Concord, NC (August 3, 2016) – Landon Huffman, a third-generation driver, will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut driving for Venturini Motorsports in this weekend’s ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway.
Landon Huffman, a native of Claremont, North Carolina, signed on with the team earlier this year and will drive the No.15 Catawba Valley Reclamation Toyota for this single race event. Huffman becomes the seventh different VMS driver to strap in behind the wheel of the No.15 car this season – joining an impressive list of talent which includes William Byron, Christopher Bell, Matt Tifft, Dakota Armstrong, Christian Eckes and Cole Williams.
The 20-year old Huffman is a full-time student studying Marketing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and possess a strong racing pedigree. Landon, son of former NASCAR driver Robert Huffman, has split his time behind the wheel this season racing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and the CARS Tour. In his first career CARS Tour start back in May Huffman sat on the pole and finished fifth at Hickory Motor Speedway. Overall, in 13-events this season he’s earned four top-5 and 12 top-10 finishes.
“This is truly one of the biggest highlights of my career so far,” said Huffman. “I’m humbled and thankful for the opportunity this coming weekend to drive for Venturini Motorsports. It’s been a long time coming – there’s been a lot of great people who’ve helped me get to this point in my career. I can’t think of a better opportunity to show what I can do inside a racecar.”
Huffman credits Venturini Motorsports for helping him prepare for his first career ARCA start.
“I’ve traveled with VMS several times throughout the season and have spotted a couple of times. There’s no doubt this has been helpful. Getting to know the guys and getting a feel for how the team operates at the track has been a great experience – I’m really comfortable with everyone and feel well prepared for the weekend. Billy (Venturini) has been a huge help prepping me – I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do and just maybe I’ll be able to help end Chase Briscoe’s current ARCA Series winning streak.”
Jeff McClure, who was the race winning crew chief for Christopher Bell in his first series start at Salem Speedway, will call the shots for Huffman at Berlin.
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About Catawba Valley Reclamation
Catawba Valley Reclamation (CVR) is “zero to landfill” recycling plant located in Hildebran, NC, focusing on services and programs for industries seeking disposal/recycling of post-industrial materials. While working primarily in plastics, packaging, textiles, and copper, they offer numerous turn-key solutions that keep facility operations clean. For more information on CVR visit – https://www.facebook.com/CatawbaValleyReclamation
Berlin ARCA 200 Schedule
On-track activities for the Berlin ARCA 200 begin with two practice sessions from 2:30-3:15 p.m. and final practice from 3:45-4:30 p.m. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell is at 6:00 p.m. with the Berlin ARCA 200 scheduled to start at 9:00 p.m. The 200-lap race is preceded by an on-track autograph session from 7:30-8:15 p.m., followed by pre-race ceremonies at 8:30 p.m. All times Eastern.
The 29th running of the Berlin ARCA 200 is live on the American Sports Network at 9:00 p.m. EST. AmericanSportsNet.com will stream the race live. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring and live chat of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activities.
ABOUT VENTURINI MOTORSPORTS:
Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Erik Jones, William Byron, Justin Allgaier, Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Ryan Blaney, Brennan Poole, Daniel Suarez, Brandon Jones and John Wes Townley. Over the years the Venturini name has become synonymous with modern-day racing in America. In 2012, the Venturini family was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and now find themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.