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Jonathan Shafer Making ARCA Debut for Venturini

Jonathan Shafer will make his ARCA Menards Series debut in 2022 for Venturini Motorsports in 2022, Venturini announced Jan. 4.

Shafer will drive multiple main-series ARCA races for Venturini, starting at Iowa Speedway, where he’ll pilot the No. 15.

“This is such a great moment in my career,” Shafer said in a team release. “A lot of hard work has gotten me to this point I can’t thank Venturini Motorsports and Toyota enough for giving me this opportunity. I’m excited to have this chance and continue to develop as a driver. Knowing I’ll be running great equipment with a team as good as Venturini Motorsports gives me a lot of confidence going into my first start at Iowa.”

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Shafer’s other ARCA races with Venturini include events at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Bristol Motor Speedway and Salem Speedway, plus the ARCA Menards Series East event at Dover Motor Speedway.

The 16-year-old’s announcement follows Jan. 3’s Venturini reveal that Corey Heim and Jesse Love will split the team’s No. 20 in 2022.

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Rutherford is the managing editor of Frontstretch, a position he gained in 2015 after serving on the editing staff for two years. At his day job, he's a journalist covering music and rock charts at Billboard. He lives in New York City, but his heart is in Ohio -- you know, like that Hawthorne Heights song.

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