Venturini Motorsports Signs Future NASCAR Prospect Corey Heim for 2021 ARCA Menards Series

Published 01/13/2021, 5:00 AM EST
AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 10: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, lead the field to turn one after taking the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


Another puzzle piece has fallen in place, but this time it’s in the ARCA Menards Series. As it turns out, the Venturini Motorsports (VMS) team signed Toyota Racing Development driver, Corey Heim.

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The 18-year-old is expected to race for the team on a full-time basis in the #20 Toyota Camry for the new season. The Georgia-born driver debuted in the ARCA Menards Series in 2019 at the age of 16.

Of course, he was limited to a handful of short track events. Nevertheless, he managed to raise plenty of eyebrows before he moved to VMS. To further stamp his authority, he snatched his first win at the season finale at the Kansas Speedway.

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“It’s been a long time coming, but I’m excited to get my shot running for championship in the ARCA series,” says Heim. “It’s a great honor to race under the Venturini Motorsports banner with the confidence of Toyota behind me. I’ve got high expectations.”

Who will link up with Corey Heim in 2021?

When Heim takes the wheel of the car, Shannon Rursch will act as his Crew Chief. It is worth mentioning that the duo will begin working together when the season kicks off on January 15th and 16th.

Around this time, the ARCA Menards paddock conducts open testing at the Daytona International Speedway. Corey Heim also insisted that the outfit has many resources and is targeting wins.

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He is also confident that a Crew Chief of Rursch’s caliber can lead the team to glory. Heim praised his drive to succeed and admitted that the two of them are getting along well with each other.

However, he acknowledged that the season is long and just about anything can happen. Corey Heim also knows that he is young and still has a lot to learn as a driver.

However, he will take everything in a step-by-step process and set realistic goals. Having said that, he is hoping to try to gun for the ARCA Menards title.

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