Series: ARCA Menards Series West
Track: Phoenix Raceway
Race: Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 100 at Phoenix Raceway
Duration: 100 laps / 100 miles
Date / TV: 11/3/2023 – 11:30 am. PST / 2:30 p.m. EST on FloRacing
Sean Hingorani’s Championship Weekend: Sean Hingorani heads to Phoenix, the final race of the season, with a 30-point lead over second place. All Hingorani has to do to win the championship is have a solid day, but he has the goal of heading back to victory lane! There’s nothing quite like winning the championship and securing Venturini Motorsports’s 100th win at the same time. In addition to the ARCA West Finale, Hingorani will also be running in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Phoenix.
Dean Thompson Wants That 100th Win: Dean Thompson made it clear how hard he’s been working and exactly what he has to do to be the one to secure VMS their 100th win. Thompson will also be pulling double duty in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series later that day.
Toni Breidinger’s Eyeing 5 Top-5’s: It’s been a season of learning and success for Toni Breidinger. After 19 starts this season, Breidinger has secured 4 top-5 finishes and 7 top-10 finishes. She’s hoping that her 20th start this season will earn her 5th top-5 finish to round out the 2023 season.
Kris Wright’s back with VMS: Kris Wright is making his third start with VMS to round out the 2023 season this weekend at Phoenix Raceway. After finishing 11th at Michigan and 6th at Watkins Glen. Wright is hoping he can use the final ARCA Menards West race of the season to secure a top-5 finish, or even give VMS their 100th victory.
A Winning Weekend: Heading to Phoenix, Venturini Motorsports has the opportunity to not only win the 2023 ARCA Menards West Driver Championship, giving them their second driver championship of the season, but also win their 100th overall victory as a team.
● Kevin Reed Jr. – 15
● Shannon Rursch – 20
● Cayden Lapcevich – 25
● Larry Balsitis – 55
Sean Hingorani – No. 15 Mobil 1 Toyota Camry
Regarding the Phoenix Race: I’m ready to head to Phoenix and compete for a win and a championship. Myself and the VMS guys have worked so hard all year for this and we are ready for one last race! I’m super thankful for the opportunity Billy Venturini gave me this year. He and everyone at VMS has done a great job developing me this year and I’ve learned so much.
Dean Thompson – No. 20 MCM Transportation Toyota Camry
Regarding the Phoenix Race: I’m approaching this race track like any other race track, giving it 110% effort. Have to win mentality to get Venturini their 100th win and MCM Transportation their 1st. To get to victory lane, I need to qualify out front, and stay out front. Phoenix is heavy on the importance of track position. Need to take it whenever I can get it and execute execute execute.
Toni Breidinger – No. 25 Toyota Camry
Regarding the Phoenix Race: Phoenix is one of my favorite tracks, so I’m always looking forward to coming back there one more time to wrap up the season. I’ve been watching a lot of footage from the spring and going through my notes. I had a decent run going but made some mistakes so I think if I clean those up I’ll be in a good position to get to victory lane!
Kris Wright – No. 55 F.N.B Corporation Toyota Camry
Regarding the Phoenix Race: I’m really excited for Phoenix! It’s one of my favorite tracks to race on! I love ending the season out there. I think the key to Phoenix will be that we need to learn the entire week up until the last run and then put it all together to have great speed at the end.