Venturini Motorsports Toledo Speedway Pre-Race Fast Facts

Venturini Motorsports

CONCORD, NC | SEPTEMBER 09, 2020

Series: ARCA Menards Series / ARCA Menards Series East
Track: Toledo Speedway
Date: 09/12/2020
Race: Royal Truck & Trailer 200
Duration: 200 laps / 100 miles
Segments: Segment one – at or near lap-75. Segment two – at or near lap-150.
TV/Radio: 5:00PM EST MAVTV and TrackPass on NBC Gold

ANOTHER FIRST: Saturday’s race will mark the first time during the 2020 season the ARCA Menards Series (AMS) and ARCA Menards Series East (AMSE) will compete in the same race, paying points for each Series.

DRIVER REPORT: This week’s VMS driver lineup:

  • Drew Dollar – No. 15 Sunbelt Rentals Toyota Camry
  • Chandler Smith – No. 20 JBL Toyota Camry
  • Michael Self – No. 25 Sinclair Oil, Champion Power Equipment Toyota Camry
  • Mason Diaz – No. 25E Craftsman Toyota Camry

TROPHY CHASING: VMS enters the weekends races with four victories at the half-mile short track. One by patriarch Bill Venturini in 1987 and the other three in 2014, 2015 and 2019 by Justin Boston, Todd Gilliland and Chandler Smith respectively.

PREVIOUS STARTS: With Saturday’s stop being the third visit of 2020 for AMS and second for AMSE, all four VMS drivers have seen action at the historic half-mile speedway this season.

REPLACEMENT: Toledo Speedway’s double-feature event, replaces the originally scheduled ARCA Menards Series race at Salem Speedway as well as the ARCA Menards Series East event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

SCHEDULE: AMS officials will hold practice from 1:45-2:30PM followed by General Tire Pole Qualifying at 3:30PM EST.

SOCIAL: Fans can interact with VMS and their drivers on social media utilizing the different outlets:

  • Facebook: VenturiniMotorsports
  • Twitter: @VenturiniMotor
  • Instagram: VenturiniMotorsports
  • Hashtags: #FlyTheV #TeamToyota #DINOracing #PoweringChampions

QUOTES:

Drew Dollar – No. 15 Sunbelt Rentals Toyota Camry

“It’ll be nice to see a track I’ve been able to become familiar with this season. Toledo Speedway makes for some good racing, so I am looking forward to going back there. Looking forward to putting together a good run for my Sunbelt Rentals team.”

Chandler Smith – No. 20 JBL Toyota Camry

“Looking forward to going back to Toledo Speedway this weekend with my JBL Toyota Camry guys. Venturini Motorsports has put together another fast car and Toledo has been one of my favorite short tracks to visit in the past. Looking forward to going out there and contending for the win.”

Michael Self – No. 25 Sinclair Oil, Champion Power Equipment Toyota Camry

“Last time we were at Toledo Speedway I felt like we made some really big gains with our car between the first and second race. We were in contention for a top-three in the second race before the rain came, but when that ended things early, we had to settle for a fourth-place finish, which I didn’t think showed how good we really were. I believe we’ve continued to improve since then, but we have to get some luck on our side and put together a smooth race from start to finish. If we can do that, I know we’re capable of finishing toward the front of the field.”

Mason Diaz – No. 25E Craftsman Toyota Camry

“I can’t wait to get back to Toledo Speedway with my Venturini Motorsports team, especially after coming off a third-place finish at Dover (International Raceway) our last time out. Hopefully we can bring the momentum from there back to Toledo. Earlier this year we showed speed but had a mechanical failure out of our control. I’m ready for the Royal Truck & Trailer 200 in my Craftsman Toyota Camry.”