July 24, 2023 (Concord, NC) – This past Saturday at Pocono Speedway, 18-year-old Jesse Love secured his 5th win of the ARCA Menards series season. He displayed remarkable dominance throughout the day, swiftly moving from second place to the lead on the very first lap. Leading a total of 40 laps around the speedway, he crossed the finish line in first place, earning his 7th career ARCA victory. Notably, this outstanding performance also widened his lead in the championship standings by an impressive 69 points.  Regarding the day, Love shared that “We went to work and I didn’t mind the rain delay. It let me do some more homework on restarts that I wasn’t 100 percent sure on. Just being able to drive away when your car is that fast makes it real easy.” 

For the Venturini Motorsports team, the weekend held special significance as founders Bill and Cathy Venturini celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The joyous occasion was further elevated by their victory in the race, marking their 8th win of the season and the team’s 91st in the history of the series.

The team’s accomplishments at Pocono extended beyond the victory. VMS brought an impressive five-car lineup, and through their valiant efforts, all five cars finished in the top-ten, with three of them achieving top-five results. Dean Thompson, who earned his first-ever main series pole award the previous day, and Conner Jones both secured top-five finishes for the team. Additionally, Breidinger, who had been on a streak of success with two consecutive top-five finishes at Elko Speedway and Iowa Speedway, concluded the day in 6th place. Rounding out the top-ten was Jake Finch in the No. 1. Finch achieved another top-ten result, demonstrating his talent in only his second race with the team. 

The team’s hard work and dedication paid off as they achieved a successful day with their full five-car lineup. Bill Venturini acknowledged the extraordinary efforts put in by the team, saying, “This week was particularly challenging with the long hours and demanding work, but my guys persevered. We managed to overcome the weather conditions from last night, and it’s incredible that all five of our cars secured top-10 finishes. I couldn’t be happier, and I’m immensely proud of everyone’s contributions.”

On Friday, August 4th, Jesse Love and Venturini Motorsports will carry on their battle for the championship in the Henry Ford Health Systems 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Racing fans can tune in to watch the event on FS1 at 6 pm ET.