ARCA Veteran Tom Hessert on Pole for Season-Opener at Daytona

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Tom Hessert turned a lap at 186.943 mph to take the General Tire Pole Award for Saturday’s season-opening ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona International Speedway. Hessert, a 10-year veteran of the ARCA Series, dialed back his schedule for 2017 and will compete in only five of the 20 races on the schedule. The 30-year-old Cherry Hill, New...
Via Motorsports Tribune
February 17, 2017

Tom Hessert, Back with Venturini Motorsports, Unveils 2017 ARCA Series Schedule

CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA (January 31, 2017) – Tom Hessert, the popular 10-year veteran of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, announced today his return to Venturini Motorsports (VMS) with an abbreviated 2017 race schedule beginning with the series’ season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Coming off of a career best, second-place finish in last year’s ARCA...
Via On Pit Road
February 03, 2017

Tom Hessert wins ARCA race at DuQuoin

DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) Tom Hessert won the ARCA Racing Series race at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in an overtime shootout Sunday night for his first series victory since 2014. The 30-year-old Hessert, driving Venturini Motorsports' No. 25 Toyota, survived the green-white-checker finish on the mile clay oval for his sixth career series victory. ''This is so awesome,'' said Hessert,...
Via Associated Press
September 05, 2016  |  Discuss

ARCA: Hessert Breaks Winless Streak, Earns Victory in First Night Race at DuQuoin

DuQuoin, Ill. – It had been almost two years since Tom Hessert visited victory lane in the ARCA Racing Series, but that changed on Sunday night under the lights at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Hessert passed Kelly Kovski in Turn No. 3 with less than 10 laps to go and held off the field on a green/white-checkered restart en route to the victory in the General Tire GRABBER 100....
Via Rubbings Racing
September 04, 2016

ARCA: Tom Hessert, Venturini Motorsports Partner with Average Joes Brand, Slinger Apparel, for Nashville

April 4, 2016 (Concord, NC) – Tom Hessert and his Venturini Motorsports team are headed back to Nashville for this week’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards – Music City 200 at the Fairgrounds Nashville Speedway on April 9. After nearly a two-month series hiatus and a disappointing season-opening finish at Daytona, Hessert is tuned-up and ready to get back to business...
Via On Pit Road
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

ARCA: Mitchell grabs win in home state at Iowa Speedway

(NEWTON, Iowa – July 17, 2015) – Hometown favorite Mason Mitchell made it to victory lane Friday at Iowa Speedway, finishing in front of a parade of Cunningham Motorsports cars. The Iowa native won the #ThisIsMySpeedway150 at Iowa Speedway with a pass on the final lap. Kyle Weatherman, Tom Hessert and Austin Cindric – all from Cunningham Motorsports – finished 2-3-4. The...
Via On Pit Road
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Blake Jones claims first ARCA win at Talladega Superspeedway

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Blake Jones took the lead on a green-white checkered restart Friday night and won the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 for his first victory in the ARCA Racing Series. The 18-year-old Jones passed teammate Tom Hessert, who led most of the way before running out of gas, after the second restart in the final three laps. Jones had been on the outside...
Via Associated Press
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

ARCA: Hessert Scores Victory at Talladega

Tom Hessert, who led the final three laps of the ARCA Racing Series race this morning at Talladega, captured his fourth career victory in the series. Hessert, which was a pretty tame race through the event which saw only one caution, was able to sneak his way to the front to win the event. He started the event from the seventh position. Coming home in second was 2013 Daytona winner...

Tom Hessert wins International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200

As the lap winded down, it looked as though Venturini Motorsports had this race in hand with either Justin Boston or John Wes Townley set to grab the win. However, everything would change rather quickly when the caution flew at lap 58 of 76 when Justin Allison blew a tire and slid up to the track, getting into Clay Campbell and causing him to go around. The resulting caution put...
Via On Pit Road
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hessert Leads the Way During ARCA Testing at Talladega

Eighteen drivers paced the biggest and baddest race track on the planet Wednesday during an open ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards practice session at Talladega Superspeedway in preparation for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200, a part of a spectacular triple header on Saturday, May 3. Veteran Tom Hessert led the way with a speed of 184.551 mph, followed by Justin...

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