Drew Looking at Positives Despite Nail-Biting ARCA West Title Loss

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    One position, one point, was all that made the difference between Jake Drew winning and losing the 2021 ARCA Menards Series West championship. Ultimately, at the end of the Arizona Lottery 100 at Phoenix Raceway, Drew was tied with championship rival Jesse Love. The tiebreaker came down to who had the most […]

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Gibbs Wins Race, Love the Tiebreaker Over Drew for the Crown!

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    What an incredible end of the race! A scenario worthy of a Hollywood movie!  A race largely dominated by Ty Gibbs. The 2021 ARCA Menards Series champion made a perfect copy. But all the attention quickly shifted around 20 seconds behind the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.  Indeed, for a few seconds the […]

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ARCA Menards West 2021 Finale at Phoenix (Race 9 of 9): Race Preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net      That’s it, we are there! This Saturday, November 6, at noon MT. (3 p.m. ET) will be held the Arizona Lottery 100, the 2021 season finale in the ARCA Menards West Series at the Phoenix Raceway at Avondale, Arizona.  This ninth and final race of the season will also be […]

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Gene Price – The Shooting Star of the West Series

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net     Like a shooting star, Gene Price’s NASCAR adventure was quick but bright.  Born August 30, 1947, in Lomita, Calif., Price would have liked to become a racing driver. But if he couldn’t make that dream come true, he is and will forever be a huge name in NASCAR history. Why? Because in […]

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Bill McAnally – 30 Years of Dedication to the West Series

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    BMR. Three letters synonymous with excellence. They have resonated in the West Series for 30 years. They make young drivers in search of glory who have the chance to drive for the team dream as much as they give a cold sweat to those who ride for the other teams.  BMR or […]

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Get to Know ARCA Official Becky McBride

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net   A native of San Diego, CA, Becky McBride is a character all to herself. An emblematic figure of the West Series, she has been working there in one way or another since 1981. She has done almost everything! Since 1998, she has worked for NASCAR / ARCA. She went from the clan […]

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Last Lap Pass Leads to Victory for PJ Pedroncelli! ARCA West at Roseville Recap

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net   Is racing on a 1/3-mile in the spotlight a good idea? Without hesitation the answer is yes!  The All American Speedway in Roseville, CA put on an incredible show. Sometimes wild, sometimes epic, but every moment full of emotions. Putting the nerves of drivers, team members and fans to the test! To […]

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ARCA Menards West 2021 At Roseville (Race 8 of 9): Race Preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net     October 9, 2021, NAPA AutoCare Center 150 presented by Berco Redwood Inc. at All American Speedway, Roseville, CA (150 laps/49.95 miles)   This Saturday will be the eighth race of the season in the ARCA Menards West Series. It is the penultimate race of a season, which ends in Phoenix, AZ on […]

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Repeating West Series History: Are the 1954 and 2021 Seasons a Similar Story?

By Vincent Delforge, Special to kickinthetires.net Are there any similarities between the very first season in West Series history in 1954 and what we experience today in 2021 as the ARCA Menards West Series?  In 1954, NASCAR created the Pacific Coast Late Model Division. The series was based on the Pacific Coast. It was actually […]

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In Memory of West Series Driver Kristi Schmitt 

By Vincent Delforge, Special to kickinthetires.net Today, October 2, Kristi Schmitt would have celebrated her 41st birthday. The sport misses her smile, her kindness, and her passion.  Kristi Bee Schmitt was not the best known of the many women that drove in the NASCAR Winston West Series, what is now known as ARCA Menards Series […]

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