In the first race back on track for the ARCA Menards Series following the COVID-19 pause this Spring, Giovanni Bromante worked hard at Toledo for something to build on moving forward in the 2020 season. The New York driver showed speed with his No. 74 Visconti Motorsports team throughout practice and qualifying, but a late-race wreck did not bring the desired outcome.
“It was an alright weekend,” said Bromante. “It was just not how we wanted to end up. Having a fast car early in the day definitely gave me a sense of confidence, which definitely helped since it had been a little while since I’d been in those bigger cars.”
Bromante qualified fifth for the 200-lap event in Ohio and was able to run towards the front for much of the day, putting himself as high as third position. However, with 25 laps to go, Bromante was the victim of circumstances that ended what was looking like a solid finish. There was too much damage to his No. 74 to continue and he left Toledo with an 11th-place finish.
“The car was pretty good for the short run there at the end,” said Bromate. “Then just got caught up in a wreck. We struggled to keep up with the top two all race long. We just needed that long run speed, if we had that I think we would’ve been right there.”
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