By: Mitchell Breuer
Heim has made 16 starts in the series, with his most recent start during last year’s season-finale race at Kansas Speedway being the most notable. While the attention was on Bret Holmes, who went and won the championship, it was Heim who dominated the race, leading 82 of 100 laps, en route to his first win.
With that in mind, Heim is confident heading to the year.
“I think Venturini Motorsports obviously has a very good stable behind them and a lot of smart people in that building,” Heim said. “I think Toyota Racing is behind me as well, and I think we are really going to come into the next level this year and, there is no lack of equipment, no lack of people supporting me, I just got to do my part. I am really determined to go out there and win some races and we do that, I think we will win the championship.”
Despite the recent success, and not a lot of drivers announced for the full-time schedule, Heim is not the favorite to many. That focus belongs to Ty Gibbs, who to be fair has eight wins in the series, and will be driving for his grandfather, Joe Gibbs.
“I think you got to look at the full field and know there will be some other really strong competitors in really good equipment as well,” Heim said. “I am looking at all in the big picture and looking to go out and win the races.”
Heim is hopeful those wins can start right away at the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. The track has proven to be a good one for Venturini Motorsports, who has won the last three races on the oval.
“There is no excuse to not at least do well or win the race with Venturini’s prior experience and their success at Daytona,” Heim said. “They have had a pretty unreal resume at Daytona. No lack of equipment, and I think Venturini is going to bring a good piece everywhere we go but, Daytona especially, our speedway stuff is very good.”
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