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Tom Hessert

Team: Venturini Motorsports-25-ARCA
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/22/1986

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Qualifying has ended and Tom Hessert (#25 RelaxWraps.com-Cometic Toyota) is the winner of the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell.
Hessert has had pretty good luck at Talladega with fast cars the last two years, winning in 2014 and leading until he ran out of gas in 2015. Another fast car today was Gus Dean's who finished first in practice. Dean, who hasn't raced with ARCA since Daytona, had the second fastest qualifying time. Bobby Gerhart, John Wes Townley and Matt Kurzejewski rounded out the top five in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.-ARCA Racing Apr 29 - 4:22 PM

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You’d be hard-pressed to find another driver whose experienced the highs and lows of Talladega Superspeedway quite like Tom Hessert (#25 RelaxWraps.com-Cometic Toyota).

In 2014, he won in dramatic fashion, stealing the lead away from John Wes Townley during the final laps to earn his fifth career series win. Last season on the verge of winning back-to-back Talladega races, he dominated the race leading 60 of the scheduled 76-laps but ran out of gas when the race was forced into overtime by a late race caution flag, handing the win over on lap-79 to fellow competitor Blake Jones. Now paired with Venturini Motorsports, Hessert returns to Alabama hoping to regain his luck in Friday night’s ARCA General Tire 200 at Talladega.-Venturini Motorsports
Apr 27 - 8:03 PM

With three of his five ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards (ARCA) career wins coming at Salem Speedway, Venturini Motorsports (VMS) driver and ARCA veteran Tom Hessert looks to take victory lane once more in the No. 25 Renton Coil Spring-Slinger Apparel Toyota this weekend at the 99th running of the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200.

He has won at Salem three times in the past 4 years. His other two ARCA wins were at Talladega in 2014 and another win in 2010 at the Iowa Speedway. Having tested at the track just a couple weeks ago, Hessert is confident in his car and his ability to take victory lane.-VMS
Apr 20 - 2:50 PM

Tom Hessert (#25 Slinger Apparel-Colt Ford Toyota) finished 12th in Saturday's ARCA Racing Series Music City 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, TN.

Started 19th on the grid and completed 198 laps of the 200-lap event. Hessert, who competed in both series races so far this season, is currently ninth in the 2016 ARCA championship standings.
Apr 11 - 8:23 PM

Venturini Motorsports (VMS) will be returning to the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville for this weekend’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Music City 200.

Hessert, driver of the No. 25 Slinger Apparel-MEGA Truck Series Toyota Camry, is ready to rebound from his less than satisfactory finish at Daytona in the season opener. After qualifying fourth and running up front during the early stages an unexpected flat tire occurred roughly half way through the race, which confined Hessert to a 28th place finish.-VMS
Apr 6 - 3:13 PM

Tom Hessert will make his Venturini Motorsports (VMS) driving debut piloting the No. 25 Florida Lottery Toyota during next weekend’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards (ARCA) season-opening Lucas Oil 200 at the famed and newly renovated Daytona International Speedway.

Hessert, a native of Cherry Hill, NJ, made the offseason move to VMS after driving the previous four seasons with Cunningham Motorsports. He inherits the No. 25 Toyota, which was vacated by last season's driver combination of Frank Kimmel and Brandon Jones. Hessert, already a five time ARCA Series winner, will make his 160th career start and ninth attempt at Daytona glory. Of his five wins, Hessert has one restrictor plate victory to his credit, winning at Talladega in 2013.-Venturini Motorsports
Feb 4 - 4:52 PM

Tom Hessert, a nine-year veteran of the ARCA Series, will pilot Venturini Motorsports’ flagship No. 25 Toyota starting next month with the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

Hessert, making the journey across the garage from Cunningham Motorsports, finished fourth in the ARCA championship point standings in 2015. During his eight full time ARCA seasons he’s earned five series victories, 47 top-5 and 91 top-10 finishes in 159 career starts. Since his first full season ARCA effort in 2008, he has yet to finish outside the top-10 in the ARCA driver point standings – finishing in the top-five the last three seasons with victories coming at Talladega, Iowa and three of the last six races at Salem Speedway.-ARCA Racing
Jan 12 - 10:32 AM

Tom Hessert and Chad Bryant (crew chief with Cunningham Motorsports) finished fourth in the final overall driver point standings and Bryant took home his second straight Cometic Crew Chief of the Year award.

Hessert didn’t score a victory in 2015, but he did challenge Grant Enfinger early in the season for the top spot in the ARCA Racing Series driver point standings and was a factor at several tracks on the ARCA circuit. In 20 starts, he finished with 12 top 10’s and seven top five’s. He led at Talladega going into the final lap, one of six races he led in 2015, for 153 laps. Hessert has now made 159 career ARCA starts, has five wins, more than 90 top 10’s and needs just 13 laps to have led 1,000 on the national tour.-ARCA Racing
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Tom Hessert’s Cunningham Motorsports No. 77 didn’t win a race during the 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, but it consistently ran up front and finished fourth in the final point standings.

It’s the third consecutive season Hessert has finished among the top five in driver point standings and eighth straight year in the top 10 – the longest current streak in the series. Hessert’s crew chief, Chad Bryant, will be honored at the ARCA post-season banquet as the Cometic Crew Chief of the Year. Final line: 4,630 points, 20 starts, 0 wins, 7 top 5, 12 top 10’s. Best finish: 2nd at New Jersey and Toledo. Valvoline Lap Leader: Talladega. CGS Imaging Hard Charger of the Race: New Jersey.-ARCA Racing
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:53:00 PM

Tom Hessert (#77 Barbera's Autoland Dodge) finished seventh in the October 16 ARCA Racing Series season-ending Full Throttle S'loonshine 98.9 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS.

He started ninth in the lineup and completed all laps of the 99-lap event. Hessert, who competed in all of the season's 20 races, scored seven top-fives, 12 top-10s and finished fourth in the final 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver championship standings.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 07:45:00 PM

Tom Hessert (No. 77 Barbera's Autoland Dodge) was credited with a 31st place DNF in Saturday's ARCA Racing Series Crosley Brands 150 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY.

He started 16th on the grid but was involved in a wreck on the first lap of the 100-lap race and was done for the day. He is currently fourth in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series championship standings.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 12:08:00 AM

Tom Hessert (No. 77 Barbera's Autoland Ford) finished 14th in Saturday's ARCA Racing Series race at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan.

Started fourth on the grid for the Federated Auto Parts 200. Completed 196 laps of the 200-lap event. Is currently fourth in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series championship standings.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 04:24:00 PM

Tom Hessert (No. 77 Barbera's Autoland Dodge) finished 25th in Saturday's ARCA Racing Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

Started seventh on the grid for the ModSpace ARCA 125. Completed 24 laps of the 50-lap event. Hessert is currently tied with Austin Wayne Self for second place in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series standings since both have earned 3,125 points so far this season.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 08:53:00 PM

Tom Hessert finished third in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.

Started the No. 77 Barbera's Autoland Ford seventh on the grid for the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200. Completed all laps of the 200-lap event. Is currently second in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series championship standings, 70 points behind leader Grant Enfinger.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 09:45:00 PM

Tom Hessert finished third in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.

Started the No. 77 Barbera's Autoland Dodge eighth on the grid for the #ThisIsMySpeedway150. Completed all laps of the 159-lap event. Hessert gained two spots to sit second in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series championship standings, 95 points behind leader Grant Enfinger.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 08:13:00 PM