Open-wheel ace Logan Seavey has made four career ARCA Menards Series starts, two each in 2018 and 2019 respectively, and has come away with four top-five finishes.
The 2018 USAC P1 Insurance National Midget Champion made his ARCA debut last season at Springfield, taking his No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota to a third-place finish. He followed that up and his first career series victory a couple of weeks later at DuQuoin where he led the final 35 laps en route to the win.
A similar schedule followed in 2019. Seavey would pilot the Venturini Motorsports No. 20 on the two dirt tracks.
Seavey earned the General Tire Pole Award at Springfield and led a couple of times on the afternoon, but lost the lead to Michael Self at lap 56 and drifted back to fourth at the finish. Another dirt track duel was on tap at DuQuoin on Labor Day weekend, and Seavey was back in the seat. This time he qualified tenth, but worked his way towards the front of the field and by the time the checkered flew he was second behind teammate and race winner Christian Eckes.
Seavey’s two starts may not have resulted in a victory but the 440 points he earned were crucial in earning car owner Billy Venturini the series owner’s championship. The younger Venturini finished 110 points ahead of his father Bill, owner of the No. 15 Toyota, in the final standings.
Seavey’s success in open wheel racing and in stock car racing, in a relatively short period of time, hasn’t gone unnoticed. He was just the third rookie to win the USAC Midget title, joining Danny Caruthers (1971) and former Venturini Motorsports ARCA winner Christopher Bell (2013) as rookie champions. He also teamed up with 2016 ARCA Menards Series champion Chase Briscoe to run some 410 sprint car events, both earning their first win together in a USAC event at Kokomo earlier in the season.
Next up for the ARCA Menards Series is the annual pre-season test at Daytona International Speedway on Friday and Saturday, January 10 and 11. Sunday, January 12 is reserved as a rain date if needed. Registered users can access free live timing & scoring will be available throughout all on-track sessions on ARCARacing.com.