Sean Hingorani
Sean Hingorani (Photo: Lindsey Wasson/ARCA Racing)

Sean Hingorani, Venturini Motorsports to chase East Series championship in 2023

CONCORD, N.C. — Venturini Motorsports has made an addition to its formidable driver roster for the 2023 season: 16-year-old rookie Sean Hingorani, who will be taking on the full ARCA Menards Series East schedule.

In addition to challenging for the East Series championship, Hingorani is set to run ARCA Menards Series (national) races at Phoenix Raceway, Berlin Raceway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Toledo Speedway. He also will run ARCA Menards Series West races at California’s Irwindale Speedway, The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, California’s Madera Speedway and Phoenix.

Sean Hingorani
Sean Hingorani (Photo: Zac BonDurant/ARCA Racing)

Hingorani, from Newport Beach, California, has revealed himself to be a developing talent, showcasing his skills in a variety of series early in his career. He made his West Series debut at Evergreen in 2022.

His early racing career was rooted in the Southwest, where he competed within the Legends division starting at 14. Hingorani was able to collect his first race wins prior to securing the Silver State Road Course Championship. Wrapping up a notable run of races in 2022, Hingorani balanced both pro late model races and super late model races conjointly with a stint in the West Series.

“Last year we took every chance we could to go racing,” Hingorani said. “It was awesome to pick up wins across quite a few different divisions. We knew it was really important to get in as much seat time as possible. Having a strong team and being in the car a lot has been really crucial in preparing to get to the next level.

“I’m beyond thrilled for the opportunity to run ARCA East and take the next step in my career to go racing with such a strong team as Venturini Motorsports and Toyota.”

In signing on with VMS, Hingorani will be working closely with Billy Venturini, who has demonstrated a track record of identifying and refining young talent.

“We are really looking forward to having Sean as part of our Venturini Motorsports and Toyota team,” Venturini said. “He is a young, up-and-coming talent, and we’re excited to see him grow throughout the program and help him prepare to advance to the highest levels of NASCAR.”

Hingorani is set to pilot the No. 15 Toyota Camry and will carry the support of GEARWRENCH during the 2023 season with additional sponsorship to be announced.

“Being a part of such a legendary ARCA program is an honor, and I couldn’t possibly be more excited to work with such a talented group of individuals,” Hingorani said. “Venturini Motorsports and TRD make Champions. Let’s go win.”

Hingorani will make his debut with Venturini Motorsports at Phoenix on March 10 for the ARCA Menards Series and West Series combination race before shifting focus to the full East Series slate and championship battle. Hingorani’s East season is set to commence at Florida’s Five Flags Speedway on March 25.