Ryan Reed and Venturini Motorsports Lead Day 1 of ARCA Testing at Daytona

Testing has officially begun for the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season as they began their three-day test at Daytona International Speedway on December 16th. As prior to years before, ARCA has hosted a three day test to allow teams to prepare for the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 next February.

Also as usual, Venturini Motorsports was strong with Ryan Reed topping the charts with a best lap of 48.857 seconds in the after session. Reed was followed by his four teammtes Brennan Poole, John Stancill and Mark Thompson.

Reed announced just last week that he had partnered up with Venturini Motorsports for a part-time schedule in 2012. The 18-year-old from Bakersfield, California raced a variety of cars last year, including the Pro Allstars Series, NASCAR Whelen All American and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.


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Venturini Motorsports is known for being strong in Daytona qualifying as they won the pole last year and a total of seven Menards Pole Awards over the course of 2011.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year Joey Coulter rounded out the top five, followed by Chris Windom, Nelson Canache, Sloan Henderson, Damon Lusk and T.J. Duke. Seven-time Daytona winner Bobby Gerhart in 12th.

In the morning sesson, it was Venturini driver Brennan Poole topping the charts with a lap of 48.915 seconds, over teammates Stancill and Thompson. Poole made his first start for the Venturini’s last year and scored his first win at Salem in May.

T.J. Duke, driving for Coulter Motorsports, was fourth with Reed fifth. Rick Clifton, Coulter, Chad Hackenbracht, McReynolds, and Gerhart filled out the top 10.

Testing will continue tomorrow with two sessions, from 9am-noon and 1-5pm. ARCARacing.com will feature lie timing and scoring on their site.

 

DAYTONA INT’L SPEEDWAY TEST – FRIDAY AM – 12/16/11  
           
  CAR # DRIVER MFG TIME SPEED
1 25 Brennan Poole Chevy 48.915 183.993
2 55 John Stancill Toyota 48.921 183.970
3 66 Mark Thompson Toyota 48.931 183.932
4 61 TJ Duke Chevy 49.193 182.953
5 15 Ryan Reed Toyota 49.328 182.452
6 11b Rick Clifton Chevy 49.340 182.408
7 61 Joey Coulter Chevy 49.424 182.098
8 58 Chad Hackenbracht Chevy 49.552 181.627
9 4 Brandon McReynolds Chevy 49.553 181.624
10 5a Bobby Gerhart Chevy 49.663 181.221
11 94 Steve Blackburn Dodge 49.790 180.759
12 1 Alli Owens Ford 49.813 180.676
13 16 Matt Lofton Chevy 49.820 180.650
14 12 Jared Marks Dodge 49.879 180.437
15 99 Buster Graham Ford 49.939 180.220
16 5b Damon Lusk Chevy 50.029 179.896
17 82 Sean Corr Ford 50.094 179.662
18 63 Milka Duno Toyota 50.161 179.422
19 32 Chris Windom Toyota 50.205 179.265
20 10b Ryan Glenski Chevy 50.223 179.201
21 90a Grant Enfinger Ford 50.258 179.076
22 69 Chris Brown Ford 50.281 178.994
23 17 Chris Buescher Ford 50.296 178.941
24 6 Cale Gale Chevy 50.306 178.905
25 90 Zachary Ralston Ford 50.350 178.749
26 68 Will Kimmel Ford 50.382 178.635
27 75a Benny Chastain Chevy 50.461 178.356
28 14 John Ferrier Ford 50.563 177.996
29 18 Michael Affarano Chevy 50.592 177.894
30 35 Nelson Canache Chevy 50.648 177.697
31 11a Ed Pompa Chevy 50.650 177.690
32 11 Paul Harraka Chevy 50.798 177.172
33 08 Ross Chastain Ford 50.840 177.026
34 13 George Cushman Ford 50.928 176.720
35 51 Drew Charlson Chevy 50.956 176.623
36 04c Danny Esposito Dodge 51.089 176.163
37 04b Nick Tucker Dodge 51.405 175.080
38 40b Roger Carter Dodge 51.827 173.655
39 40 Michael Bockler Dodge 51.990 173.110
40 05a Derrike Cope Chevy 53.027 169.725

 

DAYTONA INT’L SPEEDWAY TEST – FRIDAY PM – 12/16/11  
           
  CAR # DRIVER MFG TIME SPEED
1 15 Ryan Reed Toyota 48.857 184.211
2 25 Brennan Poole Chevy 48.862 184.192
3 55 John Stancill Toyota 48.943 183.887
4 66 Mark Thompson Toyota 49.347 182.382
5 61 Joey Coulter Chevy 49.350 182.371
6 32 Chris Windom Toyota 49.360 182.334
7 35 Nelson Canache Chevy 49.439 182.043
8 29b Sloan Henderson Dodge 49.461 181.962
9 5b Damon Lusk Chevy 49.469 181.932
10 61a TJ Duke Chevy 49.471 181.925
11 82a Sean Corr Ford 49.475 181.910
12 5a Bobby Gerhart Chevy 49.502 181.811
13 99 Buster Graham Ford 49.637 181.316
14 4 Brandon McReynolds Chevy 49.648 181.276
15 14 John Ferrier Ford 49.666 181.210
16 94 Steve Blackburn Dodge 49.717 181.025
17 16 Matt Lofton Chevy 49.725 180.995
18 00 Ed Kennedy Chevy 49.761 180.865
19 12 Jared Marks Dodge 49.772 180.825
20 63 Milka Duno Toyota 49.787 180.770
21 58 Chad Hackenbracht Chevy 49.845 180.560
22 69a Fain Skinner Ford 49.862 180.498
23 1 Alli Owens Ford 49.905 180.343
24 68 Will Kimmel Ford 50.016 179.942
25 6 Cale Gale Chevy 50.034 179.878
26 17a Chris Buescher Ford 50.035 179.874
27 90 Zachary Ralston Ford 50.114 179.591
28 08 Ross Chastain Ford 50.131 179.530
29 69 Chris Brown Ford 50.133 179.522
30 00a Ed Kennedy Chevy 50.176 179.369
31 18 Michael Affarano Chevy 50.207 179.258
32 5 Bobby Gerhart Chevy 50.262 179.062
33 75 Ginny Quinones Chevy 50.278 179.005
34 11 Paul Harraka Chevy 50.403 178.561
35 82 Sean Corr Ford 50.483 178.278
36 11a Ed Pompa Chevy 50.579 177.939
37 11b Rick Clifton Chevy 50.581 177.932
38 11c Trevor Edwards Chevy 50.681 177.581
39 04 Scott Edwards Dodge 50.695 177.532
40 17 Chris Buescher Ford 50.708 177.487
41 51 Drew Charlson Chevy 50.744 177.361
42 75a Benny Chastain Chevy 50.787 177.211
43 05 Spencer Gallagher Chevy 50.903 176.807
44 13 George Cushman Dodge 50.976 176.554
45 04a Juan Carlos Blum Dodge 51.029 176.370
46 11d Bill Coffey Ford 51.162 175.912
47 06 Ricky Byers Chevy 51.173 175.874
48 10b Daryl Eustice Ford 51.277 175.517
49 10 Ryan Glennski Ford 51.417 175.039
50 40d Larry Barford Dodge 51.511 174.720
51 04d Josh Watkins Dodge 51.674 174.169
52 05a Derrike Cope Chevy 52.067 172.854
53 7 Brent Cross Chevy 52.376 171.834

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