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Three Victories in Eight Races – Looking for the Fourth at Iowa Speedway

Stock Car Racing Topics:  Prairie Meadows 200, Steve Arpin, Mikey Kile

Three Victories in Eight Races – Looking for the Fourth at Iowa Speedway

Emily Teeter
Venturini Motorsports
July 6, 2010

CONCORD, NC (07-06-10) Venturini Motorsports will travel the distance to take on the 7/8-mile tri-oval of Iowa Speedway for the Prairie Meadows 200 with momentum from victory at Michigan International Speedway.

Consecutive wins aren’t unfamiliar to Venturini Motorsports as Steve Arpin won Salem Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway back-to-back in April. The team looks to do this once again with Mikey Kile. Coming off of his first ARCA victory at Michigan International Speedway, Kile looks for the winner’s circle at Iowa Speedway.

While this will be Kile’s first start in the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards at Iowa Speedway, it will not be his first laps around the track. Mikey Kile ran in the Hooter’s Pro Cup Series at Iowa Speedway in September 2008.

“I am really looking forward to racing at Iowa Speedway. I raced at Iowa in 2008 in the Hooters Pro Cup Series and loved the track and the side-by-side racing it brings. To me, Iowa is a short track with a speedway feel - you have to drive it like a speedway,” said Kile. “I feel like having raced here before will help out quite a bit even though it is a different car. Coming back here in an ARCA car is going to be awesome. The cars have so much more horsepower. I'm just really anxious to get to the track after winning at Michigan and having almost away from the track.”

Steve Arpin will be dusting off the dirt from his home track appearance at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota just three days prior to the Prairie Meadows 200 to pilot the no. 55 Mike’s Hard Lemonade Toyota. Steve Arpin will be racing in the Napa Auto Parts Gopher State 50 in the USRA Modified division on Wednesday July 7th at Deer Creek Speedway. Arpin will be behind the wheel of the no. 55 Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Mike Sorenson prepared modified.

He will then travel to Iowa for driver appearances. Arpin and the no. 55 Mike’s Hard Lemonade Toyota will be at Fareway Stores in Ankey, IA from 2:00-5:00pm on Thursday. But between dirt races and driver appearances, Arpin really looks forward to hoping back in the ARCA car at Iowa.

“Iowa Speedway is definitely the track I look forward to the most on the entire schedule. It is the closest track to my hometown that we race at,” said Arpin. “I grew up racing dirt cars in Canada, all through Minnesota, and Northern Iowa. There are so many fans, family and friends around that area that come out to the Iowa race to support me. I’m looking forward to being able to enjoy this weekend with lots of the people that have been a part of helping me get to where I am at today.

“Along with all of our fans from Canada and the Minnesota area, we are going to have a lot of retailers, distributors, and customers of Mike’s Hard Lemonade there with us this weekend. It is going to be a lot of fun getting all these people at the track and letting them be a part of our race program and just enjoying the weekend with them. Whenever there is Mike’s Hard Lemonade around, it’s usually a good time! And when you have a lot of Mike’s and all the people that make the company so successful, it is bound to be a real good time!”

The odds of finding the winner’s circle at Iowa Speedway are very high for Venturini Motorsports, as the team has won three out of the eight races thus far in the 2010 season. But which Venturini Motorsports driver will take the checkered flag first? Make sure to catch the Prairie Meadows 200 live on SPEED. The green flag will drop at 8:00PM CT on Saturday July 10th at Iowa Speedway for 175 miles of racing.

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