Tom Hessert Returns to Iowa Speedway; Site of First Career ARCA Victory

Venturini Motorsports

CONCORD, NC (July 5, 2016) – After an idle Fourth of July weekend, Tom Hessert and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards return to action this week in the ARCA 150 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 9.

Hessert, a five time winner in the ARCA Series, earned his first career win at Iowa in 2010.

Tom Hessert at Michigan ARCA Racing“It’s true what they say, you never forget your first victory,” says Hessert. “It’s always special to go back to Iowa and compete. Not only do I have good memories at this place, but the track really fits my style of driving – it’s a unique short track, races like a superspeedway – can’t wait to get back this weekend.”

After 10 of 20 season events, Hessert, fourth in the ARCA Series point standings, will kick-off the second half of the season driving the No.25 Flexzilla® – Legacy Manufacturing Toyota for Venturini Motorsports.

Earlier in the season Venturini Motorsports and Legacy™ Manufacturing Company announced their strategic marketing partnership with core emphasis on promoting the company’s well-known Flexzilla® brand.

Legacy™ Manufacturing Company, with corporate headquarters in Marion, IA, is a manufacturer of high-quality, durable equipment for professional and domestic use. Legacy™ is the driving force behind the popular Flexzilla® brand of air and water hoses, extension cords and other products designed to make your work easier than ever. Leading edge technology and premium materials have established Flexzilla® as the industry leader.

Iowa Speedway Weekend Schedule for ARCA 150 presented by Casey’s General Store
Practice for the Iowa ARCA 150 will begin on Saturday, July 9 from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell following at 3:15 p.m. The Iowa ARCA 150 is live on FS2 at 8 p.m. local Central time. Live Timing and Scoring and live Chat will also be available at

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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.