Hessert, Venturini Motorsports Partner with Average Joes Brand, Slinger Apparel, for Nashville

Tom Hessert at Nashville 2016

April 4, 2016 (Concord, NC) – Tom Hessert and his Venturini Motorsports team are headed back to Nashville for this week’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards – Music City 200 at the Fairgrounds Nashville Speedway on April 9.

After nearly a two-month series hiatus and a disappointing season opening finish at Daytona, Hessert is tuned-up and ready to get back to business. Hessert, who is running full time this season for VMS, will showcase Slinger Apparel onboard his No.25 Toyota Camry.

Looking to avenge last season’s 19th place finish at Nashville Hessert is confident with his new ride and team backing.

“I like our chances – the entire team has rallied around me from the beginning and prepared great equipment,” says Hessert. “We had a good test last week and learned a lot about our Toyota for the race. Nashville is a great track with tons of history. There’s no better place or time to get things rolling.”

Hessert, set to make his 160th series start has five wins, 47 top-5 and 91 top-10 spread across his nine-year ARCA career.

Slinger Apparel, an Average Joes brand and Nashville based company, offers a line of clothing merchandise which encompasses the lifestyle and attitude of an up-and-coming millennial demographic.

As part of an ongoing partnership between Venturini Motorsports and Colt Ford’s Average Joes Entertainment group, the sponsorship opportunity provides a solid platform and audience in which to cross-promote their respective brands. In addition to Slinger Apparel – the MEGA Truck Series (MTS) will share real estate on Hessert’s VMS car. MTS, a new form of extreme mud racing featuring monster trucks which are built and designed to take on the nastiest terrain, from deep mud pits, to big jumps and twisted obstacle courses.

“Average Joes is happy to partner with a company like Venturini Motorsports,” states Shannon Houchins, CEO of Average Joes Entertainment. “We’re both committed to providing our loyal fans entertainment that’s fun for the whole family and to see our Slinger Apparel and Mega Truck Series logos on Hessert’s car will be a thrill during Saturday’s race.”

MTS will have several of these trucks on display on the Fairgrounds midway for ARCA fans to see.

Colt Ford Performing Concert Prior to Music City 200
What’s Nashville without “Music!? Rockin’ & Racin'” at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. The two-day event, Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, will feature some of the best drivers across the nation in addition to a live Colt Ford concert with special guest Trent Tomlinson at the track as part of Friday’s event.

For all ticket options, and/or to avoid the lines at the main gate, call Track Enterprises at 217.764-3200 or visit trackenterprises.com. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST Monday-Friday. Presale tickets will also be available at the track on Saturday, April 2, the day of Fairgrounds Speedway season opener. As always, tickets will also be available at the track on race days.

About Slinger Apparel
In the rapidly growing, young country entertainment scene, “Slinger” is fulfilling a need for the next generation by providing brand identity with a line of merchandise that encompasses the lifestyle and attitude of an up-and-coming demographic. Today’s strong appeal of down-and-dirty outdoor fun with trucks, mud runs, bogs, 4-wheelers, and more, is undeniable amongst fans. “Slinger” is in tune with this current subculture of fans who enjoy outdoor entertainment and fully represents an underserved culture rooting for a voice. For more information, visit www.slingerapparel.com

About MTS
Mega Trucks are the newest form of extreme motorsports. What started as highly modified pick-up trucks with big axles and tractor tires has quickly grown into an extreme form of mud racing. These trucks are built and designed to take on the nastiest terrain, from deep mud pits, to big jumps and twisted obstacle courses. Simply put, it’s a Monster Trucks with skinny tires that play in the mud! Most of these trucks are pushing upwards of 2,000 horsepower, and driven by fearless competitors. Entertaining families with young children to teens, the one-of-a-kind custom built trucks with names like No Sweat, QuikStick, Something Sick and Invader, Mega Trucks’ electrifying challenges include “Hill ‘N’ Hole,” deep pit challenges, and obstacle courses with insane jumps. – For more information, visit www.megatruckseries.com