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Venturini Motorsports Phoenix Raceway Pre-Race Fast Facts

November 4, 2020

Series: ARCA Menards Series West

Track: Phoenix Raceway 

Date: 11/07/2020 

Race: Arizona Lottery 100 

Duration: 100-laps / 100-miles

Track Layout: One-mile paved oval

TV: 2:00PM ET TrackPass on NBC Gold Live & MRN Radio – NBCSN tape-delayed Wednesday, November 11, 6:00PM ET

 

 

·      WEST COAST FINALE: Saturday afternoon’s race marks the finale for the 2020 ARCA Menards Series West season. It will be the third ARCA West race VMS has participated in.  

·      DRIVER REPORT: Saturday’s Arizona Lottery 100 VMS driver lineup:

o   Drew Dollar – No. 15 Sunbelt Rentals Toyota Camry

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

o   Keith Rocco – No. 25 Ceravolo’s Auto, Mechanix Wear Toyota Camry

·      WELCOME TO THE TEAM.: Keith Rocco will be making his ARCA Menards Series debut Saturday at Phoenix. Rocco, who broke the national record this year with 18 division one track championships, was originally scheduled to race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, before the race was cancelled.   

·      SCHEDULE: Officials will hold a modified hour-long practice and qualifying session combined from 9:30-10:30AM MST. The field will be set off the driver’s fastest lap in the session. Green flag will wave at Noon MST for a 100-lap shootout, with one break at or near the conclusion of lap-50. 

·      CREW CHIEF UPDATE: Kevin Reed will be back atop the familiar No. 25 pit box, while Billy Venturini will move to the No. 15 team and Shannon Rursch to the No. 20. 

·      FANS WELCOME: Phoenix Raceway will welcome fans in a limited capacity to Saturday’s race.  

·      LAST TIME OUT: Venturini Motorsports went to victory lane with Chandler Smith during their last outing at Phoenix Raceway, in ARCA Menards Series competition on March 6, 2020. 

·      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

 

 “Ready to get back to the race track this weekend. There aren’t any points on the line for us, so our only goal this weekend is to win. I’ve raced at Phoenix (Raceway) a couple times and feel very confident about going back.”  

 

 

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

 

 “Final start of the year this weekend with my Venturini Motorsports crew. Optimistic that we can put a great run together and compete for our second win. Phoenix (Raceway) is one of my favorite racetracks and to be back there for the second year in a row should be a lot of fun.” 

 

Keith Rocco – No. 25 Ceravolo’s Auto, Mechanix Wear Toyota Camry

 

 “Racing for Venturini Motorsports is prestigious in itself, especially seeing the names who have sat in their cars over the years. Hope I can make all the modified and open wheel supporters back home proud as we head to Phoenix (Raceway).”