Series: ARCA Menards Series
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Race: General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Duration: 100 laps / 150 miles
Date / TV: 5/26/2023 – 6 p.m. ET on FS1
A Home Race for VMS: This weekend the team will be taking on the famous Charlotte Motor Speedway for their home race. The team returns to the track having procured a second place finish at last year’s outing with Corey Heim.
A Packed Four Car Lineup: This year VMS will be arriving at Charlotte with a full and talented roster of drivers. Dean Thompson in the No. 15 Thompson Pipe Group Toyota Camry, Jesse Love in the No. 20 GEARWRENCH Toyota Camry, Gus Dean in the No. 25 Dean Custom Air Toyota Camry, and Toni Breidinger in the No. 55 Rootly Toyota Camry.
Jesse Love’s Recent Triumph: The 18 year old driver has captured a victory at both of his last two race entries, Talladega Superspeedway and Kansas Speedway. Now leading in the Driver’s Championship standings, Love, a two time ARCA Menards Series West Champion, looks to carry this momentum going into the Charlotte Race Weekend.
Gus Dean’s First Charlotte Start With VMS: Charlotte will mark Dean’s seventh start with Venturini Motorsports and his third at the aforementioned track. Of his previous races at the track, he has a best finish of third. This will be his first Charlotte outing with Venturini Motorsports.
Dean Thompson Pulling Double Duty: Dean Thompson will be making his second ARCA Menards Series start with Venturini Motorsports. He achieved his career best ARCA finish with the team on his VMS debut at Kansas Speedway. He completed the team’s one-two finish alongside teammate Jesse Love. Thompson will be following up his run in the ARCA car with a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start
Toni Breidinger Partners With Raising Cane’s: This weekend Breidinger will have a new name on the No. 55 Rootly Toyota Camry, Raising Cane’s, as a part of a 2023 partnership.
Meet Toni Breidinger: Fans will have the opportunity to meet Toni Breidinger as a part of the Toyota Racing Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event will take place at 3:15pm ET in the Fan Zone.
Meet the Full VMS Lineup: Fans will have the opportunity to meet the drivers prior to the race through an ARCA arranged autograph session from 3:30 to 4:30pm ET at the General Tire Display Footprint.
Dean Thompson – No. 15 Thompson Pipe Group | MCM Transportation Toyota Camry
Regarding the Charlotte Race: Really excited to get back in my Thompson Pipe Group | MCM Transportation Toyota Camry this weekend at Charlotte. We came really close at Kansas and I feel like we can get it done here in the Queen City.
Jesse Love – No. 20 GEARWRENCH Toyota Camry
Regarding the Charlotte Race: Charlotte is one of the biggest races of the year for our team. It’s a track we haven’t won at yet, but with the speed in our No.20 car, I think if we go do our thing we should be tough to beat come race day.
Gus Dean – No. 25 Mobil 1 | Dean Custom Air Toyota Camry
Regarding the Charlotte Race: “I am really glad to be back with Venturini Motorsports this weekend at Charlotte. I cannot thank everyone on the Venturini Motorsports team enough for continuing to give me opportunities to drive their race cars. Charlotte is a fun race track. I know our No. 25 Mobil 1 | Dean Custom Air Toyota Camry will be fast, but it will be crucial for us to make sure we stay ahead of the handling and have a mistake free race to challenge our contenders for the race win.”