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Venturini Motorsports Eager to Get Back Racing with Johanna Long at Iowa

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Johanna Long, Prairie Meadows 200

Venturini Motorsports Eager to Get Back Racing with Johanna Long at Iowa

Nic Moncher
Venturini Motorsports
July 9, 2009

CONCORD, NC (7/9/09) – ARCA RE/MAX Series powerhouse team, Venturini Motorsports is ready to get back racing this weekend in the Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway with 17-year old Blizzard Series standout Johanna Long. Saturday’s race will mark Long’s much-anticipated debut with the team.

“Our whole team is very excited to take Johanna to Iowa this weekend,” commented crew chief Billy Venturini. “She is a proven young talent in the late model ranks and I am excited at this opportunity to work with her, she is a racer at heart and I know she will get the job done.”

Even though the July 11th race will be Long’s first race with Venturini Motorsports and the ARCA RE/MAX Series, she has visited the famed track before. Long and her Venturini Motorsports No. 25 team participated in an open test at the Speedway earlier in the month. She quickly adapted to her new environment and found herself towards the top of the board all afternoon. Under the guidance of seasoned crew chief Billy Venturini, Long learned the car and walked away ready to get back racing.

“To have this opportunity to race a Venturini Motorsports car is truly an honor, and I am truly excited to see racing action this Saturday night,” commented an ecstatic Johanna Long. “This team (Venturini Motorsports) has continually proven themselves week in and week out, and after testing a few weeks ago I can see why. Not only was my car a rocket ship, it handled very well all day long.”

Long will be running the No. 25 Karl Chevrolet, Maui Shower Company, PME Engines Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS around the tight 7/8-mile speedway. Venturini Motorsports has prepared chassis No. 26 for Long, which last saw racing action earlier this season at Rockingham Speedway, where Alex Yontz wheeled it to a Top 10 finish.

“Johanna participated in the open test with us a few weeks ago, and she adapted very well. Once acclimated she quickly found herself at the top of the board, and that is a testament to her ability as well as our team’s driving force,” said Billy Venturini. “We are excited for Saturday night’s race and I know we will be a force to be reckoned with by evenings end.”

Make sure to catch the No. 25 Karl Chevrolet, Maui Shower Company, PME Engines Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet driven by ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie Johanna Long this weekend at Iowa Speedway. The Prairie Meadows 200 will have live audio and video at www.arcaracing.com at 8:00PM EST.

Also be sure to catch the Venturini Motorsports Power Hour every Thursday at 9:00PM EST exclusively on www.RaceFanRadio.com

For more information on Venturini Motorsports please visit www.venturinimotorsports.com

For more information on Johanna Long please visit www.johannalong.net

Please be sure to visit our sponsors:

www.mauishower.com

www.pme-engines.com

www.karlchevrolet.com

MEDIA CONTACT

Nic Moncher

Venturini Motorsports

Director PR/Marketing

Nic@venturinimotorsports.com

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