CONCORD, N.C. – Colorado native Dominic Ursetta will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut with Venturini Motorsports in next week’s ARCA Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway.
Ursetta recently signed to a two-race contract to drive the No. 55 Mosquito Patch /Arvada Excavating & Productive Data Solutions Toyota Camry. In addition to the ARCA Mobile 200, Ursetta will also compete in the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Salem Speedway April 26. Jeff McClure will be his crew chief.
“The ARCA Series is rich in history and has developed some great racers over the years,” Ursetta said. “Should be a lot of fun. It’s a great opportunity to start off here. No doubt this is the biggest race of my career so far.”
The 26-year old the Arvada, Colorado native is coming off a successful season in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series where he captured the 2014 Super Late Model Colorado State Championship. During his breakout season Ursetta notched 10 victories, along with an impressive second-place finishing average in 15 starts. During the same year he also won the track championship at Colorado National Speedway.
A first generation driver, Ursetta’s passion for racing started at the tender age of 6 watching his hometown hero, Rick Carelli (NASCAR/ARCA driver), called the “High Plains Drifter,” turn laps at Colorado National Speedway. Ursetta’s young driving career spans 10-years – competing early on in the IMCA Modified and SRL Series where he captured 34 wins and six track championships from 2007-2013.
Prior to his first series start, Ursetta will join teammate Brandon Jones (No.25 Ansell-Menards Toyota) for an open test at Mobile Int’l Speedway on Saturday, March 7.
Ursetta will become the 35th driver to make their ARCA debut with Venturini Motorsports adding his name to a list of current NASCAR drivers which in part include; this year’s Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano, Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Brennan Poole, Daniel Suarez, Ryan Reed and Justin Boston.
In their first VMS/ARCA start the following drivers found victory lane; Joey Logano (Rockingham, 08’), Scott Lagasse Jr. (Chicago, 08’), Sean Caisse (Rockingham, 09’), Alex Bowman (Madison, 11’), Brennan Poole (Salem, 11’) and Austin Theriault (Michigan, 14’). Also noteworthy, drivers Ryan Blaney and Clint King each won the Menard’s Pole Award presented by Ansell in their first series start with the team.
The ARCA Mobile 200 is scheduled for Saturday, March 14th at 2:00 p.m. CT. ARCAracing.com will provide live timing and scoring for all on-track activity.
-ARCA Racing Series Press Release & Photo