It’s a Pattern - Venturini Motorsports Five for Five at Open Testing
Topics: Steve Arpin, Mikey Kile
BROOKLYN, MI (05-26-10) If you are taking bets on the quickest car at an open test session for the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards, good advice would be to look towards one of the Venturini Motorsports’ ARCA Championship contenders.
Combined, Mikey Kile and Steve Arpin have swept the open testing for the 2010 season, making Venturini Motorsports undefeated. And coincidently, it is a pattern for which of the drivers is quickest; they seem to alternate each test.
Mikey Kile, driver of the no. 25, was quickest at Daytona International Speedway. Steve Arpin, driver of the no. 55, was quickest at the next test at Palm Beach International Raceway. Then to Texas Motor Speedway where Mikey Kile was quickest, but Steve Arpin won the race. Arpin topped the charts at Talladega Superspeedway. Then to the latest test at Michigan International Speedway where Mikey Kile was quickest for his third time this season.
The two teammates push each other to their highest potential, sharing notes and tips along the way. The team environment is an added bonus to the great equipment and great opportunity that Venturini Motorsports provides each driver.
“I don't think there is a limit on how fast Steve and I can drive these racecars. If one of us is faster than the other, then we get the mentality that if his car will go that fast then mine can too. So we just go out and push a little harder each time,” said Kile. “We are like kids again when are racing, trying to up one on the other. We push each other to our limits and it’s making us both better racecar drivers. I think that's why you see the Venturini Motorsports cars at the top of the sheets all the time.”
Mikey Kile was quickest of the 31 cars that tested at the 2-mile speedway in preparation for The Racing for Wildlife 200 on June 11th; Kile turned a lap of 39.430 seconds at 182.602mph. Teammate Steve Arpin was fifth overall quickest at the end of the day at 181.461mph (39.678 seconds). Alli Owens maintained the 13th quickest lap despite blowing a motor after only a few laps into testing.
After a successful test at Michigan International Speedway, the team looks ahead to Pennsylvania for the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 at Pocono Raceway on June 5th. The green flag will drop at 1:00 PM ET for 200 miles of racing. The race will be aired on SPEED at 4:00 PM ET. For live coverage, tune into arcaracing.com or follow the team on twitter (@venturinimotor).
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