Dominique Van Wieringen tops final test session in preparation for ARCA Lucas Oil 200

When you hear the name Dominique Van Wieringen, you normally associate her with what was formerly named the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Van Wieringen has made 15 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts with four top-fives and six top-10 finishes, along with one NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start.

She made her ARCA debut this weekend by competing in the two-day test session ahead of the Lucas Oil 200.

The Ontario native placed quickest on the last day of testing with a time of 49.615 seconds with a speed of 181.397 mph. Van Wieringen, competing in the No. 30 Rette Jones entry, was surprised to find that she was at the top of the charts at the end of the day.
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“I was really surprised when Mark (Rette) said we went to the top of the charts,” Van Wieringen said. “I was practicing trying to time the draft for qualifying and I didn’t get it times just right. Hopefully, when we come back for the race I can time it out a little better in qualifying and get even more.”

It was the first time the Rette Jones driver completed any laps at the iconic Daytona International Speedway. Despite the history surrounding the place and the legendary names that have won and competed at the speedway, Van Wieringen says she was calm.

“It’s been a good experience. It’s really intimidating because you go really fast and when things go wrong they go wrong really fast. For the first time out, it was better than I thought it would be. It was actually really relaxing. I don’t know how to explain it, it was just really relaxing.”

Testing out his experience in the stock car world was a usual name in the World of Outlaws, David Gravel. Gravel was second in the No. 28 KBR Development Chevy with a time of 49.659 seconds at 181.236 mph. The Sprint Car driver is supposed to make select starts in the Truck Series and will compete in the ARCA season opener.

Rounding out the top five in the final test session was Sean Corr with the Empire Racing Group, ARCA Menards Series Championship runner-up Michael Self and Drew Dollar, along with Ryan Repko as Venturini Motorsports makes its name heard once again in the ARCA world.

Official Test Results

  1. Dominique Van Wieringen- Saturday Test Session
  2. David Gravel- Saturday Test Session
  3. Sean Corr- Saturday Test Session
  4. Michael Self- Saturday Test Session
  5. Drew Dollar- Saturday Test Session
  6. Ryan Repko- Saturday Test Session
  7. Bret Holmes- Saturday Test Session
  8. Connor Hall- Friday Test Session
  9. Ronnie Osmer- Friday Test Session
  10. Jacob Heafner- Friday Test Session
  11. Ty Gibbs- Friday Test Session
  12. Riley Herbst- Saturday Test Session
  13. Andy Seuss- Friday Test Session
  14. Gus Dean- Friday Test Session
  15. Tristian Van Wieringen- Friday Test Session
  16. Ryan Vargas- Saturday Test Session
  17. Tanner Gray- Saturday Test Session
  18. John Ferrier- Saturday Test Session
  19. Hailie Deegan- Saturday Test Session
  20. Dave Mader III- Saturday Test Session
  21. Harold Crooms- Saturday Test Session
  22. Tom Hessert- Saturday Test Session
  23. Willie Mullins- Saturday Test Session
  24. Kieth McGee- Saturday Test Session
  25. Sebastian Airias- Saturday Test Session
  26. Jason Kitzmiller-Friday Test Session
  27. Derek Kraus- Saturday Test Session
  28. Chuck Walker- Friday Test Session
  29. Gabe Sommers- Friday Test Session
  30. Chuck Hiers- Friday Test Session
  31. Ryan Huff- Saturday Test Session
  32. Greg Van Alst- Saturday Test Session
  33. Jason White- Friday Test Session
  34. Ruben Garcia- Saturday Test Session
  35. Benny Chastain- Saturday Test Session
  36. Sean Corr- Friday Test Session
  37. Dawson Cram- Saturday Test Session
  38. Chandler Smith- Friday Test Session
  39. Sam Mayer- Saturday Test Session
  40. Doug Herd- Saturday Test Session
  41. Ed Pompa- Saturday Test Session
  42. Scott Reeves- Friday Test Session
  43. Jared Irvan- Friday Test Session
  44. Tim Richmond- Friday Test Session
  45. Rick Tackman- Saturday Test Session
  46. Eric Caudell- Saturday Test Session
  47. Mike Senica- Saturday Test Session

Up Next: With the annual two-day test session complete, the ARCA Menards Series drivers will now focus on next month’s Lucas Oil 200 season opener.

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