Cody Coughlin and his Venturini Motorsports team participated in an open test session Wednesday afternoon at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver posted the fastest lap of the day with a lap of 31.463 seconds (171.63 mph).
"I really like the track,” Coughlin said after his test session. “I seem to like the 1.5-mile ovals, which is good because they are on the majority of the schedule in the upper levels of racing. It is really smooth and is fast to get around.”
This was the first time that Coughlin took laps around Kansas Speedway. He was pleased overall and a little surprised that he ended up with the fastest lap of the day.
“I was surprised that we ended up P1 on the charts,” Coughlin said. “The Venturini team came here well prepared for a good test session today. I think the one thing that really helped with our test today was that the learning curve wasn’t as big for me because we ran at Chicagoland in July, which is a similar track.”
Coughlin also realizes that a good test session could lead to good race results.
“I felt coming in that we could have a good test session, but to leave with being the fastest car really gives us a lot of confidence when we return on October 3rd. Last week, in my Super Late Model, we had a good test and it got us a win on Monday at Winchester Speedway. I hope we can repeat that here at Kansas.”
The ARCA 98.9 event will take place under the lights on Friday, October 3rd at Kansas Speedway.
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