Venturini Motorsports Sweeps ARCA Testing at Talladega
Mikey Kile Leads Charge in Day 1 at 'Dega
Series PR Report
There has been nary a test in 2010 during which the Venturini Motorsports team did not top the speed charts. Tuesday's ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards open test at Talladega Superspeedway was no exception.

In fact, Venturini Motorsports, with five teams in the line-up, took the top four positions with Westlake, Louisiana's Mikey Kile leading the charge. Kile, in the no. 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota, circled the 2.66-mile superspeedway in 50.836 seconds, an average speed of 188.370 mph. Kile's teammates John Wes Townley, Mark Thompson and Steve Arpin followed on the chart giving Toyota the top four spots.

Fairhope, Alabama favorite Grant Enfinger (RAB Racing Ford) was fifth overall ahead of Alex Kennedy (Capital City Motorsports), Kyle Martel (Bill Martel Racing), Alli Owens (Venturini Motorsports), Frank Kimmel (Kimmel Racing) and Dakoda Armstrong (Cunningham Motorsports). Martel, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, made the most laps during the test, circling the track 55 times.

ARCA/NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran Chad McCumbee, who was 12th fastest overall, subbed for the absent Nick Igdalsky in the Andy Belmont Racing no. 1 Ford.

Today's test, originally scheduled to get underway at 9:00 AM local time Tuesday morning, was delayed until early afternoon because of overnight and early morning rain showers.

In all, 24 drivers posted time and speed in today's session in preparation for the 250-mile ARCA race at Talladega on Friday, April 23rd.

With weather forecasters predicting clear, sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-70s, the ARCA Racing Series will resume with a full day of open testing Wednesday with on-track time scheduled from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards
Talladega Superspeedway Open Test (3/23-24/10)
Results, Day 1 (3-23-10)

NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN MAKE TIME SPEED
1 25 Mikey Kile/Westlake LA Toyota 50.836 188.370
2 35 John Wes Townley/Watkinsville GA Toyota 50.944 187.971
3 66 Mark Thompson/Cartersville GA Toyota 51.151 187.210
4 55 Steve Arpin/Fort Frances ON Toyota 51.241 186.882
5 09 Grant Enfinger/Fairhope AL Ford 51.325 186.576
6 38 Alex Kennedy/Aztec NM Dodge 51.338 186.528
7 43 Kyle Martel/Lebanon PA Chevy 51.345 186.503
8 15 Alli Owens/Daytona Beach FL Chevy 51.457 186.061
9 44 Frank Kimmel/Clarksville IN Ford 51.551 185.758
10 22 Dakoda Armstrong/New Castle IN Dodge 51.554 185.747
11 16a Joey Coulter/Miami Springs FL Chevy 51.742 185.072
12 1 Chad McCumbee/Supply NC Ford 51.752 185.036
13 77 Tom Hessert/Cherry Hill NJ Dodge 51.767 184.983
14 5 Bobby Gerhart/Lebanon PA Chevy 51.834 184.744
15 60a Patrick Sheltra/Indiantown FL Dodge 52.064 183.928
16 0 Butch Jarvis/Blountville TN Dodge 52.224 183.364
17 01 Bill Baird/Sturgis KY Dodge 52.257 183.248
18 31 Tim George Jr./New York NY Chevy 52.263 183.227
19 32a Justin Marks/Rocklin CA Toyota 52.270 183.203
20 42 Scott Stenzel/Orlando FL Ford 52.411 182.710
21 06 Brett Hudson/Owensboro KY Chevy 53.001 180.676
22 48a James Hylton/Inman SC Ford 53.243 179.855
23 75 Benny Chastain/Tallahassee FL Chevy 53.406 179.306
24 131 Brent Brevak/Eau Claire WI Dodge 55.650 172.076




Mikey Kile