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Superspeedway Domination Carries over to the Road Course for Venturini Motorsports

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Steve Arpin, Mikey Kile, Tire Kingdom 150 presented by ModSpace

Superspeedway Domination Carries over to the Road Course for Venturini Motorsports

Emily Teeter
Venturini Motorsports
February 9, 2010

JUPITER, FL (02/09/10) - Venturini Motorsports loaded the haulers after a successful ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards debut at Daytona Int’l Speedway and headed further South to the open test session at Palm Beach Int’l Raceway.

The Venturini Motorsports team brought drivers Steve Arpin, Mikey Kile, and Alli Owens to the test in preparation for the Tire Kingdom 150 presented by ModSpace at West Palm Beach Int’l Raceway on February 27th.

Venturini Motorsports also brought on board road course veteran Chris Cook to assist the 3 drivers. Cook is not expected to drive in the race at Palm Beach Int’l Raceway, he drove at the open test session merely to assist and give guidance the Venturini Motorsports Development Drivers.

It was no surprise that Chris Cook posted the fastest time at the top of the practice charts (78.857/92.355mph). Steve Arpin was fastest overall among the drivers that will race in the Tire Kingdom 150 presented by ModSpace (79.495/91.613mph).

“Venturini Motorsports brought a great car to the test session at Palm Beach. Last year I was able to get my feet wet in the road course race at New Jersey and gain some experience,” said Arpin. “We spent the morning test session tuning in on the car and then I was able to spend the afternoon with the help of Chris Cook to fine-tune my road course skills. I feel very confident going into the race at Palm Beach. It was awesome being fastest at the road course practice. That just goes to show the great race packages that Venturini Motorsports puts together.”

Mikey Kile, who qualified outside pole at the Daytona International Speedway this past weekend, was the fastest Toyota during practice and 6th overall quickest (79.805/91.257mph).

“Venturini Motorsports and I were very pleased with the way the test went. I attended the Bob Bondurant School in Phoenix, AZ during the off-season to get some road course racing experience and tips. I’m really glad I went because I was able to transfer what I gained at the school to my racecar,” said Kile. “We ran real consistent fast laps at the test and that is what it is going to take to run up front during the race. The driver and team with the least mistakes and most consistent laps is the one who will win the race and Venturini Motorsports and I have that package.”

The no. 15 ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevy with driver Alli Owens rounded out practice in the 18th position (83.833/86.873mph).

“Palm Beach Int’l Speedway is an awesome track. I learned a lot from Arpin and Chris Cook since we all shared the same car during the test,” said Owens. “I originally wasn't supposed to test at Palm Beach, so it was really nice of Steve and Billy to let me hop in the car for a few laps. I’m glad I got some time to know the track and I can't wait to go back and race!”

“As far as Venturini Motorsports goes, I think their road course package is going to be a real threat at Palm Beach and New Jersey,” said Alli Owens. “Billy and the guys have a good handle on what it takes to make these cars really fast and really smooth.”

Venturini Motorsports will be fielding 4 cars for The Tire Kingdom 150 presented by ModSpace. The race will take place at Palm Beach Int’l Raceway on February 27th. The green flag will drop at 1:00pm ET to start the 150-mile race.

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