CONCORD, N.C. – Seventeen-year-old Clint King is back with Venturini Motorsports and ready for action under the lights this weekend at Berlin Raceway in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Primera Plastics 200.
King will be driving the No.55 Speedrack Products/Nashville Wire Toyota with crew chief Jeff McClure on-hand calling the shots.
King stunned fellow competitors in his series debut in 2011, wining the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell on his 16th birthday at Madison Int’l Speedway and finishing third in in the race. He backed up his performance by claiming back-to-back Pole Awards in his second start at Salem Speedway.
King’s last start in the ARCA series came almost a year-to-the-date where he finished fifth at Madison.
“I’m excited to get back behind the wheel this weekend. It’s been a tough season with limited opportunities but thanks to my sponsors; SPEEDRACK and Nashville Wire I’m able to rejoin the team (VMS) this weekend at Berlin and hopefully pick up where we left off,” said King.
Although relatively silent behind the wheel this season, King is focused on the future and plans to return to racing full time in 2014.
“Sitting out and concentrating on the big picture (sponsorship) has been my main priority this year. So far this year I’ve only raced Denny Hamlin’s Short Track Showdown and a K&N deal at Bowman Gray. Besides that I’ve been sitting at home watching these guys race on TV. It’s been tough but I have to focus on the business side of things and be conservative so I can put together a solid package in 2014 to run a full season.”