Concord, North Carolina (August 24, 2017) – Twenty year old Natalie Decker will make her triumphant return on home turf when the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards returns to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin’s Road America on Sunday, August 27.
Decker, the popular female rookie driver who splashed onto the ARCA scene earlier this season, will make her first professional road course event behind the wheel of her specially prepared Venturini Motorsports No.25 Toyota.
A native of Eagle River, Wisconsin, Decker will unveil her sleek red, white and black Toyota Camry featuring a special paint scheme honoring past and present racing hero’s and champions coming out of her home state of Wisconsin.
For decades the state of Wisconsin has built a strong reputation of delivering some of the biggest names to the highest levels of stock car racing. Decker’s “Wisconsin Where Champions are Born” Toyota will highlight eight Wisconsin drivers who’ve made their impact on the sport – Dick Trickle, Dave Shear, Alan Kulwicki, Dave Marcis, Larry Detjenes, Jim Sauter, Scott Wimmer and Matt Kenseth.
“Saying I’m excited to race at this level in front of my home state fans is truly and understatement,” says the lively Decker. “Racing has played a big part of my life and of course my family’s history – we wanted to do something special and came up with the idea to honor Wisconsin born racers who helped put our great state on the map – not only regionally but in the national spotlight as well.”
“None of this would’ve been possible without the support of my sponsor N29 Capital Partners – I can’t thank them enough and also Musselman’s Big Cup Apple Sauce for coming on board this weekend to help make my dream a reality.”
Keeping with the Wisconsin theme, Decker will also carry the logo of the upcoming World Championship Snowmobile Derby to be held January 18-21, 2018 in Eagle River, Wisconsin.
Owned and promoted by her father, Chuck Decker, the World Championship Snowmobile Derby is not only the largest and most prestigious snowmobile competition in the sport, it is one of the highest ranking winter sport events in the Midwest and recognized around the world. Known as the “Indianapolis 500 of Snowmobile Racing” the Derby attracts more than 40,000 spectators annually.
Sunday’s race at Road America will mark Natalie’s fifth start of the ARCA season. She claimed a career best 10th place finish in her most recent outing last month at Pocono Raceway.
Victories and a strong fan base have been a part of Natalie Decker’s life and career since she first got behind the wheel of a go-kart. In the years since, she has won races and championships, all leading up to this next step in her pursuit of breaking through into the ranks of NASCAR.
A second generation driver and former member of NASCAR’s ‘Drive for Diversity’ program, Decker is more than ready to take the next step in her career development in hopes of adding her name to an impressive list of NASCAR drivers to come out of her home state.
The sole road course event on ARCA’s schedule, Road America features a 4-mile, 14-turn road circuit. Considered one of the country’s premier racing facilities hosting a variety of racing series including the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the Verizon INDY Series.
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Road America 100 Event Information
The Road America ARCA 100 is Sunday, August 27. The series will have two practice sessions as well as group qualifying on Saturday. The race will begin at 12:00 p.m. cst and will be tape-delayed on MAVTV at a later date. ARCAracing.com will have live timing/scoring as well as a live audio call of the event.
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, Christopher Bell, Justin Allgaier, Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Brennan Poole, Kyle Benjamin, Daniel Suarez, and Brandon Jones. 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.