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3/18/2017 7:25:00 AM
Eagle River's Decker inks three-race deal with Venturini Motorsports of ARCA Series

Natalie Decker, a 19-year-old native from Eagle River has signed with the Venturini Motorsports for three upcoming races in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards. She is scheduled to compete in Elko, Minn., Toledo, Oh. and Pocono, Pa.

"I am excited to race with the Venturini team. Even as a little girl I knew what I wanted to do - and that was race and win," Decker said. "Growing up in Wisconsin helped instill a 'can do' attitude that has helped me in my career."

Decker is one of the youngest females in professional racing, however, she is not new to racing. Decker has won several races including seven feature wins at State Park Speedway in Wausau along with Rookie of the Year in 2014. In 2015 she recorded four feature wins, and became the first woman to record a podium finish on the ARCA Midwest Tour. She had four feature wins in 2016, including one race where she beat out reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter.

Decker began her love for racing at nine years old with go-kart racing. Today, she pilots a 2017 Toyota Camry asphalt super late model in the ARCA Midwest Tour along with numerous specials across the Midwest. She will also pilot a 2017 Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards.

Decker has had to overcome those who doubt her ability due to age or gender. She always welcomes the challenge with a smile. For naysayers, Decker addresses them with a positive disposition.

"I am a female in a male dominated sport, but when I put my helmet on and hit the track, I am just another racecar driver doing what I love."





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