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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Steve Arpin, South Jersey Building Trades 150


Emily Teeter
Venturini Motorsports
September 11, 2009

Millville, NJ (Friday, September 11) – As the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series nears its end, rookie driver Steve Arpin will make a right turn this weekend, running the 12-turn, 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway road course in the South Jersey Building Trades 150 at New Jersey Motorsports Park. This weekend’s event will be the young Canadians first road course race in his already impressive career.

The Fort Frances, Ontario native already has a resume full of dirt modified experience, dirt late model, Ice oval snowmobile races, mini sprints, USAC Silver Crown, ARCA Lincoln Welder Truck, CRA late model, ARCA RE/MAX Series and now he will be able to add a road course.

“This is going to be a fun weekend, road course racing is something that I have never done before, but I think I am going to be good” said Arpin. “I know we have a good car coming into the race, so I can really concentrate on learning the track and hitting my marks. I’ve got an awesome spotter coming and Billy is a great coach. I think we have the whole package that is needed to have a great finish this weekend.”

During a private test August 4th, Steve Arpin and the Venturini Team spent the day helping Arpin get acclimated with the 12-turn road course. Crew Chief and former ARCA driver Billy Venturini is no veteran to the NJMP road course and helped walk Steve through the shifting and braking points throughout the track.

“I am very optimistic about this weekend, said Crew Chief Billy Venturini.” “We had a solid performance last year here and expect the same this year. Steve is an awesome driver so I believe he will take to road course racing quickly.”

With just four races remaining, Arpin sits in the seventh position in the ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings with 3 races remaining after this weekend’s event at NJMP.

Entering New Jersey, Arpin has 17 ARCA RE/MAX Series starts to his credit. During his first ARCA season, Arpin has accumulated 3 top-fives and posted 9 top-10 finishes. Since leaving Eddie Sharp Racing and moving to the Venturini Motorsports Team August 1st, Arpin has posted strong results with 2 Top-five and 2 Top-ten finishes, competing in only 5 events.

The South Jersey Building Trades 150 (150 miles / 67 laps) is the 18th of 21 events on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The second ARCA event held at the New Jersey Motorsports Park is a two-day show. Practice begins Saturday, September 12 with a one hour practice session planned from 12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. A final “happy hour” session has been etched in for 1:50 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. The field will take the green flag on Sunday, September 13 shortly after 1:00 p.m. The event will not be televised but broadcast coverage will be available live through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.

For more on Steve Arpin and marketing partnership opportunities please visit www.stevearpin.net.

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