CONCORD, N.C. – Seventeen-year-old Corey Heim has joined Venturini Motorsports to compete in multiple events across the ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West.
“I am really looking forward to getting into one of Venturini Motorsports Toyotas and hitting the track this season,” said Heim. “Last year was a step in the right direction for me and I think with everything I learned and Venturini’s amazing track record in ARCA, we will be a threat each and every week we show up. It’s going to be a lot of fun running in all three ARCA Series and I’m looking forward to racing on short tracks, dirt tracks and road-courses.”
Hailing from Marietta, Ga., Heim made his ARCA debut last year with a fifth-place finish at Florida’s Five Flags Speedway. Continuing to run a partial campaign throughout the season, Heim tallied up 11 more top-10 finishes and seven top-five finishes, leading 15 laps in 12 additional races. All of this was coupled with Heim running late model stock cars and super late models throughout the Southeast.
“In continuing with our goal to make our driver development program as strong as possible, I am excited to welcome Corey Heim as the newest addition. He was a tough competitor on-track last season and I am glad to have him as part of our program so we don’t have to race against him this year,” said team owner Billy Venturini. “Heim has proven himself to be a threat each week and will only help us continue to expand our ARCA East and West Series programs.”
Heim’s schedule will include the short tracks, dirt tracks and road courses that make up the three ARCA schedules. Kicking off the year, Heim will see ARCA East action at New Smyrna Speedway before heading to Five Flags Speedway. He will make one more East start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, along with two West Series starts at Sonoma Raceway and Phoenix Raceway. Rounding out his busy schedule will be two ARCA starts at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds and Kansas Speedway.