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Venturni teammates Michael Self and Justin Boston lead day two of testing

As the same with the past, Venturini Motorsports kept their cars at the top of the speed charts when it came to testing. Michael Self led the morning session while Justin Boston led the afternoon session.

Rookie Michael Self led the morning single-car session with a speed of 181.704 mph to top the charts. Self is looking to make his first Daytona start and first start in the ARCA Racing Series after success in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. Last season, Self scored three wins, 10 top fives and 13 top 10s in the 15 races to finish fourth in points for car owner Jim Offenbach.

Cunningham Motorsports veteran Tom Hessert was second as he enters his seventh year in the ARCA Racing Series, looking to win his first championship. Hessert’s best points finish was a third in 2010. Last year, he finished fourth in points with one win, seven top fives and 12 top 10s in 21 races.

Eight-time Daytona 200 winner Bobby Gerhart was third, followed by Justin Boston and Cole Powell.

Yesterday’s chart topper John Wes Townley was sixth followed by Grant Enfinger, Austin Wayne Self, Scott Hubler and Mason Mingus.

The afternoon session featured drafting with Venturini Motorsports driver Justin Boston topping the charts with a lap of 49.019 seconds. That is 0.027 seconds quicker than the quickest time from Friday’s draft session, set by Boston’s teammate Townley. Boston, the 013 SCOTT Rookie of the Year, drove his No. 25 ZLOOP Toyota to eight top fives and 16 top 10s to finish third in the standings. The 24-year-old is still looking for his first career win as he enters his sophomore season.

Justin Allison, grandson of NASCAR Legend Donnie Allison, was second quickest in his BCR Racing ride. Allison made his ARCA debut last year at Kansas, finishing 11th. Spencer Gallagher was third followed by Townley and Tyler Reddick.

Leilani Munter was sixth followed by Self, Michael Sheldon, Alex Guenette and Mario Gosselin. Gunette was the 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year.

The last day of the three day test will take place on Sunday with a single-car session in ht morning, followed by drafting-session in the afternoon.

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