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November 2013

  • Justin Boston; ZLOOP returning to Venturini Motorsports in 2014: Justin Boston and sponsor, ZLOOP Computer and Electronic Recycling Centers, have re-signed with Venturini Motorsports for the upcoming 2014 ARCA Racing Series season. Boston will be back behind the wheel of his No.25 ZLOOP Toyota Camry for his sophomore season. Kevin Reed will become crew chief on the car. “I’m excited to be back after a successful rookie season,” said Boston, 24. “There’s no question we became a legitimate contender during the second half of last season. With the addition of Kevin Reed and the experience I’m carrying over into next season should provide the perfect recipe for a championship contending season.” (Venturini Motorsports PR) (11-21-13)
  • Team Stange; Maryeve Dufault to compete full time in 2014: Team Stange announced the signing of Canadian native Maryeve Dufault as their driver for the 2014 ARCA Racing Series season today. Dufault is scheduled to pilot the No. 46 Ford Fusion in all of the scheduled ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events in 2014. “This is a great opportunity for me and a great team that has been formed for 2014 ARCA season,” said Dufault. “I am very appreciative of the people that John (Stange) is bringing together for the No. 46 car. There are some amazing guys that are running this program who bring a lot of knowledge and success to the table. I’m looking forward to a great season with Team Stange.” Team Stange, which was formed in 2004 by John Stange and his wife Ashely, is preparing for its first season in the ARCA Racing Series. Stange purchased the nine-time ARCA championship winning team and equipment of Larry Clement Racing at the end of the 2013 season and started making plans to field his team for 2014.  “2014 is going to be a great year for Team Stange Racing,” Stange said. “I have been involved in racing in one way or another my entire life and it is so exciting when you have those times when things come together like they have for Team Stange. We’re building a strong team and will give Maryeve competitive equipment and hopefully that combination will put the No. 46 at the front of the field.” In the integral role of crew chief/consultant for the No. 46, Team Stange has tapped veteran Larry Moore of Palatka, Fla. (Stange Racing PR) (11-20-13)
  • Austin Wayne Self to run full season for Cunningham Motorsports: Cunningham Motorsports has signed Austin Wayne Self to a full ARCA racing season schedule for 2014.  Austin will pilot the #22 Dodge with Chad Bryant serving as his crew chief. Bryant said, “Austin showed us this year what he is capable of, with some really good finishes.  We are looking forward to working with him in 2014 ..hoping to get even better results.” Self aims to compete for Rookie of the Year, as well as the ARCA Racing Series championship. As the announcement was made Cunningham Motorsports co-owner, Kerry Scherer said, “We are thrilled to have Austin back with us for the 2014 season. We intend to compete for the championship and fully expect Austin to have a great year.” (In part from Cunningham Motorsports PR) (11-09-13)
  • Josh Williams expected to drive for Gallagher Motorsports in 2014: Josh Williams is expected to drive for Gallagher Motorsports next season, possibly replacing Spencer Gallagher in the No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet. Williams competed for the team in several races last season and is rumored to replace Gallagher if he moves to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series full time. (11-07-13)
  • Peterson Motorsports considering leaving ARCA?: Peterson Motorsports may be considering leaving ARCA competition for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team was not allowed to run the full race at Kansas Speedway after both of its cars failed pre-race technical inspection. Team owner Wayne Peterson is considering moving his team to NASCAR Trucks, where he fielded an entry in at least one event last year. (11-07-13)
  • Crosley Sports Group closes; up for sale: Bo LeMastus, the owner and driver of Crosley Sports Group, has officially placed his team for sale. The team competed in six (6) ARCA Racing Series events in 2013 after purchasing its equipment from Mark Gibson. LeMastus had a season high finish of 16th at Daytona. The team had been selling equipment after its last start at Elkhart Lake in June. (11-07-13)
  • Mark Meunier to drive full season for Carter 2 Motorsports; Daytona drivers announced:  Roger Carter, the team owner of Carter 2 Motorsports, announced on Facebook that Mark Meunier will drive the team's No. 40 entry for the full 2014 ARCA Racing Series season. Meunier competed in five events for the team last season, with a best finish of 16th at Elko Speedway. Carter also announced that Rick Clifton would drive the team's No. 97 Toyota at Daytona and that he would field a third car for the event with Dominick Casola behind the wheel. (11-02-13)