Corey Heim still thinks about what could have been in the Dutch Boy 150 at Kansas Speedway earlier this year.
After leading 56 of the opening 57 laps, a dominant day for Heim abruptly ended after he and Drew Dollar came together while battling for the lead, forcing him to settle for his worst finish on the 2022 ARCA Menards Series season so far in 16th.
“Looking back on that race, we definitely had the car to beat,” Heim said. “We dominated the first portion, but something outside of our control took us out. The fact that we know we have a really good package that we’re taking to Kansas this weekend definitely gives me a lot of confidence. All we can do is go out and try to get the best run that we can.”
Heim said that the Dutch Boy 150 was the first time he and Dollar had come together on track in four years of racing together. He considers the incident to be nothing more than a racing deal and is eager to get back to one of his favorite tracks in Kansas.
There are many aspects about Kansas that Heim believes suits his driving style, such as the track’s progressive banking and how drivers are constantly on the edge regardless if they are on the top or bottom groove.
Heim also has the benefit of running the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race the night before. Although he expects the Truck Series race to be vastly different from Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 150, Heim said that any time on track can only help him get more comfortable with the car prepared by Venturini Motorsports.
With Kansas being the place where Heim scored his first ARCA Menards Series victory in 2020, Heim wants nothing more than to visit the track’s Victory Lane again on Saturday evening but knows his car is going to be strong enough to get the job done.
“I’ve been so close so many times,” Heim said. “There are about three races that I feel like I should have won. It’s going to be important for me to roll off the truck on Saturday morning and show speed out of the gate, but I’m feeling confident that this Crescent Tools Camry is going to be pretty good.”
Heim’s quest for his second victory at Kansas Speedway will get going on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. CT. The race will be broadcasted live on MAVTV and streamed on FloRacing.