By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer
Last year’s POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion Logan Seavey will make his ARCA Racing Series debut on the dirt at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL.
The 21-year-old will pilot the No. 20 Craftsman Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports at both dirt tracks, Springfield and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Of the teams’ 48 victories, four have come on dirt, most recently with Tom Hessert III at DuQuoin in 2016.
The Toyota Racing Development driver drove for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway. Seavey dominated much of the race in the No. 51 Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra, ultimately losing the lead on a late restart.
“I’m really excited and thankful to Toyota and Craftsman for the opportunity to come run these ARCA races with Venturini Motorsports,” says Seavey.
“We started out the year with plans to run the midget fulltime and things just kind of picked up from there, especially after the truck race. Eldora was a dream come true – we just missed it, but had a heck of a time leading laps and being there at the end. It was a great experience. And now I get a chance to run on the Springfield and DuQuoin dirt miles in the ARCA Series.”
Seavey currently leads the P1 Insurance National Midget Series Championship. In 22 combined races between P1 and POWRi, he has five victories and 18 podium finishes. Seavey competes for Keith Kunz Motorsports in both series. KKM also produced current NASCAR stars Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell.
“I’m feeling good,” Seavey continued. “Obviously, there are a lot of differences between the two styles of racing. I’ll make the adjustments. I’ve got a lot of great support helping me along the way. (Christopher) Bell played a big role helping me with advice before the truck race – and I’ll call (Kevin) Swindell to get his input on the ARCA car. Both those guys have been there before and know how to get it done.”
Seavey made his stockcar racing debut in June in a Super Late Model race. He started 10thand finished seventh.
Seavey recently made highlight reels across the motorsports world, avoiding an accident in a Midget race by jumping the cushion and literally driving on the catchfencing: