Giovanni Bromate kicked off his 2020 season in solid fashion at New Smyrna Speedway as the 16-year-old driver picked up a top-five finish in his ARCA Menards Series East debut.

In his maiden voyage behind the wheel of the Visconti Motorsports No. 74, the Long Island pilot and his new team got acquainted with one another quickly and it paid off with a fifth-place finish.

Such a strong start to the new season has Bromante excited for what the rest of the 2020 season will bring.

“I thought New Smyrna went great,” said Bromante. “The whole team worked hard and we got the car dialed in towards the end of the race. We ended up in the top five, which is a good way to start off the year.

“The Visconti Motorsports team has become like my extended family already. Now that we’ve got a strong finish at New Smyrna under our belt, I know we’ve got a great foundation to build on all season long. We’ve got fast cars and a great relationship, so I’m confident success will come our way.”

Now Bromante turns his attention to Five Flags Speedway, where he’s found plenty of success in a Super Late Model in the past. Last year, Bromante earned a win and a runner-up finish along with two additional top-10 finishes with his Anthony Campi Super Late Model team.  While there is a transition to the bigger, heavier ARCA Menards Series East cars, Bromante believes his previous experience will play in his favor on March 14th.

“I’m very excited for Five Flags,” said Bromante.  “It’s one of my favorite tracks. I have a lot of laps and experience around that place and I’m ready to apply it next weekend. It’s always a confidence boost when you’ve had success at a track before, even if it’s in a different type of car. Super Late Models groomed me into the race car driver I am today. The amount of experience I got last year will carry me throughout my career.”

The ARCA Menards Series East Pensacola 200 presented by Inspecta Thermal Solutions takes place on March 14th at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.  Updates can be found on the ARCA Racing website, along with Bromante’s Facebook and Twitter pages.