Car Girl: Toni Breidinger

TGR Staff

Venturini Motorsports announced today the addition of 18-year-old Hillsborough, California native Toni Breidinger to the team's driver line-up for the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season.

Breidinger, USAC's all-time winningest female driver with 14 pavement victories, will make her ARCA Racing Series debut at Madison International Speedway June 15. Joining an already dynamic team driver lineup, Breidinger plans to race in three consecutive ARCA events to include Gateway Motorsports Park (June 22) and Chicagoland Speedway (June 28). Gateway and Chicagoland are contingent on the ARCA superspeedway approval process.

Breidinger began her career behind the wheel of a go-kart at the age of 9 before she moved into the USAC Midget ranks. In 2014 and 2015 she placed 2nd overall in USAC's Speed 2 Western U.S. Pavement Midget Series driver standings. She went on to claim the 2016 Speed 2 Western U.S. Pavement Midget Series championship.

"I'm definitely expecting to learn a lot," said Breidinger. "It's going to be a huge learning experience, but I'm very excited and more than ready to take on the challenge racing in the ARCA series this season.

"I feel extremely lucky and privileged to be making my series debut racing for Venturini Motorsports. They do an amazing job with developing drivers. The knowledge I will gain from them will be very valuable and beneficial. I am beyond excited to be a part of Venturini Motorsports."

Briedinger also made her first start in a USAC Silver Crown car in 2017, then later made her late model stock car debut.

"The USAC cars I've been racing are completely different from the ARCA cars, but racing them has really developed my racing skills. Everything I've learned throughout my 4 years racing USAC will be carried over into the next step of my career. The USAC Silver Crown cars have a lot of horsepowers and compete on some of the same short tracks as ARCA so that should help facilitate the transition. Also, I've competed in a few late model races to prepare me for the jump to ARCA. I'm really looking forward to this opportunity."

In addition to racing an abbreviated ARCA schedule, Breidinger will compete in the full six-race USAC Silver Crown Sprint Car pavement series schedule.

For more information on Toni Breidinger visit @ToniBreidinger on Instagram and Toni Breidinger Racing on Facebook.

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