MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Rette Jones Racing announced Thursday that siblings Dominique and Tristan Van Wieringen will both compete in ARCA Menards Series competition beginning with Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire.
Dominique Van Wieringen will drive the team’s No. 30 DuroByte Ford Fusion in this weekend’s ARCA Menards Series season-opener, while brother Tristan will take the wheel two days later on Monday night at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway for the ARCA Menards Series East season-opener.
Overall, Dominique Van Wieringen is planning to compete in a number of ARCA Menards Series races, while Tristan is set to return to the East Series and run for the series’ championship.
Other races slated for Dominique Van Wieringen include Talladega Superspeedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Kansas Speedway.
As for Daytona, Dominique Van Wieringen returns to the 2.5-mile superspeedway after setting the fastest time in preseason testing last month. Saturday’s 80-lap race will mark her ARCA Menards Series debut.
“I’m really excited about getting this opportunity to compete at Daytona for Rette Jones Racing,” said Dominique Van Wieringen, a veteran of ARCA East competition. “As we proved last month, we have a really fast race car and I can’t wait to get on the track and showcase that speed once again and have the opportunity to race for a win in my ARCA debut.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
For Tristan Van Wieringen, he’s excited to return to the ARCA East Series after a brief sabbatical and is eager to chase a championship for Rette Jones Racing on the heels of the Mooresville, N.C.’s career-best year in the regional development series.
“2020 is going to be a lot of fun and obviously a big year for the Van Wieringen family,” offered Tristan Van Wieringen. “I’m very happy for my sister on elevating her racing career in ARCA while I get a chase to run for wins and chase a championship in the East Series with Mark.
“I think Rette Jones Racing proved a lot during the last half of the season last year and I’m eager to pick up where they left off. New Smyrna should be a lot of fun on Monday night.”
DuroByte, a leading provider of innovative electronic design, build and manufacturing, will support both Van Wieringen siblings.
“2020 is going to be busy for Rette Jones Racing, but I’m ready,” said team co-owner Mark Rette. “This is a unique situation having both Dominique and Tristan race for Rette Jones Racing.
“Both are extremely talented and are keen on delivering results. I think we’re going to win some races, but also have a lot of fun too.”