In both of his ARCA starts this season, Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) development driver Corey Lajoie has drove into the Winner's Circle. The 21-year-old racer brought home wins at the very different Chicagoland Speedway and Pocono Raceway. This weekend, he hopes to add a short track to the list as he heads to the .875-mile Iowa Speedway for his third ARCA start.
The Concord, N.C., native has four starts at the Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR K&N Series, including a win in 2012. He has two top-fives and three top-15 finishes in his four starts.
Comments from Medallion Ford Fusion Driver Corey Lajoie:
"To win in my only two starts this season is so exciting. Having a taste of Victory Lane makes me even more excited to put together a full-time ride next year with RPM. It's difficult not to race every weekend, especially when you win all of the races you are in, but we are definitely making the best of it this season.
"I really like Iowa. We won there last fall in the K&N Series. I grew up racing on short tracks, and Iowa is a perfect combination of short track and superspeedway. You carry a lot of speed there, so I'm thankful I will have a Roush Yates engine under the hood. I think we will have a really good shot at the win this weekend."