Concord, North Carolina (April 2, 2018) – Announced today, 15-year old Eddie Fatscher from Long Island, New York has joined Venturini Motorsports (VMS) and will make three starts during the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season.
Fatscher, making the progression from early development racing in the Northeast to the highly competitive ranks of Super late model competition, will make his ARCA Series debut behind the wheel of VMS’ No.55 Toyota at Toledo Speedway on May 20. Adding his name to the series’ youth movement, Fatscher will also compete at events at Madison Int’l Speedway (June 15) and Elko Speedway (July 14).
“I couldn’t be any more excited to take the next step in my career with Venturini Motorsports,” says Fatscher.
“This is a huge opportunity. The ARCA Series is highly competitive and delivers some of the best short track racing around. I’m ready to put my skills to the test.”
“I was at Daytona and spent a lot of time the last few weeks with the guys at the shop – it’s a great group. I feel super comfortable and lucky knowing I’m with such a proven team. They’ve got a great track record and a lot of veteran drivers and personnel to learn from. It’s also really cool to join guys like Christian Eckes and Chandler Smith with Venturini – I’ve raced with them both over the last few years. I’ll be with the team at Nashville, just really eager to soak up as much as I can before Toledo.”
Venturini Motorsports has a long history of mentoring young drivers in the ARCA Series. Fatscher adds his name to a growing list of drivers to begin their career under the VMS Toyota banner.
In 2017, Fatscher competed a limited schedule in the CARS TOUR and Pro All Star Series (PASS) earning a season best second place finish in the 43rd annual Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway. Taking part in last season’s inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol, Fatscher impressed with a strong showing in the highly competitive Pro Series division. After qualifying in the top spot the young driver was challenging for the lead during the final laps before contact took him out of contention.
Like many young drivers, Fatscher began his racing career competing regionally in Kart Racing. After several years and numerous track championships at his home track, Riverhead Raceway, Fatscher’s early crowning moment came on the national stage wining the World Karting Association’s Nationals at Beverrun in Pennsylvania.
After a successful Karting career and a strong desire to continue his passion Fatscher made the jump to Bandelero racing in 2013. Touring regionally Fatscher began to hone his skills behind the wheel competing in INEX, the international sanctioning body of Legends, Bandelero, Thunder Roadsters and Legends Dirt Modified Cars.
In 2014, Fatscher earned the NY State Bandelero Championship and the Charlotte Motor Speedway Winter Series Championship in the Outlaw Division. Competing against many of the country’s top young drivers Fatscher also claimed at fourth place finish in the in the overall Summer Shootout Series standings at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
At the age of 12, Fatscher continued his climb up the ladder graduating to a Legends Car. Touring nationally, he continued to build his resume winning the Legends National Young Lions Championship in addition to being named the NY State Championship. Progression and determination also led the young driver to back-to-back wins in 2015 & 2016 competing in the US Legends Oval and Road Course racing championships.
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ABOUT VENTURINI MOTORSPORTS:
Over the last 35-years Venturini Motorsports (VMS) has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in professional motorsports. Known for long-time dominance in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Venturini Motorsports is held in high regard as one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the county. Since 2007, VMS has specialized in the career development of some of today’s top racing talent including current NASCAR “Stars” – Joey Logano, Erik Jones, William Byron, Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Darryl ‘Bubba’ Wallace Jr., Daniel Suarez, Christopher Bell, Justin Allgaier, Noah Gragson, Ben Rhoads, Ryan Reed, Brandon Jones, Matt Tifft, Brennan Poole, Dalton Sargeant, Justin Haley and Todd Gilliland. Integrity, dedication and continuous innovation paired with years of on-track success has helped define Venturini Motorsports as one of the longest tenured teams in all of modern day racing. In 2012, the Venturini racing family was recognized for their collective achievements and inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame – now finding themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Chip Ganassi, Andy Granatelli, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.