Teammates John Wes Townley & Cody Coughlin Finish Strong
Concord, NC (May 19, 2014) – Justin Boston basked in spotlight Sunday afternoon capturing his first career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory at Toledo Speedway. After a lackluster start to the 2014 season Boston erased any sour feelings with a dramatic late race pass of Grant Enfinger on lap 181 to seal his fate in the closing laps of a thrilling Menards 200 event.
“It’s great to be here in victory lane,” Boston said. “I’m not sure what to say even. So many times we’ve missed this; it’s good to finally get the win.”
The 24-year-old won in his 26th-career start and became the second driver in Venturini Motorsports history to earn a victory at the Ohio track. It was Venturini Motorsports first win at the Toledo Speedway since Bill Venturini’s victory on May 31, 1987 in the No. 25.
“This is just so great to win here in Toledo. I can’t thank all of the guys at Venturini Motorsports and all the guys back at the shop enough. All I had to do was drive the car, and it was fun to drive this car today.”
Boston started from the third position for the second time this season, driving the No.25 ZLOOP Computer and Electronic Recycling Centers – JACO Environmental Toyota Camry. Settling into third position immediately after the green flag waved, Boston reported a perfect No. 25 Toyota Camry early in the race. A Lap 50 caution provided an opportunity for the ZLOOP Computer and Electronic Recycling Centers team to change right-side tires and add fuel, and the quick pit stop placed Boston back into third position for the restart.
Boston remained a fixture in the top three for the next 27 laps around the .5-mile track before he took the lead on Lap 77. A Lap 103 caution provided another ideal opportunity for four tires and fuel. However, due to traffic on pit road, Boston was unable to take the top spot and restarted third. He continued to click off fast lap times and methodically took over the second position by Lap 120.
With 22 laps remaining in the event, Boston drove past the leader and regained the lead. Slipping back to the second position, Boston took the lead again from Enfinger on Lap 181 and held off a charge from Mason Mitchell to win.
The win was the culmination of a strong outing for all of Venturini Motorsports, who fielded four ARCA Racing Series entries this Sunday. Along with Boston, John Wes Townley finished fifth, Cody Coughlin finished sixth, and J.J. Haley finished 18th.
About Venturini Motorsports
Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Kevin Swindell, John Wes Townley and Erik Jones. Over the years the Venturini name has become synonymous with modern-day racing in America. In 2012, the Venturini family was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (www.NIASHF.org) and now find themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.
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About ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.