Venturini Motorsports Elko Pre-Race Fast Facts

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Track: Elko Speedway

Race: Menards 250 at Elko Speedway

Duration: 254 laps / 94 miles

Date / TV: 6/24/2023 – 9 p.m. ET on FS2 

Previous Success at Elko Speedway: Elko Speedway has seen three VMS victories over the years.

  • Brennan Poole – 2012
  • Chandler Smith – 2019
  • Corey Heim – 2021

Meet the VMS Drivers at Elko: ARCA will be hosting an autograph session on-track prior to the start of the race. The signing will commence before driver introductions, and will run from 7 to 7:30 pm local time. 

Conner Jones Returns for His Third Race of the Season: Jones is scheduled to take on twelve races with VMS in the 2023 season while also running a slate of races within the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Jones’ season with VMS began at the combined ARCA Main/West Series race at Phoenix Raceway which he followed up with an ARCA East race at Dover Motor Speedway. 

Sean Hingorani’s Third Main Series Start: Hingorani who is in contention for two championship titles in the 2023 season, will be making his third ARCA Menards Series start with VMS this weekend at Elko. Coming off of a third place finish at Berlin Raceway, Hingorani hopes to carry the momentum into the coming race weekend. 

Double Duty for Toni Breidinger: For the second weekend in a row, Breidinger will be taking on two races in a single weekend. Friday, Breidinger is racing at Nashville in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series before flying out to compete in the Menards 250 at Elko Speedway on Saturday with VMS. 

A Career Best For Breidinger: Breidinger made a last minute addition to her schedule last weekend to take on Berlin Raceway before her scheduled GR Cup race. Breidinger was able to bring the No. 25 Toyota Camry home in P5 to achieve a career best ARCA Menards Series result. 

Jesse Love’s Recent Triumph: The 18 year old driver has captured three victories this season –  Talladega Superspeedway, Kansas Speedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now leading in the Driver’s Championship standings, Love, a two time ARCA Menards Series West Champion, looks to build on these successes this weekend at Elko Speedway.

VMS Chasing Their 90th ARCA Win: Venturini Motorsports has already secured the title of winningest team in the history of the series and continues to build on their existing record. Jesse Love picked up the team’s first ever win at Charlotte Motor Speedway and 89th win in the series as a team at the end of May. The VMS team looks to add a 90th win to their books. 

VMS to Pursue Three Different Titles: The VMS 2023 season is the first in ARCA history that a team is in contention for all three of the Championship titles. VMS is in the midst of challenging for the East and West Series Championships with Sean Hingorani on top of their traditional ARCA Menards Series season run. Hingorani has already secured two victories within the West Series. 

Crew Chiefs: 

  • Monon Rahman – No. 15
  • Shannon Rursch – No. 20
  • Kevin Reed Jr. – No. 25
  • Cayden Lapcevich – No. 55 

Toni Breidinger – No. 55 Toyota Camry

Regarding the Elko Race: “I’m looking forward to carrying the momentum from our top 5 finish at Berlin to Elko. It was one of my favorite short tracks I raced on last year so I’m happy to be back!”