European Formula Driver, Alastair "Ali" Jackson Joins Venturini Motorsports in ARCA Racing Series
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Concord, NC (12/04/10) - Young Gun, Indy Lights, Asian and British Formula 3 driver Alastair (Ali) Jackson has signed on with Venturini Motorsports for the 2011-2012 ARCA Racing Seasons.
A native of Northern Ireland, Ali is the latest top European driver to set his sights on a successful career in NASCAR. Already a proven Formula driver, Ali has selected Venturini Motorsports to assist with his development and transition from open-wheel to stock car racing.
“Ali has tremendous talent and desire to succeed. We’re honored to have the opportunity to help him make the transition and achieve his professional goals…he’s an incredible addition to our team,” says Billy Venturini, General Manager of Venturini Motorsports.
Like many top-drivers, Ali started his racing career in Karting before moving up to the professional ranks.
In 2006, Ali began his professional career competing in the Asian Formula 3 Championship Series. As a rookie, at the age of 17, Ali became the youngest driver to win in series history, capturing 4 victories and 4 pole positions. In 2007 he moved to the competitive British Formula 3 Series and drove for Raikkonen Robertson Racing team where he finished 9th in the point standings. In 2009, Ali attracted the attention of United States based RLR-Andersen Racing, where he competed in the Firestone Indy Lights Series, capturing a season best 6th place finish at Long Beach.
Ali will compete in selective 2011 ARCA Racing Series events under the Venturini banner in preparation for a full season effort in 2012. Both team and driver are committed to structuring a strategic program in order to achieve their outlined goals.
Venturini Motorsports, fielding cars in the ARCA Racing Series, is one of the premier NASCAR Driver Development Programs in the country. Since 2007, Venturini Motorsports has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as, Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Scott Lagasse Jr., Brian Scott, Steve Arpin and Mikey Kile. For more information on Venturini Motorsports Driver Development program, contact Tom Venturini at 847.652.0067 or visit www.VenturiniMotorsports.com.
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