Corey Heim will have his first opportunity to claim a championship in the ARCA Menards Series next season, as the 18-year-old will return to Venturini Motorsports for a full-time ride. The Marietta, Georgia-native will pilot the No. 20 JBL Audio Toyota Camry in all 20 ARCA Menards Series events in 2021, beginning with the February 13th season-opener at Daytona International Speedway.
“It’s been a long time coming, but I’m excited to get my shot running for championship in the ARCA series,” says Heim. “It’s a great honor to race under the Venturini Motorsports banner with the confidence of Toyota behind me. I’ve got high expectations.”
Heim claimed his first win in the ARCA Menards Series in the 2020 season-finale, driving the No. 10 Toyota for Andy Hillenburg’s Fast Track Racing – in a partnership with Venturini Motorsports.
Venturini Motorsports crew chief, Shannon Rursch, will call the shots atop the pit box for Heim in 2021. The two will officially begin their journey together starting this weekend (January 15-16) when the ARCA Menards Series kicks-off the season with open testing at Daytona International Speedway.
“This team has a ton of resources and expects to win every time we hit the track. Having a guy like Shannon (Rursch) leading the team is a great thing, he’s really determined and we’ve already developed some great chemistry going on from working together last season. It’s a long season. There’s still a lot for me to learn as a driver, but I’m gonna take it one week at a time – our goal is to finish at the top when we leave Kansas in October.”