May 20, 2021 (Concord, NC) – Home of the ARCA Menards Series, Toledo Speedway plays host when the series’ makes its fifth stop of the season in Saturday’s Herr’s 200. Gearing up for the short track battle Venturini Motorsport’s team effort will be led by current points leader Corey Heim, Gracie Trotter and team newcomer Jessie Love.
Winner of three of the last five ARCA Series events, Corey Heim (No.20 Craftsman Toyota) will make his second career start at the Ohio half-mile track. In his sole Toledo start the Georgia driver claimed a top-10 finish in 2019. Riding his Toyota team’s early season momentum Heim is poised to add to his impressive season resume. Already with two wins and four top-3 finishes in as many races, the 18-year old holds a 13-point advantage in the standings over Ty Gibbs.
Jesse Love, 2020’s ARCA West Series Champion, will make his VMS season debut in ARCA’s top touring series and first at Toledo behind the wheel of his No.15 Mobil 1 Toyota. At 16-years old, the California kid bring will bring his swagger and short track tenacity when he rolls off for his first track appearance during his sixth overall series start. Scheduled to make nine ARCA Menards Series team starts in 2021, Love is paired with Kevin Reed, one of the winningest crew chiefs in the series over the last 10-years.
Returning to her short track racing roots, Gracie Trotter (No.25 Calico Coatings Toyota) is determined to get back on track after an unexpected string of bad luck has spoiled the North Carolina driver’s early season efforts. Entering familiar short track territory, the 19-year old Trotter became the first female in history to win an ARCA sanctioned event after capturing the checkered flag in 2020 during the ARCA West race at the Bullring in Las Vegas. Scheduled to make her seventh career series start, Saturday’s 200-lap event will be her first at Toledo Speedway.
With 74 all-time ARCA Menards Series team victories, VMS displays four Toledo trophies at their Concord, North Carolina shop. Bill Venturini claimed the team’s first win at the track during his first of two championship seasons in 1987. Former team drivers Justin Boston (’14), Todd Gilliland (’15) and Chandler Smith (’19) have their names etched on the other three Toledo Speedway trophies.
Saturday’s ARCA Menards Series Herr’s Potato Chip 200 from Toledo Speedway is scheduled to broadcast live on MAVTV starting at 8:00 PM EST.