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Zane Smith Tops Team Performance with Fourth-Place Finish at Toledo Speedway, Christian Eckes Nets Top-10 and Natalie Decker Shines in Series Debut

Concord, North Carolina (May 22, 2017) – Venturini Motorsports (VMS) turned in solid performances across the board this weekend in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards thanks to the driving efforts of teenage rookies Zane Smith, Christian Eckes and Natalie Decker in Sunday’s Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway.

It was seventeen-year old Zane Smith topping the trio of talented drivers with a fourth-place finish behind the wheel of his No. 55 La Paz-Icon Vehicle Dynamics Toyota Camry. Smith, a native of Huntington Beach, CA and one of the most recent selections in this year’s 2017-18 NASCAR Next Class of drivers set a new ARCA career best with Sunday’s finish.

“We’re happy with the way it ended…bummed on how we started,” said Smith. “I slid in some water on pit road and stalled the car and lost a lot of positions. Our car was good…we just need to be a little better. We got a push when the sun came out.”

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Venturini Motorsports’ Drivers Zane Smith and Christian Eckes Making the Grade; Next Up Toledo Speedway

Concord, North Carolina (May 17, 2017) – Two drivers gaining national recognition this season in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards are seventeen-year-old Zane Smith and sixteen-year-old Christian Eckes. With twenty-seven combined series starts scheduled in 17’, the teenage duo are serving as this year’s main cornerstones for Venturini Motorsports potent Toyota driver development program.

Zane Smith, who made his series debut last season with Venturini Motorsports will carry the bulk of the load in terms of team starts this year with an ARCA schedule comprising of eighteen series starts. Missing out on Daytona and Talladega due to not meeting the series’ minimum age requirements, Smith will run the remainder of the season driving his No.55 VMS Toyota.

Smith returns to the track this weekend for the Menards 200 presented by Federated Auto Care at Toledo Speedway.

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Two Ohio Companies Partner with Ken Schrader Racing for the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care

Concord, N.C. – (May 17, 2017) – Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. announced today that Midwest Logistics Systems and K & L Ready Mix will serve as sponsors for its #52 Entry with driver Austin Theriault, for the May 21, 2017, Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway.

Midwest Logistics Systems located in Celina, Ohio served as an associate sponsor with Ken Schrader at the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.

K & L Ready Mix, headquartered in Ottawa, Ohio, has been one of the Ken Schrader dirt team sponsors for five years and also participated in the 2016 truck race at Eldora. The family-owned company has been in business since 1957. K & L Ready Mix is the leading supplier of ready mix concrete, brick, block and building supplies, serving Northwest Ohio.
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Anticipation Builds for Natalie Decker in Advance of ARCA Debut

Concord, North Carolina (May 16, 2017) – 19-year old Natalie Decker is poised and ready to join Venturini Motorsports (VMS) for her highly anticipated ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut during this weekend’s Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway.

Decker, a popular Midwest late model driver hailing from Eagle River, Wisconsin, will make her first team appearance on Sunday behind the wheel of her VMS prepared No.25 N29 Capital Partners Toyota Camry.

“I haven’t been this excited or nervous for a race in a long time,” says Natalie Decker. “I’ve been preparing mentally and physically since the moment we made our announcement. This will be my first shot driving a heavier, bigger ARCA car. I’ve put a lot of effort training at the gym and studying film to prepare. The support I’ve received from the team and my sponsor, N29 has been incredible – I’m so ready for that green flag!”

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Coughlin Going for Two-In-A-Row in Return to Roots at Toledo

COLUMBUS, OHIO – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Cody Coughlin is returning to his racing roots on Saturday at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway. Coughlin, the reigning ARCA/CRA Super Series champion, will step into his No. 1 JEGS.com Super Late Model for the first time this season at the Spring 200 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series.

The 21-year-old Ohio native returns as the defending winner of the event. Coughlin graced victory lane in the 100-lap Super Late Model portion of the Spring 200 one year ago at Toledo. That’s a big reason why Coughlin has decided to give up an off weekend from his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule to go racing at Toledo.

“I’m super excited to get back in my Late Model,” said Coughlin, a Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver. “Toledo was one of my favorite tracks even before I won there last year.”
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Natalie Decker Joins Venturini Motorsports in ARCA Racing Series; Toledo, Elko and Pocono Await

March 15, 2017 (Concord, NC) – Announced today, 19-year old Natalie Decker from Eagle River, WI will join Venturini Motorsports (VMS) for three races during the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season.

Complementing VMS’ already stout driver lineup, Decker, with sponsorship support from N|29 Capital Partners, will make her ARCA Series debut in consecutive race weekends starting with Toledo Speedway (May 21), Elko Speedway (June 3) and Pocono Raceway (June 9).

“This is definitely the biggest step in my racing career so far,” said Decker. “Racing takes sponsorship support, and it takes hearing a lot of No’s before you find a Yes. I’m so blessed and thankful to ‘N Twenty-Nine Capital Partners’ (N|29) for believing in me and providing this opportunity to compete with Venturini Motorsports.”

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Admirable Performance by JGR Development Driver Coughlin Despite Scratched Cornea

DELAWARE, OHIO — (April 13, 2015) — For much of the early stages of Saturday’s ARCA/CRA Super Series season-opening event at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway, the stout field of drivers were all following the leader of the pack; Cody Coughlin. Coughlin started on the pole position in the 7-Up 100 and powered his way into a comfortable lead in the opening laps in his JEGS number-one Toyota. And he did it all with a scratched cornea that he suffered in his left eye prior to the green flag.

Despite the irritation, the 19-year-old Joe Gibbs Racing development driver was the Pied Piper of the field for nearly 30 laps. As the circuits clicked off in the caution-free event, Coughlin eventually was passed for the top spot. Just as spotter Scott Wimmer suggested over the team radio, Coughlin rode in the leader’s tire tracks just waiting for his opportunity to pounce.

As the race fell into its 100-lap green flag run, Coughlin’s machine turned to the loose side. Coughlin battled hard for position in the top five as he weaved in and out of lapped traffic. Still, the driver kept fighting, knowing that there would still be an opportunity to race for the win if a caution flag flew in the race’s later stages.

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Cody Coughlin: 7-Up 100 News and Notes

Home State Race for Cody Coughlin

Cody Coughlin will make his second Super Late Model start of 2015 at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio this Saturday. The track is located just a little more than two hours north of his home in Delaware, Ohio. The Joe Gibbs Racing Development driver made his first start at the half-mile, high-banked oval April 23, 2011. He has made three previous starts; two of them have resulted in top-10 finishes. He has one start in the ARCA Racing Series, one in the ARCA/CRA Super Series, and one in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour.

Strong Runs in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS

This Saturday’s 7-Up 100 at Toledo Speedway will be Cody Coughlin’s ninth start in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. He made four starts in 2013 and another four in 2014. In those eight starts, he has one victory, three top-five’s, and six top-10 finishes. His victory came on Labor Day at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana. Last year, he finished seventh in ARCA/CRA Super Series event at Toledo Speedway.

Yellow & Black Look for Toledo

At this weekend’s 7-Up 100, Cody Coughlin will have a different look on his car than what fans are used to seeing at the short tracks. The car will have the famous JEGS yellow on the top part of the car with black on the sides with the famous number-one in black with a yellow outline. The car design is very close to the design he had for the ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona International Speedway, where he started second and finished fourth.

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Cody Coughlin Hoping for a Buckeye Win this Saturday at Toledo

DELAWARE, OHIO (April 8, 2015) — The Ohio State Buckeyes made this year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, but another Buckeye is hoping to go all the way to victory lane this weekend. Ohio native Cody Coughlin will attempt to sink a “buzzer shot” when he and Team JEGS competes in the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS season opener at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio.

Coughlin will make the two-hour trek from his home in Delaware, Ohio to compete in the 7-Up 100 this Saturday afternoon at the half-mile, high-banked oval.

This will be the fourth overall start for the Joe Gibbs Development Driver at Toledo Speedway and his second in a Super Late Model. Last year he competed twice at Toledo. He had a seventh place finish in the Border Wars 150 Super Late Model event and finished sixth in the ARCA Racing Series event.

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Russ Wood Back in Victory Lane after Shullick Breaks near Race End

Toledo, OH — Russ Wood became the first ISMA driver to win three features in the 10-year history of competition at Toledo Speedway. Wood, in the Holbrook 29, was running fourth with two laps to go when the yellow flew a Bob Bond crash into the wall. In the ensuing cleanup, Chris Perley, running third, fled to the pits for a new tire. Wood was now third. Dave Shullick Jr. sent the field into mayhem on the restart when the motor blew on his high flying 61. Cars scattered and spun every which way. Mike Lichty, who would have been the leader now, was sent to the rear for being involved in the caution. Russ Wood now sat in the lead spot and stayed there for two laps to win his first ISMA race since July 2005.

Wood was a little surprised to be in victory lane, but as the old phrase goes, you have to be there to be there. He said after the chaotic finish, “I think we had a third or fourth place car. But that’s racing. We were hanging in there to be in a place to be here. A couple guys broke or had problems and we were able to take advantage of it. We were pretty good, but not up to snuff to run with Chris or the 61 but we did all right. It was good in traffic. We were a little loose. We had struggled with it today. We’re lucky to even be here after the ride out. We’ll take the win. It’s been a long time since our last one here.”

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ISMA Heads West for Doubleheader at Toledo and Berlin

Oswego, NY — After a couple weeks off, the ISMA supers gear up for a two-day, two racetrack shows at Toledo Speedway in Ohio and Berlin Raceway in Michigan. These are the second and third events on the young 2009-race season for the traveling organization. Last year’s Toledo event met with heavy downpours and an eventual cancellation. The June Berlin show is a new entity, which will be in addition to their September two-day event.

The Toledo ISMA show has always been a popular one with fans and competitors alike as it brings in one of the top short track open-wheel shows in the Midwest. Friday, June 12 is the All American Coach/Qualite Sports Lighting “Fastest Short Track Show in the World”, featuring the ISMA Super Modifieds and Auto Value Super Sprints (AVSS). Past events have brought out a spirited speed fest between the two groups. The two groups will again be looking for bragging rights of which car is the fastest! With the fastest lap times hovering in the low 13-second bracket and below, the speeds are incredible and have made time trials an event in itself. Cameron Dodson owns the ultimate track record at 12:902 in an AVSS machine. ISMA’s Chris Perley holds their lap record at Toledo’s half mile at 13:116.

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