Even though the green flag is set to fly this weekend on the 2023 ARCA Menards Series season at Daytona International Speedway, we are still getting details on who will be competing in the ARCA East and ARCA West Series.
On Wednesday, Venturini Motorsports and Sean Hingorani announced that their schedules for the 2023 ARCA Menards Series season just got busier, with the 16-year-old now scheduled to compete full-time on the West Series circuit.
The announcements comes on the heels of a mid-January announcement that Hingorani would compete full-time in the ARCA Menards Series East, piloting the No. 15 Toyota Camry.
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As previously announced, the Newport Beach, California-native will also compete in ARCA Menards Series events at Berlin, Mid-Ohio, and Toledo.
“This is definitely going to be a learning year for us with a new team and so many new tracks that we’ll be seeing for the first time,” proclaims Hingorani. “Our goal is to be competitive and really put ourselves in a position to win the race every time out. Ultimately I want to keep progressing in my career and win championships! I’m confident running with VMS and Toyota is going to give me a real shot of reaching these goals in 2023 and beyond.”
With Wednesday’s announcement, Venturini Motorsports is now fielding a full-time entry in all three divisions of the ARCA Menards Series.
“Sean has a sizable schedule for this year. Our goal is to make the most out of it and compete for wins. We’re excited to help him grow as a driver so he can reach the top levels of NASCAR,” said team owner Billy Venturini. “I’m looking forward to going out west and traveling to cities I’m not as familiar with. I’ve been in racing for 41 years so to be able to spice it up with new variety is a welcome change for me and my team.”
Throughout the ARCA Menards Series West season, Venturini Motorsports will be collaborating with Jerry Pitts Racing.
“I have known Jerry for a long time and I have a lot of trust in him,” explains Billy Venturini. “On top of that, it’s always fun when you can work with old friends to achieve goals. I just want to thank him for helping to make this west venture possible with both VMS and Jerry Pitts Racing.”
Pitts has shared his enthusiasm regarding this new challenge. “I’m looking forward to being able to collaborate with Venturini Motorsports on the ARCA West project with Billy and the team.”
The 2023 ARCA Menards Series West schedule will begin at Phoenix Raceway on March 10, while the ARCA East campaign will begin at Five Flags Speedway on March 25.