Series: ARCA Menards Series
Track: Salem Speedway
Race: Herr’s Snacks 200
Duration: 200 laps/ 111 miles
Date/ Time: 10/1/22 – 4 p.m. ET
Televised on MAVTV
COUNTDOWN FOR THE OWNERS CHAMPIONSHIP: With only two races remaining in the 2022 ARCA Menards season, the No. 20 Toyota Camry of Billy Venturini holds a six point lead in the owners championship standings. Corey Heim and Jesse Love have collectively managed three wins, eleven top five finishes, and fifteen top ten finishes.
SHOWCASING YOUNG TALENT: Venturini Motorsports has played a vital role in the development of young drivers through their partnership with Toyota. With a proven track record of preparing talent for promotion, the VMS Salem entry list includes sixteen year old Conner Jones. Salem will be Jones’s sixth race in the series.
VENTURINI’S TRIUMPHANT HISTORY AT SALEM: Venturini motorsports holds the title of winningest team in ARCA history. One track in particular has been a strongpoint in the team’s narrative. Billy Venturini secured VMS’s first win at Salem Speedway in 2006. In the sixteen years following that initial victory, the team has gone on to procure nine additional victories with eight different drivers. Just last year, Jesse Love acquired his first career ARCA win at Salem. He will be looking to accomplish a follow up victory this year in the No. 20 Toyota Camry of Billy Venturini.
- 2006, Billy Venturini
- 2010, Steve Arpin
- 2011, Brennan Poole
- 2013, Kyle Benjamin
- April 2016, Christopher Bell
- September 2016, Christopher Bell
- April 2018, Christian Eckes
- September 2018, Chandler Smith
- 2019, Michael Self
- 2021, Jesse Love
TOYOTA SECURES A SEVENTH MANUFACTURERS TITLE: As the 2022 ARCA Menards season draws to a close, Toyota has been declared the winner of the 2022 Manufacturer’s championship. Going into the penultimate race weekend, Toyota drivers have won more than half of the races this season. Venturini Motorsports contributed to Toyota’s successes this season through their victories with three different Toyota Development drivers (Corey Heim, Jesse Love, and Chandler Smith). This marks Toyota’s seventh championship in the ARCA Menards Series.
VENTURINI ADDS TO IT’S WINNING HISTORY: Venturini Motorsports celebrated their 80th win in ARCA at Daytona this year earning the record of winningest team in history of the series. They have since extended the record with follow up victories at Lucas Oil Raceway, the Illinois State Fairgrounds, and Kansas Speedway.
VMS TURNS 40: Venturini Motorsports is in the midst of their 40th season in the ARCA Menards Series, having first entered the series in 1982. VMS is highlighting their history and continuous impact on the world of motorsport. Follow along with the hashtag #VMS40.
SOCIAL: Fans can interact with VMS and their drivers on social media utilizing the different outlets:
- Instagram: @VenturiniMotorsports
- Twitter: @VenturiniMotor
- Facebook: VenturiniMotorsports
- TikTok: @venturinimotorsports
- Hashtags: #VMS40 #FlyTheV #TeamToyota
Jesse Love in the No. 20 Crescent Tools Toyota Camry:
On the race in Salem: I’m really confident going into this weekend. Not only is our team really good at Salem, but I am the only previous winner in the field which I believe helps us out a ton. It’s going to be important to unload fast off the truck and control the weekend.