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Venturini Motorsports Illinois State Fairgrounds Pre-Race Fast Facts

October 1, 2020

Series: ARCA Menards Series 

Track: Illinois State Fairgrounds

Date: 10/04/2020 

Race: Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe 100 

Duration: 100 laps / 100 miles

Segments: Segment one – at or near lap-35. Segment two – at or near lap-70. 

TV/Radio: 3:00PM EST MAVTV and TrackPass on NBC Gold 

 

·      ONE AND ONLY: Sunday’s trek to the one-mile clay oval at the Illinois State Fairgrounds will be the only stop on dirt for the ARCA Menards Series in 2020. The previously scheduled race at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds was replaced by Lebanon’s I-44 Speedway. 

·      DRIVER REPORT: This week’s VMS driver lineup:

o   Drew Dollar – No. 15 Sunbelt Rentals Toyota Camry

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

o   Michael Self – No. 25 Illinois Truck & Equipment, Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

·      CGS FOUR CROWN FINALE: Marking the fourth and final race of the prestigious award, Self leads heading into the finale. Previous Four Crown races were Michigan International Speedway, Daytona Road Course and Memphis International Raceway.

·      DIRT EXPERIENCE: Both Corey Heim and Michael Self have one start each at the Illinois State Fairgrounds and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Drew Dollar will be making his first ever dirt track start and looks to replicate his teammate Self’s stat last year, of winning in his first outing. 

·      VMS DIRT HISTORY: VMS has eight overall wins on the ARCA dirt tracks, four at each of the one-mile ovals.  

·      SCHEDULE: AMS officials will hold a 30-minute practice session from 11:00-11:30AM ET, followed by qualifying at 12:30PM ET. 

·      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 #DINOracing #PoweringChampions 

 

QUOTES:

 

Drew Dollar – No. 15 Sunbelt Rentals Toyota Camry

 

 “I’ve never been on a dirt track before, but I’m looking forward to the new challenge. There’s a lot of people at Venturini Motorsports who I have been able to talk to and work with, so I have a better idea of what to expect come Sunday’s race. Overall I feel good about our chances with our Sunbelt Rentals Toyota.”   

 

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

 

 “Excited to be back with my Venturini Motorsports team this weekend and head to the dirt track. We had great runs last year on dirt and I’m excited to build off of that experience and improve on it this year.”

 

Michael Self – No. 25 Illinois Truck & Equipment, Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

 

“Springfield (Illinois State Fairgrounds) was a really good track for me last year and has historically been a good track for Venturini Motorsports. It was a really fun experience to learn dirt racing on a unique style track, with it being a mile in length. I’m really hoping we can go in and repeat our success there and have some fun at the same time.”