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Chad Bryant Racing to field two entries in NASCAR K&N West finale at ISM Raceway

AVONDALE, Ariz: ARCA Menards Series championship team Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) announced today that the team will compete in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Series (NKNPSW) season finale from ISM (Ariz.) Raceway with drivers Corey Heim and Ty Majeski.

Both drivers enjoyed plenty of success for Chad Bryant Racing in the ARCA Menards Series this season with Majeski leading the team to three victories at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Pocono (Pa.) Raceway and Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway respectively.

NASCAR championship crew chief Paul Andrews will continue to work Majeski as crew chief of the team’s No. 2 Ford Fusion entry, while 2016 ARCA Menards Series championship crew chief and team owner Chad Bryant will guide Heim aboard the No. 22 Ford Fusion ride.

ISM Raceway’s season-finale will mark the team’s debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West division but will utilize the race to get a jumpstart on the 2020 season which will be rebranded as ARCA West.

“As an organization, we are excited to head to ISM Raceway and compete in Saturday afternoon’s K&N West Series season finale,” offered team owner Chad Bryant. “We realize that the competition will fierce and the teams are going to leave nothing on the table for the last race of the year, but we saw Phoenix as an opportunity to dive in and give ourselves another opportunity to get a win.

“My Chad Bryant Racing guys have worked extremely hard on these cars over the last couple of weeks and we feel like we’ll be in good shape with two talented drivers.”

Majeski, a native of Seymour, Wisc. competed in six ARCA races this year with Chad Bryant Racing between April and October. In those six races, he won three times and earned six top-five finishes with the worst effort of fourth at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Leading 112 laps this season, Majeski had an average finish of 2.0.

The 24-year-old has one start in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at the 1.0-mile race track last fall where he earned an 18th-place finish.

Majeski will have a busy weekend at Phoenix as he’ll compete in the Lucas Oil 150, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ (NGOTS) penultimate race of the season for Niece Motorsports.

I think we have a great chance this weekend at ISM Raceway,” offered Majeski. “We have been really good all year and I’m excited to end the season with Chad Bryant Racing on a good note. They’ve put a lot of work into the two cars for this weekend and I’m excited to see how we perform.

A former competitor at ISM, Majeski knows that track position will be crucial to the team’s success in the 100-lap dash.

“I think the biggest thing we’ll face this weekend is track position,” he added. “There are no live pitstops so there are less opportunities to gain positions. It’ll be important to qualify up front and sustain that track position throughout the race.”

A native of Marietta, Ga., Heim has never been to ISM Raceway but leans on the experience of his team after a successful rookie campaign in ARCA.

Competing in 13 of the 20 races, the 17-year-old maneuvered eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes with a worst finish of 11th in his third race of the year at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.

Heim ended the year on a string of three consecutive top-five finishes, including a career-best third twice in back-to-back races at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds and Salem (Ind.) Speedway respectively.

Despite not running the full schedule, Heim finished runner-up in the Rookie of the Year honors and finished 10th in the championship standings.

“I can’t thank Chad Bryant Racing enough for all that they have done for this year,” said Heim who participated in a CARS Tour event at South Boston (Va.) Speedway this past weekend. “We’ve had a lot of fun and success together in ARCA this year and I’m excited about the opportunity to do more of the same in the K&N West Series season finale in Phoenix.

“I’ve never been to ISM Raceway, but I know I’m surrounded by talented people who will help my learning curve seamless.”

For more on Corey Heim, please like him on Facebook (Corey Heim Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@corey.heim) and Twitter (@coreyheim3).

For more on Ty Majeski, please like him on Facebook (Ty Majeski Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@tymajeski_) and Twitter (@TyMajeski).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

The Arizona Lottery 100 (100 laps | 100 miles) is the 14th of 14 races on the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule. Practice begins Sat., Nov. 9 with an hour and 20-minute session planned from 9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 11:30 a.m. The race is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 4:15 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on FansChoice.tv with an anticipated airdate on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) on Wed., Nov. 13 at 6:00 p.m. All times are local (Mountain).

Lucas Oil Raceway | Herr’s Potato Chips 200 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 Speedway Children’s Charities Ford Fusion
Driver: Corey Heim
Follow the Team: @ChadBryantRace; @CoreyHeim3
Start: Second (career-best start)
Finish: Fourth (200 | 200 laps completed)
Unofficial Driver Points Position: Ninth

Corey Heim Quote: “A fourth place finish in my final ARCA start of the year. Can’t believe we pulled off a top-five after how much we struggled with the balance of our No. 22 Speedway Children’s Charities Ford Fusion in the beginning of the race.

“Thanks to everyone involved and to the Chad Bryant Racing team for their hard work all year. Best of luck at Kansas with Ty (Majeski).”

Next Up: ARCA Kansas 150 at Kansas Speedway on Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, live on FOX Sports 2 at 8:30 p.m. (Eastern).

For more on Corey Heim, please like him on Facebook (Corey Heim Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@corey.heim) and Twitter (@coreyheim3).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) and follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace). Also, visit the new ChadBryantRacing.com.

All or nothing in final ARCA start of 2019 for Corey Heim

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind: No matter the outcome in Saturday night’s Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway, the 2019 ARCA Menards Series season has been an impressive one for Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) rookie Corey Heim.

The only thing that can make a terrific season even better for the gifted rookie would be Heim wheeling his No. 22 Speedway Children’s Charities Ford Fusion to Victory Lane in the penultimate ARCA race of the season.

Heim, a native of Marietta, Ga. invades Indianapolis on the heels of back-to-back career-best finishes of third at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds and the most recent race at the treacherous Salem (Ind.) Speedway last month.

With the guidance of NASCAR champion crew chief Paul Andrews calling the shots, Heim, 17, hopes to end the season as he started it by turning heads with his smooth dynamic driving style.

“We’ve had a few good finishes in a row now, and I’m excited to carry the momentum into my final ARCA start of the year,” said Heim who is ninth in the championship standings despite running a limited schedule this season.

“I feel like we’ve had an up and down year, some bad luck here and there, but I feel like I’ve improved in several ways and hope to showcase that in a huge way on Saturday night. The goal this year was to get better and learn and I feel that I’ve done that this year.

“Hopefully, we can end the year in style with another win for the No. 22 Chad Bryant Racing team.”

To help prepare Heim for his 13th career ARCA Menards Series start, Andrews recently took his pupil to the historic Indiana short track where they spent more than eight hours focused on their race setup.

As usual, Heim continued to get quicker and quicker with every lap turned. The Mooresville, N.C.-based team returns to the half-mile short track optimistic and eager to deliver under the lights for potentially Heim’s first career ARCA triumph.

“We tested at Lucas Oil recently, and it went pretty well,” explained Heim. “We need to improve in a few aspects to compete for the win, but I know we can make the changes to be there when we need too.”

If Heim can’t find himself in the hunt for the trophy, he wants to end the season with another strong finish. With the leadership of Andrews, Heim believes his 12th top-10 of 2019 is very realistic.

“I think another strong run is a good goal for us,” sounded Heim. “First time at Lucas Oil, if I can stay up front and race for the win on Saturday night and come home with a solid finish, I would be satisfied.

“I can’t thank Paul (Andrews), Chad (Bryant) and my guys on this No. 22 team enough for their hard work. I’ve had a blast all year and we definitely made some memories. It’s about focusing forward and leaving nothing on the table for our last race of 2019.”

Despite missing six races this season, Heim enters Saturday night’s ARCA race ninth in the championship standings with two races remaining.

In 12 career ARCA Menards Series finishes, Heim has scored seven top-five and 11 top-10 finishes, including a career-best of third twice (DuQuoin State Fairgrounds and Salem Speedway). A third-place qualifying effort on three occasions is his best time trials to date. He has led 15 laps of competition in two events.

For more on Corey Heim, please like him on Facebook (Corey Heim Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@corey.heim) and Twitter (@coreyheim3).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) and follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace). Also, visit the new ChadBryantRacing.com.

The Herr’s Potato Chips (200 laps | 137 miles) is the 19th of 20 races on the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat. Oct. 5 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for shortly thereafter at 5:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on MAVTV. ARCARacing.com will also stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’s festivities. All times are local (Eastern).

Salem (Ind.) Speedway | Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic Race Recap

Team: No. 22 Speedway Children’s Charities Ford Fusion
Driver: Corey Heim
Follow the Team: @ChadBryantRace; @CoreyHeim3
Start: Third
Finish: Third (200 | 200 laps completed)
Unofficial Driver Points Position: Ninth

Corey Heim Quote: “Another top-three finish and fought hard for it. “My crew chief Paul Andrews made great adjustments all night long and the car was great. Thanks to everyone on the Chad Bryant Racing team for their efforts this weekend at Salem.

“We’ll try one more time to get into Victory Lane at Lucas Oil Raceway.”

Next Up: ARCA Indy 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway (LOR) on Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, live on MAVTV at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern).

For more on Corey Heim, please like him on Facebook (Corey Heim Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@corey.heim) and Twitter (@coreyheim3).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) and follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace). Also, visit the new ChadBryantRacing.com.

Corey Heim hopes experience is winning ticket to first ARCA win at Salem Speedway

SALEM, Ind: On the strength of his career-best ARCA Menards Series finish on Aug. 31st at the legendary DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds, Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) rookie Corey Heim hopes the transition from dirt to asphalt racing is one of the defining factors that propels him to Victory Lane in Saturday night’s Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic at the historic Salem (Ind.) Speedway.

Finishing third in the series’ most recent race, his eighth consecutive top-10 finish in a row aboard the No. 22 Speedway Children’s Charities Ford Fusion, Heim is also hoping returning to a race track where he has experience in an ARCA car will be the winning ticket that finally propels him to the winner’s circle in his penultimate ARCA race of the season.

“I feel good about going to Salem Speedway,” said Heim. “The is the first time I get to use prior knowledge of an ARCA track to improve on it, so that should help me out a lot this weekend. I feel like our No. 22 Chad Bryant Racing team is carrying a lot of momentum, we just need to execute on Saturday and win the race.”

To give Heim an opportunity to get ahead of his second ARCA start at the 0.5-mile Southern Indiana short track, the 17-year-old recently tested at Salem where the team led by veteran crew chief Paul Andrews spent the day methodically working on race setups, including both short and long run sprints.

“We tested this past Friday and I think we made some improvements that will make us even better for the race,” added Heim. “I think a win is possible at Salem if we can get our No. 22 Speedway Children’s Charities Ford Fusion dialed in for the long runs.

“Salem is such an awesome race track and I know we can compete; we just need some good breaks and a good car to end up in Victory Lane.”

Salem Speedway also marks the 12th career ARCA Menards Series race of the year for Heim. The Marietta, Ga. native will have just one more race on deck with CBR at Lucas Oil Raceway Park on Oct. 5.

“It’s been a pretty good season,” sounded Heim. “I’ve put pressure on myself to perform, because I expect to win. I have a lot of people that support me, and I know winning is a way of showing my gratitude for everyone’s hard work.

“I’ve had a lot of fun racing for Chad Bryant Racing this season and have learned so much in such a short amount of time. Paul’s leadership is tremendous and the constant contact from Chad (Bryant, car owner) and the rest of the team has helped make my rookie season one to remember.

“I want to win on Saturday night, I think we’ve proven we’re capable of winning, just need everything to go our way. If for some reason we can’t win on Saturday, I’ve got one more chance at Lucas Oil Raceway next month, where there’s nothing else that matters to me except winning.”

Andrews, a former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship crew chief is optimistic about the team’s return to Salem’s high banks too.

“We tested last week at Salem because we needed to be a little better than our first race in the spring,” offered Andrews. “Our test was good but still have some work to do. We have a good plan to go back with and Corey has done a great job behind the wheel this season.

“Hopefully, we can have a good night and get our No. 22 Speedway Children’s Charities Ford Fusion in Victory Lane!”

Despite missing six races this season, Heim enters Saturday night’s ARCA race ninth in the championship standings with three races remaining.

For more on Corey Heim, please like him on Facebook (Corey Heim Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@corey.heim) and Twitter (@coreyheim3).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) and follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace). Also, visit the new ChadBryantRacing.com.

The Southern Illinois 100 (100 laps | 100 miles) is the 17th of 20 races on the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat. Aug. 31 with an hour practice session planned from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for shortly thereafter at 5:30 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on MAVTV. ARCARacing.com will also stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).

DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds | Southern Illinois 100 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 Speedway Children’s Charities Ford Fusion
Driver: Corey Heim
Follow the Team: @ChadBryantRace; @CoreyHeim3
Start: 12th
Finish: Third; Running (100 | 100 laps completed)
Unofficial Driver Points Position: Ninth

Corey Heim Quote: “It’s a little bittersweet. We should have finished no lower than third at Springfield but ended up seventh. We had a great night, but I would have liked to have started a little closer to the front.

If we qualified a little better we wouldn’t have had to have worked so hard to get to the front and might have had a shot at running Christian (Eckes) down for the win.

“Can’t thank Paul (Andrews crew chief) and my Chad Bryant Racing team enough for their hard work. We’ll try again in a couple weeks at Salem.”

Next Up: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic at the Salem (Ind.) Speedway on Sat., Sept. 14, live on MAVTV at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern).

For more on Corey Heim, please like him on Facebook (Corey Heim Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@corey.heim) and Twitter (@coreyheim3).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) and follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace). Also, visit the new ChadBryantRacing.com.

Corey Heim ready for dirt redemption on the DuQuoin dirt

DUQUOIN, Ill.: After an impressive performance in his debut on the dirt in the ARCA Menards Series earlier this month at the famed Illinois State Fairgrounds, an intense restart saw Corey Heim’s potentially first career ARCA win sputter from second to seventh when the checkered flag waved.

Having the opportunity to dissect the Allen Crowe 100, Heim has dusted off the dirt and is refocused for Saturday night’s Southern Illinois 100 at the historic DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds.

“We were so close,” said Heim. “I know things got very interesting and bumpers were used late at Springfield and I’m sure if roles were reversed, I would have done the same thing – but our finish wasn’t any indication of our performance throughout the race and that’s frustrating for me as a driver – because I don’t settle for anything less than perfection.

“At Springfield, we were almost perfect. “He (Michael Self) was down on the inside and he pushed me up the track and used me up. I got up into the loose dirt and gave up a lot of spots. It’s disappointing to go from second to seventh but that’s part of racing for the win.”

Heim isn’t having to do much to prepare for his 11th career ARCA start and second on the dirt, other than learning from the closing laps of Springfield and hoping to lead more than a season-high 11 laps two weeks ago.

“I’m pumped to get back to the race track, dirt or not,” added Heim. “I don’t have a lot of ARCA Menards Series starts left this season, so it’s important for me to make most of these last couple starts at DuQuoin, Salem and Lucas Oil.

“We’re bringing the same car we ran at Springfield and I hope that will play into our hands since I’m familiar with the car and how it felt on the dirt. Having the opportunity to race at night compared to the day will certainly present its potential challenges, but I don’t think its anything that myself and my crew chief Paul Andrews can’t overcome.

“I’m just ready to win.”

Heim’s limited ARCA stint with the Mooresville, N.C.-based team has been impressive. Having never seen much of the tracks he’s visited this season; the teenager has shined. In 10 starts, Heim has delivered five top-five and nine top-10s finishes, including a career-best fourth twice at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway and the 2.5-mile speedway of Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

“Chad (Bryant) and Paul (Andrews) have made sure that we’re going to the track fully prepared to win. I’ve had great race cars all year long. I’ve made some mistakes, but I’ve learned for them and I feel that has made me a better job in the second half of the season and I think that’s shown with our on-track performances.

“Hopefully we can go to DuQuoin and win. My 2019 in the ARCA series certainly hasn’t given me any breaks, so I’m hoping we leave with a finish that my team and I deserve. If not, I’ll try again at Salem and then at Lucas Oil. I can’t believe how fast the year has gone, but it’s not over yet.”

Andrews, a former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship crew chief is upbeat about DuQuoin too.

Our performance at Springfield was great, end result was disappointing but that’s racing, now it’s time to move on to DuQuoin with a lot of momentum,” offered Andrews.

“Now that Corey’s has dirt experience and knows a little of what to expect we should be better yet. Everyone at Chad Bryant Racing loves DuQuoin and have come close to victory several times, hopefully, we can do it with Corey on Saturday night!”

For more on Corey Heim, please like him on Facebook (Corey Heim Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@corey.heim) and Twitter (@coreyheim3).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) and follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace). Also, visit the new ChadBryantRacing.com.

The Southern Illinois 100 (100 laps | 100 miles) is the 17th of 20 races on the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat. Aug. 31 with an hour practice session planned from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for shortly thereafter at 5:30 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on MAVTV. ARCARacing.com will also stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).

ARCA Menards Series Rookie Corey Heim Reloaded for Another Run at ARCA Dirt Track Victory at DuQuoin

With two miles to go in the Allen Crowe 100 at Springfield, it looked like Corey Heim (No. 22 Speedway Children’s Charities Ford) was sitting pretty. He was in second place, right alongside leader Michael Self (No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota) as the field was readying for a two-lap dash to the checkered flag. When the green waved, Self took off and Heim stayed right with him through turns one and two and down the backstretch of the one-mile dirt oval.

But turns three and four is where it all went awry for the seventeen-year-old Marietta, Georgia native.

Self pushed him up the track. Just like a paved track where loose rubber accumulates throughout the race, the upper groove of a dirt track is covered in loose dirt from the course of the race. Heim went sliding through 100 miles worth of loose dirt, and as he fought for traction and control he dropped from second to seventh.

The fact he was second with a couple of laps to go belied Heim’s dirt track experience level. The race at Springfield was the first time in Heim’s racing career he had ever been on dirt.

His ninth top-ten finish in ten career ARCA Menards Series starts was a consolation prize of sorts, but Heim was still disappointed with the result.

“He did what I would have done,” Heim said. “He was down on the inside and he pushed me up the track and used me up. I got up into the loose dirt and gave up a lot of spots. It’s disappointing to go from second to seventh but that’s part of racing for the win.”

Heim won’t have to wait long to reload and try for his first career series victory. When the ARCA Menards Series goes green in the Southern Illinois 100, he’ll also have another chance at scoring a win on dirt as the series makes is second appearance on dirt with a traditional Labor Day weekend stop at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. With a stock car history that dates back to the 1950s and ARCA’s history at the one-mile oval dating back to 1983, Heim would like to add his name to a list of winners that includes Jerry Unser, Don White, A.J. Foyt, Rusty Wallace, and Tony Stewart.

It’s a lofty goal for a young man who only has a couple seasons of stock car racing experience under his belt.

“We’re going to DuQuoin to win,” added Heim. “I’m putting pressure on myself to win and finish what we started at Springfield. Paul (Andrews, crew chief) and the entire Chad Bryant Racing team have worked hard to bring me fast, competitive cars no matter what type of track we’re competing at.

“I learned a lot at Springfield and even though DuQuoin will be run at night, I’m hopeful that what I learned a couple weeks can be applied to Saturday night and it will bring Chad Bryant Racing another checkered flag this season.”

For the vast majority of its existence, the Southern Illinois 100 has been run under the often-intense southern Illinois sun. The heat and humidity, mixed with the often dusty track surface as a result, made the DuQuoin race one of the most challenging on drivers and demanding on equipment throughout the entire season. For the second time in the race’s history it will be run under the lights on the Magic Mile, and for the first time in the event’s history, it will be run on a Saturday night. As the opening race of a two-day race weekend – Sunday’s traditional USAC Silver Crown Series race remains unchanged – track conditions should be vastly different than year’s past. It will be cooler, and the track’s surface will not have any rubber worked into it when the ARCA Menards Series takes to the track.

Those differences will create enough of an unknown that it should level the playing field even more for Heim as he continues to gain dirt track experience.

“I’m really not sure what to expect with the track conditions especially practicing and qualifying during the day and racing at night,” added Heim. “I expect the handling of our race car will change, so I’ll be leaning on Paul (Andrews) to make the right adjustments and I know he’ll expect me to do everything I can to keep ourselves in contention.

“I only have three ARCA Menards Series races left this season and I’d like to win all three of them if I can, but it’s going to take perfect execution and making sure we don’t stumble when the opportunity is there for the taking.”

The Southern Illinois 100 on the Magic Mile at the DuQuoin State Fair is set for Saturday night August 31. Practice starts at 2:30 pm CT, General Tire Pole Qualifying is scheduled for 5:30 pm CT, and the race will go green shortly after 8 pm CT. The race will be televised live on MAVTV; ARCARacing.com will have live timing & scoring, live chat, and live track updates for registered users.

Illinois State Fairgrounds | Allen Crowe 100 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 Speedway Children’s Charities Ford Fusion
Driver: Corey Heim
Follow the Team: @ChadBryantRace; @CoreyHeim3
Start: Sixth
Finish: Seventh; Running (102 | 102 laps completed)
Unofficial Driver Points Position: 13th

Corey Heim Quote: “I was trying so hard to win that race. We were there with a shot in overtime. Unfortunately, We just got pushed up into the loose dirt in Turns three and four.

“If I was in that position that’s what I would have done too. It sucks we lost all those positions. We stayed patient all day and worked the bottom groove and did what we needed to do. It’s disappointing to end up seventh after the day we had.

“We’ll regroup and try again at DuQuoin in a couple weeks.”

Next Up: Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds on Sat., Aug. 31, live on MAVTV at 8:00 p.m. (Central).

For more on Corey Heim, please like him on Facebook (Corey Heim Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@corey.heim) and Twitter (@coreyheim3).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) and follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace). Also, visit the new ChadBryantRacing.com.

Corey Heim optimistic for ARCA Menards Series debut on the dirt

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.: Following a much-needed two-week break for the ARCA Menards Series, racing resumes this Sunday from the famed Illinois State Fairgrounds and for Chad Bryant Racing rookie Corey Heim, he sees the Allen Crowe 100 as another opportunity to showcase his potential.

Heim heads to Springfield on the heels of a career-best fourth-place finish at the tricky 2.5-mile triangle of Pocono (Pa.) Raceway and while the 1.0-mile dirt track of the Illinois State Fairgrounds will offer its own sense of awkwardness for Heim, he’s determined to execute and capture his seventh straight top-10 finish.

“Unfortunately, I don’t know have any knowledge on dirt or what to expect with an ARCA car,” Heim said.

“With that being said, I’m going into Springfield and even DuQuoin not knowing what to expect, but I feel like it’s going to be a ton of fun.

“It’s a pretty short day, so hopefully I can get things figured out in practice and qualifying and then make some good moves during the race.”

No matter what happens at Springfield, the track time will be critical for the 17-year-old Heim.

On Labor Day weekend, he’ll make a return trip to the dirt at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds, another 1.0-mile dirt track with similar characteristics to Springfield.

For Heim, Springfield will be a test but a test he hopes to master.

“I’m going to be leaning on Chad (Bryant, team owner) and Paul (Andrews, crew chief) to help me with any mistakes early so I can be on game for the race. We’ll just go and see what happens.

“I think I can take what I learn from Springfield and build on it in DuQuoin. My goal is to run up front in these ARCA Menards Series races, even at these dirt tracks where the racing will be completely foreign to me.

“I only have four more races with Chad Bryant Racing and my goal is to get a win in any or all of them. I have my goals set high, but I think my Chad Bryant Racing team will give me competitive race cars as usual, that I can compete for wins with.”
For more on Corey Heim, please like him on Facebook (Corey Heim Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@corey.heim) and Twitter (@coreyheim3).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) and follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace). Also, visit the new ChadBryantRacing.com.

The Allen Crowe 100 presented by Lucas Oil (100 laps | 100 miles) is the 16th of 20 races on the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sun., Aug. 18 with an hour practice session planned from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for shortly thereafter at 11:00 a.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 1:40 p.m. The event will be televised live on MAVTV. ARCARacing.com will also stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).