Current USAC National Midget points leader Logan Seavey will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut in the Allen Crowe 100 at the Springfield Mile, driving the No. 20 Craftsman Toyota for Venturini Motorsports. He will also compete in the General Tire Grabber 100 at the Southern Illinois State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin.
Seavey, 21, from Sutter, California, collected the 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget championship as well as rookie of the year honors. He won the 2018 Illinois Midget Week championship and has two USAC P1 Insurance National Midget wins while maintaining the series points lead.
Seavey made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut earlier this season at Eldora Speedway driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Seavey led 53 laps on the night, leading the 150-lap main event until lap 144 before eventually crossing the finish line in eighth. Former ARCA Racing Series champions Chase Briscoe and Grant Enfinger finished first and second, respectively.
“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 will lean heavily on another dirt tracker turned ARCA winner for Venturini Motorsports during his transition.
“I’m feeling good. Obviously there are a lot of differences between the two styles of racing," he said. "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 is the latest member of Toyota Racing Development's open wheel program to make the leap into stock car racing, joining the likes of Christopher Bell, Tanner Thorson, and Rico Abreu. Bell and Thorson have also made ARCA starts for Venturini Motorsports, with Bell scoring a trio of victories in 2016 and 2017.
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