at New Smyrna Speedway.”

 

Mason Diaz – No. 25 Solid Rock Carriers, Craftsman Toyota Camry

 

Regarding joining Venturini Motorsports

“Last year I tried to run full-time in the ARCA Menards Series East and it just did not work out. This year moving to one of the best teams in the ARCA Series as a whole, gives myself a lot of confidence to go after the East Series title. It’s clear to me already that the whole Venturini (Motorsports) team has faith in me to go out and be a top competitor in their first full season in the East Series. I know every week we touch the track we are going to put out our best on and off the track and have fast Toyota Camry’s.” 

 

Regarding racing at New Smyrna Speedway

“I cannot wait to get this season started with Venturini Motorsports at New Smyrna Speedway. My new team has worked hard the whole off season to give me the best equipment they can. Now it’s my job to head down and execute during the race with the least number of mistakes and hopefully end the night in victory lane.”